Melon Baller as Jar Scoop

A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.

Melon baller as jar scoopPhoto: John Lawton; Styling: Linden Elstran

Scoop and strain from a narrow-mouth jar at the same time by using a melon baller. Works especially well for foods like capers and pimento. Submitted by: KimEH1

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