semi-foodie who likes to read blogs and eat. Husband does all the cooking while she critiques his awesome skills.

  • Location: Washington DC burbs
  • Favorite foods: almost anything mom makes, strawberry ice cream, , fresh pasta, pizza, dessert wine
  • Last bite on earth: never thought about it. Will need to come up with something now that I've created a profile.

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Fajita Seasoning

Thanks for the tips. I did just find out about Penzey's, maybe I'll try their fajita blend...path of least resistance!


Yum. Mooncakes are the best. I agree with @penn00, definitely go with the plain lotus seed one for your first try; and don't eat the salted egg yolk on your first try. As much as they add flavors and different nuts to the mooncake, the best is the plain lotus seed. Mmm...delish...looking forward to the harvest moon!

Washington, D.C. Restaurant--Birthday

Have you tried Restaurant Eve in Alexandria? Their food is delicious. They have a tasting menu for a pre-fixed price or you can order entrees....

Grocery Ninja: What to Do With Condensed Milk

After my mom emptied the can into a glass jar, she would pour hot water in it and let me drink the hot sweetened concoction. She also put in on white bread and boy was it delish!!!

Trader Joe's Discontinues King Arthur Brand Flour

That happened with our rice milk, but we were 'suggested' to try and compare the difference between the two items. Basically, the packaging changed, but not the content! Hopefully, that is true for your flour, but they won't tell you that so frankly!

What are your favorite products from Trader Joe's?

this is the post for me. I

-triple berry o's
-coffee blast/chocolate/ice cream premium ice cream
-berry mango and carrot ginger muffins
-sausage, pepperoni, veggie pizza
-cranberry and iced cookies
-mild salsa
-original hummus
-apple cider - yum!
-potato medley, and
everything else!

Large-Scale Enticing Food Smells

There is a Whole Foods that backs up into a paved trail that I run. During my early morning runs, there is alway some kind of bakery aroma wafting through - it could be pumpkin pie or chocolate chip cookies. It's the best part of the run.

Chocolate Beer

Young's Double Chocolate Stout is great!

Do you eat your vegetables?

I love my veggies....corn, peas, taters, brussel sprouts, carrots, onions, asparagus, radishes, broccoli, snap peas, cabbage, everything, though I'm not a huge fan of celery!

I tend to eat them mostly at dinner, but I do bring baby carrots to work.

Diets Work: Way or No Way?

Diets don't work. It would have to be a life style change in order to change your eating habits. Me. I like the the motto, everything in moderation...yum!


Yum, I love Spam. I ate it when I grew up and still occasionally have a craving and satisfy it with fried Spam with eggs over rice. Or cut up fried Spam with rice and soy sauce. I only eat Spam raw when I am cutting it up to be fried. Makes me want some now.

Happy Birthday to Us: Serious Eats Is 2

Yay! HB to Serious Eats! Congrats! Let's keep this going!!

Weekend Book Giveaway: 'Asian Dining Rules'

Although I am Chinese myself, I have no clue what to order at restaurants. (my parents always ordered food off the menu) When I went to Phildalephia and went to a Chinese restuarant for dinner, I called my mom and gave the phone to the waiter. The waiter took the order from my mom and then told me what she had ordered. The dinner ended up being so delicious. Thank goodness for moms!

Sushi - Love it or Hate it?

Love sushi! Can't get enough, but can't afford to eat it all the time. If only...

Serious Eats City Guide: Washington, D.C.

Love 2 Amys. Can't say enough about them. I've never made it early enough on the weekends for their donuts though!

What abour Restaurant Eve? I think that's a great restaurant worth the splurge!

I'll have to try the other best places that were listed though.

DC to Charleston, SC

These are really some great suggestions. Thanks so much! I hope to give a review once I get back!

Cook the Book: 'Olives and Oranges'

garlic fries are good. And so are Cheasapeake flavored Rte 11 chips. Yum!

Hostess Fruit Pie, One Less Thing For Me to Eat Before I Die

I was all over these as a kid. I would get them from the store after school. Delicious treat, but now, I'm not sure I would want to eat it!

Cook the Book: 'A16 Food + Wine'

Fracchia Voulet Casourzo 2007, I just love sweet wine...this is a sparking, yummy, red Italian. I also recently tried a Sarracco Moscato d'Asti that was a delicious sparly white Italian. Yum!

Snapshots from Asia: Tropical Fruit Feast; Tong Sui, Sea Coconut, and Toddy Palm Fruit

Me too @ mio. I have no idea what's in it, but it sure is tasty! Ahh...I miss Mom's 'sugar water'.

Cook the Book: 'The Best Barbecue on Earth'

Japan for yakatori, for sure. Plus I want to go to Japan anyways!

Bagels in Beijing: 26 Varieties, Poppy Not Included

poppy seed bagels are my favorite....could it really be because of my Chinese dna?

My favorite cold cereal is _____

Trader Joes' Triple Berry O's, Kashi Strawberry Fields, and Barbara's Cinnamon Puffins. All with soy milk only during breakfast time. No special bowl.