Friday, August 2, 2013

August 2, 2013

A Thought for Today

Give a man a fish and you fed him for one day;
Teach a man to fish and you fed him for life.
                                         Chinese proverb

A Piece of My Work

I made this head with a new technique and I liked it. Viewers felt that it is the best I made to date.

I call it "The Aristocrat"

A Recipe for Today

Avgolemono Soup 


1 qt. cups chicken broth
1/3 cup long grain rice or Arborio rice
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. pepper
3 egg yolks
3 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 tsp. cornstarch
2 tbsp. parsley, finely chopped
Lemon slices and parsley sprigs for garnish 


Bring stock to simmering. Add the drained rice. Half cover and cook for about 15 min. until the rice is tender. Season with salt and pepper. 

Whisk the egg yolks in a bowl. Add 2 Tbsp. lemon juice whisking constantly until the mixture is smooth and bubbly. Repeat this step after adding 2 Tbsp. of lemon juice. Add 2 tsp. cornstarch and continue whisking. Add a ladleful of hot stock and whisk again for 1-2 min.  

Remove the soup from the heat and slowly add the egg-lemon mixture whisking all the time. 

Stir in the parsley. Serve without reheating, garnished with lemon slices and parsley sprigs.  

Makes 6 servings.