August and September are the months when tomatoes are at their ripest. I always take advantage of these months when good tasty tomatoes are easily available to whip up a scrumptious tomato pasta sauce or tomato curry. As I savor the sweet and flavorful sauce, which one could easily make from scratch, I also lament about the impending cooler months, when tomatoes tend to be relatively less dense and hence a blander in taste. Well, I decided I should lament no more and spend a […]
As this issue is published online, many of us might have already left for our summer vacation. Wherever you are, we wish you a safe and pleasant journey. For those who have decided to ‘stay home’ to avoid this peak holiday season, inviting friends who are also in town, to your home for a casual meal may be a great way to spend the long summer days. ViTRINE’s Dining and Living has a couple of healthy light rice salad dishes that you […]
Party invitations with dress codes stipulations can be time consuming and distressing or plain fun and challenging but no matter how we wish to look at it, a little inspiration and help from fashion bloggers or from Pinterest is always welcomed!
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Most of us will feel at ease seeing “semiformal” on our invite. This indicates the kind of attire we are most familiar with for evening weddings and summer soiree: cocktail or festive, dinner party-appropriate attire that we can find in the evening wear section of a department store. Semi formal does not however mean come as I wish, we’re talking knee-length, “big-night-out” dresses of the sort they might wear to a New Year’s Eve party or on a special date.
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I juice every morning, but it takes the moon to turn blue for me to happily include kale in my juicing routine! So Martha’s green smoothies seem a more viable and palatable alternative to juicing kale, brocoli, and cabbage!
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As would any energetic girls, no summer season should be spent without a trip to the beach, dressed comfortably and yet elegantly.
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As the summer heat rises, so is my appetite for cold water and cooler dishes. But one can only drink so much water to hydrate oneself. But wait, before you give in to a can of of ice cold coke, here is a simple recipe that can help keep us from straying to pop sodas. A fruit-yohurt popsicle is an healthy way to stay cool. Blend 1 large banana, juice of 1 lime, with half a bowl of yoghurt and […]
An easy dish to prepare for a hot summer weekend lunch. Credit must be given to Maria Teresa ingenuity…the tomato sauce is a simple preparation of fresh tomato pulp flavoured with fresh basil, salt, pepper, garlic and extra virgin olive oil. Chill in the fridge and toss in cooked tagliolini when ready to serve. Make sure you have bread to soak up the leftover yummy sauce, every drop is worth savouring!
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The simplest recipe for a healthy start to the summer. Buy these summer fruits (preferably organic and fairtrade) off the market and blend them fresh with half a tub of yoghurt.
Spaghetti tossed in lemon flavoured chilli and garlic oil – a perfect summer lunch treat Ingredients: Olive oil + chilli + garlic cloves + lemon zest + a generous touch of lemon juice + rocket leaves and basil
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We love exquisite starters that are just too simple to make…The spring and summer seasons are perfect seasons for grated horseradish on grilled tofu flavoured with Ponzu soy.