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Natural Attractions in Washington, D.C.
By: Admin    April 04 2018 , 08:30 am
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Category: Travel , Seasons
Springtime in D.C.When you think of visiting our nation’s capital for the day what is the first thing that comes to mind? For some, it is seeing famous monuments of American history, such as the Lincoln Memorial or the Capitol building. Many others come to visit the National Zoo or the numerous art, history, and science museums. In addition to spectacular architecture and history, D.C. is home to stunning natural beauty.The National Botanical Garden The founding fathers imagined a place where the nation could “collect, grow and distribute plants of this and other countries that might contribute to the welfare of the American people.”Established in 1820, the National Botanical Garden was officially opened to the public in 1850 and then moved to its current location in 1933. You can now enjoy the Botanical Garden year round including all weekends and holidays for free!The Botanical Garden gives you...
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The Road Best Traveled
By: Admin    November 20 2017 , 05:25 pm
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Happiness Is an Open Road...Taking road trips across the United States is a great way to learn history, enrich your appreciation of nature, and have fun. Besides a car with a fresh tank of gas and a camera, you will not need to pack much else for these breathtaking adventures across some of the country’s most fascinating roads.Overseas Highway – Cross the seas to reach the Keys113 miles of gorgeous ocean viewsThe Florida Keys are a beautiful destination in and of themselves, but the highway to get there is an adventure of its own. 113 miles – most of which take you over bridges crossing the Florida Keys – provide ample photograph opportunities. Just be patient with fellow travelers, because traffic along this route can get congested.While you take your time on the Highway, make sure to stop at some of the islands along the way. You can see turtles, dolphins, shipwrecks, barracuda, an under...
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A Farm-to-Table Thanksgiving
By: Admin    November 10 2017 , 10:07 am
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Thanksgiving is one of the most wonderful times of the year. Thanksgiving provides an opportunity for family and friends to gather around a tasty meal and consciously give thanks for the many blessings in life. But what is the central point of this heartwarming holiday? The meal. It is at the table where all the magic takes place. The art of eating has been celebrated for centuries and is known to build relationships and enhance life. Since gathering around the table cultivates a plethora of benefits, why not serve food in its purest form? Organic farmers have been working hard year-round to provide you with the very best.What is a Farm-to-Table Meal?There are many variations of enjoying a farm-to-table meal. Farm-to-table meals can be enjoyed at farm fresh food festivals, farmers markets, or at your own farm house. Even if you do not live on a farm, products can be purchased from a farmer and bro...
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Thanksgiving Recipes from Your Garden
By: Admin    November 01 2017 , 01:08 pm
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Bring Fresh Produce to Your Thanksgiving TableAutumn vegetables can easily be a part of your Thanksgiving festivities this fall. Your autumn garden or farmer’s market will have abundant fresh choices of produce to be creative with and incorporate into holiday meals. Examples of autumn produce include carrots, beets, butternut squash, acorn squash, sweet potatoes, radishes, scallions, and of course pumpkins. BeetsFiber and vitamin C-rich beets make a wonderful Thanksgiving side dish. This recipe from Allrecipes is simple and has a few ingredients you probably already have in your cupboard, such as cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. An even simpler variation of glazed beets is this recipe from Genius Kitchen – all you need are beets, a lemon, maple syrup, and margarine.RadishesRadishes are plentiful in vitamin C and numerous other vitamins and minerals as well as being low calorie. The radish can eas...
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Beyond Local: The True Meaning of Farm-to-Table
By: Admin    November 01 2017 , 11:45 am
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What is Farm-to-Table?Uniting people and communities one fresh, locally-sourced meal at a time, the American farm-to-table restaurant movement deserves a closer look. Where did this movement begin? Are all farm-to-table models the same? What are you getting in return for your money (besides the tasty food!) at a local restaurant? If you have ever asked yourself these questions, read on to discover more about this important movement, and how supporting local eateries is good citizenship.One fact of life is that great food brings people together, and often helps foster a much larger sense of community. From wild grain gathering in 10,000 BC to the early formation of farming organizations in the 1800s, creating sustainable food has always been an active work in the USA. Farmers – especially in the Midwest – often created wholly sustainable land through their own efforts, growing diverse and hearty cro...
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