One of my favorite things about my friends Jason and Alia is that they're the type of people who feed you. I'm a big feeder- if I have guests, I start offering snacks and tea pretty much right off the bat. I don't know where this type of hospitality comes from, but it's probably rooted in the fact that I'm always hungry, and food is a good ice breaker. Anyway, I was visiting my friends recently and I spied some tiny egg cups on the counter. I mentioned I'd never had a soft-boiled egg, and hey- they have a backyard full of chickens! How convenient.
I'm not going to lie, this might be too finicky for me to bother with on a regular basis, but it was cute and fun. Tiny cups! Dipping! It's like, so dainty, y'all. Basically it's just a poached egg still in the shell, when you really think about it.
Her eggs are dinky (bantam chickens) so we had to improvise with some cute bottles instead of egg cups.
I'd go ahead and post a recipe for soft-boiled eggs, but come on- you can find out by yourself.
I also got to try one of their fridge pickles (homegrown cucumbers and everything!) and they were delicious. I plan to snag that recipe as soon as I can. Anyone have any favorite fridge pickle recipes? I like garlic, and I like spicy.