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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Easter Sunday Brunch in the Hudson Valley | Green Certified©

Easter Sunday Brunch 2011

We are offering our full menu plus the following breakfast items.

Blood Orange Juice Mimosas
Fresh Orange Juice
Bread Alone Pound Cake & Danish

Our eggs are from Rusty Plough Organic Farm in Ulster Heights. 
They are from free range Aracuna Hens. There are several unusual characteristics, which distinguish them. They lay blue eggs, have feather tufts near their ears, and a tail.

Scrambled Eggs
Served with Yukon Hash Browns

Vegetable Omelet
Zucchini, Roasted Peppers, Onions & Goat Cheese

Oregon Pink Shrimp & Roasted Tomato Omelet
Served with Yukon Hash Browns

Maine Lobster & Spinach Benedict
1 ¼ lb Maine Lobster, Spinach & Hollandaise Sauce on a English Muffin
Served with Yukon Hash Browns

Organic Whole Grain Pancakes
Local Maple Syrup & Blueberry Compote

Scrambled Tofu & Mushrooms, Black Truffle Sea Salt

Half Dozen Pieces of Apple Smoked Bacon
Nitrate-Free & Certified Humane

Yukon Potato Hash Browns

About Araucana Chickens

The Araucana, also known in the USA as a South American Rumpless, is a breed of chicken originating in Chile. The Araucana is often confused with other fowl, especially the Ameraucana and Easter Egger chickens, but has several unusual characteristics which distinguish it. They have feather tufts near their ears, and a tail. To comply with the north American standard they must have no tail and are rumpless.The current world wide Araucana Standard (except North America) indicates a medium to large sized chicken with a tail that lays bluish-green eggs. Specific features are feather ear tufts, muffs and beards, with a very much reduced comb, a small feather crest and a complete absence of wattles. The current North American standard calls for a chicken that is rumpless (missing their last vertebrae and lacking a tail), possesses ear-tufts (feathers that grow out from near the birds' ears), and lays blue eggs. States and Canada, muffs, beards, and tails are all disqualifications.Easter egg is a common name that we use but has anyone wondered from where these specific eggs come from.

The characteristic of the Araucana chickens are that of their eggs which gained them a lot of popularity as well as there are many more such as they don't have a tail and they also have some tufts of hair like stuff near their ear. They are usually said to be a cross between two species so as to get a form of chicken of some unusual variety. Strange part is that at first many people used to dye their eggs in colored water to decorate their easter baskets with colored eggs but not it is readily available.

The Araucana chickens are not easily available type of chicken. These gain a lot of interest during the Easter times as they are sold off in large quantities with a tag of Easter egg laying chicken. Though they originated in Chile but now present all over the world and it can be such an amazing hobby to bring up a Araucana chicken.

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