What's different about these eggs? First off, they are not all the same color, nor the same size, and they taste delicious. But the main point is: I know where they come from. I saw the hens that laid them today, and I saw the ones that will lay them in a few months:
And they all looked as happy as hens can look like, they had their beaks, and they were making quite the ruckus. And tomorrow, when the ground has dried a little bit they'll be moved onto fresh grass. How do I know that? I talked to Karin Sinclair, my farmer, who raises them. And the lamb that I eat, and the chickens that I eat.
You can't do that because you live in a big city? I'm a city girl, I live in Silicon Valley. Yes, it takes planning, but chances are that there is a farmers market in your vicinity. Can't go to the farmers market? Check out http://www.localharvest.org/ and find a farm near you. Yes, the eggs and the meat are more expensive than what you get at Costco. But if you have any doubts that it's worth it watch Food Inc. And chances are, it's probably still cheaper if you go out and eat.
You can't do that because you can't cook? It's really easy. Take small steps. Watch the Food Channel, or look for easy recipes online. Here perhaps? Follow the instructions - in the beginning. Then start experimenting. It's worth it. It's so much better than the stuff you buy in jars or in the microwave trays. And it's good for you, and it's good for your kids.
You can't do that because you have no time? I was working a 60 hour a week minimum job for many many years, with crazy travel schedules. And what did I do when I came home? I cooked. It's time so much better spent than time in front of a TV. Cook, it can be something quick and easy, and then sit down, with a glass of wine if that's your thing, and enjoy it.
Ok, I'll get off my soapbox now because I have to cook something that these guys helped create. Stay tuned.