It is past midnight, now June 2nd and I really wanted to have this eloquent post about how amazing 2012 is going for me. Sure, I have had some trials and tribulations (*cough* never use inMotion Hosting they will cause you to want to kick puppies, light things on fire and do drugs… lots and lots of drugs *cough*). But truly I have been blessed beyond all of my wildest imaginations with the most incredible and exciting group of friends, fellow bloggers, support staff, worlds among worlds, authors, people, cats, recipes, aliens, cowboys, dwarves, angel killing immortals, a few honored ghosts… oh umm sorry YES and zombies of all shapes and sizes.
Pshaw! Here I thought I would make it if only I could have a killer foodie blog with just recipes and food and snark, but nope this blog went from Cabin Bitch to Cabin Goddess with a huge scoop of books and a dash of everything… kind of like a Graveyard Drink!
I maybe a little late with this, and some of you may have already done this but if I can catch you before you make a mad dash to buy that precious bunny for your precious children that you take time to read this. My good friend from BUNNYSREVIEW.COM is bunny owner and member of the HRS. She has a few of these gorgeous creatures and has told me a lot about how adorable they are but also how much attention and care taking they require. You cannot just lock them in a cage on the back-porch like we see Opie have on old re-runs of the Andy Griffith show when we watch Nick at Night.
For example they are indoor animals who eat your cords, require romaine lettuce (they don’t much like Iceberg) and other fresh veggies. Below is some more info including just SOME Of the care requirements. Let’s face it, we may say “You must be the one to water and feed this pet! He/She will be your responsibility!” But in the end who takes care of the pets? We parents do! Do you have the time to invest? Are you willing to rabbit proof your house and resolve to the fact that those shows/chairs/electrical cords/furniture/BOOKS will be chewed! SO instead, Make yours a chocolate one, or better yet, make a bunch of DIY bunny peeps~ (shameless recipe plug).
RABBIT RESCUE ORGANIZATION WARNS PARENTS AGAINST IMPULSE PURCHASE OF RABBITS FOR EASTER
Kriss’ Maple Bacon Porter Jam
Yes another delightful recipe with that lovely taste you experienced with my Maple Bacon Donuts! It is because I love you all that I share this incredible flavorgasm and because I promised a recipe a day till Christmas! The original recipe is actually from a Martha Stewart cookbook and for a slow cooker. It includes most of the below, but I didn’t have a crock pot at the time so I recreated it to work on the oven.
The ingredients also are varied as her recipe only calls for 1 lb of bacon. Hello, one POUND only? HAH not on my watch people! During the holidays I double this and give it to friends for presents. I haven’t done this in a while because I “misplaced” the recipe. I have been searching high and low for this and where was it to be found? Well in the middle of my Chinese Food cookbook OF COURSE! (Only in my world does this kind of filing of recipes make sense, I would try to explain it but there are certain rules about how long a blog post should be…) Thankfully a friend from Anchorage reminded me how much I love this by mentioning the Steward Cafe serves this, I am sure mine is MUCH better *wicked grin*. I assure you this is amazing.
Though I no longer have my Sunday morning Bloody Mary, I still make and keep DIY Pepper Vodka on my shelf for a myriad of recipes, including my Vodka Sauce. Vodka is used in many recipes, not just drinks. Vodka is one of those alcohols that is rated odorless and colorless but in truth it does have a flavor. This is why though as an Alaskan, Monarch© Vodka has it’s place it does not belong in this particular recipe.