Passover 2020

I don’t even know where or how to begin writing this. Since most of us including myself are not going to be with their families and extended families for the Seder this year. We ask should we do it? Should we observe? I’ve been wrestling with these questions all along and have gone from upset to angry to just plain heartbroken. Between the current state of affairs which has me filled with anxiety and terror to the fact that I don’t know when I will see my children and grandchildren again. To say this night will be different from all other nights is a total understatement since who even knows what night it is.

We decided to observe the 8 day ritual of no bread which will add a further burden to our already difficult state of affairs. We decided to do it for tradition sake.

So even if you make one or two traditional dishes or none at all — sit down with whoever you can — even if it’s on zoom. And say a few traditional lines and I will do my part by providing you with some recipes and if you can get the ingredients please do so and follow along.

For sure I am not happy about this situation but have vowed to try and make the best of it and do my part. I am social distancing and I am staying home and since I can’t get take-out out here in the hills of Colorado I am cooking every night.

So make matzoh balls — make a chicken– make haroset– make something or order something that will help to make you feel like you’re celebrating Passover. Even if it’s just Matzoh! how about Matzoh Brie? easy to make and delicious to eat.

I will be posting recipes starting tomorrow but if you’d like a sneak peek put Passover Recipes into the search box on my site or google Passover Recipes @cookingwithcandi and they should come up.

Be Safe and Be Smart and Stay Home.

16 responses to “Passover 2020

  1. Very sweet Candi. Made me cry before 10:00am
    Not sure what we are doing.
    Be Safe!

    Marilyn Fox
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  2. I just wanted to tell you that I have made many of your recipes and each one was not only delicious, but quite simple to make. Keep sharing and keep posting, Candi! Dave and I are definitely enjoying the fruits of your labor many a night πŸ˜„. I’m doing way more cooking than I usually do (other than around the holidays) and it’s been great trying new recipes of yours. Stay positive!!

  3. Thanks candi . Beautifully said❀️

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    Robyn Armon Director Of Guidance and College Counseling St Francis Preparatory School 6100 Francis Lewis Boulevard Fresh Meadow, New York 11365 718 423-8810 ext 245


  4. Hi Candi! We are doing a virtual Seder thanks to zoom. My daughter is emailing everyone a Hagadda and each person has a marked recitation.And we will be using some of your recipes, scaled-back of course, to fit the smaller size of families sequestered at home. It should be very interesting. Stay tuned… Xoxo

    Sent from my iPhone


  5. Diane A Darling

    Oh Candi, that was so beautiful and so well said! I’m holding you in my heart! Thank you for the recipes!

  6. A friend of mine is doing a virtual Seder with his family in Florida. Not a bad idea. Stay safe❀️

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    • I will zoom with my kids not the whole thing but a little bit πŸ˜·πŸ˜·πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» also I am 2 hours earlier than them πŸ˜› stay safe Randy 😘😘

  7. Here’s a recipe for your site It is SUPER FREAKING DELICIOUS HOT OR COLD

    1 box, wet, crumbled matzoh 2 cans comstock apples 8 beaten eggs 2 cups sugar 1 1/2 jars strawberry preserves (or Mix two flavors to equal 1 1/2, I like apricot and strawberry)

    Mix altogether. Put in greased Pyrex and sprinkle with cinnamon

    325 Degree oven 45 minutes

    You can also make the day before and refrigerate before cooking

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  8. Great idea Cand! It’ll sure be different from all other nights, but we need to feel positive about all of this! Maybe we won’t take things for granted as we always have! Maybe everyone will see it Works also for our planet!!!

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  9. Love your letter. I was going to try and come but now Liz has the virus in aspen . So. I will do as u recommend. Passover alone but will make a little Seder and a lot of wine. Wishing u all sweet Passover. Next year in Israel. Love. Ellen

    Sent from my iPhone


    • Happy Passover or at least let’s try for tradition sake and hey let’s make lemonade as winch as we can in the face of this most challenging time we’re living in 😘😘😷😷 stay safe my dear friend

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