Retreating to the Northwoods + RECIPE: Cabbage, Leek & Pepper Runza

After seven nights away and a full two weeks off of work, I can say with absolute certainty that everyone everywhere deserves a retreat from their daily lives every once in a while. Not just a vacation or an adventure, but a real retreat that encourages quiet and calm and reflection and possibly even productivity….

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…

Burgers & Brews + RECIPE: Ginger Pork Burgers

Was it just a holiday? Did I hear something about a long weekend happening? I can’t be quite sure because I was doing my best to avoid Instagram altogether while sweating out 150+ ounces of water daily from the 90+ degree fields.   For us, it wasn’t so much a relaxing weekend as it was…

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…

CSA Member Good-Byes + RECIPE: BBQ Butternut Squash & Pulled Pork Pizza

We said goodbye to our CSA members last Wednesday. After 20 weeks together, it’s always bittersweet when we bring things to a close. Filled with unknowns and excitement, our relationship with our CSA members begins anew each spring. Mutual admiration grows throughout the season as we get to know one another better. By the end,…

25 Ways to Asparagus + RECIPE: Chili-Roasted Asparagus & Pork Fajitas

I have been asparagus-ing like crazy these last few weeks. Oh, asparagus is not a verb? Well you could have fooled me because suddenly my whole life seems to revolve around asparagus. We harvest from a small pick-your-own farm on Monday and deliver it to our restaurants in Madison on Tuesday and an even more…

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,…

The Rudersdorfs Do Dinner

So…. this happened: And I loved absolutely every mushroom gravy slathered second of it! Last night (and tonight), we dined on this schnitzel subbing in deboned pork chops (boned? deboned?  I don’t know.  Kyle removed the bones from the pork chops, that’s what I’m trying to tell you) that we then tenderized to death with a…