Out of the Fields + RECIPE: BBQ Brisket Pizza with Coleslaw

Every day we inch a little bit closer to the end. The field work is hours away from being completed and we’re almost ready to move into one of my favorite phases of farm life: the strategic phase. Pretty soon I’ll be running reports, crunching numbers, throwing together spreadsheets and having long conversations with my…

Rainy Day Fun + RECIPE: Baby Hasselback Potatoes with Fry Sauce

How are all you Wisconsin friends feeling about this non-stop rain during what is supposed to be everyone’s favorite apple orchard visiting, cider donut eating, fall leave viewing time of the year? I know, I know. Me too. It’s dreary and gray and so damn inconsiderate of the weather to continue being this wet during…

Fall Love + RECIPE: Butternut Squash, Kale & Apple Salad

I love fall. I love fall so freaking much. We’re only four days into this new season and I feel like I’ve never been happier in my whole entire life which is ironic because if you were to ask me how I felt a month earlier, I probably would have answered back that I was…

Five Essential Kitchen Tools

I co-taught a class at the Revel work space in Madison a few months ago on menu planning and meal prepping with the amazing personal chef and menu planner extraordinaire Mandy Cullen. I was invited (and honored) to be a local food expert alongside beef farmer Sarah Wells from Wells Farms Beef. At the workshop, I…

The Great River Road + RECIPE: Leek & Pepper Pretzel Dip

I love discovering new parts of Wisconsin. I think our little part of the world is so endlessly beautiful. So lush and magical, with winding roads that swing through hills and valleys. So picturesque and varied, with historic towns, tribal lands, and shimmering lakes around every corner. So agrarian and rustic, with sprawling farm land, humble…

Inspiration + RECIPE: Mason Jar Caprese

The tomatoes are reaching the end my friends. It’s be a light year for tomatoes thanks to the 22 inches of August rain that fell in Southern Wisconsin, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t love every second of the six weeks we’ve had those red, orange, green, yellow, pink and purple beauties. It never really…

Optimism + RECIPE: Sweet Corn Polenta with Grilled Vegetables

Alright folks, after a severe dog illness, financial farm woes, a still unfinished pack shed, and over a foot of rain here in Southern Wisconsin in the span of a few days, I am mostly back to normal. Life is hard and beautiful. The farm teaches me strength and resiliency. This profession we chose is…

Too Much Rain + RECIPE: Cantaloupe Gazpacho

Today I want to take a break from the regularly scheduled programming you’ve come to know and love here at The Leek & The Carrot. A break from my generally sunny disposition of knowing and accepting that farming is hard but being grateful anyways because I’m gifted with tremendous food, a career on my own…

Just Farming + RECIPE: Tomato & Sweet Corn Pasta Salad

Well hello everyone. How are you? Apparently, it’s August. I’ve been so buried in my farm bubble that I really have no idea what’s happening in the world outside of sweet corn, tomatoes and watermelon. It’s not a bad situation. Not one bit. It’s absolutely delicious in my world right now. It is also quite…