I like farm fresh eggs but there are some farmers who will scam you about “Farm Fresh” eggs. When you buy something advertised as “Farm Fresh,” your natural inclination is to imagine that whatever it is you are buying can’t be more than a day or two old when you buy it. The truth often is that when you buy eggs advertised as “Farm Fresh,” it really means that they are “Fresh Off The Farm,” even though they might have been laying in a refrigerator on that farm for a month or more.
When you buy those “Fresh Eggs” from your favorite super market, there is something else you should know: By law, an egg can be sold for up to 30 days after the date it was put in the carton. And farmers have up to 30 days to go from when the egg is laid to the carton. That means those supermarket eggs can be two months old by the time you buy them.
So much for fresh eggs!
My Favorite Candies
My favorite candies are soft licorice, butterscotch chews and jelly beans.
The problem with licorice is that most of the licorice I can find for sale is artificially flavored with anise or something else. Today, however, I did manage to find real black licorice candy that was manufactured in Finland.
My favorite Jelly Beans are the ones called “Jelly Belly” and I heard somewhere that it is the Jelly Belly brand that was the favorite of former President Ronald Reagan. I found that I can buy Jelly Bellies in Two pound bags on Amazon. (I am not being compensated for mentioning the brand name, “Jelly Belly.” — (I have to tell you that by law.).
Cleaning Eye Glasses
This is one of my favorite life hacks and I just discovered it a couple of days ago. I found that a common paper coffee filter is one of the easiest materials with which to clean eye-glasses. I tried it and it works. Don’t ask me how it works or why it works but it does for me.
Today I began eating more green leafy vegetables in my diet. I had been neglecting greens for months but today I bought 4 big bunches of loose turnip greens and prepared them and had a generous portion of them for dinner. (One and a half cups for a serving.)
To prepare my greens, I washed them thoroughly first. Never can tell who has been handling them or what has taken up residence among their leaves.
After washing the greens, I added enough low-sodium chicken broth to cover them and simmered them for Two hours minimum. Greens cook slow and if you want them to be tender, you need to cook them for at least One and a half to Two hours.
I seasoned them at the table with special “Greens Seasoning” that I bought at the super market. I like the Southern-Style greens seasoning.