Ciao tutti! It appears that the new year has brought many glad tidings to our family and The Nurturing Hearth. We are glad to announce that we will be packing up the home in Washington state and moving to the beautiful state of Wisconsin!!!
Yes, after all these years away (13 years to be exact) we will be heading back to the midwest…to embrace our childhood roots and set up The Nurturing Hearth Farmstead…
Yes, the Dairyland state is calling us back and we are so excited for this next step in our journey! Currently the plan is to find 5-15 acres of land in southeastern WI and set up shop…I imagine us bringing on chickens, rabbits, goats, pigs, and other beautiful creatures to support us and our vision!
I see a bread oven being built- so we can bake good tasty bread, host classes, and build community. In Italy, many villages in the past had a communal oven and they were lit up weekly for everyone to come and bake bread…so why not in WI?
I hope to build a cantina for cheeses and salumi…and whatever else needs building!
And in time, I envision a commercial kitchen space- for classes, workshops, or hosting events and special guests.
How about tours of local farms and artisans too?
The skies the limit here.
And finally, the blog will be moving from a pure recipe blog to more of an informal one that highlights our ‘rustic return’ to the land, and the food we eat:). Though it’s not Italy, I am sure you will see many of the italian traditions being learned, taught, and followed- and of course bringing in the old traditions of WI too!
Look forward to hearing back from you, and thanks for following us as we continue down that winding road to our dreams!