Nut Free Charoset Recipe

In honor of Jenya and her nut allergy….

  • 4 apples
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons Mogen David sweet red wine
  • 1 matzo, or 1 cup matzo farfel

Pare and core apples.  Chop apples finely, but you want apple bits, not applesauce!  If you are using matzo and not farfel, crumble the matzo into small bits but not powder. Mix together apples, matzo, cinnamon, honey and wine.  

This quantity serves our normal passover table of 8 to 10 people, with enough for the ritual plus some extra because it’s delicious!

Eastern Sectionals

We went to Eastern Sectionals in Boston.  Ana and Ben did Intermediate Pairs (and placed 3rd), and Ben also competed Intermediate Mens singles.  It was a tough week – Ana had gotten the flu the week prior and was still coughing and miserable during the competition.  Ben did not catch it (fortunately!  lots of orange juice!) but he was a bit tired from skating both programs, since USFS scheduled Intermediate Mens and Intermediate Pairs the same day.

They pushed through and got it done, tho, and were very happy with their skates all things considered.

Plus, my dad came up from New York to see them, which was very nice.