Thursday, March 22, 2012

A Great Country Breakfast!

 Farm Fresh Eggs

My 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.

 These are a few of our "girls" plus one of our roosters eating their own country breakfast!

 We get quite a variety of color- even a few blue/green colored eggs.

We also get a variety of sizes! I can't even close the lid on this egg carton!

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. 

 Check out the color of these fresh country egg yolks from our wonderful laying hens!

 Turkey bacon is the best ever and I do pat the excess grease off before serving.

 And here are those yummy mustard greens steamed and ready to serve.


 WALLAH!  Breakfast is served!


  1. Wow! looks yummy. We did the Wrightwood food co-op last year and it is wonderful. Just couldnt spare the time to go and too much food for just the two of us. Love to take some of your extra eggs off your hands though.

  2. Nothing like fresh eggs! Great pics. Not so sure about the bacon. Gotta watch Hungry for Change. I'm blogging about it later today.

  3. Ah yes...Cindy...we haven't eaten pork bacon in years but got used to turkey bacon for awhile...decided to quit eating it as well because of the process that is used to make almost all bacon...then we found some that we had frozen when cleaning out the freezer recently...couldn't resist eating just a little bit...besides it looks nice on the breakfast plate! So yes, we would agree with you and plan to watch Hungry for Change right away. thanks for the comment and for blogging about Hungry for Change! Little by little we are making "The Shift"!