Thursday, March 28, 2013

We've got eggs!

All 5 of our hens are laying eggs again.  Even Winnifred pops one out occasionally when she's not too busy eating everything in sight or tormenting Redder & Chirpy.  So, we have a plethora of eggs which is a great relief and means I no longer have to hoard them.  It's more fun to share.

Thanks to google, I found a fool-proof method for hard boiling fresh eggs.  I use a needle to poke a small hole in the wider end of each egg, lower them into boiling water and let them simmer for 15 minutes then let them sit in an ice water bath for 15 minutes.  They peel perfectly!  I have spent the last 4 years either "aging" eggs in the fridge for a few weeks before hard boiling them OR losing half the egg that sticks to the shell whenever I try to peel very fresh eggs.

We'll be having plenty of perfect, backyard fresh deviled eggs for Easter this year.  mmmm!

a valentine for my special girls