Author: Susan

Herb rubbed turkey

Talking ThanksgivingTurkey with Ingles Market and McCormick Spices! Recipes for the Holidays

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

I love my job.  You would think it could be repetitious cooking breakfast, making hors d’oeurves and small desserts everyday for our Asheville Inn but it never is.  The recipes change as the seasons change and food trends come and go.  It’s always fun to experiment and try new dishes.  And then, just when I’m… Read more »

Chocolate Fetish Tour Ticket

Touring the Chocolate Fetish in Asheville, NC

Filed under: About Asheville, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Things to Do

It was a beautiful Fall day and I walked along the sidewalks, listening to the rustle of the leaves under foot as I made my way from the Carolina Bed & Breakfast to the Chocolate Fetish in Asheville, NC where I had been invited to tour the shop and factory.  While invitations like this are… Read more »

Carolina BB Bacon and Chocolate cupcakes

The Ingles’ Chefs at Baconfest: Candied Bacon and Cupcakes

Filed under: About Asheville, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, recipes, Things to Do

Quick recap:  Ingles is a Western North Carolina grocery chain that I am associated with as an“Ingles Chef”.  They asked me to join the group because, as The People’s Grocery Store,  they wanted to have a group of Chefs representing them  whom home cooks  find it easier to relate to than celebrity chefs or restaurant… Read more »

Brown Sugar Peach Pie at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, recipes, Things to Do

Here at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast our guests love our Chilled South Carolina Peach Soup (recipe available in my cookbook!).  But a true family favorite for us is a Brown Sugar Peach Pie.  The rich peach juices mix with the brown sugar and spices to create a luscious celebration of all that is peach. … Read more »

PArmesand and Thyme Encrusted French Toast

Asheville’s Best Savory French Toast at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, recipes

We are leaving on Thursday to go to London where our daughter is getting married next week so my head is full of wedding plans, but before I go I promised a guest here at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast that I would share with her my recipe for Asheville’s best savory French Toast: Parmesan… Read more »

Things to do in Asheville at Night

Things to Do in Asheville at Night

Filed under: About Asheville, Specials, Things to Do

Much as we love our restaurants, music and nightlife here in Asheville, NC, those are not the only activities available after dark for people looking for something fun!  At the Carolina Bed & Breakfast we often send guests out to some of our favorite “other” things to do in Asheville at night. Imagine parking your… Read more »

Boned and Butterflied Barbecue Leg of Lamb from Our Family Table: Recipes & Lessons from a Life Abroad

Memorial Day Barbecue: Grilled Butterflied Leg of Lamb

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

Memorial Day is almost upon us and, crazy though the weather has been here at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast in Asheville NC, our fingers and toes are crossed for a sunny holiday.  When I was a child growing up on the Long Island Sound, my father, transplanted Southerner that he was, made a tradition… Read more »

Daisies in Summer at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast

Confessions of a Fair Weather Gardener

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Gardens, Innkeeping, Nature

It’s raining out today which makes it safe to say I won’t be in the garden, because here at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast I am the inn-house (sorry!!) fair weather gardener.  Don’t get me wrong. I love our garden here at our Asheville Inn. I’m just not the most consistent and faithful of gardeners!… Read more »