How to Cook with… Matzah?

Mar 30, 2017  |  By Shira Goldstein
olive oil cooking for pesach cooking with matzah

I’ll preface with an apology: I mean no offense to those of you that like matzah. I’m sure there are some people out there who count down to their yearly matzah binge and even relish the idea of chewing through sheet after sheet of crunchy cracker. But… I’m in the second, larger group of people. Passover isn’t even here yet and I’m already sick of matzah. Dry, crispy and fairly bland, …


Your 8 Step Guide to Preparing for Passover

Mar 22, 2017  |  By Shira Goldstein
lego man cleaning for Passover

Purim is over which means one thing: Passover is well and truly on its way. The holiday’s strict rules and intense rituals demand more preparation than other festivals so by our count, it’s time to start getting ready! Passover has eight days, so here is our comprehensive, foolproof eight-step guide to planning – and pulling off – the perfect Passover. 1) Cleaning for Passover may seem daunting, but it doesn’t …

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Ideas for Your Best Ever Purim Seudah

Mar 08, 2017  |  By Shira Goldstein
Wine bottle for Purim Seudah

Purim is right around the corner, so it’s time to plan your seudah! A big, festive meal (called mishteh in Aramaic and seudah in Hebrew) is one of Purim’s mitzvot, and is a wonderful opportunity to gather your family and friends together for a delicious feast! As with every festive meal, it’s customary to start with bread. A seasonal favorite is Purim challah: add candies, sprinkles, chocolate chips to your …

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