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Friday, October 12, 2012

Herbs and Spices Add More Than Flavor


Adding herbs and spices to a dish can transport a meal to far away lands. Think about it. Galanga, cilantro and chilies are signature ingredients for Thai food. Oregano, basil and garlic are the triumvirate of Italian cuisine. Herbs and spices can make ho hum, everyday dishes vibrant and exotic.

Beyond adding enticing flavors, herbs and spices do wonders imparting healthful benefits too. 

Click links to read more:
A Beginner's Guide to Herbs and Spices
Spice of Life
International Grocery 543 9th Ave NYC 10018
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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

NYC Honey Festival and Concord Grapes


Went to the New York City Honey Festival on the boardwalk at Rockaway Beach as summer slipped into fall.

Check out the Cooking Lounge Tumblr to see pictures from New York City Honey Festival.

In Union Square Farmers' Market,  honey bees swarmed baskets of concord grapes. 
Sweet reminder of how Honey comes to be.

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