Sunday, January 10, 2010

How to boil an egg

A close friend of mine is 62 years old and doesn’t know how to a boil an egg. I have carefully questioned other friends and egg boiling seems to be a sensitive subject that all adults need to face at some point in their lives.

I think that most people can’t boil eggs because they fear failure and can’t be bothered to read long instructions.

It takes Delia Smith 856 words to tell us how to boil an egg, but it is her job to be exact.

So, here is egg boiling in as few words as possible.
Take a risk and dare to get it wrong the first couple of times.

1. Put eggs in your smallest pan and cover with water.
2. Bring to boil and boil for two minutes for a soft egg. Slightly longer for a very large egg or a firmer medium sized egg.
3. If the egg cracks – it doesn’t matter, unless you are running a B and B.
4. If the egg is too soft - boil it for longer next time.

The best eggs are bought from someone who sticks a sign outside their house saying ‘free range eggs for sale’…..

Inside an InsideOut garden room

Garden room and garden office brochures and websites are full of photos of the outsides of garden rooms, but the inside is just as important.

Our clients often send us photos of the inside of their InsideOut and below are some examples.

Some clients go for a clean efficient look: -

Garden office in Hertfordshire.

or an art deco feel: -

Garden studio in Yorkshire.

Whilst others enjoy a den in the garden: -

Garden room in Surrey

Or lots of open space: -

Garden office in Sussex.

And what is in the walls, floor and ceiling, keeing these people warm and condensation free in their offices and rooms at the bottom of the garden? Either 200mm of Rockwool or Sheepswool insulation. Having an eco-friendly garden office isn't complicated and doesn't require high technology. It requires high quality, low energy building materials, locally grown wood and a well thought out design.