Saturday, April 21, 2012

Round Robin: The Egg Variations

For this week's Round Robin Challenge: Back to the Egg, I asked to see any kind of eggs, or egg-shaped objects. Yes, we just passed Easter, when kids hunted for Easter eggs and adults bought Cadbury Creme Eggs at their grocery checkouts, but that wasn't what I had in mind for my own post. You see, one aspect of this semi-Paleo low carb diet John and I have been following involves buying natural and organic foods for the most part. So aside from Trader Joe's and Whole Foods, John's been going to a farmer's market and also to the University of Arizona's, umm, Meat Sciences Lab. Don't worry: it's not experimental meat!

Anyway, I don't think any of the mostly free-range, cage-free eggs we've bought recently have been white, like the eggs I grew up with. I didn't even know it was possible for a chicken egg to be another color until I was about ten years old, and the semi-retired farmer across the street gave me a brown egg from his favorite chicken, Henrietta. Yes, he really called her that.

But the thing that John got really enthusiastic about was when he bought a dozen eggs from a different old farmer. Inside the rather ordinary carton was a surprising variety of eggs, from golden brown to a very pale blue! He has since bought similar eggs from someone else on a day when the old guy wasn't there.

Another package of eggs we had at the same time is much more uniformly brown. But look! They're monogrammed: EB. Emmett Brown?

Maybe those are experimental foods after all!

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Saturday, April 21, 2012

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