Spring 2017 Products We Love

By CSL Staff
May 26, 2017

city style and living magazine Vitamix blender smoothie

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Viva The Mighty Vitamix

It’s little wonder that this company has become iconic for providing industrial strength blenders for home-use. The Vitamix Legacy Series 7500 delivers power to make an endless list of food possibilities from smoothies, nut butters and soups to pestos, marinades and frozen cocktails. best of all, it makes whipping up a meal quick and easy.

Top Tips for making the most of local produce

1  PLAN, PRIORITIZE AND PREPARE
Planning ahead will help determine what produce you purchase. Search for seasonality charts in your region to get an idea of what items are at their peak, and design your menus accordingly.

2 PESTO, SOUP AND FROZEN YOGURT
Pesto Nearly any fresh herb or green vegetable can become a delicious pesto style sauce when combined with nuts, oil, garlic and grated cheese in a blender.
Soup Roast seasonal vegetables with salt and black pepper. Then blend with stock to make a delicious soup.
Frozen Yogurt Want a quick, healthy dessert? Freeze Greek yogurt with a touch of nut milk. Then blend with frozen fruit and honey.

3 USE IT ALL UP
Remember that nearly all parts of produce are usable. Vegetables like beets, carrots, kohlrabi and turnips have attached greens that are edible.
They make an excellent addition to your morning smoothie or stir fry.

CSL’s Guide to The Perfect Green Smoothie
Smoothies are a great, portable way to incorporate a multitude of produce like dark, leafy greens into your diet

1 Part Vegetable or Fruit banana, apple, orange, pear, celery, carrot, beet
2 Parts Leafy Greens kale, spinach, lettuce
1 Part Liquid fresh juice, nut milk

CSL’s favourite Vitamix model?  Vitamix Legacy Series 7500, $639.95;

city style and living magazine rose gold flatware towle table setting with succulent

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Trend Alert: The Golden Rule

Easily add a touch of glamour to everyday dining with rose gold flatware.

Made by combining gold with a small amount of copper to impart a pink hue, gold cutlery is a major trend. Originating in the fashion world, it  has officially crossed over into home ware, and we couldn’t be more pleased. Here are a few ideas to add rustic-modernity to your table setting.

SWEET SUCCULENTS Looking for a place setting that guests can take home? Pale green succulents in pots, are easy to transport and require little tending.

NEUTRAL TERRITORY Rose quartz and serenity (pale grey) were the colours of the year in 2016. Combine the two for a calming feel.

MODERN ART Adding a bouquet of tulips, roses or peonies adds a touch of romance.

Towle Living Wave Rose Gold Plated 20 Piece Flatware Set, $180;


This original products we love article first appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.

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