photos by Paul Ferney

Remember when I wondered if we could buy eggs from our neighbor? Well it turns out that yes, we most certainly can. And it’s an errand my kids are always delighted to volunteer for.

We start with an empty basket.

Then, any of the kids interested in this little field trip head next door…

…passing grazing cows on their way.

Madame Lucienne helps them pick out the eggs. Two euros per dozen.

In this case, we were buying 4 dozen eggs for the Easter Party.

Then, we head home.

The eggs are so delicious that we look for recipes that require lots of them — things like omelettes and egg salad sandwiches.

Have you ever bought eggs from a neighbor? Did you feel like they tasted better than store-bought ones? What other sorts of egg-y recipes should I try?