Am I ruining my eggs by washing them this way?
I'm new to collecting and washing eggs, and I'm afraid I'm doing it wrong. These are duck eggs which can sometimes be a little on the dirty side. Here's my method:
We live on a clear mountain creek, and for caked-on mess, I sometimes use a handful of clean creek sand to scour them. Then I wash them with mild soap, and finish up with a short soak in a diluted bleach solution. They come out pristine-clean, germ-free, and beautiful. But I read somewhere about removing some kind of "bloom" that shortens their shelf life. I could use some advice here. Thanks!