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  • Attended a love and light-filled Solstice potluck gathering this evening at the home of our dear friends Katherine and Andy. So grateful for the fellowship and community this place offers. As those of us in the northern hemisphere shift into winter, and a return to light-filled days, sincerest wishes from our home to yours for health, happiness, and abundance in the months and new year ahead.
  • A winter's day, in a deep and dark December. Enjoyed a walk down our driveway earlier to gather holiday cards and gifts from the mail with my little fella. Happy almost solstice, friends.
  • Local friends-whatever your plans are for this evening, change them! Come join me instead at @rhubarbavl for their
  • Great burger and transcendent frites with a charred onion aioli at @kingjamesavl. Great vibe and an exceptional waitstaff, which deftly caught that Huxley was nearing meltdown mode, and saved the day with a lightening fast, perfect grilled cheese. Wonderful seeing Steven Goff and @samlg87!
  • Livin' in an Appalachian paradise. ??(view of Mt. Pisgah, from the top of our road).
  • The finale at last night's Sunday Supper @rhubarbavl was this Chocolate Coffee Tart with Vanilla Orange Marmalade from my book
  • What a surreal experience last night @rhubarbavl, being served your own recipes! Shown here: Chimichurri Deviled Eggs (
  • So much delicious decadence on display yesterday afternoon at my 7th Annual Ladies Cookie Exchange. Thanks to all you lovelies (and your littles!) that made it out! Such a wonderful community of women I'm surrounded by. We three Englishes won't have to bake any more this holiday season! *That's your girl waiting patiently for the sugar frenzy to begin, @littlecoffeebeans !
  • Put this down as a night to remember. Immeasurable gratitude to @rhubarbavl for hosting recipes from all 7 of my books at tonight's Sunday Supper. @glennbenglish couldn't have been more thrilled. Our favorite restaurant in Asheville now feels even more like our dining room away from home.
  • Asheville and vicinity friends, I want to let you in on a secret. @oldworldlevain is a baked goods goddess, a fascinating woman (she bakes AND teaches tango lessons!), and simply a lovely human being. This medley of deliciousness is a mere sampling of the tastiness she had on offer today at her pop-up inside of Wood & Spoon in west Asheville. You can order regularly from her though, and you should. Her goods are creative, imminently flavorful, and clearly lovingly made. Obviously, I am smitten.
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  • Last night this sweet, tiny elf wanted me to pick him up, and then asked
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Just Like I Like It

It’s a cold, grey Sunday in the cove. Which is just how I like it.

The windows are fogged up from the apple butter I’m canning on the stove, the baby is sleeping in his swing in the kitchen, the tea is hot and laced with honey, the flannel I’m wearing is straight from heaven, and the foliage takes my breath away.

From our home to yours, here’s wishing you a wonderful last bit of your weekend.

11 Responses to Just Like I Like It

  • Beth says:

    I can feel the coolness and smell the crispness of fall through the photos – thanks for a smidge of fall. I think I’ll light my apple cider candle when I get home – in Florida, we have to make do with what we have. :)

  • EcoGrrl says:

    wow always amazes me different climates as it’s 78 degrees today here in Portland – I’ve never canned on a cold day! :)

  • Emily says:

    I’m so in love with where you live. It’s finally starting to get cool here in Alabama… but who knows how long that will last.

  • anne limbird says:

    i know, right!! what a great fall day… we’ve been enjoying the fog!
    making apple cake with bourbon and brown sugar ice cream (recipe from the new bon appetite!)
    love a cozy day like this!

  • Nadia says:

    Gorgeous home sweet home!

  • Allison says:

    I grew up in Sylva…and come this time of year, I just miss the mountains so much! Your photos were like a slice of home this evening! Thank you!

  • Melanie J. says:

    I have trouble believing it could be cool enough for flannel…have def lived in FL too long! Visiting your area again next week, so can I place an order now for some of that cool? :)

  • Carol N says:

    Thank you Ashley for the beautiful glimpse into your gorgeous fall! I flourish in the cool misty days here in redwoods country. Love to see the beautiful leaves of the fall. To see the seasons change is really special. Keep the pictures coming :)

  • Lois says:

    I adore the photos. What a wonderful place to live in. Your patio and the views are breathtaking. I’ve been photographing much of our changing season as well, and have leaves stuck in books pressing them to decorate my apartment with. And flannel, there’s nothing better is there?

  • It has became my favourite Travelling spot.

  • Mary says:

    Don’t you love fall!! I’m just south of you in the N. GA mountains and this weather is glorious!