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Simple Pantry Organization ⎢ GLASS JARS IN MY FRENCH KITCHEN

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Simple Pantry Organization - Glass Jars In My French Kitchen https://www.marieannelecoeur.com/ Please SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube Channel! Bonjour my name is Marie-Anne Lecoeur and I am a French author who lives in Normandie, France. In this video, I talk about how I organise my kitchen pantry simply with glass jars on my open shelves. I also show you my shelves with the jars in situ. Please WATCH the video to know more. LE PARFAIT FRENCH GLASS PRESERVING JARS* Le Parfait Super Jars - Wide Mouth French Glass Preserving Jars (250ml - 8oz) https://amzn.to/2wqy7r1 Le Parfait French Glass Canning Jars (1/2 Litre) https://amzn.to/2Mp5tk4 Le Parfait Super Jar (3 Litre) https://amzn.to/2PHRwg4 These links are affiliate links* EAT LIKE A FRENCH WOMAN https://www.marieannelecoeur.com/eat-like-a-french-woman.html Please SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel and click on the little bell for notifications, merci 😁 Marie-Anne x *Amazon affiliate links are used above, whereby I earn a small commission from any sale. Thank you for supporting me and my YouTube channel, Merci :0)
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Susan S (13 days ago)
Yes, Americans do this all the time. The Mason jar was patented in NJ. :)
Ilana Trombly (2 months ago)
Bonjour! I would love a video on French pantry staples: spices, condiments, dairy, etc., s'il vous plaît.
Estela Martinez (2 months ago)
My son in law uses mustard when preparing fish, fried or baked....delicious!
Maria Guzman (4 months ago)
Love it!
LINDA BROWN (4 months ago)
I do store dry goods, i.e. flour, rice, dried beans, sugar, pasta in glass containers. Looks so much nicer and is easier to use.
Marie-Anne Lecoeur (4 months ago)
They do look nicer :0)
Linda Wilson (4 months ago)
Do you refrigerate mustard and pesto, once their original jars are open?
Linda Wilson (4 months ago)
Thank you! :-)
Marie-Anne Lecoeur (4 months ago)
I keep pesto refrigerated (it contains cheese) but not mustard (it contains vinegar). :0)
Blue Bird (5 months ago)
Fresh dated?
Marie-Anne Lecoeur (5 months ago)
You can of course write the expiry date under the jar or under the lid :0)
Cere girl (5 months ago)
Wonderful! I enjoy your posts! Could you do one on making a simple croque monsieur?
Marie-Anne Lecoeur (5 months ago)
I've just put it on my list :0)
Sue Betten (5 months ago)
Are you on instagram, too? I’d love to see a tour of your home if possible especially the kitchen.
Sue Betten (5 months ago)
Never mind. I found it!!
Ganos Lal (5 months ago)
I also do this for the same reasons you mentioned (though I am not French ~ smile).
Winsunn (5 months ago)
How do you label the jars? I would never know what was in each one of them.
Marie-Anne Lecoeur (5 months ago)
I don't have many jars so I easily remember what I have. However, if I needed to, for instance to differentiate between plain flour and self-raising flour, I could tape a paper label at the front or at the bottom of the jar, or inside the lid. :0)
Julie Goodwin (5 months ago)
Just so very pretty!
Marie-Anne Lecoeur (5 months ago)
Thank you Julie !
Sita Ramdeen (5 months ago)
Hi Marie Ann I am holidaying in France my sister is married to a Frenchman and has been living here for the 31 years I am enjoying the French cultures
Marie-Anne Lecoeur (5 months ago)
Hi Sita, In which part of France are you on holiday?
Gevedon (5 months ago)
Yes, I like the look of it! It seems, here in America, everything gets hidden behind a a door or a curtain. The beauty in simple things is making a comeback!! ;b
Cynthia O (5 months ago)
I do the same thing for dried fruits, nuts, protein & fruit powders, coconut, etc. Never thought about the ugly condiment containers⁉️ Great idea! I also pour my carton of milk into old-fashioned glass milk bottles that one can find new online. Looks good, no carton leaks & I feel it keeps the milk fresher.
Marie-Anne Lecoeur (5 months ago)
What a great idea for the milk :0)
Sarah Brennan (5 months ago)
Christine Kramer (5 months ago)
Yes, I like to take my purchases from the grocery store out of the plastic containers! Much nicer presentation👍✨
Blueberry Eyes (5 months ago)
Love it!
Wanda Amorose (5 months ago)
I love the idea of using jars and never did store such condiments in the refrigerator. If you had to put each store bought labelled jar on your table, it would look so cheap and mismatched. And mealtime is supposed to be a place where you gather with family and friends to enjoy the meal and each other. Presentation counts.....every little detail counts!
Marie-Anne Lecoeur (5 months ago)
I agree with you on every point Wanda :0)
Ana Mabrey (5 months ago)
We also decant our food to glass containers.  I didn't know it was a thing?  All good though.
Virginia Escalera (5 months ago)
Everything you do is so charming, Marie-Anne. Love your videos
Amanda Brown (5 months ago)
Lovely! Where do you keep the replenishing containers that have the extra in them? xoxo
Marie-Anne Lecoeur (5 months ago)
Most of the containers came as cardboard, strong paper or plastic (rice, pasta, raisins, couscous, flour, sugars, cornflour) so these go to the bin. Only the two mustards came from a jar, which goes into my pantry until the second refill and then to the bin. You can also decant these mustards in larger jars :0)
Rebecca Shores (5 months ago)
I do the same thing. I dislike seeing branding and visual clutter, and I buy most items in bulk so they need a container already.
Bettylou (5 months ago)
This seems like a way to introduce bacteria into your kitchen. I never store things that should be refrigerated after use on a shelf. I use jars for Flour, Sugar, Oatmeal, Rice Tea, Coffee, Pasta. Cornmeal, Dry Beans, and many other products that we use frequently and need easy quick access to.
Marie-Anne Lecoeur (5 months ago)
Hi Bettylou, I'm sorry but I don't see how this is a way to introduce bacteria. And mustards don't have to be refrigerated. :0)
Susanne Collins (5 months ago)
I love how that looks. I only wish I was that organized.
Ludmilla Bogucharska (5 months ago)
"Beauty must be practical" - I've heard this motto used in some cultures. This is one great example!
California Glo (5 months ago)
Lovely idea. I will do the same. Love all your videos.
rachaelryan00 (5 months ago)
What do you use mustard for? Other than the vinaigrette?
Erin (12 days ago)
Mustard is very beautiful with a mushrooms, chicken, tarragon and cream dish that we make often - also rabbit and lamb.
Marie-Anne Lecoeur (5 months ago)
As Ludmilla said, we also use mustard with meat, either cooked meat or cold meats, ham, in sandwiches, in vinaigrettes, mayonnaise, for a mustard tart etc :0)
Ludmilla Bogucharska (5 months ago)
In my Russian/Ukrainian culture we use mustard on the side with any red meat. Without eye-tearing mustard meat doesn't seem to go down very well :)
FlowerGrower Smith (5 months ago)
Yes I do store things in jars. I keep a look out for pretty little jars that I can reuse also (labels removed of course). For example I bought some matcha tea in a plastic zip top bag and popped it into a little jar that previously had some seeded mustard in it. I also put my own printed label on the jar, but looking at your pantry, perhaps I need not bother with that!!
Lisa Yerace (5 months ago)
Love this idea!
cloud day (5 months ago)
Lovely and practical. It saves space too. I have the big ones on the table because they are more heavy to carry. Probably would use only one large stand. Thank you
henrietta henson (5 months ago)
Yes i do this i have lots of open shelves ..every one always comments on the kitchen ....in fact the whole of my house is like a french farmhouse...i love that relaxed homely look ...im from the UK ...but i feel that my influance is very french ...
Valerie Moar (5 months ago)
Hi Marie-Anne, this video is timed very well as I’ve just cleared and cleaned my fridge. (Smug) I decant as much as I can - it looks like I can cook when everything is in neat, glass containers. But I can’t.
Sandra Tracy (5 months ago)
I have the same jars. I use those and also nice canning jars to transfer food into. It makes the cabinet and fridge look very pleasing to the eye. Another great video. Thank you!
INVR4GET (5 months ago)
I've also done this for years. It is much more aesthetically pleasing. Not bombarded with visual clutter. Also prevents possible household insects from entering.
inthepalace (5 months ago)
I love the way, the French do everything. Thank You for sharing.
Shari Schmidt (5 months ago)
Enjoyed 😊 yes I decant jams jellies, mustards, pickles , olives , anyting that I may put on my counter or or table top I put in the same type of jar you display.
Shari Schmidt (5 months ago)
+Marie-Anne Lecoeur they do, it makes everyday products, special 😊
Marie-Anne Lecoeur (5 months ago)
And the colours of those jams, jellies, mustards, pickles and olives look so lovely in the kitchen, don't they? 😃
Sam K (5 months ago)
Great idea.love the stone kitchen behind you....is that your own? It looks beautiful.
Marie-Anne Lecoeur (5 months ago)
You're welcome and good idea :0)
Sam K (5 months ago)
+Marie-Anne Lecoeur it's beautiful. You should do a little video on french home decoration tips too. Love all your videos. Thank you for replying. Keep up the good work.
Marie-Anne Lecoeur (5 months ago)
Thank you Sam! It is the stone fireplace behind me in the photo. :0)
Saundra York (5 months ago)
How lovely! My family always serves condiments in small glass bowls; then, after the meal, we return unused mustard, etc., to original containers-- always difficult with catsup. I am going to invest in some of your jars as your method is such a wonderful concept. Thank you!
williamkazak (5 months ago)
When you scoop the mustard into the new jar then you will still have the original jar with mustard in it because it did not all fit into the new jar. You have two sets of jars now for everything because it does not always fit into a new jar.
Marie-Anne Lecoeur (5 months ago)
This is true for the first part of the jar :0)
Twix Roberts (5 months ago)
Yes! I love glass jars! Simple and beautiful ❤
renee riquet carr (5 months ago)
Thank you Marie-Anne I love wthcing your videos they make me feel like I am a bit closer to home. My Family is from Gournay Sur Marne and I live in the U.S. and I still organize my pantry just as my Mother and Grandmother did. I agree it does look so much nicer and put togetner in lovely jars like you show on this video rather than the jars you purchase them in.
renee riquet carr (5 months ago)
I live in Santa Clarita California and some of the time in Tucson Arizona. Oh how I would love some suggestions for dressing chic in 100 degree heat!
Marie-Anne Lecoeur (5 months ago)
Bonjour Renée, where so you live in the US? :0)
Isolde Deig (5 months ago)
It is just the way I like to keep things handy in my kitchen. Thank you for this video!
Mary Mahon (5 months ago)
Bonjour Marie-Anne once again, a practical video, presented in your usual easy-going manner. Your shelves with glass pots look delightful and the clear glass allows you to quickly identify the contents. Merci !
Marie-Anne Lecoeur (5 months ago)
Merci Mary! :0)
Sherry G (5 months ago)
I started doing this a few years ago for my dry goods when I eliminated plastic storage containers. I have a shelf that runs over the sink area and I have them all lined up there. Pretty and functional. someone commented about doing with condiments in the fridge for uniformity and to save space. Something to think about. I use canning jars of various sizes that I picked up at a charity shop and I bought new lids and seals.
Bibiane Sproule (5 months ago)
Thanks for sharing this nice tip, enjoy these ideas! Your vinaigrette can you share your recipe?👍😊
Marie-Anne Lecoeur (5 months ago)
Hi Bibiane, I can do even better than give you the recipe! In this video I show you how to do it https://youtu.be/yZXkyeLbbA0 😀
Sam Young (5 months ago)
Could you please do a video on the vegetable soup french women use when "being careful" of their weight? Is it seasonal vegetables and herbs or staple vegetables available all year round? Thank you.
Sam Young (5 months ago)
+Marie-Anne Lecoeur Thank you :D
Marie-Anne Lecoeur (5 months ago)
Quelle bonne idée! I'll do a video :0)
Liliya N (5 months ago)
Would love you  to do a tour of your home/kitchen. I would love to see a French chic style home and how you style/decorate.
Liliya N (5 months ago)
Thank you for sharing. I love it when you share your favorite products. I did not know about these and now can't wait to try it to store my pantry items. They look attractive too.
pattie2day (5 months ago)
That mustard looks so much more appetizing in the small cute jar! Now I want to try that too.
Melissa Severance (5 months ago)
I thought that mustard is supposed to be refrigerated after opening. And what about the extra mustard that doesn’t fit into the cute little jar? So now we have mustard in two places? That doesn’t seem to save space. Maybe I misunderstood.
Marie-Anne Lecoeur (5 months ago)
You are right! But you can buy small mustard jars in the supermarket if you wish. We buy large jars because we use a lot of mustard in our home. The large original jar will leave my kitchen for the second half of the mustard. :0)
Karen Gerwig (5 months ago)
I love to do this - we have lots of food allergies in our family - and yes I do keep the mustard in two places around holidays, etc. One, the original jar, is not contaminated by gluten or dairy, etc, by different ones using it. Many times I've seen folks not realising the threat of dipping a spoon with an allergen on it into any given food stuff - if you dipped a spoon peanut butter then rinsed it off and put it into another food item to add another ingredient, it could be enough contamination to send someone to the ER. This way I can tell the anaphylactic allergy sufferers that the original tub has only had one specialized clean spoon in it. But the ones in the unlabeled jar should be considered contaminated. If that makes sense. Also, it's a great way to keep food fresher when the whole container is not opened with every use. I would love a tour of Marie-Anne's home!
shelby smith (5 months ago)
I have been using glass jars for years. You are right. It makes a much better presentation on the table.
Reggie and her Man! (5 months ago)
I use jars like these for dry goods mostly, occasionally for pickling. My Italian grandma always used jars. No worries about plastic chemicals. Thanks for video!
SimplyCJ (5 months ago)
Thank you, Marie-Anne. I, too, use jars for food storage (Ball Mason Jars) but only as of recently. I especially love keeping my spices in them. I also use them for grains and beans. I’m thinking of using them in my frig as well, for uniformity. I dislike all the different types of jars with all their different shapes. Wonderful video, as always. You’re becoming a dear friend:)
Ludmilla Bogucharska (5 months ago)
It's so funny that you like a uniform style. Reminds me a of Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot, who had a brilliant intellect and hated assimetrical things. I am just the opposite, I collect different shapes of jars on purpose because I think they look cute on display :0)
Marie-Anne Lecoeur (5 months ago)
Thank you very much :0))
Ann G. R. (5 months ago)
I’m not sure if I understand you correctly. The full jar of mustard wouldn’t fit in that little jar, so do you keep the big jar with the label in the refrigerator? And just refill the little one for use at the table as it runs low?
Marie-Anne Lecoeur (5 months ago)
Hello Ann. I fill up my small Le Parfait jar with half the large original jar of mustard. The large one goes back in my pantry until the I need the 2nd half and then it will be thrown away (we don't put mustard in the fridge). The small jar goes on my shelf as we use it daily. :0)
Gail Spear (5 months ago)
How do you store your cosmetics traditionally in France. Laid out to view or hidden in a drawer?
TheOrganiclady (5 months ago)
That is very nice. I'll bet you kitchen looks absolutely beautiful. I would love to see a video of it! The wall behind you is gorgeous!!
Marie-Anne Lecoeur (5 months ago)
Thank you! :0)
Estrella Oliva (5 months ago)
Love to organize with Glass jars it makes things more appealing. Lovely kitchen.
anna valentino (5 months ago)
Hi Marie Anne, I have removed labels from jars before it became a minimalist thing. My pantry looks very organized. Love your videos.
annie sherbs (5 months ago)
Looks good on the shelf.
doowopshopgal (5 months ago)
Beautiful house!!!!
Marie-Anne Lecoeur (5 months ago)
Thank you! It's a very simple but pretty little 300-year old cottage :0)
Teresa Lew (5 months ago)
Elizabeth Robertson (5 months ago)
Teresa Lew not even funny uhow
Lorena Simon (5 months ago)
I love all your videos so much dear Marie-Anne ! Your voice is so calming and you are so lovely, sweet and non-judgemental when giving advices. Just wanted to tell you how happy I am to have discovered your channel and how excited I am now each time you upload a new video :). I'm also french from Auvergne :). About this video, you know I started recentely to make my own homemade mustard, and it makes me even happier to put in a jar since I know I made it myself :). Mine just combines : mustard seeds, organic apple cider vinegar, water, organic olive oil, turmeric, himalayan salt and black pepper, that's it, very easy ! And the taste is very good too and strong :). I would love to also hear you speak french in one video. I like your motivationnal playlist and your short food recipes playlist too. You represent France and french lifestyle in the most lovely way ! :) ♡
Lorena Simon (5 months ago)
:-) great idea !
Marie-Anne Lecoeur (5 months ago)
Oh merci beaucoup Lorena! I have never tried making mustard but I must do (maybe even for a video, why not?). Thank you again for your kind support :0)
pAtiS eNriQuez (5 months ago)
Ty! More videos for french home management pls .. 😍😘
Anne Mumford (5 months ago)
I use these jars a lot as well. Since we're a small family , if I find a good deal on something, I put most of it in Ball jars. Then I use my Food Saver lid attachment to suction the lids on for longer storage, and use the Parfait style jars for everyday. I also would caution against using the cheap jars from China. Products from there have a tendency to contain lead. When I find these types of jars at garage sales/thrift stores, I always look to see the maker. Also, the cheaply made jars have thinner wire for the clamps.
Alex Vlachoulis (5 months ago)
Practical and pretty.
ss (5 months ago)
Thank you.The dollar stores here in Nz sell a lot of these jars.I might buy a few now.

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