Penne 4 Your Thoughts

Penne Cole's thoughts on food, travel and more

High tea at the Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town

Some say that high tea at the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town is among the best in the world, so when I found myself in that beautiful city, I … Continue reading

June 18, 2017 · 7 Comments

Repurposing some risolles

What do you do when you’re in an unfamiliar kitchen, are given four rissoles and are given free range to make dinner for two? Well first of all, the Happy … Continue reading

January 31, 2017 · 11 Comments

Jasmins Lebanese Restaurant in Lakemba

Look around and you might think you’re no longer in Sydney. Women are garbed in flowing black burkas, with nothing visible but their eyes. Men are in white robes, with … Continue reading

January 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

What’s in a name?

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet. At least that was Shakespeare’s logic, but I would beg to differ. … Continue reading

January 7, 2017 · 16 Comments

Dinner at the Little Snail, Sydney

Where has the year gone? I can’t believe it’s December already. After a whirlwind trip back to Malaysia for a family event, the Happy Gwailo and I are settling in … Continue reading

December 17, 2016 · 4 Comments

Joo Hooi Cafe: Best one stop shop for foodies in Penang

Ah Penang, Malaysia’s tourism jewel. It’s certainly been widely recognised as a great place to visit, featuring in the Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2016 list, the Huffington Post‘s list of … Continue reading

December 6, 2016 · 9 Comments

Foodie’s Guide to Newtown Part 2

Newtown, with its proximity to Sydney University, is decidedly a student and hippie town. But in recent years, it’s also become a foodie’s dream, with great offerings up and down … Continue reading

November 30, 2016 · 11 Comments

Foodies’ guide to Newtown – Part 1

Newtown was once known as a rather cheap part of town overrun by students and hipsters, and every second shop was a cheap Thai joint. The students are still there, … Continue reading

November 27, 2016 · 3 Comments

Tramsheds at Harold Park, Sydney

It’s official – our wait for Belles Hot Chicken is over. The Southern fried chicken sensation from Melbourne appeared in Sydney months ago, but the Happy Gwailo and I were … Continue reading

November 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Cheap eats: Boon Cafe

What do you get when you combine a Thai grocery store and a cafe? Awesome Thai-inspired deliciousness in the form of Boon Cafe and Jarern Chai. Boon Cafe and Jarern … Continue reading

November 19, 2016 · 2 Comments

Brunch with a feel good factor @ Kinfolk

Like every second cafe in town, Kinfolk has great food and a focus on superfoods, local producers, and seasonal ingredients. What makes it special, though, is the feel good factor – the cafe donates … Continue reading

November 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Cheap eats: Oregano bakery

Oregano bakery might not ring a bell for most Sydney-siders but chances are, you’ve seen some of their delicious scrolls at shopping malls and pop up stores at festivals like … Continue reading

November 2, 2016 · 6 Comments
The ancient eavesdropper

Nature's nuances in a nutshell

Please Pass the Recipe

from one generation to the next

Autumn beats

The beats to my life

Life Confusions

"I Will Find Words, Smith them Down. For Love Is Infinite And So Are They."

polianthus

exploring the world

Recipes by chefkreso

Cooking with imagination

A New Day: Living Life Almost Gracefully

Photography and Thoughts About Life and Aging