D.C.’s Maine Avenue Fish Market!

When you’re travelling to D.C., often times they overlook the places frequented by residents that might not be so glamorous and well-known but offer a unique experience of our city. The Maine Avenue Fish Market just south of the Mall is one such place. The market displays fresh seafood daily in the morning into the …
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Cardiovascular Research Foundation Convention 2014

  Who hasn’t had their heart broken? Or, at least one that feels like it needs some tap to put it back into one piece again. But there is a different kind of broken heart–the kind that doesn’t take two-to-tango. Cardiovascular disease is also called the heart disease–but not because it was torpedoed by an ex-relationship, …
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Correct Caramelized Onions Recipe

Caramelized onions are julienned onions cooked in oil over low heat for about forty minutes. If you don’t have forty minutes to spare, don’t make caramelized onions. Additionally, if you want cooked onions on a pizza and you don’t have caramelized onions, don’t make pizza with cooked onions on it. To caramelize something means to …
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(Kinda) Fun Facts about Travel Visas!

In addition to cooking at the American Guest House and slumming it around D.C. like an itinerant wastrel, I also work part-time at a visa agency near embassy row. I had zero experience with travel documents and embassy work, and my responsibilities as a courier have been relatively slight; however, after a few months in the …
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The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal in Georgetown

Last week I discovered that the canal in Georgetown isn’t called the “Georgetown Canal,” as I just blindly assumed it was. During the day I deliver passports to various consulates around the district, including the consulates of South Sudan and Venezuela on 31st street and 30th, respectively. The last few locks (large basins that compensate …
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