Thursday, March 25, 2010

Vacola Jars

Much as I love Mason jars and Ball jars, I really love the Australian Vacola jars. They are very straight and kind of elegant with cool metal springy things on the top to keep the lids on. And mine are slightly green glass.

I've adopted these as my new yoghurt jars. Two of them are 1 litre in size so that works really well, but I do wish I had a really long handled spoon to reach the bottom easily with the tall thin one.

I first saw these jars at an expensive little boutique filled with homemade tomato sauce. I bought two of them in spite of the price because I loved the jars and thought I'd never see them again. It turned out that they were kind of the standard canning jars of Australia. Who knew?

I now have some 3" and 4" jars (which are great for granola) and they are scattered around my pantry, fridge and garden seed storage areas.

Where you will not find them is the cool room with anything actually canned in them. I don't trust the lack of "pop" sound. For canning, I need the reassuring pop of the mason jar lid to make sure that it's sealed. Plus I don't have enough lids or the rubber rings for inside the Vacola jar.

If there are any Aussies reading this, please send more jars and a pair of Rossi boots. I should have stocked up on a few things apparently. Thanks!


Bonita said...

Those are really cool jars! Oh, and if you find someone to buy you some Rossi's, please add me to the list!! Pretty please?? I need another pair so badly. I may actually order them some day online.

Evelyn in Canada said...

Don't ever do that without me. I'll bet we could save on shipping costs to do it together. I want the Ballarat style.

Bonita said...

Don't worry... probably won't do it until the Fall, at least! I'll definitely let you know if/when I do!

Rosa said...

Hey! You've been holding out on me!!

Patty-Jean from LittleQuiver said...

very cool! I have yogurt in the making in mason jars in a pan of hot water on the stove as I type. Beautiful jars Evelyn - i've never seen anything like them!