Category: Innkeeping

Getting the cookies in the right pose! (photo courtesy of Abby Murray)

Food Photography at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast

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

Things have been hopping here at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast.  Not only has the season started for all things Asheville but I have also been working hard on my cookbook.  Those of you who follow this blog may remember that one of my New Year’s resolutions was to finish my second cookbook.  At the… 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 »

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 »

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 »