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Yearly Archives: 2014

Brussels Sprouts All Over Asheville

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Lately I have been exploring Brussels sprouts at restaurants around Asheville and in the kitchen of the Carolina Bed & Breakfast.  Like sweet potatoes two years ago, Brussels sprouts have exploded as the “it” ingredient, prepared and served in countless … Continue reading

March Madness 2014: Asheville Style

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This post is not about basketball.  It’s about chefs, and competitions and secret ingredients, about people and fun and getting through the last month  of winter.  You guessed it:  it’s about the final of the Asheville Competition Dining Series:  Fire … Continue reading

Hiker’s Package for Western North Carolina

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Recently the Asheville Visitor’s Center put out a call for packages highlighting outdoor activities off the Blue Ridge Parkway (and by extension Western North Carolina).  Here at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast that pushed all our buttons as James and … Continue reading

Fire On the Rock: The Inside Story

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If you follow the Carolina Bed & Breakfast on any of our social media then you have been hearing a lot about the Competition Dining Series “Fire On the Rock” lately.  Along with the other 16 Inns of the Asheville … Continue reading

Bourbon From Farmer to Chef!

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My Daddy was from the South and I grew up fishing maraschino cherries out of his evening bourbon with my fingers for a treat as child.  No doubt this has contributed to my love of its smoky-sweet flavor.  So when … Continue reading

Going Viral

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Meet Chris.  Chris just made his video go viral.   Chris has been a friend of the family since our daughters brought him home to meet us when they were in high school.  As a matter of fact, he is … Continue reading

Exercise in Asheville

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Guests come to our Asheville Bed and Breakfast for many reasons: to hike and drive in the Blue Ridge Mountains, to visit the spectacular Biltmore Estate, and to enjoy the vibrant city that is Asheville with its many independent shops, … Continue reading

Be a “Top Chef” Style Judge in Asheville This March!

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If you follow our blog then you know James and I enjoy going to Chef’s Challenge dinners and being a “Top Chef” style judge during the slower winter months at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast.  This winter the dinners will … Continue reading

Best Restaurants in Asheville, 2014

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One of the enviable facets of an innkeeper’s job is the need to visit and revisit restaurants in town so that we can give visitors to our Asheville Bed and Breakfast, the Carolina Bed & Breakfast, up-to-date information. In a … Continue reading

A Tale of Two Tapas Bars

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This week was tapas week for James and me.  It wasn’t intentional, it just turned out that way. There has been a lot of buzz around Asheville’s newest tapas bar, King James Public House, which just opened on Charlotte Street.  Peter … Continue reading

Fine Craftsmen in Asheville, NC

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  There is a stereotype of the North Carolina Mountain man as being rough, uneducated and uncultured but like any stereotype its truth is far from all-encompassing.  For me, an unexpected and greatly appreciated aspect to life in Asheville is … Continue reading

Ten Great Ideas for Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day: hearts and flowers and chocolate and champagne, saying “I love you” and “Will you?” and “Yes”.  It’s always new but sometimes it’s a little meh with the same box of chocolates and the same dozen red roses.  So … Continue reading

Winter Reading List: Great Books about Asheville

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The polar vortex may have moved on but there is a lot of winter left to come and it is a great time to get reading. During these slow months at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast sitting by the fire … Continue reading