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Archive: August 2008

GRILLED HERBED POTATOES

Posted on August 29, 2008

Just in time for your Labor Day BBQ or picnic, here is a great recipe: INGREDIENTS: 3 pounds small red potatoes, skinned 1 cup green onions, sliced thinly 4 tablespoons olive oil 3 tablespoons parsley, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced salt and pepper DIRECTIONS: Cook potatoes in a large pot Continue Reading »

ONE TEQUILA, TWO TEQUILA, THREE TEQUILA, FLOOR

Posted on August 28, 2008

TEQUILA COUNTRY By Chris Hawley, USA TODAY ZAPOTLANEJO, Mexico — Here in the heart of Mexico’s tequila country, where every town has a distillery and the air smells like sweet fermenting molasses, a sign proudly marks the entrance to Miguel Ramírez’s farm: “Rancho Ramírez: Producer of Agaves.” But behind the fence, the blue agave plants, Continue Reading »

KOSHAROT CLAIMS ALL IS NOT WELL IN JERUSALEM’S KOSHER RESTAURANTS

Posted on August 27, 2008

FROM KOSHER TODAY (MON, AUG 25, 2008) Rabbinate and restauranteurs against blacklist Jerusalem…by Idele Ross, KosherToday Israeli Bureau Chief…Jerusalem restaurant owners and the Chief Rabbinate have threatened to sue a rabbinic organization for publishing a controversial report on kashrut supervision in the capital’s kosher restaurants. The Jerusalem Post reported that Kosharot, an organization based in Continue Reading »

PETA SLAMS NYC KAPPOROT

Posted on August 26, 2008

From JTA: PETA slams N.Y. kapporos ritual Published: 08/25/2008 An animal rights group is calling for a New York state investigation into kapporos in Brooklyn. For the second year, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has complained about the High Holidays ritual of swinging a chicken over one’s head, a sin transference ceremony. In Continue Reading »

JUICE/MEDS INTERACTIONS

Posted on August 25, 2008

Some Fruit Juices Decrease Drug Benefits FROM AOL (Aug. 20) – Drinking certain types of fruit juice may negate the benefits of some drugs prescribed for serious medical conditions, according to study results announced this week. Medications for heart disease, cancer and organ transplant rejection and infection could lose their impact if taken with grapefruit, Continue Reading »

WARNING WILL ROBINSON, WARNING!

Posted on August 21, 2008

•Oreo Fudge Rings Brands: Oreo Products: Fudge Rings Company: Kraft Foods- East Hanover, NJ Issue: Oreo Cookies are certified OU kosher. Nabisco is introducing a new variety of Oreo brand Cookies, Oreo Fudge Rings, which are currently not certified kosher. Please note that the Oreo Fudge Rings label does not bear the OU symbol.

KOSHER STORES IN FRANCE DECLINING IN NUMBER

Posted on August 20, 2008

This story appeared in this week’s edition of Kosher Today: Kosher Paris in decline as more Jews leave Paris…One of Europe’s busiest kosher strips is slowly succumbing to decline. At one point, the rue des Rosiers was a kosher haven with many bakeries, restaurants, and food stores. But of late, some of the stores have Continue Reading »

HOW LOW CAN WE SINK AS CONSUMERS?

Posted on August 19, 2008

A non kosher pasta sauce company has just announced pasta sauce in a microwavable bag. The product is being touted as saving time and energy. You just pop the bag in the microwave and poof! ninety seconds later you have hot sauce ready to pour over your pasta. Imagine the time savings!! No more dragging Continue Reading »

HOW TO NOT GAIN 2.7 POUNDS

Posted on August 18, 2008

From QSR Newsletter Menu Labeling Could Help Adults Lose Weight 2008-08-14 — According to a paper released today by the University of California’s Center for Weight and Health, new research shows that California adults could avoid gaining 2.7 pounds a year if calories were posted on fast-food menu boards statewide. The analysis combines findings from Continue Reading »

MOST ADULTS SAY STARBUCKS COFFEE IS OVERPRICED

Posted on August 15, 2008

Most Adults Say Starbucks is Overpriced Monday, August 11, 2008 Seventy-three percent (73%) of adults say Starbucks Coffee is overpriced. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 6% disagree. In July, the coffee chain behemoth announced it will be closing 600 of its stores nationwide in 2009, 11 of which are located Continue Reading »