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Archive: January 2012

ARE YOUR EGGS OLD OR NEW?

Posted on January 17, 2012

Here is a super trick we just learned about telling the relative age of eggs in your fridge. Put the eggs in a bowl of water. Fresh eggs will lie on the bottom of the bowl. Older eggs, due to the increasing air inside them, will stand up in the water. A good use for Continue Reading »

KOPPERS PRESENTS: THE BOX

Posted on January 16, 2012

In the world of panned chocolates, Koppers not only wrote the book, the continue to add chapters all the time! Their newest product is a 2 1/2 inch square box with 4 ounces of delectable treats. “Like what?” you ask. How about these goodies: Nut Assortment (dark chocolate) Cherries Espresso Beans (dark chocolate) Pomegranate (dark Continue Reading »

MAYONNAISE CHICKEN

Posted on January 13, 2012

This is probably the simplest recipe we have ever tried. Even better, we love it! 1 chicken cut into parts 1 1/4 cup Italian style bread crumbs 1/2 cup Mayo Brush chicken with Mayo. Shake chicken in a bag of the bread crumbs. Bake at 425 for about 40 minutes. Eat. Enjoy. Did you make Continue Reading »

GREEN TEA- IT IS AMAZING FOR YOU

Posted on January 12, 2012

FROM PHIL LEMPERT-SUPERMARKET GURU Green Tea, Great for Health January 6, 2012 Green tea, the prized buds and young leaves of an oriental evergreen tree, is made by briefly steaming the leaves, and drying them until they are crisp. The resulting greenish-yellow tea has an earthy, slightly astringent flavor close to the taste of the Continue Reading »

FINGER LIMES- AN AMAZING LOOK AND TASTE!

Posted on January 11, 2012

We recently tried Finger Limes. Wowzers! The interior fruit sort of looks like caviar (or tapioca), and the taste is delish! SHANLEY FARMS FINGER LIMES Finger Limes are new to the United States and many people are just now learning what they are. They were discovered in the Australian bush by the aborigines and domesticated Continue Reading »

FROM THE USDA: MORE THAN YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW

Posted on January 10, 2012

Highlights Total natural cheese stocks in refrigerated warehouses on November 30, 2011 were down 4 percent from the previous month and down 5 percent from November 30, 2010. Butter stocks were down 27 percent from last month but up 36 percent from a year ago. Total frozen poultry supplies on November 30, 2011 were down Continue Reading »

ROY CHOCOLATE

Posted on January 9, 2012

At the Kosher Show, we found ourselves drawn over and over to Roy Chocolate. An Israeli company, Roy makes really special chocolates. Some are dairy and some are pareve- check the label. So, what does Roy make? Have a gander at these pretty babies: Chocosticks- a slab of chocolate on a cinnamon stick. Perfect for Continue Reading »

PEPPER JACK POTATOES

Posted on January 6, 2012

Looking for a really great DAIRY potato recipe?? This one is from Simply Recipes Pepperjack Potatoes Recipe Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes You can use either russets or Yukon gold for this dish. The russets are trickier to keep from overcooking, the Yukons hold their shape easier. If you end up overcooking Continue Reading »

ROOT VEGGIES COURSE 101

Posted on January 6, 2012

FROM PHIL LEMPERT- SUPERMARKET GURU What are root vegetables? Roots or plant parts that grow underground, and are edible. Root vegetable categories include tubers, rhizomes, taproots, corms and bulbs. How to buy: Look for smooth-skinned choices with few blemishes that are firm to the touch. Some roots like turnips, beets, fennel or celery, also have Continue Reading »

OSEM PEARL COUSCOUS

Posted on January 5, 2012

Osem is a Nestle company. The make an amazing pearl couscous. What makes it so incredible? The couscous is toasted in an open flame oven. Toasting allows the couscous to absorb liquid without falling apart. It has a unique rich and nutty flavor. It is chewy, with a smooth, almost buttery mouth feel. Due to Continue Reading »