Category: Wine and Food

Victory in The Garden!

Summer in My Asheville Garden

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

It’s definitely summer here in Asheville. The days are long (and hot) and my garden is growing like crazy, albeit helped by James’ faithful rounds of watering at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast. Our flower gardens are onto their fourth year and have moved from newly-planted to established.You have probably seen pictures of the flowers… Read more »

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 »

Junction/Mouton Noir Dinner Oyster

Talking About Food and Wine In Asheville

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

Last night we were fortunate enough to attend “Mouton Noir Makes, The Junction Takes…A Wine Evening with Andre Hueston Mack” at the Junction Restaurant  in The River Arts District of Asheville. Readers of this blog know that everyone at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast is a big fan of the Junction. Last night’s dinner was… 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 »

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 »

Shrimp Cerviche with Fresh Cilantro

Our Food Philosophy at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast

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

I know what you are thinking. “Food Philosophy? She’s been living in Asheville too long!” But there is a reason for this.  Recently James and I have working on an update of the website for the Carolina Bed & Breakfast.  This has lead to a lot of discussion about what we are and what makes… Read more »