A Salute to the Egg this Easter Weekend
Eggs are one of the most versatile foods out there. Self-packaged in a thin hard shell, an egg can be scrambled, fried, poached, boiled, baked, deviled, or made into sous-vide. They’re really quite amazing! So we’ve decided to put the spotlight on eggs this month and explore the many different ways they can be used around the house.
On the Menu
Eggs are one of the most inexpensive and most popular sources of protein in the world. Every country includes the egg in its culinary delights. From the breakfast burrito, to the frittata to the classic omelet or quiche. Get crackin’ and try a new recipe today!
In the Garden
Eggshells add calcium to the soil, which helps plants build cell walls and grow faster. So, toss them into your compost. Alternately, add crumbled eggshells into the bottoms of planting holes in the spring. Crushed eggshells can also be used in the garden to fight off pests.
Gently scrub a little egg white onto the dirty leather of shoes and purses, and wipe off with a damp cloth. The egg will form a protective base on the leather, and make it shine. (For leather furniture, follow manufacturers’ cleaning directions.)
DIY Hair Product
Raw eggs make a great moisturizer for hair. Simply whisk together the yolk and egg white and apply about ½ cup to clean damp hair. Distribute evenly and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse with cool water, and shampoo as usual.
Chocolate Egg Treats
Cadbury.com reports that the earliest Easter eggs were hen or duck eggs decorated at home in bright colours with vegetable dye and charcoal. It wasn’t until the early 19th century that chocolate Easter eggs were first made. Today, Easter eggs come in many different sizes and styles…from cream-filled eggs to hollow and everything in-between!
Interesting Note: To remove egg stains, scrape off excess egg from clothes or fabric with a spatula or flat-bladed knife. Soak the fabric in cold water and detergent for at least 30 minutes or overnight. Wash cold or warm water. If any stain remains, soak and wash the fabric again.
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