project 365 week 29, July 24th – July 30th, 2014


30.07.2014 Here come the carrots!

 29.07.2014 Dill going to seed in the ignored bee garden.

29.07.2014 Dill going to seed in the ignored bee garden.

28.07.2014 Robin vs the carrot. His very first self-picked carrot.

28.07.2014 Robin vs the carrot. His very first self-picked carrot.

27.07.2014 Peppermint swiss chard

27.07.2014 Peppermint swiss chard.  I was hopping to have seed to save from this variety, but we might eat it all.


26.07.2014 Rebecca picking raspberries in our Toronto front yard.


25.07.2014 Plums! Peaches! Cherries! Apricots!


24.07.2014 Pink vs The Carrot.


project 365 week 28, July 17th – July 23rd, 2014


07.23.2014 New family portrait.


07.22.2014 “Let’s wear hats and sunglasses and go check out those hay bales”.


07.21.2014 Robin had a weird nap at 6pm so we went to Sandbanks Beach after dinner.


07.20.2014 Ryan’s mother came to visit us in The County so we took her to Grange of Prince Edward. The kids promptly lost their minds so I had to nurse the baby while tasting wine. Motherhood is very glamerous.

07.19.2014 Ryan’s photo of Pink in a bird’s nest up in the drive shed is so ridiculous.


07.18.2014 Robin and Pink have a nap. They are both toddlers and both need naps.


07.17.2014 Melissa and I watched the fields get hayed with 5 excited children.



Catherine and Penny’s Pavlova Meringue

We’re back in the city for a few days. It’s just enough time for Becca to pick some the raspberries from our jungle like, totally over grown, edible urban front yard.

Edible front Yard in Toronto www.cubitsorganics.com
It’s also enough time to lead a La Leche League meeting, take the toddles and myself to the doctor for our dreadful wild parsnip burns, visit my parents, go to a birthday party, the butcher (why is it easier to find organic meat in the city than in the country?), and have friends over for dinner. We’ll be happy to head back to the farm tonight.

Robin, Harrison and Catherine Have desert www.cubitsorganics.com

Along with Heather and Steve, who were in the city for the Withrow Farmers Market, my good good friend Catherine and her kids were able to come over to eat. Catherine is such a good friend that she taught me how to make meringues and it’s really fun serving someone their own recipe.

Meringue ingredients www.cubitsorganics.com

A giant meringue is a great gluten free desert and everyone will think you’ve gone to great effort even though they are incredibly simple to make. Top them off with whipped cream and seasonal berries and get ready to bite into perfectly peeked lemony clouds.

Seasonal Berries www.cubitsorganics.com

Prepare by turning your oven on to 275 f and lining two baking sheets with parchment paper.

Next combine your ingredients:

5 egg whites

1 sprinkle of salt

1/4 teaspoon of cream of tartar

and whip using a stand mixer or egg beater until the mixture thickens and starts to form peeks.

Then slowly add:

1 1/3 cups of organic white sugar

followed by:

1/2 teaspoon lemon zest

Continue mixing until it is glossy and forms stiff peeks.

Whipping Meringue www.cubitsorganics.com

Now spoon the mixture out onto your lined baking sheets.  This will make two giant pavlova style meringues or a ton of little ones.  We made plate sized disks, baked them for 35 minutes at 275 and them left them to cool off in the over for another two hours.

palvova meringue www.cubitsorganics.com

Then we layered at think layer of Gay Lea whipped cream, covered it with a black berries, the raspberries from our front yard garden, wild blue berries and some mint from the herb garden as a garnish. 

meringue with berries and whipped cream www.cubitsorganics.com

Slice it like a pie and eat in silence until there isn’t anymore. mmm.

meringue with berries and whipped cream www.cubitsorganics.com

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

Catherine and Penny’s Pavlova Meringues

Catherine and Penny’s Pavlova Meringues


  • 5 egg whites
  • 1 sprinkle of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cream of tartar
  • 1 1/3 cups of white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • Gay Lea Whipped Cream
  • Black Berries
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Mint to garnish


  1. Whip the first 3 ingredients using a stand mixer or egg beater until the mixture thickens and starts to form peeks.
  2. Then slowly add the sugar until stiff peaks are formed.
  3. Add the lemon zest.
  4. Form large plate sized disks of the mixture on parchment lined baking sheets.
  5. Bake for 35 minutes at 275.
  6. Cool in oven for at least 1 hour.
  7. Cover with whipped cream and berries.
  8. Slice and enjoy.
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project 365 week 27, July 10th – July 16th, 2014



07.16.2014 Kindergarten reunion at the farm.  8 kids in the barn is a whole lot of kids.


07.15.2014 Robin and Pink are best friends. I have never met a cat who could take this much toddler handling.


07.14.2014 Maizey has moved in with our friend Karen and everyone is happy. We’ll miss playing ball at the farm though.


07.13.2014 Visiting Heather and Steve at Fiddlehead Farms for some more after dinner Becca swinging.


07.12.2014 Robin and Ryan at North Beach in Prince Edward County.


07.11.2014 Rebecca and Robin at North Beach before dinner. 


07.10.2014 Pink in a bucket. What a cat!


project 365 week 26, July 3rd – July 9th, 2014


07.09.2014 Becca has been begging for her own overalls for months, she out grew all hers. She’s even been wearing Robin’s. Now we have them and they are happiest dressing all matchy matchy. 


07.08.2014 What do bee keeping school teachers do on summer holidays? Visit farms in the pouring rain and swing kids in the air.


07.07.2014 Pink rides with Robin. They are a team.


07.06.2014 This is Pink. I’m going to write more about him but he lives here now.


07.05.2014 There was a rainbow right over the whole farm! I’ve got a panoramic version up on our Facebook page.


07.04.2014 We went picking peas and strawberries in Hay Bay with Sebastian, Dorothy, Sean, and Cory.


07.03.2014 Pick your lettuce straight into your favourite bowl.  It tastes better this way.