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Do Spaza Dish Covers Keep Food Fresh?

Posted by Julia Schaffer on

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. 

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Featured Designer, Mokgadi Masipa's Festive Dish Cover Set

Posted by Julia Schaffer on

Earlier this year we sent a call-out on our social media channels for young South African designers to pitch a design proposal for a festive-themed series of dish covers.  In the end, we chose Mokgadi Masipa's very clean and contemporary design. We felt Mokgadi's concept was universal and it made us smile.  Add to that, Mokgadi has worked very hard on developing a very creative Instagram account which we thought deserved some exposure.  Check it out here> @mokgadimasipa_ Mokgadi grew up in Soweto, Meadowlands in Gauteng with her three siblings, mom and dad. After completing her matric, she decided to go...

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The Making of an Eco-Friendly Kitchen Cloth

Posted by Julia Schaffer on

It was a good kitchen cloth I was after. I thought about it many times a day. In fact, every time I reached for a cloth to wipe something up. I wanted an alternative to the non-biodegradable micro-fibre cloth made from petroleum-based products and shipped in from China.  Something natural that worked well - how hard could it be? Then in 2009, on a visit home to Canada I was reminded that the cloths we used growing up had been hand-knit either by my grandmother or my mom or picked up at the flea market.  This is the story of The...

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Herbal Tea From Your Garden

Posted by Julia Schaffer on

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...

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