Enjoying the colorful farmer’s market.

So much color at the Raleigh Farmer’s Market this time of year! Pumpkins, gourds, and mums are all so bright and festive!

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Even the eggplants are colorful!

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I especially like the white pumpkins!

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In the garden, the Korean daisies are beautiful!

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And I think the vegetables have given up their last!

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I am enjoying the cool nights and the falling leaves…

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Easy whipped cream and cream soaked fried toast!

I am an economist! I hate throwing anything away! So I had some whipping cream in the refrigerator and a French baguette which was not the freshest! Milk and bread and this what happened!

It’s kind of like a German style French toast. Soak slices of the day old baguette in milk and then fry it in just enough hot oil to brown it.
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I like them a golden brown. Remove and leave on paper towels to drain a cool. The cream in the bread will be very hot!
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Making the whipped cream.

Place the cold whipping cream in a container with a little sugar to sweeten- if you wish.

Shake vigorously!

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After about 15 minutes or so- BAM!

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A dollop on the fried bread- mm

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And now you can go to the farmers market and look at pumpkins!

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A few favorite things at this time of the year…

Muhly Grass- these are in the desert garden at the JC Raulston Arboretum at North Carolina State University

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Pho – a Vietnamese beef broth and chicken soup with basil and cilantro

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Cold nights

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Camellia sasanqua – the Fall and Winter bloomers of the genus. This is Hanna Jiman

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Blood lilies

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I love this border and The Necessary at JC Raulston – (the restroom)

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And I can’t leave out the fried green beans at The Borough in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina

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Yummy!

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