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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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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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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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Hillyer Art Space Opening Night // Parmesan-Crusted Catfish Fillets

Went on a cooking binge this weekend. I’m like unstoppable with my cooking skills or something … seriously come over for dinner sometime. But first, Mei and I stopped by the Hillyer Art Space for its 2008-2009 opening night on Friday, and tasted a little subculture of visual artists and their patrons. The gallery’s tucked… Read more »