Thursday, May 16, 2013

Speaking of weeds...

An innkeeper was talking about Dandelions, so I shared this book The Claiborne House B&B is featured in:
"CIDER BEANS, WILD GREENS AND DANDELION JELLY: Recipes from Southern Appalachia"
The Claiborne House B&B has a recipe with description of wing dings in this area on pg 73, after all we are at the start of The Crooked Road: Virginia's Heritage Music Trail
Amazon description:

There are very few books on southern Appalachian cooking. Cider Beans, Wild Greens, and Dandelion Jelly will be a beautiful keepsake for tourists and locals alike that preserves the food of the southern mountain people.

There are many cookbooks about Southern cooking, but precious few celebrate the southern Appalachian food that has sustained mountain folk past and present. Thankfully, we now have Joan E. Aller's Cider Beans, Wild Greens, and Dandelion Jelly.

Featuring more than 150 recipes for down-home, soul-satisfying dishes, Cider Beans, Wild Greens, and Dandelion Jelly is more than just a cookbook. Complete with passages on the history, places, and people of southern Appalachia, along with lush full-color photography of the food and scenery of the southern Appalachian Mountains, Cider Beans, Wild Greens, and Dandelion Jelly serves as both a cookbook and a guided tour of the local lore, traditions, and culture of this uniquely American region. 

You can purchase this neat book online here.
Time to sit a spell on the porch at The Claiborne House?
Are you ashamed to call me darlin'? by the Lonesome River Band (local award winning bluegrass!) Click play below:


Are You Ashamed To Call Me Darlin'
ISN'T IT TIME FOR A BLUE RIDGE DAY Y'ALL?