Gift: 2 sets of Eiko Egg Boilers from Vessel Designer: Eiko Shop: Available from Vessel for $19 per set of four.
Remember these Eiko Egg Boilers from last week? We like their bright, cheery spring colors and how they gently cradle your eggs as they cook to soft-boiled perfection. They perform double duty as egg cups as you dip your toast soldiers into the golden innards.
Soft-boiled eggs always remind us of one of our favorite children's book heroines: a small badger named Frances...
Here's a short excerpt from Russell Hoban's classic Bread and Jam for Frances. The family is sitting down to breakfast, each with an egg. Frances, however, is going through a picky eater phase.
"What a lovely egg!" said Father. "If there is one thing I am fond of for breakfast, it is a soft-boiled egg." "Yes," said Mother, spooning up egg for the baby, "it is just the thing to start the day off right." "Ah!" said Gloria, and ate up her egg. Frances did not eat her egg. She sang a little song to it.
"I do not like the way you slide, I do not like your soft inside, I do not like you lots of ways, And I could do for many days Without eggs."
We have to disagree with Frances - we could not go for many days without eggs! Fortunately the bread-and-jam eating heroine comes around to how good other foods are, and she winds up eating much more than bread and jam. (Want to read the whole thing? Buy Bread and Jam for Frances, $6.99 at Amazon.)
To enter, tell us how you like your eggs. Hard-boiled? Ultra-hard-boiled? Soft-boiled and runny?
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