Friday, November 22, 2013

November 22, 2013

A Thought for Today

"Is it moral or ethical to bury an organ which could save a life?"

                  Dr. Christian Barnard (first surgeon to do a successful organ    transplant in man)

A Piece of My Work

I sculpted the putto on top of the flat medallion. I used a better transparent blue glaze that pools into the crevices and troughs of the sculpture.

Putto (IV)


A Recipe for Today


Polenta with Sage 


2 c. water

1 ½ c. chicken broth

1 ½ c. yellow cornmeal

1 tbsp. minced fresh sage leaves or 1 tsp. crumbled dried + sprigs for garnish

2 garlic cloves

4 oz. Mascarpone

¼ c. freshly grated Parmesan

2 tbsp. minced fresh parsley leaves (preferably flat-leaved)

Tabasco to taste 



In a 3-qt. microwave-safe casserole with a lid combine the water and the broth, whisk in the cornmeal, a little at a time, whisking to eliminate any lumps, and stir in the minced sage and the garlic. 


Microwave the mixture, covered, at high power (100%), whisking every 3 minutes, for 10-12 minutes, or until it is thickened and the liquid is absorbed. Let it stand, covered, for 2 minutes and discard the garlic.


Whisk in the Mascarpone, the Parmesan, the parsley, the Tabasco, and salt to taste.

Pour the polenta into a serving dish, and garnish it with the sage sprigs.  

Serves 6.


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