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Cedar, Leelanau County, Michigan (near Traverse City), United States
I am a 76 year old (born 7/4/1937) retired Public Radio Engineer from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Happily married to the love of my life, Teddy (nee Teddy Schlueter). Teddy is a retired Medical Records Clerk from Theda Clark Hospital in Neenah, Wisconsin. Two children, Michael and Lon. Lon passed away in 1994. Michael is married to his wonderful wife, Toni and lives in Appleton, Wisconsin. For photos click on link below or visit our photo site http://www.flickr.com/photos/igboo NOTE: Click on photos for full-size images.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

My new egg decapper

My favorite breakfast always involves eggs in one form or another. One of the ways that I like them is soft-boiled and I long ago discovered that the most convenient way to have a soft –boiled egg is to hold it in an egg cup while you spoon out the delicious inside with a small “egg spoon”. However the frustrating problem is in opening the top without burning your fingers. I would gently tap the top with the back of my spoon to crack it and then quickly flick off pieces of the shell by hand.
So…last week I decided to invest in an egg decapper (also sometimes known as a topper). There are several types of decappers, perhaps the best known is the scissors type, but I discovered this little baby on e-bay that pierces the shell and then neatly cuts off the top from the inside. I used it this morning for the first time and am real pleased. I hope that it holds up to longtime use.

Here are remains of this mornings breakfast.

Teddy, of course, thinks that all of this is silly. Hmmmm...perhaps she's right.


karen, UK said...

I bought just the same model of decapper, but cannot get it to work! I pressed it down and rotated it but nothing happened! What am I doing wrong?

Anonymous said...

you must rotate it a certain way, clockwise