Author: Susan

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 »

Matt jones, NC Potter

Spring and Summer Specials at Our Asheville Bed & Breakfast, 2017

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

One of the best things about staying at a Bed & Breakfast in Asheville (and the Carolina Bed & Breakfast in particular!) are the special activities and insider information available to you as a guest.  Because we are a small local business we are able to partner with some of the other businesses in and… Read more »

Frying grit cakes

Carolina Style Eggs Benedict: Goat Cheese Grit Cakes

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

  This is the third (and final) blog on our Carolina Style Eggs Benedict.  I can hear what you are thinking:  “This is the longest and most complicated recipe ever!  Why would I want to do this?  I can get it at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast!” Which is true.  But consider this, each component… Read more »

Oven Roast Red Peppers

Carolina Style Eggs Benedict, Part Two: Roasted Red Peppers Provencal

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

This is the second installment in my online recipe for Carolina Style Eggs Benedict as served at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast in Asheville, NC. The Roasted Red Peppers are one of my favorite components.  Grilled under the broiler until the skin blackens and blisters, then paired with roasted onions, tossed with fresh herbs and… Read more »

egg in sieve

Carolina Style Eggs Benedict, Part One: The Poached Egg

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, recipes

Because it’s April which brings Easter and Eggs and Spring,  I thought I would make the April Recipe of the Month Eggs Benedict Carolina Style.  But as I started to look at the recipe I realized that the first thing I needed to do was to make sure everyone felt comfortable with the Poached Egg. … Read more »

Taking a beauty shot of French Toast

Making a Tasty Style Video with The Ingles Table at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Our Family Table, Wine and Food

Continuing  my education in cooking demonstrations, both live and on film, yesterday I learned how to make a Tasty-style video!  You know what I am talking about: Tasty Videos are the quick 30-60 overhead video shots of food being created which are all over Facebook these days.  I was asked to make some  by the… Read more »

Food Demo Tray

How to Create a Cooking Demo for Live Presentation

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

One of the best things about being an innkeeper is all of the new opportunities it has brought to me.  Over the past eight years, in addition to learning how to run a B&B, I have learned about marketing (especially over the internet), social media, book publishing and selling and now, how to create and… Read more »

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 »