Archive for July, 2004

A LITTLE CULTURE, A LITTLE LUNCH…

After catching the Modigliani exhibit at New York’s Jewish Museum last week with Sharon V. (KN Blog commenter, who’s visiting from Israel), we stopped for lunch at the museum’s Cafe Weissman (named for the people who donated the space). It’s a great place to go for a nice, relatively inexpensive (nothing over $9.50) light lunch. […]

Posted on July 17, 2004 at 9:44 pm by dwenger · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Kosher Restaurants, Uncategorized

A FRIEND WEIGHS IN

Our friend Jon over on Kosher Blog (www.kosherblog.net) recently put up his “Wish List.” We think he raises some excellent points. We asked (and received) permission to reproduce some of his list here: “The Wish List 2004 Here’s our first stab at a list of the top products and initiatives we’d like to see made […]

Posted on July 15, 2004 at 8:59 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Uncategorized

SHORT BREAD

It ain’t only mama’s little children who love shortening bread (see yesterday’s entry); we do, too! There is little that can beat the convenience of picking up a package of Walkers Pure Butter Short Bread or even the Almond Short Bread. In short, we love shortening bread. Just today, we had the chance to try […]

Posted on July 14, 2004 at 2:15 pm by · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Kosher Desserts, Uncategorized

MIX ME A MASTERPIECE!

BETH’S BAKING BASICS make baking simple. Even a baker wannabe can bake magnificent cakes and cookies using Beth’s products. Beth offers Chocolate Cake mix, Harvest Lemon Cake mix, Heirloom Spice Cake mix, The Mix (ie, pancake, waffle, muffin, biscotti mix), and a whole line of super cookie mixes, too: Triple Ginger Snaps, Chocolate Chip, Mint […]

Posted on July 13, 2004 at 6:13 pm by · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Kosher Desserts, Uncategorized

OILS WELL THAT ENDS WELL

Remember Kinky Friedman and the Texas Jewboys? They were one of our fave groups. With hits such as “They ain’t makin Jews like Jesus anymore” and other western ditties, they were a most fascinating flash in the pan. Kinky became a big time, hot shot writer, and with the help of Don Imus has managed […]

Posted on July 12, 2004 at 12:41 pm by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Kosher New Products, Uncategorized

IT’S A FACT, JACK!

Here is the latest in food news: White tea edges out green tea in the healing properties department. Yes, it is true. While green tea is known for its healing properties, white tea can even destroy in vitro the organisms that cause disease. Wow! Look closely at the seedless red grapes in your supermarket. Many […]

Posted on July 11, 2004 at 11:56 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Health, Uncategorized

THE WELL-DRESSED SALAD, part 2

OK, there’s no way I can argue with peanut-butter/chocolate pie (although my feeling is, why ruin the chocolate with that peanut butter?) But let’s just say you want to have, say, a salad before the pie. Here are a few more dressing possibilities – some healthy, and some, well… NASOYA (800-VITASOY) has soy-based salad dressings […]

Posted on July 9, 2004 at 10:46 am by dwenger · Permalink · Leave a comment
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PEANUT BUTTER RECIPE FOR HOT SUMMER DAYS

Two of our favorite food groups are peanut butter and chocolate. Put those two together, add a little whipped topping, and, “Heaven, we’re in heaven….” Here is one of our fave peanut butter recipes: NO BAKE PEANUT BUTTER PIE Ingredients 4 ounces cream cheese 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted 1 cup crunchy peanut butter 1/2 […]

Posted on July 8, 2004 at 10:43 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Kosher Kitchen, Kosher Recipes, Uncategorized

BAKE LIKE THE PROS!

How many times have you sighed in frustration and said, “Oh, if only I had a can of almond paste/pistachio paste/marzipan/almond butter, I could bake some really neat stuff?” Yeah, not us either. BUT, if indeed the lack of said things did stand in your way, you will be thrilled to know, “not no more!” […]

Posted on July 7, 2004 at 1:03 pm by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Kosher Desserts, Uncategorized

KORNFECTIONS

Kornfections is a company that markets amazing pop corn confections and nuts packages. Check each package carefully- not everything they make is kosher. Kosher certification is by the Ko. Kosher products include: Golden Butternut, Chocolate Pecan, Macadamia Coconut, Almond Pecan, Toffy, Korn Krunch, Mixed Nuts in a jar, Popping Corn, and more. The taste of […]

Posted on July 6, 2004 at 11:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Kosher Desserts, Uncategorized