We’ve all done it. You break an egg, pieces of shell end up in your bowl.
You reach in to retrieve it, with a spoon, knife, or mostly, your finger.
All you really need is the rest of the shell.
When dipped into the bowl, it acts like a magnet, drawing out the slippery pieces.
The shell has the ability to reunite its broken parts.
I didn’t know this, and I’ve been baking since 9th grade Home Economics class.
It reminds me of how many times in life that we dip our finger into an issue instead of allowing a situation to naturally correct itself.
The message is clear.
It is never too late to learn something new.
That’s a good tip! 😃
I was surprised, just heard it a few weeks ago! Thanks.
Never too old to learn something, right? I’ll amaze my kids with trick. 😃
They might just be impressed.
Hahaha! They’re getting too old now to be impressed by pops. 😃😃
I love, love, love your message! 🌟✨💫
Sometimes, we work so hard at something, and the answers are right in front of us, Gail. Thanks.
I, too, have found this to be true. 🦋
Thank you, Gail.
Good cooking tip. I’ve never heard this before, either. Good life lesson, too.
Interesting. Such a simple idea, now it’s all over the web. I think I saw it on a cooking segment, morning news.
I didn’t know that and will remember it!
It works so well, Di.
Oh man, that’s deep (and handy). 🙂
Thanks for the visit and comment, Marie. A handy tip for me, for sure.
Such a simple yet powerful message. Brilliant. 🌼
I like simple. Thanks, Brigid.
Huh… I had never heard that about eggshells. Even though I’m allergic so won’t be cooking any, it’s still darned fascinating. Hugs.
An egg allergy…so sorry, Teagan, that must eliminate quite a few foods for you. Thanks for the comment, and hugs.
This is really useful. I am going to test it out as I bake all the time.
I wish I’d known sooner myself. Thanks so much, Robbie.
A great tip, and you taught me a new trick too.. I usually fish around with a teaspoon lol.. 😀 xxx
I used to press against the side of the bowl, to trap the piece. This is much better, Sue.
I am baking tomorrow, and you can be sure there will be time to put this into practice LOL.. 🙂 Thanks again Van xxx
Most welcome, Sue. 🥚
I managed not to get shell in. but you know what Van I broke a bit into the bowl just to try.. And it works LOL.. hehehe…. Love the little egg symbol too xxx
It does work, thanks for sharing, Sue.
This is one I have actually always known (taught to me by my Grandfather) but I absolutely agree with your point that there is always something new to learn.
Good to know that it was familiar to someone out there, Laura. Thanks. And yes, every day.
I did know that about eggs, but I sure could learn to let things resolve themselves naturally!
Couldn’t we all ??? Thanks, Joey.
I learned this some years ago. That’s a fantastic trick and it works every time!
Not sure how I missed out on this tip, Erika. It is so useful, and no more sticky fingers in the recipe. Thanks.
Yes, I thought exactly the same when I heard it. It is kind of revolutionary!!
Nice trick, Van. Think I learned this from my Mom (years ago). I do like the connection…to let things resolve naturally. We do meddle with things too soon! Christine
We surely do, more often than I’d like to admit, Christine. Thanks.
Now that’s a great tip. It’s good to keep learning ❣️
Other lessons might be:
Like attracts like.
Coming together in wholeness is nature’s way
Don’t throw out the rest of the shell, or you’ll be rummaging through the trash!
Those are great, Val. Wholeness wins out all the time. And the last one…happens! Thanks for your insights.
I never knew that and you’re right never to old to learn something new!
Thanks so much for the visit and comment. Your blog…an interesting name. Off to visit.
Wow, Van. Superb simple philosophy
The simple thoughts seem to work best, Derrick. Thank you.
Something new AND useful. 🙂
I thought so, C. Thanks.
What a great tip, Van. And such wise words contained within it.
Thanks so much, Hugh.
Indeed we learn every day. I had no idea and will definitely try it out.
I’ve used the tip so much recently, J., wish I’d known it sooner.
took me 50 plus years to realise it is easier to peel a banana if you don’t start at the stalk end; watch a primate and it always starts at the other end. Simples…
Yep. That one surprised me as well, we should pay more attention to the animal kingdom, Geoff. Thanks.
Fabulous object lesson Van! It seems like every couple of weeks or so I’m saying to myself, “I didn’t know that… How cool!” It’s a journey, not a destination. 🙂
The older we get, the more we realize just how much we don’t know. A journey, for sure. Thanks.
You taught me something new today, Van..:) How cool..:)
Never too late, George. Thanks.
I learned this after sticking too many fingers into the egg haha such a great point! Your posts have really been so thought provoking and I enjoy thinking things over xoxo
You are so not alone, Lynn. Thanks for such a thoughtful compliment.
Wow… definitely have to try this…what a way of finding profound meaning in simple things…!
Those simple things have so much to teach us. Thanks for the visit and comment.
No. No it’s not
Every day. Something new.
And perhaps you need better tools?
That’s a lot of broken eggs ! 🥚 🥚 🥚 And, from what I see, no shells. Brings back memories of working on assembly lines at a Pepperidge Farm Bakery. Thanks, DK.
You worked at Pepperidge Farms! Wow. I’m a huge fan (of the baked goods not the work or early mornings)
Yep. Still a fan. Summer job for 3 years, they paid so many of my college expenses.
Hi – great tip – did not realzie it had magnetic properties.
However, a while ago I heard someone say that we should try and not let the shell touch the egg because the shell is often what might have somenila – or germs?
not sure exactly – and maybe that was relating to farm fresh eggs that were not pasteurized or treated….
I’m sure that’s true, but I love to go direct to the farm for fresh eggs. So far, have not been poisoned. Thanks, Y.
yeah – well I have heard it is rare to have dirty eggs – and plus cooking them should kill anything – so maybe it is those who eat raw eggs –
anyhow, this tip is great because I have spent some time using a spoon to fetch a piece of shell – it really takes finesse – so I will try this
I think you’ll be surprised at how well it works. Simple tip that I never knew.
Dip our finger in to “help” and next thing you know it’s all broken up (and maybe we’ve got egg on our face? I *had* to add that!)
Excellent, C. Thanks for playing !
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Man I never knew that either, Van. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve struggled to get pieces of egg shell out of a bowl. Duh. And all this time I could have used the shell. I won’t forget this tip!
So many of us were in the dark about this one, Amy. Have fun with it.
Fascinating! A chicken egg can somehow ‘recognize’ pieces of itself. I feel a bit of research coming on! Thanks, Van!
Most welcome, Rob.
It’s like when peanut butter toast falls on the floor, peanut butter side down, you just open the peanut butter jar, and it adheres right back to the toast………wait…….
Ha ha…if only !
Whaaaa?? Mind. Blown. Now if I can only remember this the next time I drop a piece of shell into the bowl…
I know, right ?
I didn’t know that! All those frustrating moments trying to capture that sliver of shell are over! Thank goodness we’re never too old to learn new tricks 😀
Amen to that. Every day, something new.
Clever and informative Van, thanks. 🙂 x
You’re so welcome, Deb.
I didn’t know this. Thank you for sharing!!
Funny how so many of us did not know this, Eugenia. Most welcome.
And I just learned something thanks to you! Never knew and love the life lesson we can draw from this and you highlighted so perfectly well. Thanks, Van xoxo
Most welcome, Sandra.
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Hello its suprizing thing tnx u😛😍