Breakfast & Recipes

All breakfasts are four-course culinary experiences and are served by candlelight. They consist of fresh baked pastry (scones, breads, turnovers, muffins or popovers), an appetizer, delicious entree and dessert. Meals may include such house specialties as blueberry scones, oatmeal souffle, strawberry crepes, baked turkey and apple sausage, sweet potato streusel, and hazelnut raspberry brownies. Everything, from scones in the morning to chocolates at turndown, is made from scratch. We have an extensive herb garden and use many edible flowers when they are in season.

Although Jan holds no culinary degree, she boasts that she is a “foodie” through and through and delights in playing with her food. She regularly takes cooking classes and explores new restaurants to keep up with current trends.

We will gladly accommodate any food allergies or preferences, including gluten-free recipes for celiac guests.

“All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast” – John Gunther.

Here are a few of our guests’ favorite recipes

Amaretto French Toast 

6 (1-inch thick) French bread slices 4 eggs 1/2 cup milk 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar 1 teaspoon almond extract 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 2 tablespoons almond liqueur (optional) 3 tablespoons butter 3/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted Powdered sugar Warm maple Syrup Arrange bread slices in a 13 x 9 baking dish. Whisk together eggs, […]

Almond Baked Pears 

2 teaspoons plus 1 tablespoon extra light olive oil 2 pears washed, halved lengthwise, core scooped out 2 tablespoons flour 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar pinch of nutmeg 1 tablespoon sliced almonds Plain yogurt Preheat oven to 350.  Coat a 13 x 9 shallow baking dish with 2 teaspoons of olive oil.  Arrange pears, cut side […]

Chilled Peach Soup 

Ingredients 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 2 pounds peaches, peeled and coarsely chopped 2 cups orange juice 3 tablespoons lime juice 1/4 cup honey 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon diced candied ginger 1 8-oz. container vanilla low-fat yogurt Directions Bring first eight ingredients to a boil in large saucepan. Reduce […]

Coconut Bread 

This is one of my favorite quick breads at the inn. I found that the leavening agents were a little strong, so I use a little less – and marked the recipe “small teaspoon”. Ingredients 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1 cup sugar 2 large eggs 2 teaspoons coconut extract 1 cup sour cream 1 cup […]

Zucchini-Parmesan Squares 

3 lbs. zucchini, trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces 1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick) 1 large onion 4 garlic cloves, chopped (or less to taste) 2 eggs, beaten to blend 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup fresh white breadcrumbs (more if mixture is too soggy) 1/4 cup (packed) chopped fresh basil or 1 tablespoon dried […]

Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Cookies 

2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt ¾ cup (1 ½ sticks) unsalted butter, softened 1 cup sugar ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 2 eggs ½ cup sour cream 1 cup chopped toasted pecans 12 oz. bittersweet chocolate, cut into chunks Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Sift […]