Posts Tagged ‘egg’

finally, fresh eggs from The (new) Girls!

some time ago we gave away The Old Girls to a nice farm in the country. after two full years of laying they weren’t producing many eggs anymore and were old enough that they probably wouldn’t have tasted any good on the dinner table. as luck would have it, a local organic pumpkin patch was […]

recipe: red bell pepper ringed sunny side up eggs!

here’s an easy but satisfying twist on regular ol’ eggs. slice a cross section of red bell pepper so you get a nice circle-ish shape. take care to cut it so it will sit flat on a pan. heat both sides of the pepper in a frying pan for a minute or two, so that […]

recipe: bacon wrapped eggs with cheese.

as soon as i saw this video for bacon wrapped eggs i knew i had to try it. i mean, how possibly could you go wrong with bacon, eggs and cheese? and it’s really simple, as it doesn’t really take much longer to make than regular ol’ bacon and eggs. first, you brown some bacon […]

recipe: egg nests.

since The Girls are always producing eggs and odin loves to help in the kitchen, we’re always looking for fun and simple egg recipes that he can help make. recently, i ran across this recipe for egg nests and thought i’d give it a try. first, of course, you want some fresh eggs. we have […]

grow yer own grass for easter!

it makes me smile to see an easter egg odin made with grandmother sitting in a basket odin made at school filled with real easter grass that grows and grows and grows. i like that odin makes the basket every year as a vibrant and tangible reminder that spring and its promise of renewal is, […]

The Mysterious Striated Egg.

anyone with chickens have any idea how this striated egg from one of The Girls came to be? try as i might, i have a hard time imaging a creation story. the striations are perfect lines where there is less of the unusual whitish coating. bonus points awarded for explanations that account for the coating […]

HELP! one of The Girls has A Taste For Eggs!

i checked for eggs for the last time late this afternoon and found one egg which appears to have been pecked by one of The Girls! it doesn’t seem like she pecked all the way through the tough membrane, so it’s possible she didn’t get A Taste of The Good Stuff inside which we’ve heard […]

reaping the benefits of an insulated nesting box.

the sub-zero temperatures over the past week have provided a good test about whether or not it was worth the effort to insulate the nesting box in an attempt to prevent frozen eggs. The Conventional Wisdom folks said the insulation wouldn’t make a difference and unless we were able to collect the eggs throughout the […]

a clue left by our Under the Weather hen?

i have no idea if this is related to our Girl who is feeling under the weather, but it is a curious coincidence that the day she got sick one of The Girls laid an egg that looks unlike any other egg we’ve seen from them. i’m not even sure how you’d describe it. mostly […]

how to store fresh eggs.

now that we have plenty of Gifts from The Girls, the obvious question is how to best store the eggs? farm fresh eggs come with a protein coating called the bloom which seals the egg and protects it from going bad from bacterial contamination. supermarket eggs are washed which removes the bloom and forces refrigeration. […]

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