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.


project 365 week 25, June 26th – July 2nd, 2014


07.02.2014 Second cousins Audrey and Rebecca walk to the beach on Mill Lake in Parry Sound Ontario.


07.01.2014 A nap in our traveling hammock is always nice. Even if you feel like you might fall into the lake.

06.30.2014 Ford 8 N 1950 www.cubitsorganics.com

06.30.2014 OUR TRACTOR ARRIVED! It’s a Ford 8N from 1950 and I’ll write more about it soon.


06.29.2014 We went tractor shopping. This is not our tractor. Please note that Rebecca is wearing her baby brother’s overhauls because she wanted her own so much. I have some for her now.


06.28.2014 Walking her stuffed cat on a leash.


06.27.2014 Becca and Penny pick strawberries in our city front yard.


06.26.2014 Robin collapsed after valiantly trying to skip a nap. Poor summertime baby. I have the exact same photo of Becca somewhere.


project 365 week 24, June 19th – June 25th, 2014

06.25.2014 Fairmount Farmers' Market

06.25.2014 Rebecca got a ballon poodle on a leash at the Fairmount Farmers’ Market.


06.24.2014 Picking arugula at the school garden.


06.23.2014 Kindergarten field trip to 4 cats Arts studio. it was so great we’re going to throw a birthday party there later this summer.


06.21.2014 We visited the Grange of Prnce Edward to taste wine in their amazing converted barn. Grapes don’t interest 4 year olds for long so Maggie took Becca out into the gardens to eat all the strawberries and catch frogs.

06.22.2014 Trenton Laundromat

06.22.2014 Robin is really, really into the Trenton Laundromat.


06.20.2014 Rebecca made a bed by the fire pit at the farm.


06.19.2014 Visiting Penny’s grandparents in Wellington.