Category: Carolina Bed and Breakfast

Mica is a multi-layered mineral with many uses

Mica and the Carolina Bed & Breakfast

Filed under: About Asheville, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, History

Admit it, you are intrigued!  What does mica have to do with an Asheville Bed and Breakfast?  Well, it all goes back to the original owner of the house at 177 Cumberland Avenue. Recently we were visited by the great-grandson of Vance Brown who owned the house from 1901 to the Mid-1940’s . Brown was… Read more »

Junction/Mouton Noir Dinner Oyster

Talking About Food and Wine In Asheville

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Restaurants, Wine and Food

Last night we were fortunate enough to attend “Mouton Noir Makes, The Junction Takes…A Wine Evening with Andre Hueston Mack” at the Junction Restaurant  in The River Arts District of Asheville. Readers of this blog know that everyone at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast is a big fan of the Junction. Last night’s dinner was… Read more »

Window Shopping for Dessert.  Was I really that young?

From Breakfast in Bed to Bed & Breakfast: How It All Began

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Innkeeping

As I have recently discovered, I can’t create a cookbook without some serious thought about what kind of cook  I am.  What were the influences that went into creating my recipes?  What is my style of cooking and who is my audience? What was my path from a life overseas to a small bed and… Read more »

What’s New in Asheville and at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast, February 2016

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Innkeeping, Re-decorating, Restaurants, Wine and Food

An innkeeper’s life is never slow. Even when it’s winter and our guests are few and far between, we find things to do and ways to make our Asheville Bed and Breakfast better. All of the rooms have been taken apart and cleaned, supplies have been inventoried and repairs made, including our big project for… Read more »

Cookies and other treats abound on Chinese New Year!

Pineapple Tarts: A Traditional Chinese New Year Treat

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

Gong Xi Fa Cai! Happy Chinese New Year!  Before James and I bought the Carolina Bed & Breakfast, our Asheville Inn, we lived in Singapore for eleven years.  And every year, right after Christmas, the shops and markets would explode with sweets, cookies, fruits, flowers, paper goods and more, all in celebration of the Lunar… Read more »

Superbowl 2016: GAME SNACKS!

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

You know it:  Superbowl 2016 is tomorrow night and everyone is talking about “Game Snacks”:  the food they will be eating, sharing, bringing to the party, and regretting the next day.  Recipes abound for Nachos, Wings, and 7 layer dip. Really people? STOP! This is Superbowl 2016 with the Carolina Panthers playing the Denver Broncos!… Read more »

Happy Valentine's Day Asheville!
(kiss courtesy of emily murray)

Happy Valentine’s Day Asheville! Going Beyond Chocolates and Roses

Filed under: About Asheville, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Things to Do, Valentine's Day, Weddings

I have to be honest, as I write this our Asheville inn, the Carolina Bed & Breakfast, is already fully booked for Valentine’s Day Weekend (although not for Valentine’s Day itself–more about that later!).  But that doesn’t stop me from wanting to share with you, our guests and future guests, some great ideas for  how… Read more »