Author: Susan

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 »

Cooking with Susan! A Series of Cooking Classes at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Our Family Table, Specials, Things to Do, Wine and Food

I am really delighted to announce that we will be offering a series of cooking classes at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast this winter.  Cooking with Susan: Lessons and Recipes from a Life Abroad takes place on select Wednesdays and Thursdays in January and March 2017. Each week offers a different series of foods to… Read more »

Quick and Easy Appetizers From the Carolina Bed & Breakfast

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Our Family Table, recipes

Guests at our Asheville Inn, the Carolina Bed & Breakfast, often ask me how I come up with all of the different canapes and hors d’oeuvres we serve every night.  And I admit it is sometimes difficult not to repeat ourselves when guests stay for a week or more.  But over time, James, Sara and… Read more »

Carolina Bed and Breakfast Cookbook

My New Cookbook is Published! Our Family Table: Recipes & Lessons from a Life Abroad

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Innkeeping, recipes, Wine and Food

Those of you who follow this blog may remember my post of December 30, 2015 in which I made one of my New Year’s resolutions: to publish my new cookbook.  At the time I thought I would self-publish a little book of recipes for hors d’oeurves and sweets.  But my friends had bigger plans for… Read more »

Quilts, Feral Pigs and the Blue Ridge Mountains

Filed under: Autumn, Blue Ridge Mountains, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Outside Asheville, Things to Do

It was a perfect Fall day as we pulled out of the Carolina Bed & Breakfast in Asheville, NC heading towards Leicester and the Sandy Mush Valley nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  The warm sun shone down from a cerulean blue sky while the brisk breeze kept the day October cool.  We were taking… Read more »

The Sausage Roll

Filed under: recipes

Well, my parents are nearing the end of their long hike. The daily updates have been wonderful, mostly recaps on the weather, how they have honed their bog-traversing skills – and lots and lots of talk about food and what they have been eating. When you hike 16 miles in a day, you get to… Read more »