Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Passover Madness!

Although I'm still painting and tiling the kitchen we're having a Passover Seder here in less than 3 weeks so things are a bit crazy to say the least.

Sunday we drove two hours to Monsey, New York to do some Passover shopping at the largest kosher supermarket in the world--Rockland Kosher. The variety of kosher food there is overwhelming...aisle after aisle of kosher and kosher-for-Passover products. Here's a peak of just some the matzah choices...
Because I have Celiac Disease, I need to eat the Oat Gluten Free matzah. Can you see the price for one box of these? (Trust me, there is not much in that box.) Ahhhh!!!

If you live in the tri-state area and will be shopping at Rockland Kosher for Passover, I recommend the store's take-out sushi. A sushi chef was making it right on the premises and it was delicious!

10 comments:

  1. Wow, you have an amazing selection there! We don't get nearly so many choices. I need to go check our market to see if Passover food is out yet. I saw the giant jar of gefilte fish at Costco last weekend, so I'm guessing the markets are stocking up.

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    1. Cheryl, I'm pretty sure they ship nationwide if there's anything you need!

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  2. and a must for your passover table are Rita's place cards from her Esty shop.....check them out!

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  3. I feel like I have been reading your blog for so long now... And to find out that you are Gluten Free was still a surprise. I have a gluten free girl, going on one year now. Last year I used the Potato Gluten Free Matzo. It is really delicious. I ordered it from their website. Is the oat matzo more kosher or better for you or just what available in your store? Any GF recipes you can share are greatly appreciated. With all of my Passover standards calling for matzo meal and cake flour I had a hard time last ear. Mostly used almond flour or made my own matzo meal with the potato matzo. Your ideas and suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!

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    1. Tracey,
      There are five grains that are "kosher" for matzah: wheat, barley, spelt, rye and oats. So, although the potato might taste good it does not fulfill the mitzvah of eating matzah at a Seder. The oats are the only grain that is gluten-free.

      I will be posting some of my favorite G.F. recipes on the blog--thanks for reading!

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  4. I can't imagine having such a vast selection. I'm not sure how much I would purchase; it's fun just to look at it. Thank you for your virtual tour. When we lived even farther "out-of-town" than we are now, we paid that much for matzo every year! Kosher food is expensive out of town. I read The Patchke Princess blog just prior to this. She had a great-looking GF recipe posted: http://www.thepatchkeprincess.com/a-dish-to-dream-about-fried-steamed-passover-dumplings/
    I'm hopeful it will work for you. Chag Kasher V'Sameach!

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    1. Terree--Her Passover dumplings look amazing and I'm defintely making them this year! Thanks for the tip!

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  5. As a Catholic, I know very little about your Jewish traditions, but I love learning about it! Thank you for sharing all that you do to practice your faith. It is so interesting. Have a happy and blessed Passover! Claire

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