Lovin’ Me Some Eggs
Poor eggs, they have gotten such a bad reputation. Cholesterol…BAD…very very bad! Yes too much cholesterol IS bad for you. BUT! In an age of fast food, sugared cereal, processed foods where vitamins and minerals are replaced with fillers and preservatives, why not just grab an egg. Any ol’egg. (although I prefer farm fresh eggs) Yes, any ol’ egg is better than all of that “fake” food that is marketed to us and our kids on a daily basis. And tests show, in my house anyway, that an egg will keep those tummies from rumbling until the lunch bell rings.
Check out this page to see more egg facts and nutrition info.
So why pick on those poor little eggs! Let’s celebrate the awesomeness of eggs, and what better month to do it. The month of egg LOVE. Even rabbits that cluck like chickens love eggs this month. AND lions dressed as rabbits that cluck like chickens. Although that commercial just happens to be featuring chocolate eggs, love them just as much, but that’s a whole other story.
A few years back I finally got my wish of having my own flock of laying hens. We found a small building for a coop and purchased 20 baby chicks. A few months later, low and behold… eggs!! Yep, that’s what chickens do. We have been in love with our chickens, and those wonderful dark yolks ever since.
This was the very first egg we got from them. No bigger than a golf ball. A "golden egg" is what I have heard it's called. The older the chicken, the bigger the egg they lay. Our oldest birds are about 2 years old now. We're getting some super jumbo eggs this year.
|Kevin Weeks' Seriously Good|
12 hardboiled eggs
1 – 2 tbsp mayonnaise (depending on your preference)
1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
Juice of a small lemon
3 tbsp finely minced fresh dill
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper to taste
Cut eggs in half and dump yolks in a small mixing bowl.Add remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly (I use an electric mixer). Taste and adjust flavors. Spoon into yolk mixture into whites and serve.
A healthier version for egg salad
|Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times|
Both of these recipes feature hard boiled eggs. Peeling hard boiled eggs can be tricky. The older the eggs are the easier to peel. But we usually don’t just have eggs sitting around for a couple of weeks waiting to be cooked. I have tried to peel fresh eggs…There is not much that resembles an egg when I get through with it. Here is a tip from Julia Child for peeling fresh eggs.