In America, a whopping 83% of adults drink coffee—63% of them drink coffee every day. On any given day, just over 50% of Americans are drinking tea, although 85% of it is iced. The numbers are clear, coffee and tea consumption is on the rise. Making it at home is not only more economical, it provides the opportunity to up the green factor to new heights. Plus, making your own coffee or tea is a wonderful ritual to embrace. Continue reading
Tea towels. The very name conjures up images of Victorian drawing rooms and ladies sipping tea from dainty cups. Well ditch that dated image! Tea towels are the unsung powerhouses of your kitchen and dining room. They’re not just a pretty face, they’re not afraid of getting down and doing some dirty work. Classically made from linen for its soft texture, durable nature and the fact that it won’t leave lint on the fine china, tea towels can be found everywhere from stove side to on the table, and that’s just where they belong. The tea towel’s close cousin, the flour sack towel, is an example of frugality meeting sustainability—old flour, grain and feed sacks would be repurposed into household towels.