A friend came by today with a gift of produce and eggs from her garden and chickens. I’m so very lucky. Unfortunately, there’s a problem.
Specifically, I told her to meet me at the door where most people take their dogs outside. The sidewalks, in hot weather, smell horribly. I got down there to find her picking up produce from the sidewalk. She’d tripped and everything had gone everywhere. The drizzle may have also weakened the paper bag she seemed to be carrying everything in. A few of the eggs had broken over the produce. It was a sight. Luckily for us, a passing man had stopped and offered her a plastic bag to gather up everything into.
I got home and rinsed egg off everything. It’s drying on towels on my counters now. I am inclined to think it’s all safe to eat, but I have some paranoia about doggie parasites (among other mammalian parasites that might be out & about on a city sidewalk) on/in my food.
So, it comes down to me being torn between REALLY not wanting to toss this food. It’s fresh, it’s beautiful, it was a gift from a friend! All that. And REALLY not wanting to get some horrible infection or worm or something. Really.
What would you all do?