This Kona rug from Crate & Barrel is made from links of coconut wood (palmwood) and is harvested from palms that no longer bear fruit. The price ranges from $49 to $599. They also have other sustainable jute and sisal rugs. Thanks to Treehugger for the heads up.
Honeybush is another excellent tea from Africa, like Rooibos, it is caffine-free and low in tannins. The taste is sweet with notes of apricot. It contains a high amounts of vitamin C, potassium, calcium and magnesium. It is traditionally used to treat coughs. This can be explained in part, by its content of pinitol, a […]
Aquastar tankless water heaters cut energy costs, because the heat the water as it is needed. These heaters are designed so that all parts are replaceable. Alexander Rose, who has used and reviewed this heaters says: There is a whole Aquastar line from large ones for multi shower households, to the smaller ones like mine. […]
The cacao plant, which is indigenous to Central and South America, produces a multihued pod. It’s now grown in equatorial zones around the world. The three main categories of beans are criollo, forastero and trinitario, with a plethora of subspecies and clonal variations. Criollos, highest in grade, are produced in small quantities because they are […]
Rooibos (pronounced “roy-boss”) is a red tea grown the mountainous Cedarberg area north of Cape Town in South Africa. During the summer months the Rooibos plants are harvested, fermented and dried in the sun. The sun induces the change from verdant green to the mahogany red of Rooibos tea. The slightly sweet tea is free […]