Tomatoes Have Arrived + RECIPE: Simplest Summer Abundance Salad

The tomatoes have arrived and everything about them is amazing. They’re easy to harvest. They’re beautiful. They’re undamaged. They’re abundant. They are perfect. In our seven seasons of farming, we haven’t had many of what we would consider a “good” tomato year. A lot of the disappointment had to do with our lack of growing…

Date Nights + RECIPE: Perfect Pizza Pie

Three months back my quiet, selfless, fiercely independent husband made a request. And let me just begin by saying this guy never makes requests. His is a soul that lives to serve and lift up others. But on this particular day, kindly and gently, he asked if perhaps we could reinstate our routine of weekly…

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…