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American Trail Exhibit Opens at National Zoo

August 31st, 2012 · 3 Comments

The newest exhibit at our National Zoo opens to the public at noon tomorrow, Saturday, September 1. After lengthy renovations, the American Trail, home to North American river otters, beavers, the bald eagle, wolves and the beloved seal and sea lions, reopens with additional viewing areas, environmentally-friendly site design and water conservation features. Of course, [...]

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Lemon Artichoke Risotto with Shrimp

March 30th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Facing an empty fridge upon our return home from vacation, I was in need of groceries and inspiration this past weekend. I happened to catch a mention on Twitter of food52‘s risotto party and was inspired to make a spring risotto. I knew I wanted to include lemon and mint, and had been intrigued by [...]

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Tags: grains · meatless monday · recipes · seafood · sustainable family supper · vegetarian

Sustainable Fish Soundbites

June 12th, 2009 · 2 Comments

New here? Please pull up a chair (okay, odds are you’re already sitting) and let me point you towards some kid-friendly recipes, farm visits or local farmers market reports. If you like what you see, you may be interested in subscribing to the feed or signing up for free e-mail updates. And please leave a [...]

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Tags: fish · food for thought

Shellfish on Friday

February 27th, 2009 · 9 Comments

Now that Lent is here, I have even more incentive to try new seafood recipes to incorporate more sustainable seafood into our diet. This was actually our Shrove Tuesday pancake meal, but we will definitely be making it again. Shellfish is loaded with nutrients (scallops with vitamin B12) and while my son isn’t yet slurping [...]

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Tags: fish · recipes · seafood