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Archive: November 2011

SUSAN’S GOURMET (CHEESE)

Posted on November 30, 2011

Twenty years ago, Susan’s Gourmet was started as a public service to help immigrants to the USA enjoy their basic Middle Eastern favorite foods. Finding the various Syrian cheeses was essentially impossible- no one made them! What was once easily found in the Shuk, was sorely missing in America. Fresh mozzarella curd is a staple Continue Reading »

PEREG- NOT JUST SPICES

Posted on November 29, 2011

We love Pereg spices. There used to be a Pereg store in Queens that was our favorite haunt. Just walking in was an olfactory wonder. Pereg now offers mixes, all of them OU. All are 100% natural, with no preservatives, no food coloring and no additives. Quinoa with veggies- dried carrots, potatoes, red bell peppers, Continue Reading »

RECANATI- AN ARTISAN WINERY

Posted on November 28, 2011

We generally like Recanati wines. We find most of them very pleasing and delightful on the palette. We first “discovered” Recanati wine in Israel, and followed up on it here in the States. In the RESERVES line, we like: RESERVE SINGLE VINYARD MERLOT- aged 14 months in French oak barrels. This is an elegant and Continue Reading »

LEFTOVER TURKEY SLOPPY JOES

Posted on November 25, 2011

Leftover Turkey Sloppy Joes November 25, 2011 Ingredients: 1 tablespoon Canola Oil 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion 2-1/2 cups chopped cooked turkey 1 can (15.5 oz each) Manwich® Original Sloppy Joe Sauce 8 whole wheat hamburger buns (We never use buns!) Serving Size: 8 servings (1 sandwich each) Calories: 286 Directions: Heat oil in large Continue Reading »

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TOMORROW

Posted on November 23, 2011

Growing up in New England, Thanksgiving was a BIG day. Our shul would deliver food baskets to less fortunate people. The town sponsored a big, interfaith “service” whereat the speakers all extolled America and all it offers to all of us. Choirs from the various local schools would sing, each speaker would try to outdo Continue Reading »

THANKSGIVING DESSERT- WALNUT MAPLE PIE

Posted on November 22, 2011

FROM SIMPLY RECIPES- Walnut Maple Pie Recipe Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 40 minutes Use a dark maple syrup (US grade B) for this recipe if you can. It has a much stronger maple taste than Grade A. Ingredients 1 9-inch pie shell, frozen for at least 30 minutes (see pie crust recipe) 2 Continue Reading »

AYALA HERBAL WATER WINS BEST NEW BEVERAGE AT KOSHERFEST

Posted on November 21, 2011

Ayala’s Herbal Water® wins BEST NEW BEVERAGE at Kosherfest Sparkling Ayala’s Herbal Water won the Best New Beverage Award at Kosherfest’s New Product Competition. Kosherfest is the largest and most important international kosher food trade show, where thousands of people come to see what is going on in the expanding kosher food world. The best Continue Reading »

ISRAELI TECHNOLOGY KEEPS BUGS OFF GROCERS’ SHELVES

Posted on November 18, 2011

Israeli Technology Keeps the Bugs Off Supermarket Shelves by TechIsrael Staff, While much of the work on expanding the food supply is taking place on farms and in labs, Israel’s Bio[pack] (http://www.biopack.biz/) is taking a different tack – preventing the loss of food after it’s been produced. Supermarkets and other food sellers lose a significant Continue Reading »

THANKSGIVING SIDE DISH

Posted on November 17, 2011

Green Beans With Lemon and Pine Nuts 1 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed and cut diagonally into 1/2-inch pieces 2 garlic cloves, peeled 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh Italian parsley Finely grated zest and juice of 1 large lemon 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil Salt and pepper, to taste Cook Continue Reading »

BATCH 19- A NEW BEER COMING SOON

Posted on November 16, 2011

Coors’ Batch 19 taps into the past By Dick Kreck After much soul-searching and test marketing, AC Golden, the hefty-beer arm of MillerCoors, has released Batch 19, a throwback to the pre-Prohibition days of Coors. “It’s a cool story,” said MillerCoors spokesman Tom Ryan. The recipe, the story goes, was found in the company’s basement Continue Reading »