Thursday, October 7, 2010

Theatre, Soy, Italian Tenor

I thoroughly enjoyed the production of Twelve Angry Men at St. Jacobs yesterday. It was excellently done. One woman sitting near me even thought it was better than the movie. I tend to agree, but then as I have said before, live theatre makes one heck of a difference. I just hope the theatre group does well with this show because they really deserve to. My friend enjoyed the show and she had never seen the movie.

When we got home, Matt had supper on the go for us so as I was told to keep out of the kitchen I sat back and relaxed and enjoyed supper.

I complained to the realtor about the pesticide problem I mentioned the other day and was told that the company who sprayed the building had offered to pay any medical bills I incurred. That was pretty good of them, but of course, in Ontario, I don’t need such help as we have a social medicine system.

Good Morning America just introduced an Italian Tenor to the audience who’s name is Vittorio Grigolo. He then proceeded to give me the shivers and to give Matt tears in his eyes by singing Una Lagrima (title could be incorrect) and then, much to our disgust, he was cut short by a bloody advertisement. Apparently this young man is being touted as the next Pavarotti and to us he certainly sounded as though he had the potential. He met Pavarotti when he was a little kid singing in the choir and apparently the Maestro picked him out and told him to keep studying. He has a cd out called Vittorio which will shortly be in our library.

I have been taking soy pills for years and the other night, watching Dr. Oz, he had a discussion on the consumption of soy. He had two experts with him one who was pro soy and the other against. The consensus of opinion was that soy is good for you but, like everything else, in moderation. Also, it should be taken in its more natural form such as edamame beans, tofu, miso soup, etc. Not pills I gather. One thing I liked – if its grown on a plant its good, if its made in a plant its not good. Rather than buy Miso soup I have included a recipe below.

Miso Soup with Tofu

Source: Setsuko Yoshizuka,


3 cups dashi soup stock (chicken stock can be misosoup-cup substituted.

1 block tofu

3-4 tbsps miso paste (any good oriental food source)

1/4 cup chopped green onion


Put dashi soup stock in a pan and bring to a boil. Cut tofu into small cubes and add them to the soup. Simmer the tofu for a few minutes on low heat. Scoop out some soup stock from the pan and dissolve miso in it. Gradually return the miso mixture in the soup. Stir the soup gently. Stop the heat and add chopped green onion. Remember not to boil the soup after you put miso in.

*Makes 4 servings

Have a great day



  1. Tofu reminds me of last week's omelet which I've forgotten in the fridge. It's 'orrible'.

  2. I quite like it. Especially in soups such a Miso or Hot and Sour.