E is for egg cup
How I long for those days when my breakfast consisted of a glass of orange juice, two buttered toasts and a soft boiled egg served in an egg cup. I loved tapping open the egg stirring the just setting white and the runny yolk and eating it with buttered toast. Alas! With fears of E coli and all kinds of health issues, soft boiled eggs became unfashionable and with it , the egg cup.
But eggs are still good for growing children so when the doctor prescribed them to the grandchildren, I began looking for the egg cups. Naturally, there were none to be found, so I had to hunt the shops.
“Egg cups? What’s that?” asked most salesmen who hadn’t even heard of eggs let alone egg cups.
I thought I’d have better luck abroad so when I visited Singapore last year, it was a good excuse for me to hang around and browse in stores selling kitchen and tableware ( my ultimate passion). But here too, I was disappointed as soft boiled eggs and egg cups really seemed to be yesterday’s menu!
I almost abandoned my hunt when I spied some hiding shyly behind the salt cellars and I quickly grabbed a pair. While packing them up, I suddenly felt I should get some more, so I dashed back to the shop the next day. To my surprise, they were all sold out!
I wonder if the egg cups in my possession now, are some of the last in the world?
I’m participating with over 1000 bloggers in the 7th A to Z Challenge and will be blogging the whole of April about the ‘ Things around My House’, from A to Z. My object for today is E for Egg Cup.
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