Frego Glass and Silicone Food Storage Containers Review and Giveaway!

fregoWe made the switch to glass storage containers years ago, so we’ve had a chance to try all the usual glass brands.  Now it looks like there’s a new kid on the block, and this one comes with an outer layer of silicone!

Each Frego Storage Container has three parts: the glass insert that holds the food; an outer silicone layer that cradles the glass; and an airtight silicone lid.

Not only does the silicone sleeve protect the glass container from breaking, it also protects your fingers from the hot or cold contents.  We appreciate that feature because both the silicone and glass are oven, freezer and dishwasher safe, top or bottom rack.
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Investing In a Greener Kitchen

Tightwad. Skinflint. Cheapskate. Penny Pincher. I’ve been called all the thrifty names in the book, and been proud of the way the reduce, reuse, and recycle mantra has fit into our family life. But what happens when it’s healthier for your home environment to spend a little money on greener products?

In my case, my decision making goes incredibly slowly. I do research, I take polls of friends, family, and greenbabyguide readers, and finally I make small decisions to replace some of our possessions with healthier alternatives.

My current pursuits include a healthier food storage system (since our decade-old plastic containers were made before there was an awareness of BPA in plastic) a greener non-stick skillet, and cloth napkins that are actually nice enough to be used by guests. Our napkin current set was purchased eleven years ago and now has faded from green and yellow to a rather dingy grey. Also, there is no way I would ever iron my napkins, but they emerge from the laundry as wrinkled messes that aren’t much fun to display.
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