Whole poppy seeds, left, and ground poppy seeds, right. (Deb Lindsey/For The Washington Post)

Poppy seeds deserve to be added to more than just muffins. Here are eight ways to use them, from the Recipe Finder. And remember, it’s more cost-effective to purchase poppy seeds in bulk: Look for them in the grocery store bulk bin section, at Mediterranean markets or online.


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Of course, because Purim starts sundown Saturday, you could bake up some Poppy Seed Hamantaschen (or this pareve version).


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For the classic lemon-and-poppy combo, try Sandra Fairbank’s Tiny Poppy Seed Cookies.


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While sweets are on your mind, try Poppy Seed Ice Cream — it’s a standard flavor at gourmet ice cream shops in Tel Aviv.


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Over to the savory side, go for a Celery Root and Celery Leaf Salad, made with thinly sliced raw (!) celery root.


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Need a quick dinner? Coconut Milk Soup With Lobster delivers big, aromatic flavor from toasted ground cloves and poppy seeds, cinnamon, turmeric, ginger root, lemon grass, cilantro and shallot.


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Or if it’s carbs you want, whip up some Poppy Seed and Walnut Pasta.


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And be sure to check out this easy, yogurt-enhanced recipe for Raisin-Poppy Seed Flatbreads With Cardamom-Honey Butter from Cheryl Sternman Rule. We’re picturing them in a high stack to accompany a weekend brunch.