Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth

4 Aug

My Love.

He grow up, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t appreciate nap time.

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Baked Sweet-Potato Latkes

2 Aug

Woke up hungry today, so I decided not to fight it and just make something yummy for lunch (got up at 12:00 so it’s legitimate in my eyes to skip breakfast).

Making latkes always gets me thinking about me grandma. In her last years she lived with us, and we never quite got used to waking up at 7:00 to go to school and smelling the chicken soup she was making for lunch, but that’s just how old polish woman are, waking up at 4:00 and starting cooking for the family.

One small comment: Why do I bake and not fry? The year is 2012 people, is there someone alive that doesn’t know frying isn’t good for you?

2 sweet potatoes
1 potato
1 large onion, chopped and fried
30 grams of butter
1 egg
1 cup bread crumbs
Chopped parsley
Ground black pepper and salt

Cream dip:
Sour cream
Crushed garlic
Chopped chives
Salt and pepper

Once in the pan, give the latkes a small squash

  1. Boil the potato and the sweet potatoes until they are soft.
    Mash them with the butter.
  2. Mix the mash and the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and season it.
    Let it chill for a bit.
  3. Make latkes with semi-wet hands, put in pan covered with a greased baking sheet.
  4. Put in the oven (200°c) for about 30 min (depends on your oven), flip sides after 15 min.

In my opinion, you should really serve the dish with the dip, it upgrades the whole thing.

Try not to eat it all at once, I know it’s hard.
Any volunteers for doing the dishes?


Soap Bubbles

2 Aug

It’s been a crazy time for me, the trip I took to Romania was wonderful (should really post about it already come to think about it), but ever since I got back I can’t seem to be able to find my rhythm back. The loss of my camera has been devastating, I’m doing my best to cope, but basically I’m jobless until I sort it out.

So, in order to shake things up and start a new optimistic time for me, here are a couple of shots that made me smile today.


Travel theme: Flowers

27 Jul

So, this was an easy one.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple

27 Jul

Balloons at the Paris gay pride parade

An orchid at The Orchid Show that was hosted at the NY botanical gardens this year.

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Just bitching

25 Jul

My bag was lost and never made it to its destination and is somewhere at the airport.

All my photographing equipment was there, and no, they can’t seem to be able to locate it.

Canceled work for the time being, including taking pictures at the finish line at the tour de france

Life sucks right now.

Catacombs of Paris

17 Jul

Visiting the Catacombs was one my “to do list” for a very long time.
This weekend I completed the task, the best tip I can give you: the place opens on 10am, come an hour before to stand in line and maybe it won’t be as horrible as it was for me, I came at 9:30 and stood there for almost 2 hours (this time I was determined to go, usually I see the line and run away)

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Note – I apologize for the quality of the photos, the lighting there is supposed to be all creepy, but it’s just a photographer hell, so I had to use a flash every ones in a while..

“Stop! here is the empire of the dead

Notice the heart and the crossDeath by natural causes?