Thursday, 5 February 2009

Miso Soup

Posted by speedygeoff on Thursday, February 05, 2009 with 2 comments
Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer...
books I am reading: I have finished "American Gods" by Neil Gaiman, a 600 page epic, truly magnificent and so imaginative. Funny, before I completed it, I checked the three answers I couldn't get in a cryptic crossword, one was "miso soup" which I learn is "a traditional Japanese soup consisting of a stock called 'dashi' into which is mixed softened miso paste. Although the suspension of miso paste into dashi is the only characteristic that actually defines miso soup, many other ingredients are added depending on regional and seasonal recipes, and personal preference. Miso is soy bean paste, which is an essential condiment in Japanese cooking. Miso is made by fermenting soy beans with salt and koji. Koji are fermented grains such as rice, barley, and soy beans. It takes about 10 months to a year for miso to be ready for use." (wikipedia). and then, resuming "American Gods", there was a reference to Miso Soup, which I would not have understood or even noticed were it not for the crossword. It pays to read widely, there is so much to learn.

A writer has so many ingredients to choose from. And the more ingredients he has at his disposal, the better the final mix can be.

Or it can all end in chaos
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world...

Results Summers Series race#1
Stromlo 5k cross country
36. Geoff Moore M60 20:16
40. Mick Horan M45 20:31
62. Yili Zhu M45 23:18
63. Cathy Newman W45 23:29
80. Mick Charlton M55 25:43
82. Geoff Barker M60 26:12
85. Caroline Campbell W65 26:39
87. Ruth Baussmann W55 27:09
99 finishers

See you at the track tonight.


  1. "It pays to read widely" Or live in Japan! I just had a bowl of miso soup for breakfast this morning ;)

  2. I can't comment on the soup but cogratulations on a great 5k Geoff.