Thursday, October 2, 2014

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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Pope Park Brings History Into the Modern Day

September 29, 2014 3:35 pm

There's plenty to do at Hartford's Pope Park. You and your family can splash and swim in one of two pools—one indoors and one outdoors—or simply dip a toe on the park's noticeably pristine pond or the river that runs through it. Head to the playground instead if you have a big group of youngsters. It's been recently renovated for families, as has much of the park.

A renovation was in order since the park was built right around the turn of the 20th century. In 2000, a new plan was put into action to completely refresh Pope Park. It's well underway and has already begun to restore the park back to its original glory when Colonel Albert Pope donated the space to Hartford. Pope Park even boasts a forested area for snowshoeing and ample, convenient parking to make trips for the whole day or just an afternoon easy ones.

Pope Park
30 Pope Park Drive
Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 722-6481

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Modern Pastry: Classic Treats in Hartford, Connecticut

September 22, 2014 3:31 pm

The sign might say “Modern Pastry,” but many of the products within are classics. This Hartford bakery has become a popular local spot where visitors can find baked treats ranging from every day treats like cannoli to chic specialty cakes perfect for special occasions.

Visit and you'll discover treats like Modern Pastry's Vanilla Pyramid (a sponge cake with vanilla cream filling and toasted almonds), Italiam Rum Cake, tiramisu, and cheesecake, along with an array of cookies and cakes. The shop offers coffee, too, so you can enjoy whatever you order with a cappuccino or another espresso drink. Modern Pastry also offers full decorated cakes like Black Forest and Lemon Mousse Cake. The shop can also create custom wedding cakes, and was praised on a 2013 "best of" list by wedding website The Knot.

Want to learn more about this Hartford bakery? Visit Modern Pastry's website!

Modern Pastry
422 Franklin Avenue
Hartford, CT 06114
(860) 296-3647

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