Recipe: Japanese Fare, Healthy Soba Noodles

The peak of the Cherry Blossoms here in DC is always hit or miss.  Every year, the city plans a festival celebrating the Japanese culture (the trees were a given as a gift of friendship from the people of Japan to the people of the United States in 1912), complete with a parade and festivities.  And it seems like every year the blossoms peak well before or immediately after the celebration.  It's tough to be perfect when it comes to predicting the weather, right? The end of March and the month of April brings tourists from all over the country, and the world, to experience their beauty. Kids come during Spring Break and the city is buzzing with the sights and sounds of Spring's long-awaited arrival.

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