Category: recipes

A small frying pan holds Medjool Dates Sauteed in Olive Oil and finished with Kosher Salt

Quick and Easy Appetizers From the Carolina Bed & Breakfast

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Our Family Table, recipes

Guests at our Asheville Inn, the Carolina Bed & Breakfast, often ask me how I come up with all of the different canapes and hors d’oeuvres we serve every night.  And I admit it is sometimes difficult not to repeat ourselves when guests stay for a week or more.  But over time, James, Sara and… Read more »

Carolina Bed and Breakfast Cookbook

My New Cookbook is Published! Our Family Table: Recipes & Lessons from a Life Abroad

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

Those of you who follow this blog may remember my post of December 30, 2015 in which I made one of my New Year’s resolutions: to publish my new cookbook.  At the time I thought I would self-publish a little book of recipes for hors d’oeurves and sweets.  But my friends had bigger plans for… Read more »

The Sausage Roll

Filed under: recipes

Well, my parents are nearing the end of their long hike. The daily updates have been wonderful, mostly recaps on the weather, how they have honed their bog-traversing skills – and lots and lots of talk about food and what they have been eating. When you hike 16 miles in a day, you get to… Read more »

Two Completely Nuts Bars on a Blue-rimmed Plate

Completely Nuts Bar: A Recipe for Nuts.com

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, recipes

Last week I heard a recipe contest being held by  Nuts.com  asking people to create a snack using at least four of their products.  Since it gave me a chance to take a break from working on my cookbook, (Our Family Table: Lessons and Recipes from a Life Abroad, due out October 2016) I thought… Read more »

Summer Fruits Made Elegant

Making the Most of Summer Fruits

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, recipes

One of the fun things about eating seasonally is enjoying the abundance of fruit in the summer.  Yesterday James and I were able to choose between cherries, cantaloupe, watermelon, honeydew, blackberries, raspberries and peaches for lunch.   Operating our Bed & Breakfast in Asheville NC means more food than most in our refrigerator. Of course, your… Read more »

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 »