Monday, October 20, 2014

The Bushnell: Live Entertainment in Hartford

October 15, 2014 2:56 pm

The Bushnell is one of Connecticut’s best performing arts center, offering everything from musicals and operas to holiday shows and arts-in-education events. Dress in your Sunday best (the Bushnell recommends business casual) and head over to this top-notch theater for a diverse selection of live entertainment options.

On stage here you'll see performances by artists like songwriter Jason Mraz, comedian John Hodgman, celebrity chef Alton Brown, and violinist Itzhak Perlman. Theater enthusiasts can look forward to touring productions. Kids are welcome at the Bushnell, which offers children’s productions all year round. For a bite to eat before or after the show, stop by the Bushnell Cafe, which offers light fare ranging from a turkey BLT to a Tuscan salad.

Check The Bushnell's online schedule for this season’s calendar and ticket prices.

The Bushnell
166 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 987-6000

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Franklin Giant Sandwich Shop: A Hartford Deli

October 7, 2014 3:36 pm

A Hartford deli, Franklin Giant Sandwich Shop has more than 20 sandwich options, ranging from veggie with cheese to chicken and eggplant combo. Hungry diners will might prefer ordering the full-sized sandwich, while those seeking smaller portions can choose from options like salads and soups.

Pizzas are available here, too, with a number of toppings. You can order up a whole pie topped with your choice of anchovies, spinach, sausage, olives, and more. Franklin also has a huge number of ingredients for sandwiches: you can order yours with meats like sausage, meatball, tuna, turkey, prosciutto, roast beef, and chicken, as well as cheeses like provolone, Swiss, and more. Hosting a party? Give them 24 hours notice and this Hartford deli can create giant sheet pizzas as well as four- and six-foot sandwiches.

Visit the Franklin Giant Sandwich Shop website to learn more!

Franklin Giant Sandwich Shop
464 Franklin Avenue
Hartford, CT 06114
(860) 296-6574

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Check Out These Fun Facts About Flax Seeds

September 30, 2014 2:32 pm

Flax seeds have been buzzed about quite a bit lately among healthy eating communities, but most people don’t know much about these tiny superfoods.

Here are a few interesting facts about flax seeds if you're considering adding them to your diet:

  1. Flax seeds are full of beneficial nutrients. They're loaded with a laundry list of good-for-you nutrients, including healthy fats, fiber, protein, and omega 3s. They’re also full of vitamins, magnesium, potassium, and lignans, which can help to prevent against cancer.
  2. You may notice that your grocery store carries both golden and brown flax seeds, but both contain the same nutritional benefits. Which type you choose depends on your own taste.
  3. Like many other foods in Mediterranean diets, flax seeds may help to prevent against many chronic diseases. They may reduce the risk of heart disease, as well as the risk of hormone-dependent cancers.
  4. There are many ways to eat flax seeds. Whether you add ground flax seeds to your baked goods, sprinkle them on your salads or use them to top your yogurts, you can incorporate them into your diet without much effort.

Frequently Asked About Flax [Ameriflax]
What's New and Beneficial About Flaxseeds [The World’s Healthiest Foods]
Flaxseeds [Vegetarian Times]
Cooking with Flax [Flax Council of Canada]

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