The holidays are fast approaching and in this issue we have several desserts to make your meals more festive. Daytona Strong gives us 3 of her family recipes for traditional Norwegian Christmas cookies, while Paola Thomas gives us a Northwest spin on the traditional British Christmas Cake, a luxuriously rich version of what we know as ‘Fruitcake’, but bursting with booze and decadently sealed within a sheath of almond paste with a gown of frosting. And every holiday should be celebrated with an investment in liquid assets, so Anne Sampson gives us a tour of three eastern Washington distilleries whose product lines will make everyone’s celebration more convivial. It’s not all food and booze though, Megan Hill takes us to Lopez Island for a look at the Jones Family Farm, and Caroline Ferguson discovers the back story on Sol to Seed Farm. Join us!