Summer Salmon Cobb Salad

A couple weeks ago we gave the most beautiful heads of summer romaine to our CSA members and I was just giddy about it. The addition of romaine into our August CSA boxes made me feel like a whole new world of recipes had opened up– BLTs, lettuce cups, wedge salads, cobb salads, all the…

First Tomato Panzanella with Burrata

This funny thing is happening with my blog. I keep finding myself overloaded with recipes and underloaded (?) with words. By that I mean, ingredients are pouring out of my fields, inspiration is free flowing, and I have so many tasty things I’m cooking up that I want to share. I want to get them…

Creamy Cucumbers

What a difference a week, a little rain, a ten-degree cool down, and some intentional changes can make. My Carrot and I are no longer so grumpy, and boy am I ever grateful for that. We’ve been cooking most nights, trying to work shorter days, watching The Floor is Lava and Holey Moley to unwind…

Ode to the Season + RECIPE: Kale Peanut Salad

Slowly, it’s coming– this calm beautiful transition into fall. I love Wisconsin summers. Despite the way they seem to race by every year, I treasure them. I hold them dearly. Every season, we work hard to try and find just a few more minutes away from the farm to really savor them without work because…

Tomatoes Have Arrived + RECIPE: Simplest Summer Abundance Salad

The tomatoes have arrived and everything about them is amazing. They’re easy to harvest. They’re beautiful. They’re undamaged. They’re abundant. They are perfect. In our seven seasons of farming, we haven’t had many of what we would consider a “good” tomato year. A lot of the disappointment had to do with our lack of growing…

Too Much Rain + RECIPE: Cantaloupe Gazpacho

Today I want to take a break from the regularly scheduled programming you’ve come to know and love here at The Leek & The Carrot. A break from my generally sunny disposition of knowing and accepting that farming is hard but being grateful anyways because I’m gifted with tremendous food, a career on my own…

Just Farming + RECIPE: Tomato & Sweet Corn Pasta Salad

Well hello everyone. How are you? Apparently, it’s August. I’ve been so buried in my farm bubble that I really have no idea what’s happening in the world outside of sweet corn, tomatoes and watermelon. It’s not a bad situation. Not one bit. It’s absolutely delicious in my world right now. It is also quite…

Strategies for Survival + RECIPE: Bahn Mi Burgers

This season is a beast. Everything that’s happened so far is just a blur in the rear view mirror. I’ve almost forgotten that this season started with a freak blizzard, a hail storm on our baby brassicas, construction of a second greenhouse, a rhubarb patch, and our first asparagus field. I’ve almost forgotten that we…