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What to do Easter Weekend in our Nation’s Capital?

March 31, 2015 5:18 pm

Are you looking and trying to get ideas of what to do this weekend in and around Washington D.C. while your friends and family are visiting this Easter weekend? Well look no further! Participate in:

The White House Easter Egg Roll

Easter Monday at the National Zoo

Avalon Easter Egg Hunt 2015

Also, with the weather getting warmer, it is definitely a great time to make it over to:
Smithsonian museums along the Washington D.C. mall.
Mount Vernon (George Washington's estates).
Ride a DC Duck.

Even though many of the areas museums and historical attractions are open, definitely do your best to make contact prior to going to avoid disappointment. Happy Hunting and Enjoy!

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Today’s Imponderable: What Causes Freezer Burn?

March 27, 2015 5:05 pm

Freezing delicate foods like fresh fruits or meats is a great way to preserve these items for a longer time than the refrigerator can provide. Unfortunately, if not frozen properly, the chill of the freezer can inflict freezer burn on your poor groceries. You may have noticed dull, grey color patches on food kept in the freezer, but what exactly is freezer burn?

Freezer burn occurs when the thin layer of moisture on the outer layer of most foods evaporates into the freezer, causing the food to dry out in those stripped areas. The result is a white or brownish spot on the surface of the food, which, though not harmful to eat, certainly looks unappealing. Freezer burn can also affect the texture of the food and make it taste bland and flavorless.

Lucky for fans of the freezer, preventing freezer burn is very simple: You must keep all parts of the food completely shielded from the dry, cold air, which you can do by wrapping it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil!

Freezer Burn [Wikipedia]
What is “freezer burn?” [Everyday Mysteries]
What Is Freezer Burn – Causes & How to Prevent It When Freezing Food [Money Crashers]
Food Science: What is Freezer Burn and How to Prevent It [The Kitchn]

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Decades Skating Party at Pentagon Row

March 21, 2015 12:10 pm

Hey all you ice skaaaaters! This weekend is the last weekend to skate at the ice rink at Pentagon Row. Also, there is a Decades Party today, 21 March from 6 PM to 10 PM. Skate to all of your favorite tunes from the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s! Check out this link for more details: www.pentagonrowskating.com

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