Thursday, April 20, 2006

The End of Passover

Passover Cookies
Originally uploaded by monkeycat!.
Well, tonight Passover officially ends. For those of you who have been reading some of the Passover posts or looking at the pictures, you may notice that some recipes, such as these cookies, could not have been made without chametz (grain). That is true. These cookies have oatmeal. This all stems from my admittedly modified observance of Passover. To me, the whole ordeal of Passover is to remember what happened during the Exodus and to re-enact a little bit of the hardship that our ancestors faced. To go as far as not using corn or oats or corn syrup(!) is forgetting the meaning of what happened, in my mind. If the Jews leaving Egypt didn't have time to bake their bread, they also didn't have time to make matzo ball soup, egg salad, or macaroons. It doesn't stop us from making all of these foods. We don't consume flour in observance of what happened. For me, its no flour, no yeast. So if you find recipes that don't apprear kosher for Passover, now you know why. :)

That said, I hope everyone had a great Pesach and enjoy thier rice/pasta/corn/bread/cake/pastry tonight!



Msabcmom said...

I got here from the Cooking Diva's blog.

WOW!!! The Passover recipes look great. I am going to have to try some even though Passover is over already. I will save these recipes for next year!

Greg said...

Ah - Now I can put a face with the person who photographed the Modesto Farmer's Market. Great set, by the way. I hope you enjoy these recipes - the tofu chocolate pie is one of the most wonderful foods that I have ever tasted. No one yet has been able to tell that there is any tofu in it! I look forward to reading more of your posts