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Freshly Baked Bread Storage

Posted by Julia Schaffer on

Daily bread is daily for a good reason. Freshly baked bread isn't going to stay fresh without preservatives to prolong shelf life. Home-baked and artisanal breads are at their best for only a day or two, the way it was before sliced bread was the best thing! Whether you are enjoying making your own bread at home, or picking up a freshly baked baguette from the neighbourhood baker for the evening meal, the basics are the same. Bread should always be stored at room temperature, covered by something that will allow a little air to circulate so it doesn't grow...

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Eco-Easter Bunny Inspiration

Posted by Julia Schaffer on

The pressure mounts as grocery stores display stacks of individually wrapped and foiled Easter treats, packed in brightly printed boxes that are also covered in plastic. It's very tempting. That makes the Easter Bunny's job super easy. Tear it open, throw them around the backyard and hop on to the next task on the list.

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Spotlight on Expert Knitter, Colleen Babb

Posted by Julia Schaffer on

Colleen Babb spotted us on social media 5 years ago and called to see how she could get involved. We are so happy she did because this is just the kind of magic that makes Spaza products so special.  Having started her knitting career at the age of 7 years, Colleen has a lot of stitches behind her and she doesn't give up for anything so there are many more to come. When developing a new design, she makes sample after sample, until she is absolutely happy that she has  right yarn, the right stitch count on the perfect size...

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The Dirt on Disposable Sponges

Posted by Julia Schaffer on

The over-arching problem with disposable products made from oil-based materials like plastic and polyfoam is that we don't use them long enough to warrant the resources used, environmental damage caused and the time it takes to decompose. How long should you use something made from non-renewable resources like petroleum, that is not recyclable and takes 58 years to decompose? 

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Festive Zero Waste Snacks Inspiration

Posted by Julia Schaffer on

  As easy as opening a bag of chips, was the brief.  Readily available from your zero waste grocer and using simple ingredients, here are 3 snack inspirations to enjoy with a bit of cheer this festive season.  Soya Roasted Sunflower Seeds Raw, unsalted sunflower seeds Soya sauce or tamari sauce You only need sunflower seeds and soya sauce but you can add cayenne pepper for a spicy version or mix a tad of honey with the soya sauce for a sweet and salt flavour.  Layer the bottom of a heavy base skillet of non-stick frying pan with raw unsalted...

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