I love spring time on the east end of Long Island. The best part is that the icy bite in the wind disappears, which makes walks on the beach much easier. Unfortunately, the water is still freezing, but that hasn't stopped us from grabbing buckets of water and making fresh salt. One of my favorite parts of the weekend is going down to the beach with my family. We spend a few hours flying kites, searching for beach glass, jumping off of the dunes, and my nephews (no matter what the temperature is) charge into the water. At the end of the session, I fill up my buckets, we head back to the house, and settle in for a big Sunday meal. Perfection.