I've always aspired to do a lot of canning and preserving, especially in the summer months when cheap produce beckons. A flat of tomatoes that weighs 20 pounds? Sure, why not?
In reality, I end up making a batch of canned tomatoes and maybe some homemade jam only once a year. But once we eat up all our canned goodies, that case of empty canning jars seems to take up an awful lot of space in the kitchen. I've been on a quest to find ways to incorporate them into everyday life in the kitchen, and here are some of them!