Whilst researching animals in hats for Tofu Tuesday this week, I decided to go for perhaps the most iconic hat wearing furry of all time. Please note, this piece is intended as shits and giggles satire only. The Cat In The Hat by Dr. Seuss is a copyright entity. Click here to see more editions of Tofu Tuesday.
Less creepy clowns. More cutie clowns. Click here to see more editions of Tofu Tuesday.
Last Friday I went along to the Food Writers New Zealand Conference at Villa Maria with fellow food bloggers Ari from Ari Eats and Rhi from In Rhi’s Pantry. The goodie bags were AMAZING. I have to admit, we’ve already eaten almost half the goods so Tofu the bunny models just a portion of the goodie bag goodies for you today. There were a couple of other food bloggers there, and of course, food writers, chefs, and others in the food production, education and community sectors. The keynote speaker was Jonathan Bloom, journalist, consultant, writer and blogger over at WastedFood.com talking about wasted food. As a food blogger – and I’m sure I am not alone in this – I’m often gifted food that I wouldn’t normally purchase and the majority of gifted food doesn’t end up on this blog. If I’m not going to eat it myself, I always do my best to find that food a new home. I know the diets and preferences of friends and family and I’ve yet to come …
Sometimes Tofu the bunny sits with his furry paws tucked underneath and with his extra bit of skirting around the back, he looks like a hoverbun. Thanks to The Koala for this idea. Disclaimer: Image may have been retouched in Photoshop. Hoverbuns aside, Tofu had us worried last week when his floppy ears swelled up to 2-3 times their regular thickness. I often overreact as a bunny owner, but rabbit health can take a quick dive so when you notice new symptoms, it’s important to act quickly. Took him to the vet who ran a bunch of tests. The swelling was already subsiding by then and they couldn’t find the cause. Could have just been a reaction to an insect bite. Other than the huge ears, Tofu was acting (eating and drinking) normally which was comforting. We’re super glad that Tofu’s geriatric tests came back pretty much all clear. He has some lumps in his belly as usually but they weren’t concerned as he’s just a lumpy bunny. Usually he has bladder sludge issues but since I’ve been …
Farrah’s have launched their new Mexican range which includes spice mixes and a chilli tortilla (not pictured, was too yummy). I really like their taco mix which the perfect level of heat for me. Tofu doesn’t get to enjoy the food products but he loves playing with his new maracas. *Shaka shaka shaka* Click here to see more editions of Tofu Tuesday.
We had a lot of rain on Sunday. It was quite muggy so I opened the front door to let in some fresh air and the sound of the rain. Tofu the bunny is blind and I like to think that he appreciates sounds more as a result. View this post on Instagram Today we stay inside and listen to the falling rain. 🌧🐰🌧 #TofuTheBunny #rabbitsworldwide #blindrabbit #rabbits #bunniesofinstagram #auckland #lazysunday A post shared by G E N I E (@bunnyeatsdesign) on Sep 24, 2016 at 4:12pm PDT Click here to see more editions of Tofu Tuesday.
It’s local election time and reading through this year’s candidate booklet, I’m reminded why I have never voted in local elections. I can’t summon any enthusiasm for the candidates. Voting is important and I have voted in every general election since I turned 18, but local elections…? Not once. The voting booklet is peppered with a huge variety of candidates from serious runners to society’s extremists. The terrible writing makes me wonder if the whole thing is a joke or just a soapbox for crazies to mount every few years. Tell me who to vote for. Please. Click here to see more editions of Tofu Tuesday.
Bunny catching the last of the sun on a beautiful day. I love it when his many whiskers catch the light. It’s almost like he is posing for the camera. Click here to see more editions of Tofu Tuesday.
Tofu didn’t get to go to Pinot Palooza in the weekend, but he is definitely VIP at our house. Click here to see more editions of Tofu Tuesday.
It’s Tuesday somewhere in the world so here’s a photo of Tofu the bunny asleep in the grass. The weather is getting warmer and spring is in the air. I often see him sleeping out there, not a care in the world. He is a very relaxed bunny. Click here to see more editions of Tofu Tuesday.
I’ve never owned socks with bunnies on them so when I saw these, I bought 3 identical pairs for $10. Shortly afterwards, I found a $10 bill on the street. I took it as a sign that the universe wanted me to have the bunny socks. I think Tofu the bunny approves too. Click here to see more editions of Tofu Tuesday.
I’ve had a creative supercharge after 2 days at Semi Permanent, a creative conference here in Auckland. with 20 speakers over 2 days, it certainly gave my brain a work out. It’s been a good few years since my last Semi Permanent, I started attending in 2004 when I was a bright-eyed third-year graphic design student. Now that I’m a freelancer and own my own business, the conference has a different meaning to me. The speakers this year included various entrepreneurs, creative directors, an architect, a poet, UX designers, social media and business people. I was a little gutted there were any illustrators, photographers or typographers represented as these are things that are close to my heart. There were 2 speakers that had food backgrounds though which pleased me. This year felt much more business, technology and philosophy orientated. While I am a business owner, I find business conversations pretty boring. My favourite speaker would be Sam Bompas of Bompas & Parr fame. If you love food with a healthy dose of wonder and magic, I suggest you look them …
A blind, fluffy rabbit hesitates on the threshold. It’s been sunny but cold lately so Tofu the bunny wasn’t too sure if he wanted to go outside to play. In the end he decided yes. But first he sniffed and examined everything on our deck before making his way down the stairs and into the garden. Our deck is a bit of a mess at the moment with potted plants and washing baskets for Tofu the bunny to carefully consider with his whiskers. Anything he “chins” is claimed as his. Click here to see more editions of Tofu Tuesday.
Home is where the house rabbit is. Here in New Zealand, a rental property is known as a “flat”. It doesn’t matter if it’s a unit, a stand alone house, or an apartment. From a real estate point of view, a flat refers to an attached unit regardless of ownership status. When you are “flatting”, it means you’re renting with others and a “flatmate” is the equivalent of a “roomie”. Still, it doesn’t seem quite right to say that my husband and rabbit are my flatmates. BTW…Flat whites have nothing to do with flats and house reds have nothing to do with houses. Just a weird coincidence. Click here to see more editions of Tofu Tuesday.
Sorry, no photo of Tofu today, but I thought I’d share something I found entertaining this week. We have a collection of found rabbit images (from magazines, newspapers etc) on display in our house. This particular picture from a Silo Theatre show has been up for 2 years and Tofu the bunny has never paid it any attention. Until the other night when he started eating it. Not just a taste, but a feast. The Koala (my husband) removed this before more damage could be done. I think I’ll have to find a new spot for it. Click here to see more editions of Tofu Tuesday.