Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Got a Lot of Eggs?

Sometimes I run across things that are just too good not to share:) When our friend Jill shared this information, I just had to share it with all of you! Some of you might raise chickens, and if you do, you might be wishing you had a way to preserve your excess eggs for later use. Granny Miller shares in this post how to preserve eggs with the water glass method. This was new to me, and I am sure a lot of you already know it, but for those of you who don’t, hope you find the information helpful:) And this is especially for my partner in crime, brother Eric, who hopes to have chickens some day:)

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6 comments:

Cindy said...

I had forgotten about this - I must have heard about it from my dad. He was a scientist and got some "water glass" and used it to grow crystals for me. Our hens are working over time right now, but I don't think I'll go to the trouble of water glassing them!

Rita M said...

Intresting post Leslie,I had never heard off. I just preserve them in the refrigerator :)

Comfrey Cottages said...

That is a great memory of you dad and the crystals, Cindy:) Thank you for visiting xx
Rita, I thought it might be something somebody with a lot of chickens might benefit from. I think most of us just preserve them in the refrigerator thought :) xx

Anke said...

I had never heard of this method for preserving eggs. We probably won't ever use this, but is definitely very interesting. Who knows what the future holds, might come in handy one day...

Mo and Steve said...

Nice post :) I was aware of this method, but it's always useful to know of alternative methods of preserving things.

Like Cindy, I remember growing crystals as a child.
Mo

Comfrey Cottages said...

that's cool you remember growing crystals too Mo! And Anke, I agree, one never knows what the future holds and the more we know the better prepared we are
on facebook this discussion went further and betsie shared some awesome info
I am cataloging a 1918 book on food conservation during World War I and came across a section listing methods of egg preservation as following:

1. Coating shell (paraffine).
2. Putting eggs in lime water.
3. Putting eggs in brine.
...4. Packing in bran or salt.
5. Water glass solution.
6. Cold storage, 30-40 degrees F.
Note: Eggs in water glass have been known to keep 3-1/2 months and taste just as good as fresh eggs.

The book is also available online here: http://books.google.com/books?id=vQAqAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA95#v=onepage&q&f=false
hugs to all of you