World Egg Day

Day 14 - #WorldWatercolorGroup World Egg Day Cracked Egg watercolor #doodlewash

The second Friday of October each year is a very special day to celebrate one of the world’s most popular foods. In 1996, The International Egg Commission established this auspicious day in Vienna at a conference. Apparently, people across the globe celebrate this day by making various kinds of egg dishes. So, if it’s not too late, and you like eggs, make yourself some eggy goodness and celebrate! Though also filled with a bit of saturated fat, eggs are apparently touted to be one of nature’s highest quality protein sources so celebrate without regrets. One of my favorite childhood memories is being allowed to go with my grandmother to collect the eggs on her farm. It was like an Easter egg hunt in the middle of summer and the eggs themselves were absolutely delicious.

These days, we get eggs at the grocery, but they are from a local farm with free range hens, just like when I was a kid. I’ve mentioned before that as a kid, I really didn’t like the yolk to be runny. It was weird and grossed me out, so I would ask my mom to cook it solid in whatever form it came. I’m perfectly fine with all versions now, but have to admit that my favorite part about eggs is the role it plays in desserts that I love, from cookies to cakes. Snickerdoodles have always been my favorite cookie, probably because they have one more egg in the recipe than chocolate chip. Also that mysterious ingredient, cream of tarter, that I only learned as an adult was a byproduct of winemaking. This explains a lot.

This is what I’ve come to think of as Short Post Friday, since I’m usually drinking wine when I start typing and ready to end the week by relaxing. I hope all of you have a great week and wish you a fabulous weekend ahead!

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 Day 14 - #WorldWatercolorGroup World Egg Day Cracked Egg watercolor #doodlewash
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29 Comments
  1. Brilliant doodlewash Charlie, what would we do without eggs…no cakes? Eeek!

    • Author

      Exactly!!!! Lol Cake was the first thing that popped into my head! hehe… so glad you liked this one, Rebecca! 😃💕

  2. Catherine Johnson 1 year ago

    Fabulous egg painting! We always have eggs so we’ve celebrated accordingly 😀🍳

  3. Sharon Bonin-Pratt 1 year ago

    Did not know that about cream of tartar – what I learn from your blog, Charlie – thanks.
    Now of course I’m hungry for eggs and have none in the house. Except for your Doodlewash, which is lovely.

    • Author

      Thanks, Sharon! 😃💕 What?!! No eggs! Philippe always gets a little nervous when we run out of eggs and we have to go get some immediately. hehe

  4. Teri C 1 year ago

    Love it!

  5. debiriley 1 year ago

    yum to the eggs! great job 🙂 more eggs, please! cheers, Debi

    • Author

      Thanks so much, Debi! 😃💕 I’m a total egg fan… they really are essential for all the things I love most! hehe

      • debiriley 1 year ago

        d-lishous. happily Healthy too lol. I love paintings of eggs!

  6. Artful Aspirations 1 year ago

    Scrambled eggs do sound amazing right about now! Yum. 🙂 🙂 🙂

  7. Carol 1 year ago

    Amazing doodlewash, Charlie! Now all we need is some toast for dipping into the yolk. Yummm.

    • Author

      Thanks, Carol! 😃💕 I almost put them on toast! hehe… I’m a total egg lover. Can’t imagine not having them around.

  8. Tom Merriman 1 year ago

    Now that’s a good egg, Charlie!
    I must admit that I enjoy egg myself… never heard of World Egg Day though!

    • Author

      Thanks, Tom! 😃 Yeah… I love these “days” hehe… they’re so wonderfully obscure. But any day that celebrates eggs is good by me!

  9. Laurence 1 year ago

    Beautifull eggs, really ! And I never eat so much eggs since this spring I bought 2 hens ( an Araucana with blue eggs I’ve never still seen, and a “Tigrette” who give us nearly each day a fresh egg). Nice weekend to you !!

    • Author

      Thanks, Laurence! 😃💕 And oooooo… I’m jealous! That would be amazing to have your own hens for fresh eggs each day. Fabulous! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend as well!

  10. Jacob 1 year ago

    Ooh, now that looks a good egg! Let’s hope when we cut into it, the yolk’s perfectly runny. 😉 Having your own hens is a really great thing; the eggs taste SO much better, making such a day even easier to celebrate.

    Goodness, I really shouldn’t have googled Snickerdoodles this late in the evening. I want cookies.

    • Author

      Thanks, Jacob! 😃 Yeah… I would love to have my own hens, but doesn’t quite work in the city. As for Snickerdoodles… you need to make some as soon as possible!! So good!!

      • Jacob 1 year ago

        I think so too! How about a snickerdoodle doodlewash (what a delightful mouthful that is!)

      • Author

        I’ve been trying to get Philippe to make them for me… I will as soon as it works! Lol

      • Jacob 12 months ago

        Ha – Come on, Philippe! You know you wanna!

  11. jmnowak 1 year ago

    I love eggs, but it don’t like me! Lovely doodle, Charlie! 🙂

  12. hebamohd 12 months ago

    But, what about a day for the the chicken!

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