Category: recipes

Lemon Swiss Roll at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast

Lemon Swiss Roll: A Celebration of All Things British

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, recipes

I am making a Lemon Swiss Roll today for our guests at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast. It’s a light sponge cake spread with jam (or in this case, lemon curd ) and rolled up tightly then cut into slices so a spiral of lovely yellow filling shows. It’s because I am obsessed with the… Read more »

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake–What’s Not to Love?

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, recipes

Yesterday was James’ Birthday so I took the opportunity to  try out a new cake I have been thinking of offering as a “Birthday” add-on to guests at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast:  a triple layer chocolate cake with peanut butter filling and chocolate ganache icing.  Just saying it makes my mouth water.  And it… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »