Should-less Weekend + RECIPE: Cauliflower Pesto Tartlets

Would you all still love me if you found out that I watched Gossip Girl for 12 hours (straight) this weekend? Please tell me that you all still love me anyways. Because exactly that has happened. And since we’re being completely open and honest, I loved every single second of it. My Mr. Carrot is…

Farm Crush Saturday + RECIPE: Orecchiette with Beets

This little farm girl is loving spring. I know, I know. The 5-day forecast in Wisconsin says snow. Snow twice in five days actually. But I don’t care. For now, it’s sunny and warm and I’m in heaven. I’m ignoring any talk of snow. Warm weekend hikes with my perfect pups. Seeding dates with my…

Weekends are for Lovers + RECIPE: Banana Bread French Toast

On this perfect it’s-almost-spring weekend, this little weekend lover: Attempted this, but subbed in cauliflower and bacon for the mortadella and changed just about everything else. They need a little work. More news on this later. Attempted an avocado pistachio pesto (because it is March and there is no basil for sale anywhere) then disappointingly…

Local Education

This past week, I had one of the best meals of my life. And not only did I not cook it, I didn’t even take one picture to show for it. I’m so sorry. I’m a terrible blogger. But honestly, I was way too busy devouring and learning to even remember that my camera, er,…

No Time Like The Present

I have been wanting to make this recipe for far too long. Since I first checked out Plenty More from the library and became entranced by its stunning and beautiful photographs. Since way after the book was due. Since long before our last butternut squash rotted away in its basket, unused as I waited for the perfect…

RECIPE: Working Girl’s Oatmeal

Believe it or not, in addition to farming and blogging and the occasional waitressing shift, three to four days a week I am a working girl. An in-the-city, in-an-office (at least it’s a beautiful non-profit office filled with amazingly beautiful people) working girl. And busy working girls sometimes need a quick go-to breakfast. This oatmeal…

Quest for the Perfect Waffle + RECIPE: Alton’s Perfect Waffle

I have been looking for years for the perfect waffle recipe for my traditional (non-Belgian) waffle iron. Just because I don’t have a Belgian waffle iron, doesn’t mean I don’t still deserve waffles that are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside and somehow equal parts fluffy and dense. A waffle that is…

Farm Crush Friday: Lindsey Morris Carpenter

We met Lindsey last year when we were stressed out in the middle of winter with no idea where to grow our produce in the cool months of spring. We didn’t have a greenhouse and the idea of growing 80-120 flats in our house under grow lights seemed a lot more difficult than the 40…

Spring Fever + RECIPE: Winter Hash & Avocado Toast

Spring fever. Oh it’s in the air. Days are  getting longer. Which means my commute home is no longer in the dark and sometimes when I’m feeling extra ambitious, I can even get a little time with the pups on the trail before the sun goes down. And daylight savings, and with it more sunshine,…

On My iPhone

“For those of you who are wondering when and whether to start a family, here’s one more piece of Thompson family advice.” –Anna Sale “You can take kids more places than you can take a dog so… get on with it.” –Kami Thompson “Put your make up on. Get your nails done. Curl your hair….