Optimism + RECIPE: Sweet Corn Polenta with Grilled Vegetables

Alright folks, after a severe dog illness, financial farm woes, a still unfinished pack shed, and over a foot of rain here in Southern Wisconsin in the span of a few days, I am mostly back to normal. Life is hard and beautiful. The farm teaches me strength and resiliency. This profession we chose is…

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…

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. 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…

Spring Has Arrived + RECIPE: One Pot Green Curry

Well it’s here. Spring has finally officially arrived in full force and I’ve dove straight into my spring routine. I’m averaging six podcasts a day (thanks Conde Nast Traveler and Girlboss Radio for the constant stream of amazing information), showering only once or twice a week, and ending most days with a glass of wine….

RECIPE: Savory Porridge Breakfast Bowl

Now after all that talk about batch cooking and non-fussy recipes (which I genuinely meant and is absolutely my philosophy 95% of the time), here I am coming at you with a totally fussy recipe. Apologies for the lack of consistency. I just like this meal way too much not to share it. I blame…

Mexico City + RECIPE: Super Simple Street Tacos

Two months ago I took the most beautiful, freeing, serendipitous, dreamy adventure I had been on in nearly a decade. On a whim (or rather on a flight deals website), my old college travel bestie Michele and I  booked a vacation together after my farming season was mostly wrapped up. The entire trip budget: $700….

Four Days in Iceland + RECIPE: Icelandic Hot Dogs

Our second stop on farmer vacation 2017 was Iceland: the land of gorgeous scenery, geothermal energy and the infamous stopover. It was quite the shock traveling from 65-and-sunny Portugal to Iceland- eighteen degrees and shrouded in mist- but as soon as we hopped on the bus that would take us from the airport to downtown…