These were a gift today. 2 dozen farm fresh eggs from a friend with 20 chickens.
I’ve been saving egg cartons for her and was finally able to deliver them and in exchange I got 2 dozen fresh eggs. They were so fresh they still were carrying remnants of the henhouse on them. I am already dreaming of the ways I will enjoy them….hardboiled as snacks, scrambled with vegetables, frittata, souffle, in tuna salad….Eggs are a great source of protein and farm fresh eggs carry a much higher percentage of Omega 3 than the store bought eggs. I would soooo have backyard chickens if it wasn’t for this
So for now I rely on my friend to feed my love of farm fresh eggs. The yolks are a beautiful dark orange color and the flavor is about 100 times more than other eggs. Feeding our bodies food in it’s natural state is one of the healthiest things we can do, both physically and emotionally. It takes much less work for our systems to process real, whole food as close to it’s natural state as possible. Psychologically, simple foods are a way of reminding ourselves of our humanity, our “real” self. Much of our time is spent far from where our food actually comes from or is produced. We basically are in a long distance relationship with our food in todays world. Luckily now even people who live in the city can have backyard chickens and enjoy eggs straight out of the hen. The simplicity of enjoying real food combats so much of the artificial aspects of our world today. There is no packaging, no sales pitch, no flavors, colors, or additives, no advertisements, no technology, gimmicks or tricks. Receiving the gift of these beautiful brown eggs, still covered in bits of golden straw, immediately relaxed me and brought me back down to a simpler level. I was reminded of how perfect food can be in it’s natural state. And when we nourish our bodies with those foods, we also become more whole and naturally complete.
What are some of your favorite ways to prepare eggs?