Foodie stash busting

This year, and last, I have been trying to destash my craft cupboards. I squirrel fabric away. The odd balls and half-balls of wool are stored away. Just in case. There they stay. This year I have been trying not to add more, but to use what I have, which I pretty much have done, except for the odd purchase or two. I’m doing well.

When Mousy Brown suggested a “Start of the week Stash Busting” … well that seemed to fit right in. The idea is to blog about something that has depleted your stash by either being made, swapped or given away, and blog at the start of the week. I know it is Tuesday, but it was a Bank holiday yesterday, so this is the start of my week!

Instead of showing my current textile destashing projects which I’ve posted recently, I thought I’d share a foodie destash. Our hens are laying. Five of them at least. So I get 5 eggs a day. That is 5 eggs seven days a week. Thirty five eggs a week. Every week. Miss a day of baking or cooking and the eggs start to pile up. Today was the day to tackle my egg glut.

First I used eggs to make pastry. That used up 4 eggs.

Next I gave 12 away to a neighbour.

Lunch used up one egg with a batch of scotch pancakes.

Then six eggs disappeared into a blackcurrant custard tart, which cunningly used up some of my last year blackcurrants from the freezer.

I make that 23 eggs today.

Less than a dozen left in the box…

..until today’s five eggs were brought in….

Not that I mind. I just need to put them to good use tomorrow and not let them build up again.

Thank you for all the lovely comments on my last post. I’m so pleased that the children’s marble run inspired others to give it a go!

8 thoughts on “Foodie stash busting

  • Wednesday 9 May, 2012 at 8:41 pm
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    That looks so yummy! Any de-stashing is welcome…I hadn’t thought of eggs but I love the idea…thanks for joining in! Em x

    • Thursday 10 May, 2012 at 1:48 pm
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      Most pressing destash at the moment. Nice kind of problem! 😀

  • Wednesday 9 May, 2012 at 10:47 pm
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    Oh, How I wish I had that problem!!!! Fresh eggs! And all that yumminess. You DO know how lucky you are, don’t you???? (And lucky neighbor!!!)

    • Thursday 10 May, 2012 at 1:45 pm
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      Oh yes. I do know I’m blessed with eggs. Lovely to have enough to share, too. Just need to buckle down to a bit of cooking and baking. 😀

  • Friday 11 May, 2012 at 3:42 pm
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    That tart looks delicious. My husbands just come home from school with a box from one of his colleagues who always keeps us supplied with lovely eggs like yours…I haven’t got any berries though but will keep this in mind for later in the year when our mulberries are ready…I think it would work with them because they too are a little tart and would work well with the eggy custard…mmm….yours looks so pretty too…
    Deb

    • Monday 14 May, 2012 at 9:21 pm
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      Mulberries sound a really lovely variation on the recipe. Hope you enjoy it!

  • Tuesday 29 May, 2012 at 3:51 pm
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    hooray for farm fresh eggs! i have a friend with chickens who frequently gifts me with her extra eggs, i’m a bit spoiled really!

    your black current custard tart looks so delicious!!

    • Tuesday 29 May, 2012 at 8:23 pm
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      I try and keep a few extra hens, so that I have more eggs than I truely need. I love being able to share the surplus. Especially nice when we visit someone. 🙂

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