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Archive: June 2007

JICAMA

Posted on June 15, 2007

Ok, so we are probably the only person in American who thought it was pronounced the way it is spelled. Then again, back in 1976, when we saw our first road sign for La Jolla, we thought it was pronounced the way it is spelled, too. Gosh are we dumb or what? (Hey, we took Continue Reading »

WHEN DID THE RULES CHANGE?

Posted on June 14, 2007

More and more, it seems as if the rules of kashruth have less and less to do with what it says in the Shulchan Aruch and more to do with some notion of how much can we assur (forbid). We wonder how come non-glatt meat is readily available in Florida, but not in NYC? It Continue Reading »

TWAS A NIGHT TO REMEMBER

Posted on June 13, 2007

This summer, after serving the shul for 26 years, Rabbi Ephraim and Esther Zimand of Traditional Shul in St. Louis, are making aliyah. This past weekend, the shul held all manner of programs in their honor and much Torah was taught in their names. On Sunday night, we enjoyed a most sumptuous dinner at the Continue Reading »

SUNBURN HELP

Posted on June 12, 2007

Just in time for the sunburn season, the I’M NOT MARTHA email letter sent out this good advice for sunburn sufferers. Sunburn Treatments *Aloe Vera According to MJ Campbell, Aloe Vera is top on Hawaii’s list of treatments for Sunburns. Aloe Vera is a miracle treatment for sunburns. It is an antibacterial substance that helps Continue Reading »

CABBAGE AND NOODLES- A MECHIYEH!

Posted on June 8, 2007

This has long been one of our faves. We never had a recipe- we used to buy in Hungarian style kosher take out stores Then we found this recipe from Giora Shimoni, on AOL in Your Guide to Kosher Food. INGREDIENTS: 1 16 ounce package of egg noodles 2-3 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 medium onion, Continue Reading »

KOSHER BANDANAS

Posted on June 7, 2007

We got a super note from Kosher Nexus Editor Deborah Wenger. Feast your eyes on this one: This was on TeaneckShuls: Kosher Bandana Summer Sale! PRE-TIED BANDANAS & PRE-TIED HEADBANDS- tons to choose from. Come check out the NEW PRE-TIED TICHELS in multiple tie-dyed & solid prints. ********** Deborah adds: Has the community reached the Continue Reading »

WE GO TO SHUL TO DAVEN……….

Posted on June 6, 2007

We recently read a press release from a shul that was announcing the arrival of its new rabbi, a transplant from another part of the US. Typical of such pieces, this one, too, contained lots of puffery as well as high hopes and aspirations. As we read the article, we were fairly impressed with all Continue Reading »

SPUDNIKS POTATO CHIPS

Posted on June 5, 2007

From the Monday, June 4 edition of Kosher Today comes this news: New Spudniks Potato Chips from Zuchter Berk Creative Caterers By Eda Kram… Zuchter Berk Creative Caterers, a leading Toronto caterer, developed a new line of kosher potato chips, available to suppliers of private brand label products. The potato chips are presently available in Continue Reading »

BAKED POTATO CRISPS

Posted on June 4, 2007

We came upon this recipe and thought we would try it. We sure are glad that we did!! BAKED POTATO CRISP Source: Williams Sonoma’s Good Cooking 2 baking potatoes (about 1/2-3/4 each), unpeeled and well scrubbed 1 tbsp canola oil or cooking spray Salt and freshly pepper 1 tsp chopped fresh chives, optional 1 tsp Continue Reading »

EVEN MORE FROM A SOAKED AND SALTED MIND

Posted on June 1, 2007

BUGS: If you turned off your water filter for the winter, now is the time to turn it back on (ie, NYC residents only). During the winter, there were no copepods. Now that the weather has gone warm and the water is starting to warm up, the copepods will once again be microscopically visible. So, Continue Reading »