Friday, October 24, 2014

Valley Forge National Historical Park: A Piece of Pennsylvania History

October 21, 2014 2:55 pm

Whether you go for the history or just to spend a day in the park, the Valley Forge National Historical Park is a must-see travel destination. It’s one of the largest outdoor areas in southeastern Pennsylvania, with over 3,500 acres of park land, wildlife habitats, and historical sights.

The Continental Army camped in Valley Forge from 1777 to 1778 during the Revolutionary War, after which George Washington led them to triumph over their much more powerful British army in New Jersey at the end of 1778. Valley Forge is where the Continental Army trained and prepared for battle, and today it is an incredibly important landmark in our country’s history. Visitors can take guided historical tours, embark on hikes, or even enjoy a picnic surrounded by American heritage.

Valley Forge National Historical Park hosts a number of children’s educational programs, guest lectures, and other events throughout the year. The park is open from 7 a.m. to dusk year-round, except on major holidays.

Valley Forge National Historical Park
1400 N. Outer Line Drive
King of Prussia, PA 19406
(610) 783-1099
www.nps.gov/vafo/index.htm
www.yelp.com/biz/valley-forge-national-historical-park-king-of-prussia-2

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Fall Soup Guides to Keep You Warm All Season Long

October 14, 2014 12:14 pm

As soon as there’s a chill in the air and leaves on the ground, you begin daydreaming about hot soups, hearty stews, and spicy chilies when your stomach starts to rumble. If you want to expand on your basic chicken noodle recipe, these delicious fall soup guides are sure to give you some inspiration.

Chow
The Chow Fall Soup Recipes page is full of creative and seasonal soups that you’ll love to make this autumn. With high-quality, mouth-watering photos and a gallery full of recipes to browse through, you’ll never know what delicious fall soup you’ll stumble upon next with Chow’s expansive soup guide.

Good Food
The BBC’s Good Food magazine is full of delicious recipes, but its soup recipes are really something to talk about. This delicious guide aims to help readers use everyday ingredients right from your own refrigerator or pantry to create warming, nutritious soups for your friends and family this fall season. Good Food is jam packed with recipes for soups from the unique nettle soup to your basic tomato soup, with a bit of everything in between.

Fine Cooking
If you’re a more experienced home chef looking for elegant, hearty soup recipes, Fine Cooking is a wonderful resource. The cooking magazine’s website features a Favorite Fall Soups section with recipes such as White Bean Soup with Wild Mushrooms and Chive Mascarpone that make delightful meals when the weather gets chilly.

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Arugula: Leave Room for Tiramisu at This Italian Restaurant

October 7, 2014 11:51 am

Arugula is an Italian restaurant specializing in traditional dishes that are artfully prepared, yet at the same time rustic and straightforward. The restaurant's loyal Plymouth Meeting customers say the food at Arugula is fresh, well prepared, and authentic. It's also beautifully plated so that it's a colorful feast for your eyes as well as your mouth.

Try the popular bone-in, breaded veal Milanese with chopped arugula and tomato salad on the side, or indulge in a decadent plate of penne pasta with shrimp, scallops, and sun-dried tomatoes cooked in a delicate brandy tomato cream sauce. Yelp reviewers remind you to leave room for dessert, which is elevated to a work of art at Arugula. The tiramisu, which is light and moist with just a touch of rum, is an ideal end to any meal.

Arugula
2350 Butler Pike
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
(610) 941-1177
arugulacoldpoint.com
www.yelp.com/biz/arugula-ristorante-plymouth-meeting

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