Friday, March 29, 2019


The French have a marked preference for eggs with sturdy, brown or reddish eggshells, a partiality I acquired after years of living in France--except at Easter when it was time to dye eggs pretty pastel colors for my young children. And even then, I could never find white-shelled eggs. Imagine my surprise today when I opened this carton of eggs that looked as bright as Eggy Pop lamps! In fact, the eggs were laid by white leghorn or Livorno chickens, a breed that originated in Italy. The leghorn is famous for its high productivity and smaller, white eggs. The most widespread egg-layer in France, however, is the Marans and its hybrids which produce brown-shelled eggs. Diet can affect the egg color, but it is mainly determined by genetics.

Il ne faut pas mettre tous ses oeufs dans le même panier!
Don't put all of your eggs in one basket!

A readable treat...
What are you planning to put in your little one's Easter basket? Why not a delicious children's tale? Le Lapin et le Roi Grenouille and its English version, The Rabbit and King Frog, are fully illustrated and original fairy tales that gently teach life lessons. Their enhanced vocabulary will stimulate discussions between parent and child, as well as appeal to young and old alike! Available on Amazon sites with free delivery for Amazon prime users. Click on the titles to take a peek!

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