“There was an old person whose habits,
Induced him to feed upon rabbits;
When he’d eaten eighteen,
He turned perfectly green,
Upon which he relinquished those habits.”
Edward Lear, English artist, writer (1812-1888)
known for his ‘literary nonsense’ & limericks
When I read the above limerick as a child, I thought that eating rabbits would help me get rid of my bad habits, at least the ones my mom always scolded me for. Well, I did not get a chance to eat rabbits. My problems stayed on.
That was then, this is now. I am glad to report that many of my childhood unpleasant habits are gone—not because I’ve eaten eighteen rabbits. I try to eat everything available to me in a healthy and interesting way, which helps me develop fine and uplifting habits.
Today, while shopping at Whole Foods Market, I caught site of some frozen rabbit meat. Remembering my childhood fancy, I decided to try cooking rabbit meat—in a healthy and interesting way.
– About 1 pound of rabbit meats, defrosted
– About 10 cloves of garlic, peeled.
– About 1 inch of fresh ginger, peeled
– 1 green chili pepper
– About ¼ cup of cooking wine
– About 1 cup of olive oil
– About 1 cup of soy sauce
– 5- 7 teaspoons of sugar
We do not need to eat eighteen rabbits to part with our undesirable habits. On the other hand, trying new things in a healthy and interesting way will keep us well and fit.