It’s painfully obvious that I think differently than most whenever I’m in a crowd of people or at a party.
While many throw away humongous piles of wrapping paper without a second thought, I tend to make a neat pile of pieces large enough to reuse next year.
Paper towel, for most people, is the best and quickest way to wipe up a big spill – folks will grab the end of a roll and pull like they get a gold medal for obtaining the most consecutive squares, then bunch it up, wipe up most of the puddle and go back for a few (dozen) more paper towels to really dry it up.
When I kill a bug, I tear off half a sheet of toilet paper. I have to contain myself so I don’t make an audible “gasp” at the paper towel races.
And when most people store leftovers or bring a dish to pass to a party, they cover it in ample aluminum foil, ball that up and throw it away, then exercise their paper-towel-pulling arm when getting a new sheet to cover the dish on the way home.
I cringe, hopefully inwardly, and do my utmost to think of all the ways I can cover food without throwing anything away.
I’ll often use a plate or towel over a bowl at home, and I still have the same aluminum foil and plastic wrap boxes that I bought before I started this blog. They’re not going anywhere quickly.
But sometimes, there just isn’t any way to avoid the plastic wrap – you have an odd-shaped bowl or a small piece of bread or a few pieces of cut veggies. It’s time to get out the plastic bags or wrap…or is it?
Enter the Solution
Bee’s Wrap is organic cotton muslin covered with beeswax, jojoba oil, and tree resin. You warm the Bee’s Wrap slightly in your hands, form a seal on the top of a bowl or around an onion, hunk of bread or waffle (below), and it seals in the fridge:
I saved this half waffle for two full days in the fridge, and it absolutely did not dry out, something I cannot say about the reusable sandwich bags I reviewed a few years back. Impressive!
The antibacterial properties of the beeswax and jojoba oil help to keep food fresh and allow you to use the Bee’s Wrap again and again.
Bee’s Wrap is described as “an old fashioned solution that feels miraculous in the modern world,” and what could be more true. It’s a little like hearing a child call a dad “Papa” or seeing someone wear a bonnet – but it makes so much sense!
To clean the Bee’s Wrap, you just wash in cold water. (Don’t use on raw meat.) I learned my lesson the hard way in that I forgot the “cold” part one time when I got it really messy, and I think I may have melted some of my coating away with the hot water I foolishly used. It doesn’t work as well as it used to, but it’s still a good covering for a loaf of banana bread in the pan or wrapping small things up tightly (like half a banana, for example. We always seem to have a portion of a banana sitting around our house…).
Two KS readers will win a set of 3 Bee’s Wraps ($18 value):
3 wraps- 1 small (7″x8″), 1 medium (10″x11″), 1 large (13″x14″)
Or you can take advantage of the special 10% off code “KS2014,” good through Monday, January 20th (grab them quickly!). Shop here.
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