An Honest Look at the Pros & Cons of Bee’s Wrap — Storage Smarts

Have you heard the buzz about Bee's Wrap? Touted as a sustainable, reusable alternative to plastic wrap, there's a whole lot to like. And if you watch this video of Sarah Kaeck, the woman behind Bee's Wrap, who started waxing her own cloth in her own kitchen, you will absolutely fall in love with it too. In another life, I would totally live on her sun-dappled farm growing vegetables and reviving traditional food storage techniques while my beautiful children feed goats.

Alas, it's cloudy today and my window looks into the apartment building across the street. So let's talk about the pros and cons of Bee's Wrap for the rest of us.


What’s the Difference Between Regular and Heavy-Duty Aluminum Foil? — What’s the Difference

Aluminum foil is a kitchen essential. If you're like us, you use this workhorse for wrapping up leftovers, packaging food for the freezer, and lining baking sheets and grill grates. It can even be a cooking vessel all on its own, which is especially handy if you're short on pots and pans (or just don't feel like cleaning).

So the question when it comes to buying a roll of foil is not if you'll buy a roll, but which kind you'll buy: regular or heavy-duty?


Our Favorite Grocery Store Olive Oil — Shopping

Olive oil is not something that gets used in my kitchen lightly: I use it in practically everything I cook, and I cook a lot. Still, I'm always shocked just how quickly I can get through a bottle — and by how expensive my olive oil habit can be.

I've long been on the hunt for a bottle from the grocery store that I can use every day without fail — one that delivers a mild, peppery flavor and won't destroy my grocery store bill. After much searching, I finally found the bottle that delivers all of this and more.


5 Wines You Should Be Buying on Amazon This Summer — Shopping

Summer is as laid-back of a season as they come, which means shopping for provisions for all your pool, beach, picnic, and barbecue needs should hardly be a fuss. Enter: wine from Amazon. If there's ever a time to order wine online, it's now, when you have your feet in the sand, lounging until the sun sets.

We scoured the site for five summery bottles, be it bubbles, white, rosé, or red. Bonus: None of them will cost you more than $15. All that's left for you to do is to place an order — and be there when the shipment gets delivered.


An Honest Review of Those Universal Silicone Lids — Storage Smarts

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I'm all for reducing waste. I try really hard to reduce my environmental footprint by using reusable materials whenever possible. That means I opt for microfiber cloths over paper towels, glass storage containers over zip-top baggies, and real forks and knives instead of plastic ones whenever I have takeout.

So I was pumped when those universal silicone lids started to hit the market. The premise: The seemingly simple lids sit on top of all sorts of bowls, pots and pans, or baking dishes to create an airtight seal for cooking and storage. Because they're made of silicone, they can go in the freezer, oven, microwave, and more. Plus, you can throw them in the dishwasher when they're dirty. Cool! But I had some questions: Would they work with my existing kitchen stuff, would I actually use them, and are they worth buying? See? So many questions!


5 Reasons These Restaurant Storage Containers Are Better than Mason Jars — Storage Smarts

Let me start by saying that I am absolutely a fan of Mason jars. I use them for cold-brew tea, homemade cashew milk, or just plain water. Basically, I use them to drink out of. Things I don't use Mason jars for? Soups and stocks, cooked bulk grains like brown rice or quinoa, or leftovers of any kind. And I definitely don't pack my lunch in them — even if it is trendy.

Instead, for all those other non-drinking things, I call on this restaurant staple. Can you guess what it is?


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