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Do Spaza Dish Covers Keep Food Fresh?

The question that I get most about our dish covers is, do they keep your food fresh like plastic? As mother nature would have it, fresh is related to time. The theory that plastic can 'lock-in freshness' was discovered around an advertising agency's boardroom table and not in a science lab.  Let's take a carrot for instance. The carrot is fresh when it is pulled from the earth. From that moment on, it becomes less fresh.  A breathable cover, such as a Spaza Dish Cover is advantageous because it allows for evaporation and evaporation aids in cooling. You may have a vague memory of this from a science test moons ago. The process of evaporation requires heat energy and the heat energy is lifted away...

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Recycling 101 - It doesn't have to be confusing

Refuse, reuse, reduce, recycle!When you cannot refuse, reuse or reduce - then you should try your best to recycle. Recycling can sometimes be a confusing process. What can be recycled? Do I need to rinse my recyclables? Is there a recycling service in my area? We have done the research and have compiled an easy to use recycling guide - because doing the right thing should be simple! ------------------------ Is there a recycling collection service in my area?Most cities and metropoles in South Africa have residential recycling services available. Here are some of our favourite recycling services below: Regenize Recycling - Recycle via an innovative mobile app that rewards you for your recycling efforts. Find out more at  Abundance Recycling -  Cape Town and surrounds. Find out...

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Conscious Cleaning #01 | How to clean a burnt pot

To be conscious means to be aware of one's surroundings and to have knowledge of what you are doing. Another important element of consciousness is to slow down and to be mindful of the process. With our Conscious Cleaning blog post series, we will empower you to tackle the most troublesome problems in your home with some easy eco-friendly solutions - allowing you to slow down and leave the chemicals at the door. Our first challenge will be cleaning a burnt pot or pan. Let’s be honest - we’ve all burnt a pot. It happens. All it takes is a few moments of distraction for things to go wrong. ‘One festive season I borrowed a stainless steel pot from a family...

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Herbal Tea From Your Garden

It was the simple satisfaction of harvesting a hot aromatic cup of tea from my garden that inspired this blog post.  I was reading up on how and why we use tea cozies and discovered all these hot infusions that I had not considered. Thyme, basil, and I had forgotten about drinking lavender tea.  Now, I'm the hunter-gatherer with the red teapot! Mint easy to grow indoors and out Fresh minty drink hot or cold. Aids digestion, calming and cleansing  3-4 leaves per cup Lavender grow indoors and out fragrant, relaxing, calming helps with insomnia, stress infuse 3-4 flowers only per cup for 5 minutes Thyme grows indoors and out subtle uplifting and warming tea good for colds as it...

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