Marisa over at Food in Jars has the word on the street that pint-and-a-half wide-mouth mason jars will be available for this canning season!Doesn't it look lovely with the asparagus all lined up in there? These seem like the perfect size for canning whole or sliced fruit, or for use as kitchen canisters.
My current favorite jars are the half-pint wide-mouth; they're perfect for refrigerating things like homemade dips (no crannies for the hummus to hide in!), and, of course pies in jars.
I'd also love to get a case of the 12 oz. jelly glasses. They'd be adorable for filling with drinks for a picnic, like so:
For a listing of all the standard jars currently available in the U.S., see Marisa's field guide. What are your favorites? Or do you think I'm crazy for having favorites at all?