What Varieties Of Greens Can You Freeze Without Blanching?

Simply living in the moment and being thankful for all of life’s providing as given by Mother Earth and the Universe, mindful decor is a facet that we want as we stay at residence in these demanding instances. The very first thing to consider is where it’s to be positioned. It is apparent that a distinct kind of painting is more appropriate for every room. It might be a good step to ascertain a painting in a room before deciding to buy one. The size of the painting ought to coincide with the space allotted for it. As an illustration, it might not be a good suggestion to place up a huge painting in such a small space. It could result in making the room look more cramped. Likewise, the colour theme of the portray must also be thought-about. The general shade palette used in the specific room intended for the painting should accommodate the colours in the painting. Until the work of art is meant for use as an accent, the colors shouldn’t be too far from the color concept of that room.

I exploit fall décor in additional than simply my eating room. I take pleasure in placing …

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Pongal and Magh Bihu Home Decoration Ideas

The names and festivities differ, but the significance of the first yield of the harvest is the same across all the states in India – a time of gratitude and community celebrations! While Karnataka rejoices during Makar Sankranthi and Punjab looks forward to Lohri, the states of Tamil Nadu and Assam celebrate Pongal and Bihu at the same time.

January: The Month Of New Beginnings

Pongal – 15th to 18th January

A festival that is celebrated by Tamils all over the world, Pongal is a day of thanksgiving, where farmers give gratitude to nature for a successful harvest. The word ‘Pongal’ in Tamil literally means ‘spilling over’, and this is a euphemism for nature’s bounty. At this time, families get together to celebrate the renewal of life. A sweet dish made with rice, milk, jaggery and ghee; called Chakkara Pongal, is cooked in clay pots as the festive offering to the Gods. Traditionally, farmers would celebrate over four days, with different traditions being followed on each day.

Bhogali Bihu/ Magh Bihu – 16th January

Bihu denotes the beginning of the agricultural cycle in Assam and is marked by joyous dances, feasts and prayers. Celebrations typically start a day before the

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Festivals In India: The HomeLane Perspective

India is a vibrant melting pot of cultures and traditions, with each state celebrating its own unique festivals. At HomeLane, we’re saluting our diversity with this month-by-month article series that showcases how we can align our home décor with the festive flavour of each month. January is the month of festivals, let us have a look festivals in India from HomeLane Perspective.

January: The Month Of New Beginnings

Lohri – 13th January

The long winter nights are drawing to a close, and it’s time to celebrate! The Punjabi festival of Lohri falls on the 13th of January every year and signifies the end of the cold winter season and the onset of the harvest. Farmers in Punjab consider the day after Lohri, also called Maghi, to be the Financial New Year. Lohri is celebrated with great enthusiasm, as is the custom among the boisterous, fun-loving and warm Punjabi community. Men and women dance around a community bonfire to the beat of the Dhol drums and celebrate by eating gur rewri, gajak, peanuts and popcorn. These traditional foods are also thrown into the fire, in the belief that Agni, the God of Fire, will bring happiness and prosperity to all.

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How to Arrange a Kitchen without Cabinets

A well planned out kitchen where everything is in its place makes cooking a breeze. Most kitchen designs use cabinets to organize appliances and utensils, but what if you want to go with the no-cabinet look? Here are some ideas that can help you create a seriously stylish space, without the use of cabinets.

Look for Organizers that Save Space

This practical mug holder right next to the sink saves space and keeps your cups right where you want them. Since they are not hidden away in closed shelves, your mugs can also act as decor pieces on this stand. That’s right, keep that ‘World’s Best Mom’ mug out in the open so you can enjoy seeing it every day. An added bonus? They can drip water directly onto the drainboard, so you can skip drying them.

Use Open Shelves for Storage

Open shelves are smart and stylish and make the best use of available wall space, without adding cabinets. Since they are basically just planks of wood supported by brackets, they only cost a fraction of closed cabinets. You can look around for brackets that suit your kitchen and your taste – all wood or metal. You could choose

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