Acme Farms + Kitchen

The Summer of Local Food.

Every other week since May, Morgan and I have received a box of local, fresh food from Acme Farms + Kitchen. This isn’t your typical CSA with an overabundance of kale and beet greens. It has those fresh local veggies that grow great around here AND local cheese AND grass fed beef AND organic flour AND lots more. Each box comes with recipes based on the week’s ingredients, just add a few items from your pantry and you have 5 local, organic meals!

My favorite meals so far: Skewered Greek Meatballs, Savory Crepes with Asparagus, and Shiitake Mushroom Soup. (Can you tell I like savory foods??)

I love that I’m learning new skills and ingredients all while eating local. And, I have to admit, I love the feeling of adding a prepped meal to my freezer for those busy September days I know are coming. Feels good to put money in the bank!



birthday traditions

For the past five years, Morgan’s spoiled me with a homemade birthday cake.

It’s always different. It’s always a surprise. It always makes me feel special.


Pistachio cake with chocolate ganache,

topped with pistachios and a handcrafted marzipan flower


Chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting covered in chocolate ganache


New York cheesecake with strawberry rhubarb topping


Almond cake layered with lemon curd and almond meringue


This year, she surprised me by recreating the amazing coconut creme cake from our Sister Trip to Charleston! When she cut a slice out, I started jumping up and down because the layers were orange and pink ombre!! {The layers of the cake were dark pink at the top and gradually became lighter towards the bottom. Amazing!} Only in my wildest Pinterest dreams did I imagine being spoiled with an ombre cake!

Thanks for making me feel so special! Love you, Mo!

{I’m hoping some close up photos of the cake come my way so you can see the layers better. I was just too excited to wait any longer!}

xo, jess