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Old 23.09.2011, 19:39
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Re: Probably the best eggs you are ever likely to eat.

Sometimes the 'antiquated' production methods so often criticised here have their + points, Ja?
From my neighbour I even buy veal - something I'd have never ever done before.
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Old 23.09.2011, 21:26
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Can you get Duck eggs? No really . . I`m serious!
sorry, no can do (but don't suggest it to my wife please)

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Make it a Thursday, so we can have a few drinks together (and some of us who enjoy your posts and would like to meet you in person can actually do so)

Back on topic: Grumpy, the bagel was delicious, thanks. When you have more eggs from your farm I'll buy some, and I can even offer a special "arguing in Italian" performance. Paging Venice...
Hmmmm. Can I film it this time? That was the sexiest thing I have heard in ages.... ok, 2 or 3 days.

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Seeing your photos made me feel so nostalgic - we kept free-range chickens in our large UK garden, totally free-range, and they followed me everywhere. Amazing how they have totally different 'personalities' too.
We have plenty of space here, and it it so tempting, but as we travel a lot, and have so many foxes, badgers, polecats and beech + pine martens- it would be a constant fight. The taste of hens that feed on all sorts of kritters and fresh grass is just out of this world.
My colleagues used to fight for them!
It really is a difficult balance to judge.... ours are completely free range, we do what we can to protect them and keep them safely locked in at night and during the day they do tend to follow the horses around for protection but every now and then we do lose one or 2 to eagles, hawks and martins during the day and foxes at night. Just a few months back a fox broke into their night house, in the morning I found 13 missing and about 5 with their heads ripped off. Only 3 managed to escape by flying up into the hay loft. Two weeks ago we found one, probably attacked by a martin, with some horific injuries and I had to put her out of her misery. You learn utmost respect and love for your animals when you have to kill them.

But the balance is they have an amazing life, a thousand times happier than the supermarket 9 chuf chooks and those that have to supply eggs for folk whos only measure of quality is how cheap they are.

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Great pictures. There are free range and free range. Yours are what one always hopes to find. Outside Switzerland one may not be so lucky.
If ever up your way will be sure to call by.
I am so happy to see your post, as the first time this year visiting my husband paid 75 rapen each for 6 eggs, was amazed when cooking them.
The good quality eggs in Switzerland I have not had for many many years/decades, almost had to relearn how to cook such good quality eggs.

Hope you do well and have great success in your farming techniques
Thanks, come and see us at the market anytime, if you (or anyone) would like to visit the farm, get in touch.

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Old 23.09.2011, 21:37
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Re: Probably the best eggs you are ever likely to eat.

I discovered free-range chickens in my OH's family in Portugal. My son and I learned how to know if an egg has been fertilsed (by looking through it under a strong light) and we were even lucky enough to assist to a hatching.

They have 2 kind of hens there: small white ones who make delicious eggs, and huge orange ones to eat.

It's indeed totally true that eggs laid by hens who can run free and eat nutritious food are partucularly good!
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Old 24.09.2011, 10:07
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Re: Probably the best eggs you are ever likely to eat.

Great news - will have to venture out that way again soon.

Just let me know when the Red Leicester is back in town, so I can make a truly awesome omelette again.

Btw, if I may say so, GG, your chicken coop/workshop is a bit of a mess
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Old 24.09.2011, 10:55
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Great news - will have to venture out that way again soon.

Just let me know when the Red Leicester is back in town, so I can make a truly awesome omelette again.

Btw, if I may say so, GG, your chicken coop/workshop is a bit of a mess
Thank you. My workshop and horse feed store was in the middle of a big tidy up that day and Spike the cat who had previously made an impromptu bed from an old horse blanket balanced on some feed sacks was not impressed with the procedure.

I've brought in 30 more eggs this morning laid over the last 2 days so very, very fresh.
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Old 24.09.2011, 10:57
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Re: Probably the best eggs you are ever likely to eat.

Opening hours please!
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Old 24.09.2011, 11:19
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Opening hours please!
We are open from 10-8 Mon-Thurs and 8-8 Fri & Sat.... yes, that's open until 8pm every night. But the bar stays open much much later
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Re: Probably the best eggs you are ever likely to eat.

Can definitely recommend the eggs, I've never tasted any better or fresher!
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Make it a Thursday, so we can have a few drinks together (and some of us who enjoy your posts and would like to meet you in person can actually do so)
LOL Id love to, it will have to be after I come back from Peru though
I am afraid I might also attract people who do not like my posts that much LOL OIll Pm you!
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Old 24.09.2011, 13:09
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Mmmm... proper free range eggs, from a small flock, free in spirit, guarded by ferocious horses - none of this industrial 'free range' nonsense from a flock of 500 huddled in a barn because there aren't any bugs left to eat in their barren, dusty run.

We had avgolemono soup last night, made with Mr Grapefruit's eggs. It was so delicious, you could almost hear the bleating of goats and the chanting of Orthodox priests...

I'd recommend them to anyone who thinks that eggs is eggs. Eat and be enlightened!
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Old 24.09.2011, 13:20
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Re: Probably the best eggs you are ever likely to eat.

So tempted to do a day trip to Zurich just for the Viadukt
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Old 28.09.2011, 14:52
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Fresh delivery of eggs just in at the market, laid over the last 2 days


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So tempted to do a day trip to Zurich just for the Viadukt
Shall I bring some to Geneva on Saturday? Smoked Caerphilly omelette for breakfast Sunday.....
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Old 28.09.2011, 15:07
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Fresh delivery of eggs just in at the market, laid over the last 2 days




Shall I bring some to Geneva on Saturday? Smoked Caerphilly omelette for breakfast Sunday.....
You do ask pointless questions you know that? :P
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Fresh delivery of eggs just in at the market, laid over the last 2 days




Shall I bring some to Geneva on Saturday? Smoked Caerphilly omelette for breakfast Sunday.....
If you bring some to Morges on Saturday we'll have some. A dozen would be good but will be happy to get any.

We're aiming for the 10.37 train so should be in Morges at for 11.18 but we'll probably be on the later one as my little dormouse doesn't like getting up too early at the weekends. (mind you he gets the bus at 6.50 most days so I don't really blame him.) That should give them plenty of time to inspect and drool over all the lovely cars.
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Old 28.09.2011, 17:10
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Eggs by post? Hmmmm... I might have to think about that one.
If this work out , I take a dozened .Send it by air mail to Canada
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Old 28.09.2011, 17:17
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Re: Probably the best eggs you are ever likely to eat.

I cracked a couple of eggs on a plate this morning prior to frying them for my breakfast: not only were the yolks standing proud and deep orange, but the white was also firm and thick - no liquidy puddle from those eggs.

I'd like to take it one step further though and have eggs from the one Hen, to compare and contrast. There aren't enough foodie nerd pathways to explore in life

Hey, I've a joke for you but can't remember the punchline:

Q: Why don't cockerels have hands?
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Re: Probably the best eggs you are ever likely to eat.

Just had a coddled grumpyegg for breakfast with a bit of left over poached salmon. Truly excellent with sunset red yolks and great, deep flavour. Recommended.
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Old 05.10.2011, 14:35
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I am in absolutely no doubt that Grumpy's hens' eggs are la crème de la crème, but how can I get my hands on some?!
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Grumpy's hens' eggs are la crème de la crème,
Creme Eggs? Now you're talking.
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I am in absolutely no doubt that Grumpy's hens' eggs are la crème de la crème, but how can I get my hands on some?!
They're at the Viaduct but I'd PM ahead - I nabbed the last four and there was competition for those at that.
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