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I am 64 and have never ever hosted a Passover Sedar. May sound crazy. I want to do that some day -- so maybe next year?

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Any good new recipes this year?

This banana bread was tasty. I left out the chocolate chips and used cake meal instead of matzo meal.
www.melaniecooks.com/matzo-meal-bana
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Here are a couple of recipe collections that I hope I remember that I posted here next year!

34 Healthy and Delicious Passover Recipes by Shana Lebowitz
greatist.com/health/34-healthy-passo
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Lulus Skinny Passover Recipes 2015
luluandlattes.com/2015/03/25/lulus-s
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nny-passover-recipes-2015/


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give me snow balls over matzo balls any day.!

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Yeah, both our college "Things" reported snow too. Here we have an accumulation of leftover matzo balls.

"Some day we will look back on this, and it will all seem funny" - Bruce Springsteen (The real BOSS, as opposed to me.)





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just got home from San Diego--70 and sunny to 32 and snow on ground.

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Ways to make it easier (raised to an art form):

paper plates, disposable cutlery, no hurclean house cleaning, no labor-intensive meal prep.

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well mark thank you. they really love getting togther. i just have to learn to stop making it so hard on myself. lighter menus etc

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Sherry, the family does not care? Join us next year. This is probably the only holiday we're all invested in. Always has been, always will be.

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Passover myths. Damn; I believed some of these were basically true.

www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/five-
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I don't know who has tried to keep a low carb lifestyle AND (*chortle*) observe Passover with all the focus on matzos, carrots, choroset (sp?) etc etc, so after the fact, I happen to see this email come in today...

Celebrating a Low Carb Passover
blog.virtahealth.com/low-carb-passov
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So I guess we can think ahead to next year...

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Because, Sak, it means something to you.

That's why I carry around our Chanukiah, and buy candles each year. Chanukah means something to me, even if DH doesn't care.

(sorry, there was a typo in the first sentence.)

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Yay another year done. I’m trying to figure out why I do this year after when the fam really could care less.

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Ahhh sorry wasn't online much last few days cleaning and all.

Today I saw this article:
www.culturehoney.com/tried-kill-us-w
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As for the Shanghai Jews, I have been online friends for the last 10+ years with Moses Katz, out in California. He tells me he was born there, as his parents were Jewish Missionaries. He probably could tell all kinds of stories... born in 1924. He is one of my Facebook friends @ from Monterrey Park, CA.

We ate in east Wichita last night and today...

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gut yontiff to one and all ... enjoy! emoticon emoticon

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There actually is a fair-sized Jewish population in Mauritius, but we never got to that part of the island to visit the congregation. (They don't have a synagogue building, I think they meet in someone's home for services.)

Didn't know about Sri Lanka.

And yes, we know about the Jewish person in Penang - but not the guy here in KL. I tried looking up Jews in KL, and Chabad - but nothing.

Ah well, we went to an Italian restaurant for dinner, I skipped the pasta (for obvious reasons) and had a lovely salad. With pears and walnuts and pecorino cheese. Close enough to karpas, maror, and charoset. (No betzim, though.)



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Phebe, did you see this?

www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Revie
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g293962-d2266353-Reviews-Chabad_HousR>e-Colombo_Western_Province.html


Several sources lead me back to this page (is it now defunct?):

www.jewishtimesasia.org/community-sp
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light-topmenu-43/malaysia/330-penangR>-communities/1497-one-familys-world-
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Happy Pesach and Shabbat Shalom!

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Zissen Pesach to you, too, and to all the yidden.

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I want to wish everyone a happy Peasach (however it is spelled). I didn't get all my hamitz cleared out but I tried.

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Shoes???

I checked online - doesn't look like Chabad is in Malaysia. I posted about the fact that at first the Israeli representatives for some world meeting here were denied entry, but the United Nations said they had to be let in. So the Malaysian government allowed the people in, but refused to give them security officers to ensure their safety while here.

Yeah, I don't think we'll find matzah.




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too many additions - already have the water cup and the orange and...gotta think what the other thing is.
plus my small group of 11 is very aware...

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New additions for new traditions: Banana? Pineapple? Pair of shoes?

www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/20
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I am placing travel on my bucket list -- there are so many places I want to go to that I have not had the chance to visit yet.

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Shanghai was an option for escaping European Jews. Yes.

So, Phebe, what is the deal with Maylasia?

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a former co-worker of mine was born in Shang-Hai -- yep Jewish. Her parents were German, and one of the few families that actually believed Hitler and got out of Germany in the nick of time. Shang-Hai was the only place that would still allow Jews to still live there. She and her twin were born in Shang Hai

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I think there was (may still be) a large Jewish population in Shanghai. Just as there had been in Cochin, India.

And I've mentioned that we visited the lovely synagogue in Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar.

We're everywhere!!! With or without Chabad.

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Leave it to Chabad. They are ubiquitous!

www.chabadhongkong.org

But in my googling, I see there is a strong Orthodox Sephardi presence there too, for over two decades:

m.kehilatzion.org

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No.

Stick to matzah balls, keed. The stuff of legends (and stories) in our house.

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That wouldn't be the worst thing. You might get a seder invitation from a Jewish family that's been in Hong Kong for three or four generations. Wonton, kreplach, rose is a rose is a rose. Oh, wait, kreplach isn't kosher l'Pesach, is it?

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I got confirmation of my Passover order, placed yesterday, here it is. (I have absolutely no idea what to make of this):

OK, I give up. After many tries, I cannot upload it. On my Apple products, it appears to be in Chinese characters. On my PC desktop, it comes out in a lot of strange letters interspersed with question marks.

I hope I don't have to pick up all that was ordered in Hong Kong.

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I should do a thorough cleaning -- starting with my kitchen. If I didin't clean anything, my husband would have this place such a mess. This house was his before we got married

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And I am working on reconstructing my damaged kitchen. If not right before Pesach, when?

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i'm cleaning out some of my cabinets. not because i do this for pesach but why not? and my niece is getting a new apt so she can get some stuff off my hands!


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it is a huge headache!! I remember one time, after the first wallet was taken, I carried my passport with me for identification. Went to a local J C Penny's to purchase a new wallet, and showed the sales clerk my Passport. I was the only one at the checkout at that point. She looked at my passport, upside down, and said "I have to ask my supervisor if I can use this for ID". by the time she got back, I had a whole line of people in back of me just staring at me.

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awful isnt it! i now have a little thing with my drivers licence and medical card and car insurance card, another with my everyday credit cards (atm and mastercard for example) in a rfid thing and the few other cards i carry in my wallet with my money. can you tell i've been through that too gwyn? so if they get one, its not so hard to replace!
pain in the tuchus to remember at first whats where but now that i do, its easy.

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I have had 3 wallets taken from my purse, and two bicycles. That is bad enough, but my house has never been broken into. replacing everythying from your wallet is a big headache

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Gail, being robbed is just awful. we were broken in to when hubby was overseas and my daughter and my 4 month pregnant self were at my mom's overnight. they took some "thank goodness" stuff - my FIL had built a heathkit tube tv that had by then a horrible pic and was heavy as ..well 2 of us couldnt carry it. but fil had built so we didnt know how to get rid of it! they did us a favor and we got a brand new tv! but i had lost my brother 6 months earlier and they took his coat (which i was using to cover my belly but it was warmer that weekend) and the pin my mom gave me when i had my first child and things like that. frat pin, hs rings. things you could replace but who'd want to - it was THAT piece that was sentimental. all - hope you never have to go through this (inc the black powder they spread for fingerprints and replacing the glass door they broke etc) sorry - just on my mind now...

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Gail, I just reread your post about the stolen items and your bite-mark on the mezuzah. I'd bitten one of the silver charms on the bracelet from my mother's childhood. It was the birdcage, a pretty little thing, unmistakably dented.

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Agreed. Even if they had little monetary value, it's the sentimental value that means so much more.

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That's so sad that those items were stolen.



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A previous apartment was burglarized years ago and, like you, I lost many treasures. At least the diamonds were in a safe deposit box. My two charm bracelets, including Sweet 16 charms on each, were taken. Not that I wore them by then. What hurt was the loss of a sterling charm bracelet with many small charms that had moving parts -- a bicycle, a folding chair, a lipstick tube with a red column of "lipstick" that rose, et al. It had been my mother's when she was a child and truly was charming for the novelty and workmanship. Lots of other things, too.

The odd thing was that I had a bracelet that I'd worn daily for some time as though it were part of me. For some unknown reason, I chose not to wear it that day. Gone.

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Sadly, I only have my memories. And the hometown newspaper clipping tucked into my yearbook.

Our first house was broken into (twice). That house was on top of a hill and kind of isolated but in a heavily populated urban area. Among other things (like the TV), they took everything in my jewelry box including items of only sentimental value. Gone is my charm bracelet with my Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow award ... and all the irreplaceable charms like my mezzuzah (with my baby tooth imprint from biting on the thing during my grammar school years). My official Huckleberry Hound Fan Club membership ring is gone, along with my birthstone ring given to me by my grandparents, and my cameo ring that was a Sweet 16 gift from my aunt. So many "treasures".

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Do you still have the medal? Do you wear it on occasions of State?

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I was the only College Prep student allowed to take the Home Ec course. I needed the credits to graduate. I had already completed all other elective courses before moving to town and they didn't know what to do with me. Seriously, I thought the Home Ec teacher was going to tell me that I was flunking the course and would have to stay in high school for another year. I was told to go to the Home Ec room because Mrs. Fahey wanted to talk with me. I couldn't sew or cook ... but I could take a test.



What fun! LOTS of opportunities to travel down memory lane:

blog.generalmills.com/2016/12/podcas
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blog.generalmills.com/2013/04/rememb
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I never heard of that - but that's rather exciting!

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I took a test in Home Ec as a senior in high school. I was the graduating class Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow. Family always liked to joke wondering when tomorrow will get here. They sent me a silver charm.

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no they would not be Kosher for Pesach. Betty Crocker is from Minneapolis so It kind of figures. not a lot of us here

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But wouldn't be kosher for Pesach in either case.

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According to this website (below), Betty Crocker cake mixes now are dairy - they used to be parve.

www.kashrut.com/NewCerts/?alert=N001
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I wonder if Betty Crocker makes kosher cake boxes...her website does include recipes for Jewish Holidays.

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Those rainbow cookies from Oberlander as well as Veniero's are RASTA cookies!!!! Really - red, yellow, and green!!!!

Okay, I've been in the Caribbean too long.........

But this is what I think rainbow cake should look like - although it's Betty Crocker so not kosher for Passover:





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RAinbow cookies and Cakes are new to me as well. I am not sure HOW we will be able to keep Passover this year as for 4-1/2 days we will be traveling -- to San Diego and back again. My husband is better at keeping Passover than I am any way

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Rainbow cakes and cookies are new to me. And to answer Mark's question, yes suddenly becoming kosher on Passover is the new thing. ALTHOUGH, one year I cheated and during the long break between morning and evening service, my friend and I went to McDonald's and she had a small hamburger with no cheese, and I had one WITH cheese. I swore off bacon forever one year, that was my sacrifice, never went back on it, and good sound decision. Pigs are SMARTER than dogs, and no one in America wants to eat their dog. Now I don't eat meat at all (usually) and so meat burgers are not generally a problem for me at all, let alone meat with cheese burgers. I have medical issues, fasting completely is out, but I try to fast for at least a day and a half and eat mindfully and small portions. It's not actually even the food that I have medical issues with, it's that I must drink water. If for nothing less than taking my medicaiton.

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I'm sure the bakery version is better than the boxed cake and cookies sitting on my local supermarket shelf for at least a month before the holiday starts.

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Maybe I didn't know them as "ribbon" cookies. Whatever they're called, they are not only the province of the Hebraic peoples. Here, from a well-known Italian bakery that Phebe knows:


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I don't know if these are made with almond.

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Introducing Oberlander Rainbow Cookies for Passover. This traditional bakery has been producing these wonderful treats for over 50 years. Rainbow Cookies consist of multi-colored almond sponge cake nestled between raspberry jam and dipped in a delectable chocolate coating. They are the perfect dessert for the Passover holiday.



INGREDIENTS
Sugar, Potato Starch, Palm Oil, Kenerl Paste (Apricot Kernels, Potassium Sorbate), Whole Eggs, Chocolate (Sugar, Cocoa, Palm Oil, Chocolate Liquor, Salt, Vanilla), Apricot, Jam And/Or Raspberry Filling (Water, Sugar, Raspberry Juice, Apricot Puree, Invert Sugar, Pectin, Locust Bean Gum, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate As A Preservative, FD&C Blue #2), Artificial Coloring FD&C Red #40, FD&C Blue #1, FD&C Yellow #5, Sodium Propionate, Natural & Artificial Flavors.



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Serv. Size 1/3 of a Log (0g)
Servings 10

Amount Per Serving

Calories 140 Calories From Fat 63

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 7g 11%

Saturated Fat 2g 10%

Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 35mg 12%

Sodium 25mg 1%

Total Carbohydrate 15g 6%

Dietary Fiber 0g 0%

Sugars 12g

Protein 1g

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The hotel we were in our first 2 weeks in Malaysia has a rainbow cake like that, but with six or seven layers - and white icing.

And it bugs me because they don't have it in rainbow (or color wheel) sequence. Really. Enough to point that out to Richard, who thought I was insane.

I won't eat it - between being out of sequence and all that color - nope. Not even if they gave it to me for free.

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I love the look of that cake -- I don't think I could get one within 500 miles of Minneapolis. We do not keep Kosher at all -- and seeing as how we never hold a sedar at our house we have dairy in he house yer round. So I will will eat my Weight Watcher Ice cream bar when I get home

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There was a time that I would have agreed that your friend is being hypocritical, but no longer. There are all sorts of reasons that people pull the old ways out of the memory bin. Sometimes it's a desire to connect to good memories of the way things were done in the home of one's childhood -- to feel close to the people who were our natural landscape. It may be that a person's connection to Judaism is about history and culture. Now and then that person may feel a need for a good dose of reminder.

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yes mark, i have a friend who has bacon only in summer once or twice if her tomatos come in well (blt) but otherwise is not at all kosher. (meaning no pork but mixes meat/milk and never shops at kosher markets) but for pesach she takes all of her pantry to the basement, cleans it and the rest of her kitchen out and only eats things she bought at 7 mile market. hmm i dont think she mixes meat/milk either but certainly is strict, reading labels carefully etc. I find that somewhat hypocritical but different strokes for different folks.

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What Mark calls "rainbow" cake I've known only as "ribbon" cake. It comes from neighborhood Jewish bakeries and is/was available all year. I don't know if the recipe was changed to suit Passover restrictions. Now that Mark mentions marzipan, that may be the ingredient that gives ribbon cake the texture that makes me unhappy. But what do I know? The last time I tasted it might have been 50 years ago. I also recall the chocolate icing as harder so that it was possible to pick up pieces without getting messed-up fingers. Could be that there was more of a cookie variation?



P.S. Come to think of it, our neighborhood bakery had ribbon 'cookies' in the cookie display case. Each cookie-slice may have been about 1-1/2 x 2 inches x 1/3 inch. So I think. I'll take a look at my now-local bakery, the one where I bought a hamantaschen a few weeks back and was disappointed at the over-thick consistency of the prune filling.

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Yes. My family was totally not kosher, and my parents loved shellfish and pork.

But my mother would never ever in a million years serve dairy at the seder because we had chicken soup and roast chicken. So it was a meat meal, even though there was no beef present. Therefore, no dairy dessert.



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I have been thinking that some of the awfulness of Passover sweets is because traditionally they are not made with milk products. This brings me to a more general question:

Do people who do not segregate milk and meat during the rest of the year, who do not keep a kosher kitchen, become more strictly kosher at Passover? Is this "a thing"?

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Oh, my mother's solution for seder dessert - the boxed Pesadiche sponge cake or angel food cake mix - she'd bake it, slice it up, serve it with strawberries and Cool Whip on top. Not too bad for a Pesadiche dessert.

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Laurie, your dad was funny!

I used to do potluck Passovers and Thanksgivings in St Thomas, on the porch. Once Richard and I got together, we did several seders - one with 21 people, borrowing tables and chairs from the synagogue.

I do miss the seder. Okay, I miss the food.

Never saw rainbow cake though!!!

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My brother in law, who lives about 5 miles from us, figures as long has he has adult children who live in the area, he is going to have all the holiday meals at his house. no ifs, ands or buts, the meal is at his house. Passover, Thanksgiving, Rosh Hashannah, and any other secular or religious event, if there is a meal, it is at his house. So if we want ot make a meal at hour house (holiday meal) tough luck. So we go to his house or my brother's hosue or cousins.

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"...who told me driving to my house is too far. i should come to theirs - literally one said its closer!..."

That is such Jewish humor. It brings my father to mind. He'd asked whether I'd bought something that I'd been wanting for my apartment. When I told him that the ones I like cost at least $5,000 and no way was I about to spend so much, he replied, "You may as well not by one for $10,000."

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Heartily recommend (The Orthodox may eschew though...)

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Mark, btw which one did you get? i've looked them over on lne and printed some up off web and we always revert back to the yellow/red one. bleh
actually i'll take suggestions from anyone (picture of front if you have it)...between reform/conservative. thanks

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i have to laugh gwynn - i had relatives (aunts and cousins around my age) who told me driving to my house is too far. i should come to theirs - literally one said its closer!! now they've passed or moved and my 20+ seder is down to 10 ish

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What, no Manischewitz? (They did print them, didn't they?)

Your old, most unusual assortment sounds fun, but they probably did need replacing. A matching set also helps direct folks who dawdle and lose the page that everyone is one. .

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We had the Maxwell house ones (maybe 5), the "Haggadah of the Chinese Jews" one that was published by the reform union prayer book people, one cut out of the back panel of a container of Oatmeal or so it seemed... one my Dad brought home from World War II, published by the "35th Infantry Division Printing Office, Calcutta India" ...

"the mothers" incessant choruses of "Where are they?" made us break down and plunk down a few hundred shekels at Amazon for a matching set of 24, which we happen to like a lot.

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Oh-oh, Mark, matching haggadahs are against the laws of tradition. You've broken the 11th Commandment.

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We always host, since we bought our house in 1992. We have the venue, and Susan loves to cook for a crowd. We've had as few as 8 and as many as 25. We even now have matching haggadas, and that was a big deal!

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I have never hosted a sedar when I lived alone and my husband and I have never hosted one as a couple. It's always at his brother's house or my cousin's house in San Diego. we ahve some very stubborn family members

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More generally, I hate all of the Passover store-bought sweets. The workarounds give the products a very off-putting taste to my palette. Is it marzipan?

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Normally I hate all things coconut. (Tho I can force down mounds bar if it’s the only chocolate). But one year I made my own macaroons and darned if they weren’t decent!

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Macaroons = coconut. That multi-colored cake also hase a grating, almost squeaking, coconutty texture. Agreed: Out they go.

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I’m doing second Seder here in Maryland. Either driving 45 mins to first or not having one

I would LOVE the fallen cake recipe please. Have u ever made it with margarine? Or any lower cal substitutes? Thanks!

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Pesach is my favorite of the holidays by a country mile. Always has been and always will be. It correlates with spring, symbols of renewal, the Exodus story always is poignant for me given family history. Susan and I will host a seder, per our usual custom. Our humble dining room converts to a banquet hall, though our numbers will be down with the Things away and with the passage of my mother-in-law last year.

Oh, and I like all the foods. Except macaroons and seven-layer rainbow cake.

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I really don't have a favorite Pesach food. I will be in San Diego at my cousin's sedar. Never made a Matzo Brie. In fact, I usually can hardly wait till Pesach is over

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Funny about rugelach made with matzo meal being dry: I always found regular rugelach to be dry. Jewish baking in general never did it for me.

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We most likely will still be here in Malaysia - so maybe a Sephardic Pesach for us.

One year for dessert, I made rugelach with matzah meal flour - they were a tiny bit dry but pretty tasty.

Usually, I make either my chocolate flourless torte (just eggs, butter, chocolate, a drizzle of Kahlua), or a fallen chocolate souffle cake (which is made from the same ingredients, but the egg whites are whipped up and added last so it puffs like a souffle and then you let it fall). I can send either recipe to anyone interested - neither is low calorie, and both do have butter so if you want kosher or parve it won't work.

I haven't tried my apple tarte recipe with matzah flour - probably would work - and I usually use margarine for that one.



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I'm not the one who starts the perennial holiday threads and it worries me that, with Passover only a couple of weeks away, no one has done it. It always starts with a recipe or talk of seder plans and we know that seders never are surprise parties. Get on it, folks!

For starters, a dessert recipe. It's unlikely that I'd make it (no coconut here!, but it sounds like one that might be a hit.

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Matzo brei is my first love and how happy I was to be at the supermarket the other day in time to see the employees giving Passover products their shelf space.

Oooh, I was just looking for a matzo-brei meme, but found this instead. Some good-sounding recipe ideas to look in to, but I'll pass on the matzo lasagna, thank you. .

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