Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sunday Morning Eggs!!

While I was driving back from the barn where we keep out horse, I noticed that a young boy had set up a stand and was selling something. As I approached I thought it was a bit chilly for lemonade so early in the morning, but as I got closer I saw he was selling EGGS! As I pulled up I could see a big smile on his face so now I new I am buying more eggs than I need!  Yes, I bought two cartons. He told me that they were organic, free range and he had washed them already too! I took his word for it and headed home.
Upon opening the box of eggs I was immediately taken with the lovely array of colors! Of course I thought what great paint colors these would be! Then I thought, I want a chicken coop!  I have been toying with the idea for a year now and I finally have my husband warming up to the thought. Besides, we live in a 200year old farmhouse titled "Holland Brook Farm" since the 1780’s!  So, I have gathered up several ideas for coops and thought if Brooke Gianetti (Velvet and Linen) can raise chickens with her hectic lifestyle then it should be a no problem for me! At least I hope!! I am inspired and will come up plans in the next few weeks and will be happy to share the project once competed, but for now I need to find the one I love!

The carton that started it all!!!

The Riley House Build

Blue Between

Community Chickens

Bird Pavillions

Frederik Roije

Vignette Design

Bird Pavillions

Life of an Architect

From  "An Affair With a House", Bunny William's coop, I think this is what I am leaning towards!!

Ameraucana chicken, these lay lovely blue eggs!!

They are hardy in cold weather so they are the chicken for me!!

The little Ameraucana chick, who could resist!!

Gorgeous, I want to paint him!!!

Preheat oven to 325. Beat egg with egg yolks with whisk until light and fluffy add maple syrup and whisk again.
Heat Cream until it simmers then add brandy. SLOWLY temper the cream with  he eggs , very slowly whisk in ! We don want scramble eggs! When combines pour mixture into a small pie dish or ramekins and place in a baking pan with hot water that fills half way up the side(/Water Bath). Bake for 40 minutes and cool, you may then sprinkle maple sugar or castor sugar on top , and if you are lucky to have a  torch , lightly brown the sugar on top for a crispy finish!! Enjoy!

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