|Photo by Mark Wallheiser for the NY Times.|
A recent article in the NY Times, Straight From the Home Coop, features the growing number of folks who are raising their own eggs and not only in the country but in the city. There are a few folks here in Raleigh who have egg-laying chickens in their backyards. Unfortunately we aren't one of them.
Our neighbor, Maggie, in Cape Breton has egg-laying chickens, and we can sometimes get fresh eggs from her when we are there. And are those fresh eggs ever good! The rooster crowing in the morning is an added benefit from my perspective. What a wonderful sound to wake up to. Here in Raleigh, and probably in most cities, roosters aren't permitted.
A new cookbook by Jennifer Trainer Thompson, The Fresh Egg Cookbook, has recipes featuring fresh eggs including one I tried recently.