Cast-Iron Skillet + RECIPE: Creamy Gouda Veggies with Breadcrumbs

So my Carrot got me this cookbook for my birthday. Ok, he actually got me three cookbooks. (You saw the picture). But this one cookbook that he got me- The New Cast Iron Skillet Cookbook by Ellen Brown- I’d never heard of it.  And if I’m being completely honest here, I planned to totally neglect it until…

What I’d Make for Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving eve! Are you all excited to hang out with family and friends over copious amounts of wine and turkey?! Are you excited to watch the Packers play while you try desperately to stay awake because they put the “best” team way later in the day than is reasonable?! Are you excited for the…

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…

Dinner on the Farm + RECIPE: Red Kuri Squash Cardamom Cake

The weekends where I force my husband to harvest crate after crate of fresh vegetables from the field, haul them up to my parents’ huge kitchen and then spend hours cooking up an extravagant, locally-inspired meal for 20 friends is the absolute best kind of weekend. It’s the kind of weekend where I am truly…

Labor Day + RECIPE: Kuri Squash & Bread Cheese Salad

Give me three days off of work and I’ll come up with some crazy scheme. It never fails. My Carrot should know better by know. He should take me out to some big city where I’m distracted by food and people and fun and cute neighborhoods and don’t have the time to think so much….