I have no idea…

Stumped for a title is what I am. It happens.

I’m trying to deal.

I like glass.

Jars. Jugs. Carafes. Whatever.

Except for the time I fell through some.

Never mind.

I like glass. Jars. Jugs. Carafes. Whatever.

I use them for________________________everything.

And that’s why I’m eating this as fast as I can…

Braswell’s all natural dressings in a reusable carafe.

The carafe is a .25 liter container. It says so right on the glass. At least in Canadaland.

I’ve noticed more and more products being sold in canning jars that can be reused. And I do, reuse them that is.

Chef Michael Smith showcases Riverview Country Market in PEI ( in this video ) which sells dried beans and things in canning jars, so that you can return the jar like you would a beer bottle and get a credit. We’re planning a trip to PEI later in the year, and I hope to make a visit to RCM.

As for Braswell’s, I’m working my way through their all natural dressings, because I’m collecting those little carafes as fast as I can eat salad.

I usually make my own dressing, but I must say the dressings are very good. We’ve had the Balsamic Herb, the Raspberry Vinaigrette, the Vidalia Onion Peppercorn, and we’re just sampling the Peach Vanilla. I loved the Vidalia Onion Peppercorn, and the Peach Vanilla is light and yummy.

The packaging in the image at their Facebook page, which I linked to above, is slightly different from what I’m getting. I like mine better. It looks more homemade. Just that cute, little tag hanging from the neck of the carafe.

What am I doing with the carafes?

Well, I can make my own dressing and reuse them — they sport a little, silver pop lid. But I’m also planning to use them as little bud vases and for serving individual carafes of wine to guests. It would make a nifty toothbrush holder, too. Candy canes right down the center of the table at Christmas. Stop me now.

Someone will make a book reading lamp out of that, but it won’t be me. Go forth and Google the DIY community.

I’m probably going to drink lemonade, or summer tea, or wine directly from the carafe while writing. Why wash an extra glass?

What about you? Are there any bits of market/farm market/supermarket glass out there that you’re reusing? Repurposing?

Inquiring minds want to know.

Okay. I want to know.

Happy Hump Day!

Disclaimer: Braswell’s doesn’t know me. They’ve never heard of me or my little bloggity. I saw the dressing. I bought the dressing. I ate the dressing. I kept the carafe. The end.

6 thoughts on “I have no idea…

  1. Katie – Yes! And I was a total gonner once I discovered the really large mason jars at the hardware store. I also have some Anchor-Hocking cracker jars with red lids and, well… lots of jars. It is appealing and easy to identify what’s in the container. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. 🙂


  2. I use old Ball jars. My grains, legumes and candy reside in them. They used to be inside the pantry while the cookbooks and appliances sat on the shelf. I switched that up so the jars are out. It gives my kitchen a nice homespun feel 🙂 I like your carafes. Must find some.


    • I’ve used every single old jar I have, and had to add a few, plus any freebies I get with market purchases! Spices. Everything goes in them. I like that you switched the jars to the shelf and put the appliances and cookbooks in the cupboard. 🙂


  3. You are so lucky to be able to buy dressing in such a jar as this. I am envious. I too love Mason jars and happily drink my tea out of one. I use them for flower vases, starting new vines from cuttings (right there in my kitchen window so I can watch while I wash dishes), and I even have one that is full of clear marbles that I found in an old barn. Their uses are endless.


    • Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment. I love that you filled one of your jars with marbles! I think this dressing is available in the States as well. I’ve got some peony buds in my little carafes at the moment. 🙂


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