Pepper Madness + RECIPE: Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

I have so many peppers in my life right now. Seriously, they are taking over all four of our fridges. My husband. He loves to grow peppers. He thinks they are the most beautiful plants and loves all the different varieties, colors and heat levels. I guess I like peppers well enough. I have to…

Farm Crush Friday: Katy Dickson

I first met Katy in 2012 during our first year of farming. We (my Carrot and I) were young, naive and excessively enthusiastic, attending the Janesville farmer’s market every Saturday, proud to be their only transitioning-to-organic farmers. Then, halfway through the market season came Katy and Mark and their adorably perfect family. They had a…

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…

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…

Farm Crush Friday: Lindsey Morris Carpenter

We met Lindsey last year when we were stressed out in the middle of winter with no idea where to grow our produce in the cool months of spring. We didn’t have a greenhouse and the idea of growing 80-120 flats in our house under grow lights seemed a lot more difficult than the 40…

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…

Farm Crush Friday: FairShare CSA Coalition’s Julie Garrett

Where do I even begin with this one?  Julie Garrett is a truly humbling person. Julie is one of best people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.  She is warm and kind, soft-spoken and generous.  She puts her whole heart into her job and her family yet she still has the time to…

Blah Week + RECIPE: the silliest hot cocoa of all the hot cocoas

In the Leek world, this week has been very blah.  Very, extremely, (insert additional intensifiers here) blah.  Nothing bad has happened.  In fact only good things have happened.  I’m doing things that I love surrounded by people I love but I’m still kind of sad and kind of stressed for no real reason at all….

Mom’s Day.

I love my mom. So much. Don’t get me wrong.  She totally drives me nuts 92% of the time. But she is also totally awesome.  She is the most inspiring, loving, caring, crazy, generous and smart lady out there. Seriously.  She loves to learn like no one I have ever met (except maybe her mother)….