In my neverending quest to be as green as I can be (and to keep stinky sponges and dishcloths far away from my galley), I stumbled across these Goodbye Detergent! Original Spaghetti Scrubs. The yellow ones are made from corn cobs and the red ones from peach pits, plus they claim to last for months and require little or no soap to do their job: all factors contributing to their reduced impact on the environment. But the part that I like best is the fact that they dry quickly and completely, which translates into NO MORE STINKY SCRUBBERS!
I bought two packs the other day (yellow ones are coarse, red ones are gentle) and so far, I dig 'em. The no-stink status will be determined at a later date... I'll keep you posted.
While most people make New Year's Resolutions beginning January 1st, we decided to make the shortest month of the year "Soberuary". Actually, our friend Mike turned us on to Soberuary years ago but this is the first time we decided to give it a go. Even though our drink of choice for the next 22 days (and counting!) will be water on the rocks, possibly with a twist, I wanted to mention a new rum we tried the last week of January...
It's 80 proof so it's got a little bite to it. (Kilo Kai was only 70 proof.) It's really delicious, but I'm going to give it Second Place behind Kilo Kai because of the extra zing. If I'm sipping rum, I can't really afford the extra 10 proof. It might be a winner among men, but I'm not looking for any hair on my chest. (Although that bite might serve as helpful reminder that I am indeed drinking liquor and not candy.)
*I don't measure anything, ever, so the amounts you see are my best guesses.
*If it says "Serves 2", that means it serves 2 people who eat small portions and hate leftovers. You may want to double the recipe for Big Eaters.