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…

The Last Last Box + RECIPE: Pork Carnitas with Roasted Vegetables

I know I told you we said goodbye to our CSA members two weeks ago. But then we had this “problem.” After the CSA ended on October 18th, our basement storage was still packed full of onions and potatoes (I’m talking hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of pounds of fully cured storage beauties) and our…

Cast-Iron Skillet + RECIPE: Creamy Gouda Veggies with Breadcrumbs

So my Carrot got me this cookbook for my birthday. Ok, he actually got me three cookbooks. (You saw the picture). But this one cookbook that he got me- The New Cast Iron Skillet Cookbook by Ellen Brown- I’d never heard of it.  And if I’m being completely honest here, I planned to totally neglect it until…

Spring Fever + RECIPE: Winter Hash & Avocado Toast

Spring fever. Oh it’s in the air. Days are  getting longer. Which means my commute home is no longer in the dark and sometimes when I’m feeling extra ambitious, I can even get a little time with the pups on the trail before the sun goes down. And daylight savings, and with it more sunshine,…