Friday, January 28, 2011

Rabbit Cacciatore

1 rabbit, cut into 6 pieces
Olive oil
1 large onion, sliced
3-4 sliced garden fresh tomatoes, or can of stewed tomatoes
1 c chicken broth
Green pepper, cored and sliced
2 tsp oregano
salt & pepper to taste

Brown rabbit in olive oil in skillet.  Add other ingredients, cover skillet, and simmer for 1 hour, or until rabbit is well cooked and begins to fall off bone.  If needed, add more broth during the cooking process.
Serve over pasta or rice.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Mom's Birthday

Standing:  Tammy, me, and SueAnn - the 3 sisters (Mary, the youngest, is in FL)
Mom and her BFF, Edith, opening gifts.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Moroccan Lamb and Onions with Honey

2 # lamb stew meat pieces
½ tsp ground ginger
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
Generous dash of crushed saffron or ground turmeric
3 T butter or margarine
1 can (10½ ounces) condensed beef broth
½ soup can water
4 T honey
½ # small whole white onions (about 8)
¼ c water
3 T cornstarch
2 medium cooking apples cut in wedges
Toasted sesame seed

Brown lamb with seasonings in 2 tablespoons butter in skillet. Add broth, ½ soup can water and 3 tablespoons honey; cover and cook over low heat 1 hour. Add onions; cook 30 minutes longer, or until done, stirring occasionally. Mix ¼ cup water and cornstarch; gradually blend into broth and cook, stirring, until thickened. Meanwhile, saute' apples with butter and honey and a dash of cinnamon in skillet until glazed; stir often. Arrange lamb mixture on platter; garnish with apples and sprinkle with sesame seed.

Friday, January 14, 2011


1 slice bacon - diced
1/8 tsp. pepper
2 T butter
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. chopped onion
1/4 cup sliced mushrooms
6 rabbit livers
1 cup chicken stock
2 T. flour
1 T chopped parsley
1/2 tsp. salt

Sauté bacon until browned. Remove bacon, add butter and onion and when onion is tender but not brown add livers and sauté for 2 minutes. Add flour, salt, pepper, lemon juice and mushrooms. Blend. Add stock gradually and cook until mushrooms are tender. Garnish with chopped parsley. 

Saturday, January 1, 2011


Somerhill Sumatra

This is Sumatra right before the show yesterday.  It was such a beautiful day - in the mid sixties and sunny.  The nicest day in a long time - and the first day above freezing in quite a while, too.   Sue's coat is in great condition, and I am hopeful she will still be prime for the PA state convention in February.

One of my Christmas presents

Chuck got this from one of the vendors at the farmers market.  The frame is red to match my kitchen, and has beadboard behind the calendar.  The calendar has covered bridges on it - this one shows what look like Border Leicesters crossing the bridge

Wilmington Rabbit Show

This is my friend, Maureen, with her BIS English Angora doe, Delilah.  BIS is a BIG DEAL!   Once all the breeds have shown, each best of breed is re-evaluated, and the best of the best is chosen.  Also is the pictures are judges Mike Adams and Kevin Bogan. 
I showed both French and Satins - the best I could do was best opposite sex of variety with my REW doe, Oleander.  Friends Tina (French) and Annette (Satin) had BOB and BOS in their respective breeds. 

Water water

I seem to be drawn to water lately.  This is the Tuscarawas, one of 5 rivers in our county.  The others are the Walhonding, Mohican, Kokos...