THE STINKING ROSE - As you can imagine, the food and drinks stink! Their most popular appetizers are pesto spread with chunks of raw garlic and garlic hummus, both served with garlic bread, and the main course section includes dishes like Garlic Steamed Mussels, Garlic Roasted Prime Rib and the famous 40-Clove Garlic Chicken which actually contains 40 cloves of garlic per serving. Luckily, the stinky herb is cooked so it’s not very strong, but patrons who have eaten at The Stinking Rose say it takes at least three days for the garlic breath to wear off. But the truly adventurous will appreciate the delicious garlic ice cream dessert. It sounds disgusting, I know, but it’s apparently to die-for and will convert anyone into a galic-ophile. If you need a drink to go with all that stinky grub, try the surprisingly tasty garlic martini.
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HH: I think I would love it. I don’t know how to cook without garlic and onions and peppers.
Anyone who has dogs will appreciate this picture. :)
Honey Hunters in Nepal - Photo by Andrew Newey
Basil is a symbol of fertility and in Italy, basil is known as the symbol for love because the leaves resemble hearts. The Basil deva (plant spirit) is a protector of family, and burning basil oil will help to relieve negativity from the home. It l creates a sympathetic vibration and is often worn to assist in clashes with other people. Basil stimulates the conscious mind to invoke happiness. Opens the heart meridian-clears energy movement between the heart and the hands. Basil oil is also associated with clairvoyance, divination and honesty.
From my partner @marseelee
Cute Summer Fruit Snack Tray
Salmon cooking over hot coals.
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