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Archive: April 2004


Posted on April 16, 2004

April 16, 2004 at 10:48:32a.m. Oops, I am showing my age here! Great news from Heineken and Krups- the home, beer on tap machine is a dream come true, especially now that baseball season is upon us. The machine is a very upscale appliance designed to fit into any kitchen decor. The cost is about Continue Reading »


Posted on April 15, 2004

April 15, 2004 at 9:41:51a.m. Ever think you would see a purple tomato? Wanna try one? Well, pretty soon you will be able to buy a purple tomato. These babies were bred at Oregon State University. So, what’s the big deal? Remember all those reports about how purple and blue veggies are really good for Continue Reading »


Posted on April 11, 2004

April 11, 2004 at 3:44:06p.m. Ever wonder what things like oat or spelt matzah taste like? Alexandra, one of my end-of-Pesach guests, reports that one of the highlights of her (Chabad) seder was a matzah-tasting. Yes, a matzah-tasting. Not different brands of shmurah (worthy of a rant in itself), but different types of shmurah. They Continue Reading »


Posted on April 11, 2004

April 11, 2004 at 7:47:14a.m. We tried some new products this yom tov, and the results, by and large, were very positive. We made chicken cutlets with Savion’s chicken coating (crumb) mix. The cutlets were moist, tender and delectable. With cranberry chutney served on the side, it was a perfect meal for after shul during Continue Reading »


Posted on April 4, 2004

April 4, 2004 at 4:08:48p.m. … Or at least, making a list of where I hid the chametz so that I can be sure of finding it all later on tonight! (Ah, the joys of growing older!) So here it is almost. The roast beast is cooked, the meat balls are simmering, the chicken is Continue Reading »


Posted on April 1, 2004

April 1, 2004 at 9:53:30a.m. Q: Why do we have a Haggadah at Passover? A: So we can Seder right words. Q: What do you call someone who derives pleasure from the bread of affliction? A: A matzochist.


Posted on April 1, 2004

April 1, 2004 at 9:51:41a.m. We do not know who Patti is, but her recipe makes a really fine mushroom kugel. Thank you, Patti, whoever you are, wherever you are…… Oh, and good night Mrs. Calabash, too! Patti’s Passover Mushroom Kugel (gebrukts) 1/2 lb fresh mushroom sliced 1/2 c diced green pepper 1 c minced Continue Reading »


Posted on April 1, 2004

April 1, 2004 at 12:00:18a.m. Go to for links to the 2004 lists from the following agencies: Chicago Rabbinical Council; Orthodox Union; Star-K; Rabbinical Council of New England; COR; Rabbi Eidlitz; OK; KAJ; London Beth Din; Sephardic Passover list; Jewish Diebetes Society Pesach Newsletter; Kosher Australia; cRc 2004 Passover Products Directory; Kof-K; List from Continue Reading »