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Old 2nd Jun 2020, 12:21
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Garden birds definitely slightly more exotic now - robins, wrens, pudgeons, magenpies and crows which have been the regulars for a few years have now been joined by several other common species plus black caps and, I heard today, a goldcrest in the fir tree - hope it stays. Also a goldfinch... and I keep hearing sparrows chirping somewhere nearby - haven't had any here for absolutely years.

Today marks a first - a double yolker fried egg! Whenever I've had them, they've been cracked into a bowl for scrambled. Unfortunately, one yolk burst on impact with the pan...
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Old 2nd Jun 2020, 17:32
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Old 2nd Jun 2020, 21:16
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I once had a six pack of eggs - and they were ALL double yolkers!
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Old 2nd Jun 2020, 21:33
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Originally Posted by Checkboard View Post
I once had a six pack of eggs - and they were ALL double yolkers!
Iíve never had a six pack 😢😢😢
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Old 2nd Jun 2020, 21:39
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Funny how there's often more than one double in a box - only two left uneaten in this box of 10 which have otherwise been single yolkers.
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Old 3rd Jun 2020, 01:21
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Originally Posted by Curious Pax View Post
Iíve never had a six pack 😢😢😢
Neither have I.
And I think too many eggs may be part of the problem...
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Old 3rd Jun 2020, 05:00
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Eggsactly, a bacon sarnie would be so much healthier!
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Old 5th Jun 2020, 09:14
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In this last hour I ate a slice of granary bread.
Hard boiled egg ( part of ) with mayonaise.
I did pause Beethoven's sixth: one hopes that is not adverse to operational procedures?
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Old 5th Jun 2020, 12:23
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Which part LG?
Poached eggs on cheese on toast with mayo for lunch here. The eggs were extra large and overflowed the cuppy thingies.
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Old 5th Jun 2020, 12:35
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I just ate a Cornish pasty. Ginsters I'm afraid but not too bad representation of the proper job...

The six bottles of Rattler on top of the fridge are tempting me but with 11 alcohol free weeks under my belt, I'm determined to keep going until I can have a pint with friends in a pub...
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Old 5th Jun 2020, 18:56
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We rescued a baby blackbird a couple of years ago and now it turns up at the window for its suet pellets. Unfortunately a couple of fox cubs have appeared in the garden, brazen little vixens. A bit worried now about my fan club aka the cat and the blackbird.
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Old 6th Jun 2020, 12:25
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Aren't cuppy thing eggs just steamed eggs?

I just drop 'em into simmering water - the way nature intended poached eggs to be.
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Old 6th Jun 2020, 13:53
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Ahh, a "Coddler" is also not to be sneezed at. The selection of tasty bits to add to the pot is a fine art, not to be confused with your common garden "chucky".

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Old 6th Jun 2020, 15:18
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What is the difference between a coddles egg and a poached egg?
Puzzled of Perth.
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Old 6th Jun 2020, 15:31
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A coddled egg hasn't been nicked innit!
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Old 6th Jun 2020, 16:14
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Coddled is boiled but you take pan off the heat when you put the egg in. About 10 mins for soft boiled I think, egg at room temp to start with. Does the white nicely, not rubbery like boiled.
Just tried to fix a sink pop up plug. Who designed that crap!?
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Old 6th Jun 2020, 16:52
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I just ate a Cornish pasty. Ginsters I'm afraid but not too bad representation of the proper job....
My Cornish wife and her kinfolks would have you horsewhipped all the way back across the Tamar for such heresy!
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Old 6th Jun 2020, 16:58
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Originally Posted by Curious Pax View Post
My Cornish wife and her kinfolks would have you horsewhipped all the way back across the Tamar for such heresy!
I'm a Cornishman by birth so it's self-flagellation...
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Old 7th Jun 2020, 00:12
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While waiting for my car to be serviced, I wandered into the nearby shopping plaza. It was coffee time, so I ordered my cappuccino and a citrus tart, and went to the outside balcony for my social distancing. Gorgeous blue-sky day, warming sun, and a little black-and-white peewee hopping around the deck, picking up the crumbs.

A father and his 2-yo son came outside for the last available table, and the little kid watched in fascination as the peewee hopped around, tasting the crumbs. The toddler got off his chair and walked over to the bird, which cocked its head to look at him. The kid leaned over to see the bird more closely, and said "F**k off!"

Red-faced father, but chuckles from both sides. Bird stayed put.
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Old 8th Jun 2020, 05:09
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A coddled egg hasn't been nicked innit!
Well that's what I thought and it's nice to have it confirmed! I did a little research after my last post and discovered you can get some beautiful egg coddlers and that it's one of the arcane culinary arts, having been perfected over the last few millennia ... or maybe just centuries.

The price of said egg coddlers, pretty as they are, is enough to make one wilt!
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