In praise of eggs: ‘Use them like a broom to sweep everything together’

The people who panic-bought pandemic chickens are probably finally seeing the benefit – but when it comes to fresh eggs, there’s always more to explore

With Christmas long over, Easter approaching faster than proofing hot cross buns with conventional yeast, and food trends fading in and out, the egg is a stabilising constant.

All those geniuses who had the time and space to heed the call to homesteading at the start of the pandemic are finally reaping rewards. I applaud them, though I’m somewhat frustrated at the bottleneck in the supply chain they created – causing shortages of seeds, seedlings, beehives and future egg-laying chicks.

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