I've mentioned before that I have a slight affliction to suburban homesteading, which I guess is just a nice way to stay I like to make crap! This includes some food canning and preserving. I'm not crazy over the top with preserving foods but when I have an excess or when the garden is particularly healthy then I like to whip up a few jellies, relishes or pickles to keep for later times. Not too long ago I stumbled upon a great book, Food in Jars, at the library......I need to actually go to the bookstore and buy this book to add to my collection because it's that great. With my new infatuation I decided to check out the blog associated with the book http://foodinjars.com/ and have really enjoyed the recipes and ideas that the author shares. From the FIJ blog I learned about this cool company, Cuppow, that makes nifty little add-ons for canning jars that extends the life of the jars even further. The fine folks at Cuppow sent me a couple of their drinking lids to try out and I've been having lots of fun this week with them.
I've used the lids on my drinking mug jars to turn them into a spill-free option for sipping and my daughters were really intrigued. My oldest has even taken to using them regularly because she thinks they are so fun. I really like to use glass mason jars for my iced coffee and flavored waters. I don't know why, but something about the ambience screams summer to me. Since glass jar mouths are so large, and because I seem to have a hole in my bottom lip, I am constantly dribbling. But with the Cuppow lid snugly in place, no more wet t-shirt contests!
Seriously, it's one of those inventions that is so simple, but so brilliant. Cuppow makes some other products as well, including a silicone bowl that turns a jar into a bento box! I LOVE THIS IDEA! I will be adding a set of these to my lunch box stash soon.
Since I think these little goodies are just so fun I am sharing 2 drinking lids with the winner of the GIVEAWAY below. So hurry and enter using the rafflecoptor before August 9th (when the giveaway ends). Good luck and stay hydrated!
a Rafflecopter giveaway