14 October 2011 ~ 22 Comments

Got Eggs?

Eggs really are one of natures perfect foods! Easy to prepare, healthy, and delicious, they are a staple in most households and everyone agrees that eggs, any way you cook them, are just plain good!

In celebration of World Egg Month, the Egg Farmers of Ontario dropped by this morning with a delightful basket of ingredients for me, and this weekend I am going to be whipping up their favourite French Toast Recipe, as well as making my own version! I definitely see cheese incorporated into this – yesterday I visited my favourite cheese shop in Toronto, and I just know I am going to be adding cheese into this recipe somehow! Stay tuned for photos and recipes coming up!

If you read my Facebook page you already know that I mentioned a fun prize giveaway happening as well! The Egg Famers of Ontario have provided me with a $50.00 Gift Card for Chez Cora! Yeah, I know – I am eggcited too! πŸ˜‰ Β To be entered to win, all you have to do is share a “Fun Fact” from www.eggfarmersofontario.ca on my blog (leave a comment after this post) I will randomly select a winner and you’ll be dining at Chez Cora! Nice prize πŸ™‚ You have only one week to enter. So again, in an egg-shell (get it, egg-shell?) go to:Β www.eggfarmersofontario.ca and post an *egg fact* comment below!

I will draw from the comments for Β a winner next week (Friday October 21st)

So, whatcha waiting for? Get cracking! πŸ˜€



UPDATE: Winner is: Jody Poljanski!!!!!! Congratulations Jody!!!

22 Responses to “Got Eggs?”

  1. Catherine Robertson 14 October 2011 at 1:38 pm Permalink

    Please remember: All comments will need to be moderated, so please be patient with me! I’m a one-woman show here folks πŸ˜‰

  2. Jacqueline Martin 14 October 2011 at 1:44 pm Permalink

    Eggs give us brainpower. Choline, a substance found in egg yolks, stimulates brain development and function.
    I found out some facts about eggs that I did not know – great website!

  3. Cat 14 October 2011 at 2:04 pm Permalink

    I love this tip: never use a fresh egg when you want a hard boiled egg. Wait a week, it makes it much easier to peel the shell off!!

  4. Suzanne Gowland 14 October 2011 at 2:16 pm Permalink

    I did not know that 6 minutes of simmering produces the best soft-boiled egg…
    Lots of interesting facts there!

  5. Jody Poljanski 14 October 2011 at 2:19 pm Permalink

    One large egg contains just 5 grams of fat and only 70 calories!!

  6. Julie 14 October 2011 at 2:23 pm Permalink

    Hard-boiled eggs are good for about one week if kept in the shell and refrigerated. If unshelled, they are good for 4 or 5 days.What an EGGcellent site!!

  7. Tracy 14 October 2011 at 3:18 pm Permalink

    I love that organic eggs and other eggs have the same nutritional value but the hens are healthier! No preservative for those ladies!

  8. Darleen 14 October 2011 at 4:26 pm Permalink

    Well other than that the egg website is very cool coding and graphics πŸ™‚

    I learned about what makes an egg organic, and that the farm must be chemical free for 3 years before even being considered.

  9. Sandra 14 October 2011 at 4:42 pm Permalink

    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. A fresh egg will sink in water, a stale one will float.

  10. Esther 14 October 2011 at 11:57 pm Permalink

    I had no idea we could freeze an egg…
    Eggs can be frozen, but not in their shells.

  11. megan newbury 18 October 2011 at 6:47 pm Permalink

    an organic egg is laid by a hen that was raised on chemical free feed! πŸ™‚

  12. Michelle Wood 18 October 2011 at 7:03 pm Permalink

    Eggs provide lasting energy and keep you feeling full longer!!! AWESOME

  13. Marsha Howie 18 October 2011 at 7:11 pm Permalink

    In Ontario, most free-range chicken farmers have chosen to feed their chickens organic feed. Personally I buy only free-range eggs!

  14. Dee Latta 18 October 2011 at 7:41 pm Permalink

    I always crack an egg into my whipped/mashed potatoes. I also throw in some minced garlic, a little light sour cream, or herb & garlic cream cheese & skim milk. Without the egg, leftover mashed potatoes will turn into a pretty solid mass, and when you want to reheat them, you pretty much need to mash them all over again. With the egg, this does not happen – they are as creamy as the day you made them!!

  15. shanon kelly 18 October 2011 at 8:09 pm Permalink

    The shell of an egg has about 10,000 tiny pores that allow gases in and out. Eggs should be stored in their carton in the refrigerator to prevent the absorption of odours from strong-smelling foods through the pores in their shells

  16. Dee Latta 18 October 2011 at 8:17 pm Permalink

    Hens need 10 times the amount of protein than an average man!! I also did not realize that feeding hens CORN is what causes the yolks to be so yellow!! Not sure why, but I like them better when they are very yellow!!

  17. Erica T 18 October 2011 at 8:38 pm Permalink

    How to tell if an egg is raw or hard-cooked without cracking it open.
    Place the egg on its side and give it a spin with your fingers. A hard-cooked egg will spin smoothly and rapidly. A raw egg will wobble and spin slowly because the liquid centre will prevent the egg from building momentum to keep it turning. EGGciting facts, great teaching tool!!

  18. Carrie G. 20 October 2011 at 9:05 am Permalink

    How to tell if an egg has gone bad: drop it into some bowl of water, if it lays flat it’s good, if it bob’s to the surface it’s a bad egg.

  19. Elaine Heeringa 20 October 2011 at 8:35 pm Permalink

    I was impressed with all of the info on the site, and discovered that you can freeze eggs!! I had no clue you could do that, they even explain how to freeze whole, or just whites.

  20. Katie S 21 October 2011 at 2:36 pm Permalink

    I love how good eggs are for you. Low in fat, high in brainpower boosting!

  21. Julia 21 October 2011 at 2:42 pm Permalink

    I didn’t know that when a hen first starts laying eggs they will be a litle bit smaller – but they will get bigger as she gets older.

  22. Jay Hendershot 21 October 2011 at 2:43 pm Permalink

    The protein in eggs can help you lose weight by controlling the rate at which your body absorbs calories. When comparing an egg based and a bagel based breakfast that contain the same number of calories, those who ate the egg breakfast consumed 163 less calories at lunch, felt less hungry and ate 418 less calories over a 24 hour period.

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