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Monday, March 07, 2011

The Stinking Rose - Magpie Tales #56

photo by Tess Kincaid of Magpie Tales
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Another Night of Sleepng on the Couch
This stinking rose
Offends her nose
When I've had a bite
So late at night
I sneak in bed
Away from her head
BUT! "Oh no! Oh ick !"
"I smell garlic!"
So off I go-
she's such a grouch
Once again I am sleeping
on the couch.
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This would never happen with us as we are addicted to
the "Stinking Rose" and most every main dish begins
with "2-6 garlic cloves-depending on how mean you are."
Here's one of our favorite garlic laced recipes.
Bon Appetit!

The Famous and Awesomely Tasty Garlic Spagetti
2 ample servings
6-8 cloves pressed raw garlic (more if you feel really mean)
1 raw egg
4 tablespoons melted butter
1 tablespoon dry basil or 3 T fresh chopped basil
1/3 cup fresh chopped parsley
1/3 cup freshly grated parmesan/romano/asaigo cheese-what ever you prefer
9oz fresh pasta or same equivalent in dry pasta

Mix garlic,raw egg,butter,basil,parsley,and cheese throughly into a "gunk"
meanwhile boil water for pasta, cook pasta, drain pasta and stir gunk into hot pasta
throughly and serve immediately with crusty bread and a big green salad. YUM

28 comments:

  1. A first for me ... egg in the spaghetti ... I MUST try your recipe. I love garlic, the more the better.

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  2. Oh what fun - chew parsley!

    Nice fun take, great recipe - I was tempted to put my recipe up too!

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  3. Yummies...thanks for the recipe!

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  4. Awesome. My husband hates garlic, but this sounds so tempting.

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  5. Interesting recipe! Thank you. Loved the poem, very fun.

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  6. the trick is to get her to eat garlic too...this will cancel out yours...

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  7. Sounds delicious...both poem, and recipe.

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  8. Fun poem! And the recipe sounds yummy.

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  9. For once something that tastes good is also healthy.
    Fun Magpie.

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  10. Lovely recipe, I must try it.

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  11. Ha ha! But of course you know to eat some too, as you do, but Shari seems to be thinking of a use for garlic that sends somebody who hates garlic to the couch! Ouch!

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  12. Sounds like most delicious "gunk." The stinking rose is a popular guest in this house, too. Delicious Magpie!

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  13. Funny poem. Yummy recipe!

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  14. ha ha...nice poem. Thanks to you for the wonderful recipe..

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  15. I'm with you..garlic with everything..used to the scent by now..good recipe!

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  16. I love garlic too, but it sure does stink. Really nice Magpie!

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  17. How true, I love garlic...my husband love onion...he will say,
    "have you been eating garlic"...I see Bee says chew parsley...must try it...nice write Kathe...bkm

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  18. LOVED it!

    I really like how we get so many ideas out of one photo. Everyone interpreting it differently.

    viscous time

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  19. It wouldn't happen in my house either .. my husband & I are both partial to garlic! Recipe sounds delicioso!

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  20. lol....I've made a similar post! I do like garlic but in very small doses. I may have to keep the recipe top secret, though!!

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  21. the problem may not be eating garlic, if she brushes her teeth before going to bed, then no issues...

    well done, I have a good smile reading your words.
    :)

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  22. Nice poem. Garlic is definitely worth sleeping on the couch for!

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  23. Anonymous12:34 PM

    hahahah... yea, when it comes to garlic, both hubby and I are quite shameless about it.. (thank God!!) :)

    Ohhh... I am already slurping over that Garlic Spagetti...mmmmm

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  24. You have truly done justice to the photograph.

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  25. Oh , that sounds good .But I must wait till the school holidays . Though it would be interesting to see the effect on the pre-schoolers the next day .

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