Thursday, October 31, 2013

Carry Your Straws - The Family Pack

New ~ Family Pack added to the GlassDharma Straw Carriers Collection

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New Family Pack Straw Case
Transporting your own reusable straw is trending in many circles as more people consider sustainability in their everyday choices. GlassDharma wants to make this trend practical and convenient by offering straw carriers for your travel and on the go needs.  To say, "no straw, thank you" keeps numerous single use straws from ending up in the landfills and oceans .  To carry your own dishes, containers, and utensils is finally catching on and a good partial solution to our planet's trash problems.

Introducing the "Family Pack" to carry your glass straws!  This straw case serves multiple purposes.  It can be for a family to take their straws in one case or for someone to take their "family of straws" to have different sizes and styles readily available wherever they go.  Alternatively, personal straws and other utensils might be stowed away in this cloth carrier just as Beth Terry uses.  A group of friends going out for the night might designate one person to keep the straws for everyone in the Family Pack.  Out with the kids?  Take their favorite straws with you in this conveniently wrapped case.  No more digging around in your pocketbook for individual straws.

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Family Pack transports
your Glass Straws securely

The Family Pack is lined with reclaimed denim, while the outer cloth is 55% hemp and 45% organic cotton. These cases are locally made in the San Francisco Bay Area by Ambitalia. We recommend washing them in cold or warm water and line dry for the care of fabric and environment. They can be tumble dried in an automatic dryer on low heat.

We bring you the Family Pack in addition to the GlassDharma Hemp Sleeves collection available in five colors and three sizes. The family pack will accommodate all of the GlassDharma straw sizes and styles.

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Hemp Sleeves in Five Colors

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Autumn Drink Recipes

   Autumn has arrived!

The change of Seasons has encouraged us to collect some new recipes to enjoy with your glass straw.  Do you have some Fall Beverage Recipes to share?  Please do add them into the comments forum.
We wish a warm and happy season!
From GlassDharma - Manufacturer of  "The Original Glass Straw"

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Featured glass straw: "Smoothie"
Beautiful Bends (12mm)

Waldorf Smoothie

1 small Apple 1 small Pear
  (core, diced, previously frozen)
1 oz. Apple Juice
4 oz. Almond Milk
1 - 2 ribs fresh Celery (sliced)
1/4 Cup broken Walnut-meats

Instructions: blend all ingredients & serve immediately.
(We used the NutriBullet for this recipe.

 Serves 1 - 2

Almond - Pear Smoothie with Raisins

2 diced Pears (peeled and previously frozen)
4 Dates (seeded and soaked in water)
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Featured glass straw: "Smoothie"
Beautiful Bends (12mm)4 Dates (sliced and soaked)
1/4 cup Raisins (soaked)
1/4 cup Almonds (chopped)
1 t. Baking spice*
3/4 cup Almond Milk

 Instructions: blend all ingredients and serve immediately.

* Baking Spice suggestion - Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Cloves and Cardamom.

TIP: Soak the raisins and dates together for at least 10 minutes (hot water) or overnight.  Some of the soaking water can be used to improve the consistency and desired sweetness of this recipe.

Note: This recipe has no sugar added.

Serves 2 - 3 

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Featured glass straw:  clear Decorative Dots
"Sipper" (7mm)

Cherry Pepper-tini

2 t. Cherry Pepper Jelly
1 oz. Pomegranate Juice
2 oz. Vodka
Splash of Vermouth (extra dry)

Mix over ice in a cocktail shaker and strain,
serve with a slice of Bell Pepper

Mocktail Version (non-alcohol)
 2 t. Cherry Pepper Jelly
1 oz. Pomegranate Juice
1 oz. Apple Juice
1 oz. Seltzer water

Mix over ice in a cocktail shaker and strain,
serve with a slice of Bell Pepper

Serves 1

Add a Glass Straw!