Daedra’s Favorites: The Instant Pot

October 21, 2016 by Daedra Surowiec

One thing I can pride myself on is loving to cook and being rather good at it. I’m certain I inherited this from my Polish grandma. I don’t shy away from a new product if I think it’s going to make my job as a constant cook easier! Let me introduce you to the Instant Pot. You really should become friends.

instantpot Read the rest of this entry »

Sparkling 10th Avenue Tea

October 19, 2016 by Daedra Surowiec

One day on accident, we discovered the wonderfulness that is 10th Avenue Tea and have loved it ever since!  Today we are featuring a drink recipe from our friends Morgan and Ann, the co-founders of 10th Avenue Tea.

strawsome-sparkling-tropical-iced-tea Read the rest of this entry »

Dear Daedra: Where Do You Shop For Food?

October 18, 2016 by Daedra Surowiec


I get asked this often because people that meet me discover that I’ve done my homework when it comes to food. I’m not claiming to be Read the rest of this entry »

The Farmers Market: A Favorite Place To Shop

October 13, 2016 by Daedra Surowiec

If you haven’t visited a farmers market near you or somewhere new, you’re missing out!

Daedra at Farmers Market

This photo is me shopping the Royal Oak Farmers Market in Michigan.

Read the rest of this entry »

Dear Daedra: How Do You Make Strawesome Glass Straws?

October 11, 2016 by Daedra Surowiec

Strawesome Glass Straw Being Made on Torch

When I first started exploring glass work, I took a glass blowing class for beginners. I learned that using the heavy tools and dealing with lava hot ovens was too intense for me. That was a bit intimidating, Read the rest of this entry »

Mittens for Detroit

October 6, 2016 by Daedra Surowiec
Daedra with Glass Straw for Mittens for Detroit

Here’s Daedra showing off her warm weather attire and her Mittens for Detroit – The Warm Hands Straw

We are so proud to announce a Special Edition Cause Straw to benefit a local non-profit, Mittens for Detroit.  Mittens for Detroit is close to our heart and our home here in Michigan! This organization’s purpose is to collect, purchase and distribute new mittens and gloves to Read the rest of this entry »

Dear Daedra: What exactly is Strawesome’s Mission?

October 5, 2016 by Daedra Surowiec

Strawesome Glass Straw

Strawesome was born out of my own love of functional art. Strawesome’s mission is therefore to create functional artistic products that improve the health and well-being of our customers and the environment. We expect that Read the rest of this entry »

Angelle is Cool-As-A-Cucumber

October 4, 2016 by Daedra Surowiec

angelle laughing cutting lemon

We’d love to introduce or reintroduce you to our good friend and nutritionist, Angelle Batten.

She loves (really loves) helping women live a sweeter life, nourishing your body and your spirit every day. Over the last 12 years as a health + lifestyle coach for women she’s had the pleasure of helping thousands of women become healthier and Read the rest of this entry »

When Life Deals you a Lemonade Strawesome

September 27, 2016 by Strawesome

Introducing The Lemonade Straw for a Cause

When refreshing lemons and Strawesome limited editions can team up to benefit a cause as important as this, it’s a win/win.
As Childhood Cancer Awareness month comes to a close, we’re proud to announce our support of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), which emerged from the front-yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra Scott (1996-2004) who announced in 2000 that she would sell lemonade to raise money with the goal of curing all children with cancer. Read the rest of this entry »

Living Waste Free?

July 20, 2016 by Strawesome

Post-Landfill Action Network LogoStrawesome is a proud supporter of the Post-Landfill Action Network’s Zero Waste Conference which takes place annually in the fall. They go to extremes to literally have zero waste during the conference! The conference is just a piece of the work they are doing with students to lead the movement for solving Read the rest of this entry »