Recipes from Carolina Bed & Breakfast

Fresh Carolina peaches in the summer; herbs picked from the garden outside the kitchen door; tomatoes warm from the sun; local Western North Carolina apples in the fall; home baked cookies, muffins and bread; jams, pickles and chutneys, prepared on the premises: here at our Asheville inn, our bed and breakfast recipes often feature locally produced, seasonal foods.

We believe that the trade-off for convenience in using processed, ready-made foods and mixes is the loss of flavor and quality in the final product. Part of the experience of staying at our inn in Asheville is being pampered with excellent North Carolina recipes, homemade breakfasts, evening hors d’oeurves, and bedtime sweets.

With that in mind, the following recipes are provided for you to enjoy at home and include some of our guests’ favorites. Easy to prepare and serve, we hope they will make you think of our Asheville hospitality here at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast.  For more recipes please visit our blog, The Kitchen Garden  You may also enjoy #Fridaynightbites on Twitter.

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Our Guests Say...

A list of descriptors include: elegant, delicious, peaceful, fresh, friendly, helpful and a good deal considering all the amenities. We’ll never stay anywhere else.

— Morgan, Washington

Absolutely wonderful! Susan and James provided a most welcoming, beautiful home with exquisite breakfasts, delightful 5:30 wine and conversation and the favorite bedroom of our trip.

— Harriettm, Seattle, WA

A Note from Your Host…

The Holiday’s are upon us!  It doesn’t seem possible.  But shortly the inn will be decked out for the end of the year and we will be busy baking mince pies and other holiday treats.  And of course we have some specials and suggestions for our guests as well.

Be sure and  check out our Biltmore Christmas Special.  Four floors of the Biltmore decorated from top to bottom for Christmas with an evening visit which includes rooms not open during the day. The fireplaces are lit and trees aglow as you tour the house.  This year’s theme is “Hearth and Home”.  It’s a Christmas tradition not to be missed!

In addition to the display at the Biltmore, you will want to visit the Grove Park Inn to view the finalists in the National Gingerbread House Competition, on display from November 27, 2016-January 5th, 2017.  On a smaller scale, the Smith-McDowell House is an Antebellum Mansion  built in 1840 which offers a Victorian Christmas Display from November 17th.  At the Carolina we follow our family tradition of honoring Thanksgiving by refraining from decorating until after that holiday.  But once Thanksgiving is over, we give in to a whole hearted love of Christmas with a live tree decorated with glass ornaments and small trees in every room.  Special holiday baking is also a in important part of the month!

Share your Asheville Experience with someone else with the following  gift suggestions:

  1. Share your love of Asheville with someone else and purchase a gift certificate to stay at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast.  We can tailor this to meet your budget and needs.
  2. Bring a touch of the Carolina B&B to your home with a purchase of my cookbook, Our Family Table: Recipes and Lessons From A Life AbroadOrder now for shipment in time for Christmas.
  3. In conjunction with the publication of my cookbook, we will be offering a cooking package , Cooking With Susan,  at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast this winter.  Book one, two or three classes and enjoy two days in Asheville at our B&B while learning some of the recipes and lessons I learned in 27 years overseas.  For more details, click here:  Cooking with Susan  Call 828-254-3608 for more information or to book.