SURPRISE!!!! + RECIPE: Brown Butter Cake with Raspberry Filling

Smiley face balloons. Home brews. Funfetti cupcakes. Chocolate cake. This cake ↓↓↓. Bonfires. Camping. BBQ pork. BBQ ribs. Smoked brisket made by my very favorite chef friend. Bean bag toss. Volleyball. Euchre. Surprises. Family. Friends. Funny little signs that say holy &$@?! you’re old. Me. Can you guess what all these things have in common?!…

How to celebrate a 30th Carrot birthday

Step One: Find a beautiful spot away from all the busy. Ideally on a weekday, for extra serenity. Step Two: Pack up enough food for a week even though you only plan to be gone for 2 nights. Step Three: Buy the very best (canned) beer you can find. Step Four: Don’t forget the doggies!…

Adulthood + RECIPE: Bacon Onion Jam

Ohmygosh! Am I an adult? I’m 26. Almost 27. In other words, dangerously close to 30. And I’m married. I guess that makes me an adult? But I don’t know. I don’t know how it happens. It all just kind of sneaks up on you. One minute you are riding down water slides, screaming like a…

Relaxation Weekend + RECIPE: Garlicky Runner Beans with Fennel

As a CSA veggie farmer, it is rare that we get a whole weekend to relax and enjoy. (Don’t feel too bad for us, we spend many a winter weekend in front of the wood stove. Relaxation is a seasonal commodity for us farmin’ types). This weekend though. Ah. It was a beaut. Complete with…

Farm Crush Friday: Katy Dickson

I first met Katy in 2012 during our first year of farming. We (my Carrot and I) were young, naive and excessively enthusiastic, attending the Janesville farmer’s market every Saturday, proud to be their only transitioning-to-organic farmers. Then, halfway through the market season came Katy and Mark and their adorably perfect family. They had a…