We ate hot soup for dinner. Normally, this time of year I wouldn't think of heating soup. But the weather has been cool at nights. Very cool. The reason for this coolness is that the air is so dry. I should be thrilled because I dislike extreme heat and even more than heat, I dislike humidity. But we've paid a high price for this glorious weather. Because the air is so dry, we no longer seem to get any rain in St. Paul, Minnesota. The month of May we only received 1/2-inch, and my vegetable garden is suffering--a lot. But, if there is an upside, I am able to make hot soup for dinner and bake all of the fresh fruit tarts my heart desires.