I have been collecting jars for my curd experiments, and one endeavour has proved to be a particularly useful way of acquiring jars for free.
Living in a mega block of new build flats I have attempted to utilise the number of jam jars etc which must be either thrown away or into the recycling everyday. I take no issue with the recycling of course, but I decided that a more personal way of packaging being reused might appeal.
So, roughly a week and a half ago I put out a sign and a box , requesting jars from anyone who felt kind enough to donate them.
This has worked really well. The variety in size and shape of jars is lovely and haphazard. I have even found it inspiring, the baby food jars from the lady in number 80 are absolutely perfect for taster jars!
Despite the generosity of the majority of the residents in my building, I have found myself ponticating on the community spirit of several slightly inconsiderate residents who have insisted on using the green box as their personal rubbish bin/junk mail depository. It really isn’t neighbourly!
I have so far found success in my Lemon and Ginger Curd, although it definitely needs more Ginger, however a Rhubarb Curd with a boozy secret ingredient is a clear winner so far.
I have been eating a lot of Hot Cross Buns of late and they appear to be the perfect recepticle for a huge dollop of curd. Just not Nectarine Curd…. that one turned out a bit weird….
I fancy a go at making some mini hot cross buns, so stay tuned for disaster.
Thanks to MsMarmiteLover for my mention on her blog about the upcoming Farmers Market!