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Archive: June 2017

Who Pays the Mashgiach?

Posted on June 30, 2017

Mashgiach- kosher supervisor, i.e., the person who sees to it that all the kosher rules are followed. In far too many cases, a mashgiach is paid directly by the business for which  he gives supervision.  This can create a whole host of problems, not the least of which is the honesty of the mashgiach. A Continue Reading »

Mariner Organic Saltine Crackers (OU)

Posted on June 29, 2017

PRESS RELEASE Organic Saltines Venus Wafers introduces Mariner Non-GMO verified Organic Saltine crackers under its The Original Mariner Biscuit Company brand. Venus previously received authority from the Non-GMO Project to display their seal of approval on their retail packages of Mariner Water, Stoned Wheat, Organic Flatbread crackers and is now adding the Organic Saltines to Continue Reading »

Top Rates Beer from Israel

Posted on June 28, 2017

Pressure Drop Mivshelet HaShakhen (השכן) IPA – American Extremely Hoppy craft beer. Contract brewed at Beer Bazaar / Mivshelet Ha’Aretz. 6% ABV 41 IBU (3.72) 211 Ratings Added 05/05/15 Add Bhindi IPA Beer Bazaar / Mivshelet Ha’Aretz IPA – American .IPA בירה טרייה בסגנון Previously contract-brewed at Srigim Brewery and Golan Brewery. 5.5% ABV 42 Continue Reading »

Watermelon…….. MMMMMMMMMMMM

Posted on June 27, 2017

For us, the best part of summer is watermelon.  Here in Israel, watermelons are already at peak sweetness and will continue that way through the rest of the summer. Here is a great serving idea for watermelon: Take a really big bowl  Fill it with chunks of sweet watermelon. Finely chop nana (Moroccan mint) Spearmint Continue Reading »

Chocolate Chip Noodle Kugel

Posted on June 26, 2017

This is an encore presentation from 2005.  We only recently found the recipe hiding in our recipe folder.  We had never made it before.  Now we can say that this is amazing. CHOCOLATE CHIP NOODLE KUGEL We got this recipe from the Jewish food list. 1/2 lb. medium noodles or chocolate noodles 3 eggs 3/4 Continue Reading »

Kosher Meat Fraud in Israel

Posted on June 23, 2017

FROM THE JERUSALEM POST, JUNE 20, 2017 A severe incident of kashrut fraud has come to light in which meat that in all likelihood was not kosher was used to make processed meat products such as sausages, salamis and cold cuts with a kashrut license from the Jerusalem Rabbinate. In addition, the kashrut inspector at Continue Reading »

Crunch Cauliflower and Tomato Salad

Posted on June 22, 2017

FROM ALL RECIPES.COM We saw this one on line, and it caught our eye.  We made it.  We loved it.      1 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice, or more to taste salt and ground black pepper to taste 1 large head cauliflower, chopped small Continue Reading »

“Sacred Cows and Holy Wars”

Posted on June 21, 2017

BY  Kenneth Lasson The subtitle to the book is   Verities and Vageries in Deciding What’s Kosher and What’s Not  (Carolina Academic Press)   A few days after reading our four part series (They Sold Us A Bill Of Goods), a friend handed us the above mentioned book.  As much as every crime TV show hammers Continue Reading »

Important Info from the OU on Dairy Equipment

Posted on June 20, 2017

The Silk non dairy Milks are labeled OUD, but in fact, its true status, at the present time, is DE (Dairy Equipment). The following products are labeled OUD, but in fact, its true status, at the present time, is DE (Dairy Equipment): Haagen Dazs Chocolate Sorbet Haagen Dazs Cranberry Blueberry Sorbet Haagen Dazs Mango Sorbet Haagen Dazs Orchard Peach Sorbet Haagen Dazs Continue Reading »

Sixteen New Unilever Frozen Treats

Posted on June 19, 2017

PRESS RELEASE *********CHECK INDIVIDUAL PRODUCTS FOR HECHSHERIM   Unilever introduced 16 new frozen treats in 2017 across five of its brands: Breyers®; Good Humor®; Klondike®; MAGNUM® Ice Cream; and Popsicle®. New offerings include Breyers® first-ever, non-dairy line made with almond milk; a new Simply Popsicle® line made with colors and flavors from natural sources and Continue Reading »