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Egg Farmers of Canada: Egg Timer App

Friday, January 13th, 2012 — 1:36pm PDT
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One thing that John and I look forward to most on the weekends is a proper breakfast. From Monday to Friday we’re starting the day with coffee and a muffin, or sometimes a breakfast sandwich. When Saturday and Sunday roll around, we either take a morning trip to the market or try out some of our city’s best eateries to get our dose of eggs.

Breakfast at Hastings House

The Egg Farmers of Canada have recently launched a mobile application (for iPhone and Android) that helps you cook eggs at home. Whether you’re boiling, poaching, frying, scrambling, or combining them with other ingredients, the app set out to educate Canadians about the seemingly endless array of egg preparations – for any meal.

I downloaded the free app to give it a whirl. It caught John’s eye right and we played around with the settings. We usually get our eggs over medium so I clicked on the pre-set timer. You could just use your iPhone’s default timer for this, but the benefit of using the one within the app is that it will pair up with recipes, and let you know when to flip.

I do cook from home often and I use various recipe applications. The Egg Timer app has dozens of recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, kids meals, and quick snacks. It’s been added to my food app arsenal for my future endeavours with quiche, macaroni bake, risotto, gnocchi, or burger melts.

To promote this new tool, the Egg Farmers of Canada have offered up 5 egg-tastic prize packages to give away. Each package includes:

  • A Get Cracking apron
  • A cookbook: The Perfect Egg Cookbook, by Alex Barker
  • A cookbook in French: Les Oeufs, Plus de 130 recettes, par Michel Roux
  • A microwave egg cooker
  • Spiced French Toast mix
  • A Get Cracking egg turner

To enter to win, leave a comment on this post naming your favourite place to eat eggs in Vancouver. You could say eggs benedict at Cafe Medina, the big bowl breakfast at White Spot, a frittata from Campagnolo, or the scrambled eggs you make with your kids at home.

I will draw 5 winners next Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 10:00am. Prize packages will be delivered to each of the winner.

Update The winners are Shelley, Rachel, Jan, Mike, and Vaughn!

Current contests on


  1. Vania says:

    Eggs Benny at Cafe Zen.

  2. Jan says:

    Milestones Eggs Benedict

  3. Teresa K says:


  4. Amy says:

    Eggs benedict at IHOP!

  5. Val says:

    Eggs Benny at Milestones

  6. Val says:

    P.S. This is a very good app – even just to time your parking meter!

  7. Moon says:

    Breakfast Sampler at IHOP

  8. luc says:

    My wife’s cheese omelette on Sunday morning is the best!

  9. Vivian says:

    Smoked salmon eggs benedict special at Sophie’s Cosmic Cafe!

  10. Erin says:

    The eggs my hubby makes me every weekend! Always done just the way I like ’em!

  11. CBJ says:

    Locus on Main near 25th.

  12. mike says:

    eggs (grand slam) at denny’s

  13. Rachel says:

    The Fricasse at Cafe Medina!

  14. Katie says:

    I eat eggs every morning – great start to the day 🙂 So, I’ll have to say in the comfort of my own home

  15. Sharylin says:

    Bacon Cheddar Scramble at the Steveston Hotel Café is delicious!

  16. Sarah says:

    Anywhere that offers well-prepared ORGANIC or at the very least free-run eggs. Always ask, as you’d be amazed how many Vancouver places are still serving up nasty-ol’ factory farmed cruelty eggs.

  17. liz says:

    Nat’s Hearty Breakfast at White Spot!

  18. Mae says:

    Homemade sweet egg custard with a dash of ginger. Yum!

  19. Grace Cheung says:

    The eggs benny from Provence Marinaside!

  20. Sheila says:

    scrambled eggs at IHOP

  21. Sherri, says:

    Boathouse Brunch’s Crab Egg Bennies…The Best! (Now that’s a recipe I’d love to have)

  22. Elena says:

    Abigail’s Party! Love weekend breakfasts:)

  23. lindawwww says:

    The best place to eat eggs is Sunday morning at the Teahouse in Stanley Park.

  24. maria says:

    Denny’s has some pretty good eggs!

  25. Muckymoo says:

    My favorite place to eat eggs is at home because we have 4 happy chickens in our backyard that provide us with the freshest eggs possible. We love cheese omelettes.

  26. Melinda says:

    Bandidas…basic breakfast with their amazing cornbread and honey butter!

  27. White Spot on W Broadway. May I have a Triple-O’s with another fried egg on top?

  28. Denise says:

    Eggs at home for breakfast

  29. Shelley says:

    Tomahawk Barbecue Restaurant has been serving up some fine eggs since 1926. That’s where I go for a delicious egg breakfast.

  30. Sunshine G says:

    De Dutch Pannekoek House and their Eggs Benny!

  31. Belinda says:

    Good old Dennys.

  32. Jeff says:


  33. isha says:

    Deep Dish Breakfast pizza at Scoozi’s

  34. Elizabeth says:

    Home wih hubby!

  35. howwon says:

    eggs benedict at Cafe Medina

  36. Dilara says:

    the fricassee at Cafe Medina

  37. vincent says:

    Eggs Benny at Milestones

  38. Eggs Benedict at The Roundel Cafe.

  39. Jenn says:

    My kitchen – poached with brie cheese with spinach on a warm slice of whole wheat baguette with fresh basil.

  40. Tanis says:

    I never knew about the App so I’m going to put it on my phone, thanks! We eat eggs every day whether for breakfast or lunch. I definitely love any of the eggs at Denny’s, but find my husband makes the best veggie & cheese omelets on the weekends when he has more time!

  41. cindy quach says:

    organic eggs from port moody farmers market becomes luscious cheesy eggs at home….

  42. Dora Lee says:

    Fricassé at Cafe Medina. It’s one of the best egg breakfast dishes I’ve ever tasted.

  43. randy says:

    Any eggs that are SPCA certified taste better, and these chickens always have a smile on their beaks.

  44. Jeannie Smyth says:

    Eggs benedict at Milestones

  45. Kotie says:

    Red Wagon

  46. Joaquin says:


  47. Katherine says:

    Eggs Benedict at The Roundel Cafe

  48. Debbie F says:

    Bon’s on Broadway

  49. K P says:

    I love Chicken-fried Steak and Eggs at Deacon’s Corner.

  50. Katie P says:

    Eggs benedict at the Red Wagon

  51. laura says:

    I don’t live in vancouver so I can’t answer the question

  52. Lucille Burke says:

    love my eggs there so versatiles

  53. Anne Derkat says:

    Eggs Benny at Cafe Medina

  54. nm says:

    My moms scrambled eggs are the best. The recipe is so easy but they never turn out the same when I make them.

  55. Nicki says:

    Scrambled eggs at Salade de fruits:
    but most favorite breakfast and eggs at Byblos in Montreal.

  56. Tracy S says:

    Egg Benny at De Dutch Pannekoek House

  57. Shauna says:

    Red Wagon cafe

  58. Tammy Bailey says:

    Eggs Benny at Cafe Medina

  59. fay says:

    Scrambled eggs in my daughters kitchen….while still in our PJ’s

  60. Albert C says:

    hard boiled at home. so frugal!

  61. Kelly Man says:

    Steak&Eggs – Save on Meats

  62. joyce s. says:

    scrambled eggs at my sister’s.

  63. Carol says:

    Milestones. Love their eggs benedicts.

  64. Renfrew says:

    The Red Wagon!

  65. Amy M says:

    I don’t live in BC but my favourite place to eat eggs would be at home with my family!

  66. Stacey says:

    My husbands poaches eggs @ home on the weekend are amazing! He also makes a fabulous scramble for our twin baby girls 🙂

  67. Julia says:

    The Eggs Benedict at the Naam is my favorite in the whole city! Served on a pita, veggie sausage and spinach, with miso gravy and cheese on top.

  68. Dave says:

    My Sunday morning 3 egg omelet with chopped onions, peppers, and chives, and 2 year old cheddar grated on top, garnished with fresh sliced tomatoes. Mmm mmm good.

  69. Andy C. says:

    Eggs Benny at The Fray on Fraser

  70. Vaughan says:

    Over easy from Denny’s.

  71. Leanne M says:


  72. Janet says:

    Eggs benedict at Abigail’s Party!

  73. Alex says:

    IHOP’s scrambled eggs!

  74. Meline says:

    Cafe Zen’s Egg benedict is the BEST!

  75. Anna Sutherland says:

    Fricaase at Cafe Medina with waffles and espresso to top it off! Divine!

  76. Gigi says:

    Eggs Benny at Red Wagon.

  77. VineVie says:

    My father’s eggs benedicts at home are the best.

  78. Lindsey says:

    The breakfast at the Templeton was great! You can’t beat eggs bacon and pancakes for breakfast

  79. Deidre says:

    eggs scambled at home with the kids in the weekend – with pancakes and oj!

  80. Vince S says:

    Milestones breakfasts!

  81. Gary T says:

    A Denny’s Grand Slam Breakfast at the end of a long night can’t be beat

  82. Ceci says:

    At Red Wagon!!

  83. Ro says:

    My boyfriend makes the best eggs – sunny side up, my fave!

  84. Michael Kwan says:

    Cora’s. Fantastic brekkie there.

  85. Jennifer Breakspear says:

    I love eating breakfast out and about but my favourite eggs in town are those I whip up in my proper English fry-up that only happens on the odd weekend when we have the time and the ingredients on hand.

  86. Erica says:


  87. Serena Debolt says:

    Eggs at the Yew Restaurant are always perfectly cooked – they way you ordered them 🙂

  88. Elysia S says:

    Cafe Medina, oh I just drooled a little bit.

  89. Lai says:

    IHOP eggs w pancake!

  90. pearl says:

    Cassoulet at Cafe Medina

  91. Annie says:

    Milestones!! Great and convinent!

  92. Jenny says:

    Eggs Benedict at Provence Marinaside

  93. May says:

    Fricasse at Cafe Medina – eggs, braised beef short ribs on bed of arugula… Mmmm

  94. Karen says:

    eggs at denny’s!

  95. Rebecca says:


  96. rachel says:

    milestones eggs benedict

  97. Virginia says:

    Love eggs… I have eggs pretty much everyday! Hubby makes the best omelette!

  98. Bernadette says:

    Eggs Benedict at IHOP is for me!

  99. Tiffany says:

    Im going to look for that app right away! I think the best eggs has to be eggs poached in tomato sauce and oven baked. There are tons of recipes on pinterest, and we made them last week and it was a hit!

  100. Sarah says:

    Eggs from DeDutch =)

  101. Mary says:

    eggs from iHOP!

  102. gina says:

    Eggs Benny from Cafe Medina. YUMMMM..droolz.

  103. Winnie says:

    Eggs benedict from Provence Marinaside!

  104. rachelle says:

    anything at sophies!

  105. Mary says:

    poached eggs from anywhere as long as its runny. yumm

  106. Nati Herron says:

    Eggs Barney @ Caffe Barney on Granville St yummy!!!

  107. Nicole says:

    To be quite honest, I love eating eggs in the comfort of my home. In pajamas, cuddled under the blankets on the couch, watching Food Network. Soft-boiled eggs, yum yum!

  108. C Wilson says:

    Eggs Benedict at Milestones

  109. angela jonat says:

    ABC country restaurant in coquitlam

  110. Kelly Bush says:


  111. Raia says:

    Eggs benedict, hold the ham, from Sophies Cosmic Cafe!

  112. Karen says:

    Eat at Joe’s!!

  113. Candice says:

    Whether it’s an omlette a scramble or a benny, the best eggs in town go to Cafe Zen in Kitsilano. You guys rock it! 🙂

  114. Kristen says:

    My home made poached eggs on Malt Bread Toast (shipped in with help from family members in Ontario!), salsa, avocado and goat’s cheese. Yum!

  115. Cfriday7 says:

    Healthy/hearty homemade omelettes are the best!! A close (and slightly more indulgent) second is the prime rib hash at Milestone’s (with poached eggs)!

  116. Linda says:

    I love my hubby’s soft poached organic eggs with lots of butter!

  117. Sabinah says:

    Eggs on Poeneneken (sp?) at De Dutch!

  118. Kevin says:

    At home. If you can’t cook an egg, you can’t master cooking.

  119. Alex says:

    Joe Fortes has nice eggs benny!

  120. Thomas says:

    Scrambled eggs with the family at home.

  121. Joe says:

    Bon’s off Broadway

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