What I’d Make for Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving eve! Are you all excited to hang out with family and friends over copious amounts of wine and turkey?! Are you excited to watch the Packers play while you try desperately to stay awake because they put the “best” team way later in the day than is reasonable?! Are you excited for the…

The Return of Farm Crush Friday: Soil Sisters Celebration!!

If you haven’t figured it out by now, I’m not just a blogger who loves to eat. I am a CSA vegetable farmer who happens to also be a food blogger. And you guys, I absolutely love it. Vegetables, sunshine and hard work make up a substantial portion of my life. Some days it’s hard and some…

25 Ways to Asparagus + RECIPE: Chili-Roasted Asparagus & Pork Fajitas

I have been asparagus-ing like crazy these last few weeks. Oh, asparagus is not a verb? Well you could have fooled me because suddenly my whole life seems to revolve around asparagus. We harvest from a small pick-your-own farm on Monday and deliver it to our restaurants in Madison on Tuesday and an even more…

Mother’s Day/Memorial Day/Chicago Adventure

Every May, me and most of my moms decide to escape reality for a very short time and head to the big Windy city for a day or two. It’s kind of, sort of a Mother’s Day trip with three out of the four most important moms in my life. (My momma, my Carrot momma…

Lately I’ve Been… + RECIPE: Polenta with Charred Asparagus

…making lots and lots of interesting vinaigrettes because then I can eat nothing but the leftover veggies in my fridge and still feel like I cooked. …eating at the Good Food cart no less than one time per week. Sometimes more. …trying to stifle the tears over my busted laptop and its unrecognizable hard drive….

New York, New York.

New York, New York. Oh how I love you in so many unexpected ways. A lot of people say they love living in New York City. They say there’s absolutely no place they’d rather be. As a Midwest farm girl, I never got it. I’d traveled to New York twice on (very touristy) school trips…

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…

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…

The Rudersdorfs Do Dinner

So…. this happened: And I loved absolutely every mushroom gravy slathered second of it! Last night (and tonight), we dined on this schnitzel subbing in deboned pork chops (boned? deboned?  I don’t know.  Kyle removed the bones from the pork chops, that’s what I’m trying to tell you) that we then tenderized to death with a…