Last night I was trying to work out how many grams "one cup of butter" is - why anyone would use cups as the form of measurement for butter, especially when they aren't talking about melted butter, is beyond me. The Internet is an amazing thing, but as the size of cups is different in just about every country in the world, until you can work out which country the website is written in it becomes very confusing as to which cup measurement they are quoting. After a long time of searching I think I discovered that one cup of butter (NZ measurements ie 250ml) is about 250 grams. Please correct me if I am wrong!
Anyway, while I was trying to work all that out I got on to the size of eggs as well. I hadn't really thought much about the size of eggs until we got our chickens, but now that we get different sized eggs each day I find it really interesting. The other day we got our biggest egg yet - a whopping 97 grams, which was of course a double-yolker. Just in case you don't know a "jumbo" sized egg in America is classified as more than 71 grams. The egg on the right hand side of the picture is about 70 grams.... In other words it was a whopper of an egg! The majority of our eggs are at least 70 grams, often up to 80 or more and we are still getting at least 8 or 9 a day. It must be their nightly walks..... not that my husband would admit to it!