I know spring is around the corner when ads for gefilte fish, matzah, ham and Peeps appear.
Passover, which coincides with Easter this year, begins at sunset on March 25 with the first Seder and ends April 2. Easter is on March 31.
Although they are different spring holidays, both include meals that celebrate tradition and bring back memories.
As a child, when my dad pulled up in his Volkswagen bus with the corrugated boxes of Passover dishes that had been stored at his business, in my mind, Passover began. They arrived at home a couple days before the holiday, where they would remain until my mother unpacked them on the morning of the first Seder. To see the rest of this column and recipes, please go to http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/03/12/life/doc513f8bd9cdcbc405126735.txt?viewmode=fullstory
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