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Raspberry Cream: Summertime Sandwich Cookies

Last week, I had the very rare occasion of hosting guests hailing all the way from Deutschland! So I decided they deserved a special sweet treat from the House of Hsu-Pfeiffer. Mostly, I was giddy to make cookies for someone other than Sven and me… I shed the customary guilt for every decadent tablespoon of… Read more »

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What’s for dinner at mousybabe HQ

Things have been kind of hectic at Mousybabe HQ, with travels to Mexico and LA, a DC Clov show, Crafty Bastards, and also some serious movin’ and packin’. Sometimes this forces us to streamline our basic daily requirements, such as the always-joyful, always-scintillating Food Question… What ever shall I eat today? At Whole Foods the… Read more »

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Pumpkin Patch Porn

WTF. The food porn industry has zero shame. This glistening squash soup in a perfectly adorable pumpkin bowl showed up on my Facebook news feed yesterday. Recipe for this bowl of temptation is here, compliments of the Food Network. Ah, pumpkin. The one redeeming factor of the end of summer.

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A DC State of Mind

Ladies and gents, Chops‘s latest music video, called “A DC State of Mind” If you saw his Metro Status video last year, get excited for this one : ) bboys, Ben’s Chili Bowl, tributes to Duke Ellington, 100% local, all DC. So what’s not to love? plus! I get cinematography credits in it (for the… Read more »

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il Buco, a Trip to Rustic Italy

Good restaurants are a dime a dozen in New York City, but I found me a real gem this week: a charming wine cellar-restaurant called il Buco. This is one of those restaurants that makes you feel like you’re in a different country when you’re in it, in this case rustic Italy. Wildflowers and antique… Read more »

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The way to a girl's heart …

… is through powdered donuts. I went to the grocery store and came across: THESE So I caved and here I am eating one in my kitchen. Little known fact about me — powdered mini-donuts and Twinkies are my weaknesses, especially when I’m on the road and it’s easy to justify buying them at a… Read more »

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Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah or whatever you celebrate!

In the spirit of family and friends, here’s a funny video from Thanksgiving where Sven’s chucking pieces of tangerines into Em’s mouth from afar. He appears to be ‘in a zone’ on these 3 tries that I filmed. But the 5 previous tries were even funnier because the tangerines would bounce off of Em’s face… Read more »

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Sweetness, Sweetness. Bigmouth, La.

(note The Smiths reference. Exit Clov is getting ready to pick a Smiths song to record for a compilation!) So our cousin Ellen’s in town and you know what that means – time to overeat. We have an uncanny genetic ability to appreciate food. Some snapshots of food we’ve already inhaled. Coco Sala 929 F… Read more »

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Strangeness in Taiwan: Installment #2

It was a little bizarre that there were 7-11’s everywhere in Taiwan. Even weirder was seeing them sell traditional Taiwanese food that I’d only ever seen at home in a pot on the stove! They had brown tea eggs (“loh neng” in Taiwanese) … a pile of tea eggs steaming in a pot by the… Read more »

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Strangeness in Taiwan: Installment #1

On the phone with an advertiser: “Hey girl, that’s great you’re going on vacation! Where are you going?” “I’m going to Taiwan for a week or–” “TAIWAN? Oh I’m so jealous. I looove Thai food. Oh my god, you’re gonna love it there”