• Eggs are one of nature’s greatest food parcels!
  • They are an excellent source of protein so can play a valuable part in a balanced diet.
  • Especially good for vegetarians who aren’t getting protein in their diet from meat.
  • Eggs are packed with essential amino acids – the building blocks of protein.
  • Eggs are a good source of vitamins, particularly B vitamins and vitamins A, D and E.
  • They are also a source of minerals including phosphorous, which is good for healthy bones, and zinc, which aids growth and contributes towards a healthy immune system.

Keeping Eggs:

  • It is a popular belief that eggs need to be kept in the fridge. This isn’t necessary, but it will keep them fresher for longer because their quality deteriorates much faster at room temperature.
  • The simplest way to store eggs is in the box you buy them in. Egg shells are porous and can absorb the odours of other foods so try to keep them away from anything strong-smelling, like fish.
  • Make sure you use eggs by the ‘best before’ date shown on the egg or the box.

How do you like your eggs?

Boiled Eggs and soldiers are one of the best things ever. Whether you like them hard-boiled or soft-boiled, it’s easy to get your eggs just right simply by varying the cooking time.

boiled eggs

•  A good tip to remember is that if you add a small pinch of salt to the water it will help to prevent the eggs cracking. Cook for the following times, depending on how you like your eggs: 5 minutes for runny, 7½ minutes for semi-firm, 10 minutes for hard-boiled. Put your bread on to toast a few minutes before your eggs are ready.

Scrambled Eggs

scramb eggs

Scrambled eggs can be one of the most fantastic, luxurious breakfasts around if you remember a few key things: always use really fresh free-range or organic eggs and good-quality butter, and always keep the eggs moving slowly over a low heat.

Fried Eggs on Toast   

eggs on toast

Poached Eggs on Toast

poached egg

A perfectly cooked poached egg is one of the most brilliant things in the whole world! They can be a little tricky to get right, but if you make sure you use the freshest eggs you possibly can, you shouldn’t have any problems.

Simple Omelette


Omelettes are tasty and super-quick to knock together. A simple omelette is delicious and brilliant for breakfast, lunch, or even a quick and light supper with a nice green salad.

Here at Tancred Farm Shop we have Large Free Range Hen Eggs and also Duck Eggs available for only £1.00 for 1/2 dozen.