Inspiration + RECIPE: Mason Jar Caprese

The tomatoes are reaching the end my friends. It’s be a light year for tomatoes thanks to the 22 inches of August rain that fell in Southern Wisconsin, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t love every second of the six weeks we’ve had those red, orange, green, yellow, pink and purple beauties. It never really…

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 Brunch + RECIPE: Homemade Bloody Mary Bar

I’m finally back and settled from a heavenly five days in D.C. (don’t worry I’ll tell you about all the food later) which was immediately followed by two big events (one on our farm, the other on an incredibly fabulous permaculture operation nearby) and preceded by a trip to the Northwoods and a trip to…

#whiskonthefarm + RECIPE: Tomato, Fennel & Pesto Grilled Pizza

Last weekend was an absolute frenzy at the farm. We hosted 150 people over three very full days plus an astounding number of journalists and photographers fascinated by the story of Soil Sisters. I’m not totally sure that I’ve recovered. Despite my rambling social butterfly ways, I’m really about 50% extrovert and 50% introvert, needing…

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…

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…