Category: Wine and Food

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 »

Addison Farms Vineyard: Asheville is not JUST About Beer!

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Outside Asheville, Things to Do, Wine and Food

It’s a sign that winter is truly over when James and I get in the car and head out of Asheville on an excursion into the countryside.  As we turned off Patton Avenue onto Old Leicester Highway I thought that it had been too long since I had enjoyed a drive through the rolling hills… Read more »

The Innkeeper Abroad: Mexico City

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

This year James took me to Mexico City for my birthday!  Hard to believe but in 27 years of living and traveling overseas I had never been to Mexico so I was excited to go.  It was a short trip, just two nights, but a wonderful birthday present. And it presented us with a number… Read more »

Food Photography at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Innkeeping, Re-decorating, Wine and Food

“What’s that mess?” I can hear you saying.  That mess is what happens when you have a food photographer in your kitchen!  We are updating our website at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast and we want pictures which better reflect the type of food we serve at our Asheville inn. When we first bought our… Read more »

Spring Beer Dinner at the Junction in Asheville, North Carolina

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

Last night James and I took a break from the Carolina Bed & Breakfast and  joined two other couples for a Spring Beer dinner at one of our favorite restaurants in Asheville:  The Junction. It was an unexpected meal,  and in many ways this dinner was a perfect example of the food scene here in… Read more »