Cultural: Our eggs

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Eggs. What is there to say about eggs?

A couple of things, actually.

In Poland, as in the rest of Europe and other parts of the world, they do not refrigerate them when they sell them. You just find them on the shelves along with the flour and sugar.

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“OOH,” I can hear some of you saying! Well, that’s true, if you are from the states and are used to seeing very clean, washed eggs in a refrigerator case. Not refrigerating them is asking for trouble, right?

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Well, I’ve read that if the eggs aren’t washed, they have a protective coating on the shell that let’s them stay good longer than if they aren’t. So we’re fine. Really we are.

But they can also be dirty.

 

These are some eggs we bought not too long ago. These are from Lidl - supermarket - not the open market.

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Also, naturally, we buy them in a packages of 10 and not 12. Ours also tend to be brown. If you are wanting to color them - you can find white eggs, but it take some doing and they usually cost more.

I know that this is just a little something about eggs, but it is important and one of those cultural things that you may not even think about til you go live in another country.

Buying eggs used to be so easy. You chose either Medium or Large. If you were at the open market, you could choose small as well. At the open market you need to bring your own cartons or be prepared to take them in a plastic bag - yeah…that’s pretty much a recipe for breakage.

But nowadays, at Lidl, for example, they do still have the same old cheaper eggs in a 10 pack in Medium or large size, but now…take a look at what we have

We have free range -

This is just over $2/ for 10 free range eggs. that doesn’t seem too bad to me. In fact, not bad at all! I always have this sneaking suspicious of “How would I know if they are REALLY free range, or is someone just taking eggs and putting them in cartons and selling them that way?” Maybe I’m the only skeptic out there! LOL

This is just over $2/ for 10 free range eggs. that doesn’t seem too bad to me. In fact, not bad at all! I always have this sneaking suspicious of “How would I know if they are REALLY free range, or is someone just taking eggs and putting them in cartons and selling them that way?” Maybe I’m the only skeptic out there! LOL

We have “bio” eggs and other types as well - but unfortunately I am unfamiliar with the exact regulations for raising these.

These apparently are raised under mulch - probably not totally free range. I am guessing they aren’t in cages or if in cages, they have straw or something instead of normal uncomfortable wire cages that you see chickens in when raised at an egg farm.

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I picked up a package of Easter egg napkins as well when I was in the store.

I picked up a package of Easter egg napkins as well when I was in the store.

 

Other stores that aren’t like Lidl probably have quite a few more choices of eggs. Lidl carries fewer choices as it is a deep discount grocery store like Aldi and Save-A-Lot. But I’m not really picky when it comes to eggs. Maybe I should be - I don’t know. It’s not one part of my life I’ve cared to complicate by too much investigation!


Oh, and my sis does have some eggs fabrics - check them out!! (just do a serach for eggs in the search feature of the website)

You can get this fabric by  clicking her e.

You can get this fabric by clicking here.

Here’s a fantastic one! It may be too late for this year’s Easter projects, but you can get it now so when you want to make something, you’ll have the fabric!

 

And that’s all for today from Poland!

Have a great day wherever you are reading this!


Be sure to check out what my sis has for you in the store!



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