|Mint growing at my house|
This week, make your coffee or tea at home. Getting coffee/tea out every day not only costs a lot but also generates a lot of waste. Make it at home instead. And don't forget ... both coffee grounds and tea leaves are great in the compost bin.Or ...If you don't drink these beverages or always drink them at home, choose one other food or beverage, which you typically buy at either a restaurant or grocery store, and make it yourself at home. And, of course, we'd like to hear all about it!We already make coffee at home and compost the grounds (often by the simple shortcut of pouring onto our gardens. Grounds seem to discourage slugs and snails!) Before composting, sometimes I use the abrasive quality of the grounds for scrubbing out the compostable food bucker.
We also brew tea at home; loose leaves get composted and teabags themselves can act as little scrubbies before composting.
My favorite drink to make at home is some variation on mint tea. Since we planted mint last year, it has flourished and spread, even as I take some about each week either as a refreshing snack or to brew as tea. While there are hundreds of delightful commercially produced teas, there is not quite like something brewed at home from leaves you grow yourself!