The Great River Road + RECIPE: Leek & Pepper Pretzel Dip

I love discovering new parts of Wisconsin. I think our little part of the world is so endlessly beautiful. So lush and magical, with winding roads that swing through hills and valleys. So picturesque and varied, with historic towns, tribal lands, and shimmering lakes around every corner. So agrarian and rustic, with sprawling farm land, humble…

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…

A Hard Week + RECIPE: Tomato Fennel Soup with White Cheddar Crisp

It’s been a hard week my friends. A very hard, very long, and very emotionally taxing week for so many of us for so many reasons. Regardless of your feelings about Tuesday’s results, you probably have an opinion about who our next President is or our country’s response to it. Tensions have been high and…

Dinner on the Farm + RECIPE: Spaghetti Squash Fritters with Leek & Jalapeno

Farm walks. Cider. Blue skies with big fluffy clouds. Cool breezes. Pretty little strings of lights. Candles. Really any kind of mood lighting on a cool soon-to-be-fall night. Pumpkin. Squash. Brown butter. BBQ. Food that turns into more than food; food that turns into art, education, and conversation on the plate. Elegant mismatched china. The…

September Slow Down + RECIPE: Ricotta & Cherry Tomato Pie

A little over a month ago, I had the joy of opening my farm to a hundred or so strangers over the course of one beautiful summer weekend. Our farm was part of Soil Sisters: a celebration of Wisconsin farms and rural life. (Head to Edible Madison f you want to hear the rambling story of…

The Best Month of the Year + RECIPE: Ham & White Bean Harvest Soup

I got my Thanksgiving Bon Appetit in the mail on Monday. Do you know what this means? It means it’s November. Already! Also known as every food lover’s favorite month. Also known as the month where we kick-off the holiday season. (Nope, I’m not ashamed of humming Christmas carols. Ever. Not even during the first…

Breaking Ground + RECIPE: Leek & Apple Cornbread

We broke ground on Monday morning. So to speak. The septic man (Kurt) came out to our potential home building site with his soil scientist Gary and Gary’s daughter (Anna) to dig test holes. Anna is a soil scientist in training. This process called a perk (short for peculation) test is one of the first…

Super Special Sappy Weekend + RECIPE: Leek Almond Pesto

Did you all have a super special sappy Valentine’s Day weekend with your super special people? I hope you did. And if you didn’t, I hope you had lots of fun indulging in chocolates and wine anyways because to me, Valentine’s Day is a little about love and romance but possibly even more about indulgence….