More than four years ago now we began our plastic free journey. We started with saying no to single use cling wrap, plastic bags and other single-use plastic products that are everywhere 🤨. They are part of the top four that we simply we can’t ignore.
Since we started using beeswax wraps cling wrap has become a thing of the past in our kitchen, today we'd like to share with you our top six ways to use wraps.
Beeswax wraps are an essential item in any eco kitchen enabling you to ditch cling wrap. Reducing plastic waste is now critcally important so every little step you take helps to protect our planet from further plastic pollution.
1. Keep herbs fresh for longer
We have been experimenting with the best way to keep herbs fresh in the fridge. After some trial and error we recommend sitting your herbs – such as parsley, coriander and mint - in a glass with a small amount of water and then wrap a beeswax wrap over the top. Using warm hands around the glass you can ensure that it attaches firmly all the way around securing the perfect moisture level for most of your herbs. Check out our handy storage guide for a more comprehensive list of the best way to keep individual fruit and vegetables fresh.
2. Cover a bowl or plate
Using the heat of your hands you can mould your beeswax wrap around a plate, bowl or glass container. The beeswax wrap will create a secure, leak proof seal for keeping your leftovers fresh for longer.
3. How to wrap a wrap!
Salad wraps are popular and convenient for school and work lunches. Using a medium beeswax wrap tightly wrap your filled salad wrap by place you salad wrap diagonally across the middle of the beeswax wrap, fold the top corner over the salad wrap then fold in the side corners now all you need to do is roll your salad wrap to seal it neatly in the beeswax wrap. Beeswax wraps keep your filled wrap snug and secure so it keeps its shape and stays super fresh.
5. Creating a pocket
That’s right – in just a few folds you can have a convenient pocket to fill with popcorn or keep a sandwich fresh. It’s as simple as 1,2,3.
5. Wrapping food directly
Wrapping your cheese – take it out of its plastic cover and snuggly wrap it in a beeswax wrap to prolong its life. It really does work! Try snuggly covering a cut avocado in a wrap and it won’t brown overnight and watermelon stays fresh for longer tightly covered in a wrap.
6. Using beeswax wraps in the freezer
In the freezer I hear you say! Yes that’s right beeswax wraps are handy in the freezer. I use them to wrap and freeze bread and cakes and also as a substitute “lid “on my glass containers for freezing leftovers. Before your food is placed in the fridge or freezer use the warmth of your hands to get the beeswax wrap to connect and adhere to your choice of container. Once you have a firm seal pop the container into the freezer until you are ready to use it.
Wraps are a colourful and versatile alternative to cling wrap.
We would love to know your favourite way to use you beeswax wraps and the size you use most. Share how you like to use wraps on Facebook or Instagram - don't forget to tag us.
Happy wrapping in your eco kitchen