It is the time of year when the days grow shorter and my internal clock sends me to the kitchen to bake. Last week, the sour dough boule and the cardamom coffee bread. This week the Swedish ginger cookies for Christmas–the peparkaker recipe from Lillian Anderson in the Hinsdale Swedish Covenant Church cookie book circa 1968. Grandmother’s wooden spoons are back at work. After the holidays, the light will return little by little, and I will get back to the manuscripts and my long list of projects. For now, let the flour fly. All will come to be in its own good time.