Wednesday, April 14, 2010

One of these Eggs is NOT Like the Others

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A few weeks ago I told you that my Mom welcomed chickens into our family. Well, what started out as 4 chickens has turned into 12! I know, that’s a LOT of chickens.
Last week I brought home dozen eggs and was floored by the difference between a store bought egg and a farm fresh egg, really it was crazy!
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         Let’s see if you can tell which eggs in the bowl are store bought cage free eggs and which are straight off the farm. (Answer: The bottom 2 yellow yolks on the left side.)
Did you get it right? It’s pretty crazy huh? Not only is there a big difference in the color of the yolk, the shell of a FF egg is harder and they have rich creamier taste to them. It’s even a different experience scrambling them. With store bought eggs you can whisk them right up before pouring them into the pan. With FF eggs the yolks are so creamy and dense that you have to whisk a bit longer to break them up. So far we’ve baked, poached, scrambled, and fried our FF eggs. I could tell a difference in each way that I’ve eaten them.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         Here's a picture from our breakfast last weekend. Farm Fresh scrambled eggs, French toast dredged in FF eggs, fresh squeezed Orange Juice, fresh strawberries, turkey bacon, and a little powder sugar to sprinkle over the French toast. When I put the powder sugar in a coffee cup my youngest niece asked if I was going to drink it. Ha, I do love me some sugar but I haven't resorted to drinking it straight out of the cup……yet! 

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10 comments:

  1. Goodness gracious...you keep making me hungry! I am a huge fan of cage free eggs and hope to have a few of my own chickens soon. So much better when you know exactly what you are feeding your tummy especially when you are in charge of feeding...well your food.

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  2. Looks like a great breakfast! I had chickens, pigs, cows and goats growing up so I could tell the difference right away! The same goes for the pig- you've never tasted better bacon! ;)

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  3. Wow! That is a huge difference! I want some hens now! :O

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  4. Yummy! You've made me hungry!

    Following from New Friend Friday!!

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  5. Hi! You are right about the difference between cage-free, free-range and store bought eggs. I started buying the latter a couple of months ago and have been taken aback by the difference. Thanks for stopping by my blog @ The Modern Brady Bunch! I love making new friends in the blogging world! (And I say ya'll A LOT - being from South Carolina :)

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  7. Thanks.. Now, I'm starving, sheesh! ;)

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  8. I am stopping by from NFF. WOW, I have to agree that your pictures make my mouth water!! And can I just tell you how much I love the name of your blog?!

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  9. Yum! I'm your newest follower from New Friend Friday at The Girl Creative. I love you blog. Can't wait to read more.

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    http://mypottyseat.blogspot.com/

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  10. Some day I'm definatly having chickens. I could immediatly tell the difference. I try to buy free run eggs or omega-3 eggs and I can definatly tell a difference than just the $1 eggs. I don't really have the option for ff eggs yet but I can't until one day I do! Your breakfast looked absouletly AMAZING! I wanted to jump through the screen and eat everything!!

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