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.