Monday, March 22, 2010


I know I haven't been spending too much time in the kitchen lately, therefore not blogging as much as I would like, but something happened the other day which immediately made me think of sitting down at the computer to blog.

What was this great revelation? Nothing really, just a simple thing which reminded me of how cooking can be full of surprises. Some good, some not so good.

I'm sure we are all excited when something we cook turns out exactly like the photo in the book, or something tastes way better than you could have hoped for. Also the other side of the coin is when something comes out of the oven looking dreadful and even worse, tasting dreadful. We all have those ups and downs. But how wonderful is it when it's a good result as opposed to a bad result?

Well my surprise was way more simple than that. It was something I had not come across in a long time, but it brought an almost childlike smile to my face. The reason for this, quite simply a double yolked egg! I know it's not a big thing, but I cannot remember the last time I saw this. My mum always used to call for us to come and view a double yolker, and there seemed to be more of them around in those days, or maybe I'm just remembering it this way.

Then strangely enough a few days later there was an article in the paper saying it is a 1/1000 chance. Although some breeds produce more than others, and also some supermarkets sell boxes of "double yolk"eggs. I have never seen them and think it is so much better to find them unexpectedly.

So a simple story which instantly brought back a childhood memory. Proving life in the kitchen is full of surprises, irrespective of how long you've been cooking, this one much easier to take in on a Monday morning than a tale of a weekend disaster in the kitchen.

Happy double yolk hunting.


Coby said...

I agree:) We have friends who are egg farmers, and, sadly these days a double yolk is considered a 'fault' these eggs are weeded out and are either sold especially or more commonly used to make those eggy concoctions along with broken shell eggs etc. If you find one in a normal box of eggs, technically you could return the eggs for a refund! My Nana always loved to use double yolkers for her always fabulous Sponges:) Me, I just wanna eat 'em;)

Sallie said...

I just cracked open an egg and found of these beauties for the first time ever a few weeks ago - I had no idea what it was so I was so happy to see this post. Hopefully it will be a sign of good luck for BOTH of us!

mmunford2000 said...

It's nice to see you back blogging. I would be surprised as well to see a double that what siamese twins are in the chicken world? tee hee