The farmers market here in Corvallis starts today. And I am TIRED. Taking advantage of the good weather, the day before last my husband Che and I went to get (6) 2 liter bags of potting soil on our bicycle trailers, then yesterday we took a nice long 5 mile walk to an asian market in town (with a few stops for beer of course!)
The side effect of course, being that my body is now sick and tired of all this exercise! Unfortunately today needs to happen. In a half an hour I have to be ready to get back on my bike and ride downtown to the market. My knife needs sharpening and I really want to find a bunny (to eat). Not to mention I need to keep my son in fruit. That’s a full time job in itself!
We are on the hunt. We’ve perused the whole market once and are on our way back down. Talon’s eye finally falls upon Strawberries. In the midst of a huge crowd, I attempt to take a picture. I am minorly successful. I’m glad I gave him money before the market and don’t have to juggle backpack, my wallet, give him money, and take a photo at the same time.
Score! BUNNEH!!! aka Stewing rabbit (The nice lady said maybe I could get a picture of her next week)
Home...omg..I’m going to die. Seriously, I won’t make it to the house. Ok, so I made it in the house. All I have to do is get this animal in the pot. Did I mention I got berries too?
Cut Leeks and potatoes, dismember said bunneh. Don't cut yourself.
Brown bunneh pieces in peanut oil.
Deglaze the pot with a dash of balsamic vinegar and a half cup water. After deglazing, add 3 to 4 cups of broth and arrange bunneh and veggies. The liquid should come almost to the top of the veg. Mmm…..
Cover and put into the oven at 200F for 1 hour. Increase temp to 320F and cook for 4 to 5 hours.
When the meat wants to com off the bones easily, it's done. It's going to take a long time. Strain the bunneh and veg, keeping the liquid in a separate pot. Arrange bunneh meat and veg in bowls. Make gravy with the liquid. I really really suggest Bisto Gravy, but it's not easy to get in the U.S. so any rich gravy would do. Dribble gravy over meat and vegetables in the bowl.