The Great River Road + RECIPE: Leek & Pepper Pretzel Dip

I love discovering new parts of Wisconsin. I think our little part of the world is so endlessly beautiful. So lush and magical, with winding roads that swing through hills and valleys. So picturesque and varied, with historic towns, tribal lands, and shimmering lakes around every corner. So agrarian and rustic, with sprawling farm land, humble…

Burgers & Brews + RECIPE: Ginger Pork Burgers

Was it just a holiday? Did I hear something about a long weekend happening? I can’t be quite sure because I was doing my best to avoid Instagram altogether while sweating out 150+ ounces of water daily from the 90+ degree fields.   For us, it wasn’t so much a relaxing weekend as it was…

New Orleans + RECIPE: Hummus with Curried Cauliflower

A lot has happened in the past week. If you’ve been following along on Instagram you’ll know we bought a tractor, got a new farm logo, presented to a group of Soil Sisters about the effectiveness of Instagram in storytelling, and created a whole meal inspired by my lunch with my momma at Shaya in…

Pacific Northwest Road Trip

                  All of southern Wisconsin is covered in a thick, beautiful blanket of snow right now. Snow has been falling on and off for the past week, and I know I probably shouldn’t be so excited about it because it’s making getting anywhere difficult for everyone but I’m pretty…

Mexico City + RECIPE: Super Simple Street Tacos

Two months ago I took the most beautiful, freeing, serendipitous, dreamy adventure I had been on in nearly a decade. On a whim (or rather on a flight deals website), my old college travel bestie Michele and I  booked a vacation together after my farming season was mostly wrapped up. The entire trip budget: $700….

Austin + Waco, Texas

It’s become an annual tradition. Every spring, before the planting season really takes off, I take a trip without my Carrot to somewhere new with some of my favorite people. It’s just the reset button I need to make it through another farming season and has become, in my opinion, a non-negotiable part of my…

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…

Chicago Christmas

Way back when I was a young farm kid who frequented no town larger than Janesville on a regular basis, one of the highlights of my year was the Rock County 4-H Santa Train to Chicago. All us country kids and our families would bundle up during a cold day in December, carpool to Harvard, Illinois and…