lobster rolls! My summer is winding down and I came to the realization that I hadn't been on a single picnic this season. How could that be true? I have a beautiful picnic basket, a head full of fantastic seasonal recipes, and a pretty well-stocked kitchen. So, on this beautiful, warm and sunny day, I packed up some snacks and trekked up to midtown for an afternoon lunch break with my honey. Into the basket went dark russet potato chips, whiskey sour pickles, avocado and heirloom tomato salad, classic sodas, fresh berries, and whoopie pies! Oh yeah, and buttery, toasty buns jam-packed with chunks of lobster dressed to perfection in mayo. It was as if we were transported from the crowded, steamy streets of New York to a quaint little beachfront town in New England. What a perfect way to start the weekend... why haven't we been doing this all summer long? And why haven't I been blogging? Well, I'm not quite sure why I took such a sudden hiatus but I'm back and I hope you're still here with me, beloved readers. Check out my lovely luncheon and come back later on for some recipes and more detailed updates (oh yeah, and how about some back-posts?) I've missed you all so much. Let's dig in!