Week of May 20: Persian Meatballs

Week of May 20: Persian Meatballs

Pickled everything! I think this is the first of many Israeli dinner parties to come! This week ...
Week of May 1: Spanakopita, Greek Salad and Lemony Orzo Soup

Week of May 1: Spanakopita, Greek Salad and Lemony Orzo Soup

Looking a dinner party from Kingdom Direct to warm your heart and make you happy? This Greek classic is for you. 

Week of April 17 : Pad Thai

Week of April 17 : Pad Thai

Reds, oranges, nutty-browns, and dark greens...this spectacular Thai dinner is as pleasing to th...
Week of April 10: Swedish Meatballs & Gravy

Week of April 10: Swedish Meatballs & Gravy

A North Dakota classic This week, I'm going back to my midwestern roots. Kingdom Direct's latest...
52 Dinners - Week 52: A Final Meal of Sichuan in Cape Cod

52 Dinners - Week 52: A Final Meal of Sichuan in Cape Cod

To ring in 2020... I cooked Sichuan food for 11 fabulous men in a gorgeous home on Cape Cod. Our...
52 Dinners - Week 51: The Ghost of Christmas Past (And Fondue!)

52 Dinners - Week 51: The Ghost of Christmas Past (And Fondue!)

There were ten of us last night for a blast-from-the-past Christmas Eve dinner. We started with ...
52 Dinners - Week 50: Pork Wellington & A More Exciting Cheesecake

52 Dinners - Week 50: Pork Wellington & A More Exciting Cheesecake

We had the loveliest Sunday luncheon today with Justin and Andrew. Andrew is a jolly postman ...
52 Dinners - Week 49: Soup Bars & Cookie Buffets

52 Dinners - Week 49: Soup Bars & Cookie Buffets

Our annual Christmas party was wonderful. Forty or so friends and neighbors came by, but it was ...
52 Dinners - Week 48: Giving Thanks...Traditionally

52 Dinners - Week 48: Giving Thanks...Traditionally

I have so much for which to be thankful. There were 10 of us last night for a very traditional...
Types of Sweet Peas

Types of Sweet Peas

Bailey's breakdown of Sweet Pea varietals.
Success with Sweet Pea Seeds

Success with Sweet Pea Seeds

Bailey's step-by-step guide to growing sweet peas from seed.
52 Dinners - Week 47: A Night in Argentina

52 Dinners - Week 47: A Night in Argentina

An Argentine-inspired evening We had a full house last night for an Argentine dinner. We hosted ...
Why Organic?

Why Organic?

Why we choose to use organic ingredients.
52 Dinners - Week 46: Pumpkin Fritters & Curried Chicken Shepherd's Pie

52 Dinners - Week 46: Pumpkin Fritters & Curried Chicken Shepherd's Pie

Our friends Linda & Sheldon came over for a casual Sunday dinner last night. They’re both sm...
Our Commitment to Local Ingredients

Our Commitment to Local Ingredients

Sourcing the very best in fresh, local ingredients.
52 Dinners - Week 45: Rarebit Bites & Bacon Fat Sauce

52 Dinners - Week 45: Rarebit Bites & Bacon Fat Sauce

Last weekend I was invited to put on a dinner for the folks at Tata Harper Skincare at their farm...
52 Dinners - Week 44: Girls' Night & Twizzler Straws

52 Dinners - Week 44: Girls' Night & Twizzler Straws

Sometimes you just need some twizzlers and a tub of spreadable cheese. “Girls night this week?” ...
52 Dinners - Week 43: A French Feast Fit For My Mother

52 Dinners - Week 43: A French Feast Fit For My Mother

The day after my sister’s wedding was my mother’s birthday. We were originally planning on all go...
52 Dinners - Week 42: My Sister, Her Moon, and A Perfect Wedding Reception

52 Dinners - Week 42: My Sister, Her Moon, and A Perfect Wedding Reception

We hosted my sister Lindsay’s wedding here on the farm last weekend. The weather was gorgeous, t...
52 Dinners - Week 40: Lizzo, JVN, and Moroccan Chicken Pastilla

52 Dinners - Week 40: Lizzo, JVN, and Moroccan Chicken Pastilla

Many of us fail to celebrate our successes when we should. But thankfully kweens like Lizzo and ...
52 Dinners - Week 39: A 50th Anniversary, Family-Style

52 Dinners - Week 39: A 50th Anniversary, Family-Style

Well, I’m a caterer now. Last night we hosted a 50th wedding anniversary dinner for Bailey’s h...
52 Dinners - Week 38: A Love Letter to Nebraska

52 Dinners - Week 38: A Love Letter to Nebraska

Claire and I met in culinary school ten years ago, and right away we bonded over our Midwest upbr...
52 Dinners - Week 37: Southwest, But Make It Northeast

52 Dinners - Week 37: Southwest, But Make It Northeast

We’re still basking in the glow of Sunday’s dinner, when several farmer friends from all over the...
52 Dinners - Week 36: Vermont on the Bayou

52 Dinners - Week 36: Vermont on the Bayou

Denise and Megan are the fun, smart, dazzling flower farmers & designers behind Pistle Produc...
52 Dinners - Week 35: A Taste of Home for Our Food Columnist Friends

52 Dinners - Week 35: A Taste of Home for Our Food Columnist Friends

Last night I made dinner for New York Times food columnist Marian Burros and her friend Julian Ar...
52 Dinners - Week 34: Jazz on the Farm

52 Dinners - Week 34: Jazz on the Farm

Pure magic here at Ardelia Farm NYC-based Mimi & The Podd Brothers returned to our party barn...
52 Dinners - Week 33: In-Laws & Lasagna

52 Dinners - Week 33: In-Laws & Lasagna

I’m fortunate to have a great relationship with my in-laws. Both Bailey and I were raised in co...
52 Dinners -  Week 32: Short & Sweet Pizza Party

52 Dinners - Week 32: Short & Sweet Pizza Party

Summer-flavored pizza party with our farm crew. Peach/blueberry/arugula/ricotta/cheddar & t...
52 Dinners - Week 31: Don't Mess With Tex-Mex Fiesta

52 Dinners - Week 31: Don't Mess With Tex-Mex Fiesta

Confession time: Taco salad is one of my all-time favorite meals. It’s actually the first thing ...
52 Dinners - Week 30: Friends & Flourless Almond Cookies

52 Dinners - Week 30: Friends & Flourless Almond Cookies

You don’t need to have lots of time, money, or culinary skills in order to have some friends over...
52 Dinners Project - Week 29: Camping Provisions

52 Dinners Project - Week 29: Camping Provisions

Taking to internet to discuss the importance of unplugging. The irony isn’t lost on me. I real...
52 Dinners Project - Week 28: Sunday Brunch & Blooms

52 Dinners Project - Week 28: Sunday Brunch & Blooms

Last week we hosted our first Sunday Brunch & Blooms event of the season here at Ardelia Farm...
52 Dinners - Week 27: When the Wigs Came Out

52 Dinners - Week 27: When the Wigs Came Out

Last week I had the great pleasure of going down to Philadelphia for a couple days to visit my d...
52 Dinners - Week 26: Holy Shishito, It's A Vietnamese Pho-nomenon

52 Dinners - Week 26: Holy Shishito, It's A Vietnamese Pho-nomenon

Our friends Maura and Kris joined us for a Vietnamese dinner last weekend and we had a Pho-nome...