Wednesday, April 14, 2010

White Rabbit

"There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by expirience. And then there is California."
- Edward Abbey

A simple haitus....duty calls. Breed recklessly, eat pellets of grassy green, grow rich and fat, I'll see you in May.

Mary Vassallo’s rabbit, Maltese style
1 rabbit, cut into portions
Rabbit heart, liver and kidneys
3 medium onions, chopped
12 garlic cloves
1 cup red wine
3 tomatoes peeled and seeded
1 cup frozen peas
Olive oil for frying
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon mint, parsley and basil
• In a large frying pan, heat olive oil and fry rabbit offal and pieces till brown on all sides. Place in saucepan. Fry onions in the same oil the rabbit was fried in until soft and add garlic and tomatoes. Cook until tomatoes are mushy then add seasoning, herbs and a cup of water and let simmer for 10 mins. Meanwhile, sprinkle the rabbit pieces with wine then cover to retain heat. When the sauce is done, pour over the rabbit pieces. Stir, cover and let simmer gently for about 1 hour or until rabbit is tender. Check cooking at intervals as it may dry out, add water very sparingly if necessary. Add peas halfway through cooking.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Letter Recieved.

" April 3, 2010; Overseas Air Mail

Responses to 'Down the Bunny Hole'

1st Reading--what the hell?
2nd Reading (2 hr. later): This might be serious
3rd Reading (2 days later): This could be a culture thing--similar to jet lag--?
4th Reading (2nd page only): Where can she find meat? Red meat! Will her new 'friends' desert her? Can she overcome the natives?
5th Reading--(preparation of 'bunny' food): My grandma used crisco and bread crumbs--fry, baby fry---
6th Reading--this may be the one thing she remembers about Australia--I wonder if that's why they talk funny--?
Ever read Watership Down? See Alice in Wonderland--preferably after a 'wabbit' dinner--

Love ya--
Grandma "

Sunday, April 11, 2010


"A great many people now reading and writing would be better employed keeping rabbits."
- Dame Edith Sitwell

Bunnies: 4

Wallace and Gromit: 0

Notes from the field: A twilight setting after a meal of mushrooms,Thai spinach soup and Malbec. One bunny spotted in the bush. Encouragement. Early morning rise, three snares untouched, one trampled. Bunnies galore. Taunting. Analysis: Snares too large? Settings along the fence should be positioned on the return run, not the out? Possibly too close to the ground--need to give room for hops?

"'Animals don't behave like men,' he said. 'If they have to fight, they fight; and if they have to kill they kill. But they don't sit down and set their wits to work to devise ways of spoiling other creatures' lives and hurting them. They have dignity and animality.'"- Richard Adams, Watership Down