This cabin was our home away from home last weekend. We were in Asheville, while I was taking an aromatherapy class. The cabin was sweet, and nicer than I expected. Though our pups were in great hands at home with a pet sitter, these cabins are dog friendly. One of the cabins here was used in the shooting of the movie Thunder Road in the early 50's.
We ate very well while in Asheville. When we arrived, we had lunch here on the patio. Our dinners were at Vinnie's and The Glass Onion. Vinnie's was a high energy and noisy spot, not usually what I want when I'm eating out, but the food was very good, and I enjoyed the evening despite the din. Enjoying an excellent bottle of wine didn't hurt. The Glass Onion was all around amazing. Go there if you have the chance. Lovely atmosphere, wonderful food, fantastic staff.
The night before last, Fair Game Beverage Company held the grand opening of their new distillery. They had a circus theme for the event. There were jugglers, women on stilts, and lots of fun costumes. That's Chris above, the manager and distiller.
Here's a peek of the bar Joseph made for their tasting room. It's 8 ft. long, and I couldn't manage a photo of the entire bar using the phone. There is also an 8 ft. shelf on the wall behind, which echoes the rebar design on the bar. You can see the vintage typewriter sitting on it. They really liked the look of a table he had made using a live edge slab of local red oak, so these pieces were made using the last he had of this oak. Opening night was great fun.
My soap shelf is almost bare, so soapmaking is high on my to-do list. Cedar-Lemongrass was the first one made on Friday. Either Lavender or Wake Up will be next. Last week, we began harvesting cucumbers. I shared the majority of those picked, but if they keep up at the same pace, I will begin my canning season this week, getting some of them pickled for later use. Some of the tomatoes are huge! We keep waiting for that first blush of color, which will let us know tomato sandwiches and caprese salad won't be far behind. Have a great week, friends!