After learning about the BPA drama a while back and again recently, John and I have been looking for ways to reduce BPA in our food. It seems like a generally good idea to limit our use of plastic in the kitchen. Don't get me wrong, Plastics Make it Possible, I just don't want to eat it.
As we transition out of plastic, I wanted to share some of my favorite things:
The glass jar with the cranberries is a regular canning jar, but mom gave me this cool plastic lid that makes reusing the jar super convenient (as long as the food isn't touching the lid, it doesn't leach). The yellow and blue jars also have plastic lids. This was a splurge at an antique store this summer - they are oleo containers from the 50's. Man, I wish my groceries came in cool containers like this. Everything is either disposable or overly branded now. Seriously, Pillsbury (or whoever), I'd buy your flour if it came in a fabric sack.
I thought the large glass jar would make a pretty cookie jar (or wheat rolls, whatever). We've been collecting an assortment of vintage glasses with lovely designs. We eat a lot of canned tomatoes (the cans are lined with a substance containing BPA, too), so I canned some myself this summer - although not nearly enough unfortunately. And we picked up a klean kanteen for L.