I dream of having wandering chickens in my garden one day, pecking away at the garden slugs, snails and bugs- natures pest control. The landlord of the house that I am moving into has given me permission to dig up and grow things, but he wasn't quite sure of granting us permission for keeping chickens. The house is on the corner of a busy road that leads to the motorway, so I don't know if it would be a good idea anyway.
Right now though I give you full permission to laugh out loud at me. I have no chickadees, and no chicken coop, but what I do have is a egg house. Yes you read right an 'egg house'. I saw this stylish wooden egg house, otherwise known as an egg holder - ooh maybe eight years ago in the now closed Woolworths. I think it cost me £4.99 and holds 18 eggs. It conjured up memories of High School. I remember making an egg rack and a bookshelf in Woodwork. I was quite proud of them both.
I have also taken quite a liking to those ceramic ones that a shaped like a hen, but I don't trust my husbands clumsy hands. He has been known to drop and smash things, by accident of course.
I know some people put their eggs in the fridge, I prefer to put them keep them out of the fridge, so that they are always at room temperature. I can't always afford organic, but the eggs always, always have to be free-range.
Here a couple of egg based recipes from my blog in 2009. The Vegetarian Scotch Egg and Baked Mexican Eggs in Tortilla Cups. By the way, what kind of egg holders do you have in your kitchen?