Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Egg and I

Every Spring is the only spring - a perpetual astonishment - Ellis Peters

Which came first? The chicken or the Egg?

Every - bunny is into eggs this time of year - the symbol of new life, and  a most important element in our Easter celebration. But the best thing about eggs is eating them. 
 The egg is on my top 10 list of favorite foods.

Poached or soft boiled, the creamy whites and bright yellow yolks need only a slight sprinkle of salt and pepper to accent their delicious flavor.

 As soon as the chives poke their tender green shoots 
through the warm soil, 
I know its time to scramble some eggs for lunch. 
Adding the newly green leaves of lemon thyme
 make it better yet.

Egg cups are perfect holders for 
seedlings of chives and cress.
Plant the seeds right in the egg shell.

Of course, you can also use an egg cup for it's intended purpose, to hold and serve your soft boiled egg -  this little knitted chicken will keep it cozy and warm while you butter the toast.

The baskets are ready for the Easter Egg Hunt. 
They wont be empty much longer

The hunters have assembled and are ready to go . . .

With the egg tree in the center, the children's table is set for
 Easter Brunch. Individual egg cups are planted with grass to hold the carrot place tags, and the Peter Rabbit china sits on egg-shaped place mats. That egg hunt has stirred up quite an appetite - lets eat!

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