recent discoveries (or, exposing my ignorance)

Me: “hey, what do you think loofahs are made of?”
Don: “some sort of sea creature?”
Me: “hah! that’s exactly what I thought! But no! They’re a plant – like a cucumber!”

I learned this from Zero Waste Home. She grows loofahs. She went through a phase of gathering moss to use as a toilet paper replacement. It’s quite a book.


For years (years!) I’ve been cutting careful circles of baking paper to line the bases of my springform cake tins.

One day I realised I could just lay a large square of paper (straight off the roll) on the base and snap the springform around it. No cutting required.


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February 6, 2019 8:26 PM

OMG, the baking paper thing is a revelation to me too! Thanks!
My grandma always had a loofah in her bathroom when I was a kid and I was terrified of it because of the texture when it got wet. I thought it was semi-alive. Don’t think I’m quite over it yet.

February 9, 2019 11:36 AM
Reply to  carolbaby

Gaaaah! The stuff of nightmares!