This morning there was a big dump of snow in Katoomba. Here is Brigadoon covered in snow.
My friend Murray runs some superb food & drink tours of the Blue Mountains.
If you would like to go on one of these tours, go check out the website where you can book a tour. A perfect complement to a stay at Brigadoon.
On an upper mountains tour we focus on the area surrounding the pretty village of Leura. You visit up to four food businesses to sample the produce, talk to the producer and buy directly from them.
Included in this tour is a trip to a further, food-related business. This mystery location will be revealed during the tour!
A picnic lunch is provided – featuring goodies from the businesses visited, as well as other delicious Blue Mountains produce.
An article from the Sydney Morning Herald on the great food available in the Blue Mountains. Includes our favourite, the Hominy Bakery.
Hominy Bakery, 185 Katoomba Street, Katoomba. 4782 9816. These guys have earned their sourdough stripes; they’ve been 15 years in this location and were in Blackheath for a decade before that.
In Australia Christmas falls in the hot summer months. So many people like to experience the traditional Christmas food in winter – also known as Yulefest.
In the southern hemisphere, winter falls in July. Therefore in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and South Africa in order to have Christmas with a winter feel, Christmas in July events are undertaken. However Christmas in December, the usual month, is a far more common practice, despite it being summer.
Christmas in July is a great excuse to cook up a mid-winter feast for family and friends where you can enjoy winter produce in a Christmas atmosphere.
Here are some Christmas in July recipe ideas.
A number of our guests have commented in the artworks in Brigadoon, particularly the paintings by local artist Meredith Cooper.
Meredith Cooper (b. 1967) grew up in Kempsey on the mid north coast of NSW. The beach and wilderness of the upper Macleay river valley exerted a strong pull in her early life, sparking a sense of connection with, and veneration for, the Australian landscape. This proximity produced a desire to record these forms with pencil, conte and brush.
After studying at the National Art School and living in Sydney, Cooper moved to the Blue Mountains to establish her studio practice. Here she discovered a primeval, raw terrain, drenched by storm, licked by fire and inscribed by the eroding forces of the wind and rain. Since, she has made it her artistic mission to capture both this landscape’s ancient endurance and daily self-renewal…
If you want to see more of her work, please visit her website.