Well, I'm not doing too well with my goal of blogging more often. My kids finished school, the weather is perfect, and there is a great park just a few blocks from our apartment. After being house-bound all winter, what more can I say?
Brianna, Micah, and I walked to the grocery store and it was a good thing I had my camera with me! With this week being Passover, all flour products are prohibited... So, what do grocery stores in Israel do with their un-kosher foods, shelves, and aisles? Well, this is your answer...
Matzo (unleavened bread), which is made of flour and water and has been speedily and thoroughly blended and baked, to avoid any chance of leavening.
Walking down the aisles of a grocery store during Passover teaches you that a number of foods you don't think would come under Passover food guidelines really do. Of course, there are the obvious flour products: bread, cookies, crackers, pastas, etc... However, some foods come in contact with flour during their production process and are also prohibited - foods such as: sodas, coffee, some kinds of alcohol and vinegar, corn syrup, etc. Just think for a moment how many food products contain corn syrup!