The results are in! Orchard grass it is, with oat hay a close second:
I was surprised by this, since I was sure he'd be all over that botanical hay. But who knows what goes through the minds of bunnies?
My own taste test was of this apricot bread recipe. It was clear from reading the recipe that it would not be a very sweet bread, and my taste of the batter confirmed it, so I added some stevia and honey. Even so, the result was a little less sweet and not as apricoty as I would've liked.
But I'm going to try this recipe again because no sooner had I put the bread into the oven last night than I remembered I had an unopened jar of apricot preserves in the cupboard. Wouldn't some of that be great mixed in? Yeah, I thought so, too. So I'll be making this bread again soon, with some modifications. I'll be sure to share the results!
And as an aside, I'm getting a bit tired of having to go to so many retirement parties at work. There seems to be a wave of them right now and while I don't mind dropping by and wishing my friends well and even speaking on their behalf, I can't help wondering if it's a university requirement that sesame-coated bits of chicken on sticks be served at these functions. Ditto the scary-looking red punch. Thank goodness it's always a buffet and I can opt out!