Wednesday, May 18, 2011

We are Si-a-me-ese if you ple-ease

Sunday after church, as Jeremy was making brunch, he called to me from the kitchen "Honey, I think we're having a baby." 

Come again?

"Yeah, I think we're having twins."

Turns out he had just cracked six eggs into a bowl, and all of them were double-yolked. 

That evening, I used #7 to bind chicken burgers.  One egg.  Two yolks.

Monday morning, I ate #8 and #9 for breakfast.  Both double-yolked.

Tuesday morning, I scrambled up #10 for Natasha.  Kid got two yolks for the price of one.

That emptied the carton (eggs here are sold in tens, not dozens). 

This same phenomenon happened to my sister while she was pregnant with my niece last year.  We teased her the whole time that it was a sign she was having twins.  She didn't have twins, as it turned out.  Those eggs were from Trader Joe's.

My carton of freak eggs were bought here at the hypermarket.  They were a brand that professes to be extra-nutritious.  A brand I had switched to, because the previous, extra-nutritious brand that I was using (called "Extra"), had started to freak me out.  You see, the Extra eggs have extremely, freakishly, orange yolks.  They also taste a lot better than normal eggs.  I have tried in vain to determine what the producers of Extra eggs do to their eggs to make them so tasty.  As I have been unable to figure this out, I will assume it's something really bad and/or dangerous.  The best-tasting stuff is always bad for you.

And that's why we decided to try these other eggs.

Which were probably laid by chickens on steroids.

By the way, part of the reason I am blogging about this is in the hopes that someone out there knows what makes these Russian eggs so tasty.  If you are that someone, please comment and fill me in!


  1. Double-yolked eggs are laid by young chickens, just starting out with their laying. Eggs taste good generally because the chickens are allowed to graze free-range. It makes a huge difference. We bred/raised free-range organic chickens before entering the FS and do I ever miss those fabulous eggs!

  2. Crazy about the double eggs, but you haven't confirmed or denied your "condition." One of my farming friends always made fun of our "pale yellow" yolks. Apparently chickens fed all one thing lay yellow yolks and the more orange the yolk, the more naturally raised the chicken. Like Walmart strawberries vs. backyard picked, homegrown just tastes better.

  3. Ha ha, Coop ... I am definitely not pregnant!

  4. When I was a teenager my family also raised chickens for eggs and I agree with Kate, free range chickens lay eggs with deeper yellow or orange egg yolks, while chickens that never go outside, lay eggs with pale yellow yolks. As mentioned, there's also a huge difference in taste too...


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