Sunday, March 25, 2012

New Bunneh News

Pipkin hopes Domo will share The Pooh Bear (VT honey and cinnamon sugar) crepe with him at Skinny Pancake

You'll have to pardon the labbits' absence of late. The Chinese Year of the Labbit is over, but there have been many requests to continue the documentation of Pipkin and his friends' labbity adventures and for the labbits to keep posting recipes to nommy vegetarian dishes. Lately, the labbits have been terribly confused by the odd weather in southern VT. It's been unseasonably warm and the labbits are out playing but it's all very muddy and brown and not too picturesque. HOWEVER...

Exciting news! The labbits haven't traveled much lately, having hunkered down even for this mild past winter, but Clover is happy to announce she will soon be traveling south and enjoying some sand and sun and surf. She will likely take one of the munko whales along, since they are desperate for the ocean.

Pipkin will also be traveling to San Francisco soon. He's hoping to stop in on his vinyl cousins at Kidrobot San Francisco, and maybe, just maybe, he can meet his maker, Frank Kozik, or at least visit the studio. Paws and whiskers crossed! Pip's BFF Domo will of course be his chosen travel companion.

For now, the labbits (and Domo) are doing what they do best: fattening their bodies with delicious food, like crepes at Skinny Pancake. Domo is, of course, still hitting the caffeine pretty hard. There's just no stopping him.

This is how Domo likes his caffeine served up: in the biggest, baddest bowl available.

Too Cute To Eat

Pipkin never understood why some humans would eat cows and chickens and pigs but wouldn't eat animals that are deemed cute, like labbits and kittens. Not that he minds, he'd rather you didn't eat him. But one day he came upon this giant carrot and this humongous broccoli and thought that they were just too cute and plushie to eat. Never any harm in making new friends so...may as well join 'em. Who knew being in a cart full of carrots could be so cozy?

Labbit Travels: Ottawa, ON

Pipkin, on the advice of his mau5 friend Joel, went to visit Ottawa, ON in February, during their annual 3 week long winter festival Winterlude, or Bal de Neige. Apologies for the late post, but it took a while for these photos to develop. And by develop, Pipkin means finding the black cord thing that connects the camera to the computer to upload photos.

Not that there were many photos to develop. In fact, there were only two, and you're looking at them right now. Sadly, Vermont wasn't the only place to experience unseasonably warm weather. Even though Pipkin traveled farther north, it had been warm enough in Ottawa to melt all the ice sculptures and the Snowflake Kingdom. Even the famed Rideau Canal, with its promise of 17 km of uniterrupted skating, was sadly not frozen.

The best place to eat a Beavertail, a tasty fried puff pastry with lemon juice and cinnamon sugar, is right on the Rideau Canal after a day of skating. Unfortunately with the canal not being frozen and all, the hut had nothing to float on, so Pipkin had to settle for the Beavertails hut in the Byward Market.

Apparently every other tourist in town had the same thought and Pipkin had to stand in a long queue to get his own Beavertail. At least the crowd (and Pipkin's toque) kept Pipkin warm while he waited. And it's all worth it, because Beavertails are so, so tasty!