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Moon Cake Recipe, Suzhou Style

Since google results for "mooncake recipe" returns all Cantonese style mooncakes, here is my modified recipe. I can't remember where I got the original from, at least this modified version works consistently and tastes quite similar to the ones I got as child.

You need the following: + flour 4 and 1/6 cup + water 3/4 cup + lard 1 and 1/4 cup + 3 tablespoons of honey + ground pork 300g + pickled mustard plant 1 and 1/2 pack ~ 50g

And start: 1. for the dough: mix 2.5 cup flour and 1/2 cup lard, 3/4 boiling water, 3 tablespoons of honey. Knead the dough. And put in fridge if room temperature is above 70F. 2. for the oil dough: mix 1 and 2/3 cup flour, 3/4 cup lard. Mix well and let sit for 30 min. If the room temperature is below 70F, let the oil dough sit in warm water bath. 3. mix pork, diced pickle, 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, 2 tablespoons of sugar, 1/4 cup of water. Stir till sticky. 4. Flatten the dough. Shape the oil dough into a sphere and wrap the dough around the oil dough. 5. Flatten the big ball, and roll it up carefully from one side. 6. Repeat step 5 10 times. Preheat the oven to 375F. 7. Divide the dough into 16 portions. Flatten each one, put stuffing in the middle and wrap it up. Pinch to seal the seams. Put the finished product smooth side up on cookie sheet. 8. Bake 40 min. Broil for 3 min.

SQLAlchemy, A short tutorial

Some obscure points to note when using sqlalchemy:

  1. if you want to use numpy or your engine is sqlite, use Float columns instead of Numeric columns
  2. you can change your database defining script and have it run as long as the changes don't affect the tables, i.e.: change ...
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Bibpdf, a simple reference manager

This is a paper management system that is light (and easy to change) but with some important features others lack. It is supposed to be used with bibtex only, but should work with anything that eats .bib files. The database I use is sqlite, but should work with whichever of your choice (require python interface) with minimal change of the code. The database structure is in 'paper_db.sql'. The script to interact with the database is in 'pdf.' file, rename it anyway you like and put in a folder easy to work in or a folder python can find. Change the paths at the beginning of the file to your corresponding paths. If you are in windows, change the first line to the python path. read more

A common pulvinar retinotopic organization for primate species

There just need to be a post on my recently accepted paper: Pulvinar Retinotopy of a Prosimian (bush baby) read more