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Friday, March 24, 2017

The Passover Edition from TuffBags / Racheltreasures -- helpful hints on getting ready and Passover goods

Yikes Passover is less than three weeks away!  Are you ready?  I sure am  not.  These are just some of the things that I start to do now.
  • Stop buying many items that are considered chametz for Passover, such as pasta.
  • Go through the food pantry to see what is chametz for Passover and plan to eat it between now and Passover.
  • Check my Passover ritual items and do I have enough of these:  candles, matzah covers, Afikomen bag, tablecloth, linens, dishes, silverware, glasses, wine glasses  kosher for Passover, kippahs.
  • Am I hosting a seder?  If yes how many people will be coming?  Which Haggadah will I use?  Do I have enough Haggadot? 
  • Go through the recipes from prior years and what I have collected since last Passover.  Check the ones that I want to make and put necessary ingredients on my list.
  • Start buying some Pesadik goods and foods (Yiddish for Passover like) such as gluten free matzah (I must be gluten free), matzah meal, coconut, Passover baking items, other non-perishable Passover items;  whole chicken for soup (I start my soup 4 to 5 days ahead as my soup cooks for a least 3 days and the local stores tend to run out of kosher chickens!).
  • Plan out the rest of my shopping especially for the fresh items and vegetables.  Don't forget the ritual items for the Seder plate.
  •  Cleaning!  Oy, what a job but I try to spread it out by clearing out one cupboard first for the newly purchased Passover goods. 
  • If I am attending a seder at a friend's or relatives, I ask what I can bring.  I also plan on bringing the hostess / host a gift or two.
  • Keep lists and update them.  We are all getting older so write it down when you remember!
  • Afikomen gifts:  get gifts for the kids and at some point, the grandchildren.
  • Spend some time reading thought provoking articles.  Bring/use some for discuss at your seders.
  • Involve your kids and grandchildren in the planning, shopping and study of the Passover rituals and traditions.
 I truly love Passover and all of its rituals and deep meanings.  I try every year to make it less stressful and more meaningful.  Certainly drop me a line with any suggestions and articles!

Passover Shop

My Passover shop is full of wonderful handmade goods that are perfect for helping you celebrate Passover and make your journey out of Egypt.  Click on the above to go to the shop.  I will highlight various items here.

Kippahs:  Okay you all know I have kippahs / yarmulkes / yamakas, in traditional and Bucharian / Bukkarian / Sephardic hat styles.  I do have several news ones just for the Seder and the 10 Plagues.  

I can't ignore the NCCA Basketball Sweet 16:  I have the following teams that are in this part of the dance:
UNC Tarheels, Oregon Ducks, Kansas Jayhawks, West Virginia Mountaineers, South Carolina Gamecocks, Michigan State, University of Michigan, Purdue University, University of Louisville, University of Florida Gators,  University of Cincinnati Bear cats,  Baylor University Bears, University of Arizona Wildcats, UCLA Bruins, University of Wisconsin Badgers, Purdue University Boilmakers, University of Kentucky Wildcats, and Iowa State Cyclones.

NCCA college or university kippah or yarmulke

Matzah cover  and Afikomen bags

My matzah covers come in a variety of fabrics, with and without the Hebrew word for Matzah, or with or without a Matzah Star of David.  Each matzoh cover is fully lined with cotton and has three sections.  You can machine wash and dry them.

The Afikomen bags, which can match to the matza covers, feature a YKK zipper, keeping those pesky crumbs inside the bag.  You can also machine wash and dry them.

 I have limited edition Matzah cover and Afikomen bag sets.

 Passover themed kippahs

I have matzah, Next Year in Jerusalem, Seder rituals, and new this year, plagues kippahs!
You can get frogs, blood, hail, boils,  darkness, death of the first born, wild beasts and more.


Passover Jewelry

Silver Passover Earrings

Passover charm pendant

Passover gemstone earrings

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Kate Rachel Lozier

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

What's New --Late Winter news part II -- Just where is Spring?

Spring is only 6 days away (yeah!), Winter has returned to the Northeast with a  vengeance.  So our Purim celebrations was very cold but our hearts were warm as we stomped and booed out H****'s name.  Purim is a wonderful holiday for all as it teaches us to be accepting of all kinds and types of people.  We are an amazing country full of wonderful cultures, rituals, diversities, histories and more.  My hope is that we move forward with more acceptance, love, and welcoming of our great diversity, while working even harder to eliminate hate, bigotry, and prejudice.
      So now we are digging out of 2 feet of snow, yup you read it correctly, 2 feet!  The blizzard Stella has dumped a ton of snow all over the Northeast and has been raging high winds.  Fortunately, we did not lose power and have just hunkered now.  All of the post offices in the Albany area were closed and are slowly starting to open.  Needless to say I can't wait until Spring!

 What is New

Bagels kippah or yarmulke -- fully lined   


Bagels bucharian kippah in sizes 21" to 24" circumference 

Quilted Bagel potholders --- double insulated

Mahjong or Mah jong tiles kippah


Mahjong or Mah Jong double insulated potholders or trivets

Piano kippah keyboard yamaka

Purple batik Bukkarian kippah

Wine theme wine enthusiast double insulated potholders or trivets

Reversible insulated wine themed place mats

Don't forget that it is March Madness time!  Is your team going to the dance?

NCCA college or university kippah   
If you don't see your team please go to the listing by clicking the link above.  I carry most team that offer cotton fabric.  Kindly note that many teams do not offer cotton fabric (therefore, I can not offer that team)

Be sure to check out the sale section
On sale now--great deals   

Our latest coupons:  

Coupon codes good through the end of March

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Kate Rachel Lozier

owner/designer, TuffBags / Racheltreasures

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