food :: spaghetti that grows on trees

Spaghetti - it's what's for our dinner tonight. I'll pick some spaghetti off of our Swiss Spaghetti Tree and then probably do some kind of meat sauce. My trick is to doctor up a jar of canned sauce with a can of whole tomatoes, some olive oil sauteed peppers and onions, some fresh sage, red pepper flakes and a handful of parmesan cheese. Then I throw in the meat (usually chicken or browned ground beef). No one knows that I didn't slave all day over the stove to make the "home made sauce" but me . And no one I know really reads this blog, so no one will be the wiser. ;)

Here's how we pick our delicious, farm fresh spaghetti straight off the tree.

"In 1957 the respected BBC news show Panorama announced that thanks to a very mild winter and the virtual elimination of the dreaded spaghetti weevil, Swiss farmers were enjoying a bumper spaghetti crop. It accompanied this announcement with footage of Swiss peasants pulling strands of spaghetti down from trees. Huge numbers of viewers were taken in. Many called the BBC wanting to know how they could grow their own spaghetti tree. To this the BBC diplomatically replied that they should "place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best."

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