food. latkas.

*Update: (minutes after I made these) I sent a photo to Nate...he's response: "hashbrowns?". My response: "basically." But you should still try them, because they are good.

No, we're not Jewish but I figured Hanukkah was a good time to try making some latkas. They always look so good when I see photos of them. I've never actually had one, so when I say "mine were good" they could actually be crap.

I mashed up a couple recipes so I don't really have a "recipe" for you. Just mix grated potatoes, and egg, onion, salt, an a bit of flour in a bowl. Turn on your stove, add olive oil and scoop out the mixture. Turn at about 5 minutes, add more oil.

I've figured out oil is the key. Lots of oil will give you Instagram-worthy photos.

found. fruit.

Say hello to our lemon tree, I mean, lime tree...actually I'm not sure which it is. I haven't paid any attention to it since we've moved in. Okay, I'm going to go with lemon tree because our neighbours have a giant lemon tree. Have any tips on making it thrive? I'll make you some lemonade if your tips work.

Also, if you know what this tree-bush is, please tell. I'd rather not try the fruit And then realise it's something that shouldn't be eaten. Alright, I wouldn't actually try it but it would be a great talking point if it was something cool.

food. bi bim bap.

Korean food. Always a favourite in my book, usually a favourite for Nate. Bi Bim Bap can be considered the Korean "all but the kitchen sink" dish. It's perfect to use up veggies, perfect for a cold day, perfect for a hang over. However, if you have a hang over, you may want to just get this dish from a restaurant. The best Korean restaurants usually look like a hole a in the wall. If your local Korean joint looks like that, go in and try it. It'll probably be delicious.

Bi Bim Bap, a mashed up recipe from and my mom

food. mushrooms with basil.

Super easy. Super delicious. That's it. Really, make them soon.

Mushroom with Basil from
  • 10 ounces button mushrooms
  • 1 Tbls olive oil
  • Handful of fresh basil, rough chopped