Hi there, thank you for visiting my tiny corner of the world wide web. For the time being I have to place my priorities somewhere else, so there will be no regular updates. Hopefully we will meet again in a near future.

Love, Hester

morning tea #1

When I first started this blog, I had the intention to share the more mundane stories of my life. But somewhere along the way that never happened and I focused solely on the big things that were happening in my life. In hindsight it’s not so strange that things turned out that way. A lot was happening and I didn’t know how to communicate about it in person, so I turned to writing about it and sharing those stories here. But now everything has slowed down a bit, and I have a life that consists of more than dragging myself from my bed to the couch and watching tv, I thought it might be nice to start sharing those mundane stories of my life. And what better way to do this than having a chat over a…

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dutch boterkoek

Today I share with you a recipe of a Dutch classic: boterkoek. It’s one of those recipes that comes with great memories of mothers or grandmothers making them for us when we were little. But for some reason it’s not a thing we tend to make ourselves. Perhaps because by the time my generation started baking, cheesecakes became all the rage and we forgot about where we came from. Time for a change. Boterkoek gets its name from the vast amount of butter it contains. Literally, boterkoek translates as butter cookie. Some dictionaries suggest to translate it as shortbread or butter biscuit. However, a quick search for recipes on the internet made it clear to me that although those things are made of…

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a short story about me

Today I'm sharing a little more about myself. I wrote this short story about me in the summer of 2016 for the about page of this blog. In the year prior to writing this version of my biography, I had written five or six version for several assignments for my masters degree. Along the road of that series of assignments, I discovered that I no longer wanted to live with the story I was telling about myself. So I set out on a mission to rewrite it on a more positive note. A bold move, but it turned out to be a key element in the recovery from my burnout. At this point in time I no longer feel the need to share this story on my about page, however I do like to keep it in the archives for myself and whomever…

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