Giveaway: The Fresh Egg Cookbook

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.

Photo Credits:  (book cover) Storey Publishing, (food photos) Tilly’s Nest

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Comments (107)

  • Would love to win this book always looking for new recipes 🙂 [email protected]

  • I would really REALLY enjoy this book. Thank you Tilly's Nest and Storey Publishing for sponsoring this giveaway.

  • 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 [email protected]

  • Always looking for more recipes! Thank you for the opportunity!

  • Thanks for the review!!

    I don't have a blog: [email protected]
    but I am a current fan already. 🙂

  • The Fresh Egg Cookbook looks like a wonderful book! I would love to win it. Thank you Tilly's Nest for the giveaway 🙂

  • 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. 🙂

  • Would love some new ideas to use up some of our eggs

  • Looks like a great book,I love to cook,especially recipes that uses fresh eggs.Thanks to Tilly's nest, and Storey Publishing!!! [email protected].com

  • Hi! Love following your blog! Aside from The Fresh Egg, the book from Storeys we want most is Storeys guide to raising chickens! Just got our first three.

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  • 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! 🙂 Sherri Piprell P.S. My email is [email protected]

  • 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.

  • I just love a great giveaway now if only I could win one!!
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  • Iwould love to win this book, my chick are coming in June and this would give me time to perpare for all the eggs I will be getting later in the year. [email protected]

  • The fresh egg cookbook is my top "wish list" book. With 24 chickens I need to have more recipes that use eggs.
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  • Love your blog! We are almost ready to get our chicks in and are SO excited!!

  • I follow you on my feed reader. 🙂

  • I follow your blog.
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  • 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.

  • I would choose The Organic Farming Manual!! I would love that book!

  • 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 [email protected] (1)

  • Oh, and I forgot to leave my email address on my last entry: [email protected]

    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. 🙂

  • 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
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  • 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…Storey’s Guide to Raising Poultry, 4th Edition. Thanks for all the information you provide!

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  • I would love to win this book. I have been on a specialized diet, that includes eggs and could really use some variety in preparing them! Janetta Dobler [email protected]

  • 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

  • With my growing flock of chickens and ducks I think I'll be needing this book!

  • My top "wish list" book at Storey's? All of them. Seriously I guess the next one for me is Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks.

  • I am a google follower.

  • Aw! Sounds like a great book! Love the "from chicken to kitchen" part! LOL

  • would love to win this book! And I already follow you.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • The Nature Connection from the Storey website!

  • thanks for this giveaway!

  • looked on the website and reclaiming our food looks like a good book

  • 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! [email protected]

  • Just browsed through all their books and I'm in love. The one that catches my eye is "The Backyard Homestead"
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  • Would LOVE to have this cook book. Just starting my chicken adventure this late Spring! Love your blog, so much wonderful information!

  • forgot my email! duh! [email protected]

  • 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

  • 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 🙂 Sherri Piprell

  • Always love your giveaway's always fun to enter. I looked at Storey’s web site, the book "Greenhorns" and "Storey’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. 🙂 So here are my entrys in this giveaway! [email protected]

  • i'm stuck between "Rosemary Gladstar’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 🙂
    Wan-Chi Punga [email protected]

  • Would love this book, I am always looking for recipes using eggs, as my girls give us a lot to use 🙂

  • I've just started with my baby chicks, so I am expecting a lot of eggs and would love to win the cookbook! Linda [email protected]

  • What a delightful give a way … stories of chookies and recipies for fresh eggs.

  • I would love to have the guide to Storeys Raising chickens. Thank you for the opportunity to win this cook book. Wish me luck.

  • I love any cookbook that includes stories and tidbits!

    • Congratulations to you Mara! You won the cookbook!

  • 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!

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  • Hi, my email is [email protected] I follow you on my feed reader 🙂 the book on Storey Publishing's website that is my top "wish list" book is Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens. Thank you! Elizabeth

  • 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.

  • My fav. chicken on your blog is Dottie!
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  • I would love to win!
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  • And I'm a follower
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  • The One-Minute Cleaner Plain & Simple
    Donna Smallin

    is probably my top wishlist book, although there are several I'd love. 🙂
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  • 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:)

  • 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

  • This looks like an awesome book! The Storey's book at the top of my wish list is The Backyard Homestead!

  • Im always looking for new cookbooks and I love the look of that creamy Italian dressing YUMMO !!! 🙂 I would have to say that this book , Now is at the top of my wish list….. [email protected] Thanks Tilly"s Nest <3

  • Yay! I would love to have some new recipes for my fresh eggs!

  • 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. 🙂

    Tina Anderson
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  • 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 [email protected] I am already a follower of your blog!

  • My wish list book would have to be: "Zen mind, Zen horse" I have a Sweedish Warmblood and we both need to zen some days! Sandy [email protected]

  • 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 [email protected]

  • 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

  • These recipes look yummy.
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  • 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

  • What fun! Always enjoy a new cookbook! Thanks for your generosity! Cathy in Idaho [email protected]

  • Wow, considering I'm getting almost 3 doz eggs daily any help with using them is a God send. What a great idea love it! [email protected]

  • I LOVE eggs! Would love to have a recipe book with new ways to cook them!
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  • 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!!
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  • Would love to win then maybe my pullets would honor me with a few fresh eggs. Waiting everyday to have the first one. Fingers crossed all the way around. Already "like" you on Facebook. [email protected]

  • 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.
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  • 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

  • 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

  • I follow your blog, thanks for the giveaway!
    coachjenna at hotmail dot com

  • 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.

  • Just found your blog…the Fresh Egg Cookbook is at the top of my wish list, lol.

  • I would love to win one of these! I have the maximum amount of entries!

  • This cookbook is fab! Love fresh eggs from the farmer's market!

  • At the top of my wishlist is Andrea Chesman's Serving Up the Harvest

  • and I'm following your blog via GFC (as Cat)

    here's my email too!
    sweepinpianista at gmail dot com

  • My babies are coming in early May, this would be a wonderful addition to my cookbook collection to use all those eggs!
    [email protected]

  • 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!

  • I would really enjoy The Vegetable Gardeners Container Bible. I have started raised beds this year and would really like to read this one. My e-mail address is [email protected]

  • yum!! this looks like a great cookbook with a great story!! thank you!!

    inthehammockblog at gmail dot com

  • i went to storey's site and i'd love to read trash to treasure papermaking.

    inthehammockblog at gmail dot com

  • 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: [email protected] Thanks!

  • This book looks great. I'd love to win!
    anetemso {at} gmail {dot} com

  • I'm a blog follower via my reader!
    anetemso {at} gmail {dot} com

  • 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!

    [email protected]

    Melissa Bayness~ xoxo

  • oh! and i subscribed to you blog…! i finally figured it out! LOL

  • What a wonderful giveaway. We're just about to start our own little flock. We bought all our supplies this afternoon for our new little chicks and are waiting for some to arrive Thursday at our local hay and feed.

    I'm learning so much from your blog. Thank you so very much.

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  • Hi Tiiy, love what you do,alway's follow your blog and what goes on fb. going to check out storey's what fun it would be to win something. [email protected]. Thanks for all you do.

  • 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.

  • Hey My name is Spencer Knight and email is [email protected].I am Following the blog and I would LOVE to win the book.The book on top of my wish list is The Fresh Egg Cook book

  • darn it, this is the book I wanted to write!

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


  • Another book I would love is The Backyard Cow. Thanks!


  • Follow you on GFC = trishden. Thanks!


  • Darn a book I would love is the year round vegetable gardener! I feel like the growing season in NYC is way too short!

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  • 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 ! [email protected]

  • This looks like a wonderful book and would love to win this contest.
    Thanks, [email protected]

  • My top wishlist book is Reclaiming Our Food. [email protected]

  • 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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