Rabbit RBT Electric Corkscrew


Lots of wine on Passover calls for a super terrific and good-looking electric corkscrew (to use before yom tov). Its rechargable, has a built in foil cutter and a rubber coaster, and sleek and tableworthy. Made by Rabbit and available at Bloomingdales.com




Cristel Roasting Pan

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Splurgeworthy…oh yeah!
I love the style and design of this Cristel roasting pan. Beautiful function and form and fantastic for conducting heat. I’d like to get one and use it for Passover and then use it all year round.

Available at Bloomingdales.com




Welch’s and Manischewitz Grape Juice

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Welch’s and Manischewitz have partnered to create a fantastic, 100% grape juice with NO artificial color or flavor, NO preservatives and NO sulfites.
I tried it last week, its fresh tasting and delicious. I’m adding it to my Passover shopping list.




Different Types of “Flour” to Use on Passover

Different Types of “Flour” to Use on Passover – Make Your Passover Baking Gluten-Free and Delicious

Baking on Passover can be challenging if you are hoping to make desserts that taste like moist cake. Without grains or flours baking can be more limiting. Today I’m going to share how to make it not only possible, but delicious! Thanks to the incredibly popular topic of gluten-free baking, I’ve learned how to use different flours to create combinations of flavors and better texture in baking.

Each of these flours can be used in place of all-purpose flour, however they do not contain gluten so they do not work for making breads and in excess of 1 ½ cups become dense. I usually need to play with a recipe a bit, meaning I start by making it exactly as the recipe says but substitute with one of these flours, and then depending on the results, I make adjustments. The recipes provided are terrific and tested so go ahead and follow them.

In case you cannot find these products in your local store with Passover kosher certification, you can easily make them at home. In fact, it’s much less expensive to make them yourself.

Quinoa Flour– Toast some raw quinoa, and then grind it in a coffee grinder or blender. This takes about 5 minutes to get to the right consistency. Look at your flour and judge if it should be sifted or not. Usually should be sifted but if its smooth enough, you don’t need to sift.

Almond Flour– Your local market will usually carry this product, but you can also easily make it (check for Passover certification before buying). Place almonds in a grinder, food processor or blender and process until ground, then sift. Store in the fridge for a month and up to 3 months in the freezer.

Pistachio Flour– Grind pistachios and sift. When sifting put back about a quarter of the nut chunks in the flour and toss the rest. Store in the fridge for a month and up to 3 months in the freezer.

Nut Flour– All nuts can be turned into a flour, just grind and sift, the same instructions from above.

Rice Flour (for Sephardim) – Rice flour is a form of flour made from finely milled rice. This flour can be made from either white or brown rice and can be used interchangeably. You can also make your own rice flour – just place rice of your choice (white or brown) in your blender and process until it forms a powder.

Try these recipes.
Gluten-Free Quinoa Brownie
Quinoa Pumpkin Pancakes
Gluten-Free Two Minutes Mug Brownie

Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
Passover Banana Bread




Salmon Lettuce Wraps

Salmon Lettuce Wraps
 
This is an elegant first course or a great light menu item for a Passover day meal. I love it with roasted pineapple salsa but can be served alone or with any salsa of your choice.
Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 6

Ingredients
  • 4 salmon fillets, or 1 ½ lbs. salmon, skin removed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ¾ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 butter lettuce leaves
  • Garnish: avocado, carrot rings, red peppers, scallions, optional
  • Pineapple Salsa or other salsa

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place salmon in a 9 x 13 pan. Brush with oil and drizzle lemon juice over salmon. Sprinkle with paprika, cumin, salt and pepper. Bake for 20 minutes.
  2. Cool slightly. Flake salmon into bite-sized pieces. Place about ¼ cup salmon in each lettuce cup. Serve with salsa.

 




Kooky Corks Project

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Passover is a time for a lot of wine and many many leftover corks. Need to keep the kids busy and excited? Try these fun kooky cork projects. Transform ordinary corks into creative and fun works of art. You can buy these kits from Crateandbarrel.com or use your own supplies and create frogs, wild animals, or even add a beard and make Moshe Rabeinu.

It’s a fun way to get kids excited about their contribution to the seder!

Just $6.95 at CrateandBarrel.com




Beautiful Crumbers


Don’t let Passover be a “crumby” time in your house. Just in time for all those matzo crumbs are beautiful crumbers from Breezy’s. Just $25, they make great gifts and are a necessity for every home. Assorted colors are available and Breezy’s wrapping is so gorgeous it looks like you spent a lot more! Visit them on Facebook or call them to order some at 516 374 1544




Frogs Here, Frogs There, Frogs are Everywhere!

GKC loves a little kitsch on Passover. Check out these frog salt and pepper shakers.  Available at Neiman Marcus for $68

Or how about a tray for matza and some salt with some frogs peering over the edge? Amazon has it for $79



We still love the frogs and gifts from Quest Gifts.  The Plagues coasters are perfect for under all the wine cups and their frog salt and pepper shakers take the fun and add beauty.  New this year is the Lily Pad Platter with Frog.  Find them at Gallery Judaica and jazz up your table and keep those kids asking questions.




Passover Knives

Passover just got a little brighter! We love these colorful knives and their super cool holder. They certainly liven up an aluminum foil counter top. Best yet, they are good quality knives that can then be used all year round.

Get them from Chefstools.com for $99.95 plus free shipping.




Never Enough Sparkly Frogs on Pesach!


I enjoy the frog décor for the Passover Seder table, did you see the Great Product post last week? This week we have more gorgeous frogs; this time from The Quest Collection. These are decorative, perfect for Passover, and really elegant (Is that possible with a frog? With The Quest Collection it is.) The frog napkin rings are a combination of gold and silver with Swarovski crystals that add a more decorative and dressy look with any napkin. Cute and adorable and fancy enough for every table.

Find them at the www.inspirationgallery.com $48 for a set of 4.