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Paddle on Over to Flanigan’s Boathouse

May 24, 2016 12:36 pm

Paddle on over to Flanigan’s Boathouse for a flavorful selection of food and drink in a laid-back, family-friendly setting. The bar is a fun spot to throw down a beer or two with friends while you watch a game on one of the flat-screen TVs. An expansive selection of beer on draft and in bottles means there’s a brew to suit just about any taste. If you need a nosh, they’ve got appetizers like the Crab and Spinach Quesadilla, Baked Crab Dip, Spinach and Artichoke Dip, Barbecue Shrimp Skewers, and Nachos Grande. Yummy entrée salads, burgers, and sandwiches also make an appearance on the menu. Entrees include the Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, Fish and Chips, Baja Fresh Fish Tacos, Baby Back Ribs, and the NY Strip Steak. Open every day.

Flanigan's Boathouse
113 Fayette Street
Conshohocken, PA 19428
(610) 828-2628

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Saddle Up for a Pony Ride at Sandy Hill Farm

May 17, 2016 12:10 pm

“A laidback oasis close to the city.” That’s how a local describes the atmosphere of Sandy Hill Farm. Located in Plymouth Meeting, Sandy Hill Farm has been a family-run business for 30 years and counting. It's the perfect place to take young children for a fun and unique learning experience!

Sandy Hill Farm is particularly popular for kids' birthday parties. Experience a full petting farm with goats, sheep, chickens, ducks, bunnies, and pigs. After the petting farm, you can head over to brush the ponies and even hop in the saddle yourself. To end your party, you'll embark on a scenic hayride around the farm, then relax in the party room with refreshments and of course, cake.

Sandy Hill Farm also offers a summer camp for animal lovers from ages 3-11 years old, where they will learn basic horseback riding skills and animal care.

Sandy Hill Farm
1918 Sandy Hill Road
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
(610) 275-7551

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Facts About Flax Seeds You Might Not Already Know

May 10, 2016 12:04 pm

If you’re trying to improve your health and maintain a healthy diet, you may want to start incorporating flax seeds into your meals. These tiny seeds are said to be great for digestion and vascular health, and they may even help to prevent certain types of cancers. Here are just a few fun facts about flax seeds that you might not know.

  1. Flaxseeds have more omega-3 fatty acids than any other foods in the world. These acids remain stable for up to three hours in the oven, which means that you can bake flaxseeds into breads and muffins without losing the omega-3s.
  2. Flaxseeds have the highest amount of lignans of any other food. Lignans are fiber-related polyphenols that offer benefits similar to antioxidants and fibers, and they are beneficial to all humans.
  3. Flaxseeds provide support to the intestinal tract through their mucilage, or “gum” content. This water-soluble gel improves nutrient absorption into the small intestine.
  4. Flaxseeds are proven to reduce metabolic syndrome. Studies show that people who eat 30 grams of flaxseeds each day had a 20% decrease in metabolic syndrome over a 12-week period.
  5. By eating more flaxseeds, you can improve your cardiovascular system. These powerful seeds help prevent excessive inflammation in the blood vessels, keeping your blood pumping and keeping the body safe from diseases.

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