[Sca-cooks] Period substitute for tomatoes?

Judith Epstein judith at ipstenu.org
Sat Aug 22 19:35:10 PDT 2009

On Aug 21, 2009, at 3:50 PM, Susan Lin wrote:

> I should just be Sephardic for Passover and not Ashkenazi.
> But...Tradition!  Tradition!

Problematic, because if an Ashkenazi eats kitniyot during Passover,  
they are liable for karet (being cut off from the Jewish people) until  
the proper sacrifice can be brought to the Temple. Only if you make a  
commitment to be Sfardi lifelong can you eat kitniyot during Pesach.

> BTW-I'm STILL trying to convince people that "flour, water baked  
> into flat cakes (although I believe they also say yeast)" really  
> meant lasagna noodles (or pita bread) and not matzoh!  So far nobody  
> is buying it!!!

There are Passover noodles; there are probably Passover lasagna  
noodles. If not, use regular Passover noodles. It won't be a nice neat  
layer, but the flavor will be about the same.

> You could also prepare your Cholent and bring it with, putting it on  
> the fire over coals to warm for eating on Saturday.  I'm sure you  
> could find someone who would be able to reset hot coals for you (I  
> know you cannot ask them to) after a subtle hint!

That's what I did for Simple Day. The trouble is that if the fire goes  
all the way out, I can't have a non-Jew relight it. For Ashkenazim,  
they can have a fire lit by a non-Jew, but I'm Sfardi, and the fire  
must be lit by a Jew... who can't light on Shabbat, so if the fire  
goes out, I'm stuck with cold chamin, an unfortunate contradiction in  

Judith / no SCA name

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