Saturday, 7 December 2013

Going To Work On An Egg

 
When you have a Lovely Hubby that has mastered the art of cooking the most perfect poached egg on toast ....
 
 
... it would be very rude not to start each weekend morning with said breakfast.
 
Eggs, the most complex and yet most simple of foods and we are so lucky that we get to eat eggs laid by our very own little flock of chickens.  The taste is absolutely amazing, and until you have tasted the eggs laid by true free ranging happy hens you have not tasted an egg at all.
 
 
 
We've been keeping birds for over five years now and we never tire of that magical moment when you go to the nest boxes and lying in the straw is an egg or two, this photo is our very first egg photographed for posterity. 
 
What a lovely way to start each day.
 
Sue xx
 
 


12 comments:

  1. I like poached eggs but rarely have them. Boiled, scrambled & fried for breakfasts & omlette for supper. What a wonderful food the little egg is. Joe loves pancakes x

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  2. such a magical moment Sue, I also never tire of it. . .altho at the moment only Joan is laying so eggs have reached Precious Commodity proportions here at home!

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  3. We don't keep chickens, our neighbour complains about everything we do so no point in trying, but poached egg in my favourite breakfast, lunch, tea.

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  4. We get our eggs from the farm up the road, but I have to agree, they are far superior to supermarket eggs. Have a good weekend Sue.

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  5. What a beautiful egg cup! I'd love to have hens one day, it must be wonderful. In the meantime I'm picking up tips here and there! I buy eggs from farm gates, there are three places locally, depending on which direction I happen to be going in. And you are right, they are so much nicer.

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  6. lovely post. a farmer friend is giving us. a couple of his chickens in May when he deep cleans the sheds. we cant wait x

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  7. I gave up my chickens when we moved into town thirteen years ago - and I still miss them!! If I thought I could sneak a few into the corner of the back yard unnoticed by neighbors - I'd do it tomorrow!

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  8. We've kept our own chickens for 5 years too. You can not beat the taste of a freshly laid egg :o)

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  9. You can't beat freshly laid eggs and they are a whole different colour to the shop bought ones too :)

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  10. We are egg snobs here! We're only have poached if it's with an egg thats been laid in the last 24 hours as for a perfect poached egg it has to be really fresh! Not a lot beat having your own eggs and I should imagine it's one of the first foods that most people become self suffiicient with first!

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  11. Sadly I can't have my own hens, even if I were to have an Eglu?? Husband would totally disagree. There are foxes here and it would be a bit cruel to restrict a hen to an Eglu, as they're only small. I buy my eggs from a smallholding farm about 2 miles away and they've got a whole marathon field to run around in.

    Those yolks look fantastic! I do find if I've done eggs in a poaching pan, the whites have tended to be a bit jellyish around the yolk. I just do mine in a pan, and drop in a piece of matchstick and that keeps the egg together. Of course yours will be SOOOOOo fresh they will keep together anyway.

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  12. we often have poached eggs, they are delish but have to make do with shop bought eggs :-(

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