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Using more eggs ~~RECIPES/IDEAS
Tue 15-May-12
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Same as Danuta here at the moment, I've been selling them at £1 for 6,  just keeps the numbers down nicely.

Wed 16-May-12
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Do you sell them at your gate?

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Wed 16-May-12
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Years ago, my mum used to preserve gluts in an old tin tub with a solution of isinglass. Does anybody do that any more?

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Wed 16-May-12
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Yes, I remember that,    Danny.....the eggs always tasted odd to me.....all sort of dead.We only ever used them for cooking as my mother disliked them....she had been bought up on them in the country & was determined to escape anything that smacked of her early life. She preferred that awful powdered egg we got in the war & afterwards too. 

I think once people owned freezers they stored the eggs in that. I know that in the USA where a lot of people try to live off the grid there was a lot of talk about various preservation methods on the Backyard Chicken Forum. People tracked down supplies of isinglass in the end. Apparently the best method of keeping eggs for long periods is not to wash the egg-shells & to store them in a cool situation (not in the fridge). Somewhere I have a link to the information. When my old laptop returns to me on Friday, cleared of its bugs etc I will try to find it as it is all very interesting. 

 

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Wed 16-May-12
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danast said:

wave  I have started selling my eggs again.  People are delighted to buy them.  I sold 2 dozen yesterday.  I don't make much money, but it does pay for the feed.  smile

That sounds good! If you have enough, I'll buy some next week to bring home. wave

Wed 16-May-12
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If I could post them I would!

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Wed 16-May-12
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No Aly, we're lucky in that we've given a few away in the past, then when we said we were thinking of selling them at £1 for 6, several friends came back to say they would love a regular supply, a couple of my gardening customers always ask for them too, so we have more demand than supply at the moment.

Thu 17-May-12
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Wish I could make money from mine!

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Thu 17-May-12
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Well when you get the gites up & running you will be able to sell them to the holiday makers. Just be patient till they are finished & let.  You could sell them cakes & jam too....a nice little side line.  wave

 

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Thu 17-May-12
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Good idea! It would help boost my pension!

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Thu 17-May-12
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A lot of my younger pullets have just come into lay....I love those little first eggs. This morning I hard boiled some , peeled & chopped them up with some butter. It is a favourite mid-morning late breakfast for me to have this on to have on Black Pepper Ryvita Crispbreads. I am addicted to these at the moment but today I have discovered a wonderful addition to the chopped eggs......I was trying out some of the spice mixes from Steenbergs which had arrived recently. I have discovered that a liberal sprinkling of their Japanese rice topping mix called 'Furikake'is just terrific.

Here's the link to their site, I really recommend their stuff & their service....it is all very fresh tasting & cheaper than the stale supermarket product .You can get free delivery if you order over £20 worth & it arrives in a few days beautifully packed & in lovely little jars which stack nicely. They also sell in larger packs.

Do try them & have a good look round their site as they sell all sorts of surprising stuff.....okokok  

 

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Thu 17-May-12
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wave  And here is another convert to Ryvitas.  I love the black pepper and the sweet onion ones in particular.  I shall have a real look at that site when I have more time Nadine.  Love the sound of it.  Had a quick look at it and was pleased to see they do not charge extra for postage to my area.  That is always a plus.  smile

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Thu 17-May-12
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big_hugbig_hugkissHi Danuta,

Oooh I haven't tried the sweet onion Ryvita....I will put that on my Ocado grocery list. Do try the Steenbergs products; they were a revelation to me.  I had become so fed up with the dusty & tasteless stuff the supermarkets sell, whereas  this stuff tastes as if you have just visited a spice market. They also really do try to keep the prices at a reasonable level. Their recipes are good too. Happy cooking & enjoy your visitors this weekend. Hope the plumber fixes things soon.

Hugs to you, to keep you warm .......big_hugkissbig_hug plus winewinewine.......whistle

 

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Thu 17-May-12
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wave  Really looking forward to meeting Barbara and John and I believe the weather has to improve over the weekend when they visit some of the islands. smile At the moment the sky looks very ominous and thundery!!!!  eeek

I think I will put in an order for some different spices from Steenbergs.  I am always looking for new ingredients.  Like the sound of the Japanese one.

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Fri 18-May-12
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The Steenbergs site looks great - thanks Hattie.  welldone  Also try the pumpkin seed Ryvita - yum!! i_am_hungry 

I've been looking for egg soup recipes that aren't the chinese style ones with threads of egg in.  Any ideas?  I might try this colombian one called Changua but I'd love any tips.  Don't have my own egg supply yet - but it will happen!!!  wave

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