Consol makes SA “greener” one ray at a time with its New Solar Jar. The principle is simple and seductively clever: the Consol Solar Jar stores energy during the day and releases light at night; a fun and sustainable alternative light supply that makes it easy to go green!

Fitted with solar powered LED lights, the lid has solar panelling that, when placed in the sunlight, powers the LED batteries for almost six hours before it needs to be recharged. It comes standard with a ‘switch’ so that the light can be controlled. The Consol Solar Jar is perfect for when the lights go out, for patio dining, or romantic dinners, camping, in fact any outdoor activity that needs soft, safe lighting.

Also great for outdoor life, camping, and as a decor element within homes, restaurants, hotels or function venues

From R120; available at Consol Shops.

The Game Reserve by Graham Beck: Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc

New from Graham Beck Wines is a varietal range that represents their environmental conservation efforts. Named The Game Reserve after the conservation area that adjoins the Graham Beck Robertson estate, the wines are elegant and flavoursome, deriving in many cases from special vineyard pockets. Each label features a hand-drawn animal or plant indigenous to the reserve, making this an attractive idea for conscientious gift.

The Game Reserve Chenin Blanc depicts the Riverine Rabbit, a rare and threatened species. A delicious palate of tropical fruit, juicy melon and citrus derives from bush vines aged 42-48 years.

The Game Reserve Sauvignon Blanc features the Fish Eagle. Mouth-watering passion fruit, lemongrass and nettles are the product of blending cool-climate vineyards from eight different coastal areas.

The wines can be found in fine wine stores for approximately R60 each.


Is it a grill, an oven or a smoker?

Based on a cooking technique used by the Chinese 3000 years ago, The Big Green Egg® is the most versatile braai or outdoor cooking product on the market, with more capabilities than all other conventional cookers combined – including your indoor oven!

Modelled on the clay cooking vessels used during the Chinese Qin Dynasty and then by the Japanese at the beginning of the 3rd century, the EGG® is a modern-day evolution of these ancient and energy-efficient cookers. With its airtight ceramic cooking shell, adjustable air flow and precision thermometer, you can grill, smoke, roast, slow cook or bake, and is ideal for anything from pizza to ribs, a Sunday roast or desserts.

Designed to function as a complete outdoor-kitchen-in-one, the patented draft door and dual-function metal top permits a wide range of easily adjustable cooking temperatures from ultra-high to searing to low-and-slow smoking. A permanent porcelain glaze ensures the signature green colour will not fade or discolour under any outdoor conditions.

The EGG® comes with a special Ash Remover Tool and the Grill is designed to fit into most dishwashers.
Together with a 50-year warranty, The Big Green Egg is rust proof and is available in a variety of sizes (Mini, Small and Large) that can be adjusted in height to suit the chef.

For more info visit http://biggreenegg.co.za