Christmas Rocky Road: It’s not that I felt my usual Rocky Road Crunch Bars needed any improvement (though fiddling with recipes is one of life’s pleasures) but I thought they would benefit from some seasonal adjustment. So, out go the Rich Tea biscuits and in come amaretti and – in the seasonal spirit – I’ve crammed in some Brazil nuts and glacé cherries (as red as Rudolph’s nose), along with snowy mini marshmallows.
Gingerbread kits are not just for the holidays! Here, the cookies from the Wilton Mini Gingerbread Village become a Winter Wonderland village perched on top of a 2-tier cake billowing with drifts of icing snow.
There's more to Finnish Lapland than Santa encounters, as Lonely Planet author Kerry Christiani found when she headed 500km north of the Arctic Circle, discovering a Christmas card scene of frozen lakes and boreal forest, reindeer-driven sleighs and snow that lies deep and crisp and even... Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/finland/travel-tips-and-articles/lapland-beyond-santa-culture-and-wilderness-in-northern-finland#ixzz3S0LssJ6f