Eww!!! A Chicken In My Egg!!

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MimiFix Posted 10 Feb 2014 , 3:22am
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Originally Posted by farmer john 

 

Why don't you just come right out and tell us what you're insinuating?  Because I have no idea who you think I am or why you think it.

 

A city slicker who just popped in to set us straight would not stick around... So take it outside, we've had enough drama around here.

AZCouture Posted 10 Feb 2014 , 3:35am
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AIf I had more land, I'd love to have some chickens. Wouldn't mind having some ducks either. I had those as pets when I was younger, and loved those little guys. Males were always named Henry, and the ladies were always Henrietta.

sixinarow Posted 10 Feb 2014 , 3:39am
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Have any information on allergy-friendly baking, farmer john?

MimiFix Posted 10 Feb 2014 , 3:43am
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Originally Posted by sixinarow 
 

Have any information on allergy-friendly baking, farmer john? ......... ;-D

 

Or vegan recipes, please... :wink:

MBalaska Posted 10 Feb 2014 , 3:53am
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I'm siding with all those happy bakers who spent their hard earned money on grocery store eggs just to wind up with their time wasted, their money down the drain, plus the YUCK factor of having beaks, blood and chicken wings in their nice eggs. 

 

.....clean it all up, buy more eggs, start over again.......

 

so Yes,  "Eww!!! A chicken in my egg!!    You are right ladies.

Annabakescakes Posted 10 Feb 2014 , 4:07am
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A

Original message sent by farmer john

The pen is probably fine, lots of people keep them in pens.  Our chickens free range, but we don't have that many predators to worry about, so we can get away with it here.  

Maybe the bad eggs you got were just a fluke and the rest were ok?  Maybe she saved them up for too long to get all the family members 4 or 5 dozen?  We've have never had eggs go bad, but that could be because our eggs are all fertile, so we refrigerate them right away to prevent the topic of this discussion.  I have found a clutch of eggs that the chickens hid outside the nest boxes that were rather old and many were just air inside as everything evaporated.  We opened some and they were pretty unappetizing.  Give Granny's eggs a try again, maybe they're not so bad after all.  

they have alligators on their property occasionally, it backs up to a swamp. They have to fence them or they wouldn't have any. And that is just how she stores her eggs. They are all fertile, and she gathers them in a basket and sticks it on the porch, sometimes they make it to the pantry, and there is always a basket of them on the counter, like its a decoration. Occasionally they will make it to the fridge. But she gave them to me to get rid of them, not as a gift. I am not that squeamish, i have accidentally left eggs in my trunk for 3 days and still scrambled them for myself and the kids. It was only in the 50-60s outside. Springtime, I think.

Annabakescakes Posted 10 Feb 2014 , 4:08am
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AAnd we are talking storing them for months and months that way.

farmer john Posted 10 Feb 2014 , 4:12am
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Originally Posted by cazza1 
 

I was at my daughters last year after she had had a car accident and decided to clean the fridge for her.  There was a pile of old food, with some going mouldy, but the box of blue eggs took the cake (See keeping it relevant to CC).  "For goodness sake' I said (Not really but you get the drift as what I said was slightly more colorful) when I got to the hospital.  "How long have you had that box of eggs that I threw out.  They've Gone Blue".

 

Ignorant.  You bet.  They are supposed to be blue.  They come from special hens and were only a week old.  And I am not a city slicker and I know exactly where my food comes from but until then I had never heard of blue eggs.

 

That is a really funny story, I'm gonna have to share that one from time to time!  

Claire138 Posted 10 Feb 2014 , 7:05am
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I buy store bought eggs all the time (I live in the city) & although it happens rarely I occasionally come across a blood spot & then throw out the egg bc I'm Jewish. 

I have a garden but don't think my neighbours would be happy if I started keeping chickens although it was funny bc when we moved here from a 5th floor apartment my eldest son (7 at the time) looked out the window to the garden and said wistfully "what a shame I'm allergic to animals - (he's allergic to cats and dogs) - otherwise we could have bought a cow"! 

On another note, Anna you changed your photo! 

enga Posted 10 Feb 2014 , 7:48am
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I think that this thread has gone off it's rails and needs to be stopped because it's going into dangerous territory.

farmer john Posted 10 Feb 2014 , 9:16am
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Originally Posted by Claire138 
 

I buy store bought eggs all the time (I live in the city) & although it happens rarely I occasionally come across a blood spot & then throw out the egg bc I'm Jewish.

 

 

OMG! JWinslow intentionally made me out to sound like an anti-Semite, simply because I omitted to cover every single base by bringing religion into a discussion about, wait for it.....eggs and cakes.  (That was for you AZ!)  The truth is that nobody mentioned it, so it wasn't on the table.  I could say a lot of sarcastic things here, but my guess is that as soon as I use sarcasm and the word Jew, I'll get blasted before anyone reads the end of my post, which is, I am Jewish.  Obviously I don't keep kosher, but I am a Jew nonetheless.  So unless I have figured out a way to be an anti-Semitic Jew, you can pretty much see how ludicrous the defamation has been here.  

 

So take your absurd assumptions about me elsewhere.  If it's not about cakes (which I have never really cared about until today) then I don't want to talk about it any more!  Any more shenanigans from you guys and I assume the thread will be locked anyway.  So before you ruin it for everyone, grow up and talk about some cakes....or eggs.  (That was for you again:-)

Claire138 Posted 10 Feb 2014 , 9:40am
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Originally Posted by farmer john 
 

 

OMG! JWinslow intentionally made me out to sound like an anti-Semite, simply because I omitted to cover every single base by bringing religion into a discussion about, wait for it.....eggs and cakes.  (That was for you AZ!)  The truth is that nobody mentioned it, so it wasn't on the table.  I could say a lot of sarcastic things here, but my guess is that as soon as I use sarcasm and the word Jew, I'll get blasted before anyone reads the end of my post, which is, I am Jewish.  Obviously I don't keep kosher, but I am a Jew nonetheless.  So unless I have figured out a way to be an anti-Semitic Jew, you can pretty much see how ludicrous the defamation has been here.  

 

So take your absurd assumptions about me elsewhere.  If it's not about cakes (which I have never really cared about until today) then I don't want to talk about it any more!  Any more shenanigans from you guys and I assume the thread will be locked anyway.  So before you ruin it for everyone, grow up and talk about some cakes....or eggs.  (That was for you again:-)

 

Farmer John & Enga I did not take it badly or write what I wrote seriously. I'm so used to stuff like this - talking of eggs I've had some thrown at me with sale Juif (dirty Jew) screamed alongside, this when I've been out with my husband (he looks very Jewish, kips, hat and all) so I'm not crying into my tea over this. IMO ignorance is the cause of most anti semitism anyway.

Farmer John, your comment about the fact that you are Jewish means you can't be anti semitic made me laugh - some of the biggest anti semites are Jewish! And no, this does not refer to you as you clearly state you are not I'm just making a point.

 

Back to eggs, I buy the white shelled ones bc they are less likely to have blood spots in them.

Annabakescakes Posted 10 Feb 2014 , 11:42am
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Original message sent by Claire138

I buy store bought eggs all the time (I live in the city) & although it happens rarely I occasionally come across a blood spot & then throw out the egg bc I'm Jewish (& ignorant apparently).  I have a garden but don't think my neighbours would be happy if I started keeping chickens although it was funny bc when we moved here from a 5th floor apartment my eldest son (7 at the time) looked out the window to the garden and said wistfully "what a shame I'm allergic to animals - (he's allergic to cats and dogs) - otherwise we could have bought a cow"!  On another note, Anna you changed your photo! 

Haha! Am I the only one who got the sarcasm? I didn't think you had taken it badly at all. I was terribly confused by the next comment, and thought it was sarcasm, as well, then considered the source, and all was made clear :eyeroll:

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 10 Feb 2014 , 1:33pm
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Originally Posted by farmer john 
 

 

OMG! JWinslow intentionally made me out to sound like an anti-Semite, simply because I omitted to cover every single base by bringing religion into a discussion about, wait for it.....eggs and cakes.  (That was for you AZ!)  The truth is that nobody mentioned it, so it wasn't on the table.  I could say a lot of sarcastic things here, but my guess is that as soon as I use sarcasm and the word Jew, I'll get blasted before anyone reads the end of my post, which is, I am Jewish.  Obviously I don't keep kosher, but I am a Jew nonetheless.  So unless I have figured out a way to be an anti-Semitic Jew, you can pretty much see how ludicrous the defamation has been here.  

 

So take your absurd assumptions about me elsewhere.  If it's not about cakes (which I have never really cared about until today) then I don't want to talk about it any more!  Any more shenanigans from you guys and I assume the thread will be locked anyway.  So before you ruin it for everyone, grow up and talk about some cakes....or eggs.  (That was for you again:-)

Ooooh the irony.


For goodness sake, nobody was calling you an anti-semite, we were using circumstances to point out that the use of the words ignorant and out of touch were not as appropriate as you made them out to be.

I'm with Claire on finding the "I'm Jewish" comment hilarious.

enga Posted 10 Feb 2014 , 2:44pm
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Excellent point, the majority of my family eat kosher, I guess throwing eggs with blood spots out deems them ignorant and ridiculous. Silly people.

 

I buy store bought eggs all the time (I live in the city) & although it happens rarely I occasionally come across a blood spot & then throw out the egg bc I'm Jewish (& ignorant apparently). 

 

No it doesn't make you ignorant, it means that you follow the Kashrut/Jewish food law.

 

"An egg that contains a blood spot may not be eaten. This isn't very common, but I find them once in a while. It is a good idea to break an egg into a glass and check it before you put it into a heated pan, because if you put a blood-stained egg into a heated pan, the pan becomes non-kosher. If your recipe calls for multiple eggs, break each one into the glass separately, so you don't waste all of the eggs if the last one is not kosher!"

 

Farmer John & Enga I did not take it badly or write what I wrote seriously. I'm so used to stuff like this

 

I'm not used to stuff like this on CC and if you were not serious why did you write it? These comments made me feel very uncomfortable. They imply that Jewish people who don't eat eggs with blood spots are ignorant. I'm not Jewish but I don't eat unclean foods.

 

I 'm saddened and appalled by the way this thread has turned but I'm not surprised.

 

Farmer John, thank you for all the information that you have shared and I hope that you continue to. I for one  have had enough of this thread.

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 10 Feb 2014 , 4:06pm
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AMy apologies to anyone who thought I was calling them anti-Semite, or unclean, etc. I thought the sarcasm was apparent. It was just a point that the 'out of touch' rant does not apply to everyone, it, and the posts by others that followed it, inferred that everyone throwing out bloody eggs are ridiculous, etc. That rubbed me the wrong way, obviously.

Claire138 Posted 10 Feb 2014 , 4:08pm
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Farmer John & Enga I did not take it badly or write what I wrote seriously. I'm so used to stuff like this

 

I'm not used to stuff like this on CC and if you were not serious why did you write it? These comments made me feel very uncomfortable. They imply that Jewish people who don't eat eggs with blood spots are ignorant. I'm not Jewish but I don't eat unclean foods.

 

I 'm saddened and appalled by the way this thread has turned but I'm not surprised.

 

Farmer John, thank you for all the information that you have shared and I hope that you continue to. I for one  have had enough of this thread.

 

Enga, I apologise if I've offended you, I seriously did not mean to. And of course on CC we are not used to Anti Semitism - that's not what I said. I'm more used to it in every day life (depending on what's going on in the Middle East usually). CC is a neutral ground thankfully. I was not (and I don't think anyone else was) suggesting that you don't eat clean food. 

Peace

JWinslow Posted 10 Feb 2014 , 4:12pm
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Originally Posted by farmer john 
 

 

OMG! JWinslow intentionally made me out to sound like an anti-Semite, simply because I omitted to cover every single base by bringing religion into a discussion about, wait for it.....eggs and cakes.  (That was for you AZ!)  The truth is that nobody mentioned it, so it wasn't on the table.  I could say a lot of sarcastic things here, but my guess is that as soon as I use sarcasm and the word Jew, I'll get blasted before anyone reads the end of my post, which is, I am Jewish.  Obviously I don't keep kosher, but I am a Jew nonetheless.  So unless I have figured out a way to be an anti-Semitic Jew, you can pretty much see how ludicrous the defamation has been here.  

 

So take your absurd assumptions about me elsewhere.  If it's not about cakes (which I have never really cared about until today) then I don't want to talk about it any more!  Any more shenanigans from you guys and I assume the thread will be locked anyway.  So before you ruin it for everyone, grow up and talk about some cakes....or eggs.  (That was for you again:-)

NO I didn't!  Your assumptions are defensive.  I brought out the fact that some religions do not allow blood spots as well as not all people have access to free range eggs.  I do not care what your religion is.  I was providing additional information that was not previously there.  Your insinuations are uncalled for.

DeliciousDesserts Posted 10 Feb 2014 , 5:24pm
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AWow. I've been watching this one and all I can say is wow.

Farmer John, regardless of your intentions, that one post really was a bit condescending. Must always use caution when using words with negative connotations. Sure the definition seems innocent, but you know the emotion that word can elicit.

I'll also go a step further and say that if someone had used similar language toward a new member regarding some controversial topics, they'd be called mean.

I'm sure that no one meant to ruffle the chicken's feathers. Now, they are.

I'm sure we would all welcome knowledge about the ingredients we use.

Let's also remember that most of us are here to learn and share about cake.

Claire138 Posted 10 Feb 2014 , 6:10pm
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It's time to put the topic to rest, I don't think anyone meant anything nasty, racist, anti semitic whatever by it. Cheers all.

 

On another line on eggs - I usually use large eggs but yesterday the store was out of them so I bought the smaller size, there is a difference ( I can tell when measuring) so I added an extra one to make it up, have any of you any experience in egg sizes?

JWinslow Posted 10 Feb 2014 , 6:43pm
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Originally Posted by Claire138 
 

It's time to put the topic to rest, I don't think anyone meant anything nasty, racist, anti semitic whatever by it. Cheers all.

 

On another line on eggs - I usually use large eggs but yesterday the store was out of them so I bought the smaller size, there is a difference ( I can tell when measuring) so I added an extra one to make it up, have any of you any experience in egg sizes?

 

I agree and thank you!  Because of egg sizes, I try to measure them because they can vary.  Not knowing how the size categories work in that industry, I find it safer to measure.  It gets tricky when a recipe just calls for 2 eggs.  I generally use Xlarge if I can find them.

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 10 Feb 2014 , 7:09pm
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I always weigh mine, I've worked all my recipes out in grams. Keeps everything consistent and dependable.

Claire138 Posted 10 Feb 2014 , 7:32pm
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Ugh, I thought that by adding an extra egg it would work out the same but I can tell the recipe is off slightly. Still tastes good but it just doesn't 'look' right. Will have to scour the shops tomorrow for my regular size; then weigh them as previously suggested so that I'll know for future. 

Thanks!

carmijok Posted 10 Feb 2014 , 7:33pm
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I just thank God I learned everything I NEVER wanted to know about eggs and lectured (ahem...'informed') about 'where my food comes from'.  On a cake decorating site no less.

 

All this discussion brings to mind a quote from the movie Tommy Boy...

 

"I can get a good look at a T-bone by sticking my head up a bull's ass, but I'd rather take a butcher's word for it!"

Claire138 Posted 10 Feb 2014 , 7:34pm
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Originally Posted by carmijok 
 

 

All this discussion brings to mind a quote from the movie Tommy Boy...

 

"I can get a good look at a T-bone by sticking my head up a bull's ass, but I'd rather take a butcher's word for it!"

 

:D Brililant!

JWinslow Posted 10 Feb 2014 , 7:38pm
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Originally Posted by carmijok 
 

I just thank God I learned everything I NEVER wanted to know about eggs and lectured (ahem...'informed') about 'where my food comes from'.  On a cake decorating site no less.

 

All this discussion brings to mind a quote from the movie Tommy Boy...

 

"I can get a good look at a T-bone by sticking my head up a bull's ass, but I'd rather take a butcher's word for it!"

 

Hahaha -  Excellent!

MBalaska Posted 10 Feb 2014 , 8:41pm
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Originally Posted by carmijok 
 

"....a quote from the movie Tommy Boy...

 

"I can get a good look at a T-bone by sticking my head up a bull's ass, but I'd rather take a butcher's word for it!"

 

Oh thank You carmijok:  Thank You.

 

I buy what the store has to offer or I starve to death. Literally. Along with everyone else in town.

 

And I always use Large Eggs unless the recipe says otherwise.

For some of the large recipes with egg Whites it's easier to measure or weigh then to count egg shells in the trash can.

:)

carmijok Posted 10 Feb 2014 , 9:13pm
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Originally Posted by MBalaska 
 

 

 

 

And I always use Large Eggs unless the recipe says otherwise.

For some of the large recipes with egg Whites it's easier to measure or weigh then to count egg shells in the trash can.

:)

See...now THAT's the kind of egg info useful to a site like this!

SweetShop5 Posted 10 Feb 2014 , 11:42pm
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YUCK! I hope this NEVER happens to me.

liz at sugar Posted 10 Feb 2014 , 11:50pm
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I believe most recipes are based on large eggs, and that is what I buy also, but for most recipes just weigh out the whites or yolks.

 

Liz

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