• Lynda Hallinan's Blog: A good egg

    2 days ago - By NZ Life & Leisure

    When it comes to the perfect plate of savoury eggs, writes Lynda Hallinan, fresh isn't always best.
    Photos: Sally Tagg
    I bought a dozen eggs today. It felt like a breach of contract, but our chooks have begun their autumn moult and balding hens have better things to expend their energy on - most notably new feathers - than our breakfast.
    I have a dozen hens. They're a motley crew of brown shavers, who reliably lay an egg a day, and heirloom beauties who don't. We used to keep them in separate flocks - the brown shavers in a run by our house, for ease of egg collection, and the haughty...
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