Giveaway: The Fresh Egg Cookbook

April 19, 2012
A few weeks back, I received two copies of The Fresh Egg Cookbook from Storey Publishing.  One for me to review and one to giveaway to our blogging friends.  This cookbook is part chicken memoir and part cookbook.  Jennifer Trainer Thompson shares personal stories from her flock and from her kitchen where cooking is truly a family affair.  She even interlaces some general chicken information, which is always fun to read.  Whenever I review a cookbook, it is important for me to create a few of the recipes that intrigue me.  I love to see how they turn out in my kitchen and I love to see how they taste.  Here are three delicious ones that I made during the review of this cookbook.
Shirred Eggs p.40
Creamy Italian Dressing p.18

Southwestern Egg Burrito p. 117

I found the recipes to be simple and easy to prepare with short cooking times.   A few recipes will require an extra trip to the grocer for items that you may not necessarily stock in your pantry, but can be found at most grocers across the country.  From what we sampled, everything had nice fresh flavor and accented the fresh eggs.  The author shares all sorts of recipes, some expected and some new.  Appetizers, main courses, vegetarian dishes and desserts as well as snacks are all included.  This cookbook is wonderful.  I am always looking for new ways to serve eggs to my family.  It certainly exceeded my expectations.  I would highly recommend this book to anyone with a flock of backyard chickens.

Ms. Thompson does include quite a few dishes that include serving raw or under cooked eggs. Readers should be aware of the implications and risks associated with consuming eggs that have not been cooked to 160 degrees F.

Here is how you can enter to win a copy!

1. You must leave a comment on this blog for entry. Only comments here on this blog post will be

accepted as an entry. Be sure to leave an email address so that we can contact you if you do not have a blog. (1 entry) If you are doing any of the below actions to increase your number of entries, please let us know in your comment(s). You can earn 3 entries in this amazing giveaway!

2. Visit Storey Publishing’s website and tell me your top “wish list” book. (1 entry)

3. Don’t miss out on future giveaways.  Follow our blog, Tilly’s Nest  (1 entry)  Following options are on the right hand side of this website.  Current fans will already qualify for this entry.

Good luck!

This contest ends on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 11:59 pm East Coast Time.
Items ship to US address only.

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107 thoughts on “Giveaway: The Fresh Egg Cookbook”

  1. Thanks Tilly for a chance to win The Fresh Egg Cookbook!… I follow your blog and love it. With all the eggs around here I need to learn different ways to use them.
    Phyllis Munn at

  2. Visit Storey Publishing's website and tell me your top "wish list" book. (1 entry)
    I believe I need that backyard cow book, that what our next project is. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Love to follow you on Facebook and I am now going to follow your great blog!! Just started a flock of 40 laying hens (15-Red Rock Sussex and 25- Isa Brown) of our own….baby chicks currently but can't wait to start getting those fresh brown eggs! Winning this giveaway for The Fresh Egg Cookbook would just be perfect! Thanks again for all your insight into the world of raising chickens…love them! ๐Ÿ™‚ Sherri Piprell P.S. My email is

  4. I'd LOVE to win this! We have a family of six with five (soon to be six … or maybe seven?) pullets and can't wait to have our own eggs.

  5. We always have way more eggs than we know what to do with. This book looks beautiful and I would love to have it for more ideas of how to cook with my eggs.

  6. We really are enjoy and learning and now following (1) Tilly's Nest. Thanks for all the work you put in. We'd Love to win this cook/story book, it's just two of us now that the kids are grown and gone we have an abundance eggs and are always look for new way to enjoy our girls gifts. Thanks for the link to the book site all the books listed are going on my wish list but to start with I'd like Barnheart (1) Sounds a tad like my life and maybe help me convince my husban we need a few more critters.
    again thank you for everything
    Cheryl (1)

  7. Oh, and I forgot to leave my email address on my last entry:

    My top wish list book from Storeys would be Barnhart. I am really into reading memoirs from other people on their homesteading activities. Love all their books though, I signed up for their mailing list.

    And I already follow you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Thank's for another great giveaway! I follow your blog as well as Facebook, and there is always something exciting and helpful for this new chicken addict!

    This would be such an amazing book to have! I'm always struggling to find new and exciting recipes for my boyfriend, and he LOVES our chicken's eggs. This book would be so much fun!

    From the Storey site, top must-have book is a toss up between Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide and 101 Ground Training Exercises for Every Horse & Handler. With 8 horses in training, it's always nice for some fresh ideas, but I'm also an aspiring herbalist, taking after my mother that we lost in 2005. I love Storey Publishing, and have read their books since I was a child!

    Ariana Elise

  9. Tilly – I am so glad I found this blog!! The cookbook would be great & I would like quite a few book from Storey Pub, but this would probably be my first pick after the cookbook of course…Storeyโ€™s Guide to Raising Poultry, 4th Edition. Thanks for all the information you provide!


  10. I would love to have the book The Aromatherapy Companion. I'm learning to make my own health remedies with essential oils and this would be very helpful

  11. I LOVE cooking with my fresh eggs (just ate an omelet with my own farm raised eggs and asparagus) and would love more ideas. I love making fresh lemon curd in my Vita Mix with my Khaki Campbell duck eggs. Hard not to sit and just eat the whole batch!

    Thanks for introducing the Storey Publishing site. I'm most interested in The Backyard Homestead by Carleen Madigan.

  12. As a new chicken owner, I can use all the help I can get to utilize all the extra eggs we will be eating and sharing with our family and friends. How exciting it has been to learn from your blog. Thanks.

  13. I would love this cookbook! I'm always trying to find new recipes for eggs. I would also like to learn more about the Year-Round Vegetable Gardener book on the Storey Publishing website. I am already a blog follower. Thanks for the great information you have!

  14. Would LOVE to have this cook book. Just starting my chicken adventure this late Spring! Love your blog, so much wonderful information!

  15. I have been wanting this egg cookbook since I first heard about it months ago! Storey has great books… we have the chickens one. On my wishlist is also "The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals." Thanks for having great giveaways!
    mel at

  16. Also, would like to give my "wish" book….of course first on list would be The Fresh Egg Cookbook but second choice would be Barnheart ๐Ÿ™‚ Sherri Piprell

  17. Always love your giveaway's always fun to enter. I looked at Storeyโ€™s web site, the book "Greenhorns" and "Storeyโ€™s Guide to Raising Chickens" look as if they would be interesting to read. The cook book I hope I win so I don't have to buy it too. ๐Ÿ™‚ So here are my entrys in this giveaway!

  18. i'm stuck between "Rosemary Gladstarโ€™s Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health" "The Aromatherapy Companion" and "The Chicken Encyclopedia" all these books sound like good reads!!!
    i follow you through email
    love reading all the blogs and posts ๐Ÿ™‚
    Wan-Chi Punga

  19. Would love this book, I am always looking for recipes using eggs, as my girls give us a lot to use ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. I would love this book. I get around 15 to 18 eggs a day and although I do sell and give them away, I would love some new recipies. I went to Storey Publishing and found this for my wishlist :
    The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener by, Niki Jabbour

    I already follow your blog so I guess thats all for my 3 entries. Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. What a cool book! We just got our first chickens this spring and are looking forward to being very creative with our eggs! I went to I would put "The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals" by Gail Damerow, Kelly Klober, Carol Ekarius to my wish list.

  22. Oh what a wonderful cookbook! I want one:)
    I follow you on FB,now follow your blog. I have learned a lot from you!

    Other than the Egg Cookboog, I'd want the Backyard Guide to raising Chickens since I am knew to this:)

  23. An egg cookbook…what an eggcellent idea. We are always looking for new dishes to use our organic free-range eggs in. Thanks! My book choice will be Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens

  24. This book looks wonderful! From the Storey website, my wish list is topped by this book, the Chicken Health Handbook, and Made from Scratch. But I'm a book nut, so any books are with a read in my eyes! Thank you for this opportunity. I follow your blog via email and Facebook. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Tina Anderson

  25. I love to cook and am always looking for fresh new recipes to try! My chicks are too young to lay yet, but I have a feeling I will need this book in a few months! I plan to do all three to increase my chances of winning! As soon as I finish this post I am going to Storey's website to make my wish list! Sandy I am already a follower of your blog!

  26. very excited today when i got home to find new biddy's under my bantam hens! will be up bright & early to get them set up in their new biddy condo. my book pick is homegrown herbs by Tammy Hartung. jackie

  27. I'd love to win this book. Thanks for another great giveaway.

    The book on my wishlist is Sewing School. I'd love to start teaching my daughter to sew.

    my email is nstudie at gmail dot com

  28. Whew. Thank goodness this one is not as much work as the last! The book looks fabulous. I am also interested in the pumpkin book as we grow them every year… it is the only vegetable that my picky progeny will eat! jayne_rouisse at yahoo dot com

  29. Just got our first ever chicks yesterday!!! Looking forward to fresh eggs so the recipe book would be great! Love cookbooks just to read too. Top pick from Storey site…hard to choose, there are so many I'd like. Probably Put Em Up right now as it is on my Amazon wish list, but the guide to raising chickens would probably be a good one for us too. Thanks for your blog and the fun articles, pictures and contests!!

  30. Beside the give away book, Barnhart (love Jenna's blog), Pickled Pantry, and Year-Round Gardner are my "wish list" Storey books. The chick book got me started and got me through my first year of my first flock until one of my dogs "ate" it. I guess because he couldn't get the chicks he had to settle for a picture.

  31. This book looks fabulous, I've already told a few more of my chicken keeping friends to check it out.
    coachjenna at hotmail dot com

  32. My top wish list book (after the Fresh Egg Cookbook) would be Happy Dog, Happy You. I just got a puppy and can use all the help I can get!
    coachjenna at hotmail dot com

  33. Wow! This book is just what I need. We have so many eggs this year from our 8 hens that I am running out of ideas as how to use them up. We all love your blog. Thanks again for a great giveaway.

  34. 9 chicks so far! had some much needed rain yesterday, didnt like the wind but babies are all ok thanks to mom! 2nd blog for book giveaway. Thank you!

  35. I went to Storey's….my wishlist: Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens, Storey's Guide to Raising Miniature Livestock, Backyard Homestead, and Basic Country Tips. And BTW, that Southwest egg burrito looks so yummy! For my 3rd entry, I am following this blog. Here's my email: Thanks!

  36. I would be stoked to have the Fabric-by-Fabric One-Yard Wonders! I might buy it anyway! Im a big fan of sewing right now! LOL.

    Love you blog and fb site btw lots of helpful info! my Hope was chicken of the day and told everyone to check out your page!

    Melissa Bayness~ xoxo

  37. Hey My name is Spencer Knight and i would LOVE to win the book and The Organic Farming Manual is on the top of my wish list.

  38. My husband loves eggs and I would love to raise chickens (after much research), love your site. Thanks for a great giveaway!


  39. I would love this book, I eat a lot of eggs for the protein as I have Pernicious Anemia and don't eat red meat ! I had chickens in the past but not now, would like to have some again !! Thank you for this opportunity !

  40. I just saw this book on Martha Stewart's show and wanted to look it up. I bought six baby chicks for my urban garden one month ago and can't wait to start getting fresh eggs for my family!

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