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The Twelve Days of Christmas WAIWL Style - Day :6

By Advsinwtloss @advsinwtloss
On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me... Eggs. That's an easy one.
Note: there are all kinds of eggs like fish eggs but I'm talking about bird eggs because the song lyric is "Six Geese a laying"
Eggs are the on again off again healthy food. There are of course many different kinds of eggs. Humans eat mostly chicken eggs, but according to Wikipedia:
Bird eggs are a common food and one of the most versatile ingredients used in cooking. They are important in many branches of the modern food industry. The most commonly used bird eggs are those from the chicken. Duck and goose eggs, and smaller eggs, such as quail eggs, are occasionally used as a gourmet ingredient, as are the largest bird eggs, from ostriches. Gull eggs are considered a delicacy in England, as well as in some Scandinavian countries, particularly in Norway. In some African countries, guineafowl eggs are commonly seen in marketplaces, especially in the spring of each year. Pheasant eggs and emu eggs are perfectly edible, but less widely available. Sometimes they are obtainable from farmers, poulterers, or luxury grocery stores. Most wild birds’ eggs are protected by laws in many countries, which prohibit collecting or selling them, or permit these only during specific periods of the year.
 My favorite way of making eggs is Eggs Benedict. It's a bit hard on points, but I love it. The origins of Eggs Benedict are unknown. There are conflicting reports as to where they come from. According to Wikipedia, there a three different stories. Although they may conflict, they all have something in common, they all have something to do with my home state and current home, New York State.
The components of Eggs Benedict are:
  • Poached eggs- poaching is boiling the white and yolk in water.  I like my centers runny.
  • English muffins - a common leavened bread and breakfast food in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States
  • Ham. - An alternative to the ham is Canadian Bacon, which is basically the same consistency of ham. It comes from the back of the pig and is known as "Back bacon" in Canada. Traditional ham comes from the leg of the pig.
  • Hollandaise sauce - a combination of  butter and yolk usually seasoned with lemon. It is also very good on Salmon.

I also enjoy deviled eggs. All you need is a hard boiled egg,  Remove the shells, cut it in two, scoop out the yolk, mix the yolk with mayonnaise and put it back in the the halves of the egg. Yum.
For more information about chicken eggs, here is a link to the "Official site" of the egg.
Eggs are not only for eating. The shells have many alternative uses. Easter is a holiday when eggs are traditionally decorated. Eggs can of course be blown out. This is when you poke a hole in the egg  with a pin on both sides, near the top and bottom, and you literally blow the yolk and white out of the egg. You can then rinse the egg and decorate it. More alternatives to recycling your egg shells are here.
Egg shells can also be used in Fashion
Of course there are non-egg eggs. Like Faberge Eggs and I'd be remiss if I didn't mention a local landmark, The Egg Performing Arts Center
I've been three concerts there and it's a great venue. There even is a song by "They Might Be Giants" devoted to it

There ya go, all about eggs. You're a good egg for reading this. You do of course know that reading this will just egg me on to write more;)

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