Pond Mountain Inn

A Vermont Bed and Breakfast Complete with Dramatic Mountain Views


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Vegetarian Breakfast Eggs Benedict Florentine at Pond Mountain Inn

Our farm-to-table Eggs Benedict Florentine served this morning al fresco combine the culinary skills of creating the perfect poached egg, homemade tangy hollandaise sauce, sautéed spinach and garlic with a thinly sliced homegrown tomato on a toasted Vermont English muffin. This is a guest favorite whether vegetarian or not.

Many consider Eggs Benedict Florentine a somewhat simple adaptation of eggs Benedict, the dish is thought to have originated with Catherine de Medici, the Florence-born wife to France’s King Henry II. Legend has it the young queen was particularly fond of spinach… And, most agree that Eggs Benedict originate from New York City—now, its precise origins become a little murky. Delmonico’s, in Manhattan say it was created in their kitchen in 1860, and another account has a hungover retired Wall Street banker wondering into the Waldorf Hotel looking for a “hangover cure” and ordered what has now become the traditional ingredients of the classic Eggs Benedict.

What makes our Eggs Benedict Florentine, and our Eggs Benedict so delicious is that we only use all local ingredients—our eggs come directly from the farm, and sometimes within a few hours of being laid. Generally, chickens lay their eggs either in the early morning or mid-morning, usually within six hours of sunrise, but sometimes there are already eggs in the nesting boxes when our neighbor opens up the coop. Occasionally, we have duck eggs, for those looking for something distinctive.

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Finding Local Farm-to-Table Food at the Dorset and Rutland Farmers’ Market is a True Vermont Experience!

Join us in May… Kay and I love all the local farmers’ markets, especially the two in Dorset and Rutland. The Farmers’ Market in Rutland is outstanding and we regularly visit with our guests, which have become a nice source of vegetables, meats, eggs, cheeses, flowers, fresh breads, cookies and pies—the hot prepared foods are outstanding! The Rutland Farmers’ Market is the largest locally, and the oldest in Vermont that include over 60 vendors. Open May thru October and just 45 minutes from Pond Mountain Inn!


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Our Breakfast Açaí Bowl Recipe

Our farm-to-table breakfasts are beautifully presented and incredibly delicious—we’re getting such rave reviews with our new healthy breakfast choice that we’ve decided to include this on our menu.

Açaí Brief Overview

Açaí berries (pronounced, ah-sigh-EE) are a deep dark purple berry harvested from Açaí Palm Trees found in rainforests of South America. Açaí berries have a short shelf life, and therefore we purchase the berries as a frozen fruit purée. The Açaí berry, unlike most fruit, which is high in sugar and low in fat is just the opposite— somewhat higher in fat, low in sugar and one of the richest sources of plant antioxidants with three times the amount of antioxidants found in blueberries.

Our Açaí Bowl Recipe

Our Açaí Breakfast Bowl includes—Açaí purée, organic Larson Farm A2 milk / plain yogurt or non-dairy unsweetened almond milk, mixed seasonal berries, banana, peanut or almond butter and our organic homemade granola. It’s simple and easy to make… most of all, be creative—it’s just fun!

Here’s Some Additional Recipe Guidance

  1. Unsweetened Açaí Purée—we prefer widely available Sambazon.
  2. Fresh or Frozen Mixed Berries—we only use fresh fruit, but frozen is perfectly acceptable.
  3. Substitute Mango (champaign mangoes if you can find them) for Banana.
  4. Garnish or Toppings: Granola / Seeds / Nuts / Fresh Sliced Fruit.

There are so many interesting recipes out there and we love discovering new ones all the time—this is our recipe guidance, which works best for us. Thank you for reading our Pond Mountain Inn blog!

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A Look Inside Our Refrigerator… It’s Mostly Vermont

It’s only the best for our guests… three types of organic yogurt—sheep, goat and cow’s milk yogurt • award-winning Vermont cheeses • honey from four unique local producers, one infused with organic local lavender • half & half and whole milk from Strafford Organic Creamery • new to our cupboard – Baird Farm Hand-Foraged Mint Infused Maple Syrup & Spruce Tip Infused Maple Syrup • Quebec Apple Syrup, only found at Pond Mountain Inn, and Kay’s delicious organic granola.. there’s more, a lot more. And, we recently joined the Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op for more incredible Vermont products!

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