Collard Butternut Panzanella with Lentils & Seeds

Each year of farming, our recovery period seems to take a little bit longer than the last, and by that I mean that after each growing season it seems to be taking longer and longer to put ourselves back together again.  It’s not a bad thing. In fact, it’s a wonderful thing. Each year we…

Kale Salad with Shredded Turnip, Radish & Mustard Dressing

Hello and happy 2020 everyone! I hope you had an amazing holiday and most festive start to the new year. We had a perfect blend of social chaos (for some reason we decided to host our first ever holiday party a day before our first of four Christmas-es began), obsessive reflection (I spent at least…

Salted Chocolate Pecan Shortbread

Our family cookie bake took a dramatic turn this December and we stopped doing the big Milwaukee Zauner women all-day bake-a-thon we’ve been doing every single year since I was literally in the womb. There was no sadness or big conversation that led to the change. The tradition just sort of naturally reached it’s end….

Crock Pot Sweet Potato & Butternut Chili

Hello and happy belated Thanksgiving everyone! By now your tables have probably all been set, your turkeys carved, and your pies devoured. Family has come and gone, and hopefully you all had a stellar holiday filled with all the good stuff: good food, good wine, people you love, football, cozy sweaters, and so much gratitude….

Apple Hazelnut Toast

For some reason or another I’ve really been struggling to get into any kind of morning meal routine lately. And honestly, it makes sense, breakfast and I have always had a hot and cold kind of relationship. Before meeting my Carrot, I wasn’t really much of a breakfast person. I was very much a “grab…

The Blur of October + RECIPE: Beet & Carrot Slaw with Currants

In the last 31 days, I have traveled to Door County, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and a little cabin off Lake Arbutus outside Black River Falls. My Carrot and I have celebrated our five year wedding anniversary, celebrated Halloween with friends and trimmed so much hemp. At the farm, we packed the last CSA…

Be Holistic: Herbs for Women’s Health

Women’s health is a subject that I hold very close to my heart. Starting birth control at sixteen, I experienced side effects of decreased sex drive, random bouts of anger, sadness, and irrationality for years. Looking back, I am saddened by the lack of information given to me as a young woman trying to navigate…

Transitions + RECIPE: Charred Green Beans with Tahini Yogurt Sauce

We said goodbye to our CSA members again on Wednesday. Every year, this is always such a bittersweet time for us. We always gain so much space in our lives when the CSA is finished for the season. And we are so grateful for that. The regular rhythm of drafting CSA communications every Monday, harvesting…

Upcoming Farm Events + RECIPE: Fall Fajitas with Avocado Edamame Mash

We’ve been working our butts off all season and party time is quickly approaching at Raleigh’s Hillside Farm. Officially, there are still 13 days until the autumn equinox, but we feel it in the air. The cool breeze. The golden light. The slowing pace in our fields. The colored peppers and abundant storage crops. The waning…