All posts by Vanessa von Schellwitz

Vanessa von Schellwitz is an accomplished hotelier, chef, restauranteur, caterer and culinary instructor in Victoria BC Canada. She hails from the second most beautiful city on earth – Salzburg Austria.

Eggs Benedict Recipe Video- Gingerbread Cottage B&B

Ham Eggs Benedict Recipe

Here is our Eggs Benedict Recipe – Everybody loves a great breakfast of tasty Eggs and Ham!

Eggs Benedict Recipe
Ham Eggs Benedict Recipe

Eggs Benedict Recipe Video  with Ham. our video includes Vanessa von Schellwitz method of poaching eggs and how to rescue your Hollandaise Sauce if it has curdled.

This is a great Video showing the whole eggs Benedict recipe and method!

Click here to Check out our Breakfast PDF Cookbook


 

Your Hostess and Private Chef

Vanessa von Schellwitz
Owner Operator Gingerbread
Cottage B&B

  • As a child, Vanessa was a real life “Heidi” living in the Eschen Villa on the clean, cold alpine Attersee Lake, in Seewalchen Austria, 50 KM East of Salzburg. 
  • Vanessa’s birthplace was located 50 meters from her Godmother’s famous Paulick Villa – the Summer Playground to Vienna’s Elite Art nouveau Community including Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Richard Teschner and Friedrich Paulick at the turn of the 19th century.
  • In fact, the aunt of Vanessa’s Godmother, Gertrude Floege, was the famous fashion designer Emelia Floege – life companion of Gustav Klimt who frequently painted at the Paulick Villa..
  • Also the last Countess Maria dei Medici, who lived adjacent to the Eschen Villa hand wrote a poem for Vanessa as a child… Not many People can say that!
  • Vanessa got her teaching Degree in Salzburg but her real love and talents were for cooking.. 
  • Coming to Vancouver Island via Culture City itself – Salzburg Austria – A true Austrian,Vanessa has pure Mozart flowing through her veins and a delicious piping hot Austrian ApfelStrudel in the Oven for her many guests!
  • Vanessa and her 70’s husband owned and operated the Austrian Chalet, an 80 room hotel with 3 Restaurants in Campbell River BC
  • Vanessa spent many years as Victoria BC’s busiest and most Versatile Culinary Instructor from her Veni. Vidi, Coxi Cooking School, and operating her busy “Vienna Catering” Business
  • Author of 8 Cookbooks, Vanessa also wrote a food Column, had her own TV cooking show and did food styling for other local authors.

Vanessa makes all her guests feel like Austrian Royalty in her c. 1905 Victorian “Arts and Crafts Heritage Home” with Cozy Themed rooms and Elegant 3 Course Breakfasts in her “Bavarian  Gasthaus” Style Breakfast Room

Please Feel Free to Contact us for booking information.
Call Toll free 1-877-767-2121
iMessage or Text 250-812-5457
Email: gingerbreadcottagebb@gmail.com


Past Member of International Association of Culinary Professionals 

Waldorf Salad Coleslaw Recipe

Waldorf Salad Coleslaw Recipe

Here is a real summer type salad for the barbeque

This Waldorf Salad coleslaw recipe is made with thinly sliced red cabbage and red onions. Crushed pecans and sunflower seeds give it a nice nutty flavor. Apples and grapes add to the familiar Waldorf salad taste.

Dressing is lemon juice, mayonnaise, freshly cracked pepper and sea salt.

Waldorf salad coleslaw variation
Waldorf Salad Coleslaw Variation by Vanessa von Schellwitz of the Gingerbread Cottage B&B Victoria BC Canada

 

 

This Waldorf Salad Coleslaw recipe goes especially well with Fish and Chips!

Waldorf salad coleslaw recipe
Waldorf salad coleslaw recipe goes really well with fish and chips!

 

Click here to Check out our Cabbage and Sauerkraut Recipes Cookbook


 

Your Hostess and Private Chef

Vanessa von Schellwitz
Owner Operator Gingerbread
Cottage B&B

  • As a child, Vanessa was a real life “Heidi” living in the Eschen Villa on the clean, cold alpine Attersee Lake, in Seewalchen Austria, 50 KM East of Salzburg. 
  • Vanessa’s birthplace was located 50 meters from her Godmother’s famous Paulick Villa – the Summer Playground to Vienna’s Elite Art nouveau Community including Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Richard Teschner and Friedrich Paulick at the turn of the 19th century.
  • In fact, the aunt of Vanessa’s Godmother, Gertrude Floege, was the famous fashion designer Emelia Floege – life companion of Gustav Klimt who frequently painted at the Paulick Villa..
  • Also the last Countess Maria dei Medici, who lived adjacent to the Eschen Villa hand wrote a poem for Vanessa as a child… Not many People can say that!
  • Vanessa got her teaching Degree in Salzburg but her real love and talents were for cooking.. 
  • Coming to Vancouver Island via Culture City itself – Salzburg Austria – A true Austrian,Vanessa has pure Mozart flowing through her veins and a delicious piping hot Austrian ApfelStrudel in the Oven for her many guests!
  • Vanessa and her 70’s husband owned and operated the Austrian Chalet, an 80 room hotel with 3 Restaurants in Campbell River BC
  • Vanessa spent many years as Victoria BC’s busiest and most Versatile Culinary Instructor from her Veni. Vidi, Coxi Cooking School, and operating her busy “Vienna Catering” Business
  • Author of 8 Cookbooks, Vanessa also wrote a food Column, had her own TV cooking show and did food styling for other local authors.

Vanessa makes all her guests feel like Austrian Royalty in her c. 1905 Victorian “Arts and Crafts Heritage Home” with Cozy Themed rooms and Elegant 3 Course Breakfasts in her “Bavarian  Gasthaus” Style Breakfast Room

Please Feel Free to Contact us for booking information.
Call Toll free 1-877-767-2121
iMessage or Text 250-812-5457
Email: gingerbreadcottagebb@gmail.com


Past Member of International Association of Culinary Professionals 

Beacon Hill Park Victoria – Video – Gingerbread Cottage

Beacon Hill Park Victoria BC Canada

Beacon Hill Park Victoria BC Canada is a huge public park set in downtown Victoria BC Canada.  Admission is free.

Beacon Hill Park Victoria also has a lovely petting zoo with many Goats, ducks, sheep, mini horses and llamas.

Here is our Video about the Petting Zoo

This is our favorite cute part of the park is the turtle log.

Beacon Hill Park Victoria BC
Turtles sunning on log in Beacon Hill Park

 

If you would like a room near Beacon Hill Park Victoria BC and all the other downtown Victoria Attractions like Dallas Road Seawall, Victoria Breakwater, Ogden Point Cruise ship Docks and Heliport, Coho Ferry Dock, Clipper Ferry Dock, Fisherman’s Wharf, Victoria’s Parliament buildings or Mile Zero of the Trans Canada Highway, Terry Fox Memorial, Emily Carr House, Royal BC Museum and Imax Theatre and Fonyo Beach then the Gingerbread Cottage Bed and Breakfast is a great place to stay!

Your Hostess and Private Chef

At the Gingerbread Cottage Bed and Breakfast

Vanessa von Schellwitz
Owner Operator Gingerbread
Cottage B&B

  • As a child, Vanessa was a real life “Heidi” living in the Eschen Villa on the clean, cold alpine Attersee Lake, in Seewalchen Austria, 50 KM East of Salzburg. 
  • Vanessa’s birthplace was located 50 meters from her Godmother’s famous Paulick Villa – the Summer Playground to Vienna’s Elite Art nouveau Community including Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Richard Teschner and Friedrich Paulick at the turn of the 19th century.
  • In fact, the aunt of Vanessa’s Godmother, Gertrude Floege, was the famous fashion designer Emelia Floege – life companion of Gustav Klimt who frequently painted at the Paulick Villa..
  • Also the last Countess Maria dei Medici, who lived adjacent to the Eschen Villa hand wrote a poem for Vanessa as a child… Not many People can say that!
  • Vanessa got her teaching Degree in Salzburg but her real love and talents were for cooking.. 
  • Coming to Vancouver Island via Culture City itself – Salzburg Austria – A true Austrian,Vanessa has pure Mozart flowing through her veins and a delicious piping hot Austrian ApfelStrudel in the Oven for her many guests!
  • Vanessa and her 70’s husband owned and operated the Austrian Chalet, an 80 room hotel with 3 Restaurants in Campbell River BC
  • Vanessa spent many years as Victoria BC’s busiest and most Versatile Culinary Instructor from her Veni. Vidi, Coxi Cooking School, and operating her busy “Vienna Catering” Business
  • Author of 8 Cookbooks, Vanessa also wrote a food Column, had her own TV cooking show and did food styling for other local authors.

Vanessa makes all her guests feel like Austrian Royalty in her c. 1905 Victorian “Arts and Crafts Heritage Home” with Cozy Themed rooms and Elegant 3 Course Breakfasts in her “Bavarian  Gasthaus” Style Breakfast Room

Please Feel Free to Contact us for booking information.
Call Toll free 1-877-767-2121
iMessage or Text 250-812-5457
Email: gingerbreadcottagebb@gmail.com


Past Member of International Association of Culinary Professionals 

Bacon Recipes – Ayrshire Scottish Cut Sunny Farm Eggs – Video

Bacon Recipes at the Gingerbread Cottage

We have quite a few bacon recipes because we are very fortunate to have a great organic bacon supplier that treats the animals very nicely and offers us many custom cuts.

Ayrshire Bacon and Eggs Breakfast

If you have a traditional “Proper English Breakfast” in Ireland, Scotland or Great Britain you’ll be served a rasher of bacon that’s also cut from the pork loin. However, unlike round-in-shape “Canadian back bacon” or pea meal bacon, it will also include a streaky piece of regular fatty bacon extending from the loin, which gives this bacon an elongated shape. This type of bacon is wet cured in brine and matured and often fairly thickly sliced. One well-known type is Scottish Ayrshire bacon, which is also made in other countries, including Canada.

Canadian Back Bacon and Farm Fresh Eggs

 

In her spare time, she is active in a European genealogy association, translating old handwritten German Fonts from antique church records. She has also researched and written a large family Genealogy History of the von Schellwitz aristocratic family.

Her idyllic Gingerbread Cottage Bed and Breakfast and Vacation Rental in beautiful downtown Victoria BC Canada is open year round, and you are assured of a professional yet personable experience. Vanessa is all about hospitality and routinely welcomes notable guests from all over the world. She especially likes when other chefs stay at the Cottage so she can ‘wow them’ with her Ayrshire Bacon or other Vancouver Island local fine products.


Your Hostess and Private Chef

Vanessa von Schellwitz
Owner Operator Gingerbread
Cottage B&B

  • As a child, Vanessa was a real life “Heidi” living in the Eschen Villa on the clean, cold alpine Attersee Lake, in Seewalchen Austria, 50 KM East of Salzburg. 
  • Vanessa’s birthplace was located 50 meters from her Godmother’s famous Paulick Villa – the Summer Playground to Vienna’s Elite Art nouveau Community including Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Richard Teschner and Friedrich Paulick at the turn of the 19th century.
  • In fact, the aunt of Vanessa’s Godmother, Gertrude Floege, was the famous fashion designer Emelia Floege – life companion of Gustav Klimt who frequently painted at the Paulick Villa..
  • Also the last Countess Maria dei Medici, who lived adjacent to the Eschen Villa hand wrote a poem for Vanessa as a child… Not many People can say that!
  • Vanessa got her teaching Degree in Salzburg but her real love and talents were for cooking.. 
  • Coming to Vancouver Island via Culture City itself – Salzburg Austria – A true Austrian,Vanessa has pure Mozart flowing through her veins and a delicious piping hot Austrian ApfelStrudel in the Oven for her many guests!
  • Vanessa and her 70’s husband owned and operated the Austrian Chalet, an 80 room hotel with 3 Restaurants in Campbell River BC
  • Vanessa spent many years as Victoria BC’s busiest and most Versatile Culinary Instructor from her Veni. Vidi, Coxi Cooking School, and operating her busy “Vienna Catering” Business
  • Author of 8 Cookbooks, Vanessa also wrote a food Column, had her own TV cooking show and did food styling for other local authors.

Vanessa makes all her guests feel like Austrian Royalty in her c. 1905 Victorian “Arts and Crafts Heritage Home” with Cozy Themed rooms and Elegant 3 Course Breakfasts in her “Bavarian  Gasthaus” Style Breakfast Room

Please Feel Free to Contact us for booking information.
Call Toll free 1-877-767-2121
iMessage or Text 250-812-5457
Email: gingerbreadcottagebb@gmail.com


Past Member of International Association of Culinary Professionals 

Alaskan Cruise Ships at Ogden Point Victoria BC

Victoria’s Ogden Point is Canada’s busiest Alaskan Cruise Ship port of call.

Our Gingerbread Cottage Bed and Breakfast is located just steps away from the Dallas Road Seawall, Victoria Breakwater Promenade and Cruise Ships Ogden Point. Ogden Point is “Alaskan cruise ship central” for Canada! We think it the most fun spot in downtown Victoria.

Alaskan Cruise Ships Celebrity Millenium
Alaskan Cruise Ships Celebrity Millenium

According to the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority “Ogden Point has four deep-sea berths. All of them have excellent approaches, depths, decks and mooring. Pier A offers two berths, 1,000 feet and 800 feet, with a 100,000 square foot warehouse. Two berths at Pier B have been extended to 1,040 feet with the installation of a mooring dolphin.”

“Services available for passengers at dockside include gift shops, foreign currency exchange and pay telephones. Tour and shuttle buses, taxis and other forms of transportation are readily available for passenger excursions to the city centre and major tour attractions. More information on the extensive and varied selection of shore excursions can be found at Tourism Victoria.”

Cruise Ships Ogden Point in Victoria BC Canada

click Here for 2014 Cruise Ship Schedule for the arrivals and departures of Cruise Ships Ogden Point

Check out our Video showing some of the Cruise Ships Ogden Point

There is always a lot of action around Ogden Point when a Cruise Ship arrives. Each Vessel carries lots of tourists either heading to Alaska or coming back from Alaska. These friendly folks spend a few hours in Victoria while the ship takes on supplies. The downtown benefits from their tourist dollars and the action in the downtown areas is quite welcome.

Alaskan Cruise Ships Ogden Point
Celebrity Solstice Cabins

The cruise ships leave before midnight and head on to their next port of call. Many times there are three or four Cruise Ships Ogden Point.

Victoria welcomes these guests well!

Since Ogden Point is only a three-minute walk from the Gingerbread Cottage we welcome travellers who wish to include seeing these marvels of the sea on their visit to Victoria BC to book in with us and enjoy some of Vanessa’s genuine hospitality.


 

Gingerbread Cottage Bed and Breakfast Hostess

Vanessa von Schellwitz
Owner Operator Gingerbread
Cottage B&B

  • As a child, Vanessa was a real life “Heidi” living in the Eschen Villa on the clean, cold alpine Attersee Lake, in Seewalchen Austria, 50 KM East of Salzburg. 
  • Vanessa’s birthplace was located 50 meters from her Godmother’s famous Paulick Villa – the Summer Playground to Vienna’s Elite Art nouveau Community including Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Richard Teschner and Friedrich Paulick at the turn of the 19th century.
  • In fact, the aunt of Vanessa’s Godmother, Gertrude Floege, was the famous fashion designer Emelia Floege – life companion of Gustav Klimt who frequently painted at the Paulick Villa..
  • Also the last Countess Maria dei Medici, who lived adjacent to the Eschen Villa hand wrote a poem for Vanessa as a child… Not many People can say that!
  • Vanessa got her teaching Degree in Salzburg but her real love and talents were for cooking.. 
  • Coming to Vancouver Island via Culture City itself – Salzburg Austria – A true Austrian,Vanessa has pure Mozart flowing through her veins and a delicious piping hot Austrian ApfelStrudel in the Oven for her many guests!
  • Vanessa and her 70’s husband owned and operated the Austrian Chalet, an 80 room hotel with 3 Restaurants in Campbell River BC
  • Vanessa spent many years as Victoria BC’s busiest and most Versatile Culinary Instructor from her Veni. Vidi, Coxi Cooking School, and operating her busy “Vienna Catering” Business
  • Author of 8 Cookbooks, Vanessa also wrote a food Column, had her own TV cooking show and did food styling for other local authors.

Vanessa makes all her guests feel like Austrian Royalty in her c. 1905 Victorian “Arts and Crafts Heritage Home” with Cozy Themed rooms and Elegant 3 Course Breakfasts in her “Bavarian  Gasthaus” Style Breakfast Room

Please Feel Free to Contact us for booking information.
Call Toll free 1-877-767-2121
iMessage or Text 250-812-5457
Email: gingerbreadcottagebb@gmail.com


Past Member of International Association of Culinary Professionals 

Cabbage Recipes and Sauerkraut Cookbook – Austrian Chef

Cabbage Recipes and  Sauerkraut Cookbook

Sauerkraut has been home-made for centuries, if not thousands of years. My family has certainly made this sauerkraut recipe for centuries in Transylvania and I have made Sauerkraut with my mother and grand mother, who taught me how.

Vanessa von Schellwitz
Vanessa von Schellwitz

The shredded cabbage recipes needs to be compressed in the crock pot in order to release the juices and to better start the fermentation process. The more pressure is applied to the cabbage, the more the cell structure of the cabbage is destroyed, releasing the fermentable juices and this produces Sauerkraut in about 2 – 3 weeks.

Traditionally this was ALWAYS most effectively done in large oak barrels or crock pots and ALWAYS by stepping on the shredded cabbage with VERY WELL SCRUBBED AND WASHED BARE FEET. Also grapes for wine making used to be crushed the same way by steeping on them with bare feet. This makes fantastic Sauerkraut! You can NEVER apply the same pressure by just pressing the cabbage down with your fists!

If you don’t use this method, you have to add quite a bit of lightly salted water, which waters the juice down and the cabbage tends to rot and you get “rotten cabbage tea” rather than fermented Sauerkraut.

Actually in autumn there were special get-together occasions for the young people for the purpose of punching down the cabbage for Sauerkraut or the grapes for wine making.

I also understand that our cooking and preparing food today has become very sterile.

To accommodate all of you passionate lovers of sauerkraut, who are hesitant of using their bare feet, just cover your feet by stepping into a large food grade plastic bag (freezer bags are food grade), put an elastic around the bag to hold it to your ankles and then punch your Sauerkraut down in a large crock pot, just as you see in the video.

Eating sauerkraut brings friendly bacteria to your stomach and intestines.
For easier digestion it is a good idea to eat some raw sauerkraut before a meal. For this reason it is also important to — USE VERY GOOD SALT, LIKE HIMALAYA SEA SALT OR MALDON SALT OR ANY GOOD SEA SALT. Sea salt contains important minerals and is alkaline, as opposed to regular salt, which has the minerals removed and is processed.
In order to get the best benefit from naturally fermented Sauerkraut, you should therefore also use the best sea salt available.

You will be so proud and you can use your new sauerkraut in lots of recipes using sauerkraut in my cookbook below.

Here is a playlist of our Sauerkraut You Tubes

 


 

Order our Cookbook with lots of recipes using Sauerkraut

 

Here is one example of a great recipe!

cabbage recipes
Krauthamr sandwich, with Ham Sauerkraut, Emmenthal Cheese, Tarragon Senf Mustard, Red Onions and Mayo

 

 

How to Make Sauerkraut and Cabbage Rolls and Recipes using Sauerkraut

20 pages of details and recipes

Printable PDF “EBook” Version Now Available for Download $4.99 PDF Version – we will email it to you the same day as we receive payment. Thanks

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 Printed Version of the Cookbook

 

Sauerkraut Recipe
How To Recipes using Sauerkraut Cookbook

Print Version
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Plus $5 S&H




 

Austrian Chef and Hostess

Vanessa von Schellwitz
Owner Operator Gingerbread
Cottage B&B

  • As a child, Vanessa was a real life “Heidi” living in the Eschen Villa on the clean, cold alpine Attersee Lake, in Seewalchen Austria, 50 KM East of Salzburg. 
  • Vanessa’s birthplace was located 50 meters from her Godmother’s famous Paulick Villa – the Summer Playground to Vienna’s Elite Art nouveau Community including Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Richard Teschner and Friedrich Paulick at the turn of the 19th century.
  • In fact, the aunt of Vanessa’s Godmother, Gertrude Floege, was the famous fashion designer Emelia Floege – life companion of Gustav Klimt who frequently painted at the Paulick Villa..
  • Also the last Countess Maria dei Medici, who lived adjacent to the Eschen Villa hand wrote a poem for Vanessa as a child… Not many People can say that!
  • Vanessa got her teaching Degree in Salzburg but her real love and talents were for cooking.. 
  • Coming to Vancouver Island via Culture City itself – Salzburg Austria – A true Austrian,Vanessa has pure Mozart flowing through her veins and a delicious piping hot Austrian ApfelStrudel in the Oven for her many guests!
  • Vanessa and her 70’s husband owned and operated the Austrian Chalet, an 80 room hotel with 3 Restaurants in Campbell River BC
  • Vanessa spent many years as Victoria BC’s busiest and most Versatile Culinary Instructor from her Veni. Vidi, Coxi Cooking School, and operating her busy “Vienna Catering” Business
  • Author of 8 Cookbooks, Vanessa also wrote a food Column, had her own TV cooking show and did food styling for other local authors.

Vanessa makes all her guests feel like Austrian Royalty in her c. 1905 Victorian “Arts and Crafts Heritage Home” with Cozy Themed rooms and Elegant 3 Course Breakfasts in her “Bavarian  Gasthaus” Style Breakfast Room

Please Feel Free to Contact us for booking information.
Call Toll free 1-877-767-2121
iMessage or Text 250-812-5457
Email: gingerbreadcottagebb@gmail.com


Past Member of International Association of Culinary Professionals 

Potato Pancakes Recipe Latkes – Gingerbread Cottage

Potato Pancakes Recipe

Latkes Potato Pancakes Recipe fromGingerbread
Ham and 3 Cheese Omelette with Latkes Potato Pancakes

Latkes Potato Pancakes Recipe

about 1 pound raw grated potatoes
1/2 raw grated onion
1 garlic clove crushed
1 egg
salt and pepper to taste
marjoram
chopped parsley
green onions chopped
stir together in a bowl
add enough Maza meal or regular flour to hold mixture together when frying
heat 1/2 inch oil in skillet
lay large spoonfuls of potato mixture in the hot oil.
gently fry on both sides
serve with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkling of chopped chives

Stay at the Gingerbread Cottage Bed and Breakfast in Downtown Victoria BC Canada and chef Vanessa Von Schellwitz will make these tasty treats for you with your breakfast omelette.

Recipe for Latkes Potato Pancakes
Recipe for Latkes Potato Pancakes

You can get Vanessa’s “Breakfast at the Cottage” cookbook when you visit us.

Your Hostess and Private Chef

Vanessa von Schellwitz
Owner Operator Gingerbread
Cottage B&B

  • As a child, Vanessa was a real life “Heidi” living in the Eschen Villa on the clean, cold alpine Attersee Lake, in Seewalchen Austria, 50 KM East of Salzburg. 
  • Vanessa’s birthplace was located 50 meters from her Godmother’s famous Paulick Villa – the Summer Playground to Vienna’s Elite Art nouveau Community including Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Richard Teschner and Friedrich Paulick at the turn of the 19th century.
  • In fact, the aunt of Vanessa’s Godmother, Gertrude Floege, was the famous fashion designer Emelia Floege – life companion of Gustav Klimt who frequently painted at the Paulick Villa..
  • Also the last Countess Maria dei Medici, who lived adjacent to the Eschen Villa hand wrote a poem for Vanessa as a child… Not many People can say that!
  • Vanessa got her teaching Degree in Salzburg but her real love and talents were for cooking.. 
  • Coming to Vancouver Island via Culture City itself – Salzburg Austria – A true Austrian,Vanessa has pure Mozart flowing through her veins and a delicious piping hot Austrian ApfelStrudel in the Oven for her many guests!
  • Vanessa and her 70’s husband owned and operated the Austrian Chalet, an 80 room hotel with 3 Restaurants in Campbell River BC
  • Vanessa spent many years as Victoria BC’s busiest and most Versatile Culinary Instructor from her Veni. Vidi, Coxi Cooking School, and operating her busy “Vienna Catering” Business
  • Author of 8 Cookbooks, Vanessa also wrote a food Column, had her own TV cooking show and did food styling for other local authors.

Vanessa makes all her guests feel like Austrian Royalty in her c. 1905 Victorian “Arts and Crafts Heritage Home” with Cozy Themed rooms and Elegant 3 Course Breakfasts in her “Bavarian  Gasthaus” Style Breakfast Room

Please Feel Free to Contact us for booking information.
Call Tollfree 1-877-767-2121
iMessage or Text 250-812-5457
Email: gingerbreadcottagebb@gmail.com


Past Member of International Association of Culinary Professionals 

Omelette du Fromage Choices at the Gingerbread Cottage B&B

Omelette du Fromage Fillings and Choices

At the Gingerbread Cottage B&B we offer daily hot breakfast entrees, omelette du fromage choices as well as a Large Buffet with Granola, Fresh Fruit and yogurt, Cheese Tray, Vanessa’s daily fresh-baked Squash Buns and Sweets. OJ, Fresh Brewed Coffee and a variety of Teas

Garden Omelette

Fresh Local Tomatos with pesto and fresh tomatoes and feta cheese, healthy and hearty!

Garden Omelette du Fromage
Fresh Vegetables and Cheeses in our Garden Omelette

Crab and Sea Asparagus Omelette

Here is one Omelette du Fromage  we do really well when the Sea Asparagus is in Season. Check out our video about this tasty “Delicacy from the Sea”

 


The Traditional Ham and Three Cheese Omelette

Asiago, mozzarella and Cheddar topped with buttery Steak Mushrooms, for the hungry connoisseur.

Ham Omelette du Fromage in the Pan
Ham omelettes in the Pan
Omelette du Fromage
Our Ham and 3 Cheese Omelette with Steak Mushrooms

Check out our video about the Ham and Three  Cheese Omelette

 


Carnivore Double Bacon Double Cheddar Omelette

Bacon Cheddar Omelette du Fromage
Carnivore Double Bacon Double Cheddar Omelette

The Carnivore, Ham and Cheddar topped with Bacon Crumbles as the name suggests you will get a little wild with this choice.


 Lox and Cream Cheese Omelette du Fromage

Omelette du Fromage Chives Cold Smoked Sockeye Salmon with Cream Cheese and Dill Béarnaise Sauce

Cold Soked Salmon Omelette du fromage
Cold Smoked Salmon Omelette with cream cheese and Dill béarnaise Sauce

Wild caught ‘cold smoked’ salmon, cream cheese and a Dill Béarnaise Sauce. Add Salicornia (sea asparagus) or regular asparagus in season. Very refined and light, smokey and creamy.


West Coast Shrimp and Kelp Omelette

shrimp and kelp combined with Mozarella cheese. Lip Smacking Tasty!


 

Try all our omelette fillings and toppings at the Gingerbread Cottage B&B. we use only free run farm fresh eggs from the Happiest of Happy Chickens from local organic farmers in the Saanich Peninsula.

The best omelette fillings and any preparations we do are always made with the freshest local products we can obtain through our many contacts in the Victoria farming and fishing communities.


 

Your Hostess and Private Chef

Vanessa von Schellwitz
Owner Operator Gingerbread
Cottage B&B

  • As a child, Vanessa was a real life “Heidi” living in the Eschen Villa on the clean, cold alpine Attersee Lake, in Seewalchen Austria, 50 KM East of Salzburg. 
  • Vanessa’s birthplace was located 50 meters from her Godmother’s famous Paulick Villa – the Summer Playground to Vienna’s Elite Art nouveau Community including Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Richard Teschner and Friedrich Paulick at the turn of the 19th century.
  • In fact, the aunt of Vanessa’s Godmother, Gertrude Floege, was the famous fashion designer Emelia Floege – life companion of Gustav Klimt who frequently painted at the Paulick Villa..
  • Also the last Countess Maria dei Medici, who lived adjacent to the Eschen Villa hand wrote a poem for Vanessa as a child… Not many People can say that!
  • Vanessa got her teaching Degree in Salzburg but her real love and talents were for cooking.. 
  • Coming to Vancouver Island via Culture City itself – Salzburg Austria – A true Austrian,Vanessa has pure Mozart flowing through her veins and a delicious piping hot Austrian ApfelStrudel in the Oven for her many guests!
  • Vanessa and her 70’s husband owned and operated the Austrian Chalet, an 80 room hotel with 3 Restaurants in Campbell River BC
  • Vanessa spent many years as Victoria BC’s busiest and most Versatile Culinary Instructor from her Veni. Vidi, Coxi Cooking School, and operating her busy “Vienna Catering” Business
  • Author of 8 Cookbooks, Vanessa also wrote a food Column, had her own TV cooking show and did food styling for other local authors.

Vanessa makes all her guests feel like Austrian Royalty in her c. 1905 Victorian “Arts and Crafts Heritage Home” with Cozy Themed rooms and Elegant 3 Course Breakfasts in her “Bavarian  Gasthaus” Style Breakfast Room

Please Feel Free to Contact us for booking information.
Call Toll free 1-877-767-2121
iMessage or Text 250-812-5457
Email: gingerbreadcottagebb@gmail.com


Past Member of International Association of Culinary Professionals 

Victoria BC Vacation Rentals at the Gingerbread Cottage

Victoria BC Vacation Rentals at the Gingerbread Cottage Bed and Breakfast in Downtown

The Gingerbread Cottage is a 1905 Heritage Victorian Arts and Crafts home in pretty well original condition with most of the original hardwood floors and Windows. It is well zoned for vacation rentals as each guest area has access through a private stairwell just inside the front doors.

Victoria BC Vacation Rental
Full Moon At the Cottage

Victoria BC is a great place with many tourist activities located in the downtown area. The Gingerbread Cottage Bed and Breakfast is a great place to spend your vacation in Victoria BC. Our B&B is located in the James Bay Area straight up Oswego St from the Coho Ferry and Victoria Clipper Docks.

Victoria BC Vacation Rentals photo of the Coho
Coho Ferry from Washington State half a block away

Tasty meals with organic produce from local farms and an excellent owner operator chef will give your vacation some style and leave the relaxing up to you.

Your Hosts Dean & Vanessa

Vanessa and Dean
Your Hosts Dean and Vanessa

Vanessa hails from Salzburg Austria – an experienced hotelier and restaurateur welcomes you to a oceanside vacation in beautiful downtown Victoria BC. Vanessa is an excellent chef and has had a catering company, local Tv cooking shows and food presentation shoots for magazines. She also was Victoria’s busiest culinary instructor.

Dean is from Swift Current Saskatchewan is an experienced tradesman and contractor. He is a past member of Toastmaster clubs and will happily give you some ‘table topics’ at breakfast, also has a lot of videos on YouTube with views approaching 4,000,000.

Every morning we offer our guests a large wholesome breakfast with Vanessa’s Homemade Honey Granola, fresh fruit and fresh baking on the buffet. Served in our Bavarian Gasthaus style breakfast room. Followed by Cooked to Order Main Course Omelettes

We make sure you are cozy with our Plush Down Feather Duvets and crisp ironed sheets and bed linens. All in our quiet and private guest rooms.

We know you will enjoy your stay at our Victoria BC vacation rentals bed and breakfast! Book early and reserve the best vacation you could ever wish for.

 

 

Your Hostess and Private Chef

Vanessa von Schellwitz
Owner Operator Gingerbread
Cottage B&B

  • As a child, Vanessa was a real life “Heidi” living in the Eschen Villa on the clean, cold alpine Attersee Lake, in Seewalchen Austria, 50 KM East of Salzburg. 
  • Vanessa’s birthplace was located 50 meters from her Godmother’s famous Paulick Villa – the Summer Playground to Vienna’s Elite Art Nouveau Community including Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Richard Teschner and Friedrich Paulick at the turn of the 19th century.
  • In fact, the aunt of Vanessa’s Godmother, Gertrude Floege, was the famous fashion designer Emelia Floege – life companion of Gustav Klimt who frequently painted at the Paulick Villa..
  • Also the last Countess Maria dei Medici, who lived adjacent to the Eschen Villa hand wrote a poem for Vanessa as a child… Not many People can say that!
  • Vanessa got her teaching Degree in Salzburg but her real love and talents were for cooking.. 
  • Coming to Vancouver Island via Culture City itself – Salzburg Austria – A true Austrian,Vanessa has pure Mozart flowing through her veins and a delicious piping hot Austrian ApfelStrudel in the Oven for her many guests!
  • Vanessa and her 70’s husband owned and operated the Austrian Chalet, an 80 room hotel with 3 Restaurants in Campbell River BC
  • Vanessa spent many years as Victoria BC’s busiest and most Versatile Culinary Instructor from her Veni. Vidi, Coxi Cooking School, and operating her busy “Vienna Catering” Business
  • Author of 8 Cookbooks, Vanessa also wrote a food Column, had her own TV cooking show and did food styling for other local authors.

Vanessa makes all her guests feel like Austrian Royalty in her c. 1905 Victorian “Arts and Crafts Heritage Home” with Cozy Themed rooms and Elegant 3 Course Breakfasts in her “Bavarian  Gasthaus” Style Breakfast Room

Please Feel Free to Contact us for booking information.
Call Tollfree 1-877-767-2121
iMessage or Text 250-812-5457
Email: gingerbreadcottagebb@gmail.com


Past Member of International Association of Culinary Professionals 

Salmon Recipes Sockeye Omelette Asparagus Hollandaise – Video

Salmon Recipes

Sockeye Omelette with Asparagus and Hollandaise  Sauce

Salmon Recipe Lox Omelette is made with cold smoked wild caught Sockeye Salmon

Our Salmon Recipes Video Shows another Tasty Lox Omelette with Asparagus

 

Salmon Recipes - Lox Omelette with Dill Béarnaise Sauce
Cold Smoked Sockeye Salmon Lox Omelette with Asparagus and Hollandaise Sauce w Cracked Capers

 

Salzburg born Chef Vanessa von Schellwitz combines her talent with salmon recipes  with tasty local ingredients, Omega 3 Free run eggs, wild caught cold smoked sockeye salmon, local Yukon Gold potatoes sautéed in butter, olive oil and garlic butter and topped with Vanessa’s own Herbes de Provence. The lox omelette uses a cream cheese base and eggs are whipped to provide a fluffy consistency. The eggs themselves come from the happy, happy chickens at one of several local suppliers from the pastoral settings of Saanich.

Our guests love our seafood omelettes and lox omelette and other creative breakfast dishes.

You will want to try this experience next time you are in Lovely Victoria BC. Make sure to book ahead as this year will be very busy dud to low Canadian dollar..

Lox Omelette with Salicornia
Cold Smoked Lox Omelette with Salicornia – Sea Asparagus

Vanessa serves a cooked to order breakfast to her fortunate Bed and Breakfast guests every day. The choices usually include a breakfast meat dish like Canadian Bacon and Duck Eggs, or a Vegetarian Omelette with Pesto and Goat Feta Cheese or the seafood specials.

She also serves a full starter buffet with her home-baked Molasses Granola, fresh-baked Squash Rolls, fruit and cheese trays, breakfast baking sweets and Orange Juice, Tea or coffee.

As everything is made in-house, Vanessa also caters to special diets such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten or dairy free. If you have a specific dietary requirement we can usually accommodate any requirement if you let us know ahead of time. Vanessa loves to be creative and uses mostly fresh herbs from our own back yard herb Garden.

Veni Vidi Coxi kitchen

 

Vaness in Kitchen at our Victoria BC Bed and Breakfast
Vanessa in Kitchen at our Victoria BC Bed and Breakfast

Vanessa’s “Veni, Vidi, Coxi ” Kitchen

 

Click here for Vanessa’s ” Breakfast at the Cottage” cookbook

Your Hostess and Private Chef

Vanessa von Schellwitz
Owner Operator Gingerbread
Cottage B&B

  • As a child, Vanessa was a real life “Heidi” living in the Eschen Villa on the clean, cold alpine Attersee Lake, in Seewalchen Austria, 50 KM East of Salzburg. 
  • Vanessa’s birthplace was located 50 meters from her Godmother’s famous Paulick Villa – the Summer Playground to Vienna’s Elite Art nouveau Community including Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Richard Teschner and Friedrich Paulick at the turn of the 19th century.
  • In fact, the aunt of Vanessa’s Godmother, Gertrude Floege, was the famous fashion designer Emelia Floege – life companion of Gustav Klimt who frequently painted at the Paulick Villa..
  • Also the last Countess Maria dei Medici, who lived adjacent to the Eschen Villa hand wrote a poem for Vanessa as a child… Not many People can say that!
  • Vanessa got her teaching Degree in Salzburg but her real love and talents were for cooking.. 
  • Coming to Vancouver Island via Culture City itself – Salzburg Austria – A true Austrian,Vanessa has pure Mozart flowing through her veins and a delicious piping hot Austrian ApfelStrudel in the Oven for her many guests!
  • Vanessa and her 70’s husband owned and operated the Austrian Chalet, an 80 room hotel with 3 Restaurants in Campbell River BC
  • Vanessa spent many years as Victoria BC’s busiest and most Versatile Culinary Instructor from her Veni. Vidi, Coxi Cooking School, and operating her busy “Vienna Catering” Business
  • Author of 8 Cookbooks, Vanessa also wrote a food Column, had her own TV cooking show and did food styling for other local authors.

Vanessa makes all her guests feel like Austrian Royalty in her c. 1905 Victorian “Arts and Crafts Heritage Home” with Cozy Themed rooms and Elegant 3 Course Breakfasts in her “Bavarian  Gasthaus” Style Breakfast Room

Please Feel Free to Contact us for booking information.
Call Tollfree 1-877-767-2121
iMessage or Text 250-812-5457
Email: gingerbreadcottagebb@gmail.com


Past Member of International Association of Culinary Professionals