I love my chickens for many reasons, getting a few layers was one of the very first things we did when we moved to the farm. Is there anything better then fresh eggs? The chickens do so much more than produce eggs, they are bug patrol, they are light tillers, and they help make wonderful compost for the garden.
Spring and Summer is the time of year that you get an egg flood, and between my older flock of coming two year old, as well as my new up and coming just starting pullet flock of laying hens, I will soon have one to two dozen eggs coming in daily, so just how perfect is it that The Fresh Egg Cookbook arrived at the farm 🙂
This book lightly touches on the current movement of having a few laying hens in cities and towns, and provides interesting tidbits of information on basic chicken care, along with some lovely chicken or egg related photos. All very nicely done, this little book would make a great gift for fellow backyard flock lovers but all said and done, it is a cookbook.
The recipes are excellent, some of them are versions of old standbys that I have cooked for years, it ranges from traditional sauces like Mayonnaise and Hollandaise but also more modern takes on things like Creamy Italian Dressing.
The book breaks down into breakfast, lunchs, suppers and desserts. I would say that at least half the recipes are flavours and combos that most folks would know but that the other half of the recipes will appeal to the foodie crowd, I can’t wait for the right summer time to try Baked Eggs in Tomato’s..
There is one other area that I would like to brag on, I really like deviled eggs, I mean REALLY like them, and this book had a number of different ideas and flavour mixes that I had never heard about before, all family traditions in her neck of the woods, totally new to me.
The first recipe I made was Verna’s Stuffed Eggs, I had to raid my winter greens for the fresh greens, I love that they are cooked with just the water left on them from cleaning them, the quality of the parmesan cheese would certianly affect the end taste in this deviled egg. I just have to warn, I made a half batch and they were gone! Do consider making extra as these will quickly disappear.
So for everyone who has been waiting for those fresh amazing rich spring eggs that are sure to show up at farmer markets, farm gate sales or fresh from your backyard, add this book to your collection and get crack’n…