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 bunch parsley, finely chopped
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.