Category: recipes

Cracklings on green salad

A Valentine’s Dinner Recipe: Duck Breast with Green Peppercorn Sauce

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Our Family Table, recipes, Valentine's Day

Here is your recipe for February.  I am posting it a little early as it is a Valentine’s Dinner Recipe.   This recipe for Duck Breast with Green Peppercorn Sauce is one of my favorites from our days in Paris during the 1980’s but it is timeless in its appeal.  The recipe is also featured… Read more »

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

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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: 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–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 »