Winter! It arrived here in the northwest in a BIG way, with epic snow and ice. We were lucky to miss most of it though and just by the skin of our teeth it seems, being on the outskirt of the storm as it swept through. Still, we had our share of snow earlier in the week (above), and were bracing for the worst. But by Sunday, it was back to this. We actually had our kitchen door open for the first time in weeks. The fresh air a welcome friend. Especially so, with non-stop baking and midlife moments of, "Is it hot in here--or is it just me?"