Every year, I lament that I’ve yet to attend a Seder, the traditional Jewish Passover meal. I grew up in Forest Hills – a Jewish neighborhood in a Jewish city – so you’d think at some point in my life, I would have been invited to one. Well, I attended Catholic school in my neighborhood, then went to a predominantly Asian high school in Manhattan. Maybe that skewed my chances of being invited. However, I can tell you that there are some amazing things to help you celebrate this food-focused holiday, despite my being a shiksa (though my darling friends have told me I’m an honorary Jew… aww thanks!).
Francois Payard is offering up such delicious treats as chocolate caramel matzoh ($27.50 for 5 pieces) – caramelized matzoh double dipped in dark chocolate and sprinkled with silvered toasted amonds and fleur de sel. I can’t tell you how much I want to eat that myself, but can’t justify buying it for me… someone invite me to their Seder so I can buy some and try it that way!!
He’s also making s’mores bites ($24 for 14 pieces) – matzoh meal sable topped with handmade vanilla bean marshmallow & smothered in Valrhona chocolate. I did receive a box of these and can’t wait to break into them!!
For those with a more Christian slant to their lives – we can’t all be Chosen People – they are also doing a lovely range of Easter treats.
Eggs and bunnies, filled with individual chocolates! I also received a chocolate bunny that I can’t wait to break into so I can eat the chocolates inside… mmm!!! (For a Very Long Time, I’ve wished to receive an Easter basket from the Easter Bunny, but s/he always skips my house sadface!!)
I also have the perfect dress for Easter Sunday.
I am totally serious. In fact, I am wearing this dress right now (the day this post goes live, not the day I’m writing it), and I intend to wear this to church Sunday. It’s fitted at the waist, flares out to flatter my hips and ample bottom and those adorable cap sleeves up top are so flirty and fun. I mean, if you knew me on a social/personal level, you’d agree this dress is so perfect for me (though I just found a different one that’s more pink, still has bunnies on it, and that one is even more me, but you know, this one is white which symbolizes purity, the rabbits symbolize rebirth… just trust me that this is an amazing Easter dress, okay?). If you click on it, it takes you to the page to buy it. Mine arrived a few days ago and it’s just so, so perfect, I can’t not share it with you.
All good things – if you celebrate Passover, Easter, or neither, still wishing you the best this upcoming week!! Enjoy the start of spring and warmer weather for everyone 🙂
Full Passover and Easter offerings shown below. Click on any image to enlarge!
I was not compensated for this post, opinions are my own. I was sent some of the delightful goodies from Payard – one of the perks of writing about food – but that’s only going to make you jealous. I was under no obligation to post this. I have zero affiliation with eshakti, the company that makes the dress – I just really liked it and it fit with my theme so I shared it. I’m pairing it with pink tights and brown Mary Janes with a kitten heel, in case you’re wondering. I’m that girl, yes.
Edited 3/23/15: I’m not wearing that dress today. I woke up and it was 24 degrees so I opted to wear something else (a different dress). I’ll wear it tomorrow, if it actually stays 10-15 degrees above freezing all day finally. Sigh.