All of you know I love beautiful products that are also (happily) functional in the kitchen. I especially love making my own tea, herb and oil blends! So when Infinity Jars approached me and asked if they could send me some of their jars and see how I used them, my imagination took off!
What sets these jars apart is the fact that they are black glass, which means that they block ultraviolet light and therefore keep their contents fresher for much longer than the average mason jar. Also, these glass jars are super premium and very sleek looking, so you won’t only feel good about using them but they look really nice in your kitchen if you’re not going for the farmer girl look. Nothing wrong with that by the way…
I got the 250 mL Square Glass Bottle with Oil Spout for my infused oil.
the 400 mL Glass Screw Top Jar for my vanilla extract.
the 30 mL Glass Screw Top Jar for my chimichurri, fruit tea and salve.
You can put anything in them and they have many lines of glass jars designed to hold not only food, but cosmetics, sprays and oils as well! I even noticed that there are not only some big sales going on right now, but when you buy multiple jars you get some for free! I foresee writing about these jars often in the future as I’m sure I’ll be using them forever, but here a few recipes to give you some great ideas about how they can be used at home!
1. Homemade Dried Chimichurri
Sprinkle on top of steaks, fish, shrimp and beans & grains or reconstitute with some olive oil to make it into a paste!
2. Detox Fruit Tea
I drink this often when I’m pregnant and after the holidays! Simply use the technique above for drying the cilantro, but instead add your favorite sliced fruit. I like Meyer lemon, orange or grapefruit combined with ginger, turmeric and cardamom.
I like to enjoy it hot or cold! I’ll dry the lemons in the oven, store them in an Infinity Jar and then add cool water and brew overnight.
3. Sage & Garlic Flavored Oil
Quick to whip up, this oil adds so much complexity to the foods you create. Drizzle on fish, salad greens or grain bowls! Plus, this spouted jar is perfect for oil storage!
What I love about the Infinity Jar made for storing and pouring oil is that the spout is designed in such a way to really only let out a small amount of oil at a time, which is nice when you’re trying to enjoy lighter fare.
4. Scratch-Made Vanilla Extract
Thought you couldn’t do this? Think again. Buying vanilla beans online in bulk is the most affordable option. You’ll need a handful!
5. Coconut Lavender Burn Salve
Whenever my hand comes into to contact with a hot pan, I run for lavender oil. I always keep it stocked in an easy-to-reach place in my kitchen. You would honestly be amazed at how fast it takes the sting out and how quickly healing is encouraged. Make this salve and keep it around as your secret first-aid weapon for burns.