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Monday, April 08, 2013

G is for Garlic- The Stinking Rose

G is for Garlic

photo by Tess Kincaid of Magpie Tales
Another Night of
Sleeping 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.
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
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ps: I originally wrote this for Magpie Tales back in 2011


  1. I love garlic and I like to use garlic salt on so many of my dishes!!

  2. Wonderful poem! The recipe sounds good, too. I use a lot of garlic in my cooking—I love it. :)

  3. Cute Cute poem. I love garlic and don't know how people cook without it.


  4. There's an Italian restaurant in Pacifica, CA called Nicks. When you walk in you smell garlic. Oh it's pure heaven. I don't care what I smell like, give me the garlic.

    Have a terrific day. ☺

  5. I love garlic, have some friends who grow the stuff and send a jar of their powdered product from time to time.

  6. Oh, garlic, how much we use here! Even my Little Girl, who claims to be a vampire, loves it.

  7. It's true that garlic stinks, but I'd much rather cook with it than roses.


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