World egg day is October 12, so make sure you get enough of nature's perfect little protein capsules.
The perfect spring combination, upgraded egg and soldiers, made famous by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. Dip lightly steamed asparagus into a soft boiled egg stirred with drops of butter and cider vinegar (hollandaise without the hassle).
Revisit a childhood favourite: surround hard-boiled eggs with herby sausage meat, dip in flour, then eggs then breadcrumbs and deep fry. Try to save some leftovers for lunch the next day.
Savoury bread pudding
Layer a casserole dish with bacon, sliced bread, chopped herbs, a good dash of Worcestershire sauce and plenty of grated cheese, then pour over beaten eggs and milk. Let it all soak in (overnight in the fridge, if you have time), bake at 170C for 45 minutes until it is puffy and souffle-like. There will be no leftovers.
Be in to win
Weekend Life has four egg-cellent eggy packages to giveaway: three sets of Michael Roux's eggs cookbook (truly, you can live off this) and an apron. Even better is the gloriously egg yolk yellow KitchenAid Artisan stand mixer, worth $995. Incredibly versatile with a hub driver for attachments, to whip up ice cream, create your best baking - and bring a smile to your face every time you see it on the kitchen bench. To enter, go to nzherald.co.nz/weekend, enter your details and the key words Michael Roux's Eggs for the cookbook/apron packages or KitchenAid Artisan Mixer by midnight Wednesday October 3.