In the weeks before Passover, which begins this year at sundown on April 8th, I start to think about getting my home ready for the holiday and about the first Seder. Who will come? Because of space considerations and growing families it is my husband’s side one year, my side the next. What will I
I have a somewhat distracted approach to cooking and baking–especially for chagim or other events “shehazman grama” – with severe time limitations. Put simply, I have an irresistible desire to patchke with the “want to’s” (those delectable desserts I love to make) rather than the “have to’s” (those dreaded but necessary main and side dishes).
I had the most interesting conversation with my neighbor’s 4 year old granddaughter. She explained to me that during the Seder at her Zayde’s house you find the afikomen then you eat chocolate because, according to the book her zayde got her all about the a crazy Seder in outer space, when the Jews left
At some point during Pesach preparations, we’ve all tried to convert a mainstream recipe into a Pesach one only to discover that we don’t have a clue as to what to substitute for a chometz ingredient. This panic moment is why I started compiling my COMPLETE LIST OF PESACH SUBSTITUTES. I’ve added some great new