Category: Autumn

Thanksgiving Baking: Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

Filed under: Autumn, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, recipes, Thanksgiving

No sooner had I posted a picture of our delicious little Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes than the request was made for the recipe.  Everyone seems to be in the mood for some Thanksgiving baking! So this morning I quickly whipped up a second batch so I could try some adjustments to the seasoning before posting.  And… Read more »

Thanksgiving Baking: Pecan Pie Cupcakes.

Filed under: Autumn, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, recipes, Thanksgiving

Poor Thanksgiving.  It’s one of my favorite holidays and it so often gets lost between the excitement of Halloween and the hype of Christmas.  There’s not a lot to the holiday:  it’s about baking, food, family and appreciating all we have. (Although to my mind, that is a great deal!).  But we try to respect… Read more »

Ten Ways to get the Best out of October in Asheville, NC

Filed under: "Ten Best" Lists, Autumn, Carolina Bed and Breakfast

October has passed. The leaves have put on their show. Nights are getting longer and days are colder.  The crowds are dwindling and the pace is slowing.  This year, 2015,  was the busiest ever for the Carolina Bed & Breakfast with close to 100% occupancy for the month.  Asheville has been crazy, traffic impossible and… Read more »

Apple Picking near Asheville, NC!

Filed under: Autumn, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Farmer's Market, Outside Asheville, Things to Do

This was it!  The week when the leaves were at, or nearing, peak color and the weather was perfect: warm sunshine and cold nights.  James and I had plans to take advantage of this lovely confluence of events and take a full day off from the Carolina Bed & Breakfast in order to climb Grandfather… Read more »

Changing Seasons at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast: Balsamic Sauteed Grape Bruschetta

Filed under: Autumn, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, recipes

August is winding down.  The trees are alive with the sounds of tree frogs and cicadas as they prepare for the autumn.  Sunrise is later and there is a feeling of something new to come in the air. As the seasons change, this is often a slower time for us at the Carolina  Bed &… Read more »

How to Grow Pumpkins in Asheville, NC (or not)

Filed under: Autumn, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Gardens, Innkeeping, Nature

We didn’t actually set out to grow pumpkins at our Bed and Breakfast in Asheville, NC. It pretty much came about by accident.  Whether or not we will succeed is yet to be seen. How did it happen? When we bought the Carolina Bed & Breakfast in September of 2009 it needed a lot of… Read more »