Dry Your Own Herbs with Kilner®

If you’ve taken the time to cultivate your very own herb garden inside Kilner® Jars, it would be a shame for them to go to waste once the harvest season is over.

Almost all herbs can be dried, but results will differ depending on the size of the leaves. Experiment with a few different methods to really find what works for you and your herbs. The easiest herbs to dry have strong leaves such as bay leaves, rosemary, thyme and sage, and the more tender varieties like basil, parsley, mint, and tarragon can be trickier. These more delicate leaves will need to be dried quickly to prevent moulding.

Here are few ways to dry your surplus crop of fresh herb leaves so they can be preserved and used throughout the rest of the year.

Method 1: Air-drying indoors

This is the preferred method and will keep all of the herb’s flavour and colour better than outdoor drying.

  1. Create bunches of the herbs using an elastic band or twine. If your herbs have flowers, these should be facing downwards.
  2. A paper bag or wrap can aid the drying process and help catch seeds and debris as your herbs dry, but isn’t essential. If you decide against the bag, then you’ll have some nice bunches of herbs to display!
  3. Hang your herbs to dry away from direct sunlight and moisture. Hang them from ceiling beams, ladders, coat hangers or even picture hooks or nails: Whatever you have on hand!
  4. Leave them to dry for between 5 and 14 days. Drying time can vary based on conditions and the herbs you’re using.
  5. Herbs will be ready when they just begin to crisp at the touch.

Method 2: Oven drying

This method requires a little bit more attention from you but is much faster than air-drying.

  1. Pre-heat your oven to the lowest temperature it will allow and leave the door open.
  2. Arrange your freshly picked herbs on a baking tray lined with baking paper or greaseproof parchment.
  3. Place the sheet in the over at the very lowest point and leave to dry.
  4. Turn the herbs frequently to avoid burning and when they appear a little crisp remove from the oven and allow to cool naturally before storing them.

Whichever method you choose, once you have dried your herbs use a pestle and mortar to grind them into a fine dust. Storing them in air-tight containers, such as Kilner® Clip Top Spice Jars will help keep their flavour and colour for longer and will prevent them from going stale before you use them. If you want to use your dried herbs for cooking, we recommend you use them within 6 months of the drying process.


10th May 2018

Posted In: Uncategorised

Kilner®’s Wedding Guide

With wedding season well underway, we’ve got some alternative and creative ways to use Kilner® to help make your special day that little bit more special!

Whether you’re looking for interesting ways to serve wedding favours, or a quirky take on a centrepiece for your tables, we hope the inspiration below sparks some truly wonderful ideas.

Serving suggestions

Kilner® has a wide range of items that can make serving snacks or desserts a real talking point amongst your guests.

Kilner® Clip Top Jars are an interesting way to serve individual salads or desserts to your guests that can be taken away at the end of the night too!







To add an extra personal touch if you’re serving bread to your guests’ table, give them a choice of dipping oils that you’ve infused yourself ahead of the big day or condiments to accompany the meal!







As far as refreshing drinks go, then the Kilner® range of Storage Jars with Dispenser Taps is the perfect solution.

We have some truly delicious large volume cocktail recipes that will keep your guests refreshed all day that scale to fit both the Kilner® 5 Litre and the 8 Litre Kilner® Storage Jar with Dispenser Tap.

Earlier this year we launched our range of Frosted 5 Litre Storage Jars with Dispenser Taps that can match the colour theme of your big day. Available in a delicate colour palette of blue, purple, or white they also compliment each other perfectly too!

Table Decorations

The Kilner® Clip Top Water Bottle can double as a vintage themed vase and a great way to add some fresh seasonal flowers to your tables!

Need something a little smaller? Then try the Kilner® Mini Vintage Handled Jars.












Wedding favours, or little treats/gifts you hand out to your guests to take home, are a long tradition and can range from a simple selection of sweets or sugared almonds to something more elaborate.

Not only will Kilner® Clip Top Spice Jars and Clip Top Jars keep the treats fresh, but your guests can reuse them again and again for a wide range of storage solutions.









Gifting Ideas

If you’ve been invited to a wedding and need some inspiration for what to give as a gift, we’re sure you’ll find something in the Kilner® range that speaks to the happy couple.

The Kilner® Cocktail Shaker Set For Two will unleash the inner mixologist, allowing the bride or groom to create their own unique experiences for years to come.

If your friends are coffee lovers, then the Kilner® Coffee Grinder is ideal. It allows them to choose the exact beans they love and grind them exactly how they want them so they can make the perfect brew for them.

20th July 2017

Posted In: Uncategorised

Kilner® Cocktail Recipes for Storage Jars with Dispenser Taps

When the sun’s out, there’s nothing better than a garden party, and we’ve got the perfect quenchers to refresh your guests this summer..

We’ve included measurements to fit both the Kilner® 5 Litre and 8 Litre Storage Jars with Dispenser Taps.

Summer Berry Punch


5 Litres

-2 litres lemonade
-2 litres cranberry juice
-160g strawberries
-160g raspberries
-160g blueberries
-1kg bag of ice cubes
-10g fresh mint

8 Litres

-3.5 litres lemonade
-3.5 litres cranberry juice
-300g strawberries
-300g raspberries
-300g blueberries
-1kg bag of ice cubes
-30g fresh mint


  • Chop the strawberries into quarters and add to a Kilner® Storage Jar with Dispenser Tap along with the raspberries, blueberries, and the mint.
  • Pour in the lemonade and the cranberry juice and stir. Leave to infuse for an hour or two then use the tap to check you are happy with the flavour.
  • Add ice until the storage jar is full.
  • Display out of direct sunlight, and enjoy at your leisure.

To give this punch an alcohol boost, use one part lemonade and one part prosecco.

Orange Kick Punch


5 Litres

-2 litres orange juice
-2 litres ginger ale
-300g oranges
-1 pineapple
-1kg bag of ice cubes

8 Litres

-3.5 litres orange juice
-3.5 litres ginger ale
-600g oranges
-2 pineapples
-1kg bag of ice cubes


  • Slice the oranges, peel and chunk the pineapple, and add to a Kilner® Storage Jar with Dispenser Tap .
  • Pour in the orange juice and ginger ale and stir. Leave to infuse for an hour or two. Leave to infuse for an hour or two then use the tap to check you are happy with the flavour.
  • Add ice until the storage jar is full.
  • Display out of direct sunlight, and enjoy at your leisure.

To make this recipe alcoholic, simply substitute ginger ale with an alcoholic ginger beer.

Note: Liquid will not dispense if the lid is clipped closed. To pour, unclip the lid and turn the tap.

24th May 2017

Posted In: Kilner News, Uncategorised

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Breakfast with Kilner®

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so it’s important to get it right. We love breakfast here at Kilner®, and that’s why we have a range of products perfect for your morning routine.

For the Coffee Drinker

Budding barista? Café connoisseur? Then the Kilner® Coffee Grinder is the perfect way to kick start your day!

Grind your favourite coffee beans just how you like them with the adjustable ceramic grinder mechanism. Grind enough for one cup, or for the week ahead: Your grounds will stay fresh thanks to the included Kilner® Jar and airtight lid.

For those with a little extra time, why not try steeping your grounds in cold water to extract all the delicious flavour from your bean of choice? Leave overnight, and in as little as 12 hours, the Kilner® Cold Brew Coffee Set will make beautiful coffee for you to enjoy with milk or over ice: Perfect for those summer mornings.

Want a little extra flavour in your morning brew? We have a range of homemade flavoured coffee syrups for you to try!

For the Home Baker

If you’re a fan of fresh croissants or even a slice or two of toast in the morning, butter is an essential companion. The Kilner® Butter Churner is a great way to make homemade flavoured butter for the week ahead and make your breakfast extra special.

Try our Cinnamon & Honey Butter recipe that will give your morning pastry that little bit of extra luxury.

For the Time Savers

In the fast pace lifestyle of the modern office worker, time is at a premium. Overnight oats are the trendy, delicious breakfast solutions for those short on time, and we have some great recipes and products to help.

Served either in a Kilner® Clip Top Jar or a Kilner® Food On The Go Jar, these great tasting and healthy breakfasts can be made in advance and stored until you’re ready to enjoy them!

Raspberry & Blueberry Oats with Almond Milk
Strawberry Granola with Greek Yogurt

This is how we do breakfast at Kilner®, what’s your story? Watch the full Breakfast with Kilner® video here.


17th May 2017

Posted In: Kilner News, Uncategorised

Tags: , , , , ,

Kilner® Herb Jars

Give old Kilner® Jars a new purpose by using them as herb pots. They will look great in your kitchen and will be within easy reach when cooking.

You will need:

Step 1
Remove the lid from the jar and place some small stones at the base of your jar to help with drainage.

Step 2
Fill the jar half way with compost/ potting mix then fit the screw band back on the jar.

Step 3
Carefully place your herb plant in the jar and surround with more compost.

Step 4
Water your herb plant so that the compost is damp but not saturated.

Step 5
Tie some raffia, brown string or ribbon around the neck of the jar for decoration and add a label, we used the Kilner® Chalk Labelling Set.

Step 6
Place it in a sunny spot near a window.


Want to know the best way to dry your fresh herbs to preserve them for future use? Read our blog, and we’ll guide you through the process. Click here.

15th May 2017

Posted In: Kilner News

Tags: , , , , , ,