On Dec 07, 2013, in Bakeware, Baking Ramekins, Cake moulds, Cake Platters, Cake Stands, Candle and TeaiLight Holders, Center Pieces, Cherry Red Pillar Candle, Christmas Tree Green, Cotton Gift, crystal starlight candle stands, Crystal Vase, Dinner Sets, Gifting, Home Decor, Old Fashioned Glasses, Santa's Arrival, Serving Platters, Wine Glass, by urbandazzle
The joy of being an Indian is in the enthusiasm and vigor that we put into celebrations. We have welcomed new ideas with open arms while retaining our traditional values. Christmas has become one such time of the year when apart from those who celebrate it traditionally, the rest have jumped in with equal enthusiasm to make it the season to really be jolly. Santa’s ho-ho-ho can be heard in every nook and corner. Traditional holly wreaths, trees, fairy lights, the works, there’s nothing that is not available in the neighborhood store. Children know they better behave coz Santa would be coming very soon.
Bring the red and green into your homes in an elegant demeanor. To stay away from the plastic tackiness there couldn’t be a better way than a cherry red pillar candle sitting atop a bright green wreath of natural leaves.
Candle stands are an important part of the Christmas décor. The glimmering crystal starlight candle stands are amazing as gifts as well as for personal usage.
A distinctive edge can be attained by investing in these exquisite crystal Christmas trees, in the very colors of the season.
Ornate red vases and centerpieces are a quick fix way to achieve the holiday cheer.
Instant Christmas ambience is achieved with the snazziest red wine glasses!!!
For those who celebrate Christmas, the meal eaten to mark the holiday can be as important as the ritual of exchanging gifts or decorating a
The smell of the Christmas cake wafting out of the oven brings memories of the season and creates fresh memories all at once. The sight of the glorious Yule log is capable of breaking the vows of many strict dieters. Presentation of the piece de resistance is as important as the taste.
If you’re in need of a little seasonal cheer, why not enjoy a glass of delicious mulled wine. Adding spices such as cinnamon, cloves and star anise also boosts our antioxidant levels.
Use the below as a guideline, but feel free to add your own additional spices such as vanilla and cardamom
• 2 oranges, organic (or well scrubbed)
• Peel of 1 lemon (organic, un-waxed or well scrubbed)
• 100g caster sugar
• A generous pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
• 3 sticks cinnamon
• 6 cloves, plus extra for garnish
• 2 fresh bay leaves
• 2 bottles of fruity inexpensive red wine, preferably organic
• 500 ml water
• 5 star anise
Peel and juice one orange into a large saucepan along with the lemon peel, sugar and all the spices apart from the star anise. Add just enough water or a little wine to cover the sugar, and then simmer gently until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to boil for a few minutes to infuse the spices until you have a sticky syrup. Then add the bottles of wine and star anise to the pan and heat gently until warm. Be careful not to let the mulled wine boil at this stage otherwise the alcohol will burn off, together with many of the healthy benefits of red wine. Ladle into old fashioned glasses and decorate with a wedge of orange (studded with a few extra cloves if you wish). To make a less alcoholic version, simply add a little more orange juice and water. For a non-alcoholic version, replace the red wine with cranberry juice.
For whiskey lovers here’s the ‘whisky twist’. All you need to make a whisky twist is 3 ice cubes, 2 tbsp Johnnie Walker Red Label Whisky, 2 tbsp orange liqueur and a twist of orange peel to serve. The Johnnie Walker Red Label Whisky is muddled together with an orange liqueur such as Grand Marnier or Cointreau with a twist of orange peel to add that Christmas touch.
Have yourself a merry little Christmas coz tis the season to be jolly, the season to give and to receive, the season to love and be loved, to be merry and joyous, to celebrate life with friends and family……..