And The Silikids, Kangovou and Justin’s Winners Are…

Congratulations to our winners!  We know you’ll love these Picnic Essentials, and don’t forget to check out our review of these and our other top picks!


siliskin-silicone-straw-cupsilikids-silicone-spoonsDulce won the Silikids set containing a Siliskin Silicone Cup with Universal Silicone Lid and Straw and two Silispoons.

We would love to hear what you and your kids think of these diswasher, microwave, and picnic safe products!



kangovou-compartment-platekangovou-snack-bowlNoreen gets to pick out the color of the  Kangovou compartment plate and snack bowl they’ll be using this summer (and school year!): Frosted Blueberry, Iced Mint, Lemon Zest or Peaches and Cream.

The big question is, what color did you choose and what do you think of the three-part construction??

Is Your Kitchen Plastic-Free?

Mine isn’t. In fact, I’m completely plastic-dependent. A few nights a week, we tuck sandwiches and fruit into tiny plastic lunch containers to be toted off to four different locations the following day. And we stow leftovers in plastic, glass or ceramic bowls with tight fitting lids.

The good news is that I’ve barely used the roll of plastic wrap that has buried in the bottom drawer for the last six years. We steer clear of sandwich bags and even use Zip-locks sparingly.

The not-so-great news is that our plastic containers have had heavy use for years and were made before BPA-free plastic even existed. I know it’s time to replace them. But would it be possible to use only glass or stainless steel from now on? Or should I just go for the safer plastics on the market?