Passover

What do you put on your seder plate?

What do you need on the Seder plate? The Seder Plate holds: Z’roa – a shank bone. Vegetarians can use a beet. This represents the Passover sacrifice that was offered at the ancient temple in Jerusalem. Betzah – an egg. Hard boil the egg. I hold mine (with tongs) over the flames of my gas…

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Posted in Passover
Published on April 15th, 2011

Seder plates

I love seder plates. There are all kinds to pick from. Go to a local Judaica store and browse. Here’s a traditional look: Lenox China made this seder plate. I got it as a wedding present and used it for years. Then I saw this seder plate and decided that I often need two seder…

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Posted in Passover
Published on April 13th, 2011

How Long Does the Seder Have to Be?

We are commanded to remember the exodus. We are not commanded to sit up all night getting hungrier and hungrier and wishing we could go home to get a bite of food! We fulfill the commandment by teaching the story of the exodus to the next generation of Jews. Many people say to me, “we…

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Posted in Passover
Published on April 11th, 2011

A savory Matzah Brei

Our fabulous chef, Paige, brought this recipe to a Passover cooking workshop. Enjoy! Asparagus Matzoh Brei From the New York Times Passover Cookbook ½ pound medium asparagus 3 tablespoons butter or live oil 1 cup thinly sliced onions 5 matzohs 6 eggs, well beaten salt & fresh ground black pepper freshly grated Swiss cheese (optional)…

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A Couple Passover Desserts

Apple Crisp 4 large apples, peeled and thinly sliced Combine and pour over applies: 1 cup matzah cake flour ½ cup chopped walnuts or almonds 1/2 cup sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 2 tablespoons water Melt 1/2 cup butter or margarine and pour over flour mixture and mix until crumbly. Crumble mixture over apples to cover…

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Food for the week of Passover

Have you noticed how you can think of a million dishes to make without noodles but come Passover you suddenly only want pasta! Well, here’s a lasagna recipe that is delicious and will please your kids. Thanks to Susan for sending it to me! Matzah Vegetable Lasagna 1 large onion, chopped ½ lb. carrots, shredded…

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