by Tammy Taylor~
Y’all know we love our coffee. We prefer Folgers to other brands of coffee. Although I hate that it’s sold in plastic, at least the plastic canisters are convenient. I’ve used them for simplifying Garden Weeding Chores. And we’ve stored chicken feed and dog food in them too. I’ve Painted Canisters for a cute planter for our back porch. (and also a cute way to share plants with friends). And I even FINALLY figured out how to Remove The Print from canisters so I can use them for cute decorative pieces in my kitchen (more on that later). But since this canister is food-grade plastic, I’m able to do even more with it. I can store large quantities of dried herbs in them.
Y’all remember I had to severely hack back my beloved rosemary plant for the porch addition. That huge plant was over 6-ft wide and I had to cut a huge chunk away to make room for the porch. As much as it broke my heart I knew it needed to be done. So I took a deep breath and just started hacking. But I’ll not let this precious rosemary go to waste. I’ll dry it and use it in cooking and in making RancherMan’s favorite Cold Process Rosemary Soap.
I ended up with quite the pile of dried rosemary! Where in the world will I store it? Those empty coffee canisters once again came to the rescue. I washed and dried an empty coffee canister and left it open to air dry overnight. I needed to make sure it was absolutely dry. Then I dumped that fragrant rosemary into the canister.
After I popped the lid back on the canister I stuck a piece of duct tape on the outside labeling the contents. I’d hate to reach in & think we had coffee when we had none. That’s the ‘Don’t Pass Go’ way to a grumpy morning for both of us! LOL.
Lucky us, RancherMan & I will be making rosemary soap soon and I already have some dried rosemary just ready & waiting! How do you repurpose those handy coffee canisters?
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