Friday, May 15, 2009

As Seen At Whole Foods...

It's horrifying when people start using decorative home objects for legitimate purposes! Ostrich Eggs (with the yolky bits), $39.99 each.

14 comments:

An Aesthete's Lament said...

NO! This is true? Then again, one egg and you've got an omelette for, what, 8 guests?

Hollister H. Hovey said...

I've even seen some Scotch Egg-type meal out of them. It just seems so wrong.

Little Brown Sparrow said...

Good Grief! You'll need soldiers made of pizza base for that boiled egg!

I found one of these (hollow, thank goodness) at the thrift just last week. Lovely.

Anonymous said...

Are you being facetious?

I love cabinet de curiosités and have a few specimina in my home. But I do admit it is a bit macabre. That's why we like it, no?I guess I see it "horrifying" using legitimate objects as decor.

lisa

Diantha said...

An ostrich quiche (eggs purchased, I think, at Whole Foods) got a woman on Top Chef sent home. Apparently it was gluey and terrible, as well as wrong-seeming...

David said...

Chuck 'em down a hill at Easter and you could kill someone!

Hollister H. Hovey said...

Yep -- hollowed out is the only way to go! Imagine a hard boiled one! You'd need a shotgun to crack it open...

Blushing hostess said...

Ah. Ummm. EEEEEEw. I don't know, I just could not be articulate there.

Scribbler said...

I discovered your blog by accident while blog-skipping around, just chilling, because we are having another water-logged Saturday here in the Heart of Dixie.

Your name rang a bell somehow, and when I got to the post about House Beautiful, I remembered! I had meant to look you up, then forgot.

Your name, by the way, sounds like one we might hear in the Deep South, and I guess that is why it stuck with me.

At any rate, I have spent the last hour reading your blog, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself!

Scribbler

Scribbler said...

I discovered your blog by accident while blog-skipping around, just chilling, because we are having another water-logged Saturday here in the Heart of Dixie.

Your name rang a bell somehow, and when I got to the post about House Beautiful, I remembered! I had meant to look you up, then forgot.

Your name, by the way, sounds like one we might hear in the Deep South, and I guess that is why it stuck with me.

At any rate, I have spent the last hour reading your blog, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself!

Scribbler

Abbey Goes Design Scouting said...

i couldn't agree with you more.....

Laura [What I Like] said...

Whole Foods has gone a little off the deep end with all of their varieties of eggs. I'm OK with duck and pheasant, but these just feel like some sort of endangered species' egg or something...

me melodia said...

Gah.
The thought of this hard boiled just made my stomach turn a bit.
I bet it'll stink up your whole house.

Hollister H. Hovey said...

I ate a raw quail egg last night (with an oyster) and imagined a similar initiative with this and almost lost it (despite the deliciousness of the yolk/oyster combo). About 20 minutes later, my friend recommended the Irish black pudding...which really was great. But we racked our brains as to what from Ireland could possibly make it black. "Oh, congealed calf's blood," the chef explained. Oh, my. Lesson of the day: never ask details about celtic food.