Fresh Eggs?

So here’s some egg  trivia for you!  How do you tell if the eggs in your refrigerator are fresh?

Take the simple water test!

1.  Put the egg in a bowl with room temperature water.  Fill with enough water to cover the egg.

2.  If the egg sinks and rests horizontally, it’s very fresh.  If the larger end of the egg starts to rise, your egg is about one to two weeks old.  Still ok to eat.

3.  If the egg floats, throw it out!  It’s a “bad egg” so to speak.

These are Farm Fresh eggs that I know are about two weeks old.  I was wondering if they were ok to eat so I gave them the test.

Can you see the larger end standing up a bit?  I did this test with the fresh eggs we just bought at Safeway and the same exact thing happened.  The fresh eggs from Safeway might be about two weeks old before they make it to the stores.  Told you, egg trivia for what it’s worth.

Are you having family over for the holiday?  Do you decorate for Easter?  Tell me how your celebrate Easter or Passover.  We always have our grandkids over for the annual Easter egg hunt.  It’s predicted  to pour rain so we may be hunting for eggs inside!

Have a wonderful weekend!  I’ll be back on Monday with block four of Snowbound!

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  • Cheri - Okay… I’m not trying to be a smarty pants, but I can just see someone out there putting the egg in a “bow”. I did read “bowl” when I read it but I just had to giggle when I pictured someone who has never heard of this putting a bow around an egg and trying to see it “float”.

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  • Marsha - Thanks for the info on eggs, I always wondered how to tell. The eggs that are a couple of weeks old should peel nicely when boiled. Really fresh eggs always seem hard to get the shell off when they are boiled.

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  • Jane McCarthy - Anne—-thanks for the egg tutorial! I am doing a happy dance today as the mailman delivered my Rural Jardin yardage from the Fat Quarter Shop!!! Now to get to those blocks; I’ve been ready and waiting! Just to let your readers know if they were trying to find it, it just came to the stores!! Can’t wait for Block #4!!! Have a great Easter with your family.ReplyCancel

  • Mary on Lake Pulaski - Hope the Easter Egg hunt is dry and wonderful with the grandkids! We’re spending Easter day with my 93 year old MIL here in AZ and then head to TX (my sister lives there) and then home to MN.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - Happy Easter! Gorgeous day in Central Ohio, it’s usually raining. Mr. Creations will grill Easter Kebabs–no bunnies involved. :o)ReplyCancel

  • Vicky - Happy Easter, Anne. I imagine this is a favorite holiday at Bunn Hill! Your Rabbits quilts is one of my favorites you’ve done. Can’t wait to get my magazine. It’s winging its way from Fat Quarter Shop as we speak!ReplyCancel

  • mimi'sdarlins - Happy Easter, Anne, to you and yours! I will be surrounded today by family and two darling granddaughters, it doesn’t get any better than that :-)ReplyCancel

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  • Jean - Happy Easter to you as well. This year we are in Denver so no decorations or egg hunts. Sadly, we’re not with the grandkids, either.

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  • Piecefully, Pam - We just finished painting Easter eggs. We then have Egg Fights with them! It’s a tradition from my husband’s side. It’s fun. Meanwhile, the cat waits (impatiently) for tuna…she has learned hard cooked eggs = tunafish. ; ) Happy, hoppy Easter, Anne!ReplyCancel

  • gloria g - Our day is always quiet….reflecting on past years. Our children are grown, live in other states. We do (dog cookie hunts) with our seven dogs. The kitties got special breakfast and we are just enjoying our spring day. I’m working on several quilts, and doing a blue bird applique. Lot’s of bluebirds in our nest boxes. So enjoy everyone. And yes, Rabbits Prefer Chocolate is a special one, as well as Strawberry Hill!ReplyCancel

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  • Kathleen - Just the kind of farmer’s knowledge I love. Won’t the kids at the science fair be dazzled by my wisdom. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Sara - That is very cool!ReplyCancel