10 ways to use a tea towel and a chance to win 4 hand silkscreened organic cotton tea towels for your own kitchen.
Sharp knives, a sturdy cutting board and good quality pots and pans are just a few of the items that top the list of kitchen tools you probably reach for everyday in your kitchen; but what about a tea towel?
A stack of clean tea towels can do so much more than just dry dishes. An old fashioned tea towel is more than just a pretty accent; this practical and versatile piece can pull its weight around the kitchen.
Since moving away from using paper products like paper towels and napkins in my kitchen, I now always have plenty of dish rags, microfiber cloths and tea towels on hand. Here are a few of my favorite ways to use tea towels:
- To line a serving basket or tray.
- To cover and keep food warm like scones, biscuits and rolls.
- As napkins or casual placemats.
- Placed between pots and pans to protect from scratches when stored.
- To dry and store salad greens.
- To line the crisper drawers in the fridge.
- Dampened and placed under a cutting board to prevent it from slipping when chopping.
- As a tea pot cozy to keep tea or coffee warm.
- To create a tight seal on pots when steaming.
- To make oven baked eggs.
And because I think everyone should have a few tea towels in their kitchen I’ve teamed up with my friend Beth from Tasty Yummies who has just launched a new line organic cotton tea towels to give you a chance to win a set of 4 for your own kitchen.
Each are designed and illustrated by Beth and her husband Mark who hand silkscreen print them themselves with non-toxic water based inks. She has generously offered to provide one Gourmande in the Kitchen reader a set of 4 organic tea towels of their choice from their design studio (I have the proud gluten-free kitchen, proud real food kitchen and people who love to eat tea towels hanging in my own kitchen.) Just enter below for a chance to win!