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Keep calm and eat latkes!

The perfect quote for Hanukkah 🙂 and this time with our very own (well, sort of) oven baked potato latkes recipe – there’s only one day left in Hanukkah, so you have to make it TODAY!

Oven baked latkes  based on Chia’s excellent recipe

1 Kg potatoes, shredded in the food processor
1 onion, shredded
2 eggs
1 tsp salt
3 dashes pepper
1/4 cup gluten free breadcrumbs
1/4 tsp baking powder
oil spray or about 1/4 cup oil and an egg brush

Preheat oven to 200°C. Mix everything together. Drain excess water (a bit, no need to work hard over this).


See? Not very drained.

Spray baking paper (or brush with oil). Put in tbsp on the baking paper, flattening down as much as possible. Spray more oil (or brush oil) on top of the latkes. Bake for 10 minutes, turn them over and bake for 5 minutes more. Eat!



If you have cooked potatoes you can add them to the latkes, it will turn out great. You can also add carrots, zucchini or sweet potato in place of regular potatoes.

Gluten free breadcrumbs

As I have tried making gluten free bread, if the taste is good but the texture is bad I process it until I get gluten free breadcrumbs. If the taste is bad, there is nothing to be done…

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“I’m a Catholic wh**e, currently enjoying congress out of wedlock with my black Jewish boyfriend who works at a military abortion clinic. So hail Satan, and have a lovely day, madam.” – Harry Hart to member of a bigoted church preaching that all evil is from Catholics, prostitutes, blacks, Jews, the military, abortions, and premarital sex in Kingsman: The Secret Service

OK, I admit it. Subtlety is NOT this film’s middle name. And it has some gory parts. But it is FUNNY 🙂

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Me: “I look good, but tired.”

Insightful: “No, mom, you look good like you always do.”

Me, joking: “What, I always look tired?”

Insightful, seriously: “Yes, mom. You don’t sleep enough, you know.”

What can I say? When it’s that obvious, I need to sleep more. Starting tomorrow 😉 Just kidding, started last week already 🙂

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Already sleeping…

Have a great and sleep-full week!

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“In addition to actually killing people, they are killing us all. No one is going out. No one is taking taxis. No one is buying anything. This is bad for all of us.” – Arab taxi driver who drove me this week (who will remain anonymous)

Truer words… May we all have peace and the security to make our living without fear.

Though it may be dark now, the rays still break through the clouds

Though it may be dark now, the rays still break through the clouds.

A bit early but I won’t be able to post Saturday and I forgot to schedule 😳 😀

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He was younger these days, also. Not so much in the physical sense, to be sure. [..] It was his way of thinking”

by Issac Asimov, “Pebble in the Sky

I’ve been thinking of this quote a lot in the past week. I recently changed my job and started studies to be a physics teacher. This is affecting the way I think. New challenges, new things to learn, new things to do… and yes, I feel younger. Even with three kids 🙂


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“The definition of insanity is doing something over and over again and expecting a different result.” – attributed to Albert Einstein

Compare this to parenting advice on getting a toddler to stay in bed: “… midnight visitors get walked back to their rooms, tucked in, kissed and left behind […] as many times as it takes…. Keep this up until the new rules sink in.”

So… parenting equals insanity? 😛

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But I set fire to the rain,
Watched it pour as I touched your face,
Well, it burned while I cried
‘Cause I heard it screaming out your name, your name!

Adele, “Set Fire to the Rain”

Can’t say it better than that 🙂

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Lopen: “…you should buy her something nice…A nice plant, maybe, or a new hat…”

Kaladin: “That’s the most ridiculous piece of advice I’ve ever been given.”

Lopen: “You should rub yourself with curry and go prancing though the camp singing Horneater lullabies.”

Kaladin: “What?”

Lopen: “See? Now the bit about the hat is only the second most ridiculous piece of advice you’ve ever been given, so you should try it.”

From Words of Radiance, by Brandon Sanderson

I laughed out loud at this one 🙂

Kaladin and Syl, by Sarctic at deviant art. Now you understand why buying a flying light spirit a hat would be ridiculous….

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Success in t’shuva is not measured by the final score at the end of the game. It is measured by the playing. The striving for good is goodness itself. The striving for perfection is what perfects, in and of itself“-Harav Kook, from “The Art of T’shuva – The Teachings of HaRav Avraham Yitzhak HaCohen Kook: Commentary” by Rabbi David Samson and Tzvi Fishman

This speaks to two strong beliefs of mine – getting better is a process, and the process itself is also important. This is true for everything important in life – being a mother, being a daughter, being a wife, being a friend. It is not the end that is important – it is all the time and effort put into it.

May we all have a sweet, fruitful, illuminating and perfecting new year. Shana tova umetuka!

Dip your apple in the honey...It's Rosh Hashana!

Dip your apple in the honey…It’s Rosh Hashana!

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“I write because, as wonderful as life is – and it is truly wonderful – it isn’t enough. It does not, for example, contain dragons. I find this unsatisfactory. “ – Laini Taylor, from “Why I wrote Daughter of Smoke and Bone”


I just finished Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Book review will come soon. In the meantime, I really loved this quote 🙂 And the image is from pixabay, gorgeous!

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