April 2009 Archives

Gefilte Fish

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I dragged the girls to the park to recite the blessing of the sun, and it started snowing. My children shivered under blankets while we sat through an unbearably long recitation of prayers (at least from the perspective of two […]

It’s time

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When the Bon Ami starts to look like spilled flour, it’s time to go to bed. A parting link, in case I don’t get back on before tomorrow night – a great new seder resource put out by JOFA, the […]


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From the 2009 OU Passover Guide:   Leave the dishwasher unused for twenty-four hours,  make sure that the dishwasher is clean, and then run  two cycles. If the lining of the dishwasher is plastic,  it is debatable as to whether […]

And the winner is…..

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Bible Belt Balabusta, for her elaborate afikoman treasure hunt. I envy her kids for having a mom willing to spend so much time and energy making the seder fun and engaging.  Check out her blog and website – there’s all […]

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Teaching the Four Questions to young children
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posted 7:36:03am Apr. 01, 2012 | read full post »

Guess what's Kosher for Passover (this will change your life.)
I'm not exaggerating. The bane of my Passover existence has been pareve baking. I cook a lot more meat during the holiday than I do the rest of the year, which means a lot more pareve desserts. Which has, up until now, usually meant margarine made from disgusting ingredients such as cottonseed oi

posted 5:02:27pm Mar. 22, 2012 | read full post »

Why I love the New American Haggadah (and it's not just because I got to have a martini with Nathan Englander.)
I'm not a haggadah junkie. I know many Jews whose shelves are overflowing with numerous versions of the Haggadah - from the traditional Maxwell House to the not-so-traditional Santa Cruz - and whose seders are an amalgam of commentaries, poems, and (alas) responsive readings, from these dog-eared, p

posted 9:25:37pm Mar. 14, 2012 | read full post »

Best Hamentashen Ever, even better. And, a Purim opera.
This time of year, I'm always excited when I look at my google analytics and see that people have landed at my blog by searching for "hamentashen recipe". I love the idea of people all over the world making my great-grandmother's fabulous hamentashen, the same ones my mom made with me and that I mak

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