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A few weeks ago Bogdan and I hosted a BBQ for colleagues and I decided we needed 7 packages of puff pastry – just in case. Not only did we not get through all 7 packages that night, we didn’t even use one. So I’ve been put in the very difficult position of finding tasty and non-repetitive ways to use them all. The first package went towards a cheater version of Italian sfogliatelle I found…

Last Tuesday I got in from work and didn’t want to spend a ton of time in the kitchen but also wanted something really flavourful and satisfying. I had a few cod loins in the fridge that I was intending on frying (major craving for fried fish later satisfied) but that seemed like way too much hands-on effort for a Tuesday. So I scoped out the fridge and consulted the internet, happily discovering I had…

Earlier today Bogdan and I found ourselves at the Cafe Par Hasard in Hoofddoorppleinbuurt (wow what a long name) by total happenstance. We were in the area viewing an apartment with our new real estate agent. A luminous turn of the century two bedroom with fresh oak floors, a bright white kitchen, original stained glass pocket doors, and the showstopper – a hydrangea lined garden with expansive views of sky and the bell tower of…

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