Category: recipes

Brussels Sprouts All Over Asheville

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, recipes, Restaurants

Lately I have been exploring Brussels sprouts at restaurants around Asheville and in the kitchen of the Carolina Bed & Breakfast.  Like sweet potatoes two years ago, Brussels sprouts have exploded as the “it” ingredient, prepared and served in countless iterations everywhere from downtown Asheville to the River Arts District and beyond. The Junction, King… Read more »

Bourbon From Farmer to Chef!

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Farmer's Market, recipes, Restaurants, Wine and Food

My Daddy was from the South and I grew up fishing maraschino cherries out of his evening bourbon with my fingers for a treat as child.  No doubt this has contributed to my love of its smoky-sweet flavor.  So when a friend asked us if we would host Katherine Purvis, author of “Bourbon: a Savor… Read more »

Christmas Cookies: Love in a Basket

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

I recently read an article in our local paper, the Citizen-Times, about an Asheville blogger. Ashley English writes the blog “Small Measure” and is also the author of the “Homemade Living” series of books.  She was asked why people should go to the bother of baking at home when there are so many wonderful bakeries… Read more »

Carolina Bed & Breakfast Mince Pies on Asheville Holiday Pinterest Board

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

I just learned from the Asheville Chamber of Commerce that my recipe for Holiday Mince Pies is going to be featured on their Holiday Pinterest Board.  And this morning there was a professional food photographer in my kitchen  at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast making my humble little Mince Pies the center of attention.  I… Read more »

Berry Picking on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Filed under: Autumn, Blue Ridge Mountains, Hiking, recipes

Is there anything better than a bowl full of fresh-picked berries still hot from the summer sun?  Berry picking is one of my favorite late summer activities which is why James and I headed over to the Blue Ridge Parkway yesterday to see what we could harvest.  We were returning to Graveyard Fields, an area… Read more »

Oh My CSA! Recipe Contest Winer

Oh My CSA Contest Winner: Summer Shrimp Soup

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Oh My CSA Contest, recipes

When I started this contest, I thought it would be fun to see what people came up with  given the contents of a CSA box –sort of a locavore’s “Chopped”.  A cool and wet summer has messed with my hopes of CSA baskets brimming with a wide variety of heirloom vegetables and fruits.  Where last year’s… Read more »

Your CSA Basket: Tips and tricks

Filed under: Oh My CSA Contest, recipes

Firstly, you all know you can win a trip to the Carolina Bed & Breakfast in Asheville, North Carolina by entering our “Oh My CSA!” recipe contest, right?  Well, if you didn’t know that before, you do now!  It’s easy: get the list of ingredients off our Facebook page, follow your inspiration and before you… Read more »