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Homemade Garlic Butter: COOKING I

Garlic bread is good, especially if you make the bread yourself and eat it with some soup. Anyway, here is an easy recipe for a garlic butter variation.

Ingredients

1 tub of butter (the use of 1/2 a tub is optional if wished)
2 to 3 cloves of garlic, skinned and crushed
1/2 a table spoon of chili flakes
1 teaspoon of thyme

First put the butter in a small bowl, then crush the garlic cloves into the bowl and add the chili flakes and the thyme and slowly work it all with the back of a spoon by “smooshing” the ingredient together in the bowl and don’t stir it, smoosh it and then cover it all up with glad wrap and put it in the fridge for a couple of hours or a whole day if desired. Afterwards, use the butter in any way possible!

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On the Joys of Soup: COOKING II

On a dreary winter like the few days past in the Land of Roos where the weather is sunny one hour and then wild and stormy and cold the next, one must be grateful for the thing called good health. I was unfortunate enough to be struck down with influenza and had to stay in bed and stick to a diet of bread, water, medicine, cough lollies and also the comfort food called soup. I made up a basic recipe involving a few vegetables from the fridge.

Ingredients

1 stock cube of choice (for this one, I used chicken)
1 stick of carrot, grated
Cayenne Pepper, to taste
2 shakes of Chili Flakes
1 Celery stick, washed and chopped
1/2 an onion, diced small
1 small garlic clove, crushed
A Tomato, quartered
A small potato, quartered
A handful of spaghetti, broken in equal parts by hand
Mushrooms, with stalks sliced and the rest diced
A Handful of chicken meat (from the backside of the bird), shredded by hand
1/2 a teaspoon of Tamarind paste

First, boil a cup of water, then add the stock cube and add everything gradually except for the spaghetti, which is added next to last so it becomes al dente, lastly, add the cayenne pepper and then it’s all done. Enjoy it with the comfort of a hearth and your pet or sibling beside you.