This recipe started with a 10 pound honey jar. Did you know they make those? Not only that, there are people out there who actually buy them, like my friend Sarah. Now, to me, the only logical use for that much honey is a massive mead-brewing operation (think of the thousands of pieces of toast you’d have to go through otherwise), but in any case, she did the hard work and finished it all herself. It was my job to find an exciting use for the empty jar.
I’m not part of the mason jar parade. Some people jelly everything, right down to corn cobs. There are businesses that stake their livelihoods on the bottomless and rich inspiration of the Ball jar, from homemade soap dispensers and wine glasses to thousand-dollar hipster chandeliers. Continue reading