We left the apartment psyched to try Paradou (OK, maybe I was just psyched. Paul had no idea where we were going) only to find out it's temporarily closed! So we went to Pastis instead and I'm so glad we did! If you live in the city and you haven't been there yet for brunch, DO IT.
THEN, we did the farmer's market thing, stocked up on cheese, ingredients for the strawberry & watermelon mojito I gave you the directions to yesterday (completely worth trying) and other yummy picnic treats, came home and packed up the picnic basket. Literally, the minute we stepped out of the apartment, torrential downpour out of frigging nowhere. BUT, you can't cry on vacation (it's another rule), so we had one inside instead and Otis got to come.
All in all, a picnic indoors might have beat the one we meant to have outdoors. AND I found a use for that desk drawer I found outside. Here's another recipe (if you can call it that) that I just grabbed from Saucy's Sprinkles' blog that I made for the picnic: Raspberry and Chocolate Chips.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out to finagle this and it was delish!