Author: Susan

Food Demo Tray

How to Create a Cooking Demo for Live Presentation

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Innkeeping, Our Family Table, Uncategorized, Wine and Food

One of the best things about being an innkeeper is all of the new opportunities it has brought to me.  Over the past eight years, in addition to learning how to run a B&B, I have learned about marketing (especially over the internet), social media, book publishing and selling and now, how to create and… Read more »

Cracklings on green salad

A Valentine’s Dinner Recipe: Duck Breast with Green Peppercorn Sauce

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Our Family Table, recipes, Valentine's Day

Here is your recipe for February.  I am posting it a little early as it is a Valentine’s Dinner Recipe.   This recipe for Duck Breast with Green Peppercorn Sauce is one of my favorites from our days in Paris during the 1980’s but it is timeless in its appeal.  The recipe is also featured… Read more »

Thoughts on a Life Lived Abroad

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast

On my blogging schedule for this week was a blog about the Lunar New Year which is being celebrated in many Asian countries this week.  But the events of the past few days have made it impossible for me to write a light hearted blog about the culture and food we enjoyed in our years… Read more »

January Recipe of the Month: Sweet Breakfast Popovers

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast

Here, as promised, is the recipe of the month for January:  Sweet Breakfast Popovers.  Guests at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast may recognize these as Wimbledon Popovers.  So what are they really?  Wimbledon Popovers are sweet breakfast popovers which are served with a mixture of summer berries reminiscent of the “Summer Pudding” which is a… Read more »

boy and girl kissing salt and pepper shakers

Make your Valentine’s Day Special!

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Specials, Valentine's Day

Valentines day is coming and can I just say, right off the bat, that it is hard to imagine anywhere more romantic (and affordable) than a bed and breakfast?  Our Asheville inn, the Carolina Bed & Breakfast, is a perfect example of this. We would love to help you make your Valentine’s Day special! Here… Read more »

Happy New year 2017

New Year’s Resolutions 2017: Cookbooks, Blogs and Recipes

Filed under: About Asheville, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Innkeeping, Our Family Table, Wine and Food

It’s New Year’s resolution time again! In the past I tended to pooh-pooh the idea of making a resolutions but a conversation with one of my daughters has changed my mind.  Abby doesn’t look at her New Year resolutions as large, life changing items.  Instead she looks for small changes.  For example, instead of deciding… Read more »

Christmas in Asheville

Filed under: About Asheville, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Christmas in Asheville, Our Family Table

It was December 10th, that pivotal day when it starts to be acceptable to indulge in all things Christmas.  So I put on my reindeer earrings and green leggings and set out from the Carolina Bed & Breakfast  to sell my cookbook while enjoying Christmas in Asheville. My first stop takes me out to Addison… Read more »