A good egg. The best I’ve seen, as a matter of fact.April 12, 2011
My husband would tell you that worry too much. I overreact. I’m a bit of a perfectionist.
I dunno, that’s just how I am. But I’ll admit that sometimes it gets me nowhere. I plan to buy chia seeds because I’ve read how healthy they are. Do I really need another bag of seeds or nuts in the house? Yes. Because these are SO good for me and I’m sure the omega-3′s are good for baby Danny. I wait and wait to finally make a trip to the store that sells ‘em. I consider ordering online, weighing the pros and cons of paying shipping. Etcetera. I finally get them. A whole bag! On sale!
I break out in hives from the chia seeds.
See? All the research and commitment in the world can just turn around on you.
Sometimes my husband is right about chilling out.
Now if you’ve been following my blog for awhile and remember me eating and enjoying chia seeds in the past, you’re right! They were organic, and a different brand. This recipe quickly became a favorite of my 21 Day Detox participants (there’s still time to join us this spring, btw!)
But apparently Bob’s Red Mill chia seeds and I do not get along. Live and learn.
Ok so why am I talking about chia seeds? Well, they fell flat for me this time. Right? The research and everything just didn’t matter.
But now let me tell you a different story. A story about eggs. Oh lordy lordy, these are some eggs.
You see that photo above? That pan has 2 eggs from the grocery store (the most expensive, cage-free, organic, solid gold eggs I could find at Whole Foods.) It also has 1 egg from a local farm.
Can you see the difference?
If you can’t, you need a new monitor. The farm egg on the right is so much more orange and full of nutrients. And it tasted a lot different too, I’ll have you know! So…full bodied, if I can borrow that phrase for eggs (?)
The color and nutritional difference comes from what the chickens eat. A truly free-range bird will eat everything…like grass, bugs, whatever’s out there. Sounds icky but that’s what they are supposed to do. And this is what eggs are supposed to be like.
This is a case where doing some research paid the heck off.
As I’ve mentioned before, I’m getting meat and eggs from a local buying club now. This is quality you simply cannot get in a store, so I totally encourage you to do some investigating, find the people in your community who are into this stuff, and hook up with them. Here’s a tip: If you can find someone really into the Weston A. Price Foundation, they’ll know what to do.
And at the very least, sign up for your spring CSA shares! I’m so happy the yoga studio on my block is the pickup location for mine. Do your research, it’s worth it! Start here: LocalHarvest.org.
No CSA I’ve ever heard of causes hives, at least
Where do you get your eggs?