1. I am such an egg snob — I generally won’t eat them unless they are local & I know the source [meaning, know how the chickens are cared for]. Flavor has definitely become a by-product of my original reason [the egg/chicken industry]. Fresh eggs are SO MUCH MORE FLAVORFUL — there is no comparison — I had no idea. I am also on the lookout for local eggs here in Flagstaff. My SLC egg lady was so cute. She LOVES her chickens, feeds them flax seeds because they think it’s candy & has a couple of the coolest chickens that lay “blue” eggs.

  2. I haven’t invested in a food scale but will probably do so eventually. I know a lot of bloggers use them and they seem to be pretty beneficial, especially for baking – which I love.

    Hope you have a great Wednesday!

  3. I, too, am an egg snob. I haven’t purchased factory eggs in over a year. I can get them year-round at my Farmers Market here, for $4.50/dz. I stock up during the winter when our market runs less frequently. (have been told they will last 2 mos in fridge). My favorites are from a family farm, where one of the sons “runs” the egg business. He’s probably about 12 now, and I like supporting his interest and effort in the family farm. Out of curiousity, how does $4.50/dz compare to what others pay?

    As for a kitchen scale… I have this one: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001N07KUE/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B0013IDHTO&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0CYWP67CB8FR132YAMJ1

    and love it. It’s worked well for me. It has an auto shut-off feature, but it’s like 2 minutes or something. Others tend to auto shut-off around 30 secs of non-use. That can be really frustrating when you are fiddling around trying to weigh different ingredients. I use it for baking and just regular ‘ol cooking, too.


    • Thanks for the scale advice, I will definitely take a look at that one.
      The Faith Mission Home eggs, which are from another part of VA, run $3.30-$3.60 depending on the store and the Polly Face are $4.99. I can’t remember exactly but I think farmer’s market eggs are right in that range too, $3.50-$5.

  4. You sure looked FAST on your run!!

    I have an EatSmart scale and love it for it’s durability and functions. It was super cheap too. Try amazon.

  5. My husband thinks I’m crazy when I tell him that eggs taste differently – someday I hope to convince him that they do and that local = better.
    I use a food scale, although mine is currently out of batteries 🙁
    Mine is Taylor brand, I picked it up a few years ago at BBB for $20 or so. I really like having one.

  6. Lehua

    It’s funny…I know I am very picky about certain things I eat, but when you posted that question I couldn’t think of a single thing. I plan to ask Graham when he gets home because I know I often send him to the store for my favorite foods, and when he comes home with a generic version or a slightly bruised product I let him know it!

    As for the food scale. I’ve use a Martha Stewart brand scale that I bought from Macys.com I believe. It was on sale and I think I got free shipping, so I didn’t mind the M.S. label. It has great functions, can weigh up to 11lbs, is super compact and it has been sturdy and going strong for almost 3 years. Oh and very easy to clean!

  7. I’ve never thought of myself as a food snob but I may develop it in the future as my food choices are trending greener and healthier. I remember “picking” eggs when I was a kid when we visited family members who kept chickens. I got pecked once and my mother told me the hen pecked me because I was trying to take her babies. I didn’t eat eggs for awhile after that.

  8. Denise

    Egg snob right here and have been for years! People who don’t know the difference, never had a “true, honest to good right out of the chicken” egg! And yes, your right, there is nothing prettier than free range West Virginia eggs.

  9. mary-kate

    you may already know about it, but horse and buggy CSA–http://www.horseandbuggyproduce.com/–is a great source of local, fresh eggs, produce, fish, bread, granola, and goat cheese here in Charlottesville. Their 2011 season is starting up in 2011. You can buy shares for the season or just buy a la carte items. I did a produce share last season and am totally and completely hooked.

    And I also am crazy for local eggs. I honestly didn’t think I’d be able to really tell a difference, but now I find it hard to go back to regular eggs!

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