Category Archives: Eggs

Emergencies and eggs

Many thanks to those who responded to last week’s article about emergency supplies. C. E .P. from Hamilton, but previously Christchurch, has some advice about preparing for an emergency. “When stocking your emergency food supplies, where possible, include the types of foods the household would normally eat. Obviously any food is better than no food, […]


Bev has responded to last week’s column about fire ash as a garden fertiliser. “There are a couple of kitchen waste products that are also good fertilisers for the garden.  Egg shells are high in calcium so do the same job as lime. I store the shells for a week then bake them for about […]

ME, Auckland.

One of my fav’ cheap yummy meals mum makes is eggs and rice: Cut onions into thick slices and cook till translucent, and add scrambled egg mix, salt to taste. Cook on medium so it doesn’t burn and barely stir so you have nice big fluffy scramble. Take off 30 secs to a min before […]

M.M., Auckland.

Anyone who buys the dozen pack of eggs, just have a quick look at the price of the 1/2 dozen pack, as I always find you can save anywhere between 2 cents and 20 cents by buying two of the 1/2 dozen packs instead of one dozen pack.

Alicia Webster

Quiches are easy to whip up anytime, and you don’t need pastry to have one. For my family of 6 we like having mini quiches. Just chop up finely half an onion, fry with a bit of crushed garlic and oil. Place in greased muffin pans, add a bit of grated cheese. Then in a […]

Valerie, Taupo.

Here’s a tip for using duck eggs. Make Scotch pancakes/pikelets. You will need: • 2 duck eggs • 4 tablespoons white sugar • 3 cups self-raising flour • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar • Full milk – to mix Beat the eggs. Add the sugar and beat. Add the Baking […]

Egg shells

A reader has asked what can be done with egg shells. We put that question to our oily rag research team and they came up with a surprisingly large number of uses and some interesting facts. An egg shell accounts for about 10% of its weight and is about 95% calcium carbonate? For years scientists […]

Lil, Whangarei.

Here’s a basic omelette recipe. It uses 3 eggs, grated cheese, some salt and pepper to taste, and a knob of butter. Bring a frying pan up to a moderate heat and add the butter. When it bubbles swirl it around the pan. Beat the eggs with the salt and pepper (some people like to […]