Lite Green: Served From Nature, VerTerra Pressed Leaf Trays and Bowls Green Your 4th
Greenopolis | Jul. 01, 2009 | FROM THE WEB
No one likes to spend the better part of her July 4th celebration in the kitchen washing up. Even if you use single-use plates and cups, what about serve ware? Yes, you can serve watermelon on newspapers straight from a picnic table, but I wouldnâ€™t recommend trying it with chili or ribs. What to do, what to do, what to do...?
Get out Grannyâ€™s flag platter - Or maybe...try Verterra single-use trays and bowls!
Even if you would normally use your prettiest ceramic serving pieces for your potato salad and turkey burgers, this year, you have a reason to rethink it.
Verterra tableware is beautiful, practical and eco-wonderful. It has a rustic, earthy quality that looks a little like veneer or some kind of exotic wood. They come in interesting squares and ovals with stylishly rounded corners, in a bevy of sizes to fit any need. They really do look too pretty to be â€œdisposableâ€ or anything like recyclable or compostable. Theyâ€™re oven, freezer and microwave safe (really!) And while intended for single-use, many people say they have hand-washed the pieces and reused them many times. The only complaint Iâ€™ve heard about them is that they tend to stain when coupled with foods like tomato sauce or beets.
Theyâ€™re made in South Asia from 100% collected fallen leaves that would normally be burned. Through a process that uses only water for steam, heat, pressure, and UV sterilization, the leaves are transformed into durable products that are as beautiful as they are eco-friendly. If discarded, they will naturally compost in 2 months.
Verterra tableware contains no chemicals, waxes, dyes or harmful toxins. Another thing to feel good about, itâ€™s a fair trade product too. All Verterra employees receive a fair wage, work in safe conditions and have access to health care.
Check out the full line of products at http://www.verterra.com and then get started on your Independence Day celebration with one of my favorite recipes from Yumsugar.
Salad On The Side: Summer Bread Salad