The recipe was Pizzoccheri from Peter Berley's Modern Vegetarian Cookbook*. The noodles are 50% buckwheat flour, 50% white flour and eggs.
Kneading the dough was the longest 15 minutes of my life (yes, complaining! I must have looked at the clock ever 15 seconds to see if I was done yet). It worked out though, the noodles were delicious! Earthy. I'd say a tad sandy.
*I don't feel right about typing out a recipe from a book - that has got to be a copyright violation. Or maybe it's considered promotion and publishers don't care? Google "pizzoccheri" and you will find oodles of recipes and inspiration to draw upon!
**I would settle for average..hmmmm, maybe 'above average'
ps. The sauce was not my favorite. You start by sauteing a sliced red onion in oil. Then it says to add the red wine and water and vegetables. If I could do it over, I would pour the red wine into the sauteed onions and let it reduce a bit, then make up the difference with extra water. I don't like the flavour of unreduced red wine. I am not even sure that unreduced wine sauce is a thing. It always seems like a mistake. Perhaps he meant to say "stir the wine around a bit over medium heat and then add the vegetables" Also, it calls for butter or oil. I used oil. Let me say, if it was made with butter, the sauce would carry you off to heaven!
pps. 8footsix won't morph into a food blog because it is way too much work to photograph things when I am hungry. Plus I don't have the camera & lighting skills to take great photos of food...
ppps. I am a foodie newbie...I know nothing Jon Snow. How long does it take before you become a 'good' cook**? 10,000hrs? 10,000 RECIPES??? Friends, I have some work to do!