THE SWAG BLOG

  • How To Keep Berries Fresh For Longer

    When we think of summer fruits, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, raspberries, and strawberries all come flooding in! We can make so many delicious things with berries, from sweet cocktails,  desserts and juices to smoothies, jams and salads. But berries are such small and delicate fruits that take a long time to grow and harvest, that they remain costly even at peak season, so it’s essential to find a way to store them properly. Luckily, The Swag team has some helpful tips to keep berries fresh for weeks!  Read More
  • Leek Fondue

    It’s leek season, and we’ve got a creamy recipe in our pocket that you can serve as a pre-dinner entree, a side dish or as a sauce with pasta. You can even add smoked salmon to it for a good source of protein. Read More
  • The Swag’s Annual Plastic & Food Waste Prevention Report (2022-2023)

    Ladies, gentlemen and everyone else in between, it's time to give a round of applause to the real heroes of this story: Our Swaggers! In 2022, these savvy shoppers joined forces with The Swag's produce bags to save the planet one trip to the grocery store at a time. In The Swag's 2022 Sustainable Impact Report, we showcase the jaw-dropping results of our combined efforts to reduce food waste and plastic pollution. So sit back, grab a snack (preferably one saved from the jaws of spoilage by The Swag) and get ready to laugh at the absurdity of how easy it is to make a difference! Read More
  • How To Store Celery In The fridge

    Celery is a super-food vegetable that contains antioxidants, calcium, potassium and vitamins, but often we don’t need to use a lot of it when making recipes, and it can often go to waste. This month we’re sharing the best way to store your celery to keep these crunch stalks fresh for longer, so you can buy in bulk fearlessly and get the juicer ready for a celery detox or a Bloody Mary - whatever mood you’re in 😉). Read More
  • Preserved Citrus Peel

    Citrus peels can be composted in very light quantities but often end up in the bin. However, there are better (and more delicious!) ways to reduce citrus waste - by preserving them! Preserved citrus peels go well with fish, vegetables, soups, pasta, sauces and salads - perfect to lift any summer dish! Not only do they add depth to any meal but they can also be  unique, little homemade gifts. Read More
  • 3 Tips For A Sustainable Table Styling

    The festive season is synonymous with family gatherings, gifts and never-ending feasts at the dining table with loved ones but also with its dreadful consequences on the environment and landfills Read More
  • Vegetarian Stuffing Balls

    Are you entertaining this month? These easy-to-make sage and onion stuffing balls will only take you 25 minutes to prepare and will satisfy and delight both vegetarians and carnivores this festive season!  Read More
  • Top Tips To Remove Stains on Your Swags

    Loving your Swags, but it shows? Luckily stains don’t affect the efficacy of the patented Swag technology. We get it, our Swags are pretty cute, and it’s nice to keep them looking that way so here are four ways to keep your 100% natural Swags looking as fresh as the produce inside them! Read More
  • Produce Packed In Plastic: How Does It Affect Your Health?

    Fruit and vegetables come in their own natural wrapping and don’t need any additional man-made packaging such as plastic! Have you ever noticed condensation happening in sealed plastic bags filled with carrots or potatoes? This simply shows how fruit and vegetables are living things that perspire and need air and water to live.  Read More