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Happy Holiday Deals

Here’s a quick roundup of economical deals for the eco-minded, modern shopper.


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Thursday, December 11, 2008

STAACH Enos Collection serving tray set

These sleek serving trays from the STAACH Enos Collection come in a wide range of sizes and finishes. No handles or obtrusive design frills, just simple, stylish, simplicity.


Construction consists of a natural, FSC-Certified domestic white maple top with lacquer finish underneath. Hardwood joinery biscuits, polyethylene dowel pin and mineral oil finish. Formaldehyde-free food safe wood glue and water-borne clear or colored satin lacquer. All finishes are lead-free, HAPS free, low VOC and food safe. Made in the USA.  Each piece is fabricated and finished by hand, in-house.  Comes in clear, red or white.

the set – (2) 8″x8″ trays and (1) 8″x16″ tray for $160 @

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Cost-Effective Kombucha in 5 Steps

kombucha_pic2.jpgHaving been introduced to Kombucha over a year ago here on altCon, a possibility exists that you’ve rested thoughts of SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast) creatures suspended in the drink, and instead embraced their many benefits.

After happily drinking Kombucha for many years in favor of its ability to correct my digestive tract’s attitude while providing increased energy and immunity, I found its price as the only downfall. This shortcoming was immediately eliminated when knowledge descended upon me on how to privately brew my own for pennies.  In this current financial frenzy, I felt it was time to spread the word. (more…)

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a mixed bag of green news


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