Pesach Giveaway! Win a gorgeous Yair Emmanuel matza tray from Contemporary Judaica

Yair Emmanuel matza tray

Enter below to win a gorgeous Pomegranate Matza Tray by Israeli artist Yair Emmanuel. Do you have special Pesach things that you look forward to unpacking each year? Family heirlooms? Gorgeous crockery? A special Seder plate? Deep and meaningful… We have a few items that are particularly meaningful and that…

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Grandma’s fruit compote & sweet Tu B’Shevat memories

Grandma's dried fruit compote

Succulent spiced fruits in a rich syrup. Grandma’s fruit compote makes a delicious dessert or a healthy breakfast. Do you ever prepare a dish whose aroma transports you while it is cooking? The fragrance of this sweet and spicy dried fruit compote is like a culinary time machine – one…

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Strawberry cucumber spinach salad with nuts and seeds

strawberry cucumber spinach salad

Sweet, tangy, crunchy, tender & crisp, this gorgeous summery spinach salad has it all! Beautiful ripe strawberries & a light dressing make the flavour pop. There are so many reasons why I love this strawberry cucumber spinach salad! Mostly, it’s because it tastes like summer in a bowl and is…

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Amazing garlic & herb potato wedges – better than chips!

Back during Pesach, readymade frozen oven chips were off the menu. Perhaps you can buy them for Pesach where you live, but here in Cambridge, far from a large kosher shop, there were none to be had. And I was really craving chips. Well, not necessarily chips, but definitely hot,…

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The best Pesach dinner ideas – family approved!

family approved pesach dinner recipes

By the time you’ve got your seder out of the way, there’s less than a week left, but somehow coming up with chametz-free dinner ideas even for a few days seems like a challenge. Never fear! Below are some of my family’s favourite Pesach meals – some of them are so…

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Cheese and herb scones…for Pesach!

Cheese & Herb Scones for Pesach

How many days before you’re fed up with matzah? Three? Four? Maybe you can even make it for five before a sort of desperate craving for some other carb really kicks in. Well, when you reach that point, reach for this recipe, because these Pesach scones are the perfect antidote!…

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Pesach cakes, bakes, treats & desserts – family approved!

family approved pesach cakes & dessert recipes

Coming up with creative and delicious cakes, showstopping desserts, and yummy cookies and bakes can be difficult at the best of times, but when your main ingredients are missing, it’s a real challenge! I try to avoid using matzah meal in my Pesach baking because I think it has a…

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Jewish Mothers Ruin – a KforP GIN cocktail

jewish mothers ruin - a gin cocktail for Pesach

Do you find Pesach stressful at all? I don’t think I’m the only one… First there’s the extreme cleaning, then comes the cooking marathon, then there’s the constant nagging worry about what we’re going to eat for our next meal since all the usual standby options are off the menu… Aargh!…

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Cinnamon sugar matzah nachos -‘machos!’ – with fruit salsa

Crunchy, sweet & cinnamony, these delicious matzah nachos are served with a fresh fruit salsa to make a terrific Pesach snack, dessert or even breakfast!

Have you made ‘machos’ yet? These crunchy matza nachos seem to be having a moment and it’s easy to see why – they’re super-easy and incredibly moreish. A brilliant way to make matza into something a bit special. I had the idea to make sweet machos after reading this post…

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