Egg Farmers of Canada: Egg Timer App

Comments 123 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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!

123 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. VaniaFriday, January 13th, 2012 — 1:43pm PST

    Eggs Benny at Cafe Zen.

  2. JanFriday, January 13th, 2012 — 1:45pm PST

    Milestones Eggs Benedict

  3. Teresa KFriday, January 13th, 2012 — 1:45pm PST


  4. AmyFriday, January 13th, 2012 — 1:45pm PST

    Eggs benedict at IHOP!

  5. ValFriday, January 13th, 2012 — 1:46pm PST

    Eggs Benny at Milestones

  6. ValFriday, January 13th, 2012 — 1:46pm PST

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

  7. MoonFriday, January 13th, 2012 — 1:47pm PST

    Breakfast Sampler at IHOP

  8. lucFriday, January 13th, 2012 — 1:56pm PST

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

  9. VivianFriday, January 13th, 2012 — 2:05pm PST

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

  10. ErinFriday, January 13th, 2012 — 2:06pm PST

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

  11. CBJFriday, January 13th, 2012 — 2:16pm PST

    Locus on Main near 25th.

  12. mikeFriday, January 13th, 2012 — 2:26pm PST

    eggs (grand slam) at denny’s

  13. RachelFriday, January 13th, 2012 — 2:55pm PST

    The Fricasse at Cafe Medina!

  14. KatieFriday, January 13th, 2012 — 3:09pm PST

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

  15. SharylinFriday, January 13th, 2012 — 3:27pm PST

    Bacon Cheddar Scramble at the Steveston Hotel Café is delicious!

  16. SarahFriday, January 13th, 2012 — 3:27pm PST

    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. lizFriday, January 13th, 2012 — 3:36pm PST

    Nat’s Hearty Breakfast at White Spot!

  18. MaeFriday, January 13th, 2012 — 4:07pm PST

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

  19. Grace CheungFriday, January 13th, 2012 — 4:12pm PST

    The eggs benny from Provence Marinaside!

  20. SheilaFriday, January 13th, 2012 — 4:15pm PST

    scrambled eggs at IHOP

  21. Sherri,Friday, January 13th, 2012 — 4:17pm PST

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

  22. ElenaFriday, January 13th, 2012 — 4:19pm PST

    Abigail’s Party! Love weekend breakfasts:)

  23. lindawwwwFriday, January 13th, 2012 — 4:27pm PST

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

  24. mariaFriday, January 13th, 2012 — 4:49pm PST

    Denny’s has some pretty good eggs!

  25. MuckymooFriday, January 13th, 2012 — 5:13pm PST

    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. MelindaFriday, January 13th, 2012 — 5:37pm PST

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

  27. fotoeins | HenryFriday, January 13th, 2012 — 6:22pm PST

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

  28. DeniseFriday, January 13th, 2012 — 7:15pm PST

    Eggs at home for breakfast

  29. ShelleyFriday, January 13th, 2012 — 7:28pm PST

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

  30. Sunshine GFriday, January 13th, 2012 — 8:06pm PST

    De Dutch Pannekoek House and their Eggs Benny!

  31. BelindaFriday, January 13th, 2012 — 8:10pm PST

    Good old Dennys.

  32. JeffFriday, January 13th, 2012 — 8:25pm PST


  33. ishaFriday, January 13th, 2012 — 10:33pm PST

    Deep Dish Breakfast pizza at Scoozi’s

  34. ElizabethFriday, January 13th, 2012 — 11:22pm PST

    Home wih hubby!

  35. howwonSaturday, January 14th, 2012 — 12:03am PST

    eggs benedict at Cafe Medina

  36. DilaraSaturday, January 14th, 2012 — 12:44am PST

    the fricassee at Cafe Medina

  37. vincentSaturday, January 14th, 2012 — 2:58am PST

    Eggs Benny at Milestones

  38. Natalie Anne LanovilleSaturday, January 14th, 2012 — 9:31am PST

    Eggs Benedict at The Roundel Cafe.

  39. JennSaturday, January 14th, 2012 — 9:34am PST

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

  40. TanisSaturday, January 14th, 2012 — 9:39am PST

    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 quachSaturday, January 14th, 2012 — 9:41am PST

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

  42. Dora LeeSaturday, January 14th, 2012 — 9:48am PST

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

  43. randySaturday, January 14th, 2012 — 10:49am PST

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

  44. Jeannie SmythSaturday, January 14th, 2012 — 11:03am PST

    Eggs benedict at Milestones

  45. KotieSaturday, January 14th, 2012 — 12:05pm PST

    Red Wagon

  46. JoaquinSaturday, January 14th, 2012 — 12:05pm PST


  47. KatherineSaturday, January 14th, 2012 — 12:07pm PST

    Eggs Benedict at The Roundel Cafe

  48. Debbie FSaturday, January 14th, 2012 — 12:09pm PST

    Bon’s on Broadway

  49. K PSaturday, January 14th, 2012 — 1:06pm PST

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

  50. Katie PSaturday, January 14th, 2012 — 2:11pm PST

    Eggs benedict at the Red Wagon

  51. lauraSaturday, January 14th, 2012 — 2:17pm PST

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

  52. Lucille BurkeSaturday, January 14th, 2012 — 2:29pm PST

    love my eggs there so versatiles

  53. Anne DerkatSaturday, January 14th, 2012 — 3:21pm PST

    Eggs Benny at Cafe Medina

  54. nmSaturday, January 14th, 2012 — 4:06pm PST

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

  55. NickiSaturday, January 14th, 2012 — 6:17pm PST

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

  56. Tracy SSaturday, January 14th, 2012 — 7:59pm PST

    Egg Benny at De Dutch Pannekoek House

  57. ShaunaSaturday, January 14th, 2012 — 9:07pm PST

    Red Wagon cafe

  58. Tammy BaileySaturday, January 14th, 2012 — 9:20pm PST

    Eggs Benny at Cafe Medina

  59. faySaturday, January 14th, 2012 — 9:45pm PST

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

  60. Albert CSaturday, January 14th, 2012 — 9:47pm PST

    hard boiled at home. so frugal!

  61. Kelly ManSunday, January 15th, 2012 — 4:32am PST

    Steak&Eggs – Save on Meats

  62. joyce s.Sunday, January 15th, 2012 — 5:27am PST

    scrambled eggs at my sister’s.

  63. CarolSunday, January 15th, 2012 — 9:08am PST

    Milestones. Love their eggs benedicts.

  64. RenfrewSunday, January 15th, 2012 — 9:57am PST

    The Red Wagon!

  65. Amy MSunday, January 15th, 2012 — 12:40pm PST

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

  66. StaceySunday, January 15th, 2012 — 12:56pm PST

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

  67. JuliaSunday, January 15th, 2012 — 5:58pm PST

    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. DaveSunday, January 15th, 2012 — 6:42pm PST

    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.Sunday, January 15th, 2012 — 8:30pm PST

    Eggs Benny at The Fray on Fraser

  70. VaughanSunday, January 15th, 2012 — 9:21pm PST

    Over easy from Denny’s.

  71. Leanne MSunday, January 15th, 2012 — 9:21pm PST


  72. JanetSunday, January 15th, 2012 — 9:24pm PST

    Eggs benedict at Abigail’s Party!

  73. AlexSunday, January 15th, 2012 — 10:36pm PST

    IHOP’s scrambled eggs!

  74. MelineMonday, January 16th, 2012 — 7:15am PST

    Cafe Zen’s Egg benedict is the BEST!

  75. AdmaMonday, January 16th, 2012 — 7:18am PST

    Love it 🙂

  76. Anna SutherlandMonday, January 16th, 2012 — 7:52am PST

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

  77. GigiMonday, January 16th, 2012 — 8:41am PST

    Eggs Benny at Red Wagon.

  78. VineVieMonday, January 16th, 2012 — 10:45am PST

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

  79. LindseyMonday, January 16th, 2012 — 10:58am PST

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

  80. DeidreMonday, January 16th, 2012 — 11:21am PST

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

  81. Vince SMonday, January 16th, 2012 — 11:23am PST

    Milestones breakfasts!

  82. Gary TMonday, January 16th, 2012 — 11:46am PST

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

  83. CeciMonday, January 16th, 2012 — 12:20pm PST

    At Red Wagon!!

  84. RoMonday, January 16th, 2012 — 1:34pm PST

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

  85. Michael KwanMonday, January 16th, 2012 — 1:40pm PST

    Cora’s. Fantastic brekkie there.

  86. Jennifer BreakspearMonday, January 16th, 2012 — 1:52pm PST

    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.

  87. EricaMonday, January 16th, 2012 — 1:54pm PST


  88. Serena DeboltMonday, January 16th, 2012 — 1:56pm PST

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

  89. Elysia SMonday, January 16th, 2012 — 2:11pm PST

    Cafe Medina, oh I just drooled a little bit.

  90. LaiMonday, January 16th, 2012 — 2:23pm PST

    IHOP eggs w pancake!

  91. pearlMonday, January 16th, 2012 — 2:24pm PST

    Cassoulet at Cafe Medina

  92. AnnieMonday, January 16th, 2012 — 2:25pm PST

    Milestones!! Great and convinent!

  93. sharonMonday, January 16th, 2012 — 3:46pm PST


  94. JennyMonday, January 16th, 2012 — 6:29pm PST

    Eggs Benedict at Provence Marinaside

  95. MayMonday, January 16th, 2012 — 8:44pm PST

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

  96. KarenMonday, January 16th, 2012 — 9:47pm PST

    eggs at denny’s!

  97. RebeccaTuesday, January 17th, 2012 — 2:25am PST


  98. rachelTuesday, January 17th, 2012 — 10:45am PST

    milestones eggs benedict

  99. VirginiaTuesday, January 17th, 2012 — 1:01pm PST

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

  100. BernadetteTuesday, January 17th, 2012 — 1:01pm PST

    Eggs Benedict at IHOP is for me!

  101. TiffanyTuesday, January 17th, 2012 — 1:42pm PST

    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!

  102. SarahTuesday, January 17th, 2012 — 2:15pm PST

    Eggs from DeDutch =)

  103. MaryTuesday, January 17th, 2012 — 2:18pm PST

    eggs from iHOP!

  104. ginaTuesday, January 17th, 2012 — 2:19pm PST

    Eggs Benny from Cafe Medina. YUMMMM..droolz.

  105. WinnieTuesday, January 17th, 2012 — 2:51pm PST

    Eggs benedict from Provence Marinaside!

  106. rachelleTuesday, January 17th, 2012 — 3:48pm PST

    anything at sophies!

  107. MaryTuesday, January 17th, 2012 — 5:22pm PST

    poached eggs from anywhere as long as its runny. yumm

  108. Nati HerronTuesday, January 17th, 2012 — 6:48pm PST

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

  109. NicoleTuesday, January 17th, 2012 — 8:17pm PST

    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!

  110. C WilsonTuesday, January 17th, 2012 — 9:15pm PST

    Eggs Benedict at Milestones

  111. angela jonatTuesday, January 17th, 2012 — 9:24pm PST

    ABC country restaurant in coquitlam

  112. Kelly BushTuesday, January 17th, 2012 — 10:15pm PST


  113. RaiaWednesday, January 18th, 2012 — 9:34am PST

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

  114. KarenWednesday, January 18th, 2012 — 9:38am PST

    Eat at Joe’s!!

  115. CandiceWednesday, January 18th, 2012 — 9:39am PST

    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! 🙂

  116. KristenWednesday, January 18th, 2012 — 9:40am PST

    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!

  117. Cfriday7Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 — 9:48am PST

    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)!

  118. LindaWednesday, January 18th, 2012 — 9:51am PST

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

  119. SabinahWednesday, January 18th, 2012 — 9:55am PST

    Eggs on Poeneneken (sp?) at De Dutch!

  120. KevinWednesday, January 18th, 2012 — 11:55am PST

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

  121. AlexWednesday, January 18th, 2012 — 12:27pm PST

    Joe Fortes has nice eggs benny!

  122. ThomasWednesday, January 18th, 2012 — 3:59pm PST

    Scrambled eggs with the family at home.

  123. JoeThursday, January 19th, 2012 — 2:24am PST

    Bon’s off Broadway

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