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Peach and Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast

October 7th, 2011 by Stacy Shelley

This summer’s Stuffed French Toast was such a hit at breakfast and requested by so many guests, we decided to launch “how to” video.  Now, I am no Ina Garten or  Giada De Laurentiis  so cut me some slack. I went a little overboard with the powered sugar at the my daughter has told me. And the door bell rang during the shoot so my griddle got a little too hot….but  all in all it was fun. So much so, we decided to do a video about Pinecrest Bed and Breakfast, which will be launching very stay tuned.

Back in the kitchen, we’ve moved past Summer’s peaches and are into what Autumn has to offer.  To embrace the change of season, I have prepared this recipe with a mixture of apple butter whipped cream cheese and some delicious local Hendersonville  apples.  Truth be known, I did not pick the apples myself, but you can do just that at a number of farms right now.  Well, if you are not hungry after watching me prepare this scrumptious breakfast, I need to reconsider my cooking show aspirations.

Come visit this Asheville bed and breakfast and enjoy the fabulous food we are preparing. Visit us at to book reservations at our historic Asheville B & B or call 888-811-3053.

Fresh Local Strawberries from Full Sun Farm Served up here at this Asheville Bed and Breakfast

May 10th, 2011 by Stacy Shelley

From farm to bed and breakfast table, Asheville’s Pinecrest Bed and Breakfast works with local farmers to bring you delicious and healthy local food.  Strawberries have come in early at Full Sun Farm and we are serving them up at breakfast.  These ripe, red, juicy fruits come from our friends at the farm which is located in Sandy Mush (about 45 minutes from Asheville).

This small, family farm is run by Alex Brown and Vanessa Campbell.   They reside on the farm in an old farm house with their two young daughters, Ada and Belle.  Their mission at the farm is to nurture their family and community by growing beautiful, healthy produce through good land stewardship.  They apply organic farming methods to grow vegetables, berries, and cut flowers on their 17 acre farm. They also have three greenhouses where they start their transplants from seed and grow tomatoes, melons, and cucumbers.   All of their produce is sold locally and Alex and Vanessa are well known at the farmer’s markets.

When visiting this Asheville NC Inn this summer you will get the chance to taste their delicious blueberries in our Blueberry Waffles, their vegetables in out Farmers Market Frittata and the lovely summer squash in our zuchini bread. As Julia used to say: “Bon Appetit!”

To book a room at our Asheville B & B, visit or call 888-811-3053.

Journey to Asheville’s Foodtopia

September 13th, 2009 by Stacy Shelley

Asheville, North Carolina is rapidly becoming a food paradise – some have even proclaimed the city the first “Foodtopian” society — boasting 17 farmers’ markets, 135 independent restaurants and seven local breweries. Locals and visitors alike are lucky to find themselves in a place where the quality of food, and where it comes from, and how it is grown are so important.

Guests visiting the Pinecrest Bed and Breakfast marvel at the abundance of local restaurants and are amazed at how many restaurants incorporate local seasonal ingredients into their menus.  At Pinecrest Bed and Breakfast we have also embraced this concept by using locally grown seasonal fruits and vegetables purchased from organic farmers at the local tailgate markets.  We procure our breakfast meats from Hickory Nut Gap Farm just down the road in Fairview.  The Ager family strives to mimic nature in a “perennial polyculture” that includes open fields and woodlands, grass-fed cattle, pastured turkeys and chickens, lambs and pigs, and even pastured egg production. “We maintain open land the way that nature has always done it,” says Jamie Ager.  When customers buy the Ager’s meat and eggs, sold under the business name Spring House Meats, they get delicious foods from humanely raised animals.

At our food markets, you can find everything from local free-range meats, trout caviar, hand-picked blueberries, heirloom apples, sorghum and local honey to artisanal breads and cheeses. At Asheville’s restaurants (and Pinecrest Bed and Breakfast), farm-to-table meals that feature seasonal ingredients are easy to deliver with the access to abundant farming community.

A sampling of what our guests have found on the table this summer:

Full Sun Farm, Big Sandy Mush, NC

Full Sun Farm heirlook Tomatoes and Blueberries

Local blueberries make their way into our waffles, muffins and coffee cakes.

Fresh strawberries can be found in our granola-yogurt parfaits.

Heirloom tomatoes, from Full Sun Farm, are stacked on our Eggs Benedict.

Zucchini bread includes locally grown vegetables pulled from the dirt the day before.

Farmer’s Market Frittata is loaded with locally harvested vegetables.

French Toast is made from Chiabatta bread baked daily and purchased from City Bakery

A crucial ingredient in the Apple Pound Cake is Golden Delicious Apples from Hendersonville.

Join us at this Asheville NC Bed and Breakfast to start your journey to Asheville’s foodtopia!

For a sampling of recipes please view the ” Most Requested Recipes at this Asheville Bed and Breakfast”

Lucious Veggies Gorgeous North carolina Sunflowers

Jamie Ager, Hickory Nut Gap Farm

Jamie Ager, Hickory Nut Gap Farm