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Sunday, October 23, 2011

N.C. State Fair Illustrated: Day 11

Posted By on Sun, Oct 23, 2011 at 11:15 AM

Emily WallaceFinal post in a series of drawings to coincide with the North Carolina State Fair (October 13-23)....

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

N.C. State Fair Illustrated: Day 10

Posted By on Sat, Oct 22, 2011 at 10:11 AM

Emily WallaceTenth post in a series of drawings to coincide with the North Carolina State Fair (October 13-23)....

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Meet-and-Three: St. Paul's State Fair Restaurant

Posted By on Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 1:12 PM

Judy Caves arrives at 6:30 a.m. each day of the North Carolina State Fair to make biscuits for St. Paul's.Judy Caves has worked through 100 pounds of flour in two hours. “It’s been really busy,” she says. It looks like things will continue that way. The tables are packed at a restaurant operated by St. Paul’s Christian Church at the North Carolina State Fair, and a line continues to grow. Across from the Raleigh church's spot in a permanent building that’s in an area known as restaurant row, vendors sell deep-fried candy bars and cotton candy. But it’s no frills...

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N.C. State Fair Illustrated: Day 9

Posted By on Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 9:45 AM

Emily WallaceNinth post in a series of drawings to coincide with the North Carolina State Fair (October 13-23)....

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

N.C. State Fair Illustrated: Day 8

Posted By on Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 10:02 AM

Emily WallaceEigth post in a series of drawings to coincide with the North Carolina State Fair (October 13-23)....

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

N.C. State Fair Illustrated: Day 7

Posted By on Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 12:55 PM

Emily WallaceSeventh post in a series of drawings to coincide with the North Carolina State Fair (October 13-23)....

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

N.C. State Fair Illustrated: Day 6

Posted By on Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 9:41 AM

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Monday, October 17, 2011

N.C. State Fair Illustrated: Day 5

Posted By on Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 9:12 AM

Emily WallaceFifth post in a series of drawings to coincide with the North Carolina State Fair (October 13-23)....

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

N.C. State Fair Illustrated: Day 4

Posted By on Sun, Oct 16, 2011 at 7:18 PM

Emily WallaceFourth post in a series of drawings to coincide with the North Carolina State Fair (October 13-23)....

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

N.C. State Fair Illustrated: Day 3

Posted By on Sat, Oct 15, 2011 at 3:31 PM

Emily WallaceThird post in a series of drawings to coincide with the North Carolina State Fair (October 13-23)....

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Friday, October 14, 2011

FDA report on oysters: Should you still eat them raw?

Posted By on Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 11:37 AM

Last month, a report issued by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) highlighted an ongoing battle between the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the oyster industry. The report, titled "Food Safety: FDA Needs to Reassess Its Approach to Reducing an Illness Caused by Eating Raw Oysters," emphasized the need for the FDA and the oyster industry to cooperate to develop a plan to reduce the number of illnesses and deaths caused by eating raw oysters. Read the report by clicking on the icon: oysters.pdf Each year, more than 30 people become ill after eating raw or uncooked oysters by...

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N.C. State Fair Illustrated: Day 2

Posted By on Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 9:32 AM

Emily WallaceSecond post in a daily series of drawings to coincide with the North Carolina State Fair (October 13-23)....

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

N.C. State Fair Illustrated: Day 1

Posted By on Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 2:44 PM

Emily WallaceFirst post in a daily series of drawings to coincide with the North Carolina State Fair (October 13-23)....

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Free persimmons—Part 2

Posted By on Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 2:05 PM

I spotted some other persimmon trees today in the 600 block of West Proctor Street (near Duke Street) in Durham. Please note these trees are on private property, that of the Duke Physician Assistant program at 800 S. Duke St. Some fruit lay on the sidewalk, but the bulk of it had not fallen far from the tree, so to speak. I recommend asking before foraging. Perhaps you can appeal to the Duke's medical focus by explaining to the powers-that-be that persimmons contain Vitamin A, Vitamin B complex, Vitamin C, lycopene, lutein, beta carotene, folic acid and several important minerals,...

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Gluten-free Funnel Cakes

Posted By on Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 10:30 AM

Makes about one dozen funnel cakes; active time about 45 minutes, total time about 45 minutes 4 ounces (1 cup) white rice flour2.5 ounces (1/4 cup) sweet rice flour2 ounces (1/2 cup) cornstarch or tapioca starch2 tablespoons granulated sugar1 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum1 cup milk2 large eggs, whisked1 teaspoon vanilla extractVegetable oil for frying, about one quartPowdered sugar for dusting 1. In medium mixing bowl, whisk together white rice flour, sweet rice flour, cornstarch, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, and xanthan gum. Add milk, eggs, and vanilla extract. Allow to stand for ten minutes. (Begin preheating...

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Dairy-free Caramel Sauce for Caramel Apples

Posted By on Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 10:30 AM

Vegan Caramel Apple 10 medium organic apples, red or green; preferably a more tart variety like Granny Smith1 recipe vegan caramel sauce (follows)10 wooden sticks (Popsicle sticks)Cookie crumbs, chopped nuts, or melted vegan chocolate (optional)Waxed paper or a cookie sheet, greased with a touch of vegan margarine Vegan Caramel Sauce 2 Tbsp. vegan stick margarine1 cup lightly packed brown sugar1/3 cup corn syrup1 cup vegan sweetened condensed milk (purchased or homemade; for recipe, see below) Directions: 1. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt margarine.2. Stir in sugar and corn syrup.3. Bring to a boil and stir in condensed...

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Meet-and-Three: Libby's Too of Durham

Posted By on Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 12:00 PM

Libby Green of Libby's Too behind the counter at her Durham restaurant.Libby Green pulls a chair up to my table, one of nine at her Durham restaurant, Libby’s Too. She eyes my plate. “You like those?” she asks of the salmon patties I’d ordered for lunch at a waitress’ suggestion. “I do,” I tell her, to which she grimaces. “I don’t.” Nearly 30 years deep in the restaurant business, salmon cakes are the one dish of which Green’s grown tired. “I used to like them,” she tells me. Green’s frankness is reflected in the restaurant itself, where a hand-scrawled sign...

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Free persimmons!

Posted By on Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 4:00 AM

Last spring, I sought out mulberry trees on public property--parks, near sidewalks and other rights-of-way. This fall, I found a great persimmon tree whose boughs are heavy with fruit. Directions: The tree is on Enterprise Street immediately to the west of its intersection with the American Tobacco Trail in Durham. (This is shortly before the half-mile mark.) The tree is on the north side of the street. I don't know if the tree is on public or private property--it seems to be in ownership purgatory-- but the fruit is landing on the sidewalk. You might as well eat it before...

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I certainly enjoyed frequent trips to DaisyCakes for pastries and coffee before music sessions at the Durham Farmers Market!

by David McKnight on DaisyCakes in Durham to close cafe; Rise Biscuits & Donuts to replace it (Food)

Rise better step it up then. No point in having two average donut shops. It was great at first, but …

by Eric Tullis on DaisyCakes in Durham to close cafe; Rise Biscuits & Donuts to replace it (Food)

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