Friday, October 30, 2009

Real Eggs, Bread and Jam!



One of my favorite childhood books was > Bread and Jam for Francis (most of my favorite books were about food, go figure). The story is about a young badger who decides she only wants to eat bread and jam "for every meal". It doesn't take long for her to come around to liking other foods, such as breaded veal cutlets, and hard-boiled eggs with salt and pickles. It's a lovely tale about learning to like many foods, and about continuing to make delicious, healthy options for your kids until they come around .



While I'm reminiscing about jam, here is a great new jam I'd want to share with you, found at the > Wedge co-op. This jam is made with honey for a sweetener, and produced by Native peoples on > Winona Laduke's Reservation. A fabulous way to serve this jam is spread atop a thickly buttered slice of toasted, whole grain levain bread from > Turtle Bread bakery.



I love eggs, over-easy with toast, and have searched far and wide for the best tasting eggs. The beautiful egg with the > bright orange yolk you see in the picture on the left, is from pastured chickens, bought at > Clancy's meats. The egg next to the pastured one is a certified organic egg from the co-op. It really pales in comparison, no? Also notice how the white of the pastured egg is quite firm, a sign of freshness, while the white of the organic egg just sort of melds into the bowl.

Enjoy some bread and jam, along with pastured eggs, and don't neglect to > butter your bread.

I'm sharing this post with > Gnowfglins Tuesday Twister blog carnival! This post is also shared with > Cheeseslave's Real Food Wednesday.

9 comments:

  1. I love old children books that keep the real food in! The jam looks awesome! Wish I could get a bite of that! We love our eggs, toast and jam around here too :o)

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  2. You have such a wonderful opportunity in your area for your food choices. Every week that I read I'm a little bit jealous :-)

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  3. I loved that book as a child! We love eggs here too. They are fast, easy, cheap and healthy!

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  4. I didn't know that about the white - firmness indicated freshness! What a valuable comparison. I have not read that book, but it sounds lovely. Your childhood also sounds lovely. Thanks for sharing your week in the Twister!

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  5. wardeh- my basis for white firmness=freshness comes from a chef friend, so that's where I got that from!

    yeah, I was born into a great family, quirky and imperfect, but definitly loving and into food!

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  6. prariesun- i love the parts in this book describing the badgers school lunches; lobster salad on bread anyone? egg custard? mmm....

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  7. Mmmmmmmm...that's my kind of breakfast. I'm lucky enough to have a friend down the road w/ chickens so I get my eggs from her, bake my own bread and make my own jelly.

    I love children's book that teach without being condescending. Heck, I like adult books like that, too. :-)

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  8. Ah, the comfort & beauty of local food! Nicely done, Emily :)

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  9. we HEART Bread and Jam for Frances... the food descriptions are great! Thanks for the jam recommendation.

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