The future of fast and easy indoor composting is here. Hooray! I have been composting for the past year and it’s easy for me, but I live in a house with a garden in mild Southern California. But what about those apartment city dwellers with indoor plants?
The Envirocycle Indoor Mini Composter is touted as ‘The Cutest Composter in the World’ ($169.99) stands just under two-feet tall and can be placed in a kitchen cabinet. It composts just about everything including meat and dairy in two weeks, creating organic fertilizer any green thumb can be proud of. It also makes compost tea by collecting the tea in the base. Only 21.5″ tall, it will fit just about anywhere you want to put it. But you may want to leave it out for others to ooh and ahh over.
Last year while recipe testing for my upcoming cookbook Anna Getty’s Easy Green Organic Kitchen (Chronicle Books, 2009) I fell in love with La Chamba cookware. These lead and toxin-free clay pots, casseroles, pans, plates, and bowls are handmade of black clay in Central Columbia and can be used in the oven, on the stove, and even in the microwave. The cookware has a beautiful organic feel and is perfect for going straight from the oven or stovetop to table.
Entertain with a Cause
Riverside Designs, a leader in elegant post-industrial/pre-consumer recycled glass tableware has partnered with various not-for-profits with their Plates with Purpose line, creating beautiful designs on plates inspired by the organization’s cause. For instance, fifteen percent of the proceeds from the sales of the Tree collection benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates, a non-profit network of volunteers who serve neglected and abused children. With over ten different organizations to support and several designs per organization, you’ll have plenty to choose from and feel good about your purchase.