Monthly Archives: November 2012

Baking Bread

Wife came back from a friend’s with this “super easy delicious bread recipe” that was from a Chinese blog. It was a fan blog for the book “Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day” It was a “no knead” recipe. … Continue reading

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三國(8): 曹操

好不容易請來了神醫,曹操卻把華佗下獄至死. 自己也病亡.現在看來,是腦瘤吧. 三國中,論管理人才,孔明,孟德是頭兩名. 有趣的是他們都不是CEO. 曹操從未稱帝,死時是”魏王”,漢之宰相. 諸葛亮至死也是劉家的家臣,從無反意. 小時覺得曹操是奸臣,重讀三國,倒沒這感覺了. 他是跋扈了些,但始終沒反啊. 說來,他把”漢室江山”,管的不壞.南征北討, 給劉家立了不少功勞. 三國把赤壁寫的太美了. 諸葛神的,周瑜美的,曹操尿的.一戦而三分天下. 但以全局而論,他一直是三國中最強的一支. 蜀吳永遠在他的陰影下. 所以關羽華容道放他一馬,是真毀了劉備的”霸業”. 話說回來,也不是曹操先善待了關羽十幾年嗎? 再給曹操十年,他能一統天下嗎?

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Maiden Voyage

October 6th, 2012 “You looked at the lake like a puppy at the park,” Wife commented. It was gorgeous day: bright, blue sky, 71°F. The flag on top of the courthouse building was flying, indicating good wind. I packed a … Continue reading

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李鵠鳳梨酥

台灣的鳳梨酥,早就走火入魔了.每年比賽,又來什麼”伴手禮”. 台北的”佳德”,隊排到不行.每人限購,還可以排門外上百公尺.套句北京話,”有這麼至於嗎?” 從小,我家吃的是李鵠.只有基隆有賣,每個是紙包的.有人去基隆,一定託帶.一定買幾盒,大家分.孩子們聽到鳳梨酥就衝上來.乖透了. 來美國後,台灣發展了鳳梨酥文化,爭奇鬥艷,五花八門.越來越Fancy. 我們想的還是李鵠.但它只在基隆賣,舊友凋零,沒人可以託買了.每次朋友帶佳德來,都想起李鵠.念一聲. 這次回台,帶孩子去九份逛逛.心裏想的就是廟口的李鵠老店.這店可是清朝(1882年)就在了.真還在老地方(仁三路90號),什麼都沒變. 聽說早年分家,大房留在老店,獨佔基隆市場,不開分店.也保留李鵠這店名. 我們當然就大小包買足了一車. 是他好吃? 還是懷舊? 不重要啦. 吃唄.

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Simple Joy of Life

Seattle’s October came abruptly this year. It was pleasant 70°F and plummeted into mid 40s in one day. It even hailed in the city and snowed on the mountain. Satellites survive the winter with the faith that June will be … Continue reading

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