Thanksgiving!! + RECIPE: Aronia Berry Bourbon Smash

Raise your hand if you’re ready for Thanksgiving! Yeah, me neither. But we’re getting there. We know where we’re going (surprise! — we have finally found a way to attend both families’ celebrations this year) and I think I even know what I’m making (my favorite butternut squash salad and a variation on this green…

Goodbyes + RECIPE: Roasted Broccoli with Tahini Maple Mustard Sauce

Two days ago we said good bye to our employees on the most lovely late fall day. The breeze was gentle (but brisk), the sun was shining, and the team hadn’t been together in full for over three weeks (and hadn’t worked together without worker shares since the spring). It was the perfect way to…

The Last Last Box + RECIPE: Pork Carnitas with Roasted Vegetables

I know I told you we said goodbye to our CSA members two weeks ago. But then we had this “problem.” After the CSA ended on October 18th, our basement storage was still packed full of onions and potatoes (I’m talking hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of pounds of fully cured storage beauties) and our…

Farm Brunch + RECIPE: Homemade Bloody Mary Bar

I’m finally back and settled from a heavenly five days in D.C. (don’t worry I’ll tell you about all the food later) which was immediately followed by two big events (one on our farm, the other on an incredibly fabulous permaculture operation nearby) and preceded by a trip to the Northwoods and a trip to…

My Parachute + RECIPE: Never On Sunday

My husband said a funny thing to me the other day. As I was sitting on the couch, devising future strategies for our business and shooting out idea after idea after idea, my Carrot responded slowly with a mixture of enthusiasm and caution. By now he’s used to my non-stop dreaming and idea generation. Befuddled…

Grilled Simplicity + RECIPE: Orange Ginger Spare Ribs with Asian Slaw

The past week has been all about recovery and getting my life back together post Soil Sisters weekend. It’s still the farming season so we’re still working hard, but also trying to find some moments for self care. A coffee enjoyed in the morning without obligations for just a few minutes. Quick meetings for collaborative…

#whiskonthefarm + RECIPE: Tomato, Fennel & Pesto Grilled Pizza

Last weekend was an absolute frenzy at the farm. We hosted 150 people over three very full days plus an astounding number of journalists and photographers fascinated by the story of Soil Sisters. I’m not totally sure that I’ve recovered. Despite my rambling social butterfly ways, I’m really about 50% extrovert and 50% introvert, needing…

Farm to Glass Cocktail Series + RECIPE: Berry Rhubarb Lemonade

For some reason or another, this summer has been all about farm-inspired cocktails. Maybe its the fun cocktail syrups I discovered, maybe its the farm stress, maybe its the excess quantities of fresh cucumbers and basil we’re dealing with right now. It’s hard to know what has made sipping a farmy cocktail the highlight of…

Simplicity+ RECIPE: Date Night Cheese Board

In the peak of summer, meal simplicity is key. Gone are the leisurely cold weather days spent in my kitchen experimenting and whipping up masterpieces. In the height of summer, we want meals that come together quickly in the kitchen or maybe don’t require any time in the kitchen at all. Our harvest days are…