Kosher Cooking Carnival #29: Pre-Passover Edition

Welcome to the April 7, 2008 edition of kosher cooking carnival.

Here are the previous editions:

Thanks to Batya for all of her hard work on the KCC. She will be hosting the May edition; WestBankMama in June. Contact Batya if you’d like to host. And thanks to all of the bloggers who contributed and submitted entries, including those who dragged out their Pesach cookbooks a little early.

Purim already seems like a long time ago, but you can save these for next year:

Learn about the traditional Purim food with The Origins of Hamentashen in Jewish Literature (Revisited) posted at the Seforim blog.

Yolanda Shoshana presents Cilantro Lime Rice posted at Kosher Soul Food. If you’re sephardi you can make this for Pesach too.

Devo K presents Today’s Photo posted at In the middle, on the right, about the challah she made for Purim.

Kreplach is another traditional food for Purim. The New York Times presents Missing Ingredient, Gone for Good – New York Times posted at NYT > Dining & Wine.

Keep this for the next time you’re invited to a latke-hamantashen debate. Tip Diva presents Top Ten Tips – Winning The Debate posted at Tip Dude.

Getting rid of Chametz

Traditional Jews clear out their pantries to get rid of chametz (leavened foods) and make way for the Passover food.

If you still have flour you can try Ima shalom’s Recipe Friday: Bread Machine Challah posted at Ima Shalom.

Sarah presents Sugar Snaps posted at ~ Sarah’s View ~.

Got pita? Cosmic X presents Two Minute Pizza posted at ****** Cosmic X in Jerusalem ******.

Preparing for Pesach

This year Passover begins on Saturday evening, April 19 and continues through Saturday evening, April 26. Those outside of Israel observe an additional day, Sunday, April 27. This year the preparations for the festive Passover meal are more challenging because observant Jews must finish all of the preparations for Passover a day early because of the Sabbath.

The Rebbetzin’s Husband presents Erev Pesach on Shabbat at
The Rebbetzin’s Husband.

Dixie Yid presents Achieving Harmony at the Pesach Seder – Part 1 posted at Dixie Yid – Thoughts on life and Chassidus.

Tzipiyah presents Starting Pessah Cleaning posted at

Frumstepper presents Egypt and the 12 Steps posted at Frumstepper.

Here’s something different: Skull-A-Day: 270. Matzo Skull A.K.A. The Skull of Affliction posted at Skull-A-Day.

If it’s art you like check out Passover Postcards posted at DubiQuilts – Quilts and Fiber Arts.

Yolanda Shoshana presents Jewish Holiday Cooking posted at Kosher Soul Food.

Phyllis presents Ima on (and off) the Bima: It’s That Time of Year Again… posted at Ima on (and off) the Bima.

Adena presents Passover is coming posted at MotherThoughts.

Toronto Pearl presents PPS*… posted at pearlies of wisdom.

Pesach—Kashrut and Customs

Batya presents Oy Gevalt, Kitniyot posted at Shiloh Musings.

Soccer Dad sent in Wall Street Journal tastes kosher (including Israeli) wines posted at HaKerem: The Israeli Wine Blog.

Frumhouse presents A Pesach Memory posted at Little Frumhouse on the Prairie. I think the alternative title should be “How to keep your kids from getting a shidduch.”

ProfK presents To Brok or Not to Brok, That is The Question posted at Conversations in Klal.

David Linn presents Back to the Shmurah Matzah Bakery posted at Temunot.

Passover is a rough time for people with food allergies and sensitivities. Bythebay presents a New Source for Gluten-Free Oat Matzo posted at Gluten-Free Bay.

Pesach Recipes

Ilana-Davita presents Salmon in Curry Sauce posted at Ilana-Davita.

Yolanda Shoshana presents Kosher Soul Food: Passover the recipes… posted at Kosher Soul Food.

Ariella Brown presents Pesach recipes — desserts, main, and sides all gebrokts posted at Kallah Magazine: the blog for the magazine.

Robin presents Turning up the heat – Passover Recipes posted at Around The Island.

triLcat presents Pesach Food posted at triLcat Talks about Writing, Literature, and Her Life..

Leora presents One Potato, Two Potato posted at Here in HP.

ProfK presents Where Pesach is, there Recipes Also Reside posted at Conversations in Klal.

frumhouse presents Bat Ami Yiffat Laila Yemenite Charoset Recipe For Passover – Pesach posted at Bat Ami Yiffat Laila…Means…Daughter of my People Beauty as the morning dawnJewish stuff at ChaiSpace!' /

Schelly presents Carrot-Coconut Vichyssoise at Preparing for Passover posted at Tracing the Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy Blog.

sylvia_rachel presents Soup! posted at The Trailing Edge.

Raggedy Mom presents Two Pesach Recipes posted at Raggedy Mom.

Pesach Desserts

Leora presents Sponge Cake Recipe posted at Here in HP.

Jewish Blogmeister presents Kosher For Passover: Fancy Desserts: Easy Recipes posted at Jewish Blogmeister.

Steven presents Matzos that’s SOFT?!? posted at Renegade Kosher Cooking.

Ilana-Davita presents My Pesach Chocolate Cake posted at Ilana-Davita.

Tzvee presents Bernice’s Favorite Pesach Recipe: Peach Kugel posted at Tzvee’s Blog.

sylvia_rachel presents Two Pesachdik dessert recipes posted at The Trailing Edge.

Not about Passover:

I’ll end with a few posts not connected to any holiday:

Saifuddin presents Turkish Red Lentil Soup (Mercimek Çorbasi) posted at Hakim Abdullah.

Jenny gives us a way to Share The Food You Love posted at the so called me.

Esther provides an alternative KCC at MY URBAN KVETCH: The Jewish Blogger Recipe Virtual Collective posted at MY URBAN KVETCH.

Going to Paris? Check out Food/ Kosher in Paris, 2008 posted at Michel Gurfinkiel.

Ibn mordechai talks about waiting between meat and dairy at Do We Have to Wait? posted at Da Kani Ma Chaser?.

Steven presents Kinda Renegade Coffee posted at Renegade Kosher Cooking.

Wishing you all a joyful, meaningful, kosher and delicious holiday.

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  1. Wow! I am nowhere near having Pesach ready, I guess I’ll be doing my annual marathon again, only this year in a new country, but on the other hand with a week off beforehand :), as opposed to working up until Erev Pesach.
    I’m sorry I couldn’t contribute. I am thinking of starting a restaurant review series on my blog, and then I’ll have more to say….
    Great job.

  2. Thanks for hosting and doing a stupendous job!

  3. Wow, an exhaustive and (I’m sure) exhausting job!
    Chag kasher v’sameach.

  4. Not sure how you got this done during this hectic time of year! Yasher koach!

  5. Thanks for hosting, and thanks for the unexpected, but much appreciated, link!

  6. westbankmama says

    Great job!

  7. This is a great collection! Unfortunately, I didn’t send in my links in time – but if it’s not too late, I’d love to share:
    1. Healthy, sustainable recipes for Passover (fiddleheads – yum!):
    2. Resources to “green” your Passover!
    chag kasher v’sameach eveyrone!

  8. This is awesome – thanks for such a fabulous list. I can’t wait to go through and read them all!

  9. ibn mordechai says

    Thank you for posting and Thank You for the link….
    Don’t forget to vote NOW @

  10. great kcc 🙂
    chag kasher v’sameach!

  11. a truly impressive collection, Mother in Israel. I plan to link to it. I have one particular gripe this year. I have not seen any stick margarine for Pesach in all the kosher stores here. There is the margarine in a tub, but that is not really made for baking.

  12. Wow, what an awesome list of links! I was feeling guilty for not sending something in, but I see you already had more than enough.

  13. Baroness Tapuzina says

    Thanks for linking to my blog.
    Pesach kasher vesameach,
    aka Baroness Tapuzina


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