Thursday, 23 August 2012

Hard Boiled Fiction

Are we really to believe the latest hype that eating eggs can be as bad as smoking? 

According to a latest piece of research, egg yolks can further promote the clogging of the arteries.  Another nonsense story from the media based on a  piece of research that included a  select group of people.  1231 to be exact -because folks didn't you know that 1231 is a large enough figure to represent the billions of people worldwide???   Also, the average age of people taking part was 62.  Furthermore, factors that were not taken into account was the exercise, or lack of, these people did or did not do. A diet higher in other saturated fats - fry ups are not based on eggs alone, but for some reason this was not considered, and also alcohol consumption, all of which may also contribute towards a build-up of plaque.

Anyway, enough of the science bit - in short, I love eggs and don't like having them bad mouthed! They are cheap (if you know where to look), extremely versatile - where would our country be without the egg and spoon race, not to mention the various uses in homemade beauty products.  They are a good source of protein, and think of the limitless functions they provide for every cook/baker.

My youngest is a very faddy eater but eggs in the form of boiled, scrambled and the old family favourite 'chucky egg', she will wolf down.  Here is the recipe of her favourite scrambled egg which is so easy to make that if she was big enough to reach the hob I'd let her do it herself.  Fully supervising of course!

Simple Scramble

  • 1 egg per person
  • 1 tbsp of milk per person
  • Knob of butter
  • Spattering of salt) optional
  • Pinch of pepper  )
  • Heat the butter in the pan (I always use my frying pan).
  • Beat together the eggs and milk and pour into pan.
  • Add salt and pepper.
  • Stir continuously to prevent it sticking.
  • When it forms a creamy firm(ish) mass they are done.
  • Serve on toast.

Of course, there are variations and everyone will have their own style to how they like their eggs.  This is the recipe I use when cooking for children.  If it is for adults then I will increase the ingredients.  A simple, very quick breakfast /lunchtime meal and a great introductory recipe to get children into the kitchen.


  1. Mr Scientists explain too me how the cholesterol in the eggs actually gets into our arteries?

    We eat the egg it goes into our digestive system and works it's way through depositing all the goodies we need and taking it's normal route out of our no time does it travel down an artery. The blood system is a closed unit that pumps blood around our bodies and through are hearts, it's cleaned and aerated as it passes through organs, it has it's own cholesterol that our bodies manufacture themselves for repairing us.

    Scientists should stop worrying about natural foods and be more concerned about testing all the manmade concoctions we are being sold and told 'are good for us'.

    We need fat, we need fruit and veg and we need protein, we don't need mad scientists scaring us.

    A good blog post.

    Sue xx

  2. I gave up smoking years ago, I'm not giving up eggs!
    And what Sue said.

    Cheers, Karen near Gympie.

  3. I think eggs have been given a way too negative press. Surely everything in moderation is fine? I have just started using free-range eggs and can't believe the difference, even the colour is better. Nobody will ever come between me and my egg & soldiers!! Your blog is lovely, by the way - Yvonne xx

  4. Bah humbug..a little of what you fancy now and then is is going to stop me feeding my family our eggs..i know eggactly where they came from and what i fed my chickens...we have scrambled eggs for lunch,boiled egg and soldiers for breakfast and hubby has a a fried egg sandwich..egg mayonnaise..ect...until we got our chickens i was guilty of buying cheap the difference is amazing..

  5. Thank you for becoming a follower! So glad to discover your blog. Have you read Felicity Lawrence's books - I think you would find them really interesting. A lot of what is said about eggs is absolute rubbish - you don't hear so much about high fructose corn syrup and the issues surrounding soya do you? Because of course the producers of those are huge international corporations with budgets bigger than most governments!

    Pomona x

  6. Ahh... that old chestnut...

    A fantastic food product - straight from Mother Nature - she's even packaged it in a bio-degradeable wrapper...

    Scientists have too much time on their hands and too much money coming from food and agricultural lobbyists.

  7. I had scrambled eggs just like that this morning ! I kept hens for a couple of years & my neighbours rushed to buy them leaving the money in an honesty box and spare egg boxes for me.

  8. I love eggs. I too am a very faddy eater and eggs are one thing I do like and would not want to give them up in a hurry.
    Why have I never thought of doing eggs in a frying pan like that!
    Lisa x