Krispy Kreme Burger: Don't try this at home kids

KKBurger I get chest pains and indigestion just thinking about this one. 

I'm strictly a red candy apple girl.

Okay, well maybe I'll gnaw on a Turkey Leg (but only in the privacy of my home - that'll be to go, please). 

Take plenty of Rolaids.  It'll be a bumpy ride at the food concessions on the Midway.

NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC , through Oct. 24

International festival starts Friday with food, dance, & music

Travel the globe without leaving the Triangle.

The 25th International Festival of Raleigh starts tonight at 4:30 and wraps Sunday at 9 pm.

Chill in the biergarten, graze the sidewalk cafes, or shop the world bazaar. Kids can visit Sophia's Corner for face-painting, storytelling, games and other fun.

The event kicks off with a Naturalization Ceremony for new citizens at 2:30 today.

Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and kids 7-12, and free for 6 and under.


Raleigh Convention Center
500 South Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27601


Friday, October 1st 4:30pm - 10pm
Saturday, October 2nd 10am - 10pm
Sunday, October 3rd 11am - 7pm

18th annual Raspberry Festival this weekend

Clowning around at Raspberry Fest (photo Cottonwood Chronicle) Cottonwood, ID -- The 18th Annual Raspberry Festival will be held Sunday, August 1, at the Monastery of St. Gertrude (465 Keuterville Road). 

A benefit for the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude, this family-oriented event features activities for the whole family, including a fun run and walk, car show, arts and crafts fair, kids carnival, quilt show, live entertainment, cultural demonstrations and raspberry products. The day’s activities kick off with the 10K Fun Run (6.2 miles) or 5K walk (3.1 miles) at 8 am. The course begins at the Museum and takes runners and walkers over a pleasant, paved road to Keuterville and back.

The quiet country road offers views of the Seven Devils mountains, the Gospel-Hump Wilderness Area, the Salmon River breaks and the Camas Prairie, making it one of the most scenic runs/walks in Idaho.

Registration begins at 7 a.m. and includes a t-shirt and post-race refreshments. Register online at A hearty Pancake Breakfast will be served outside the Museum, 8-10 am, featuring pancakes, bacon and scrambled eggs. Festival attendees can shop the arts and crafts fair, where more than 40 vendors have handicrafts and other homemade items on display.

Check out the classic Show ‘n’ Shine car show in the parking lot, the quilt show in Spirit Center and kids carnival on the shady lawn.

New this year, the Raspberry Rendezvous will feature muzzle loading, historical costumes and cultural demonstrations.

The centerpiece of the festival is lunch, with BBQ beef sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs and Raspberry Shortcake served in the high school gym next door. Eat in the gym with your friends and enjoy live entertainment, or take your lunch outside to sit in the grass and people watch.

The 18th Annual Raspberry Festival is dedicated to Sr. Wilma Schlangen (1915-2010). Sr. Wilma tended the St. Gertrude’s raspberry patch for decades and provided inspiration for the festival.

Cheese and Beer Class at Stinky Brooklyn


Don't know what to serve with your stout? Let the cheese-perts at Stinky Brooklyn show you how now.

Stinky offers a class and tasting of six beers with six cheeses.  See why these two ancient staples were made for each other.

• Saturday July 31, 2010
• One o'clock
• Stinky Bklyn 261 Smith Street Brooklyn, USA
• $25 Dollars per person

Seating is limited. Call 718.522.7425 for reservations.

4th annual Edgy Moms event from Brooklyn Reading Works

So what is an edgy mom? Based on the reading I'd have to say it's a mom who questions authority and group-think, and who tells the truth, even if it's shocking. Also, judging from the night's readers, edgy moms are funny!

- Louise Sloan, author of Knock Yourself Up, A Tell All Guide to Becoming a Single Mom

Brooklyn Reading Works presents the Fourth Annual Edgy Mother's Day on May 20, 2010 at 8PM at The Old Stone House in Park Slope. It's motherhood without sanctimony and an evening  of maternal revelry, wisdom and irreverent fun.


This is not your mother's Mother's Day but a celebration of mommydom nonetheless that will shock, rock, and make you laugh 'til your thongs snap!


Hear Brooklyn writers of non-fiction, fiction, memoir and poetry rant and rave about mothers and motherhood. They will shock, amuse, and entertain but won't make you eat carrots before dessert.


Bring a friend. Or bring your mom.


Hosted by Louise Crawford and Sophia Romero, here's the evening's line-up:

--Marian Fontana, author of A Widow's Walk

--Rosemary Moore, author of Side Street

--Martha Southgate, author of Third Girl From the Left

--Wendy Ponte, author of Mothering Magazine's Having a Baby Naturally

--Sophia Romero, blogger, The Shiksa from Manila and author of Always Hiding

--Yona Zeldis McDonough, author of Breaking the Bank

--Michele Madigan Somerville, poet and author of Black Irish and WISEGAL

--Allison Pennell, F--cked in Park Slope Blogger and parenting writer

--Kathy Fine, educator


The Where and When

Date: May 20, 2010 at 8PM

Location:  The Old Stone House
Fifth Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets
Phone:  718-768-3195
7:30 p.m.:  Open bar/Wine donated by Shawn Liquors
8:00 p.m.:  Reading

Suggested contribution:  $5 includes refreshments
Reading is open to all - not just mothers - though please leave children at home


2010 Peace March to Assisi

Assisi Peace March The 2010 Peace March from Perugia to Assisi is planned for Sunday, May 16.

The March for Peace starts in the center of Perugia, capital city of Umbria, and proceeds to Assisi, the City of Peace, about 18 miles away.

People of all ages and nationalities, lay and religious representatives and organizations from all over Italy and around the world walk side by side to the highest point in Assisi for a peaceful demonstration at the Rocca Maggiore, the ruined castle that overlooks the Basilica of St. Francis and the city below.

Read more at Italian Notebook.

Farm to Fork local NC fundraiser set May 23

Farm To Fork Fundraiser Join a remarkable group of NC Piedmont and cooks for an evening of food, live music, and fun!

W.C. Breeze Family Farm
Extension and Research Center
4909 Walnut Grove Church Road
Hurdle Mills, Orange County
(A few miles north of Hillsborough)

Organized by Slow Food Triangle, Center for Environmental Farming Systems, and Orange County.

Proceeds will benefit the PLANT at Breeze Farm Enterprise Incubator, an innovative and important sustainable agriculture program in Orange County, and the Center for Environmental Farming Systems.

Last year,  more than $10,000  was raised.

Tickets are available now and must be purchased in advance at

$50 for members of Slow Food, CEFS, and Friends of Breeze Farm.

$60 for non-members.

Brownstone Brooklyn features secret gardens tour

Enter the secret gardens of Brownstone BrooklynCity folk know how precious a postage stamp piece of green can be. Now you can catch a secret glimpse of what people are creating with their glorious green.

Brownstone Brooklyn Garden District presents its self-guided 13th Annual Garden Walk, June 6, 2010, from 11 am-5 pm.

Spend a Sunday afternoon being inspired by the creativity of this neighborhood's urban gardeners. Stops on the tour include single, double and triple-lot city refuges.

Pick up a self-guided map at the corner of Washington Avenue and Lafayette, just outside the entrance to the G train, and enter into a  green wonderland that cannot be seen from the street.

This year's stroll features 15 private gardens in the historic district of Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.

In addition to private gardens, many of which also feature the artwork of their creators folded into their greenery, the tour includes several vibrant community gardens, a newly planted garden entitled, Symbols, Parables and Healing, sponsored by BBGD in partnership with Teen Challenge, the drug recovery and prevention program at 444 Clinton Avenue, The Pratt sculpture Garden, green graffiti art installations and a Living-Couture Fashion Show in a neighborhood church.

All proceeds from the Garden Walk fund activities that support, encourage and facilitate local gardening, urban farming and environmental art.

Tickets are available in advance for $15 at:

and for $20 the day of the event.  Local ticket outlets will be announced shortly.

photo: BBDG

Refresh Your Nest with help from eco experts

 The air in an average home has two to five times more pollutants than outdLearn how to detox your home hereoor air, according to EPA reports.

Yikes! Open the windows, please. 

Better yet, take advantage of a free seminar, sponsored by SANYO and Green Nest, that will show you how to clean up your living space and improve your indoor air quality.  SANYO is giving away a free Air Washer Plus, their eco-friendly air purification system. 

Lisa and Ron Beres of Green Nest conduct the seminars in California, New York, Virginia and Illinois. The Beres are frequent guests on the Today Show, The Doctors and other national TV shows.


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