The Fresh Egg Cookbook by Jennifer Thompson

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…

 

 

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11 Responses to The Fresh Egg Cookbook by Jennifer Thompson

  1. Brittany P. says:

    Sounds right up my alley right now. Thanks!!!

    • Hi Brittany

      Glad you enjoyed the review, I do think its a awesome choice for everyone that has chickens, we all get to the point in the spring of .. what do I make with these, I have been known to sit and flip though recipe books trying to figure out what uses at least four plus eggs at a time.. What I really liked was that this book has it all in one place.

  2. It has to be said, the sight of a warm, runny egg yolk is a sight to behold.

    • Hi Mickael

      I agree, When you are used to regular store bought eggs, free range or at least birds that get all the house and garden scraps taken to them, along with working in the compost piles picking up bugs and worms the taste of the farm eggs are amazing!

  3. I should pick up a copy of this book! My typical “too many eggs to deal with” recipes are omelets, noodles, and angel food cake. This would be a welcome addition!

  4. Thanks for the kind words about my new book. It was so much fun to write. Please friend me on facebook (Jennifer Trainer THompson) and I’m happy to chat chickens anytime!

  5. Bill says:

    Raising chickens is not only a great way to relax and get back to nature, I think the eggs are much healthier than the ones in stores. I feel sorry for folks who can’t raise backyard chickens because of silly zoning laws and such.

  6. Pingback: Farm Fresh Eggs Recipe | Just another Day on the Farm

  7. Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

    D’you ever have trouble with raptors, like Red Tails and n’such?

  8. Pingback: The Fresh Egg Cookbook by Jennifer Thompson | Just another Day on the Farm

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