I get them from Linnton Feed and Seed which is owned by one of my oldest friends in Portland. We went on a study abroad program to Brazil, back in the day. When I last stopped by the feed store, Dan showed me a mug of mine that he has been using to heat up his soup every single day for the past fifteen years. Needless to say, it was somewhat the worse for wear, what with banging around a feed store for so many years. I went home and dug through the archives and found one from the same series:
I gave it to him and he gave me:
These eggs are from our Auracanas, a type of chicken that lays pastel green or blue eggs ( I know they kind of look white in this picture but they are really very pretty in person, as are the chickens)
I like to make frittatas, a kind of Italian omelette with my nice fresh eggs. I didn't take a picture the last time I made one so this is Martha Stewart, not me with the skillet. It's very simple to make a frittata for a quick and easy dinner:
6 eggs, beaten
2-ounce Parmesan, grated
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup leftover cooked potaotes
1/2 cup leftover vegetables (broccoli, or...)
optional~leftover cooked chicken or sausage
1 tablespoon chopped parsley or tarragon leaves
Preheat oven to broil setting.
In medium size bowl, using a fork, blend together eggs, Parmesan, pepper, and salt. Heat 12-inch oven safe saute pan over medium high heat. Add olive oil to pan. Add onion and saute until lightly caramelized. Add potatoes and vegetables and anything else that looks good and heat through. Pour egg mixture into pan and jiggle it around to spread over the vegetables. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until the egg mixture has set on the bottom and begins to set up on top. Place pan into oven and broil for 3 to 4 minutes, until lightly browned and fluffy.
Remove from pan and cut into 4 servings. Serve hot or at room temperature.I find it a very useful method for cleaning out the refrigerator.
And if you can't keep chickens where you live, you can buy this adorable little chick and maybe few of her friends from Rachel at Yarnigans.