I've often heard children say, "There's nothing to do today". I beg to differ. I'd like to inspire you to do something. Anything. Read. Bake. Hike. Fish. Plant. Sail. Climb. Play. Reach. Move. Laugh. Dream; and take time to sit with me on The Old Granite Step.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Fresh Eggs

I'm lucky enough to live in an area where chickens abound!  Chicken coops are the norm, as are fresh eggs available to the public.  Last weekend this artistic local sign caught my eye; I had never purchased eggs here before.  What a pleasant surprise.  Her chickens are free range and although her sign says she doesn't technically qualify as "organic", I like buying eggs from a place where I can actually see the chickens!  At a wonderful price of $3.00 per dozen, I will definitely stop here to purchase eggs again.
 Creative and eye-catching.
 Wow; I love the different colors of these eggs.
I save my egg cartons for my sister.  She has several chickens that she's raised from chicks and graciously shares her eggs with me.
You'll notice the #3 Griswold cast iron pan that I previously posted about here.  It's perfect for one or two fried eggs.
I find that the yolk of a fresh egg has more color than those that are store bought.  For an easy quiche recipe, go here.
 Simply a miracle.
This is a treat I used to have as a child every time I stayed with my aunt.  Toast a piece of bread lightly and use a cookie cutter to cut out a hole in the center (I chose an oak leaf).  Lightly butter the pan and fry the egg inside of the toast.  Kids will love this creative source of protein!
Purchase eggs locally.  By supporting your local farmer, you're supporting your local economy!

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you. I buy my eggs from a local farmer because I can pet the chickens they come from. Nothing beats a farm fresh egg.

    I have to say, I just recently found your blog and read the archives in one day. What a lovely place you have here. I am so excited to have found you! =)