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Diana and Ashley's excellent donut adventure

Article: Diana and Ashley's excellent donut adventure

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I never really understood the allure of the food crawl. Sure, there’s the obvious pleasure of going from place to place and gorging on food, but I wasn’t particularly enthused by the prospect of the aftermath of said gorging: belly bulge, greasy mouth, the inability to move from the fetal position for the rest of the day. Aside from holidays, Chinese restaurants and the days I’m cranky or sad or happy and need to eat my feelings, I like to eat when I’m hungry and stop when I’m not. So um, really, hardly ever.

But then the idea of a donut crawl started circulating in my head. Every day I pass by three donut shops on my way to work, and then again on the way home. Located on the same one-mile stretch, they called out to me as I drove by. “Donut crawl. Donut crawl. Donut crawl,” they seemed to say. I couldn’t stop thinking about it, couldn’t shut up the voice that kept pulsing inside of my head. So finally, after weeks of taunting, I commissioned my best friend to join me in my gluttonous mission. We picked an upcoming Saturday and set a starting time and place. “No turning back now,” I thought with a mixture of excitement and disgust. I could practically feel the impending stomachache that I would surely incur from embarking on this gastronomical misadventure.

Have New Yorkers forgotten what fresh food tastes like?

Article: Have New Yorkers forgotten what fresh food tastes like?

When the Founding Fathers first tasted the fruit America had to offer they almost couldn’t stand it, the flavors were so intense. It’s almost impossible for New Yorkers to find fruit like that now. Yes, there are some good farmer’s markets, but one of the problems with farmer’s markets is that the farmers themselves have to trek out to the city and spend an entire day at a market stall when they could be back on their farm.

Connecticut Honors Community Actions to Fight Climate Change

Article: Connecticut Honors Community Actions to Fight Climate Change

HARTFORD, Connecticut, May 30, 2008 (ENS) – Governor M. Jodi Rell has recognized seven individuals and organizations with awards from the Governor’s Steering Committee on Climate Change. Governor Rell said, “Connecticut has been a leader in addressing climate change by putting strong programs in place to reduce dangerous greenhouse gas emissions across all sectors of…