Monday, 5 January 2015

Temporary oil container out of an egg shell...!

This morning I was doing a whole heap of cooking including four loaves of bread. I had washed up and was waiting for a vege tart for tomorrow nights dinner to come out of the oven so I could pop the breads in, then I realised that I had washed up the oil bowl I had been using and couldn't get the brush into the bottle of olive oil - and then I spotted the eggshell...

Here's what I did...

 Since I only needed a small amount to brush on top of the bread when they were rising in their tins, a used eggshell was just perfect as a temporary container!

Hold just the right amount for the tops of four loaves...

 And then afterwards it can go back into the pile of vege scraps for the chickens, worms and/or compost! Free, natural, temporary, biodegradable, non-toxic, organic and just sitting there waiting to be used! (Wonder how long it is before someone invents a commercial version and sells it for $1.99 at K-mart?!)

Now that I've done this with an egg shell, I'm wondering what other uses they could have...

I have dried them out and fed them back to my chooks as a calcium supplement, crushed them and popped into the compost heap and also used them crushed to add calcium to my growing tomato's...

A quick Google search gives me these links-

Prairie Homestead - 30 things to do with eggshells

Good Housekeeping - 12 egg-cellent things to do with egg shells

One Good Thing - 15 Surprising uses for eggshells

Next time you are cooking eggs, see what you can come up with for using the shells in a new way!

Score card:
Green-ness: 5/5 for using a biodegradable totally natural temporary container!
Frugal-ness:  5/5 for repurposing something to hand rather than buying a new gadget
Time cost: No time at all to prepare, use or throw into the compost bucket!
Skill level: Cracking and egg!
Fun-ness: Great fun to find a new use for an egg shell!
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