Thursday, 4 October 2012

Get Cracking!

British Egg Week 2012
Are you ready for a blog post filled with egg-uendos and egg-straordinarily (sorry) bad egg puns? We hope so, because this one's all about the fabulous egg. This week is British Egg Week (1st - 7th October) so what better time to celebrate the humble egg?
Here at the Oakeley Arms, we LOVE eggs! Of course, they are part of our lovely Welsh breakfast for our hotel guests; you can have them any way you like - scrambled, fried, poached or boiled.
Here's a few more reasons why we think eggs are egg-stra brilliant....
  • They are super nutritious - a medium egg contains just 80 calories, but they are also rich in vitamins B2, B12, A, folate, choline and selenium. And egg yolks are one of the few food-stuffs that contain vitamin D
  • They are one of the cheapest sources of protein. A box of 6 free-range eggs can cost as little as £1 if you buy direct from the farm, or £1.50 from a supermarket.
  • They are pretty versatile - boil, poach, fry, scramble... have your eggs exactly how you like them! And they are important for cakes and puddings too mmmmmm!
  • Apparently, your egg preferences can predict your character and lifestyle!! A new study has found that poached egg eaters are likely to be outgoing; fried egg eaters have a high sex drive; boiled egg lovers tend to be disorganised; omelette fans are controlled and those keen on scrambled eggs are likely to keep their guard up. If you like eggs all ways, then it would seem you're multi-faceted!!
  • The egg carton was invented in 1911 - what a clever idea!
  • We've been eating chicken eggs for a LONG time.. probably since about 7,500 BC
  • To tell a raw egg from a hard-boiled one, just spin it on a flat surface. If it wobbles then it's raw, but if it spins easily then it's cooked!
  • And to tell a stale egg from a fresh one, just pop it in a bowl of water. A fresh egg sinks but a stale one floats.....
  • China produces a whopping 160 billion eggs per year... that's a lot of Oakeley breakfasts.

So come on! Get eggy-with it today and enjoy some yummy eggs for your breakfast, lunch or tea (or all three)!

You can find out more egg-tastic information about British Egg Week and the Lion Egg standard on their website here

How do you like yours?
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