It’s the specifically Indian fresh spice mixes I miss, Mandy, I 'm not familiar with Vietnamese dishes and not very keen on Chinese cuisine maybe either because we like our curries very hot! But I’ll have another look on-line for suppliers as you suggest.
Eggs are a very complete food. We only have four hens but their output is prodigious and has never faltered during our (almost) three years here. There have been very few days when there isn’t at least one egg in the nest even throughout the last two winters, and we’ve given away a couple of hundred too. They keep coming. We think it’s because they are free-roaming birds and seem to spend almost all their waking hours scratching and pecking. I expected them to have a few weeks off from egg-production, but I can’t say I’ve noticed if they did!