On Behalf of Bees

I remember growing up, hearing about “The Birds and the Bees” in hushed, embarrassed tones.  I confess: I actually thought at some point, my parents were going to offer some new and startling wisdom about birds and bees that was critical to my well-being.  Well, that never happened.  So, this Earth Day,  in honor of…

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The Connecticut Oyster's Comeback

I’m not really sure when I started eating oysters, but it seems to me it was about the same time I met my husband, some 22 years ago. They really are an acquired taste (oysters – not my husband) – pretty hardcore, if you ask me – but once you’re hooked, they truly are hard…

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iPhone Envy and the Guilt-free Way to An Upgrade

I never wanted a “smart phone” in the first place but my husband surprised me  with a Blackberry  three years ago – basically becoming a co-dependent in what has become my ever-growing  email addiction.  I admit it:  At first I loved it, forever  hypnotized by the subtle vibration and blinking red light, indicating that I received…

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Horseshoe Crabs: An Appreciation

It’s pretty much undisputed that Memorial Day kicks off summer.  When I think of summer, I think of the beach.  And who among us hasn’t encountered a horseshoe crab while strolling along the sand?  Especially if you’re hanging out along the East Coast. I admit  I’ve always been a little fearful of those primitive crustaceans with their…

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Green Seafood

I spent a morning talking seafood with Tom Neal at Whole Foods in West Hartford, Connecticut.  Specifically, sustainable seafood and how do we ensure that we’re able to enjoy oysters, lobsters, clams well into the future.  This is a real concern of mine, given all the reports of overfishing, especially here in New England where I’ve spent…

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Gassing up with Algae

It’s true – in the future, you may actual gas up with a fuel that comes from seaweed or microscopic organisms that float in the ocean.  University of New Haven is in the midst of a research project that is pulling algae from Long Island Sound to test its potential to be turned into a biofuel.  I…

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Danolas Productions Blog Debut

So it’s finally happening.  I’m up and blogging.  I’ve been anticipating this for awhile because I have so much going on! First and foremost, I’m working on my new show  “Shades of Green: New England” which features the most inspiring, passionate, authentic business owners you will ever meet!  Their mission: to set new industry standards…

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