That should get you in the mood.
We had better stock up on olive oil. I light olive oil, and my husband likes his traditional candles. I find that it's better to use good eating quality oil, not any of those "for lighting/burning" bargain oils. Whenver we've bought some, they turned out to be terrible disappointments, black, smelly smokey disappointments. The "thrifty" water on the bottom techique isn't good either. First of all, what's the point when water doesn't burn, so it doesn't add to burning time. But most serious is that water and olive oil have different chemical characteristics, and the boiling water because of the heat of the burning oil sometimes causes the glass cup to explode which can be very dangerous. And then you must replace the glass cup, because you need maximum on the last night. Another lighting tip is that you use a candle for the shammas when the lights are oil. That's because you can't light directly from an oil light. I guess that people who grew up with oil lights know this, but we didn't grow up with oil, so I discovered it the hard way.
Next week, I'll bli neder blog low carbohydrate latke recipes. Stay tuned and keep checking in.