Well, fall is officially here and we can't wait to get our cozy on. And while it might be the season for all-things-pumpkin, there's another spherical ingredient we love cooking with — the humble egg, which we are celebrating from World Egg Day (October 8th) till...ermm, forever.
The nutrient-dense source of B12 (and 13 other vitamins and minerals) is a saviour in a pinch — which of us hasn't claimed we had nothing in the fridge, only to find an egg and salvage a delicious dinner? Knowing what eggs to pick up in the store is easy — just look for the maple leaf on the carton to ensure you are purchasing eggs from Canadian egg farmers. When you buy Canadian eggs, you're guaranteed a level of quality and care that other providers just can't offer.
In Ontario, it only takes between 4–7 days for an egg to go from farm to grocery store, meaning you're getting the freshest possible product. Ontario eggs come from real farmers, some of whom are part of multi-generational farm families who've been doing this for decades.
Best of all, every single Canadian egg farmer follows a national Animal Care and On-Farm Food Safety program. This ensures that their hens always have a clean and comfortable environment, a nutritious diet and fresh water at all times. So you can feel good about all of the delicious meals you whip up with your eggs — and you'll be sure to taste the difference in quality, too.
Whether you're making a last-minute omelette or looking to up your fall cooking repertoire, you can rest assured that an Ontario egg will deliver a fresh, high-quality protein from an experienced local farmer. Check out the below recipe for a drool-worthy Croque Madame sandwich that will transform your kitchen into a French café. And for the ultimate fall dessert (that's not pie, but close), we've got a pumpkin pecan custard recipe that's très magnifique.
Look for the cartons with the Canada Grade A or Egg Quality Assurance symbol to ensure you are purchasing farm fresh eggs. To learn more, head to getcracking.ca
Originating in France, this decadent Croque Madame sandwich, topped with a fried egg, makes for a delicious fall snack or meal.