Thursday, August 11, 2011


As they grow bigger and older, their eggs will get bigger, too. The eggs in back are from the older girls. I didn't set this up—the chickens like to share laying boxes.

Fresh eggs are no good for hardboiling (they won't peel well), but they poach perfectly. Simmer water in a pan, slide the eggs in, turn over once. When done, lift out with a slotted spoon. Season. Mmm.
Update: Since writing this, I've seen Jules' poached egg experiment and tried it myself. Take a look at what a difference a little glug of white vinegar makes:

I'll definitely be adding it to the water from now on.


  1. Isn't it delightful?
    I laugh at myself for being so impressed with natural things... but truly, it's so amazing!
    Simply amazing!

  2. Beautiful eggs - I would like to have chickens one day :o)

  3. Well, I didn't realize what my little smiley face characters would turn into *LOL*

  4. Donna, that's quite an impressive smiley! I don't think I've seen that happen before--you've got quite the touch! :D

    And Natalie, I love your enthusiasm for everything. It's one of the delights of your blog. :)


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