"Your hospitality exceeded our expectations, and the breakfast was superb!"
— D. and J. A., Costa Mesa, CA
"From the MGM Grand in Las Vegas to Wicky Up Ranch Bed & Breakfast---what a wonderful improvement in food and service...a great time, great food, great hospitality."
— J and A Simpson, Dorset, England
One of the highlights of California lodging at Wicky Up Ranch is our generous candlelight breakfast of delicious treats, creatively prepared and served. You will feel special as you dine on Villeroy & Boch China and use vintage sterling silver flatware that belonged to Monica’s mother. The philosophy that we bring to the food we prepare echoes that of the Slow Foods Movement of which Wicky Up Ranch is a member. We maintain that food is at its best when it is local, fresh and simply enhanced. The morning meal at our country bed and breakfast inn includes fresh-squeezed orange juice served daily and white grapefruit from our citrus ranch; a variety of locally grown fruits in season; a variety of muffins and artisan breads; hot teas, including herbal, and coffee made from freshly ground organic, shade grown, rain forest blend beans. The memorable menu features a scrumptious hot entree. Be sure to visit our Recipes page to sample some of our guests’ favorite recipes. When available, dishes are made from eggs laid by free-range hens from a local farm.*
A List of Culinary Delights
-Poached pears in cranberry reduction with fresh berries (in the Fall)
-Organic white grapefruit with lavender honey glaze
-Summer-fresh fruit compote
-Fresh peaches in a bed of cream
-Melon medley with kiwi and lime wedge
-Honey bee ambrosia with toasted coconut
-Minted watermelon balls
-Chunky homemade applesauce (in the Fall)
-Dilled featherbed eggs souffle
-Fresh fruit popovers
-South of the Border cheese souffle
-French toast Naranjo
-Omelets with roasted rosemary potatoes (and sliced garden-grown tomatoes in season)
-Lemon ricotta pancakes
-Very berry pancakes
-Pumpkin ginger pancakes (in the Fall)
-Turkey apple quiche (in the Fall)
-Wicky Up Granola upon request
-Blueberry streusel loaf
-Bran muffins with cranberries, blueberries, dates or raisins
-Homemade cheese/napolitos bread
"Breakfast is out of this world."
— E.H. and B.P. Simi Valley, CA
*NOTE: Whispering Hearts Ranch chickens are purchased from McMurrys as baby chicks and hand-raised starting in our kitchen and later turned loose to range the ranch, basically organic. No hormones or chemicals are used on any of our animals. They eat all small bugs, oats, wheat, barley and grass as well as watermelon, peaches, tomatoes and bread. Their eggs are collected daily. They interact with the various other ranch animals—the ducks, the cats, dogs, horses, cows and geese! They like people. Martha Stewart and a number of international chicken fanciers also buy their chickens from McMurrys.