I have always had trouble peeling boiled eggs. No matter what method I tried I could not do it. Every egg I peeled looked .. well .. pitted, mauled, savaged. I never had this problem when I was young but in my impatient adult years I developed some kind of egg peeling condition. But I found a solution. Steam those eggs. It is a completely different process for the egg and makes peeling a breeze.
I am gathering over 18 eggs a day now. So we had enough eggs to make devilled eggs for the teenagers who are gathering here before the winter ball.
This works with old eggs or with the eggs you gathered from your naughty chickens just this afternoon. Misky are you there honey? This one is for you.
Bring your eggs to room temperature.
Use a pot with a tight fitting lid, I also place a folded tea towel on top to keep as much steam in as possible. This is a fire hazard so I hope you have a better lid that I do. Once the water comes to the boil, turn the heat down then lightly steam the eggs for 10, 15 or twenty minutes. Depending on how well you want your eggs done.
After you try this you will never boil an egg again. I promise.
Ok, that was lunch. Did you see the runner on the table, that is a piece of the corrugated iron that will go on the roof of the Coupe, except it will be dark gray. It will also wrap around part of the front of the main building helping to marry the two structures together visually. That should shock the neighbours.
Even though we are raking in the honey, this is so depressing. I am putting it all on the wood stove to heat up slightly so it will pour. I take off the wax and bottle the strained honey marking it ‘not for sale’.. Some is mixed into the animals feeds. The rest is marked for cooking only.
Charlotte and I had a talk about the birds and the bees and she told me not to worry, she is a big pig, she will be fine. And I am to remember; nothing will happen unless she wants it to happen, she chooses to stand still for her temporary husband don’t forget. So I am to stop being such a fragile flower. And anyway it is not as though she is going to have to live over there or anything, I am coming back to get her.
Good morning. It is raining. Time for me to get myself dressed and out there to start the work for the day.
Have a lovely day.