Archive for March, 2005

KILLER NEWS RE CREAM CHEESE

We always thought that cream cheese was cheese. Gosh, were we ever wrong! According to Saveur magazine, cream cheese is not cheese! According to Saveur, cream cheese is made from cow’s milk blended with cream. That “liquid is innoculated with lactic acid,… and solidified with gums.” By the way, it is the lactic acid that […]

Posted on March 31, 2005 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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PASSOVER DUMPLINGS (SORT OF)

We found this idea somewhere recently and just before Purim, we tried it (had to avoid the post Purim black-out dates!). It actually was pretty good! We took some matzah balls and put them in a pan. We seasoned them with the usual array of Italian type spices. We then covered them with a really […]

Posted on March 30, 2005 at 5:53 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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PASSOVER CEREAL THE CHEAP WAY

For those of you who eat Gebrokts (matzah in liquid), we have a simple alternative to spending huge bucks for KP cold cereals. Pour some matzah farfel in a bowl. Add a ton of sugar or artificial sweetener (that way it tastes more like boxed, sweetened cereals), pour in the milk, and voila- one bowl […]

Posted on March 29, 2005 at 5:58 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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WHODA THUNK IT- DANDELIONS??

Imagine our surprise when we found out that our backyard is a veritable gold mine of gastronomic delicasies. Yup, we’re talking about our yard of dandelions! We knew that some old folks make wine from them and that some folks put them in salad, but there is so much more to the story! Dandelions are […]

Posted on March 28, 2005 at 12:15 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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THE KOSHUS NEXOR

HAPPY PURIM BOYS AND GIRLS!! Join with us in a rousing chorus of that famous Beatle hit: Estherday. Oh, and enjoy the silliness we post today. No, it is not from our fevered mind, but we did like it enough to post it here. All time best Jewish movies: Gonif with the Wind – A […]

Posted on March 25, 2005 at 5:31 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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NEW ADDRESS FOR OPERATION PESACH

Good news! This year, you will be able to email your questions to Operation Passover. The address is operationpassover@utj.org Operation Passover will run from April 18 to April 22. At that time, you will be able to phone us at our toll free hot line number: 1 888 MATZAH 1 At all times, however, you […]

Posted on March 24, 2005 at 3:54 pm by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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BELATED HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!

You might not have noticed, but back on March 1, 2005 the Kosher Nexus blog turned one year old! And what a year it has been. Although we started posting in February, 2004, we did not go “live” until March 1, 2004. So here we are one year later. This web site tracks users who […]

Posted on March 23, 2005 at 12:15 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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COTTONSEED OIL- FEH!!

We refuse to use cottonseed oil. Leaving out the excesses of the 60’s, we believe it to be one of the worst things you can put into your body. Yet, at Passover time, it is hard of late to find anything else on the market shelves. O sure, there’s walnut oil and olive oil, but […]

Posted on March 22, 2005 at 12:15 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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EAT FOR ISRAEL

SAVE THE DATE: MARCH 21, 2005 That day is Eat For Israel day. Select kosher restaurants will donate 10% of their business that day to a fund that helps victims of terrorism in Israel. Started by a group of Yeshiva students, the program has grown huge with yeshiva students in many communities getting kosher restaurants […]

Posted on March 21, 2005 at 12:15 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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HAMANTASCHEN

Our fave Hamantaschen are by Mollie B. But, truth be told, we never met a Hamantasch that we didn’t like. Big ones, little ones, fruit filled, chocolate filled- you name it, we like them. We eat them for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. We eat them on Shabbes, we eat them during the week. In […]

Posted on March 18, 2005 at 12:15 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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