Self-made Frog Meat Fish Head Hotpot 好吃不上火,自制美蛙鱼头火锅

There’s something a little magical when cooking for your loved ones at the weekends. The Frog Meat Fish Head Hotpot is quite popular, and my favorite restaurant is too far way, and there is no place to park my car. Last weekend, I am trying how to make frog head hot pot at home? The main material is Frog and fish head. The frog tastes tender and smooth, with fish soup. The soup is delicious, quite spicy but not dry. High-temperature boiled fish head mixed with the frog, they make each other become more delicious.

苏城最近刮起了一阵美蛙鱼头风,不过老天桥蛙炉火锅真心难停车,资深吃货周末在家琢磨怎么自制美蛙鱼头火锅,有没有人要来拜师学艺?美蛙鱼头火锅的主要材料是花鲢鱼头跟牛蛙,牛蛙入口细嫩爽滑,加上鱼汤,锅底鲜香,辣而不燥。高温火煮后的鱼头去除腥味,味道恰好能与美蛙的鲜味融合在一起,鱼头的鲜味也可以让美蛙变得更加鲜美。蛙肉和鱼肉都属于性味偏凉的食物,真正的好吃不上火。

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原材料

Fish head, bullfrog, mushrooms, and potatoes

鱼头,去皮牛蛙,香菇,土豆

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Running with my Best friends at Shantang Ancient Town 日月交换,光影渐暗

The new year holiday is over, which left me a lot of work to do. I am crazy busy this week. But when I am thinking about what I have been up to, there is nothing. I only found 1000+ photos in my camera.That is a truth that I have spent time visiting around and taking pictures during the holiday.

新年假期结束了,假期给我留下了很多很多没有做完的工作,所以这周超级超级忙。但是回头想想自己大概做了哪些,似乎什么都没有。庆幸的是,假期里我拍了很多照片。

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Until I work my way to sort out and pick some pictures to post, I’ll just post a few from the last few days. We just got back from my hometown, where we spent 7 days to celebrating the Chinese new year. Lots of fun with our family & friends! It was also fun seeing a few relatives and eating delicious food. If you are from some places nearby, my hometown is a good place to visit.

在我把这些照片归类整理之前,我只会在最近几天游玩的一些照片。我刚从家乡回来,在那里度过了7天,庆祝中国新年。与我们的家人和老朋友一起庆祝新年,有很多乐趣,最起码拿到了很多大红包!也拍了一些老家的风光,蓝天白云,草儿青青,牛儿哞哞。

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We had a super fun when we were running around the Shantang Street. I have went through a few pictures and I a, excited to share today. The city I live is so beautiful. The pictures surprised us all.

我们在绕着美丽的山塘街上跑了一圈。小家碧玉的苏城真心太美丽了。

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I went on a girls trip with @veronicazhu and @sunnyjolly. They are my two besties that I worked with. Now it’s hard to find a time where we can all get together since now we are not work at the same place anymore. So we are aiming for at least once a month. I love them. I feel the time with them is super quick. I wish the time could slow up.

我与@veronicazhu@sunnyjolly一起的不带老公参加的聚会。她们俩都是我的中国好闺蜜。现在很难找到一个时间聚会,因为现在我们不在同一个地方工作。所以我们计划每个月至少要聚会一次。

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I have taken more pictures at the sunset I want to share then tomorrow. Hope you will like them.

我还拍了很多山塘街夕阳西下的照片,明天会分享。希望你会喜欢他们。

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合伙非易事 画饼不得心

不知何时起,一些人需要靠画饼来充饥,不是画给自己,画给同事,画给员工。每每想到此处,心有余悸。我也不知道这一套在一些创业公司是不是很灵光。

前些日子,一朋友请我们到公司去喝茶,喝他们的管理层作个交流。期间,这位朋友离开,处理其他事务。我们几个抱着友善的心态,倾听几位高管的高见。 Continue Reading

“A City A Story” photo weekly contest #15 FLOWER 春风和煦,美如壁画

“The osmanthus is the ultimate beauty of the things.” The city flower of Suzhou is sweet-scented osmanthus, which is a symbol of friendship, good fortune and happiness. Suzhou is known as “Garden City”, as the old saying goes, “Chinese garden is unparelled under heaven; Suzhou garden is unparelled in Jiangnan(south of the lower reaches of the Yangze River)”. There are many scenes named after osmanthus in Lingering Garden, Wang Shi Yuan, and Ou Garden. That is so called “rebuild heaven and earth within several meters”.

“物之美者,招摇之桂。”
苏州的市花是桂花,苏州人称之为木樨花,是友好、吉祥和幸福的象征。苏州素有“园林之城”之称,俗话说“江南园林甲天下,苏州园林甲江南”,留园的”闻木樨香轩”,网师园的”小山丛桂轩”,耦园的”樨廊”,以桂点景,咫尺之内再造乾坤。

Unfortunately, there is no osmanthus in Suzhou city this the cold winter. But the plum trees begin to blossom. In Chinese tradition, plum flower is a spiritual symbol of strong and noble characters, which encourages our generations go through difficulty, and create a better life and civilization. Our ancestors are bearing up well against all misfortunes like the plum flowers blossom in the freezing winter.

不幸的是,这个寒冷的冬天苏州市没有桂花。但梅树开始盛开。在中国传统中,梅花是强壮高尚人物的精神象征,鼓励我们的后代走出困境,创造美好的生活和文明。国人就像冬天盛开的梅花,抵御一切不幸,一步步走出绝境。

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Plum Blossom’s Fragrance Comes from the Bitter Cold Three Parts

梅花香自苦寒来

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There are two versions of Plum Blossom God in our Folk legend. One is poet Lin Kui in the Northern Song Dynasty, who secluded in a lonely mountain beside the West Lake. The other one is said to be Liu Mengmei in the Peony Pavilion of Ming Dynasty. In his dream, he met Du Liniang under the plum tree.

梅花花神有两种说法,一说是北宋诗人林逋,他隐居于西湖孤山,终生不仕。一说是明代戏曲牡丹亭中柳梦梅,在梦中,他在梅花树下遇见为情而死的杜丽娘,其后杜丽娘还魂与柳梦相结合,成就一段曲折姻缘。

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从中关村到奥斯卡

事事如戏,
有人爱导戏,有人爱看戏,有的则很喜欢演戏。

是有把戏演得出神入化,如鱼得水,来去自如的,就比如在创业浪潮中跳出水面的一帮创客们。当真有那么多的发明创造吗?炼得算法之类核心之术能有几人。看下来,多的还是“XX生态”、“XX智慧平台” 这种概念空壳吧。

在当下的环境中,我们不比匠心。马老板都说“天下功夫唯快不破”,所以有先见之明者,多多注册敏感和有价值的商标,哪怕微信公众号或者微博账户,也可以收获颇丰。

空壳唱大戏的成功案例不胜枚举,最路人皆知莫过药停和LS,扯开谎言得遮羞布,空空如也。翻船之前早已如化工厂阴暗排污,套现出逃得干干净净,戏股民和大众若光腚猢狲。

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Warm Up with Chinese Hot Pot 金科大酒店火锅厅

Time is flying by and it feels unreal that I am celebrating the 5th Chinese New Year with Ethan. It is amazing to know that I have get married for about 6 years. I have learned a lot from my husband, and my love to him grows every day. He knows me so well that he could always make me laugh, and comfort me when I was crying in tough times. The most important thing is make me feel beautiful and confident everyday. I feel fully protected by MY husband. And everything will become easier with him.

时间飞逝,今年和Ethan一起度过第五个中国新年。原来我已经结婚6年了,感觉很不真实。我从Ethan那里学到了很多,每天进步一点点。他总能轻易的逗我开心我笑,在我哭得稀里哗啦的时候安慰我。最重要的是每天让我感觉很自信,和他一起,一切都会变得更容易。

This year, we started our Date Night last Wednesday as it is the last day of Spring Festival holiday. Ethan decided to take me somewhere new and try out a new restaurant. And he bought me a new bag as a present for New Year. The bag is beautiful and the date night is romantic.

上周三是春节假期的最后一天, Ethan载我去新的地方尝试新餐厅。惊喜的是,他给我买了一个包包作为新年礼物。包包很漂亮,约会的夜晚也很浪漫。

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BEST part is that we didn’t bring our son with us. It is SO NICE to enjoy his full attention. I think that is a good idea to keep this date without my son going! Do any of you do that?? I like to bring my son everywhere I go, but every couple needs some time to breathe.

我们没有带我家小朋友,难得的二人世界。我家小盆友喜欢到哪里都跟着我,我也喜欢天天带着他见识世界的美好。但是我觉得适度的二人世界还是有必要的,每个人都需要自己的时间,做自己喜欢的事情。

If you love someone, you must accept every thing about him, including his favorite food. His favorite food is hotpot. I would be love to share our date night food pictures here.

如果你喜爱一个人,你就会慢慢接受他的每一件事,包括他最喜欢的食物。很久之前我不吃火锅,最爱烤五花肉肉,不过Ethan最爱是火锅,我从只吃清汤锅,番茄锅到爱上麻辣锅。金科辣锅太spicy了,我只敢吃了一两口,Ethan也辣的有点受不了的感觉。我在心中无数次默默的笑他,被辣的不行,又不承认太辣,各种欲罢不能的表情~

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We ordered a full shelf of food

我们点了满满两架子的涮菜

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Images of Loumen City Walls in Chinese New Year 姑苏风光-娄门城墙 | Suzhou Scenery

“娄门,本号疁门,东南,秦时有古疁县,至汉王莽改为娄县。 “《吴地记》载。
门遂改称娄门。城门分外城、中城、内城三重。
内城筑有城楼,三重陆城门之间有空地和闸门装置,十分坚固。

I went back to work since last Thursday! It feels super great to return to work, and I’m loving having a team of people to work with. I’ve been drinking and eating too much during the winter holiday, and I realize that I may need go out and enjoy some sunshine. Happily, the weather is quite good today.

上周四,休假结束,回到工作岗位。春节假期我一直在吃喝喝,今天天气晴好,有机会出去转转,消消食。

Last night, I read a post shared by @justyy saying that some people are living a happy and easy life, while life is very difficult to others. It is lucky for me to travel and enjoy life at weekends. And the place I visited is Loumen City Walls. As my workweeks are full, I am trying to be a master of the weekend adventure.

昨天晚上,看了一篇 @justyy 分享的帖子,说有些人岁月静好,有些人负重前行。能到处散心旅游度假是一件幸运的事情,今天转悠到了娄门。

My son is getting bigger. It’s hard to believe that Ivan are turning to 5! I even didn’t get married when I started to write a blog. And tomorrow would be his first day of school this year.

Ivan越来越大,过完节就已经5岁了!当我开始写博客时,我甚至还没有结婚。小盆友说,他好可怜,明天就要开学了。我的内心是幸福的,终于开学啦,我要解放了。

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Before i arrived there, I’d heard the rebuilt project for the old city walls. Suzhou is a city that holds onto its past history. After the rebuilt and repair is finished, the city walls stand unchanged, and open to everyone. It really is like being transported to the ancient history.

古城墙几年前被翻新跟重建,现在看来应该变化不大,不过少了些许的沧桑感。苏州是一座保护过去历史的城市,城墙边的粉墙黛瓦真像是回到古时候。

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谁给了你底气?

有人劝我,遇事莫气,气大会伤身。我也不愿生气,生气后淤结的愤和气,会转化成身体里不好的存在,要控制好自己。可是往往听到一些事,看到一些人,还是会动气。这难道是作为一个性情中人,要付出的代价吗?

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部门招新,很开心招到了一名合乎新意的员工。来的时候跟我说,之前公司离职的原因是没人管,谁都能调遣,谁都能安排事情,永远有协调不过来的任务和干不完的工作,希望我可以成全她这件事情。

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择其长技而师 莫事事而师夷

近期读得 @crowflew《谁来守护公正》一文。

“师夷长技以自强”, 自打洋务运动风风火火之期,国人就深深明白这道理。

若能学得老美的制衡立国之术也是循循善诱的良苦用心。 不过纵观中西历史,民主之先进我不谈论,课本中早已万字千文,就着 @crowflew这篇文,我们来单论学美国这事儿。

本次,不说他在朝鲜和中国南海的所做作为,也不论其在阿富汗、叙利亚的种种战略意图。只觉其,算是一个怀揣梦幻童话的美好少年,憧憬着一切的美好和纯洁,就像迪士尼一样去得一个处平等、团结的共和之国,以民主的方式。不管先前如何凶险和坎坷,王子、公主最后总能过上没羞没臊的温馨生活——开句玩笑。

说美国“美”者,意何如?国富、兵强、科技领先、潮流前线。论“三权分立”也好,选举投票也罢,皆不为其富国强兵,科技领先之根源。

说到底,美国也没有“民主”到根儿上,政府、国会、法院就能决策美国和美国在全球的战略?谁说了算,早已不是什么秘密。

民主,作为一种政治信仰,它的诉求和初处类似一些其他的终极主义,不是一盘热腾腾的摆在你面前的披萨,而在遥不可视的某处。因此,在经济发展为第一要务的当下,也莫把西方政治、意识形态神话,其之所以为强,和历史机遇进程及历史选择有大关联。 Continue Reading

成事成人 皆应有备

学生时代,老师跟我们强调“好记性不如烂笔头”。学习的辰光里,想要记住某些知识点,或者是培养解答的素质,记忆力不是完全能够依靠的。通过记录,可以强化记忆,同时当你记忆模糊之时,仍可以笔记进行恢复。

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