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Archive: December 2008

HORSERADISH CREAM CHEESE SPREAD

Posted on December 31, 2008

Perfect for any non working day morning when it might be tough to open the eyes! 7 ounces of cream cheese 2 heaping tablespoons of white horseradish (store bought) 1/3 cup of milk 1 tablespoon of sugar Place all the ingredients in either a blender or a food processor and blend until smooth. Serve with Continue Reading »

HUKI NOODLES

Posted on December 30, 2008

Someone gave us a great gift of Hoboken Eddie’s sauces and condiments. On the box, we saw a recipe for a noodle dish that looked delish. Sooooo- we tried it. It’s true, it’s true. It was delish. 2 hefty tablespoons of peanut butter 1 cup of Hukilau Hannah sauce Heat in a saucepan over low Continue Reading »

MAGEN TZEDEK

Posted on December 29, 2008

This is from the JTA: With new name, ethical kashrut seal can appear alongside the O.U. By Ben Harris · December 26, 2008 NEW YORK (JTA) — In a move that paves the way for a new ethical certification to appear on food products alongside the Orthodox Union’s kosher label, the Conservative movement has chosen Continue Reading »

SPEECY SPICY SPICES

Posted on December 25, 2008

Hey, there is a new game in town. Kosher, hydroponically grown fresh spices direct from the green house to your house. Under at least two hashgachot (one is the OU), these spices will be a major hit in your kitchen, because they are fresh, not dried and in a jar. Chives, Mint, Oregano, Cilantro, Marjoram, Continue Reading »

CHEF LEONARDO WEIGHS IN WITH A RECIPE

Posted on December 24, 2008

I have been tinkering with a couple of variations on the cuban sandwich. Meat and dairy. The key in both is mustard and pickles. Kosher Meat Cuban: 1 slice of turkey meat like Of Tov, Tirvat Zvi or Hod Golan lightly fried 1 fried egg sunny side up 1 Kinneret triangle potato latke pickle slices Continue Reading »

WITH MR SHAFRAN, IT JUST GETS WORSE

Posted on December 23, 2008

The Jewish Star (published in Nassau County, NY), had this to say: The speaker is none other than Avi Shafran. “I don’t expect a Conservative Rabbi to acknowledge that fact: non-Orthodox rabbis are based on progression, not on Mesorah and not on respect for elders. But those of us who call ourselves Orthodox have to Continue Reading »

AND THE LIES KEEP COMING

Posted on December 22, 2008

Here is an excerpt from Kosher Today (Week of Dec 15): Rabbi Avi Shafran of Agudath Israel, while not a certifying agency, also took a hard-nosed position against those who wish to redefine kashrus. His organization’s Council of Torah Sages had issued a proclamation against an attempt by Conservative rabbis to introduce a new standard Continue Reading »

FOLLOW UP TO YESTERDAY

Posted on December 19, 2008

Here is a quote taken out of yesterday’s article about ethics and kashruth. “While much of the Orthodox community has criticized the Hekhsher Tzedek as unwieldy at best and, at worst, an attack on the Orthodox-controlled kosher certification system — it is not, its organizers insist — the founders of the two new Orthodox seals Continue Reading »

ORTHODOX GROUPS SEE VALUE IN ETHICS SEALS

Posted on December 18, 2008

FROM THE JTA: Orthodox groups to offer ethical seals for businesses By Sue Fishkoff · December 15, 2008 SAN FRANCISCO (JTA) — Not to be outdone by their Conservative colleagues, Orthodox groups on both coasts will soon be vetting the ethical standards of businesses serving the Jewish communities. In New York, Uri L’Tzedek, a social Continue Reading »

McCORMICK FLAVOR FORECAST FOR 2009

Posted on December 17, 2008

McCormick Flavor Forecast 2009 Top 10: 1. Toasted Sesame and Root Beer: An iconic soda is rediscovered for its versatility as a cooking ingredient, paired with the nuttiness of toasted sesame seed. 2. Cayenne and Tart Cherry: The flavors of two superfoods — the heat of cayenne and sweet-sour tang of tart cherry — pack Continue Reading »