Suzi's Blog

Gooey Double-Chocolate Mocha Cookies from Theo Chocolate

The word “gooey” is increasing popular. If you use the Google Ngram app, you can track a history of word usage all the way back to 1800. Gooey did not appear at all until about 1900. Usage crept up to 1940, leveled until the early 1960’s and now doubles every 10 years or so. People…

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Mocha Tres Leches Cake

Our friends gave a dinner party last weekend and asked us for the Alpha and the Omega. For a Mexican-themed dinner, my role was to supply margaritas and dessert. We knew the main entry, pork shoulder cooked for hours with spices and chiles, would leave people with mouths ablaze. Suzen and I needed a dessert…

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Chili Mocha Frosting

Sometimes life does get better. And easier. For example, a couple of years ago, a Starbucks opened on our block. It’s around the corner, to be true, but in a short walk of 400 feet we can have our java anytime we want. There is no excuse, no matter how wet or snowy or windy,…

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Moretto: A Mocha Beverage from Michael Turback

  Quick now. What is mocha? Or moka? Or mokka? Or Mocca? Or Mocha? In a land of coffee shops, no, in a land of Starbucks, we all know that a mocha is coffee plus chocolate. It was not always so. The word mocha comes to us from the port city of Mocha on the…

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