Sunday, April 17, 2011


We've been preparing for Pasch (Passover) by participating in a Bible Study on Exodus 1 thru 14.
Tomorrow we'll be fellowshipping with Rebe Nate and sharing a Seder meal with friends from church.
 On the menu:

  Matzo Ball Soup (pictured is the soup sans matzo balls).  I was a bit dubious becausee the recipe called for parsnips and zucchini but it is delicious, even without the matzo balls.

Our traditional spring salad. It is as healthy and wonderful as it looks. Even though there is snow on the ground, we believe that it must be spring somewhere else in the world because strawberries are everywhere and on sale.

Fresh fennel. The smell (star anise) is divine. The salad dressing (Orange fennel vinaigrette) also calls for fresh thyme (which I have growing in the dining room). The ingredients for the vinaigrette are incredibly aromatic.

Chopped fennel bulb, fronds and shallots. Mmmmm.

Ready for fresh spring greens.

We'll also be whipping up a chocolate truffle pie before this evening.

Next week we'll be celebrating Resurrection Sunday (the more we study the less comfortable we are with callling the Holiday Easter). We'll still decorate eggs, have baskets for the notsolittles, and have our annual logic test egg hunt. In reality it won't be much different from how we normally celebrate Easter with the obvious difference that we recognize the power and value of naming things well and accurately.

While Passover and Easter are completely different celebrations they both represent God's grace. His angel of death passed over the believers of Israel during Passover, and His angel of death will pass over all who believe in the resurrected Son of the Living God,

Yeshua Ha'Mashiach

Shabbot Shalom!


Daisy said...

I love fennel.

Have a very blessed Passover.

LaughingLioness said...

Thanks, Daisy! I've never bought fresh fennel. It is amazing!

Pebblekeeper ~ Angie said...

We too have come to call days what the actually are and separate it out for the boys, and for myself. For several years we have called it Easter Saturday, joined in on quite a few community activities and threw a large party on that day, then enjoyed Ressurection Sunday as a family. We are thinking of having huge celebration Resurrection Sunday here this year, weather permitting. Such a joy to get to know our Lord just a bit more each year.

Traci said...

Thank you for sharing your gorgeous salad, it looks quite yummy:)

We just kept our Passover (Pesach) last eve and are now in Unleavened bread. We no longer keep Easter since coming to understand the Feasts as being set apart days commanded by our Heavenly Father which have been set in place to teach His true Messiah so that we could not miss His works, Praise Him!
Thank you for sharing your journey:)

May your walk be blessed with light!

Mommy Set Free said...

Looks Delish! :-) Thanks for sharing your post on the Pesach Linky! It's a pleasure to meet you.

(from HomeShalom)

Mommy Set Free said...

p.s. I want to mention I am excited for you learning about the Bibical Feasts. One of the most amazing things about them is that there is so much more to them than just the one layer. Yeshua's last week is very intimately tied into the understanding of Passover and His resurrections is also very intimatly tied into the Feast of First Fruits as well. Bless you on your journey of study and discovery into the amazing map that The Father has laid out for His people through His Appointed Times. They tell the amazing story of His plan and are so intricately woven into the fabric of who Yeshua is. We no longer celebrate "Easter" either, but rather the Biblical Feast of First Fruits (Ha Bikkurim in Hebrew) which was the "original" Ressurection Day...what a glorious thing to discover that The Father had this all mapped out from so so long ago. He is so Soveriegn! He is full of mercy, grace, love and provision!

Again, Blessings to you and yours!

Carmen Bruno said...

Thanks so much for sharing your post with us. I prayer that your journey while learning about His set apart days are blessed. May this week's Feast of Unleavened Bread be filled with joy!

Many blessings

Briana said...

Your spring salad looks beautiful! Uh, oh, I just saw the chocolate truffle pie recipe!