Dinner on the Farm + RECIPE: Red Kuri Squash Cardamom Cake

The weekends where I force my husband to harvest crate after crate of fresh vegetables from the field, haul them up to my parents’ huge kitchen and then spend hours cooking up an extravagant, locally-inspired meal for 20 friends is the absolute best kind of weekend. It’s the kind of weekend where I am truly…

SURPRISE!!!! + RECIPE: Brown Butter Cake with Raspberry Filling

Smiley face balloons. Home brews. Funfetti cupcakes. Chocolate cake. This cake ↓↓↓. Bonfires. Camping. BBQ pork. BBQ ribs. Smoked brisket made by my very favorite chef friend. Bean bag toss. Volleyball. Euchre. Surprises. Family. Friends. Funny little signs that say holy &$@?! you’re old. Me. Can you guess what all these things have in common?!…

6 months married!!!

Do you all know what today is?! April 4th, 2015. A very big day indeed. Also known as Mr. & Mrs. Carrot’s first ever anniversary! Okay, it’s only a six month anniversary. But you guys, it’s the first one! So it still feels big! You see, my darling Carrot and I have been together over…

No Time Like The Present

I have been wanting to make this recipe for far too long. Since I first checked out Plenty More from the library and became entranced by its stunning and beautiful photographs. Since way after the book was due. Since long before our last butternut squash rotted away in its basket, unused as I waited for the perfect…

Oscar Night! + RECIPE: Pretzel Cake with Tahini Frosting

In honor of the Academy Awards, the award goes to…. the very first cake I’ve ever invented!!! Okay okay, I didn’t really win any award. Not yet. But I could. Seriously you guys, this cake is so good!!! I took a chance and ground up a bunch of old pretzels in my food processor and…

Farm Crush Friday + Too Much Chocolate Cake

  Tomorrow’s Valentine’s Day. And it’s my first married one. So I obviously had to spend my Friday baking too many chocolate chocolate cakes and doing romantic things and being all lovey dovey and sneakily leaving silly, gushy post-it notes all over the house while my Carrot was napping. Even though I’m super busy being…

Dinner Party + RECIPE: Hummingbird Cake

My sweet little Carrot man decided a few days ago (post schnitzel dinner) that we needed to have a dinner party.  And we needed to make that schnitzel!!  Mr.Carrot was so amped about it because it was something he could make and something he could make well. (I’m always the one cooking for people and…

January Yuck + RECIPE: Tiny Tahini Chocolate Cake

This is what people talk about when they say they hate January.  This.  Today.  Most of this damn week.  Gray skies and crabbiness.  Short days and no more Christmas.  Yuck.  It’s the worst. So many terrible things have happened today.  And it is all January’s fault. First, I made us Blackberry Farm’s griddle cakes for…