Saturday, October 5, 2013

October 4, 2013

A Thought for Today

"The most important fact is not what society and environment made of us, but what we ourselves made under these influences"

                             EMM, letter to IR, 1960

A Piece of My Work

A Memory (III)


I hoped to be able to remake a head similar to that I made in June 2012, which broke in my hands. It's like the desire of having again a child like the one lost... I am not there yet...

A Recipe for the Day

Meat Ball Ciorba

The word "ciorba" come from Turkish and is used to describe a soup that had some "dressing" with lemon or lemon and eggs.

3.5 quarts water
2 Tbsp. salt
2 tsp. black pepper
1 lb. ground beef (15% fat)
½ cup rice
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. savory
1 tsp. thyme
¼ cup flour 
1 bunch of green onions, finely sliced
2 medium sized carrots, peeled, and thinly sliced
1 large green pepper, chopped
3-4 tomatoes, chopped
½ chili
½ bunch parsley, finely chopped
2 eggs
Juice of 1 lemon 
Preparation: Combine water, 1 tbsp. salt, and1 tsp. pepper;
                      In a food processor, chop coarsely the green onions, carrots, green pepper, and tomatoes and add to the water in a large kettle. Cover, bring to a boil, and immediately lower the heat and simmer 30 minutes;
                      Combine meat, rice, 1 Tbsp. salt, 1 tsp. pepper, paprika, savory, and thyme and make 1” balls.  Roll them in flour;
                      Add meatballs to the liquid, cover, and bring to a boil again. Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes.                      
                      Add chili and continue simmering 5-10 minutes;
                      Remove chili and continue simmering 20 minutes;
                      Add parsley and simmer 5 minutes;
                      Beat the eggs with the lemon juice.  Stir 1-2 tablespoons of hot soup into the egg/lemon mixture, and then stir the mixture into the soup.
Makes 14 servings.

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