If you know much about me, you probably already know that I have a slight french fry addiction. This is a love that goes back to my toddler years, and has been carried with me well into adulthood and even been passed on to Miss Marley.
I mean, what’s not to love about a great french fry? Crispy, golden, tasty, salty. yum.
So when I was asked to take part in a program with Cavendish Farms, and their From The Farm products, I quickly jumped at it. I was quick in my responce for a few key reasons: I have been a big fan of Cavendish Farms as a company, they have a rich and proud Canadian history and have always stood behind their product 100%. Their dedication to always making a quality, Canadian-made, product, is something that I really cherish. The kicker for me though, is seeing the steps that they have been taking, as a company, to use green and sustainable methods to produce and grow their products.
Another reason I was intrigued to try out this new line, is because I had stopped buying french fries to make at home, because I was always disappointed in the results. I wanted to find something that wasn’t loaded full of preservatives, that would be equally good baked, as they would be fried. One look at the website for the From The Farm line, and I thought we might have a winner. PEI grown potatoes, skin on, 100% pure canola oil and a touch of salt. That’s it, that’s all. Simple, easy, clean!
I went about planning how and when we would test them out, knowing that I couldn’t go wrong with giving them to Marley any time, but wanting to get Jason’s approval as well. Deciding that I could quite literally add the From The Farm straight cut potatoes that I chose to any dish and any meal, I let it ride until it seemed to fit with us.
Cue the cozy, snowy, lazy Sunday afternoon we were having. I took out some chicken breasts, pulled out some fresh Brussels sprouts and went about putting together a fun, easy and nutritious dinner. The actual preparation of the potatoes was quick and easy, approx 20 minutes in the oven, flipping them halfway through, while huffing in the heavenly scent of them baking and stealing one to try out. For done-ness, I swear… Hey, a pregnant woman has to indulge…
For a house that doesn’t usually make french fries in-home, imagine my toddlers delight when a plate full of them is placed in front of her for supper. Got that mental image? Good, because I totally missed it with my camera. But the exclamations of happiness and surprise were nothing short of adorable and priceless.
The final verdict? I was thoroughly impressed with the quality and flavor. It’s not easy to come across a home-prepared, baked fry that is both crispy and flavorful. I think Cavendish has nailed it. The skin-on perpetration was also a nice touch adding both extra nutrients and a more rustic feel to the dish. Marley was double-fisting potatoes into her mouth, while Jason tried to steal extras off of my plate. All in all? Success! Bravo Cavendish Farms, your From The Farm line has our seal of approval, we are looking forward to enjoying them regularly in our house.
Disclosure – I am participating in the From the Farm blog tour by Mom Central Canada on behalf of Cavendish. I received compensation as a thank you for participating and for sharing my honest opinion. The opinions on this blog are my own.