Monday, March 16, 2009




Great for teenagers, pregnant women and people who suffer from anaemia. This is a good source of natural iron.

2 Cups washed parsley leaves.
3-4 sautéed onions ( a few cloves of garlic are optional)
1 tablespoon oregano and basil.
2 tablespoons olive oil.
Mix all the ingredients in a blender. Place in a jar and use on matzo, as a spread for omelets, with a vegetables salad. I add some apple cider vinegar and
Create an salad dressing.


6-8 sun dried tomatoes (and a little olive oil)
4 cloves garlic (optional)
1/2 cup cut up chives and spring onions.
1/2 cup pine nuts
1 tablespoon dried basil
4 tablespoons olive oil.
Mix all ingredients in a blender. You can spread this on egg plant slices, or baked potato slices , cauliflower , onion slices and zucchini rounds.
Sprinkle olive oil and bake vegetables in 1/2 cup tomato or vegetable juice. Bake in a medium oven for ten to twelve minutes.

Passover means eating a lot of matzo. My Mom used to make Matzo rolls that we could take along , when we went out.
Remember that years ago, the cafés and restaurants were not geared for Passover like today. So we had these rolls and filled them with all kinds of relishes and even honey and cheeses, vegetable salads and boiled eggs.

They need to be made for the day, as they do not last for a few days.


6 Eggs.
1 1/2 cups of water.
2/3 cup of oil
2 cups matzo meal.
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon brown sugar or honey.

Bring oil, water, salt and sugar to the boil.
Add matzo meal, slowly , 1/2 a cup at a time
Mix and remove from the flame. Add 1 egg at a time.
Grease a baking sheet. Make small balls of the mixture and set apart (2') and with a knife, make a few incisions across the balls, Bake in a preheated oven for 40 minutes.


Take time to organize the Seder. It is not only about cleaning the home, it is the head that needs a lot of time to think, to create and make the festival of Freedom, meaningful for everyone. The kids enjoy their own Haggada and little games and gifts. Make the table ahead of time, prepare extra little items for the next day.
When people sleep over, have wet wipes in the bathrooms, diapers for babies, in case they were forgotten, extra toilet rolls and tissues, tooth brushes and tooth paste and soaps. A few extra towels are needed and of course have some cushions to make the seating good for kids and older folks. I find that a shawl is useful for older people and you need to be prepared with a bed for an older or younger member of the family to reitre on.

All in all, it is a lovely Festival and I love each part of it.

On Friday we went to visit the tent for support of Gilad Shalit. The price of Freedom hits you hard there. When you think of where he is. We are lucky to be free. Make it a wonderful holiday of Freedom. We hold hands in prayers for the Freedom of Gilad.

Have a good week Love and Light Rona

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