14 May 2012

A weekend away in the Blue Mountains for Mother's Day, Mount Victoria (11-13 May 2012)

Sunset Rock Lookout, Mount Victoria, Blue Mountains, NSW 2786

Fresh air, views and sunsets

A weekend getaway with friends brought me to Mount Victoria in the Blue Mountains for some R&R. The views from the holiday house we stayed at were amazing which overlooked a valley and towards the mountains. Champagne, cheese and a fireplace made for a homely first night plus some Lindt chocolate blocks I hadn't tried before which went down a treat. In the morning I learnt how you could cook eggs in a small bowl and microwave for about 30 seconds to achieve a fat-free sunny side up. Went well with some bacon on a bun for some bushwalking energy during the day. Sunset Rock Lookout in Mount Victoria is a nice spot to be during sunset — check it out if you're ever in the area. The next day was Mother's Day with pancakes on the breakfast menu and my attempt at making some potato hash browns which turned out OK. I used flour and egg to coat some shredded potato I prepared the night before but I'm hoping to work out a way to cook without using egg so the potato flavour will be better. I want to be able to cook them like Baffi & Mo.

Champagne, cheese and fireplace = WIN

A few tasty pleasures

I learnt you can microwave eggs for about 30 seconds to make a sunny side up egg

Bacon and egg rolls for breakfast for lots of bushwalking energy

Homemade potato hash browns

Amazing balcony views of the mountains and valley

Sunset Rock Lookout

Sunset Rock Lookout

Sunset views from the balcony

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Tina@foodboozeshoes said...

Last time I put an egg in the microwave it exploded. Never again...

tania@mykitchenstories said...

Looks like a beautiful place. Nio doubt it was very cold. Great looking eggs by the way!

Nic@diningwithastud said...

Such a gorgeous view :)

tastyfoodsnaps said...

your hashbrowns look so good! after going to baffi & mo, ive wanted to attempt making them as well!

MoMo and Coco Dessert Correspondents said...

Such a beautiful get-away. Don't you just wish one could stay there for longer than a mere weekend? :)

SarahKate (Mi Casa-Su Casa) said...

The views from the house are incredible... almost as great as the view from a couch when there's cheese, champers and a fire in front of you!

Simon Leong said...

hi tina, be sure to crack it out of the shell? was only in the microwave for about 30 secs depending on power.

hi tania, very cold indeed.

hi nic, great view for a glass of wine or two as well :-)

hi tastyfoodsnaps, i wish i knew how baffi & mo did them. i wonder if anyone else has worked out the secret?

hi momo and coco, a whole week would have been fantastic

hi sarahkate, hard to beat cheese and champers isn't it hehe

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