Four Days in Portugal + “RECIPE”: Portugese Couvert

Let’s talk about vacation and good food and happy things, because really, what else is there to do at a time like this? Don’t get me wrong. It’s not just fun and games over here. I’m working hard to find my own path forward through this whole mess. I’m just like you. I can’t stop…

CSA Member Good-Byes + RECIPE: BBQ Butternut Squash & Pulled Pork Pizza

We said goodbye to our CSA members last Wednesday. After 20 weeks together, it’s always bittersweet when we bring things to a close. Filled with unknowns and excitement, our relationship with our CSA members begins anew each spring. Mutual admiration grows throughout the season as we get to know one another better. By the end,…

Cookie Bake + RECIPE: Thimble Cookies

Have you ever had a weekend where you come into the office on Monday morning and for once you aren’t sleepy or grumpy to be back at your desk, but instead you are filled with this intense joy? This kind of happy where a calm just washes over you and literally nothing can bring you…

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…

Dreams + RECIPE: Cornmeal Tomato Tart

For once in my life, I have a gazillion (and one) delicious recipes that are spectacular and ready to be shared with the world. And even a bunch of lovely photos to accompany them. I’ve been cooking up a storm with all the farm veggies because before long these veggies will be gone and how sad…

Dinner on the Farm + RECIPE: Red Kuri Squash Cardamom Cake

The weekends where I force my husband to harvest crate after crate of fresh vegetables from the field, haul them up to my parents’ huge kitchen and then spend hours cooking up an extravagant, locally-inspired meal for 20 friends is the absolute best kind of weekend. It’s the kind of weekend where I am truly…

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?!…

Entertaining Theories + RECIPE: Build Your Own Spring Roll Party!

I have two very distinct theories on entertaining. Theory number one is that parties are for spoiling guests. I want them to walk in the door and get a home brew thrust into their hand immediately. I want good music playing and good smells coming out of the kitchen. In this theory I will probably…

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…

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…