Friday, March 25, 2011

My favorite way to eat soba noodles

A friend was tweeting about soba noodles and it reminded me of my favorite way to eat them.  I found this recipe years ago even before I became vegan in Vegetarian Times/July 1999.  It's really the dressing that makes it so great; apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, lemon juice and dark sesame oil. 

Now, I want to eat some over the weekend.  Will need to go to the Chinese supermarket since I am out of soba noodles.  I have all the other ingredients already on hand.

What are the ways you love eating soba noodles?

Sunday, March 20, 2011

My biggest knitting pet peeve

This knot to connect 2 ends of yarn in the middle of a ball is my biggest knitting pet peeve.  I once had 3 knots in a 50g ball while trying to knit one of my spring scarves.  It drives me crazy and I want to throw the ball across the room when it happens.

Luckily this time I was knitting something small and had knit only 10 rows.  When 3/4s of the way into a row for a baby blanket is another matter though which is what happened to me the last time I knit for a friend.

Is this also your biggest knitting pet peeve or is it something different altogether?