Tag Archives: Autumn

Pretty Baking. Sweet Yet Simple. Apple Rose Tartlets.

Pretty little Apple Rose Tartlets have been populating my Instagram feed. Darling bijoux works of art constructed from little more than layers of thinly sliced apple and butter puff. So impossibly gorgeous, my interest could not help but be piqued. … Continue reading

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Eat, Fast and Live Longer. A 5-2 Fast Diet Recipe Idea Under 200 Calories. Yellow Split Pea and Vegetable Soup With Crispy Shredded Kale.

With a definite chill in the air and winter fast approaching, 5-2 fast day Mondays have quickly become soup days. Filling and low in calories, with the added bonus if I’m organised, of no cooking. A godsend on fast days … Continue reading

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Sweet Fix. Little Greek Semolina Custard Phylo Cigars.

I love these little pastries. Their crisp and flaky exterior hide a sweet, rich and creamy surprise. A lovely lemon scented custard made with basic pantry ingredients semolina, sugar, butter and milk, and counter intuitively – no eggs. Whisked up … Continue reading

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Rustic Baking At Its Best. Hazelnut Coffee Cake With A Sour Cherry Jam Swirl And Chocolate Crumble.

As always in our house Autumn brings cooler weather and a spate of baking as I give in to a seemingly never ending demand for cake. As long as there is no request for fancy decoration I’m always happy to … Continue reading

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Kitchen Secrets. How To Quickly and Easily Seed A Pomegranate.

Seeding a pomegranate has never been easier. #thepaddingtonfoodie #pomegranate #feedfeed #kitchensecrets A post shared by The Paddington Foodie (@thepaddingtonfoodie) on Apr 25, 2015 at 10:52pm PDT We’ve been seeding pomegranates in our house. Splitting open plump and heavy orbs by … Continue reading

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A Little Taste Of Italy. Lemon Polenta Cookies With Rosemary and Pine Nuts.

There’s a certain curiosity associated with baking with herbs. For me it started with a visit to Lavandula in Victoria’s beautiful Hepburn Spa region and Stephanie Alexander’s lavender scones. Before too much longer I was inspired to add a little finely minced fresh … Continue reading

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So Rich. So Buttery. So Chic. Pear and Almond Friands

One of the things I love most about school holidays is the welcome change of pace from a frenetic, breakneck speed to an almost leisurely meandering. Time to stop and smell the roses. Throw routine out the window and indulge … Continue reading

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Eat, Fast and Live Longer. A 5-2 Fast Diet Recipe Idea Under 300 Calories. Pumpkin and Spinach Dahl.

As always, we returned from our Easter long weekend road trip with a car boot full of organic produce from my father’s autumn garden. Each time we visit my family in Canberra I am reminded what a privilege it is … Continue reading

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Easter Long Weekend Brunch. Caramelised Apple Dutch Baby Pancakes.

This week has been a frantic whirlwind of activity. With Easter coinciding with the end of school term holidays, I’m looking forward to having all my family under one roof and getting away for a long weekend break. There will … Continue reading

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Eat, Fast and Live Longer. A 5-2 Fast Diet Recipe Idea Under 300 Calories. Cold Sesame Soba Noodle Salad With Smoked Salmon, Spinach And Cucumber.

On fast days I like to adopt an eating clean mindset and fill my plate with minimally processed, natural foods.  I’ve always loved the simplicity and elegance of Japanese food, so it’s no surprise that I often turn to its … Continue reading

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