Purim: Carnivals, Cookies and Candy

I am not sure how many of you read NPR’s weekly Kitchen Window column, but if you do, you might have already seen a familiar name. I wrote this week’s column and it just went up today. If you are interested, you can check it out here.



It is about Purim and includes two recipes: one for fig and ginger hamantaschen and another for poppy seed ginger candy. It was pretty fun waking up this morning and seeing one of my cookies on the homepage for NPR!


  1. Congratulations!

  2. Amazing!!! So cool.

    These cookies remind me of italian fig cookies my family makes…looks just like the little hats.


  3. Oh my goodness! Congratulations! You completely deserve this!

  4. Great article. I read it by getting the link from the Hamantashen thread in Eg.

  5. whooo! very exciting. congrats!

  6. Lovely job! I think I will try your hamentaschen recipe tonight. I’ve been itching for a new one — all the ones I grew up with were super dry and dull. Thank you!

  7. Congratulations! I found your blog late, but in 2 weeks i have read every page of the archives. The best recipe creator around 🙂

    *whispers..and making me fat*

  8. That’s so awesome! Congrats!

  9. I just noticed this. And that is really fantastic. Nothing like a little praise and approval to make it all worth it. Congrats!

  10. That’s fabulous!

  11. Congratulations! I just found your blog a few days ago when I was googling for a hamentaschen recipe – what a surprise to see the one I was going to make linked to on NPR! I’ve only been reading for a short time so far, but I’m already a big fan. I have a recipe blog too – check it out at


    I’ll be blogging my experience with your recipe later today.


  12. What fun!

  13. Mazel tov! They look delish!

    (I tried to comment yesterday, but the word verification thingy wasn’t displaying.)

  14. Forgot to do this earlier…Congrats!

  15. Great job, Rachel, I bet it was fun seeing your work on NPR.

  16. Congratulations! A well-deserved honor. Plus, your hamentaschen looks delicious.

  17. That’s terrific! Congratulations! I loved the article—and I’m glad you “told” me about that NPR feature, Kitchen Window. Can’t believe I didn’t know about it before…