homemade food wrap
My friend J has the best ideas. A couple of years ago she threw a giant folk-dancing potluck party. The entire neighbourhood came. Friends played their fiddles, J led folk dances and many took turns washing dishes in the kitchen and maintaining the food tables. J really has the best ethic when in comes to community. These days, she’s working on starting a klezmer band. I could go on and on about J’s ideas.
She sent me this link the other day: http://www.granvilleonline.ca/gr/blogs/goods/2010/01/08/make-your-own-reuseable-food-wrap
How to make your own reusable food wrap out of fabric and beeswax! Brilliant!!
Of course, I bought some beeswax that very day.
The instructions are fairly straightforward: Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, then melt shredded beeswax into squares of fabric at 150 degrees Fahrenheit.
My only recommendation would be to use a patterned fabric to hide the beeswax splotches. My light pink fabric turned out like this:
Kind of gross-looking. Especially when wrapping food. This one turned out well:
At some point, we’ll cut pretty fabric shapes and experiment with snaps and ties (to make nice little Abeego envelopes). But this’ll solve my kids’ soggy cracker problem for now. Wash in warm water.
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