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.


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.


project 365 week 10 March 5th-March 11th 2014


02.11.2014 Dollhouse afternoon.


03.10.2014 Robin looks exactly like his father here.


03.09.2014 We were so sick.



03.08.2014 Seedy Saturday Toronto brickworks

03.08.2014 Seedy Saturday at Toronto Brickworks


03.07.2014 It’s Ryan’s birthday and Rebecca planned his party; Sushi, bunting, duplo, carrot cake.


03.06.2014 Marble run while little brother naps.


03.05.2014 I really like how Robin went a found a wrench before he took the mouse apart.


project 365 week 9 February 26th-March 4th 2014


03.04.2014 No school today so we sat on the dining room table and played with lentils and egg cartons.

03.03.2014 Fennel Salad

03.03.2014 Fennel Salad for lunch.


03.02.2014 Rebecca takes a bath.


03.01.2014 Hard at work at the first Seedy Saturday for Quinte West in Trenton, Ontario.


02.28.2014 Back in the county taking photos of Heather and Steve’s eggs.

02.27.2014 baby gets a haircut

02.27.2014 Robin gets a haircut!


02.26.2014 Robin found the room of things with wheels at his sisters school.


project 365 week 8 February 19th-February 25th 2014


02.25.2014 Rebecca gets a haircut.


02.24.2014 We bought 12 bouncy balls. I think there are 3 left.


02.23.2014 Ryan at the Leslieville Flea.


02.24.2014 Heather and Steve’s beautifully dirty eggs.


02.21.2014 Stopped by the farm to say hi to the barn.


02.20.2014 Oranges and Lemons rang the bells of St Clemens.


02.19.2014 Rebecca ate a flower at kindergarten and got quite sick. She ended up getting a ride in an ambulance.  A few hours later she was fine and wondered why we couldn’t just get in one of the ambulances waiting at the hospital to get home. When the Doctor asked her is she should eat flowers she listed a few edible ones and we all came up with the rule “Don’t eat flowers without asking your mother”.


project 365 week 7 February 12th-February 18th 2014




02.17.2014 3 kinds of kale for dinner.


02.16.2014 It’s hard to learn to write with a cat in your way.


02.15.2014 bath time.


02.14.2014 Valentine’s day at kindergarten is terribly cute.


02.13.2014 We went to the dentist and got balloons.


02.12.2014 Thyme makes nice shadows in my kitchen.