Somehow Fall has begun here in Portland, just when most of us locals had barely adjusted to summer. Honestly, I'm glad. While I do love daily sunshine, I'm not crazy about heat. Anything over 75 just feels unnecessary to me! I love the opportunity to put on boots and a sweater; to make soups and bake with abandon (these cookies have made a comeback); to cozy up with a book in front of a rainy window.