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Delicious Uses for Lavender Beyond the Garden

February 26, 2015 1:06 pm

Lavender is a purple flower that smells just as beautiful as it looks, creating a heavenly aroma when found growing in the wild. In addition to its incredible look and scent, lavender is also becoming a very popular addition to many recipes. The floral taste adds something special to desserts, drinks, and even dinners, as you can see from these delicious dishes.

Lemon Lavender Fizz [Saveur]
The fizzy blend of gin, lemon juice, and club soda in this cocktail sparkles on your tongue, while the lavender-infused simple syrup adds a fragrant, floral taste that’s truly unique.

Honey Lavender Ice Cream [Martha Stewart]
Lavender lovers will tell you that there are few things the herb tastes better in than sweet, creamy ice cream. This honey lavender ice cream recipe incorporates both the warm taste of honey and the soft flavor of lavender into one decadent dessert that’s worlds away from your usual Neapolitan.

Lavender Lemon Chicken [Food.com]
If you want to try incorporating lavender into a more savory dish, this chicken recipe is a wonderful place to start. A whole chicken is roasted in a lemon butter sauce seasoned with thyme and lavender, creating a tender, juicy inside and a perfectly golden browned exterior.

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Dine on Vegetarian Korean Food at Hangawi

February 18, 2015 12:02 pm

From vegans to carnivores, Hangawi vegetarian Korean restaurant pleases New York diners with fresh, organic, and healthy cuisine. Diners flock here for a harmonious experience of well-balanced flavors and a peaceful setting. The menu features traditional dishes, like spicy Kimchi mushroom pancakes and kale dumplings. Favorite entrees include the avocado stone bowl rice and the vegetarian bibimbap. Hangawi offers several cocktails, including a highly recommended mojito made with Soju, an authentic Korean alcohol.

The ambiance at Hangawi is meant to be relaxing. Diners remove their shoes and sit at traditional ground-level tables. Dark woods and interesting decor adorn the space. Regulars find it ideal for dates and group dinners. Service is always polite and friendly here. Reservations are recommended but not essential.

12 E. 32nd Street
New York, NY 10016
(212) 213-0077

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Happy Presidents Day

February 16, 2015 10:36 am

Today we take the time to honor our courageous leaders and how their visions have shaped our great country.

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