Eggs!

Eggs are a great way to start the day and there is nothing better than fresh eggs!

To test for freshness, put your eggs in a bowl of water. Fresh eggs will sink right to the bottom, older eggs will hover or float. This is due to the size of the air pocket in an egg, as it gets older the air pocket gets bigger!

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I could eat eggs for every meal of the day– and sometimes do. There are so many options.

Eggs Benedict!

Start out making Hollindaise Sauce. My recipe is a little thicker but lighter than traditional sauce- give it a try if you want the taste without all the guilt.

Ingredients

1 tbsn flour

1 1/3 tbsn margarine

2 eggs

1 cup plain yogurt

1/4 tsp salt

1 dash white pepper

1 1/2 tsp lemon juice

1/4 tsp dijon mustard

Procedure

  1. In a 1 ltr glass measure, melt margarine in microwave- on high for 20-30 seconds
  2. Add flour and stir.
  3. Add eggs and mix well
  4. Gradually add yogurt, stirring until blended.
  5. Add salt and white pepper
  6. Microwave on high for 3 minutes, stirring after each minute
  7. Stir in the remaining ingredients.

Once the Hollandaise is complete., Prepare the eggs however you like, poached is typical but in my version I use fried. Make sure to leave the yolks runny! Eggs Benedict typically uses Canadian Back Bacon and an English Muffin to finish it off.

Mmmm…

Asparagus Omelette

Ingredients:

Procedure:

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the asparagus, mushrooms and onions.
  3. cook and stir until the asparagus is fairly soft, about 4 minutes.
  4. Whisk together the eggs and milk in a small bowl.
  5. pour over the sauteed vegetables and reduce the heat to medium.
  6. While the omelet cooks, lift the edge to allow the uncooked egg to flow underneath.
  7. When most of the egg is cooked, sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the top.
  8. Allow the cheese to melt slightly, then fold in half and serve.

 

Where to buy in Durham Region

Eggs Found Family Farm, Svetec Farms, The Egg Shack, White Feather Country Store
Pork (Bacon) Clark Meats, Found Family Farm, Hy-Hope Farm, Willowtree Farm  Inc.,
Asparagus Algoma Orchards, Brooks FarmC. Bruni & Sons Farms, Cooper CSA Farm, Country Market Garden Centre, Forsythe Family Farms, Hy-Hope Farm, Link Greenhouses, Linton’s Farm Market, Pistritto’s Farms & Greenhouses, Price’s Country Market & Greenhouses, Puckrin’s Farm Market, Stroud Farms, Twinkle Berry Farm, Watson Farms Ltd., White Feather Country Store, Whittamore’s Farm, Zephyr Organics
Tomatoes Algoma Orchards, Brooks Farm, C. Bruni & Sons Farms, Cooper CSA Farm, Country Market Garden Centre, Forsythe Family Farms 2009 Inc, Hy-Hope Farm, Link Greenhouses, Linton’s Farm Market, Manns Sweet Corn, Pistritto’s Farm & Greenhouses, Price’s Country Market & GreenhousePuckrin’s Farm Market, Stapleton Farms, Stroud Farms, Twinkle Berry Farms, Watson Farms Ltd., White Feather Country Store, Whittamore’s Farm, Willowtree Farm  Inc., Zephyr Organics
Onions C. Bruni & Sons Farms, Cooper CSA Farm, Hy-Hope Farm, Linton’s Farm Market, Stroud Farms, Zephyr Organics
Cheese Archibald Orchards & Estate Winery, Stroud Farms, Svetec Farms, The Egg Shack, Watson Farms Ltd, White Feather Country Store,