Waste not want not – freezing food in glass
With plenty of summer fruit and veg around now, this is a good time to save as much as possible of any fresh food you have spare now. And you can save it in spare glass jars
After the success of our first glassware party, Friends of Glass simply couldn’t resist cooking up more recipes in glass, especially with Christmas just around the corner! So last week, we invited a few of our lucky journalists and blogger friends along to our second foodie feast, once again held at Michel Roux Jr's stunning Cactus Kitchens cookery school.
From the moment they arrived, where they were greeted with mulled wine and canapés, our guests were transported into a glassy Christmas fantasy that featured fabulous recipes, handmade decorations and gift ideas – all of course presented in glass.
Following cooking demonstrations by our expert home economist Bridget Colvin, with BBC TV presenter Cherry Healey adding a generous portion of fun into the mix, our journalists and bloggers were able to pick up some recipe ideas for their own seasonal parties and enjoy some delicious tastes including Ham Hock Jar Pies, presented in individual Kilner jars. The guests also had a chance to put their own cooking skills to the test and make a jar of ‘Cointreau Clementines’, a recipe that is as stunning to look at as it is to eat.
The evening finished with a fun craft session that was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Everyone was invited to put their creative hats on and make a hot chocolate gift in a jar. After a quick demo, everyone was left to fill their jars with chocolate buttons, marshmallows and caramels, as well as adding some all-important decorations, such as ribbons, candy and cinnamon sticks, gift tags and a choice of mini bottles of either brandy or whiskey, which were tied onto the side of the jar.
By the enthusiastic responses to the evening, we know that our second Glassware Party succeeded in demonstrating the pure versatility and brilliant benefits of glass packaging, which is best choice for health, taste and the environment. Do take a look for yourself at some of the pictures from the event on our Facebook page.
This Christmas, why not try some recipes in glass for yourself? Wow the family with meals presented in glass and create some memorable glass-packaged homemade gifts.