Farm Fresh EggsMy friend Collette, invited me to buy her yummy organic veggie basket from the Wrightwood Food Coop last Friday so I could check out what they have to offer every couple of weeks...there were so many yummy things in the basket plus I got to choose some extras! There were other vendors there as well so I picked up a bunch of Swiss Chard and Mustard Greens etc. I love omelets with spinach and other fresh steamed veggies in them so I thought I'd steam the mustard greens and fix a little different country breakfast this time...WOW! Who ever heard of mustard greens with breakfast! ...Delish! So here's a few photos of the steps in this country breakfast beginning with going out collecting fresh eggs from our wonderful laying hens.
Interesting Information About Eggs!
- To test an egg for freshness, put it in a bowl full of water. If it sinks, it's fresh; if it stands on its nose, it is about 2-3 weeks old; if it bobs to the top, throw it out.
- Can't remember if an egg is fresh or hard-boiled? Just spin the egg. If it wobbles, it's raw. If it spins easily, it's hard-boiled.
- Eggs contain all the essential protein, minerals and vitamins, except Vitamin C.
- Egg yolks are one of the few foods that naturally contain Vitamin D.
- Eggs contain choline, which is necessary for healthy cell membranes in the body. Choline stimulates brain development and function, and helps in preserving memory.
- Eggs contain lutein which helps prevent age-related cataracts. Eggs contain more lutein than spinach and other green vegetables.