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.
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.