MARILYN HAGERTY: Ring around the yolk disgraces Easter eggs
School's out Friday and Monday in Grand Forks. UND is in recess Friday for the Easter weekend. And, once again, the gentle art of dyeing Easter eggs comes into its own. Shoppers have been snapping up kits to use for coloring eggs. Once again, I t...
School's out Friday and Monday in Grand Forks. UND is in recess Friday for the Easter weekend.
And, once again, the gentle art of dyeing Easter eggs comes into its own. Shoppers have been snapping up kits to use for coloring eggs.
Once again, I think how embarrassing it would be if you had ring around your eggs. That greenish ring that shows up sometimes between the yolk and white of the egg is a tell tale sign of something probably not too good.
My research tells me that it is overcooking of eggs that causes the iron in the yolk and the sulfur in the white to combine. Then you have that ugly green color around the yolk.
Even worse is having the egg get all nicked up when you are trying to peel it. From "The Joy of Cooking," I learned long ago that to peel a hard-cooked egg, you crack it and roll the egg between the palms of the hands. The fresher the egg, the harder it is to peel. Gently tap the large end of the egg against a hard surface. Then crack the other and the shell should come off easily.
Easter egg hunt
The eighth annual community Easter egg hunt for children will be held Saturday morning in the Alerus Center...And there's a free Easter hunt for families with young children Saturday morning at Cottonwood Community Church...And while they think the Queen of England might not be amused, The Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre is holding a Royal Hat Auction on Saturday morning in Fire Hall Theatre...Hundreds of vintage hats will be offered up for sale, with tea and scones donated by Dakota Harvest Bakery..."Driving Nails" will be presented three times this evening at Hope Evangelical Covenant Church in Grand Cities Mall.
Q. Where does Loyal Jahnke, the guy who waves the Sioux flag and runs around the football field and basketball courts, spend the summer?
A. He goes back home to Casselton, N.D., and works. He has to stay in running shape so he can make it around the track whenever the UND team scores a touchdown. We hope he has to run early and often when the football team shows up in September.
Q. Who is Ruby Grove?
A. She's a former teacher from Fisher, Minn., who has directed plays and acts in the Fire Hall Theatre. She is taking the place of Bonnie Cameron in the team of people who will be portraying historical figures of Grand Forks. It seems other commitments at this time prevent Bonnie the Story Teller to be part of the troupe for the Grand Forks County Historical Society. Grove will appear as Miss Beatrice Johnstone, who was County Superintendent of Schools when there were one room schools all over.
Q. Whose bike is it that has been sitting outside Caribou Coffee on 24th Ave. S. and S. Washington Street all winter?
A. I sure don't know.
Q. When is the Walk to Defeat ALS being held in Grand Forks?
A. It's set for Saturday, April 30, beginning at 9 a.m. in University Park. The ALS Association gives help to victims of Lou Gehrig's disease and promotes research and hopes for a cure some day.
Randy and Pat
Cheerful persons of the week: Randy Foss and Pat Hollands of Fisher, Minn.
Reach Hagerty at firstname.lastname@example.org or (701) 772-1055.