Paradox + RECIPE: Hummus (or Pasta) with Lamb Ragu

Sometimes I wonder if you all understand how the pieces fit together. How I, a farmer, a young business owner,  and a woman obviously in love with home, dedicated to spending my life making this little part of the world better is always on the move. Always adventuring to new places, snapping photos, and falling…

New Orleans + RECIPE: Hummus with Curried Cauliflower

A lot has happened in the past week. If you’ve been following along on Instagram you’ll know we bought a tractor, got a new farm logo, presented to a group of Soil Sisters about the effectiveness of Instagram in storytelling, and created a whole meal inspired by my lunch with my momma at Shaya in…

Happy Solstice! + RECIPE: Cabbage Patch Soup

I’m glad the weather has decided to turn itself around and get back to spring normal because after those teasing days of 50-degree weather and pure sunshine in early March, the blizzard two Mondays back (and subsequent cold spell) was totally unappreciated. Thank heavens I had a flight out to sunny New Orleans the next…

Spring in the Greenhouse + Tools & Tips to Start Your Own Seeds

We’ve done it again! We have officially entered the sunny, beautiful, refreshing, warming greenhouse season! The 2018 season at Raleigh’s Hillside Farm has begun! We cleaned out all (okay, most) of the row cover, crates and landscape fabric that lived in our greenhouse over winter, sanitized every surface, cranked up the heater for the first…

My Tribe + RECIPE: Potato Crusted Winter Quiche

This weekend we spent 48 hours with 2300 other organic farmers at our favorite annual farming conference. It was just the breath of fresh air we needed to launch ourselves into what will certainly be the craziest eight months of our lives. I don’t know why I’m surprised. This annual conference always does a remarkable…

RECIPE: Savory Porridge Breakfast Bowl

Now after all that talk about batch cooking and non-fussy recipes (which I genuinely meant and is absolutely my philosophy 95% of the time), here I am coming at you with a totally fussy recipe. Apologies for the lack of consistency. I just like this meal way too much not to share it. I blame…

Pacific Northwest Road Trip

                  All of southern Wisconsin is covered in a thick, beautiful blanket of snow right now. Snow has been falling on and off for the past week, and I know I probably shouldn’t be so excited about it because it’s making getting anywhere difficult for everyone but I’m pretty…

Batch Cooking + RECIPE: Apple & Pear Baked Maple Oatmeal

I am all about the batch cooking and simple eating these days. I feel like I’ve done a total 180 from the start of my cooking career when I considered a great night one where I spent three hours in my kitchen making pretzels from scratch or some other all-consuming process. It’s not that I…

Farm Updates + RECIPE: Beet Citrus Salad

Hello friends! I am so happy to be back with you all after nearly two weeks of exploring the (very wet and very muddy) beauty of the Pacific Northwest. It was fabulous. I hope you followed along on IG so you too can see the all the magic and wonder that exists in this world….

Mexico City + RECIPE: Super Simple Street Tacos

Two months ago I took the most beautiful, freeing, serendipitous, dreamy adventure I had been on in nearly a decade. On a whim (or rather on a flight deals website), my old college travel bestie Michele and I  booked a vacation together after my farming season was mostly wrapped up. The entire trip budget: $700….