Keep Calm. And Clean On.


A simple delicious dessert for Pesach (and year round). Core apples and place in a pot, (my favorite is my oval Le Creuset that steams these apples perfectly!) add about 2 inches of water, sprinkle of cinnamon, sugar if you’d like, and even a tsp of vanilla. Bring to a boil and simmer on low for 20 minutes until apples are steamed! Delicious with ice cream or whip cream during the year!


One week from today is Erev Pesach.

I know. There’s so much to do. The list in endless as we make sure we are all set and ready.

Clean the house, scrub the kitchen, buy the Matzah, wine and macaroons (what’s Pesach without macaroons!)

Shine the silver, put away the bread.

It’s a journey.

But what should we internalize while we clean? Can getting rid of leavened substances actually have an affect on our soul?

So. Here’s the deal.

Everything in our physical world can be elevated to spirituality. It’s a matter of what we do with the physical.

You see. Chometz is ‘bread’, it’s puffy, it is dough that has expanded and risen. It is ego.

Matzah, is flat. It is a humble. It is modest. It is all we aspire to, deep within our soul.

Once a year, we get an opportunity to ‘clean house’, to sweep, scour and scrub the ego from within, preparing ourselves to ingest ‘the bread of faith’,  humility and modesty.

As I clean, I try keep this in mind. I think of all the dusty, chometz covered, sticky ‘ego’ within.  And believe it or not. It feels so good to ‘clean’.

So try it. Clean from within. Embrace and internalize.

A spiritual interior re-design.

I think you’ll like the new look.

I know, I do.

Good Shabbos!  (Candle Lighting is at 7:04pm)

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