Recipe: how to make Dutch “boterkoek”

It’s been an incredibly long time since I posted a recipe here, so I thought, why not do one now? This time I’ll teach you how to make “boterkoek.” Don’t worry, it’s so easy you won’t even have to come back here for the instructions! So obviously while I was making boterkoek a couple of days ago I forgot to actually takes pictures, so all images you see here are going to be straight from Google. Sorry:( What you’ll need… 250 gram / 2 cups of all purpose flour (I think this will also work with gluten free flour!) 200…

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My Christmas Decor

Hello reader friends! Since I made a post about my fall decor during Blogtober, I decided I just have to do a Christmas decor post as well! I know the centerpiece of most Christmas decor is the Christmas tree, but this year I will probably not have a tree. I simply have no clue where I would put it. Normally I have one of those small ones, but every corner of my room is already full of furniture or other stuff! Instead I decided to buy a tiny tree, which you can see down here! Keeping my wee little tree…

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My Holiday Bucket List

It’s time to make my holiday bucket list for this December. There are a couple of things I’d really like to try and do this month, and I hope I get to cross off everything on this list! Try out all the outdoor ice skating rinks Some of you may know that I love figure skating. I’ve been actively practicing my somewhat graceful moves since I was 16! I love going to a good outdoor rink; they’re so festive! For this holiday bucket list, I want to try out as many as possible. Luckily Washington D.C. has quite a few…

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How I celebrated Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving for expats living in the US is a little different than what is considered traditional. In this post I’ll tell you all about how my Thanksgiving went this year! The first thing that’s definitely different from most traditional Thanksgiving celebrations is that we have zero family living in the US with us. On the one hand it saves us a lot of travel. On the other hand we also never have guests to cook for. This makes for a pretty quiet Thanksgiving most of the time. With that said, every year we always do a Dutch Thanksgiving celebration with…

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The History of Halloween

If you didn’t know by now, I have a massive obsession with Halloween. It’s my absolute favorite holiday, and I’m always so sad that it’s only one day. I saw this historical idea over on Books Nest, and since the history of Halloween is really fascinating, I decided to make a blogpost about it! Early History The history of Halloween is said to have started with the ancient Gaelic festival Samhain, which is a festival that celebrates the end of harvest season and the beginning of winter. It was mostly celebrated in Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man. This…

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