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Can Hipsters Kill the Mason Jar?

At first I thought it was cool. I love Mason jars and have used them for years, then suddenly they were everywhere. Bars. Restaurants. Coffee shops! I was thrilled because four years ago I launched a project on Kickstarter for a specialty Mason jar lid that makes it the most multi-functional container on the planet. [...]

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Aperitivo: Pineapple Infused Vodka

I remember the first time I had pineapple infused vodka (which is quite shocking since it goes down quite easily).  I had just moved back to Erie and met a friend for happy hour.  Nestled in the corner of the bar was a huge glass Mason jar dispenser filled with intricately placed slices of pineapple [...]

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Aperitivo: Berry Bellini & Italian Soda

When it comes to mastering the simplicity of complex flavors, Italians know their way around the kitchen and behind the bar.  As part of our Aperitivo offering, we created a fun, engaging way to serve up our version of the classic Bellini.  A simple peach purée is placed into a glass before filling it with champagne [...]

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Aperitivo: For the Love of Fermenting

By now, you've probably heard about the latest rage of fermenting (even though it is by no means a new practice). America has taken a bite into this crunchy, delicious, and good-for-you phenomena - and reCAP just made it WAY easier. "Fermented vegetables begin with lacto-fermentation, a method of food preservation that also enhances the nutrient content of the food. [...]

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A Summer to Savor: reCAP & Classico Riserva

We're kicking off a summer celebration to savor!Classico® and reCAP® share a passion for the Mason jar both as a natural fit for authentic Italian sauces and as a multi-functional container.  Inspired by the cultural tradition of the Italian happy hour, reCAP and Classico Riserva present The Art of Aperitivo, a series of recipes, how [...]

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Press Release: Mason Jar Maven with a Mission

Mason Jar Maven with a MissionERIE, PA – At an early age, Karen Rzepecki began a lifetime fascination with the Mason jar.  “I’ve always used them.  I guess my starting point was catching fireflies during the summer as a kid.  I’d poke holes in the lid and always had a favorite jar.”  These days, Karen is still catching fireflies in [...]

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Nothing to do...

Nothing to do (an original reCAP poem)Summer is here and there's nothing to do, there's nothing to do,I went on vacation, I went to the zoo, but now, there's nothing to do, there's nothing to doSwimming lessons and bike rides, I've done those, too, but now, there's nothing to do, there's nothing to doI need [...]

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Your Everyday Water Bottle

A few years ago, it wouldn't have been uncommon to hear me say, "Water tastes like despair!"  I rarely used to drink "just" water.  Sometimes iced tea, at other times, coffee, and I was no stranger to several sodas a day. I used to think water tasted terrible - especially in comparison to all of [...]

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The Best Garlic Hack on the Planet

Here at reCAP, we recently discovered what could possibly be the best life hack for garlic lovers.  For those of us that are truly fanatics, in the practice of daily splittin’ heads and peelin’ cloves, a Mason jar has just become our new best friend. Garlic.   For some, it's an obsession. I'm one of those people.   I [...]

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For Every Dad: Make It His!

Dads.  Either the easiest or hardest person to shop for in the family...no in-between.  He seems to love those ties, or is he just being that sweet man who is grateful and loving as he tosses them into a never-ending pile in the back of the closet?  Here are a few ideas that won't back-fire.  Go [...]

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