Sunday, February 19, 2012

More storage!

I have been working on making full use of a glass fronted cabinet I have in the kitchen. Some time back hubby bought  some vintage green glass fruit jars up from the basement for me to clean up. We decided to store  dried beans and pasta in them.  

Last week I bought 4 half gallon fruit jars in green. We have a few vintage jars too, such as an Old Judge Coffee jar. 

It looks like I might have to combine some bowls before long as the space is filling up quickly.

These were an auction purchase from a couple of years ago. Notice they were 65 cents for a box. All 3 boxes are full of nice shiny, new to me, lids. We thought we bought red rubber rings this week at the Mennonite store, but some how they didn't make it home with us.

We did however find Anasazi beans. You can't find these in most stores. These beans are estimated to be 1500 years old. In addition to being a good source of fiber, Anasazi beans are also an excellent source of potassium, folic acid and iron. While dry beans are known to contain certain carbohydrates that cause flatulence, the Anasazi bean has been found to contain less than 25 percent of these complex carbohydrates, making them much easier on the digestive system.  We can't wait to try them.


Zoey said...

What a great cabinet to have in the kitchen. There is just something about lentils in glass jars that warms the heart.

Love the penny rug. Did you make it?

Worknprogress said...

Your cabinet looks wonderful! We've been getting into organising our new place now too. Jars are the handiest, eh? Our market will note the weight of your jar, so when you shop, you can just bring your jars with you to refill. Love that!

Those beans are available through places like Bob's Red Mill and Amazon, for some of your readers that don't have a well stocked Amish pantry nearby.

Barb said...

I love your cabinet and the way you are storing food in the jars.

Mrs. Turkey said...

Beautiful it!
Did you ever bake off the yelloweye beans? I had a feed of them last Saturday. Turned out very good.


Annie said...

We've had Anasazi beans before and liked them. But then again, I can't think of a dry bean I don't like. :)

Flat Creek Farm said...

What a great idea to store beans etc in old fruit jars. Pretty too! I bought zinc lids last week in Macon at The Weathervane (huge antique store you must go to, if you haven't already). These are to go on my blue jars. Love your cabinet, and all the nifty (pretty) storage!! -Tammy