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World Egg Day Celebrates The Small-But-Mighty Egg

Eggs. Where would we be without them?

When all else in the kitchen fails you, there are eggs. Whether as an omelette, scrambled, poached, fried, baked or boiled, have eggs ever let you down? They’re not just delicious – they get big points for being an excellent, affordable source of high-quality protein. So mark October 9th aka World Egg Day on your calendar and celebrate the humble, essential egg.  Here are a few reasons why:

• Eggs go from the farm to the grocery store shelves in only 4 to 7 days
• No hormones or steroids are used in egg production in Canada.
• When you purchase eggs, you are purchasing them from one of Ontario’s 500 egg farm families. This in turn helps support local jobs, local economies and local communities.
• Ontario egg farmers care for their hens 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
• Eggs in Ontario are produced according to the same Canada Grade A standard for quality, freshness and cleanliness. Look for cartons with the Canada Grade A (or red maple leaf) symbol to ensure you are purchasing farm-fresh, Canada Grade A eggs.
• Eggs contain essential nutrients you need to stay healthy and active.
• One large egg contains 6 grams of protein and just 70 calories.
• Egg farmers are proud to offer consumers lots of choice in the egg case – from classic white and brown, to free-range and free run, to Omega-3 and vitamin-enhanced.

What’s the best way to celebrate these delicious, nutritious little ovals of goodness?  By cooking with them, of course.  Here are two great new recipes to start with. Go ahead and make your Egg Day!

FRESH PASTA

Making pasta from scratch is easier than you think with this excellent recipe.  Once you try it, store-bought just won’t cut it.

WORLD EGG DAY

WHITE CHOCOLATE ORANGE PUDDING

Prettily garnished with fresh berries, this white chocolate and orange pudding is an easy way to serve up a deliciously elegant dessert.

WORLD EGG DAY

For more egg-citing recipes, check out getcracking.ca/recipes!

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