Lately I’ve Been…

…eating out way too much because I want to see my friends and it’s bitterly cold outside and we can’t think of anything else to do but eat and drink and talk. Have I mentioned that I’m sick of winter? …an absolute truant with my library books, only beginning to read them the day after…

Oscar Night! + RECIPE: Pretzel Cake with Tahini Frosting

In honor of the Academy Awards, the award goes to…. the very first cake I’ve ever invented!!! Okay okay, I didn’t really win any award. Not yet. But I could. Seriously you guys, this cake is so good!!! I took a chance and ground up a bunch of old pretzels in my food processor and…

Artichoke Madness + RECIPE: Artichoke & Hollandaise

You guys!!!  I bought my very first artichoke!!!!  Ever. And I was so excited about it!!!!  I bought it pre-Valentine’s Day (for five whole dollars much to Mr. Carrot’s dismay) because it seemed like the sexiest most romantic thing to eat on Valentine’s Day and therefore obviously worth $5 but then….. I waited over a…

Super Special Sappy Weekend + RECIPE: Leek Almond Pesto

Did you all have a super special sappy Valentine’s Day weekend with your super special people? I hope you did. And if you didn’t, I hope you had lots of fun indulging in chocolates and wine anyways because to me, Valentine’s Day is a little about love and romance but possibly even more about indulgence….

Farm Crush Friday + Too Much Chocolate Cake

  Tomorrow’s Valentine’s Day. And it’s my first married one. So I obviously had to spend my Friday baking too many chocolate chocolate cakes and doing romantic things and being all lovey dovey and sneakily leaving silly, gushy post-it notes all over the house while my Carrot was napping. Even though I’m super busy being…

Layla’s Persian Food + Meshugganah

Today I met my friend Kelly at a teeny tiny hole in the wall place called Layla’s.  And it was perfect. Oh was it perfect?! We took a break from our work days to look through my hundreds of honeymoon photos.  We shared two Persian meals (that each included a soup or a salad at…

Saturday Ladies’ Day + RECIPE: Build your own flatbread bar!!!!

Have you ever had a weekend that’s just so utterly perfect and soul quenching? A weekend filled with so much love, you can hardly stand it? Well that was my weekend. Hours lounging on the couch with my Carrot. A beautiful, Pinterest-worthy bridal shower for a woman who deserves nothing short of perfection. A 20-hour whirlwind…

The Great Cheese Adventure + RECIPE: Cauliflower Quesadillas

One of the top things in my life I’m grateful for, aside from my kind, patient, incredible husband and the farm we created together (and clean water and good food and a roof over my head…) are the two beautiful energetic pups we adopted one year, three weeks and one day ago. They are best companions…

Super Bowl Non-Celebration

As die-hard Packer fans, this little Wisconsin couple had high hopes and big dreams about the Super Bowl.  I had kind of mentally blocked off the whole weekend in anticipation of a potential mass celebration of Packers greatness.  So much beer and food and a chance to throw a huge party!!!  Yay! Then two weeks…