Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Not So Simple Eggs

Jay Farnsworth of Red Gallery gave these to me yesterday. They are all chicken eggs, just different types. Two are pale brown-gray-ish turquoise, while two are lighter bluer turquoise. These are about 60-70% the size of regular chicken eggs, but some days they are as big as normal eggs. She said the yokes are almost orange. I don't have the heart to eat these yet.

9 comments:

  1. Araucania eggs ae so pretty. I did eat some yesterday!

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  2. Gorgeous palette! To dye for!

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  3. Taueret, is that what they are called? The choocks?

    Connie, I thought you might say that!

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  4. The really small pale green egg does look like either an Auraucania or Old Cotswold Legbar egg. (Although it's unlikely you'll have the latter in your part of the world!)

    There's nothing like fresh, truly free-range eggs. If the yolks are almost orange, those are truly happy chickens and the eggs will be delicious.

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  5. Are you ladies telling me I also have to know different types of chooks to be a good weaver? Oh, lordy... more to learn!

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  6. MMMMM! Looks like the beginning of an awesome Frittata, yummy!

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  7. Yas, I think the orange yolk is a function of being a free-range egg (and the hen eating an omnivorous diet), rather than the breed of chook, but I might be wrong. i just now cracked two Araucania eggs into my kofta mixture and they were very orange (but so have the rest of the brown and white eggs my friend gave me).

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  8. I had one of each color for breakfast this morning. The brown-gray-turquoise had the darkest orange yoke, but I don't know which ones are the freshest. I love the way the yokes are thick and mound-y when they are fresh and organic and free-range. You only need one good egg to really appreciate it, but regular supermarket eggs - boy, I have a couple and still don't have the satisfaction of having eaten an egg!

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