Maui, Hawaii

I’ve been babbling about my farmer trip to Hawaii on social media and dribbling out tidbits to you all here for over a month now so I’ll try to get straight to the details and be brief in telling you about how magical my trip to Maui was (because I have a feeling you got…

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…

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…

Four Days in Iceland + RECIPE: Icelandic Hot Dogs

Our second stop on farmer vacation 2017 was Iceland: the land of gorgeous scenery, geothermal energy and the infamous stopover. It was quite the shock traveling from 65-and-sunny Portugal to Iceland- eighteen degrees and shrouded in mist- but as soon as we hopped on the bus that would take us from the airport to downtown…

Columbus, Ohio

The farming season may be in full swing, but sometimes a girl just needs to get away (especially if that girl happens to be in a wedding in a couple of weeks and there is a bride to celebrate). Last weekend I abandoned my hubby and the fields, and made the seven-hour drive to Ohio…

Camp Food

The food that we eat when we head off to the wilderness, oh my gosh, it is so less than impressive. Every single time me and my Carrot head out to the woods for a little camping getaway, I get all ambitious and think I’ll be able to cook a masterpiece over the campfire. It…

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!…

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…

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…