Monthly Archives: September 2013

Eco-Friendly Way To Bake Cupcakes and Bread

Cupcake lovers, bread bakers and amateur chefs, you came to the right place because today we are going to talk about baking supplies.

No matter what you like to bake, you can always choose from a pretty wide range of products and materials and the best advice I can give you today is to go Eco-friendly. Not only it is a good decision to take because of the impact you’ll have on the planet but it also is a great way to show your friends that you care and you can be sure they will appreciate it for sure.

209BCK4-ambianceLet’s get started with cupcakes. Chocolate, vanilla, strawberry but also red velvet, bacon, or peanut butter, cupcakes can be made of so many different flavors! But the question is, how to make it easier for people to eat them? That’s an easy question. Just pick baking cups that allow you to peal your cupcakes such as those cute silicone baking cups. Economical and functional, silicone baking cups can be found in different sizes, shapes and color and make it so much easier to bake muffins and cupcakes. Give it a try!

cupcake-cups-no-watermarkAs far as bread and cakes, your best bet would be to take a look at wooden baking mold, find out the size that would fit your needs best and just go for it! From 1.5 to 5.3 inches, you can definitely find the perfect size and it is also an Eco-friendly solution. Don’t you think your bread would look amazing in one of those awesome baking mold? Yes, I think so too.

Now if you are trying to transport your cupcakes and bread, take a look at those colorful and fancy cupcake boxes as well as the great Kray boxes that also come in different sizes. Isn’t it wonderful?

It isn’t that hard to be classy while being sustainable, just keep an open mind!

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Learn More About Eco-Friendly Tableware Material

When it comes to Eco-friendly material, possibilities are various especially regarding food packaging. If you are always looking for Eco-friendly alternatives when you are buying tableware and food packaging it’s always important to be aware of your different options and what they represent. This blog post will explain the different features of a couple of Eco-friendly materials in order to help you pick the perfect one for your situation.

One of the most popular materials is Bamboo. Perfect to make sturdy and stylish dishes, utensils and skewers, bamboo is a beautiful and versatile material and its great features make it a more expensive disposable option than other materials.

Made of birch, poplar or pinewood, Wood products are also very sturdy and make great takeout options. They will add a smooth and sophisticated touch to your tableware presentation and will be a little bit cheaper than bamboo products.

Palm leaf products are also slightly cheaper than Bamboo products and since they are made of the sheaths of a palm tree which naturally dry and fall they are extremely Eco-friendly and make beautiful – but also original – tableware items.

Natural and recyclable, Cardboard & Paper products are an affordable Green alternative to plastic. From takeout boxes to straws, they make very elegant products and don’t ask for a big financial investment.

Once it is converted to a thermoplastic polyester known as PLA, Cornstarch is a strong and entirely compostable plastic. Though, it can’t withstand high temperatures, PLA can be used in a variety of ways and is definitely cheaper than other disposable utensils.

Last but not least, Sugarcane is one of the cheapest disposable material option you can find. Elegant, design and trendy, sugarcane products are made from the natural residue of the sugarcane harvest and are 100% compostable.
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Now that you have all the info you need, you are in a better position to make the best choice! Good luck!

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Are You Ready To Celebrate Fall?

As some of you may know, the last day of summer was on September 22nd this year. Without getting too scientific, autumn is brought by the equinox. Equinox is a word that comes from Latin and means “equal nights” and equinoxes (that happen at fall and spring) are the only days of the year in which the sun moves across the celestial equator.

Fall has started and it isn’t hard to tell because the temperatures are beginning to drop and the days are getting shorter.

halloweenHowever, because it is the end of summer doesn’t mean all the fun is over. First of all, Halloween is coming up and fall is the perfect season to play around with pumpkins and train to be able to make the perfect jack-o’-lantern! It’s also a great occasion to make pumpkin pies, roast the seeds or even make frozen pumpkin desserts. If you are planning on hosting a party by the end of October, check out our blog post about How To Host an Eco-Friendly Halloween Party

Fall isn’t just about Halloween, it is also the season to watch football and it is always a good reason to have friends over to watch the game.

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Are you ready to enjoy the game with your best friends reunited on your couch? Better be prepared and be a good host! Why not using compartment trays to serve a bunch of snacks during the game? Fill it up with chips, sweets, fruits, food bites and let your guests enjoy! As far as bringing beverages from the kitchen to the living room, think about using a tray such as this beautiful bamboo folding meal tray, it will make your life a lot easier!

You and I both know that fall season is going to be just as enjoyable as summer! Keep an eye on trees’ leaves around you however…  According to an old weather proverb, “If autumn leaves are slow to fall, prepare for a cold winter.”

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