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La Scala: Traditional Italian Cuisine in Randolph, Massachusetts

November 19, 2014 5:04 pm

If you’re looking for a restaurant that serves all of the Italian food that you love, come to La Scala. Located at the corner of Reed and Main Streets in Randolph, Massachusetts, La Scala has the food and the ambiance to give you a total dining experience. Even the outside of the restaurant can make you think of a villa in Tuscany! Come in and relax in the spacious dining room, with high ceilings and a warm hearth.

For lunch or dinner, you will find a variety of tasty dishes. For starters, get an appetizer or go for the soup of the day. The pasta is always delicious because it’s made from scratch, every day. Regulars really like the varied chicken dishes, but the veal and seafood entrees are also worth a look.

Not far from Windsor Woods at Canton, La Scala is open Mondays through Fridays for lunch, and every day for dinner.

La Scala
1070 N. Main Street
Randolph, MA 02368
(781) 963-1700

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How to Break Free From a Fitness Plateau

November 12, 2014 6:40 pm

Even if you’re dedicated to your workout routine and have seen major strides, you can hit a point where your old exercises just don’t seem to work anymore. If this sounds familiar, you may have hit what's called a “fitness plateau.” Get out of the rut and back on track by mixing up your routine with these simple steps.

  1. Stay well-rounded. A good workout program incorporates both cardiovascular activities and strength training. If you’ve shed pounds by running every day, you’ll need to start lifting weights, doing yoga, or trying some other type of strength exercise in order to get out of the rut. Likewise, you’ll need to add a cardio exercise in order to see more results from weightlifting.
  2. Forget about the scale. Even if you haven’t lost weight in a few weeks, that doesn’t mean that your body isn’t changing. You could still see results in your cardiovascular health, strength, and other areas.
  3. Take a break. It may seem like working out every single day will yield better results, but you could actually be overworking yourself and diminishing your results. Your muscles need days off in order to grow, so plan a day of rest in between continual days of exercise.

Overcoming a Fitness Plateau [American Heart Association]
Fitness 2.0: How to Overcome Exercise and Diet Plateaus With Minimal Effort [Lifehacker]
How to Overcome a Workout Rut [U.S. News]

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Hold the Sauce: Deliciously Unexpected Ways to Enjoy Cranberries

November 6, 2014 5:03 pm

The usual cranberry sauce can start to feel a bit overdone come Thanksgiving time, but that doesn’t mean that you should rule out cranberries entirely. This tart berry offers a wonderful fall flavor, and they can be used in ways that you might not have ever imagined. Check out these creative culinary uses for cranberries.

Cranberry-Apple Brined Pork Chops [cranberries.org]
Applesauce isn’t the only fruit sauce that pairs well with hearty pork chops. This recipe involves brining the pork with cranberry juice and some simple spices for up to eight hours in the refrigerator before baking, ensuring that the sweet and tart flavor is incorporated into every bite.

Cranberry-Orange Pancakes with Cranberry-Maple Syrup [myrecipes.com]
This recipe offers a double dose of cranberry first thing in the morning, which is a great way to start the day. Zesty cranberry and orange add a full flavor to the buttermilk pancakes, while the cranberry-infused maple syrup topping gives the short stack a sweet flavor that’s perfect for fall.

Cranberry-Maple Bread Pudding [marthastewart.com]
Make the most of that seemingly useless stale bread by turning it into a bread pudding with a complex cranberry-maple compote topping. Since the bread is already made, this recipe is especially great as a last-minute dessert.

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