Paradox + RECIPE: Hummus (or Pasta) with Lamb Ragu

Sometimes I wonder if you all understand how the pieces fit together. How I, a farmer, a young business owner,  and a woman obviously in love with home, dedicated to spending my life making this little part of the world better is always on the move. Always adventuring to new places, snapping photos, and falling…

The Last Last Box + RECIPE: Pork Carnitas with Roasted Vegetables

I know I told you we said goodbye to our CSA members two weeks ago. But then we had this “problem.” After the CSA ended on October 18th, our basement storage was still packed full of onions and potatoes (I’m talking hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of pounds of fully cured storage beauties) and our…

MOSES Organic Farming Conference + Meal Plan + RECIPE: Tater Tot Shepherd’s Pie

3000+ farmers, academics and friends. 450 minutes of workshops attended. Three new farming books purchased (including The Local Economy Solution, Rebuilding the Foodshed and Cold Antler Farm). (Somehow only) four beers. Two keynote speakers who were both storytellers, and both encouraging us to share our story of organic farming (!!!!!!). One adorable man named Eugene…

Caribbean Reflections + RECIPE: Cracked Pepper Parsnip Mac & Cheese

Have you ever taken a vacation with your significant other, your parents and your younger sibling? Add in 11 days of travel, a cruise ship and 6 places you’ve never visited, and you’ll just begin to break the surface of our 2016. Yes, we attempted what many would deem (or hope?) impossible. A vacation with…

Holiday Weekends + RECIPE: Roasted Potato, Parsnip & Kale Salad

Hi everyone! How were your weekends of family and food?! How were all of your Easter and/or Passover celebrations!? Were they absolutely wonderful and sunny I hope!? We had a blast over in the beautiful driftless hills of Western Wisconsin! It was a weekend of celebrating for us Rudersdorfs. A 6 month anniversary and a…

Spring Fever + RECIPE: Winter Hash & Avocado Toast

Spring fever. Oh it’s in the air. Days are  getting longer. Which means my commute home is no longer in the dark and sometimes when I’m feeling extra ambitious, I can even get a little time with the pups on the trail before the sun goes down. And daylight savings, and with it more sunshine,…

Three Day Weekend + RECIPE: Paleo Carrot Cake Muffins

Today marks the first paid holiday of my adult life.  Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Day.  At home.  Blogging.  And cooking.  And getting paid for it! I know, I know. I told you I didn’t take the big girl job. Well, technically, I didn’t. But I did keep my other office gig and turn it into…