Tuesday, 14 April 2009


We bought 5 kilos of Sensation pears for preserving from the pear stall at the Meadows Easter Fair. We had preserved that variety before and absolutely loved it.

Unfortunately, I can only fit 7 jars into my preserver when I use No 27 preserving jars. Bit of a nuisance, especially when you forget this fact and prepare 8 jars of pears. Bummer! I must find more No 20 jars as I've plain run out of that size. They are my favourites. Perfect for preserving fruit and tomatoes.


Kel said...

where do you get your jars???

Veggie Gnome said...

Op-shops, garage sales, any of the places where people bring their unwanted goods to.
Rings and lids are easier to get - Mitre 10 sells them.

Veggie Gnome said...

Ps.: Kel, don't get No 20 jars, they are too small for a family. No 31 jars would probably be perfect for your purpose. ;)
Just making sure there's no competition suddenly. *LOL*

Kel said...

lol. thanks for the tip!

Anonymous said...

I have started preserving and found it difficult to get the jars at Mitre 10, but i found this great shop www.bakeandbrew.com.au. They are in South Australia and I cant fault their service. Hope this helps. - Julie