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Delicious Uses for Lavender Beyond the Garden

July 30, 2014 4:01 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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Yard House: Highly Rated Beer

July 23, 2014 4:02 pm

With one of the largest draft selections in Pasadena, Yard House certainly makes an impression on beer enthusiasts. You can choose from seasonal ciders, wheats, lambics, bitter beers, and more. Besides its impressive beer list, Yard House boasts a huge menu that everyone in your party can take pleasure in. Choices range from succulent meat dishes, like the pepper crusted filet with a creamy shallot sauce, to dishes like beef sliders and chicken penne made with all vegetarian ingredients.

Diners can also select from juicy street-style tacos, freshly seasoned pizzas, and mouth-watering desserts like the vanilla bean custard and banana brûlée. Yard House got its name from the three foot glasses stagecoaches would enjoy beer from after a hard days work. Aptly named, regulars enjoy unwinding after a long day at Yard House with some great beer and filling food.

Yard House
330 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 577-9273

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Three Useful Apps for Tennis Fans

July 16, 2014 4:01 pm

You love tennis, but unfortunately you can’t spend every day on the court. If you want to get a daily dose of tennis even when you’re on the go, there are a number of smartphone apps for tennis fanatics just like yourself. Here are a few of the best.

Tennis Channel
Browse an entire channel dedicated to your favorite sport no matter where you are with the Tennis Channel app. The sleek, easy to navigate layout makes it simple to browse through news from competitions like the Masters, as well as scores, blogs, and player profiles to keep you even more connected to the latest tennis happenings. Tennis Channel even offers HD videos of full matches from your favorite players around the world.

Tennis Channel Everywhere
Tennis Channel Everywhere enables fans to watch both live and past videos from the Tennis Channel right from any iPhone or iPad device. Keep up with current tennis matches airing on the popular television channel with the live feature, or browse through the high quality video archives to catch up on the highlights from matches you may have missed.

World Tennis News
If you prefer to read your tennis news rather than watch all of the highlights, World Tennis News is the app for you. This attractive app rounds up news and results from all across the competitive tennis circuit and compiles them into a neatly organized database that’s constantly updated.

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