Posts tagged ‘Green Kitchen’

Bamboo Does ALL THAT??

Bamboo is one of the earth’s fastest growing plants with a tensile strength superior to steel!  Over half of the world’s population is using it daily for food, shelter, fuel, and clothing.  Being that bamboo is so versatile and durable, you’re probably asking yourself the same thing we were many months back – “why the heck am I not using bamboo products every day?!

We answered that question with the Bambu line of products for the kitchen (of course we love them for everywhere, but we’ve started with the kitchen.)  Bambu makes stylish products from plates to bowls to cutlery and even serving trays, dip platters, and cutting boards.  Some of the products are reusable while others are bio-degradable and compostable, while simultaneously creating a stylish environment for family meals or when friends are over.  The statement made by Bambu products on the table is that you not only have a flair for decorating in unique ways, but that you thought about how your purchases affect the planet overall.

Check out Bambu’s line of 6″ bowls in a variety of colors – Naked, Sunflower, Cayenne, Chocolate and New Black.  The bowls are coiled, shaped by hand, and covered in a natural lacquer that creates a durable waterproof finish. And when you’re cleaning up, you’ll be pleased that Bambu 6″ bowls are suitable for both hot and cold foods and clean easily with warm soapy water or damp cloth.

bambu6bowlAnd because you don’t want to serve everything in a bowl, check out their line of Bambu Veneerware 7″ and 11″ Bio-Degradable plates (packages of 8) and the accompanying  10″ trays (packages of 4).  They’re also made without the use of bleaches or dyes, so Hooray to Bambu for keeping it Green! (And don’t neglect to check out the Kids Collection, which is separate from the Veneerware).

veneerwareYou might want some utensils to get that food in your mouth.  The Bambu Veneerware Bio-Degradable utensils come in sets of 24 (8 spoons, 8 forks, 8 knives) and compliment the bowls and dishes perfectly.  The entire Veneerware line is an awesome alternative to plastic and paper throw-away materials because bamboo is bio-degradable and compostable.

bambucutlerySo spruce up the kitchen cutlery and serving style for that New Year’s celebration and the whole year round with Bambu.  Use the most versatile plant on the planet to keep your home stylish and Green.


December 30, 2008 at 3:19 pm 3 comments

Product Highlight: Mrs. Meyer’s All Purpose Cleaner

We both use Mrs. Meyer’s All Purpose Cleaner at our homes for a multitude of reasons.  First and foremost, it comes with our Mom’s endorsement and that’s no small thing.  They’ve both been cleaning up after us collectively for more than 40 years.  As well, many of our ecologically mindful friends have been using Mrs. Meyer’s for years and, as you know, people you trust don’t continue using something for years unless it works and works well.S

Steve and I have different reasons for using Mrs. Meyer’s All Purpose Cleaner: I love the Lavender smell as I’m cleaning and as it lingers afterwards.  Steve digs on the Lemon scent.  We both agree that NOT having the chemical-ly after smell of many abrasive off-the-counter cleaners is a plus.  Ultimately, Mrs. Meyer’s won our hearts because our homes not only smell clean, but they FEEL clean, which is an abstract  sensation that comforts us when we’re done.


Mrs. Meyer’s All Purpose is definitely hard-working on all types of spills and stains.  As well, it’s concentrated, so one bottle lasts a loooong time – so don’t forget to dilute before using.  You’ll be able to treat finished wood and tile floors, counter tops, walls, porcelain, bathroom fixtures, sealed natural and synthetic stone, and more (*don’t use on porous surfaces.)

And of course, Mrs. Meyer’s products are biodegradable and environmentally friendly.

December 6, 2008 at 2:36 pm Leave a comment

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