I have had to ask myself lately, am I willing to spend a few more dollars at the grocery store?
The price of many items have already gone up--as I am sure you have already noticed--but that isn't what I am referring to.
I spent the last few years shaving as much as I could off the bill every month--while still maintaining the freshest food I could, eating good food that is healthy and tasty. But as I continue to ask questions about the quality of the food, the integrity with which it is prepared/cared for, and the standards that we have become "used to", I am finding that there are a few things I am willing to admit I am feeling a little uncomfortable about.
Like what you may ask?
Well, for one: eggs. Standard egg farming practices don't much allow chickens to be chickens--and the more I look into it, the more uncomfortable I become about buying whatever eggs are on sale--when for a little bit more I can buy organic eggs from certified organic chickens--where they can walk around, pecking until their little chicken hearts are content...hmmm...(for more info on Ethical Farming in Canada--check here Canadian Coalition of Farm Animals.
~~now if your family is like mine, you will have some "Post-Easter" eggs to eat up --here is one of our favourite ways! Simple and plain--just perfect!
6 hard boiled eggs*
1/2 tbsp chives finely chopped
1 tsp mustard (yellow or dijon--both work)
3-4 tbsp mayonnaise
Peel eggs and cut in half--carefully scoop out the yolk and place in a bowl. Mash yolks with a fork. Add all other ingredients (except paprika) and mix well, until fluffy and smooth--add more mayo if you need to. Divide the yolk mixture among the egg white halves and sprinkle with paprika.
*Tip: to hard boil eggs without the yolk turning colour, bring them to a boil for 1 minute. Cover, turn off heat and let sit until water is cool. Eggs will be cooked perfectly and the yolk shouldn't be green...