Editor’s pick: Solving the soggy straw problem
If you find it difficult to drink your milkshakes, cocktails and icy drinks without a straw and can’t be bothered with soggy paper straws, there’s an alternative. Bonnie Bio products are made from natural corn and vegetable ingredients, and are free from toxins. They are as sturdy as traditional plastic, and completely compostable and biodegradable. Apart from straws, they also produce refuse bags, single use shopping carriers and even cling wrap. Visit www.bonniebio.co.za for a range of stockists or to purchase online. R44.95 for 100 6mm straws.
Wine pairing is such fun
Stellenbosch Hills has taken the pretence out of wine tasting by creating the ultimate fun experience. What could be better than enjoying handfuls of popcorn while sipping on Polkadraai wines and bubblies? Think Sauvignon Blanc Brut paired with coconut and chia seeds popcorn, Chenin Blanc/Sauvignon Blanc with salted caramel, Rosé matched with cinnamon and pretzel flavours, and a Pinotage/Merlot complemented by dark chocolate popcorn. Available until 30 April 2020 at only R30 per person for a 30-minute session. Book by emailing email@example.com or phone +27 21 881 3828. Bookings are limited.
Refreshes like no other
Summer is all about enjoying the perfect weather, lying on the beach, and sipping cocktails. It is not always easy to hydrate without the guilt, especially when you have to buy water on the move. Don’t feel guilty about plastic bottles – buy an Aquabox instead. Still water is sold in 500ml paperboard carton boxes that are 100% recyclable and easy to transport due to their shape. Best of all, a percentage of sales is donated to the Endangered Wildlife Trust. Visit www.aquabox.co.za to purchase online.
Use ‘Safarinews’ as a discount coupon and receive 10% off when purchasing online.
South African delicacies 101: Boerewors
In South Africa, a braai (barbecue) is not complete without boerewors, a type of sausage made from minced meat. Boerewors is easy to identify as it generally forms a spiral. When preparing boerewors, do not prick the casing as this dries out the boerewors while it’s cooking. Boerewors can be enjoyed with various side dishes, or placed on a hotdog roll and served with tomato, chilli or onion relish. Photo: Glenn Batterley
White chocolate & ClemenGold gimlet – pure indulgence
35ml ClemenGold gin
35ml white cacao
10ml lemon juice
4 dashes orange bitters
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