E – Eggs

By Michael Martin On April 06, 2016 · Add Comment · E – Eggs

Down at the allotments there is a no live stock rule, I had thought prior to joining that there would be a few bee hives a couple of ‘chooks’ scratching around, maybe its a thought of an idyllic bygone time.

I keep a few bantams at Meadowside Barn to delight the guests, they give the front garden an extra dimension, round fluffy feathered football sized ‘Pekin Bantams’ have a real wow factor…

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Pekin Bantams

These bantams produce tiny half sized eggs, half a dozen make a lovely omelette for one!

I often use two for the guests breakfast (full Norfolk); the guests are usually amazed to be eating eggs so fresh and with yolks of a colour rarely seen in shop purchased varieties.

In the lanes around our village are many egg stalls, everybody can have fresh eggs in season (until I kept the bantams I had no idea they don’t lay after Autumn until Spring) at £1 a half dozen great value too. Buy them by the road side, pop your coin in an honesty box, you’ll have the freshest eggs your likely to find.

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Where would we be without eggs? an essential ingredient of so many dishes savoury or sweet. I predominantly use mine for the guests breakfast but handily enough a short stroll along the lane I can pick up duck or even goose eggs; great for baking those cakes for the afternoon tea for arriving guests!

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Carrot and Almond cake

Where do yours come from?

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Fresh Norfolk Eggs

 

2 thoughts on “E – Eggs”

  1. I don’t know enough people who have spare eggs where I live these days so my eggs come from the supermarket but I pour over the details on the boxes before I choose. I love sketching chickens, just putting that out there.

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