Back in Holland everybody is celebrating the Dutch version of Christmas, in which Sinterklaas goes around spreading joy instead of Santa Claus. Instead of a sleigh with reindeer he rides a big white steed, and instead of Elves he has a merry band of Black Peters who help him out with all the presents.

Of course, here in Newfoundland the real Sinterklaas treats are nowhere to be found so we decided to make our own delicious goodies:

Pepernoten

Pepernoten

Roomborstplaat

Roomborstplaat

We had a bit of snowfall this morning, but it melted quickly during the day. Next weekend we are expecting a bit more, let’s hope that prediction holds up. In the mean time I have some falling snowflakes on this blog for your enjoyment 🙂