Archive for April 17th, 2011


I have made tea eggs tonight.  They need to steep for a few hours more, yet.  Then I can take a picture.

Take an egg.  Put it in cold water.  Boil.  Let boil three minutes then cool under running water.  Crack that sucker all over with the back of a spoon.  Put it back in the water.

Now add:

3/4 c Soy

2 star anise

1 cinnamon stick

2 teabags of black tea

2 tsp sugar

2 tsp szechuan peppercorns

Simmer cracked eggs for 40 minutes, remove from heat, and cool.  Then steep them for 5 hours or overnight before peeling and you should get something like these here.  I had no orange peel, more’s the pity.


Show me this and I’ll show you a guy who doesn’t get out nearly enough and seriously needs a date.  This sort of behavior should be reserved for married men whose lives are over or men who have sown plenty enough wild oats.

Oh, who the hell am I kidding?  I’m just envious.  I could do without the stupid trance music so many you-tubers tend to lay in their soundtracks but oh well.

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