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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
Tag Archives: Pastry
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
Sometimes milestones have a way of quietly sneaking up on you and taking you by surprise. Like this one. A little over two years and 500 posts later, I’m amazed that I’m still blogging. Albeit nowhere near as prolifically as … Continue reading
Last Friday my aunt and I spent a pleasant afternoon chopping and soaking fruit for this year’s Christmas pudding. This week the pudding will be made and steamed and put away in a dark cool place to mature. We’re keeping … Continue reading
It’s Spring and all of a sudden this week our garden has come alive with the heady scent of masses of orange jessamine and citrus blossoms. Inspiring me to make this celebratory Bittersweet Chocolate Tart scented with a little more … Continue reading
It’s been bitterly cold and wet for the last ten days and my family has well and truly embraced comfort food. Soups, braises, curries, mashed potatoes and to top it all off crisp and flaky home-made sausage rolls. Hearty, moreish … Continue reading
I’ve always loved baklava. Layers of crisp impossibly light flaky pastry studded with a crunchy spiced nut mixture. Soaked in fragrant sweet syrup. For years satiating my cravings for baklava were easy with a quick trip to a Greek, Turkish … Continue reading
Summer is all about simple meals that make good use of seasonal produce. Bursting with flavour the ingredients often don’t need very much preparation at all. On hot, sweltering days we love a casual mezze style of eating. Char grilled … Continue reading
I’ve always been partial to a well made frangipane tart. A crisp and light pastry shell bursting with almond frangipane cream and seasonal fruit. The markets are awash with rhubarb, its natural tartness a perfect foil for the delicate sweetness of the … Continue reading
For a long time I have been wanting to make Crostoli. Fried ribbons of crisp pastry. Liberally dusted with icing sugar. Eaten all over Italy on celebration days. Easter, Christmas, Christenings and family get togethers. This long weekend we travelled … Continue reading
Just before Easter our extended family gathered together for a bittersweet reunion. To say good-bye and celebrate the long and well lived life of our dear Nono. There were a few tears. And many, many happy memories associated with his … Continue reading