Category: recipes

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 »

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 »

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 »

Quick and Easy Appetizers From the Carolina Bed & Breakfast

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Our Family Table, recipes

Guests at our Asheville Inn, the Carolina Bed & Breakfast, often ask me how I come up with all of the different canapes and hors d’oeuvres we serve every night.  And I admit it is sometimes difficult not to repeat ourselves when guests stay for a week or more.  But over time, James, Sara and… Read more »

Carolina Bed and Breakfast Cookbook

My New Cookbook is Published! Our Family Table: Recipes & Lessons from a Life Abroad

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

Those of you who follow this blog may remember my post of December 30, 2015 in which I made one of my New Year’s resolutions: to publish my new cookbook.  At the time I thought I would self-publish a little book of recipes for hors d’oeurves and sweets.  But my friends had bigger plans for… Read more »

The Sausage Roll

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Well, my parents are nearing the end of their long hike. The daily updates have been wonderful, mostly recaps on the weather, how they have honed their bog-traversing skills – and lots and lots of talk about food and what they have been eating. When you hike 16 miles in a day, you get to… Read more »