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What's Happening On Instagram?Is this the world’s coolest bar? 🍸🍹🚔🏢👮🏻♂️ I love the way heritage buildings have been repurposed into cultural and creative hubs in Hong Kong. The recently revitalised Tai Kwun incorporating the Old Victoria Prison, Central Magistracy and Police Station is a case in point. Stroll through the parade ground, up the Laundry Steps into the Prison Exercise Yard to discover “Behind Bars” where you can enjoy your cocktails in a refurbished prison cell. And that is just one very small part of the Tai Kwun story. I could spend days here. #thepaddingtonfoodie #visithongkong #taikwun #coolestbar #jailhouserockGood Morning ☀️All my favourites on a plate. Gravlax, ricotta and fennel. With a poached egg on the side. #thepaddingtonfoodie #breakfast #myhappyplaceSure to be our new favourite local. We were lamenting the absence of a good Thai restaurant in the Paddington end of Oxford St. We’ll let the food speak for itself. #thepaddingtonfoodie #chubbycheekspaddo #oxfordstpaddington #inourneighbourhood #paddingtoneats #checkitout #justopenedA lazy Sunday vibe. Slow cooked beef ribs and slaw. 🍺🍷🥩 #thepaddingtonfoodie #sundaylunch #beefribs #slaw #redferneats #sydneyfoodCan’t think of a more delicious way to share the joy at Easter. The Grounds’ Easter Garden. Carrot cake with cream cheese filling, green sponge “moss”, meringue mushrooms, chocolate ladybug, chocolate soil, edible daisies and an Easter egg. Almost too pretty to eat🥕🍰🍄🌼🐣 🐇💕#thepaddingtonfoodie #carrotcake #happyeaster #easterbreak #letthemeatcakeThe prettiest avocado and poached eggs on (activated charcoal) toast. #thepaddingtonfoodie #healthyeating #saturdaymorningbrunch #activatedcharcoal #avocadotoast #poachedeggs #parterregarden #sofrenchsochicDonburi 💚🍚 🍆🌶#thepaddingtonfoodie #donburibowl #healthyeating #sydneyfood #inmyneighborhoodFeeling virtuous 😇this morning with this Summer Coconut Bowl. A modern take on Nana's old fashioned tapioca pudding perhaps.☀️🌴 🌊 🏃🏻♀️🍓🥝🍉🍒#thepaddingtonfoodie #bonditobronte #healthynewyearresolutions #summercoconutbowl #tapioca #foodporn #summervibes🌞Here's wishing everyone a happy, healthy and super relaxed 2018. #thepaddingtonfoodie #hny #hello2018 #theafternoonafterthenightbefore #isthislunchordinner #itsallabouttheprawnsandwich #nocookingrequiredTrout gravlax, fennel, capers, coriander, lime, avo, egg, toasted sesame, corn tortilla 💛💚❤️#thepaddingtonfoodie #cleaneating #afterchristmas #brunch❤️ the eye candy colours of Christmas salmon - smoked and beetroot cured. #thepaddingtonfoodie #christmaslunch #smoked salmon #gravlax #beetroot #deliciousHow do you like your banana bread? ❤️🍌🍞🍓🍒🌸🌼 #thepaddingtonfoodie #bananabread #sydneyeats #sydneyfood #brunch #inmyneighbourhoodLet them eat cake. Victoria Sponge with fresh fruit and cream. 🍰🍓🎂🍑 #thepaddingtonfoodie #thegroundsofthecity #morningteatrolley #sydneyfood #victoriaspongeAnd now for some interesting bar food... squid 🐙 🦑and baby carrots 🥕🥕Wish this was my local. #thepaddingtonfoodie #barfood #saturdaynightdrinks #redfernhood #sydneyfoodFish on Friday - crispy skin barramundi with grilled peaches. 🍽🍷🐟 🍑 #thepaddingtonfoodie #barangaroo #tgif #sydneyfood #catchupwithfriendsSometimes it's hard to choose... 🦄 🌈 🎂 #thepaddingtonfoodie #unicorncake #redvelvetcake #afternoontea #spoiledforchoice #sydneyfoodYes we will admit we're creatures of habit and can't go past the smashed egg and bacon roll 🥚🥓🍅🌶. Or the soft dukkah eggs lurking in the background. #thepaddingtonfoodie #baconandeggs #brunch #sydneyfood #breakfastrollCelebrating end of HSC exams with a Pink Lychee Meringue Tart. 🎉That's one twin down... and the other with a week to go. 💕🌸💃🏻 #thepaddingtonfoodie #endofexams #vanoir #lycheetart #pinkmeringue #inmyneighborhood #sydneyfood
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We’ve always had a weakness for pizza at our house. In all its many guises… wood fired oven baked, barbecued on terracotta pavers, fried on the stove top pizzette style. Last year we acquired a shiny red electric bench-top pizza … Continue reading
Eat, Fast and Live Longer. A 5-2 Fast Day Recipe Idea Under 200 Calories. Donna Hay’s Asparagus “Risotto” With Snow Peas, Mozzarella and Basil.
This post takes it’s inspiration from our in season abundance of beautifully fresh and vibrant spring greens. Casting around for something new and interesting to try, I recently stumbled across The Huffington Post’s article Donna Hay Has Reinvented Risotto and It’s … Continue reading
Fool-Proof Kitchen Short Cuts. Ricotta Gnocchi with Little Italian Sausage Meatballs in Tomato Sugo.
I know. I have a confession to make. It’s been over a month since my last post. Not intentionally by any means, more of an unplanned sabbatical. Sometimes everyday life just takes over and before you know it time runs … Continue reading
I’m definitely a late comer to the masala chai tea party. My first taste was frankly quite off putting – a very bland and thin offering concocted with a barely waved chai tea bag introduced into a pot of hot … Continue reading
Bienenstich means bee sting in German. I was first introduced to this glorious honey almond caramel crusted, crème pâtissière filled confection at a Danish birthday party, many, many years ago. Freshly baked, its soft cake-y brioche like layers sublime, so … Continue reading
Eat, Fast and Live Longer. A 5-2 Fast Day Recipe Idea Under 200 Calories. Poached Egg With Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Soldiers.
For me one of the first signs that Spring has well and truly arrived is the appearance of plump, emerald green spears of sweet and tender new season asparagus. I love nothing better than to swaddle them in salty prosciutto. … Continue reading
There’s a lot of mystery surrounding the perfect panna cotta. A traditional Italian dessert literally translating as “cooked cream” it consists simply of sweetened milk and cream, held together with a little bit of gelatin. The defining hallmark of a … Continue reading
Eat, Fast and Live Longer. A 5-2 Fast Day Recipe Idea Under 200 Calories. Charred Watermelon With Chilli, Lime, Mint and Feta.
I can’t quite recall where I first encountered the idea of charred watermelon. It does sound incongruous and strange; the searing of a cool and refreshing summer fruit on a hot barbecue or grill, but it’s a juxtaposition of hot … Continue reading
Anyone who follows my Instagram feed will realise that recently I embarked on the 100 day haiku challenge. Seventeen syllables of poetic creativity a day, structured into three lines; the first containing just five syllables, the second seven, and third … Continue reading