...to get up from my desk to get a spoon from the office kitchen so that I could eat my peanut butter. (1 ounce of PB is my daily afternoon snack). So I "scooped" my peanut butter with a Biscoff cookie I had in my desk drawer.
I prefer to crack open my eggs by tapping the egg on a flat surface like the countertop or chopping board and then pulling the shell apart with my thumbs. Others prefer tapping it on the side of a bowl or the frying pan. And let's not forget the one handed method too. But I've never heard about placing the egg in the palm of your hand and striking it gently with the back (aka the dull side) of a knife...until today.
My coworkers and I were talking about the as-seen-on-TV egg cracking product "EZ Cracker". We were so baffled by the need for this product since cracking eggs is not a difficult task. I was miming the motions of cracking an egg and one of my coworkers didn't understand what I was doing. So I asked her how she cracked eggs and she told me with a knife. She said that's the only way she's ever been aware of. She's never even heard of people cracking eggs on the countertop or side of the bowl. When I got home I had to try this new-to-me way of cracking an egg. Seemed to work just fine, but now I have an extra knife to wash.
So I wondered how many other ways could there be to crack an egg? And is the method of cracking an egg cultural or regional? How do you crack open your eggs?
Recently I was reading a food related article and the woman being interview was asked what kind of food she eats. She said that she's vegetarian. She also avoids foods that are processed. Later she mentions that she loves to bake and uses Earth Balance "butter".
So that got me thinking about food substitutes. Is the faux version of something considered a processed food? Vegan butter definitely seems more processed than cow's milk butter, but it's not nearly as processed as a Snackwells cookie or Nutrasweet. How much processing makes something "processed"?
Why does pork have a bad rap especially among females? The women I know who eat sausage are always quick to point out that their sausage is chicken not pork. I'm a female and I love pork and pork products. Long live the hog!
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