Greetings, dear friends. It has been way too long. Like Mr. Toad on his wild ride, we have been off driving the beautiful the roads up and down the mighty Mississippi in Illinois, Iowa, and Minnesota. Now we are back (and so happy to be here!) and easing in to our daily schedule. Today’s lunch—garlic-rubbed toast and luscious burrata, both drizzled with really good Italian extra-virgin olive oil and sprinkled with Maldon salt and coarsely ground black pepper—is a simple and perfect welcome home for us.