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The Mystery of the Missing Duck Egg
Tuesday 22 September 2015   —   Category: Cooking & Food
After using my last two duck eggs to make deviled duck eggs, I took a bit of time to review my use of the dozen duck eggs I had bought the previous week. To my dismay, I found that I could only account for eleven of them. What had happened to the twelfth duck egg?!

This photo I took of one brown chicken egg amidst eleven white duck eggs seems a bit prophetic. At that time I knew where the twelfth duck egg was. But when we reached the end of the dozen a week later, neither I nor my wife could remember how we used it. Or even IF we had used it! And unlike the other eleven eggs, I had no photographs to document how it had been used. It was a complete mystery.

At this point we have no rational explanation. Was it abduck ted by egg-sucking aliens? (This is Oregon, you know!) If only we had a home-security video system, it might have captured a scene like this ....
It was the middle of the night, and the three remaining duck eggs were sleeping peacefully in their carton nest in the refrigerator. Without warning, the fridge door slowly creeps open. A green, scaly hand with only three fingers reaches in, gently opens the egg carton lid, and carefully lifts out the nearest duck egg without waking it or the others. To be on the safe side, the egg-sucking alien from a distant star system quickly wraps the duck egg with duck tape before it has the chance to cry out and raise the alarm.

As silently as a lizard, the scaly, green-skinned, egg-sucking, nine-foot alien ducks out through the back door of the house, duck egg in hand, its slender tongue slithering in and out between its long, sharp, saliva-dripping teeth. Climbing aboard its starship parked in the backyard, it sails away to its next destination thousands of light-years away. And the poor abduck ted duck egg was never seen alive on this planet again!
It shouldn’t be very hard to guess that I love science fiction. And I must confess that I’ve been reading a lot of Star Trek these days. Perhaps too much?

Anyway, all of my dozen duck eggs have disappeared, one way or another, so this is the last article on the subject. I can hear all of those sighs of relief! To tell you the truth, I am pretty relieved as well! To wrap things up, here is the definitive list of all eight episodes of Eating Adventurously With Duck Eggs:
  1. Duck Eggs: Eating Adventurously
  2. Broccolini with Creamy Scrambled Duck Eggs
  3. Sourdough Salsa Eggs Beneduck
  4. Homemade Duck Egg Aioli Sauce
  5. Oven Duck Eggs with Olive Oil and Roasted Garlic
  6. A Duck Egg Aioli Breakfast Sandwich
  7. Deviled Duck Eggs
  8. The Mystery of the Missing Duck Egg
Even though this duck-egg series has come to an end, don’t worry, there are plenty of photographs and articles from recent and future culinary adventures, which I will be sharing with you in the weeks and months to come.

In addition, I still have a huge stock of photos and articles from recent and future outings to Portland to share with you as well. There is no shortage of work to keep me busy during the long Oregon nine-month rainy season. I’ve been having so many adventures this summer that I’m actually looking forward to the rain!
Brian's Photo Blog — Article 473
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