knee deep in weeds

notes on a simple life


“I’m frightened of eggs, worse than frightened, they revolt me. That white round thing without any holes … have you ever seen anything more revolting than an egg yolk breaking and spilling its yellow liquid? Blood is jolly, red. But egg yolk is yellow, revolting. I’ve never tasted it.”

 ~ Alfred Hitchcock 

What came first? The chicken or the egg?? 

According to the bible, the chicken came first: "And the evening and the morning were the fourth day. And God said, 'Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.'" Genesis 1:10-20.

Europe has had domesticated hens since 600 B.C. 

Chickens came to the New World with Columbus on his second trip in 1493. 

Eggs were colored, blessed, exchanged and eaten as part of the rites of spring long before Christian times.

While it is customary to throw rice at weddings in many countries, French brides break an egg on the threshold of their new home before stepping in- for luck and healthy babies.

At the time of the French Revolution, the clever French already knew 685 different ways of preparing eggs.


how do you like yours? 

have a great week, xooox