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Old 02-17-2008, 08:12 PM   #11
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Hi Alison,
If you can, why not try to store eggs in the fridge. They are such a useful product to use for any meal in the day.

If you are buying eggs but not able to use them all up in a time that you feel comfortable with would you like some ideas as to how to use them? If so, let me/us know?

How many eggs are you buying at a time? I know this is difficult - sometimes there are special offers on for eggs and I buy them, but by storing the the fridge, they keep for longer and I`ll keep them for a couple of weeks (plus) before using them.

Maybe, as I`ve said what you need are a few ideas as to how to use eggs in cooking meals. If this is the case, please reply - one of my favourites as a child was curried eggs - OK sounds revolting but I can assure you it is delicious, a Spanish omelette or Frittata makes a fantastic evening meal and a hardboiled egg in a fish pie means that you don`t need so much fish.

Curiously enough, there are some egg dishes where it is to your advantage to use older egg - I`m thinking here of meringues.

Hope this helps,
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Old 02-19-2008, 04:56 AM   #12
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I usually do stor eggs in the fridge, but cos i was making lots of cakes last week, i kept some out to keep at room temp for the sponges, just forgot to put them in fridge, and the kitchen was really hot that day due to s much baking!!!

My eggs dont usually have a chance to go off as we get through about 12-18 a week!!! and the eggs i buy are really fresh.

I didnt know merangues worked better with oldereggs!!
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Old 02-21-2008, 04:32 PM   #13
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...Curiously enough, there are some egg dishes where it is to your advantage to use older egg - I`m thinking here of meringues...
Fresh hard-boiled eggs don't peel as easy as older eggs either.

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Old 02-22-2008, 04:26 AM   #14
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If I'm unsure about an egg, I always crack it into a cup on its own - the smell will then show an egg that is bad. We also use the older eggs for cakes etc and I much prefer an older egg for boiled eggs.
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Old 02-22-2008, 05:03 AM   #15
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Here is some basic info on eggs

The 5 things you need to know about eggs

and maybe a few more things, too
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Old 02-22-2008, 06:45 AM   #16
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Here is some basic info on eggs

The 5 things you need to know about eggs

and maybe a few more things, too
Cool link. I don't know whether to save that in my cooking stuff folder or my chicken stuff folder

I just got an email from my sister last night. She has a friend who wanted to know if my eggs were organic. I had to tell her technically no, as I feed them regular veggies and not ones labeled organic, but if her friend really knows what "organic" is... that's the question....

Thanks for that link Butcher.
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Old 02-22-2008, 10:06 AM   #17
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Everyday is like Christmas when you have chickens.
Wednesday they batted five for five. Yesterday I got one..... odd as I've never gotten just one egg in a day's time once they started laying, but I felt they needed a break anyway.
Thirty minutes ago I gathered three warm ones out of one nestbox and had a hen setting in the other nestbox as I was doing so.
Just like opening a present
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