Thanksgiving always evokes thoughts of gratitude for family and friends. While preparing our traditional “feast” dishes, I felt a great surge of gratitude for the wonderful eggs we are privileged to share with our guests and utilize in our cooking. Our eggs come from the Springtree Commune – someone from there – most often Toots – brings them to our kitchen every week. They are not all the same size, sometimes they have a fluffy feather clinging to them. The tiny pullet eggs have a distinctive flavor all their own. Oversize eggs sometimes surprise us with an extra yolk. Lately the yolks are a brilliant orange because the hens have been eating papayas. Obviously, these hens are pampered! At any rate, we are indeed grateful to Toots and her flock for their contributions to our lives.
Date: November 25, 2010