Bunny Baxter’s Ultimate Easter Sunday Lunch

Easter Bunny Easter Sunday Lunch Cook

Guest poster – Bunny Baxter here: Rabbit featuring on your Easter Sunday lunch menu?

I certainly hope not. (Well, not unless it’s the Easter Bunny shaped chocolate kind). I know I don’t plan on becoming a hot cross bun – see what I did there – anytime soon, thank you. (To view my Easter Bunny post, click here).

None the less, here in the UK, the Easter weekend festivities often culminate in the act of sharing Easter Sunday lunch with the family. I’m not referring to all that gorging yourself on chocolate eggs malarkey – that doesn’t count as a meal, sadly. Booo! No, in between the excessive chocolate consumption, proper sustenance is needed. This Easter Sunday lunch jazz, usually, consists of meat and two vegetables, or what us Brits like to affectionately call, a ‘roast’. Traditionally, the meat served up is lamb, what with it being spring and all.

Easter Bunny Easter Sunday Lunch Chef

Now, being a rabbit, I don’t hold any carnivorous tendencies, but I do like the idea of participating in the Easter Sunday lunch tradition (again, not in the ‘finding myself being cooked up for lunch’ way).

You see, I don’t want the meat element, but there’s nothing to stop me indulging in some lovely spring vegetables; spring cabbage, new season carrots, that sort of thing. Your standard rabbity favourites. The trick here, is to turn almost everyday bunny staples into special occasion fare. I’ve often found, the key to elevating vegetables, from side dish into main meal, lies in getting creative with different flavours and textures. All Jamie Oliver like – (get some inspiration from the fella here).

I’ve had a play around with a few different seasonings myself, and think I’ve created a yummy dish, fit for an Easter bunny. Who isn’t going in the pot!

What’s on your menu this Easter? Hopefully not rabbit!

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The Great Easter Bunny Egg Hunt

Easter Bunny

It’s nearly Easter bunny time! You can keep your lambs, chicks, and ducklings because it’s the Easter bunny who is the queen of Easter celebrations. Nobody else rocks up to the party bringing the cuteness and bearing chocotastic gifts. The others just rudely turn up empty handed.

Pick your Easter companion wisely – ain’t nobody getting a chocolate egg off Mr.Lamb.

Now, Easter bunny had a lot to arrange in the run up to Easter. In a bid to get organised, she bought the chocolate eggs early and put them away for safe keeping. Unfortunately, being a dreadfully forgetful sort, she’s at a loss as to where she hid all those lovely chocolate eggs earlier. This is where ‘The Great Easter Egg Hunt’ begins;

Top tips for a Great Easter Egg Hunt:

  • Obtain and Hide Eggs: The hunt doesn’t end until the last egg is found, so keep a count of how many eggs you hide! 

Easter Bunny Egg Hunt

  • Arm all Egg Hunters with colour coded basket: Easter bunny has her bunny basket ready and raring to go.  She choose the pink edition, naturally.

Easter bunny in garden
Easter Bunny

It’s hard to know where to begin looking…

Bunny sitting in Easter egg

  • Lead egg hunters to designated search area: Leave no stone (or indeed gigantic egg) unturned in your search. Be determined – you will locate the eggs!

This is pretty much all that’s involved in organising and setting out an Easter egg hunt. Easter bunny searched high and low, for most of the afternoon, before she located all of her yummy chocolate eggs. What a relief! Easter bunny is back on track. Hopefully, this will teach her to be less forgetful next year. Happy Easter!

Easter bunny with Easter eggs

 How will you be celebrating Easter?

I Heart My Bunny Bed

I heart Bunny Bed

Bunny Bed Take Two

Close Up

Casual Paw


So, you’ve never heard of a bunny bed before? Say what?! Well consider yourself enlightened by this post, my friend.

Ok, fair enough, this is actually marketed as a small dog’s bed but those are only the manufacturer’s general intended user guidelines – technically just a formality then. Product literature, like this, has never stopped me from making a purchase in the past. I think it’s clear for everyone to see how completely and utterly smitten I am with my bunny bed. Inspired by the catchphrases of the X Factor/American Idol judges – I’ve gone ahead and ‘made it my own’.  I can’t get over how snuggly and comfy it is! I’m often tempted to stay snoozing in it all day long.

Recently, I posted a photo of myself flopped in my bunny bed on twitter. The response I received, from fellow bunny owners, seemed to suggest that personal experience with bunnies and bunny beds were very varied. If word on my twitter is correct, then I suspect bunny beds aren’t the norm, like cat/dog ones, because it appears us bunnies are a little more unpredictable in our lounging preferences. However, if you have a bunny, definitely consider investing in a pet bed for them. They might just surprise you and take to it remarkably well – just like myself. Or not, depends on the bunny I guess. 

I managed to get my hands on this bunny bed for half price in the January TK Maxx sale, so I’m unsure as to whether it’s still available for purchase there. However, if you’re keen to become a proud bunny bed owner yourself, a similar product can be found here.

Let me know below, if you would ever consider getting your rabbit a pet bed?

Ready, Set, Spring!

Four Way Spring

March has sprung bringing the promise of brighter, sunnier days ahead. It will soon be time to embrace the changing seasons, adopt a lighter weight wardrobe and relegate those warm knits to winter hibernation. With that in mind, I thought it would be useful to post a run-down of the key trends that are doing the rounds this spring.

In The Pink

Where better to start then with this spring’s hottest colour. Back in September, LFW Spring/Summer 2014 was awash with shades of pink covering the full spectrum from bubblegum pastels to bright fuchsia. There were no hard and fast rules so you have free rein to pick your hue and rock it however you desire. Here are a few of the ways I’ll be wearing pink.

Pink Everywhere

Bubblegum Bluebell

All that Glitters

This final look is my favourite because it combines two trends in one, embellishment and pink. Who doesn’t like to kill two birds with one stone, eh?

Lace It Up

For some people, lace is synonymous with conjuring up images of racy lingerie. However, used in a slightly more conservative way, lace was all the rage on the SS14 catwalk. Bolder and more liberal use of lace meant the usual decorative detailing, previously favoured on the catwalk, was replaced by head to toe ensembles such as lace dresses and lace pencil skirts.

Lace it Up

The look I’ve chosen here is quite vintage inspired, almost Downton Abbey-esque.

Flower Power

I am a big fan of sprucing up a hairdo with a flower. Intricate braids embellished with small delicate flowers are very popular at the moment. Here I’ve tried to keep the look whimsical but with a modern touch to avoid looking too hippified. I think I like the tonal grey flower most.

Power to the Flower

Pastels

This is a trend that rears its pretty head nearly every spring. Pastels done the right way are fresh, girly and sugary sweet. I’ve combined different textures in complementing lilac shades to make the look a bit edgier here.

Lilac Fairy

Slogan

Never be too shy to verbalise how you feel. Say it loud and proud with a slogan tee or cap. Not sure why I’ve gone with a ‘Dude’ cap here, seeing as I’m female, but the heart wants what the heart wants.

Dude

So there you have it – the key trends of spring as modelled by my furry self. I hope my spring lookbook inspires you to inject a bit of spring lovin’ into your life and wardrobe.

What will you be choosing to wear this spring?

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Valentine’s Day – Bunny Be Mine

Bunny Love

Bunny Love

Valentine’s Day aka ‘The Official Day of Love’ is here once again. Some love it, some loathe it and many are just plain indifferent to it. Personally, I have decided to give into the hype and fully embrace the romantic madness surrounding this time of year. Now, I am a single bunny, but I do not believe that means I should feel left out of the celebrations. Love, isn’t purely reserved for romantic relationships or even familial relationships, having love for oneself, is the most important aspect of sustaining a happy existence on earth. Therefore, I suggest, not letting the perfect opportunity pass to celebrate love in all it’s forms – and spoil your significant self if there is no significant other.

Here are my plans for V-Day 2014:

Girl’s night in with my BFF

You Got A Friend in Me

You Got A Friend in Me

Me and My BFF

Me and My BFF

You’ve got to love a girl’s night in. Drinks, snacks, pampering… all that good stuff. Add to the mix – a couple of your favourite films or box sets, shared with your best friends and what could be better?! I might not have anyone buying me flowers or jewellery this year, but I’ll be having so much fun with my friends – I won’t have time to worry about being single on Valentine’s Day.

Single or not, how are you spending Valentine’s Day?

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