Music Video: Garlic Scapes Parody

I’m baaaaaaaaaackk.  With a music video.  Because what better way to make a return to food blogging than to post an awesome/ridiculous music video about garlic scapes and organic farming…parodied on “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.  Amiright?  Hell yes I am.

This dope-ass video was written, shot, directed, and just about everything else by my good friend and co-owner of Laughing Stalk Farmstead, Ross Peterson.  He legit.  The video also features Emily Scifers, the other owner of Laughing Stalk Farmstead, along with my boys Chris and Giovanni (my husband and son).  Grab that veg, yo, and get ‘scapin!

Coming soon…fermented garlic scapes.  Zing.

Pin It Party!

Pin It Party - the Seasonal Veg Head

Hey there and welcome to the Pin It Party hosted by Liz from the scrumptious food blog Pumpkin & Peanut Butter!

A Pin It Party is a great way for bloggers to support each other and for readers to discover new blogs and fantastic recipes.  Here’s how it works, bloggers create a post sharing their 5 favorite posts and link it up over at Pumpkin & Peanut Butter, so we can all check out the 5 Favorites of other blogs and Pin away!  Liz has her 5 favorites up to start us off and I’ve pinned them all, they all look so good!  I mean, Thai Red Curry Noodle Soup…yes please!

Fruitive – #LiveYourHealth

Fruitive Logo

I’m so excited to be this week’s featured blogger for Fruitive’s Recipe Friday Series!  Fruitive is a plant-based, organic, locally-sourced restaurant and juice company located in Virginia Beach.  Everything about them is amazing!  They’re dedicated to sustainability and promoting healthy lifestyles, and their motto — Live Your Health. Live Your Values. —  beautifully sums up their passionate philosophy.  The wonderful folks behind Fruitive created the hashtag #LiveYourHealth to spread the word.  Head over to their website for delicious, nutritious recipes and to read up on this incredible company!  Plus, you can order their juices online!!  And if you’re in the Virginia Beach area, check out their restaurant!

I shared 2 of my favorite salad recipes over on their #LiveYourHealth Blog: Shredded Carrot Salad with Cilantro and Lime and Apple Kale Salad with Curry Vinaigrette.

Shredded Carrot Salad

Apple Kale Salad with Curry Vinaigrette

Veggie Art!

Veggie Art by Kayse of Art, Health, and Happiness Blog
The holidays are fast approaching!  Anyone feel a little stressed?  Still trying to figure out gift ideas?  Let me help you with that!  I bought these beautiful art prints from Kayse Wieneke of art, health, and happiness blog.  I absolutely adore them!  The colors are vibrant and they’re a lovely mix of whimsy, simplicity and elegance.  They’re perfect for any foodie, veggie nut, or anyone who just loves art.

Share & Swap with The Friendly Fig

The Friendly Fig

I’m changing it up a bit today with a heartfelt shout out to a wonderful blog I’ve come to know, follow, respect, and love: The Friendly Fig!  Written by Bianca Scartabello and Sara Day along with guest blogger Kate Brierley, this veg-friendly food and lifestyle blog shares recipes, vegan tips, cruelty-free style and product guides, giveaways, and hilarious anecdotes.  Seriously hilarious…I was laughing out loud with this one! But on top off all that fabulous information, wit, magnificent writing, and mouthwatering recipes, they have an energy and enthusiasm that just makes you feel good. Period.

CSA Farm tour: Laughing Stalk Farmstead

LSF Farm Tour

Today we’re going to break it down.  We’re going to talk about the heart of this blog, what drives it, what feeds my cooking obsession.  I’ve talked about CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture) here and there on this blog, but today we’re digging more in depth and getting to know the farm and folks behind the meat of this veg head!  We’re going to celebrate veggies like it’s nobody’s business!  And then hope it becomes everybody’s business!

The Liebster Award


Thank you so much to Bianca and Sara from The Friendly Fig for nominating me for the Liebster Award!  I’m so honored and share the love by nominating 8 more bloggers below. I had a blast answering these questions! Here we go!


  1. Answer the questions given and then come up with 10 new ones to ask your nominees.
  2. Nominate 8 other blogs, let them know you have nominated them and put a link to their blog in your post.
  3. No tag backs.
  4. Nominees must have under 500 followers (i adjusted this from 200) on any platform.
  5. You must tell all the blogs that you nominate that you have nominated them.

Recipe Index Coming Soon!

Hey there!  Sorry for lull between posts…I’ve been working on creating a recipe index, which should be ready soon!  In the meantime, here’s a cookbook roundup of new(ish) reads I can’t wait to get my veggie-loving hands on:

The Nourished Kitchen: Farm-to-Table Recipes for the Traditional Foods Lifestyle by Jennifer McGruther

The Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon

The Forest Feast by Erin Gleeson

Borough Market – London

Hiya, I’m back from an incredible trip to France and England!  One of the must-see/do/eat places on my list was Borough Market in London.  It’s my culinary mecca…and I was on a pilgrimage.  I’ve read about this market and seen TV specials about it on the Food Network, but that didn’t prepare me for walking through this gastronomic holy land.  There is just about every kind of food/beverage vendor you can think of selling high-quality, seasonal, fresh goods.  Everything from fruits & veggies, cheeses, mushrooms (including truffles!), olives, meat/seafood, baked goods, and chocolates to cider, beer, wine, juices, and all kinds of prepared foods.  The vendors are so proud of what they do and love their product so much; they are true artisans in their field.  And they’re full of knowledge.  Ask them questions.  Ask them lots of questions!  They welcome the opportunity to share their passion, and they LOVE giving samples!  Score! 
It’s an intensely inspirational place to be.  So, if you’re ever in London, check it out!  Cheers!

Make the Switch…

One of the simplest, little changes in your household can lead to a collectively huge environmental impact!  Plus it’s affordable, fun, and let’s you be creative:  reduce paper usage and waste by making the switch from paper napkins to cloth napkins. 

The average person uses 2,200 paper napkins per year, which is about 6 napkins per day.  If everyone used one less paper napkin per day, more than a billion pounds of napkins could be saved from landfills each year.  That’s an equivalent to filling up the entire Empire State Building!