Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Sepia Saturday 266 - Valentine Eggs




The prompt this week is a Valentine Card which dates back to the 1940s and comes from the Flickr Commons collection of the Deseronto Archives.

Mine was not a romantic family. There are no valentines in the memorabilia box so I looked online for material and found a few talking vegetables but what really caught my eye was this romantic couple. 

I'm euphoric that the USDA plans to no longer warn people to avoid eggs. Having worked for years for the California Egg Commission during the era when people considered eggs were almost poisonous this feels like redemption day. 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture panel assigned the task of revamping the guidelines every five years has indicated that it will bow to new research that has undermined the role that dietary cholesterol plays in a person's heart health, the Washington Post reported Tuesday.

The fried egg valentine was for sale online at a number of vintage shops. It must have been popular in its day. And once I started looking for them, I was surprised how many egg-themed valentines I found. 

from Etsy.com


from Vintie Valentines

from pinterest.com

All the cutesy romance was amusing at first and then my cynical side kicked in and I remembered the famous Mexican dish called Huevos Divorciados or Divorced Eggs. Two eggs, each blanketed with a different sauce, are served separated by a wall of beans. These eggs aren't speaking!

www.lasmesasrestaurante.com
During my search for "romantic eggs" on Google images, I ran across this clever way to the start Valentine's day with your sweetheart. From the website "Annathered" Heart shaped hard boiled eggs




For more talking vegetables, vintage valentines and tales of love, check out Sepia Saturday




10 comments:

  1. You ARE a good egg, Helen! And this was a fun blog!. I'm so glad your Egg Council has been vindicated.
    Barbara

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  2. The Mexican egg dish looks very appealing, but aren't they saying now that the yolks should be completely cooked?

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  3. I giggled my way thru this post. Thanks for a cheery morning.

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  4. I just love those awfully bad puns of cheap valentine cards.

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  5. Those heart-shaped eggs are fantastic -- and that's no EGGSageration!

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  6. Long ago I read somewhere that egg yolks are fine - their cholesterol is actually a good sort & I love eggs of all kinds so I never cut back on them! And your eggstraordinary egg Valentines are fun!

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  7. Thought I'd egg you on as well. It was fun looking at the egg cards. Who would've thought there'd be so many egg-theme ones? Great finds.

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  8. Great post, vintage cards are fun!

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  9. A Valentine’s homage to the egg - and quite right too. I had eggs for breakfast on St Valentines Day and something unusually hearty happened to them in the pan. I put the picture on my own Facebook page; I’ll have to see if I can find a way of showing you.

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  10. I've never thought of eggs as being particularly romantic, but those hard-boiled heart-shaped ones are sweet - must try that method one some day!

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