Southern cowpea, butterbean & legume greed

Here’s why you should slow down and take the back roads. You might run into a Georgia roadside stand with zipper peas, crowder peas, lady peas, and pink-eyed peas. Honey sweet peaches, silver queen corn, and greasy beans. As if that’s not enough, along comes the roadside Spring Creek dairy with fresh churned buttermilk, butter, […]

Pie Lady Class at the John C Campbell Folk School

Sometimes the stars all line up and the electromagnetic vortex of life just falls into place … for example, last week at the JC Campbell Folk school where I had the great honor to teach A WHOLE ENTIRE WEEK of pie-making to a lovely group of ladies from all over the US. (Cooking […]

A cooking class from the magic storybook-land of Aosta

There’s a fairy tale behind the Rustic Italian Alpine cooking class I’m teaching next week…. Once upon a time (in 2007), our eldest, Annie decided to walk the 900 km Camino de Santiago from the Pyrenees in southern France to the coast of northern Spain. Alone. They say you meet your soulmate […]

Vintage Portable Ovens and Girls with Axes

Last weekend, girls were weilding axes at our log cabin next door. As in “handling a weapon or tool with skill and ease.” You must do that in order to cook on a wood cookstove, and that we did at our Ladies cookin’ on a wood cookstove class. Most of […]

Holiday Open House and Winter Cooking Classes

Grab an Apron and Let’s get cookin!   To Register for Classes: Contact Barbara at [email protected] Class size limited to 8, so don’t delay! We are located 5 miles east of Asheville in Haw Creek Hide N’ Bake: Special  Holiday Refrigerator Cookies and Savory Crackers        Wednesday, December 7th, 6:00-9:00pm $45  […]

Upcoming Cooking Classes

German Santa Breads Stay tuned for January and February Cooking Classes Meanwhile, head down to the Nov. 7 post for information on this December class and open house: Wednesday, December 7th, 6:00-9:00pm $45   Hide N’ Bake: Special  Holiday Refrigerator Cookies and Savory Crackers