1. Environmental Film Festival Launch Party -Two tickets for the March 8, 6:30 to 9:00 pm, Warner Building Atrium, 1299 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.  (Value: $20 each)  Drawing on Monday, March 5th
Environmental Film Festival.....Three Events/Three Drawings

Enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the Environmental Film Festival
 with a purchase of any Terre&Mer Organic Products or Terre&Mer Organic Facial.
INGREDIENTS:
1 1/2 tablespoons good olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 cups chopped leeks, white and light green parts (2 leeks)
1 cup chopped fennel
1 1/2 cups Arborio rice
2/3 cup dry white wine
4 to 5 cups simmering chicken stock, preferably homemade
1 pound thin asparagus
10 ounces frozen peas, defrosted, or 1 1/2 cups shelled fresh peas
1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest (2 lemons)
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/3 cup mascarpone cheese, preferably Italian
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan, plus extra for serving
3 tablespoons minced fresh chives, plus extra for serving
DIRECTIONS:
Heat the olive oil and butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the leeks and fennel and saute for 5 to 7 minutes, until tender. Add the rice and stir for a minute to coat with the vegetables, oil, and butter. Add the white wine and simmer over low heat, stirring constantly, until most of the wine has been absorbed. Add the chicken stock, 2 ladles at a time, stirring almost constantly and waiting for the stock to be absorbed before adding more. This process should take 25 to 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, cut the asparagus diagonally in 1 1/2-inch lengths and discard the tough ends. Blanch in boiling salted water for 4 to 5 minutes, until al dente. Drain and cool immediately in ice water. (If using fresh peas, blanch them in boiling water for a few minutes until the starchiness is gone.)

When the risotto has been cooking for 15 minutes, drain the asparagus and add it to the risotto with the peas, lemon zest, 2 teaspoons salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper. Continue cooking and adding stock, stirring almost constantly, until the rice is tender but still firm.

Whisk the lemon juice and mascarpone together in a small bowl. When the risotto is done, turn off the heat and stir in the mascarpone mixture plus the Parmesan cheese and chives. Set aside, off the heat, for a few minutes, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and serve hot with a sprinkling of chives and more Parmesan cheese.

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and hydrated skin.....

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Petrushka Ballet with the Shakespeare Theatre Company

We have a pair of tickets redeemable from March 17 to March 25, 2012.  Drawing on Friday, March 9th Minimum purchase of $100 is required to be entered for the raffle.

This show is virtually sold out....so take advantage of this chance to see it!
2. Premiere screening of "La Cle des Champs" (The Field of Enchantment)

Two tickets for the Environmental Film Festival's United States Premiere screening of "La Cle des Champs" (The Field of Enchantment), presented with the Embassy of France.
 Tuesday, March 20, 6:30 pm, AMC Loews Georgetown 14, 3111 K Street, NW.
 (Value: $10 each)    Drawing on Wednesday, March 14th
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March 2012
20% off Terre & Mer Organic Products
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NUSTA SPA NEWS by Bradley Drummer
March Spring Green Risotto
Are You Getting In On The Green?

The nation goes green each March to celebrate  St. Patrick's Day alongside the Irish, but at the country's first gold rated eco spa, green is Nusta's theme every day of the year!  In honor of the holiday and "being green" we have taken $35 off the price of our Organic Facial.  Plus, take 20% off any product from our Terre Merre organic line.

March is also the month for making those last minute spring wedding preparations.  I once heard that the average American gets invited to 1.3 weddings every year!  At Nusta, we offer a private lounge for Bridal party events; face and body treatments to help you look your best for the big day, massages to help ease the mounting suspense and the stress that seems to accompany the planning of every wedding, and dont forget the amazing nail and lash services essential to the finishing touches on any look.  And for those who are having trouble finding that perfect something for the happy couple, we have wonderful gifts for both the bride and groom that really say you care.  
RECIPE OF THE MONTH
This month we have something green, yummy and sure to make your family and friends think you are an expert in the kitchen. Serve it on St. Patrick's Day for a more sophisticated dish with that green flair! Plus, it'll be a great hit with your vegetarian friends and family!
Reg. $175
80 Min Service for $140
(You Save $35)
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Wednesday, March 28 
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3. Premiere screening of "Cane Toads: The Conquest"

Two tickets for the Premiere screening of "Cane Toads: The Conquest" on Wednesday, March 21, at  8:00 pm, E Street Cinema, 555 11th Street, NW. (Value: $7.50 each)
 Drawing on Wednesday, March 14th
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  • Very relaxing and pain free application.
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  • Natural Full Set starts at $125 (up to $275)
Our last contest was so popular that we have decided to again offer our guests the chance to win tickets to attend some great shows and events in March...