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Happy St. Nick's Day! Make Blueberry Scones

Happy St. Nicholas Day! The feast day has been largely forgotten here in the United States, but it's celebrated in many parts of Europe, especially German-speaking areas. Traditionally, children receive small treats of candy and/or cookies, often in their shoes or socks. According to some authorities, children sometimes receive oranges and chocolate coins to represent St. Nicholas’s rescue, as legend has it, of three impoverished girls by paying their marriage dowries with gold. Candy canes also are a common treat, because the candy canes have the shape of a bishop’s crosier. The Dutch brought the St. Nicholas Day trad