I love reading and collecting cookbooks, but lately I have not been in the mood to cook. Now before you think, “That is a great way to lose weight.” Notice, I did not say I was not in the mood to eat, just not cook. Thus, when I saw Susan Murray’s Our Family Table: Recipes & Lessons from a Life Abroad at Addison Farms Vineyard’s A Handcrafted Christmas event this past weekend, I decided it was time for culinary inspiration. Susan and her husband, James, are the charming innkeepers of Carolina Bed and Breakfast in the historic Montford neighborhood of Asheville. We have partnered with them on a Sandy Mush Fall Farms and Artisans Tour the past couple of years, and I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know them and hearing stories of their travel adventures. If you were at Addison Farms this past weekend, then you were treated to some of Susan’s delectable specialties. Lucky you!
While on that topic, thanks to everyone who came out to Addison Farms Vineyard this past weekend and supported our farmland conservation efforts in Sandy Mush. We raised $500, and Jeff and Dianne Frisbee, owners of Addison Farms Vineyard generously matched that $500 for a total donation of $1000 to Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy to support the continued conservation efforts in Sandy Mush.
Back to culinary inspiration, I have thumbed through recipes, invited friends over to dinner and now heading to the market to gather ingredients. Soon to be out of my culinary rut, or so my friends and Glenn hope! A few bites I am considering to whet the appetite…Bourbon Grape Truffles…Proscuitto-Wrapped Asparagus….
Wishing you all inspiration,