{04/17}

The Overwhelmed Bunny

Spring is a pretty wonderful but can be a little overwhelming around here. Our seed sales get frantic as the snow melts and we have a steady amount seedy shows and events that keep us busy every weekend. Then we need to remember to start our own seeds and keep them growing along with our customers.  Somehow we’re still expected to get to kindergarten on time and make dinner. It’s great having a growing business but sometimes things get forgotten. Like helping out the Easter Bunny.

Orange Carrots www.cubitsorganics.com

I really like Easter in all it’s springy celebrations. The kindergarten class has been decorating eggs all week and tomorrow they’re having a gluten-free peanut-free egg hunt.

Dyeing Easter Eggs www.cubitsorganics.com

While running out of time to prepare, I was thrilled to find that Kinder® makes an egg hunt kit with all the chocolate we need. Easy Peasy! I have a new book for each of them and hopefully I can find the baskets in the next 48 hours. We once again have to celebrate on Saturday so it’s good that I’m better with a tight deadline.

Kinder eggs www.cubitsorganics.com
So this Sunday while everyone is hunting for eggs and going to church, I’ll be at the Leslieville Flea with my seeds answering all your vegetable gardening questions and worn out from our own traditional Easter Saturday. Let’s hope the kids nap for my husband.

Wish this bunny good luck!

the Easter Egg Jan Brett www.cubitsorganics.com

To help other overwhelmed bunnies this easter, Kinder® has partnered with Children’s Miracle Network and will be providing 12 baskets to CMN hospitals.  As well, Kinder® will be donating another $25,000 to help support this non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children’s hospitals across North America.

Disclosure: I’m part of the Kinder® Mom program and I receive special perks and compensation as part of my affiliation with this group.  The opinions on this blog are my own

 



{04/08}

project 365 week 13 March 26th- April 1st 2014

04.01.2014

04.01.2014 Unexpected nap right at kindergarten pick up time.

03.31.2014

03.31.2014 Pink Sparkly Batman Pyjamas with a cape are the pretty much the best thing that has ever happened.

03.30.2014

03,30.2014 Baby Robin came to help close up the show.

03.29.2014

03.29.2014 Burning the midnight oil and making more boxed seeds sets with our new fancy labels from moo.com.

03.28.2014

03.28.2014 FINALLY! Karen from the Art of Doing Stuff and I met in real life and a good time was had by all.

03.27.2014

03.27.2014 Early morning view with police horses at the Exhibition.

03.26.2014

03.26.2014 I’m a lucky lady to have found a shop assistant as super wonderful as Clara. She’s fantastic.



{04/07}

project 365 week 12 March 19th-March 25th 2014

03.25.2014

03.25.2014 Almost set up for the One of a Kind Show and just a little nervous.

03.24.2014

03.24.2014 Baked Potatoes for lunch.

03.23.2014

03.23.2014 Robin investigates the lettuce from our Fresh City Farm Bag.

03.22.2014

03.22.2014 Behind the scenes at Scarborough Seedy Saturday.

03.21.2014

03.21.2014 Baby Robin is turning into a dangerous toddler.

03.20.2014

03.20.2014 Uncle Douglas’ babysitting service.

03.19.2014

03.19.2014 Our power went out so we decided to have snacks.



{04/02}

project 365 week 11 March 12th-March 17th 2014

03.18.2014

03.18.2014 Rebecca writes her name!

03.17.2014

03.17.2014 We love these little bears.

03.16.2014

03.16.2014 We had a booth next to piles of second hand cashmere. I showed great restraint.

03.15.2014

03.15.2014 Sushi with Catherine

03.14.2014

03.14.2014 Ryan is having beef stew on what must be the most disappointing days of our lives.  Details coming.

03.13.2014

03.13.2014 Robin likes eating oranges in Rebecca’s old pyjamas.

03.12.2014

03.12.2014 Lots of snow on our drive to file taxes along Rosedale Valley Road in Toronto.



{03/25}

What We’re #MadeOf and Baked Potatoes with #GayLeaFoods

Barn in Consecon Prince Edward County www.cubitsorganics.com

The past month has been tough work. We are still jumping through hoops and unraveling the red tape involved in the purchase of our farm. It’s a good thing we are committed to the idea and are passionate about our family business or we would have have given up on this idea a long time ago. When we started on this journey, 3 years ago, we heard that buying land was hard, that farming was hard, that it was all going to need a lot of cooperation but the experience has really gone above and beyond and taught us what we are made of.

Cubits Busy Season www.cubitsorganics.com

Currently as we enter the busiest week of our spring season and as we enter the final stretch on our road to farm ownership I’ve committed to keeping things nice and simple. Like the simple pleasure of a baked potato for lunch or dinner.

poking potaoes with fork www.cubitsorganics.com

It’s easy: {Unlike getting a mortgage on land. Ha!}

Heat your oven to 400

Wash and Scrub 1 large potato per person

Poke with fork holes on one side

Rub each potato with butter and coarse salt

Place directly on over rack

Walk away and ignore and bake for 1 hour.

Baked Potato Toppings www.cubitsorganics.com

As I am clearly a little ambitious, once they’re baked my “just keep it simple philosophy” stops. It’s time to add more butter, salt and pepper, sour cream (I found lactose free sour cream!), crispy bacon all crumbled up, and thinly sliced leeks. The leeks ARE part of the simple plan, as they’re in season here in Ontario and therefore in my fridge.

gaylea

On this month’s frequent drives from the city to the farm we passed quite a few of the Gay Lea Foods new advertisements. Their theme seems fitting; What are our foods made of? What are our farmers made of? Are our family businesses worth a little hard work? The answers should be simple.

Disclosure: I am part of the Gay Lea Blogger Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.