Category: Carolina Bed and Breakfast

Extra large egg vs. large egg.  What's the difference?

Kitchen Questions: Does Egg Size Matter (And How Much)?

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

Two eggs, side by side.  They are both the same length but one is a little fatter and weighs 10 grams more than the other.  Does that matter? When does it matter and how much? I’ve been cooking for a long time but it was not until we bought our Asheville Inn, the Carolina Bed… Read more »

New Year’s Resolutions for the Carolina Bed & Breakfast

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

Are you making any New Year’s Resolutions for 2016?  Here’s mine for our Asheville inn, the Carolina Bed & Breakfast. Actually this is more in the way of a to-do list but that is so often the way, isn’t it? This winter I will finish writing my second cookbook, tentatively titled “Cupcakes and Canapés”.  I… Read more »

A Compendium of Christmas Decorating Tips From Asheville, NC

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

Compendium, isn’t that a great word?  It means a numbered, or detailed, list about a particular subject (according to Google). So, in the spirit of Christmas and Asheville and the Carolina Bed & Breakfast, here is a brief compendium of decorating tips from some of the businesses around town.  Creating a Wreath, courtesy of the… Read more »

Christmas Cookies: Pfeffernusse and Peppermint Whoopie Pies

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Christmas in Asheville, recipes

For most of the year people avoid baking like the plague but something about the end of the year brings out the pastry chef in all of us.  Thanksgiving is all about pie.  And Christmas?  Christmas is the season of the cookie!  This is true for me too.  Most of the year we stick to… Read more »

Inside Asheville: Interview with a Florist at the Biltmore

Filed under: About Asheville, Biltmore Estate, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Christmas in Asheville

Over the past six years I have interviewed a number of craftsmen and artists about their lives and businesses here in Asheville.  These have been some of my favorite blogs to write for our Asheville Bed and Breakfast website.  So I was delighted when I found myself seated at a dinner next to woman who… Read more »

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 »