Dig In: Your guide to eating in the great outdoors

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Editor’s pick: Elephant dung gin

Paula Ansley’s ‘lightbulb moment’ while sipping a G&T on safari has resulted in an unusually flavoured gin. The revelation came when Paula and her husband Les were in Kenya, listening to their guide explaining how particular elephants are in their browsing habits, and that very little plant material is digested. Elephant dung gin was born! In Africa, elephant dung is often brewed as a tea, and it is used in traditional medicine for its healing properties. The savanna vegetation gives the Indlovu Gin uniquely wooded, earthy flavours. Indlovu (meaning elephant) is the first gin of its kind initiated by elephants. Best of all, 15% of sales profits are donated to the Africa Foundation to support their work in wildlife conservation at Phinda Game Reserve. From R499 per bottle. Visit www.ibhu.co.za for stockists.

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Real food, real treat

When it comes to sundowner snacks or inspiration for a delicious pasta dish, The Real Food Factory’s range of products should get your creative juices flowing. Options include shiitake mushroom pesto and shiitake chilli salsa, plus they are 100% vegan, 100% natural and handmade. Pesto sells from R75 for 130ml.
Visit www.realfoodfactory.co.za for stockists or to buy online.

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So convenient!

Consol recently introduced the Consol Grater to its range of products. Now you can easily grate and store items like cheese, citrus rind, chocolate, and spices. The grater fits securely onto any 500ml Consol Preserve Jar, and you can simply replace the grater lid with a storage lid when done. They’re ideal for picnic salads, lunches and storage. R45 from Consol shops in Woodmead (Johannesburg), Stellenbosch (Cape Town) and Cornubia Mall (KwaZulu-Natal).

Stylish totes

The MyBagUse concept was created by Jade du Toit after she spotted plastic on the beach during a family holiday on the West Coast of South Africa. Made from 40% recycled nylon, the bags hold two to three plastic bags’ worth of goods, making them ideal for shopping trips, overnight stays, and even beach visits. Ditch the plastic and get your own fashionable tote for R69 from www.mybaguse.com

 

Bubbly in style, for one

Fancy a glass of bubbly, but a bottle is too much? Chateau Del Rei’s new sparkling wine option is conveniently packaged in a can. With an alcohol content of only 7%, this easy-drinking bubbly made from Chenin blanc grapes is perfect for bush getaways. Keep a few in the fridge for an instant celebration. R13.99 each or from R74.99 for a six-pack at leading Makro stores and Norman Goodfellows. www.ngf.co.za

Say no to single-use plastic

With plastic taking over landfill sites, blocking our river systems and choking our oceans, it is time to change the way we think. EcoPack is the result of a search for eco-friendly alternatives to single-use packaging. Products include compostable, 100% degradable cutlery, bowls, cups and plates, which are ideal for takeaways, picnics or kids’ parties. Visit www.ecopack.co.za for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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