I am guilty of the title of this article. I am amazingly and shamefully guilty as sin and beyond sin. I found some photos a friend put up on Facebook, He had made some candy. Chocolate covered cream caramel squares. The evil git made me drool. So I asked him if he would share the recipe with me for the blog. This recipe and these wonderful photos being shared here, are the result. So I give you, all the way from Finland some amazing candy for you to make at home.
Sorry folks, we are a bit low key today, we are enjoying the calm before the storm, so no pictures I am afraid. I am preparing for my first craft fair that will happen at Pettengill Farm in Salisbury MA, The Vintage Bazaar. I would love to see all of you there on the 22nd or 23rd of June.
Vappu, is what Finnish people call the first of May. They have some interesting traditions that belong solely to them. These are not known in the realm of Sverige (Sweden) or Norway that border Finland. This lovely little treat of a beverage is distinct and special to Finland.
We are starting a new tradition here at Cafe Primrose, and it feels good to be breaking new ground. What feels even better is to be doing our share to help the homemade/handmade movement by shining a monthly spotlight on someone awesome.
It has been dark for hours…. The house smells delicious, of all sorts of food cooking on the stove, several casseroles, fresh salad, moose steak stew, reindeer meat, and rye bread and potatoes….. Out side, the darkness is -10 Fahrenheit. The snow is deep, and the darkness has swallowed up the world beyond the inside of the house and the delicious smell of cooking food on the stove.
The house smells like gift granola baking away in the oven. Perhaps one day I will share my recipe with everyone. It smells great. The husband is out doing final food shopping for the holiday and the dogs sleep peacefully beside me. And I find myself thinking there is just one more thing I want to share with everyone today, my early presents. One of which is a set of Mikasa french country dishes service for 8 plus serving tray and bowl and a coffee set. The other from my husband an eight piece set of Mauviel pots from the M’cook series. Now, pardon me a moment the granola must be mixed.
I can smell Christmas in the air tonight here at my house in Arlington MA. The scent lingers here even though there isn’t a flake of snow to be found for miles. It is a nice spicy scent that invades my home putting me in mind of Christmas. My husband is making one of the most delicious Christmas traditions of Scandinavia, where he comes from.