Friday, July 19, 2013


July 19, 2013

A Thought...

All long journeys start with a first step.

                                      Chinese proverb

A Piece of My Work

While on vacation in the Chianti region of Italy, I met a beautiful young lady and her fiancĂ©. I asked the permission to take a photo with the intent of sculpting her head. I worked quite a bit on this and had to realize that it is easier to work from imagination than from a real model.  Here she is.

   "The Tuscan Girl"

A Recipe for Today

Baguettes au fromage et saucisson

1 pack. Puff pastry (2 sheets)
6 oz. dry, lean salami, cut very thin
6 oz. cashcaval, grated 
Ketchup (optional)
1 egg yolk, slightly beaten
Oregano, dry 

Brush one sheet of puff pastry with the egg yolk
Place slices of salami on the entire sheet
Brush some ketchup
Place a compact layer of cashcaval
Cover with the other sheet of puff pastry and press gently
Brush this sheet with egg yolk
Sprinkle with oregano
Cover a cooking sheet with parchment paper
Place in the oven at 400° for 12 – 15 min.
Slice in quarters.