Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Tools We Love :: Mason Jars

Silly right - of course we l-o-v-e mason jars! But do you love mason jars as measuring tools?? Especially the "wide mouth" ones?

 Yes, I have some of the fancy OXO Kitchen gadgets including their 4 cup measuring cup. I love it, but let's be honest. Sometimes, those crooks/crevices aren't the easiest thing to scoop out all of the syrup etc for making our caramels. So what do I use instead? A classic Ball Wide Mouth Pint jar. Love them!

What I love:
  • Easy to scoop out liquids
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Hard to break {I'm a bit of a clumsy gal}
  • Multi-functional {drinking glass, vase, and vessel to hold canned goods...} lol
  • Inexpensive! Usually a dozen will go for $10-$12 at your local hardware, grocery or kitchen store
Where to buy - Kmart online for $9.99 + shipping.

Until next time,

Your Chief Caramel Making Girl


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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tools We Love :: Crate & Barrel Jelli Board

We've been busy here at The Caramel Jar! Press, Press and more fabulous press. An anniversary and now the winter holidays have crept in and absorbed our focus! But it's not too late to ask Santa for one of these cutting boards!
We cut our caramels by hand, on a cutting board! This is just one of many things that makes our caramels extra special treats for you to enjoy and share! I have a blue version of this Crate & Barrel Jelli Board for hmmmm....so long that I cannot even recall when I purchased it. A true testament to how much I love this cutting board!

What I love:

  • Simple design and standard size 11 x 14.5
  • {4} little rubber circles on the bottom keep it in place - no more sliding cutting boards!
  • Dishwasher safe {YAY}
  • Colorful! 
  • Cheap! Seriously - $12.95 + shipping or if you are lucky enough to live near a C&B, pick one up on your next shopping trip. 
Where to buy - Crate & Barrel.com

Until next time,

Your very busy caramel making team {Nicole & Jen}


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