Ridding the Kitchen of Plastic Utensils
Cooking utensils are important tools in helping us fix meals. There is a wide variety of utensils you can buy from cooking spoons to spatulas and even measuring cups and spoons. When choosing your utensils it’s important to think about what you purchase.
How to Rid the Kitchen From Plastic Utensils
1. Stop Buying the Plastic Utensils
2. Search for Wooden or Metal Options
3. Buy American Made and From Small Shops
4. Take Proper Care of Each Piece
Through each year of my life things seem to change in ways that surprise me. Once a city girl who disliked the thought of cooking has changed into a mother and wife who is passionate about what I serve my family, where our food comes from and even the utensils that I choose to daily use in my kitchen.
As a young wife, my kitchen drawers were filled with every imaginable piece of plastic serving and cooking ware. Nothing had order and everything was hard to find because I had so many of each piece. Then, I began to feel a draw to a more simple and sustainable way of living. Over the past few years I have slowly began to purchase pieces that have a story, that are handcrafted and that will last to be handed down through the generations.
We are only six people living in our home but we can make slow and thoughtful choices that will result in a more sustainable lifestyle. Replacing plastic pieces in our kitchen is one of the things that we can do, and it is a simple and mindful step that I have chosen to take. I invest in small companies, buy second hand and look for pieces that are made here in America.
I also believe in creating beauty in every little space that I can. Walking into a clean kitchen that is filled with pretty things I enjoy using, makes the task more enjoyable. So, what are simple changes that you can make in your home that would be more sustainable?
Crocks: Vintage Markets/Flea Markets/Garage Sales
Wooden Utensils: Polders Old World Market/Field Day Goods/Etsy/Local Makers
Coffee Grinder: Red Rooster Trading Co.
Honey Pot: Vintage
Measuring Cups and Spoons: Hearth & Hand Cups and Hearth & Hand Measuring Spoons
Bamboo Straws: These are the ones I have