Which Came First? Boiling Eggs, Egg Remedies, Egg Hints


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How do you know if your eggs are fresh? Editor Janice Stillman shares egg tips and trivia in this Almanac video.

 

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Which came first? ( the

By Eileen Burke

Which came first? ( the chicken or the egg?)
Positing that you went to the market and bought a chicken, which laid an egg, the chicken came first.
Positing that you went to the market and bought an egg, which hatched into a chicken, the egg came first.

Ah, but there is flawed logic

By petenh

Ah, but there is flawed logic here. Chicks don't lay eggs, hens do. the hen came from the matured chick. The chicken came from the egg, but the egg came from a HEN... so of the 'chicken and egg' series, the egg came first.
Now if you asked "which came first, the chicken, egg or hen?", then we have a circular problem again...

The Chicken came first on the

By TerriFox

The Chicken came first on the fifth day, then came the "fruit" (egg). Gen 1:21-23 God created ... every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good and He approved it. 22And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, multiply, ... and let the fowl multiply in the earth. 23And there was evening and there was morning, a fifth day.

You're right, all things come

By bluemist

You're right, all things come from the seed and the egg is the seed. The Word is the Seed to Life for mankind but unfortunately
the VAST MAJORITY of mankind refuses to consume the Seed of the Word. I anticipate a lot of persecution but I tell this from my compassionate love for you as God does but anyone that does not OBEY the Son will not see Life and the WRATH of God will abide on him. http://groups.google.com/group/feed-the-poor/web/compassion

love your comments thks.,

By Anita Mcdowell

love your comments thks., great info

I have a Questiion, What are

By Angelina Figueroa

I have a Questiion, What are the benefits of egg white for a facial?

OK I'm ready fresh from a

By Yvonne Wall

OK I'm ready fresh from a breakfast of two SOFT boiled eggs, and another, for CĂ©line, my cat, to lap up her soft egg yolk.
1) You'll need a stopwatch, (yes, you do, all cell phones and iPods have stopwatches)
2) Cover eggs with cold water over medium/high heat, and when tiny bubbles cover the bottom of the pot and start breaking to the surface regularly...
2) Start the stopwatch for exactly 4 minutes.
3) Remove the pot from stove on the dot, douse eggs under cold running water
4) Cut the cat's egg in half and prop the halves up - more than one cat? two cats can share an egg.
Enjoy your two eggs, soft boiled, with toasted and buttered bread fingerlets (for dipping), salt and pepper. The ultimate comfort food.

I like how we tell the old

By Debra Boehmer

I like how we tell the old eggs from the new these were good tips!

I love the "what" but I also

By JenniGirl

I love the "what" but I also want to know the "WHY"! Why are eggwhites great on one's face? What's up with the wooden spoon in the boiling water? Thanks!

Hello Janice, Sneaky way to

By Yvonne Wall

Hello Janice, Sneaky way to avoid the real egg question.
However, what is the purpose of the wooden spoon and wood piece of matchstick? And I am definitely going to try that face mask, pity I am not in Seattle, I am now searching for crystallized menthol in Montreal. Happy New Year to all Almanac staff!

I have used whipped raw egg

By Sweetgirl

I have used whipped raw egg white for a facial.(You can add a little crystallized menthol-it awakens the skin). Wonderful and inexpensive home facial. Here in Seattle you can purchase it at the Farmer's Market in the Tenzing Momo shoppe, they carry all herbs and natural/essential oils and other great stuff. Leave it on for about 5 minutes and rinse gently with luke warm water. Pat dry. Your skin will feel like new.

I didn't hear the answer to

By Connie Nolen

I didn't hear the answer to the best way to boil an egg........only the options

The best way I know to boil

By Trish Karli

The best way I know to boil an egg is to put however many eggs you need to boil into a pan, cover with cold water and bring to a rolling boil. Remove the pan from the heat and put a lid on the pan. Set your timer for 20 minutes and wait. After 20 minutes, drain off the water and replace with COLD water, maybe even a couple of ice cubes. Peel the eggs as usual. This method prevents the "green" ring from happening.

My son was about 10 when he

By staindjan

My son was about 10 when he came home from school one day and told me about this method. (big grin) I tried it and was tickled pink that he had been right! It works every time, but you have to remember a teaspoon of salt in the water. Otherwise they never peel well.

The best way I know to boil

By Jack3201947

The best way I know to boil an egg is to put however many eggs you need to boil into a pan, cover with cold water and bring to a rolling boil. Remove the pan from the heat and put a lid on the pan. Set your timer for 20 minutes and wait. After 20 minutes, drain off the water and replace with COLD water, maybe even a couple of ice cubes. This will make it easy to peel the eggs.

Do not add salt to water. The salt will raise the boiling point of the water making the egg whites rubbery,see the site below to read more:
http://whatscookingamerica.net/Eggs/BoiledEggs.htm

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