A Hidden Jewell Celebrates Asheville Arts and Crafts

Most visitors to Asheville know about the historic Grove Park Inn, but adjacent to the resort hotel is a hidden jewell that is one of my favorite places, Grovewood Village. Tucked beneath the tall pines, surrounded by lush beds of … Continue reading

Winter 2017 at the Biltmore from A Bed of Roses

Winter is a great time to visit the historic estate of George Vanderbilt, The Biltmore Estate. Our special winter pricing for Biltmore Estate tickets runs from January 9th until March 19th. Included in your ticket price, starting on February 10th, … Continue reading

Recipes from the Kitchen of A Bed of Roses- Chocolate Thumbprint Christmas Cookies

It’s time to bake Christmas cookies! These little gems are baked from a favorite family recipe that my sister Marianne passed along to me. We double this recipe to bake enough each year to give as gifts. They are highly prized … Continue reading

Springtime in Asheville- Our Top Ways to Make the Most of Spring in the Mountains

My number 1 favorite thing about Asheville- Springtime! Spring here in the western North Carolina Mountains is long and glorious. It is my favorite time of year. The afternoon sun is warm and the mornings are crisp. Everything is starting … Continue reading

Recipes from the Kitchen of A Bed of Roses. Quick and Easy Mango Avocado Grilled Chicken Salad

This summer we have been relishing all the perfectly ripe mangoes and avocados at the grocers. Grilled boneless chicken breasts pair wonderfully with these creamy delights on a bed of mixed greens for a light and delicious summer supper. The recipe … Continue reading

Recipes from the Kitchen of A Bed of Roses. A Savory Asparagus Taragon Strata

This delicious strata is perfect for brunch with a minted fruit salad and some sweet and spicy sausage, or for a special luncheon with a nice salad and a glass of white wine. For the sweet and spicy sausage, cook … Continue reading

Beat the Summertime Heat in the Mountains of Western North Carolina

Summertime in Asheville offers so many ways to enjoy your stay, from Summer Festivals and concerts to Shakespeare under the stars. It also has some wonderful ways to beat the heat! Slip down the chilly mountain waters of Sliding Rock, … Continue reading

Recipes from A Bed of Roses: Italian Egg Cups with Proscuito de Parma

Proscuito de Parma makes these convenient individual serving, crustless quiches just heavenly. The smoky flavor permeates the entire dish. We prefer thinly sliced Proscuito that is imported from Parma rather than the domestic varieties. Relatively low-fat, using non-fat yogurt in the … Continue reading