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Winter eggs versus spring eggs

Wow, thanks everyone -- I had no idea you could keep chickens in NY. Learn something new all the time!

So the difference in color (of the yolk) and nutrients definitely makes sense, but it sounds like maybe this is a case of legend --or maybe we misunderstood what she was saying.

We got a little unexpected bonus of extra eggs this week-- I'm really going to miss them over the winter!

Nov 13, 2010
mehunt in Home Cooking

Winter eggs versus spring eggs

I've had this question in the back of my mind for a while since we got a few lovely pastured eggs from someone raising chickens last winter. She said to my husband, "Now, these are winter eggs so you have to use them differently from spring eggs."

Unfortunately he was in a hurry and didn't get any details on the difference. So now I'm wondering, does anyone know what is different about the cooking of a winter egg versus a spring egg?

I presume because the hens tend to lay fewer eggs in the winter and it's generally too cold for them to eat insects and such, that the flavor would be different, but does that also hold true of how they cook up (i.e. how fast, how firm, etc.)?

He got the impression that she meant that there were different recipes for winter eggs than spring eggs (if say you were baking a cake), but would that be true?

I've searched online, but haven't found anything on it. Thanks!

Nov 12, 2010
mehunt in Home Cooking

Where can I buy curing salts?

FYI, I just saw two kinds of dry curing salt at the Village Market in the Ferry Building. In the back of the shop where they have salts, there are bags on the lowest shelf.

Sep 26, 2009
mehunt in San Francisco Bay Area

the best SANDWICH in (San Francisco) period.

Definitely May's Sandwiches on 14th at Market. Once you know the rules about ordering, you'll get a fab sandwich for a fab price! Made with May's loving hands, you WILL get a stack of pastrami that comes up the here, but you MUST tell her which bread first. It's worth it. Plus you get a cookie.

Jun 25, 2007
mehunt in San Francisco Bay Area