czwartek, 26 kwietnia 2012

Visible here or anywhere

Forms, qualities, lives, humanity, language, thoughts,
The ones known, and the ones unknown, the ones on the stars,
The stars themselves, some shaped, others unshaped,
Wonders as of those countries, the soil, trees, cities, inhabitants, whatever they may be,
Splendid suns, the moons and rings, the countless combinations and effects,

Such-like, and as good as such-like, visible here or anywhere, stand
provided for a handful of space, which I extend my arm and
half enclose with my hand,
That containing the start of each and all, the virtue, the germs of all.

                                                                                               Walt Whitman, Day Poems, Poem No. 1991

niedziela, 22 kwietnia 2012

Flavoured moments

Strawberry mascarpone verrines for two
·         6 big, fresh strawberries
·         2 egg yolks
·         2 tablespoons caster sugar
·         250 g mascarpone cheese
·         1 cup Earl Grey tea
·         6 sponge finger biscuits
Beat the egg yolks with the sugar until pale. Fold in the mascarpone cheese partially and beat until incorporated. Cut 4 strawberries into small cubes, add to the mascarpone cream and stir gently.
Dip biscuits into the tea, to make them soft. In each verrine lay first part of biscuits and spread over a half of mascarpone mixture. Lay second part of biscuits and spread over the remaining mascarpone cream. Refrigerate for at least half hour. Before serving, garnish each verrine with 2 strawberries sliced thinly.