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May 29th, 2006 (04:23 pm)

current mood: grumpy

Greetings to skree_ratling and words_of_malach!

Hatori got his first outing today, as we went out looking for new tennis shoes for me. We went to this new mall and it was set up so everything was outside. This would be fine in California, but here in Texas it wastoo hot to walk. Naturally, not enough parking was close to the shops we wanted, either.

We went to a restaurant called Pei Wei for lunch/dinner. I finally got a chance to taste both soba noodles and miso. I enjoyed both but I could not finish the noodle bowl and noodles just don't do well as leftovers. Hatori caused the guy delivering out food to smile; Hatori was holding the number they use to figure out who gets what order.

I am in a lot of pain at the moment (heel and leg is acting up) so I am going to stop typing for now.


Posted by: like jazz on a summer's day (thrives)
Posted at: May 29th, 2006 09:48 pm (UTC)


I want to take Miki for soba. XD;;

Posted by: 馬鹿やろー女 // バカヤロー女 (bakayaro_onna)
Posted at: May 30th, 2006 12:05 am (UTC)

I wish you could make it to yaoicon so we could take the kids out for soba together!

We haven't been to Boston in years. rat had to go there for business a few times and once I got to fly up for the weekend. We went to Durgen Park at Fanuel Hall for that big hunk of meat they serve - the Durgen Cut. I got seafood instead and had some of the best scallops I had ever tasted.

We also drove up into New Hampshire and saw America's Stonehenge and walked on the beach.

Posted by: like jazz on a summer's day (thrives)
Posted at: May 30th, 2006 03:36 am (UTC)

Omg yaoicon...;_; someone who was at AB is going. :\

Boston is...fun...less scary now I guess since I work there, but still scary. And our seafood is TEH YEY.

...I haven't been to NH in a bunch of years though.

Posted by: Eidolon Tree (eidolontree)
Posted at: May 29th, 2006 11:13 pm (UTC)

Miso is really easy to make. Even I, with my limited skills, can pull off a good miso soup, and it keeps almost forever in your fridge in its paste form. My favorite recipe is also the simplest: wilt some chopped green onions in sesame oil on low, add about 2c water, turn up heat to medium-high/high, stir in small handful of wakame, add dried mushrooms. take 1T miso paste and dilute in water, mix throughally into pot. heat until the wakame puffs up and the mushrooms are plump. takes about 20 minutes.

You took Hatori outside? Dang, I'd probably be too self concious to do that, however I'd probably wind up doing it anyways. Some toys are too cool to abstain from playing with.

Posted by: 馬鹿やろー女 // バカヤロー女 (bakayaro_onna)
Posted at: May 30th, 2006 12:01 am (UTC)

That sounds good! I have some miso in packets shaped like the kind ketchup comes in - one of the Japanese instructors said to put a packet in hot water and drink it for breakfast like he does.

This miso soba had fresh spinach, fresh mushrooms and chicken stir-fried in it. I found it very tasty without being overpowering in flavour. I ended up picking the bits out because I was getting so full so quickly and I knew the soba would not reheat well.

I am not familiar with wakame. I will have to go look it up in my Japanese cookbook.

Yes, I took Hatori outside. I have taken Shuichi out many times and Chikara went out twice this weekend.

I am an old geezer who has paid and is still paying her dues and really do not care about the 'size bitch' young soccer girls laughing at me in McDonalds. I find their empty brains amusing. Other people come up and complement whichever doll I have in hand and are willing to find out about them.

I am the type who favorably comments about a kid's wild hair colour at school, which surprises them every time.

Posted by: Eidolon Tree (eidolontree)
Posted at: May 30th, 2006 01:46 am (UTC)

That miso recipe was my 'poor food' for about half a year, when I had money I added tofu.

Wakame is just seaweed, I bought a great big bag something like 2 years ago for $12, and it's still doing me really well. It was a huge bag, though. I got it from a seafood place on special order.

I hate having people look at me, but I'm the sort that seems to attract attention pretty often. Go fig.

Posted by: onnas_baka_gaki (onnas_baka_gaki)
Posted at: May 31st, 2006 01:02 am (UTC)
Shuichi looks out the window

Then wakame is dried seaweed so it can keep indefinitely?

Posted by: Eidolon Tree (eidolontree)
Posted at: May 31st, 2006 01:29 am (UTC)

Eh, yeah, it's dried. I'm not so sure about the 'indefinately' part, but I can vouche for it tasting just fine after 2/3 years... I'm pretty sure if you keep it airtight and dry it'll keep for far longer than that. The tricky part is keeping it away from moisture, because too much humidity makes it gummy and funny tasting.

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