Monthly Archives: August 2011

Rabbit Stew



I’ve always loved Wartime recipes. I love hearing stories from my mom and my mother-in-law about people not wasting food and using what they had to live. Since I raise rabbits I decided to see if there was a wartime rabbit recipe on the big ole web and I found  a few. Here is one of them:


  • 1 whole rabbit, cut into joints. Frozen rabbit is nowadays available in most supermarkets.
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1oz flour
  • salt & pepper
  • 1-2oz dripping
  • 2 bacon rashers, de-rinded & chopped (if available)
  • 2 medium onions, sliced
  • 3 medium carrots, sliced
  • 1 pint (600ml) water or stock
  • 1 cooking apple
  • fresh herbs (as available)


Put the rabbit to soak in cold water with the vinegar for 30 minutes
Remove and dry well. Omit this section if using prepared rabbit.
Mix the flour with the salt and pepper and coat the rabbit joints
Heat the dripping and add the bacon rinds. Then add the rabbit joints and cook steadily for about 10 minutes or until golden brown in colour and remove from the pan.
Add the bacon, onions and carrots and cook for 5 minutes then return the rabbit to the pan. Add the water or stock and the grated apple and stir as the liquid comes to the  boil and thickens slightly. Add the herbs and bring to the boil and simmer for 30 minutes. Quickly put dish into a very slow oven for 4-5 hours.
Serve with seasonal vegetables.



We are moving!

I’m writing this on the fly. Today we officially moved into our new house in Townsville. Sure is different after living in the big city. Internet here is really sucky and I’m stuck with Bell as a phone provider. Sure miss Rogers. The net is up but we are all on laptops here for now. Signal isn’t so great in the livingroom either. Its been a hard day, We didn’t have any that promised to help. Isn’t that the way it always goes tho?

Although I was glad to leave the old place behind, it became harder and harder as we packed more into the truck. I have ten years of memories there and not so many good ones. Memories just the same. I wont miss the traffic or the hustle but i will miss the convenience. Most of all i will NOT miss my ass hat neighbour! I tell you, that guy has the karma boot coming his way.

Packing it in now. Will hopefully have goodies to post soon.