Preparations for Spring + RECIPE: Beef Short Rib & Bok Choy Fried Rice

The seventh season of Raleigh’s Hillside Farm is officially underway! My Carrot and I began seeding a little over two weeks ago with an epic afternoon spent dropping thousands of tiny onion, leek and scallion seeds into soil. And somehow, a short sixteen days later, greenhouse number one is nearly full. Brassica, lettuce, fennel, parsley,…

Farm Party + RECIPE: Summer Squash Tuna Melt Casserole

There are a lot of things I love about summer. I love the simplicity of grilled meals. I love the bounty.Β I love the way our little state comes alive with excitement and joy, suddenly remembering all the reasons they love being alive. I love watching my hard work manifest in front of me and the…

Business on the Brain + RECIPE: Sheet Pan Chicken with Cabbage & Leeks

How were all your Thanksgivings? Were they good and filled with amazing food and not too many awkward/uncomfortable conversations? Our two Thanksgivings were a healthy mix of heartwarming and stressful, just as I’m learning most holidays are now that I’m an adult. Luckily, the food was out of this world. We dove right from our…

Farm Wind-Down + RECIPE: Crispy Korean Rice Bowl

Is there any better month than September? I really think not. I am in love with a month of the year and I’m not going to hide it. September just completely and totally rocks and I really never want it to end. November used to be my favorite month of the year (for obvious birthday-related…

Relaxation Weekend + RECIPE: Garlicky Runner Beans with Fennel

As a CSA veggie farmer, it is rare that we get a whole weekend to relax and enjoy. (Don’t feel too bad for us, we spend many a winter weekend in front of the wood stove. Relaxation is a seasonal commodity for us farmin’ types). This weekend though. Ah. It was a beaut. Complete with…

RECIPE: Squash Blossom Garlic Scape Pizza

The farm season is in full swing and the eatin’ is good. I try to take something home from the field every night and sometimes it really starts to pile up in the fridges (yes fridges), but hey, I’m not complaining. Every meal is a new adventure. It’s a constant race to try and cook…