Getting the plastic out of your kitchen can be tough, right? It’s expensive to replace all of your plastic with glass. And glass containers take a lot more space to store than plastic baggies. That’s where a plastic-free food wrap comes in handy. These wraps are water-resistant, and fold to store easily. The best part? You can make them yourself, even if you have no sewing skills at all.
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Thrillist created a handy infographic showing how long common foods last in your refrigerator after that relatively meaningless expiration dates they bear.
Tossing too much of the gorgeous produce you’ve brought home from the farmer’s market? Here are five intriguing ideas for extending the freshness of your produce picks.
Seeking to waste less food? Check out this handy infographic. How long should food last on the counter, in the frig, or in the freezer?
I tossed out a bag of mushy strawberries this evening, damn! Did you know that the average American wastes 40% of the food they purchase? I haven’t measured my own waste, but 40% doesn’t seem unrealistic. And that’s sad. What’s worse? Much of that wasted food ends up in landfills where it breaks down and forms methane, a greenhouse gas far more powerful than carbon dioxide.
When you use plastics in your kitchen there is potential for these chemicals to leach into your food – the same food you have taken considerable care to ensure is the healthiest option for your family. Our recommendation is to keep plastics out of the kitchen, and the great news is there are many safe non-plastic alternatives and ways to easily avoid plastic in the kitchen.
We’ve talked about nanoparticles and food here before on EDB in nanoparticle pesticides. Now, these little babies may be making their way into food packaging.
Sad news, my husband recycled my first plastic-free food storage container.
Today was filled with plastic goodness. I found even more plastic in my life, but I’ve got a few ideas for how to reduce the plastic in the future.
The day started off with me hitting the plastic snooze button on my plastic alarm clock. I have a long way to go to become plastic-free.
My bookshelves creak with the weight of my amassed food preservation resource collection. As we grow over 70 percent of our food needs on our Wisconsin farm and B&B, Inn Serendipity, the how-to behind stocking up has always been area of personal, passionate research. But as you can see, I’m already overloaded with info. Do […]
I’m eating a lot of oat groats these days. I found a source for locally-grown oat groats, but the minimum order was 25 pounds. Oat groats are the least processed of all edible forms of oats, so they store a very long time (some sources are giving them 30 years under the right conditions.) So […]