St Nicholas Feast Day

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Ah yes. December 6. St Nicholas, bishop of Myra and the inspiration behind Santa Claus. This one slipped by but Bea Marshall got on my case for not mentioning it, and rightly so. She also told me what her family does to celebrate:

“It’s one of the highlights of sdvent for us marshalls – on st nicholas eve we make speculoos biscuits with the kid’s friends and read the st nicholas story while drinking hot chocolate. then we hang up our stockings and get gold coins in the morning on st nicholas day.”

Fantastic! A recipe for those biscuits, known as Speculaas, Speculaus, St. Nicholas Cookies, Kris Kringle Cookies, or Dutch spice cookies is here (American) or here (international).


Andrew Jones has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name "Precious" :-)

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