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Pecan-Stuffed Dates From Dubai

Mama Hsu came back home from an excursion in Dubai and she brought back these delicious-effin’ candied dates, stuffed with pecans. They were ABSOLUTELY scrumptious. I don’t think I’ve tasted anything like it before. Unfortunately the little bag of delicacies didn’t last very long in my household. I was a little sad when I popped… Read more »

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A Special Delivery: Jamaican Breakfast!

Last Thanksgiving, we returned from our visit to the Caribbean with a newfound love for the traditional Jamaican breakfast — saltfish and ackee!! Being of Jamaican descent, Sven’s secretary was kind enough to surprise him this week with a care package of salted codfish, a can of ackee (see suzi’s description of this fascinating Caribbean… Read more »

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Miso + Honey Fish

Simple dishes are the best. I recently rediscovered this miso and honey salmon dish and I was so delighted at how easy it is that I made the dish several times over several consecutive weeks. The best part (besides the taste) is that it starts and ends with three ingredients miso paste, good ole honey,… Read more »

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Kamameshi + Bamboo + Salad Lunch

I love eating out! hehe. The whole experience of being seated at a cozy table, being in good company, ordering a coffee if it’s breakfast or yummy appetizers on a special occasion, etc., etc. But there’s also something about making food at home that’s equally satisfying, in a very different way. It just feels …… Read more »

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Mediterranean Shrimp & Cranberry Couscous

I been on the prowl for some fast meal solutions — I really want to make my own food on weeknights, but a full day’s work and a round of Kwando can really kick my ass. But here’s something I tried that took no time and was pretty scrumptious: Mediterranean shrimp and couscous in nary… Read more »

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Mousybabe in Mt. Pleasant!

It’s a mousybabe sorta day at suzi + charlie’s sun-drenched new home in DC! In other words, a perfect Friday with French press, DIY tea towels and Beach House as our day’s soundtrack. I took the day off from work to spend some quality time with the sis. Last night was my first night as… Read more »

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A Merry Visit to the Doughnut Plant

Last Sunday night felt like a doughnut indulgence sorta night, so we ventured southward to Chelsea to pay a visit to the Doughnut Plant. Sven was scheduled to board a jet plane to Sao Paolo Monday morning anyhow — figured we might as well prep the tummy for the impending onslaught of churrascos and caipirinhas,… Read more »

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Don’t Hate Me Because My Baozi Are Beautiful

Forgive me my total inanity sometimes. These meat buns are courtesy of my uncle “Sheegoo” (as in “4th uncle”). He made these from scratch if you can believe it! They were so soft and chewy and delicious. Last Friday I had the day off, so I spent the day with Mama and he carted a… Read more »

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Some Purdy-Lookin’ Sweets From Last Weekend

I never really thought to be a huge fan of kiwi, but damned if they ain’t some pretty green fruit. Curious looking too, like little fuzzy brown eggs. In fact, the kiwi concept appears to embody the idea behind a mousy babe hehe. Frumpy and unassuming on the outside, but oh so babelicious. Haha. The… Read more »

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Meeting People Is Easy. And Yummy, Apparently.

I met Alison at an “ugly sweater party” in Baltimore this past Christmas, and we bonded over the fact that we’re both writers and we both have craft, food, lifestyle blogs. We exchanged URLs and whaddya know, a month or so later, I’m trying out one of the recipes featured on her site MarmaladeMagazine.com. And… Read more »