October 23, 2008 |  Category:   life


I can’t seem to get warm today so I succumbed to turning on the heat at 7am this morning. I also bought some gloves just a few minutes ago (internet, why do you make it so easy to spend money??). I’m having these leftovers for lunch, to help warm me up before I have to go out to my meeting. Mark just took some ready-to-make dashi broth and mixed in soba noodles, some seaweed, spinach leaves and fishcake. Simple and something we know both girls will eat.

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  • Lee October 23, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    We turned ours on today too when we realized we culd see our breath inside!

  • Alicia October 23, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    Where do you get the ingredients for that, at a specialty store? Surely not the grocery store…

  • Mark October 23, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    Alicia, I got many of those ingredients on a recent trip to Chinatown. The seaweed, soba and dashi I had bought before at a Japanese store – Sunrise Mart in the East Village. The spinach was actually Chinese spinach, which it turns out is Amaranth, and the fishcakes were actually frozen Cuttlefish Balls. They were really tasty!

  • Alicia October 25, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    Ahhh, yes, Sunrise. I am *obsessed* with Japanese food, I eat sushi multiple times a week, but it’s unfortunate how some of the best Japanese marts in the city are so inconveniently located. Thanks for the tip, and I might have to get some of those fish balls, too.
    By the way, I was wondering if you knew the answer to this, Mark. You know udon noodles, when they serve them in broth at a restaurant? It reminds me of what you made, except not soba Do you know if they use a dashi broth like you made, or is it another kind of broth? I LOVE that stuff, and I’d love to know what it is so I can just make it plain, without the udon!