Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Water Glass

Did you know that farm fresh eggs can be preserved in Water Glass for up to two years? Talk about going green... no electricity needed.

The instructions (from a 1942 Victory Canning cookbook) say to use "perfectly clean, but not washed eggs." That seems a bit of a contradiction, but then I learned that an egg is delivered *ahem* with something called "bloom", applied as it enters the world. God's very own natural protection for the goodness inside that shell. After mixing the Water Glass with water, the submerged eggs will stay fresh for an amazing amount of time.

Water Glass is still available today if you want to try this. Ask for sodium silicate.

So, now you are informed. If only I had known this back when we had chickens. Oh the things I could have done!

But then again... who would have tried the first 8 month old egg?

"Not me!" said the mama.

"Not me!" said the children.

Hmmm. Maybe refrigeration is necessary after all.

For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower falleth away: but the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you. I Peter 1:24,25

1 comment:

Marcie said...

Bloom. Hmmm...