Thursday, 21 June 2018

Cool Summer Palette:))

This is my second Blue table this season and the Palette is all about coolness & re freshness for a sultry day. The mix of Blue candles and faux Rose buds makes the center piece for an evening table styling. I have used dark Blue square cushion covers in triangular in shape as place mats. The oriental print china bowls just fits in to the setting and a new addition to my collection. Lighting the candles after sun set gave a serene look. Enjoy your Summer time with cool Blues.

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Thursday, 14 June 2018

A Setting Under The Sun:))

       As the weather being warm and humid here, yesterday's sudden change of a moody sky and the cool sea breeze made me to do an out door setting in the garden. I loved creating this setting near a group of plants & Bonsai trees on the terrace. The red themed setting with red colored light- weight leak proof carry boxes, cane baskets, checkered spread, red checked napkins, fruits and fruit juices gave an picnic look. Sometime little touches like adding a lantern and lighting a candle inside against the dropping sunlight sets a mood & ambience. 

  Picnic is always associated with fun, joy ride, eating under the sky near a beach, river bank or on a grass filled area with family and friends. Going for a picnic sometime spur-of-the-moment decision. 
Organizing a picnic with children quiet a job for elders. However clear thinking, careful planning allow you & the rest to enjoy a beautiful day out in the sun. Arranging for a picnic is not to panic. Scroll down for some picnic tips. 

1.Simple food like sandwiches are convenient for picnics. Bread and fillings can be taken separately and can be assembled on the spot. For salads crisp cut vegetables in a box and salad dressing in a screw top bottle can be carried and combined together just before eating. So that the crispness of the ingredients preserved. 
2. Vacuum flasks are good for keeping drinks hot or cold. Wide necked flasks can be used for soups, ice creams, gravy or stew. Fruit juices can be transferred  from cartons to disposable bottles or glass bottles. 
3.Disposable plates, glasses and mugs weigh less than China and more practical. However food taste better in china plates and you may prefer to take old plates that you will not miss if they are broken. As well this will allow us to keep the place trash free and say no to plastics. A kitchen knife, paper rolls, pair of scissors, spoons, bed spread or a rug, throw pillows, paper napkins, water bubble, cool-boxes, damp sponge and a large plastic dustbin bag are the things not to forget while you plan. For children accompanying the group, to carry a first-aid kit is advisable. This perfect planning will make a perfect summer holiday picnic. Happy picnicking.
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Thursday, 7 June 2018

A Cherry nice drink :)

How about turning the coffee table into cocktail, mock-tail table this season? Entertaining guests over a mixed fruit punch with other food pairings on a warm afternoon or on a bright evening is fun in total. Presentation is key to great mock-tail crowd whether it is inside or outside your home. I turned the coffee table to a mock- tail table with home made drink prepared by home grown cherries & Chinese oranges. An irresistible combination  with easy preparation, bringing little taste of that holiday feeling to the glass. 

Sweet Cherries: 1 Cup
Small Chinese oranges with skin: 4 or 5
Sugar or honey: As desired

Wash the fruits and in a blender add & run all the ingredients till it becomes smooth. Strain it in a mesh strainer adding chill water as required. Fill glasses and serve with lemon rings.

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