Mitchell Cooks Eggs

W14 5 26 Mitchell Cooks 15 copyW14 5 26 Mitchell Cooks 11 copyYuuummmmm, I love it when my husband cooks.  He is a good breakfast cook, especially when I want bump eggs.  This morning I volunteered him for the job, and we finally tried the Chukar eggs.

Chukar partridges are similar to a quail in the Pacific Northwest, but they are not originally from the USA.  The species has been introduced into many other places and feral populations have established themselves in parts of North America.  Our friend did not go in search of his chukars, they found his little farm.  He left them alone, wondered what they were, then finally they made their home among his chickens.  They were obviously used to humans, and possibly someone’s pet.  When he finally identified them, he put up fliers with a picture.  Nobody claimed them, so he gave the sweet little guys a good home for the rest of their lives.  This is what this couple does — critters find them and they make themselves at home.

800px-Chukarhuhn_Weltvogelpark_Walsrode_2010This year there were so many eggs, he decided to try a few, and shared a half dozen with us.  They stood up proud next to the duck eggs; for comparison, a duck egg is a bit bigger than a large chicken egg, as you can see below.  Their yolks are the color of Daniel Smith’s New Gamboge, the deep yellow orange of xanthophyll.  We didn’t notice a different taste, but they are quite small for a taste comparison.

Mitchell paired them with some locally grown, humanely raised, non-GMO bacon and organic strawberries, not quite yet ripe here, grown in California.  I wish like hell they would stop the plastic berry containers.  They encourage mold, and the idea of organics in plastic is annoying.

For local meats, we suggest Deck Family Farms at the PSU.  Buy a sustainable amount and there is a savings.  Good ham, sausage and other hard-to-find meats.  I have to go eat now.

Always organic or non-GMO, humanely raised.  It matters!

Aquabee Super Deluxe 9×9-inch journal with a Pitt pens,
and Daniel Smith, QoR and Holbien watercolors.


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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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One Response to Mitchell Cooks Eggs

  1. Reblogged this on D.Katie Powell Art and commented:

    I loves painting our food! My hunny cooked a great breakfast!

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