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Thirteen Thursday & DKM Bento

I smell 'nanas on you

Ask Fiona – 13 facts about Buns

  1. Mother bunny grows her fur thicker when she is growing babies and pulls the fur to make a cozy safe place to birth and nurse them.
  2. Newborn bunnies are called kits & can fit into a human hand.
  3. Babies have no smell or odor — This helps hide and protect them.
  4. Bunny’s nose knows every scent, every breeze.  A bunny can only breathe through it’s nose.
  5. Bunny’s hind legs thump to warn of danger.
  6. Bunny’s tail is called a scut – It flashes messages of danger, excitement and even directions to other bunnies.
  7. Bunny’s ears—no matter what shape— hear all, sense all and cool bunny when it’s hot!
  8. Rabbits shed their fur frequently, and regrow it soft and clean.
  9. Bunnies can even change color with the seasons to make them harder to see.
  10. Bunnies can live to be 10-13 years old.
  11. Bunnies can be litter box trained.
  12. Bunnies love to play with toys, especially toys they can toss or play catch.
  13. Bunnies are masters at Disapproval.

DKM Bento

Green pea curry; Rice; Escarole; Cucks, snow peas, mandarins and dried blueberries for the salad, lime ginger vinaigrette

Bento 3/22

Green pea curry from Crisp by Michele Cranston (slightly altered to accommodate what I had in the fridge)

Olive oil
2 t. brown mustard seeds
1 t. grated fresh ginger
1 leek, sliced
Sea salt
1 t. ground turmeric
1 t. ground cumin
½ red chili, seeded and finely chopped (add more or less to your taste)
2 large ripe tomatoes, cut into chunks
½ c. water
1 2/3 cups peas (it called for fresh, but I had some frozen I needed to use up)
2 T. finely chopped mint
Salt and pepper to taste

Heat oil in a deep frying pan and add mustard seeds. When the seeds begin to pop, add the ginger, onion and a little sea salt. Cook until the onion is soft. Stir in the turmeric and cumin, cook for 1 min. Add the tomatoes and water simmer for 2 min, and then add the peas and mint. Cover and cook for 10-12 min, season when peas are soft and serve over rice. Enjoy!

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22 responses

  1. Aah, the constantly shedding fur. If there was just one thing I could change about Twinkie, that’d be it!

    21-March-2007 at 11:56 pm

  2. That is some very interesting information about bunnies. I wish my fur would change colors with the seasons. I would like it to be pink for Easter.

    I like Fiona’s colors, especially the white blaze on her nose!

    22-March-2007 at 2:17 am

  3. Bunnies are simply funny and cute ! My son always brought home the bunny of the school for vacation, that was something ! We had a dog, a cat, and a guinnea pig, and they all played together ! Was such a fun !

    22-March-2007 at 4:08 am

  4. Thanks for the list! I knew most of these, but you got me on a few!

    And a huge YES on #8. Thank goodness we have a light-color carpet to match our white bun, or we’d be in trouble. The fur even gets into my husband’s truck somehow, even though the bunny has never been there!

    I guess had you written a #14, it might’ve been, “Bunnies have magic powers.”

    22-March-2007 at 5:12 am

  5. fi’s nose is a twin to luther’s nose and it’s very cute!
    thanks for the list – some things i didn’t know :-)
    -ca

    22-March-2007 at 6:04 am

  6. Baby bunnies is called kits?! that’s almost like kit-tens!

    22-March-2007 at 6:39 am

  7. Very informative Fi!
    We looked at those disapproving buns and there sure is no question when they don’t like something!
    Mom always wondered how the bunny nest was so full of soft fur. She didn’t know the momma pulls hers out!

    22-March-2007 at 7:14 am

  8. fun fun! I didn’t know all that about bunnies especially how the ears keep them cool. They sound like fun, especially with the disapproving! ha ha ha. That looks like a delish recipe so we’re going to try it this weekend!

    22-March-2007 at 8:28 am

  9. Wow, bunny disapproval looks harsh! Hmm, when we disapprove of sumfing we just snort and walk away. I think we need to learn da bun way of disapproval.

    22-March-2007 at 8:46 am

  10. Oh, we love your bunny pictures! Our bun, Dustbunny, would change colors all the time – every time all her hair came out, which seemed like every other day :-)

    Rocky
    Artsy Catsy

    22-March-2007 at 9:16 am

  11. I wunt a bunny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And wow, how kool it wood be if my furs changed to a pink color for Eester!

    22-March-2007 at 9:49 am

  12. What a wonderful Thursday Thirteen! I’m a bunny and even I didn’t know what my tail was officially called! But I do know that when a bun is happy, like me, she BINKIES and nudges her nose up to show her mama to keep petting that spot.

    22-March-2007 at 11:08 am

  13. What a alot of bunny facts captain rupert is very impressed. I wish he would live untill he was thirteen. You always cook lovely looking unusal things.

    22-March-2007 at 11:09 am

  14. fiona, your tt makes us want a bunny of our own!! they are sweet and pretty, an’ sound like lotsa fun! our mom useta have a bun named hopper when she was little, an’ she loved him lots.

    the disapproving bun-faces are making us feel sheepish just from looking at them; we feel like we have litter stuck to our heels . . .

    an’ about your comment on our nitro’s tt (“Orlando loves to knock DKM’s lipsticks in to the toilet so he can hear her scream”)–that’d do it for our mom, too. gonna hafta try that. some logistics involved, though; it’s across the room from the sink, not next to it. gotta mull this one ofurr. may involve learning new skills, like shooting baskets;-)

    22-March-2007 at 12:07 pm

  15. LOL MOL LOL @ the disapproving rabbits! They all look very stern, I wouldn’t like to get on the wrong side! LOL LOL so funny!

    22-March-2007 at 12:36 pm

  16. that’s one of our favorite bunny pictures ever! oh, and we loved the Disapproval pictures too.

    22-March-2007 at 12:46 pm

  17. How pretty you are Fiona and very wise and savvy too. Enjoyed all the info you had on bunnies. My daughter used to bring home bunnies or guinea pigs from school and take care of them over the weekend and I think one vacation. She also bought one of the small bunnies, can’t remember what they are called at the moment. Wish I knew that you could kitty box train a bunny, because I think I would have kept it when she had to find another home for it. Looks like your Mom really likes to cook. Sure wish I did.

    22-March-2007 at 2:15 pm

  18. Yummm, yummmmmm, yummmmmm ~Poi Mom Jane

    Excellent information on the buns Fiona. you are so wise ~Rabbie

    22-March-2007 at 3:01 pm

  19. Cool facts about bunnies! Meowmy had a bunny with long hair and long ears and he was litter trained. His name was Furball and she loved him very much. She picked him out as a kit and said he was really really tiny!

    22-March-2007 at 3:17 pm

  20. You forgot to mention that bunnies are very cute. But everyone knows that!

    22-March-2007 at 7:20 pm

  21. anyone know why some don’t have tails (scut… never knew that!)? archi is a dutch but no tail but most dutch i’ve seen have tails (including my luther)
    ca

    22-March-2007 at 10:02 pm

  22. Daphne Jansen

    Thank you for the recipe. Glad it wasn’t rabbit meat curry!

    23-March-2007 at 7:48 am

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