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.


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92 Responses to Shells

  1. That’s a good tip! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  2. I love, love, love your message! ๐ŸŒŸโœจ๐Ÿ’ซ

  3. Ally Bean says:

    Good cooking tip. I’ve never heard this before, either. Good life lesson, too.

  4. I didn’t know that and will remember it!

  5. mariezhuikov says:

    Oh man, that’s deep (and handy). ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Such a simple yet powerful message. Brilliant. ๐ŸŒผ

  7. 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.

  8. This is really useful. I am going to test it out as I bake all the time.

  9. A great tip, and you taught me a new trick too.. I usually fish around with a teaspoon lol.. ๐Ÿ˜€ xxx

  10. 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.

  11. joey says:

    I did know that about eggs, but I sure could learn to let things resolve themselves naturally!

  12. Erika Kind says:

    I learned this some years ago. That’s a fantastic trick and it works every time!

  13. C.E.Robinson says:

    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

  14. Val Boyko says:

    Now thatโ€™s a great tip. Itโ€™s good to keep learning โฃ๏ธ
    Other lessons might be:
    Like attracts like.
    Coming together in wholeness is natureโ€™s way
    Donโ€™t throw out the rest of the shell, or youโ€™ll be rummaging through the trash!

  15. yellowwolf80 says:

    I never knew that and you’re right never to old to learn something new!

  16. Wow, Van. Superb simple philosophy

  17. Something new AND useful. ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. What a great tip, Van. And such wise words contained within it.

  19. Indeed we learn every day. I had no idea and will definitely try it out.

  20. TanGental says:

    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…

  21. 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. George says:

    You taught me something new today, Van..:) How cool..:)

  23. 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

  24. kedawithani says:

    Wow… definitely have to try this…what a way of finding profound meaning in simple things…!

  25. prior.. says:

    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….

  26. writerinsoul says:

    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!)

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  28. 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!

  29. Fascinating! A chicken egg can somehow ‘recognize’ pieces of itself. I feel a bit of research coming on! Thanks, Van!

  30. DGGYST says:

    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…….

  31. Laura says:

    Whaaaa?? Mind. Blown. Now if I can only remember this the next time I drop a piece of shell into the bowl…

  32. 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 ๐Ÿ˜€

  33. dgkaye says:

    Clever and informative Van, thanks. ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  34. -Eugenia says:

    I didn’t know this. Thank you for sharing!!

  35. amommasview says:

    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

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  37. Hello its suprizing thing tnx u๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿ˜

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