Magnificent Night Views of An idyllic County House 旺山夜色,春风沉醉的夜晚

旺山夜景绮丽迷人,
千家灯火不夜村,
天上星、水中月、人间灯,天地一色,恍如梦境。
灯火洒溪水,把溪水照耀得恍如白昼,分辨不清何处是水,何处是岸?

April has always been one of my favorite months of the year, not only because it is Spring here and everything is so fresh and clean, but also the delicious food from the farmhouse. When I was little girl, my cousin and I spent countless days with my grandma at the countryside, playing in the rural field, and having fun when catching bees, dragonflies, and butterflies. When I was on vacation from School, we didn’t own cars, only bicycles. I tried every way possible to ask someone’s else to carry me to my grandma’s house. It was so nice!

四月一直是一年中我最喜欢的月份之一,不仅因为四月是春天,一切都是那么清新和干净,而且还有很多农家的美味。当我还是个小女孩的时候,我和表弟表妹会乡下奶奶家玩好多天天,和一帮熊孩子们一起在捉蜜蜂、蜻蜓和蝴蝶,爬树划船无所不能。当我们学校放假时,我想尽一切办法蹭别人的车带我到外婆家去。那会我们没有汽车,只有自行车,也没有太多的污染,一切都很纯净美好。

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I spent my last Valentine’s day at Wangshan with Ethan. And now we were here to spend a quiet and peaceful night together, watching the moon, stars, and listening to the sound from nature like the the croaking of frogs. I have been with Ethan for 14 years. We fall in love when I was sophomore. We have met each other at high school. At the time, we are forbidden to think about dating, only study harder and harder. But Ethan always bring me his favourite sweeties and milk. I remember one day, he gave me a bag of pure milk.Then I opened the bag with my month, and asked him for a straw. He said there’s no straw, and picked up that milk bag and drink directly. I thought he was intended to do that.

今天跟Ethan一起自驾到了旺山,准备在这里度过一个宁静的夜晚,赏月亮,看星星,听着蛙鸣蝉叫。我俩上次过来是去年的情人节。话说我和Ethan相恋到结婚已经第14个年头。大二的时候,开始谈恋爱,毕业之后相约到同一个城市工作,然后结婚。我们在高中相识。当时,我们明令禁止谈恋爱,父母和老师只会让我们更加努力地学习。但Ethan总是给我带来他最喜欢的糖果和牛奶。我记得有一天,他给了我一袋纯牛奶,然后我用我的牙齿咬开了袋子,向他要吸管。他老神在在的直接拿起牛奶袋喝,这算不算第一次间接kiss。我一直觉得他是故意那样做的!

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Happy Farmhouse 太湖边,漫山岛的农家乐

I went to see the 漫山岛 to have a dinner beside the beautiful Taihu Lake last weekend. It was by far the best restaurant I visited in 2018. If you ever have the chance to visit Suzhou, I highly recommend this place. All the dishes are so fresh and delicious, though they may not look that good on photos. Now I prefer to eat at the farmhouse. All the restaurants in the city is so boring. Their dishes look so good on photos, but all these taste the same to me. I am in love with the fresh cooking style in the countryside.

上周末我去看漫山岛吃农家乐,坐落于美丽的太湖边。这是迄今为止我在2018年访问过的最好的餐厅。如果你有机会参观苏州,我强烈推荐这个地方。所有的菜都非常新鲜和美味,虽然他们在照片上看起来不太好。现在我更喜欢在农家吃饭。感觉城市里所以的彩色都很单调。他们的菜肴在照片上看起来不错,但所有这些对我来说味道都一样。我更偏爱农家菜新鲜的烹饪风格。

Marinated shrimp with Wine

醉虾

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When this dish is brought on our table, the shrimps are still alive and kicking. It tastes good.

虾子上桌的时候是活蹦乱跳的,看得超级有食欲。

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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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Raw Materials:

原材料

Fish head, bullfrog, mushrooms, and potatoes

鱼头,去皮牛蛙,香菇,土豆

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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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食为天 天已霾

工作日的用餐对于大多数中小型民企的员工来说,一直很头疼。前台小姑娘恨不得早上一到座位上,就在为午饭吃什么而发愁了。

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政府机关、学校不用为此过多考虑,有机关食堂;国有企业和上市公司有企业员工餐厅,好一点的还能提供下午茶。

所以,朋友圈交际广的一些小朋友,在找工作的时候会在这个问题上斟酌一番,而大多数人往往会忽略这一问题。

很多人,尤其是年轻人不在意早饭和午饭,认为上班期间,吃饭就混混吧。加上现在手机点餐也方便,周末和假期都懒得出门,更别提烧饭。 Continue Reading

食为天 天已霾

工作日的用餐对于大多数中小型民企的员工来说,一直很头疼。前台小姑娘恨不得早上一到座位上,就在为午饭吃什么而发愁了。

kitchen-2143410_1280.jpg

政府机关、学校不用为此过多考虑,有机关食堂;国有企业和上市公司有企业员工餐厅,好一点的还能提供下午茶。

所以,朋友圈交际广的一些小朋友,在找工作的时候会在这个问题上斟酌一番,而大多数人往往会忽略这一问题。

很多人,尤其是年轻人不在意早饭和午饭,认为上班期间,吃饭就混混吧。加上现在手机点餐也方便,周末和假期都懒得出门,更别提烧饭。 Continue Reading

浓油赤酱,民国风情 【弄堂里】

苏州的民国风餐厅遍地开花,今天阳光暖暖去Ifmall找了一家安安静静弄堂里聚餐。这家整个装修风格是江浙沪街头的风情,有一些老物什看着还是蛮有情怀的。我们一群聒噪的女汉子吃饭还是比较喜欢安静的餐厅,整个包厢就只听到我们嘻嘻哈哈。包厢的光线略微有点暗,聊八卦的我们有点情报机关特务接头的氛围。

这家的浓油赤酱,加上厚厚的糖,甜得恰到好处,特别契合我的口味。因为价格实惠,性价比高,这家聚餐必点餐厅,下午到的时候全是人人人在排队等座,不过我们是提前预约好的。

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弄堂里卤鸡爪是他家的招牌菜,我要为这家的鸡爪疯狂打call,第一口啃最上面的脆骨,酱汁浓郁,让人欲罢不能。甜甜糯糯的鸡爪好吃到爆炸。之前我婆婆在平江路工作的时候,一直带鸡脚旮旯的鸡爪给我吃,这家的酱汁更好吃,蘸酱拌饭的不二选择。 Continue Reading

味至浓时是故乡,每口鱼汤皆是相思。【爽翻天】

Double eleven is the global shopping day to buy at T-mall at big discount, while double twelve is a great chance to find a restaurant that offer half prices. We found a wonderful place to have Sichuan Style Pickled Cabbage and Fish Pot last night.

昨天是双十二,各大餐厅口碑付款有折上五折的活动,昨天趁机去本素酸菜鱼,这家宣传很奇怪,他家海报宣传的是酸菜,而不是鱼,说他家酸菜源自酸菜故里,3000年古法秘制,从青菜生长源头出发,六个月自然成熟,180天传统发酵。菜好,鱼才好?

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超能吃的女汉纸聚会,什么都得双份啦,双份酸菜鱼锅底,双份牛肉,三份鸭头,双份口水鸡,双份红糖糍粑,去TMD卡路里,姐姐们不care!!!

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鱼的量特别大,鱼片特别薄,味道很新鲜,我们点的微微辣的锅底,鱼片一点都不腥。我最喜欢啃鱼头了,啃完鱼头猛然一抬头,发现锅里的鱼片已经被吃了一半,你们太凶残了。 Continue Reading

Chongqing HOT POT 山城老巴渝火锅:纯金龙头

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作为资深火锅控,作为这个月的第五顿火锅,决定来个清淡一点的清汤锅底。店铺装修很有逼格,隐隐的透着一股壕气,店家能用金色打造的各种餐具,绝对不用银色啊,在火锅店正中央有一个黄金龙头在喷水,店家刚刚开业的时候主打999纯金龙头火锅,也就是说锅身的龙头是纯金打造,感觉得是古时候的太上皇级别,才会用黄金龙头锅涮火锅啊。鸳鸯锅的那只纯金龙横卧在锅中央,麻辣锅跟清汤锅的龙头盘旋在周边。 Continue Reading