Thirteen Thursday & DKM Bento
Ask Fiona – 13 facts about Buns
- 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.
- Newborn bunnies are called kits & can fit into a human hand.
- Babies have no smell or odor — This helps hide and protect them.
- Bunny’s nose knows every scent, every breeze. A bunny can only breathe through it’s nose.
- Bunny’s hind legs thump to warn of danger.
- Bunny’s tail is called a scut – It flashes messages of danger, excitement and even directions to other bunnies.
- Bunny’s ears—no matter what shape— hear all, sense all and cool bunny when it’s hot!
- Rabbits shed their fur frequently, and regrow it soft and clean.
- Bunnies can even change color with the seasons to make them harder to see.
- Bunnies can live to be 10-13 years old.
- Bunnies can be litter box trained.
- Bunnies love to play with toys, especially toys they can toss or play catch.
- Bunnies are masters at Disapproval.
Green pea curry; Rice; Escarole; Cucks, snow peas, mandarins and dried blueberries for the salad, lime ginger vinaigrette
Green pea curry from Crisp by Michele Cranston (slightly altered to accommodate what I had in the fridge)
2 t. brown mustard seeds
1 t. grated fresh ginger
1 leek, sliced
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!