Too Hot To Cook: Cold Soba Noodles

It’s 91 degrees outside- at 5 in the afternoon.  I haven’t been running the aircon this week.  The Cherub and I are the only ones home. I wanted supper and The Cherub needed it, but I really didn’t want to cook anything much. So….


I boiled some Soba Noodles for me, and in the same water I put three small red potatoes, well scrubbed, for the Cherub. It was really almost too hot even to do that, but the ceiling fan in the kitchen is a hard worker.

While the noodles boiled, I mixed these ingredients in a bowl (no measurement – it was just a by guess, by golly, by taste thing):

sesame oil

rice wine vinegar

coconut palm sugar

soy sauce


balsamic dressing

I stirred this well.  When the noodles were done, I put them in a colander and ran cold water over them, drained well, and tossed with the sauce.  To this I added a couple of handfuls of organic baby greens, some diced day lily buds from the backyard flower bed, and some chilled chopped up fishcake , and sprinkled it all generously with Furikake. It’s perfect.

Meanwhile, The Cherub is eating small boiled potatoes, still in their skins, and some anchovies.

Both of us are drinking ice water with lime juice, The Ginger People Organic Minced Ginger,, and some drops of Berry Stevia, well stirred.  Mine’s in a massive mason jar for good measure.

I have my feet up in front of the fan and I’m listening to this and all is cushy. Dudes.

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  1. Posted June 13, 2013 at 5:08 am | Permalink

    That meal sounds seriously excellent. It’s winter here, so we had risotto. With chicken, feta and baby spinach. That was yum too. Not as classy as yours though.

  2. Posted June 13, 2013 at 10:47 am | Permalink

    I envy you your 91 degrees (despite my vast girth!), we have hail in the UK! 🙁

    • Headmistress, zookeeper
      Posted June 13, 2013 at 2:54 pm | Permalink

      In spite of the heat, sometimes we get summer hail storms, too. Last night was a deluge. but it stayed hot and muggy despite the rain.

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