Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Spök-spök and Spökelina brought Toofhairy Mini (who will hit the stores in a few weeks!) to IKEA in Brooklyn today.
They got some Kalles Kaviar, which is a Swedish delicacy for the refined palette. It's basically creamed caviar, and they got both the dill version and the cheese version.
Salty, fishy, dilly, and cheesy! Delicious!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
We've been long time fans of I Heart Cool Stuff! Imagine our surprise when we saw a posting about Spök-spök and Spökelina's trip to Lapland there.
Posted by Ming at 4:42 PM
Monday, September 22, 2008
Remember when Toofhairy said her favorite food was lasagna?
Sunday, September 21, 2008
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Friday, September 19, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
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Tuesday, September 16, 2008
I think the broad (fava) bean often gets a bad rap.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
It's moon day! The official name is Mid-Autumn Festival, but it's all about the full moon.
Moon day is a special day when the whole family gathers together after dinner, drinks some tea, and "admires the moon." Like every good holiday it revolves around love and pastry.
There is a legend involving 10 suns, archery, gods, love and immortality. But the pastry is what everyone really cares about!
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Toofhairy is from Scotland; then she lived in Sweden as an au pair toof.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Here's a cute story from earlier today. I (that's me, Daniel) was on the subway on my way to the office, as always it was busy and lots of people. Most people were grumpy, but then a little kid and his mom stepped on the train, and the kid was holding a... Toofhairy!
Believe it or not, but I think the entire subway car started smiling the second that kid walked in. That's the effect Toofhairy have on people (and the kid was adorable)!
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Monday, September 8, 2008
We LOVE Russian character Cheburashka here at the Spök-spök HQ. As a kid in Sweden, Daniel watched Cheburashka every night on TV, and as a grown up he got the Russian mascot from the Turin Olympics.
By accident we found out that this snow white Cheburashka sings! Does anyone know what he's singing about? Does anyone know this song? If you do, please enlighten us, because we have no clue what this pretty song is all about.
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Sunday, September 7, 2008
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Saturday, September 6, 2008
Eric our super is so nice. He heard our sad story and decided to stop by, even though it's the weekend. Luckily it didn't take too long. He fixed the oven in less than 2 minutes.
And by "fixed" we mean "plugged in."
Hey, we're plush makers not oven experts! :)
Friday, September 5, 2008
This Sunday is going to be a very very special day! On that day Daniel, the creator and master of the Spök-spök universe, has his birthday!
For weeks now we've been researching recipes for the perfect cake. It had to be unpretentious, delicious, easy to make, but above all else, chocolate. After much searching, comparing, changing of minds, and even some arguing, we decided on Kladdkaka.
It is a gooey chocolatey Swedish cake that can be made in one bowl! Everyone was very very excited.
But tragedy strikes! Our beautiful newly renovated space has a beautiful new oven... which doesn't seem to work. And the super can't come until next week! The whole Spök-spök crew is thinking hard about this, but if you have a favorite bakery in NYC please recommend it to us!
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Just because the contest is over doesn't mean you have to stop sending us your photos! One of the very best things about working at Spök-spök is seeing our cuddly BFFs make new friends.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
We made wontons!
These are cilantro wontons that Ming's grandma taught her to make. The original recipe calls for pork, but we substituted with strained tofu for the vegetarians of the Spök-spök crew. Cilantro is called "fragrant vegetable" in Chinese. Isn't that a great name?
Even the Baron likes them!
Posted by Ming at 9:00 AM