Celeriac Mash with Brined Pork Chops

It’s been ten days since we landed back in the United States and life has never felt more spacious. Which honestly, I did not expect after being gone for the better part of February. Our days have been equal parts farm doing and farm dreaming since returning home– a balance I relish. We’ve inventoried seeds,…

Apple Hazelnut Toast

For some reason or another I’ve really been struggling to get into any kind of morning meal routine lately. And honestly, it makes sense, breakfast and I have always had a hot and cold kind of relationship. Before meeting my Carrot, I wasn’t really much of a breakfast person. I was very much a “grab…

Winter Freeze + RECIPE: Spicy Brussels Sprouts with Peanuts & Apples

My little home in Southern Wisconsin (and much of the Great Lakes basin) is experiencing a crazy arctic blast of beyond sub-zero temperatures right now. The temps are to stay below zero for the next 48 hours peaking tomorrow evening at a chilling -30 degrees. That’s before windchill.  As a farmer, I am of course thinking…

Fall Love + RECIPE: Butternut Squash, Kale & Apple Salad

I love fall. I love fall so freaking much. We’re only four days into this new season and I feel like I’ve never been happier in my whole entire life which is ironic because if you were to ask me how I felt a month earlier, I probably would have answered back that I was…

Batch Cooking + RECIPE: Apple & Pear Baked Maple Oatmeal

I am all about the batch cooking and simple eating these days. I feel like I’ve done a total 180 from the start of my cooking career when I considered a great night one where I spent three hours in my kitchen making pretzels from scratch or some other all-consuming process. It’s not that I…

Breaking Ground + RECIPE: Leek & Apple Cornbread

We broke ground on Monday morning. So to speak. The septic man (Kurt) came out to our potential home building site with his soil scientist Gary and Gary’s daughter (Anna) to dig test holes. Anna is a soil scientist in training. This process called a perk (short for peculation) test is one of the first…