Thursday, 22 March 2018

Table with Spring Beauties:)

As we navigate through Season Spring , this by far , is the best time of the year. We wonder and thank God for bathing the nature with colorful flowers. Taking inspiration from nature to set pretty setting with flowers, plants, animal/bird figurines, place mats, table linens and patterns creates a statement for upcoming Spring/Summer parties. Everyone love the colors of Spring/Summer and we often end up to marry White, Red or Off white, Red which is stunning tonal combination for color team. The different varieties/colors of Plumeria flowers are best at this time of the year in our part of world. Rare to miss it's beauty wherever it blooms.  A setting near the window with Plumeria flower stem says it all.  

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Thursday, 15 March 2018

Tea with Pretty White Flowers;)

As the charming Spring is here it is time to bring in flower power. Flowers are beautiful for decors, gifting and for many other things. Sometimes you don't need shop bought expensive flowers in vases to adorn a tea setting or a table setting. Flowers could be in our garden, back yard sometime in foot path, free ways, on the rocks in the woods and it is all around every where. It is only we have the eye to find the natures beauty. We can say hello to the winking flowers and bring them home.
Couple of pretty fresh carrot flowers from our garden with the serene white tea set turned the evening nook a ideal cool off nook for a evening tea. A egg shell candle added charm and in a recycled bottle the pretty white flowers looked simple yet pretty. The tiny sand paper vine purple flowers sprinkled over the white napkins and on the rough wooden surface looked pleasing. 


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Thursday, 8 March 2018

A Dining Scape with Lemons:)

      Everyone knows Lemonade is a drink made out of Lemons and everyone loves a sip of it. The drink from the yellow/green citrus fruit is popular during Summer in most of the countries. Indians fondly call it 'Nimbu Pani' and consume this drink a lot during Summer. The drink is served in nook and corners of the street to quench the thirst. It is made into different variations and enjoyed thoroughly from young to old. The simple method of making a glass of lime juice is just squeeze out the juice add cold water with sugar or salt. Home made  bottled lemonade syrup is handy  summer drink for yourself or for the visiting guests.

     It's wonderful to pluck  a basket full of lemons from your own garden. I felt wonderful when I plucked lemons from our lemon tree. Doing a scape in the dining area with ripen lemons and a large glass full of lemon juice was exhilarating.

Here is a simple lemonade recipe for everyone to get refreshed during Summer. 

For 8 cups.
5lbs lemons
2 cups water
2 cups Sugar

Cut the lemons to half and squeeze out two cups of lemon juice. Remove seeds if any. Pour water into a medium size sauce pan and place it on the stove over medium heat. Stir in sugar. Continue stirring until sugar is dissolved and the liquid looks clear.  
Combine lemon juice with sugar solution. Cover the pan and simmer for five minutes. But do not let it boil. Remove from fire and cool it. This concentrate can be bottled and kept in the refrigerator. 
How it is served. One part of lemonade is mixed with five parts of water per glass.  Ice cubes and crushed mint leaves can be added to get the minty taste.

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