It was an awesome experience. It was nice to finally be able to check this festival out. I only wish that I get to experience this at the National Mall where it was previously held since its inception.
kids to learn more geography. Many of the states provided bookmarks and a list of great reading materials, but then there were some that provided tourist maps and info. At a book festival, I find that inappropriate.
Lisa See (fiction novelist, author of China Dolls) and Carla Hall (cook book author and co-host of The Chew) was great. Both funny and informative. (As you can see, both very popular - full house, and some were left standing or seated on the floor). Their presentations allowed me to get to know them a little better as we'll learn about their respective books. I came out from their sessions with the desire to purchase their books. You'll learn something in each. And that's something!
- Cut up a whole lemon, remove the stem and brown ends, and put in blender (yes, including the rind)
- Add 1 cup of water and 1 cup of EVOO
- Sieve through, and voila! great tasting lemon vinaigrette, great for salads, dipping and whatever you can think of.