Archive for December, 2005

SCORE ONE FOR THE GOOD GUYS!

Perhaps you might recall that back in July and August of ’04, we ran a series of articles on Kosher Pets, so called kosher pet food. We even ran a letter from the cRc asking for input from us. Well, now it is official! The cRc no longer c ertifies KosherPets pet food as kosher […]

Posted on December 30, 2005 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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CHOCOLATE CHIP NOODLE KUGEL

We got this recipe from the Jewish food list. It sure caught our attention. We have not yet tried it, but we have elevated it to front of the fridge status so that we can make it soon! We often eat milchiqs during Chanukah (in honor of the story told in the Book of Judith), […]

Posted on December 29, 2005 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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MAMA SAID…

“Don’t farshame yourself by not having enough food.” Once again, the “I’M NOT MARTHA” list comes to our rescue. Lizzy (the author) went to all the trouble to answer that perrenial question: How much do I prepare for X number of people? Hors D’oeuvres * 6 bites when preceeding a meal. * 4 – 6 […]

Posted on December 28, 2005 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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EILAT CAFE (BOCA RATON)

So there we were, spending a most delightful shabbat in West Palm Beach as a scholar in residence, lecturing on Kashruth and the UTJ. Considering that when we left NYC it was a cold day, the 77 degree Florida weather was a welcome relief. Motzei shabbat, our host took us to Eilat Cafe in Boca […]

Posted on December 27, 2005 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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HELPFUL LATKE HINTS

From the I’M NOT MARTHA email, come these great hints for super latkes. Martha apparently knows nothing about kashruth, but, still, her observations are good. FOUR KEYS TO SUCCESSFUL PANCAKES: 1. Once you peel and grate the potatoes, work as quickly as possible to prevent discoloration ? after a few minutes, they’ll start to oxidize […]

Posted on December 26, 2005 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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KOSHER JUST KEEPS ON GROWING!

Today’s story comes from the AP: Firms maneuver to cash in on kosher craze Desire for healthy foods fuels interest in specialty products Adam Goldman The Associated Press Edition Date: 12-17-2005 When Albertsons hired Yakov Yarmove more than three years ago, the company found a point man to navigate what might seem like an unlikely […]

Posted on December 23, 2005 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Health, Uncategorized

HANUKAH HELP FROM EPICURIOUS

Epicurious always suprises us with the depth of their Jewish offerings. For help with Hanukah go to http://www.epicurious.com/cooking/holiday/hanukkah/?mbid=eepiholiday We’re lovin’ it!

Posted on December 22, 2005 at 6:10 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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CRANBERRY ORANGE RELISH

  Category: Recipes We found this recipe while we were in Israel for Thanksgiving. After we got back to the States, we tried it out. As Larry David would say, “Pretty, pretty, pretty good.” cranberry/orange relish: 1 can jellied cranberry sauce 1 jar orange marmelade 1/2 – 1 package cranberries, cut in half chopped pecans (you […]

Posted on December 21, 2005 at 12:05 am by · Permalink · Leave a comment
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A Pocket-Sized Restaurant: II

This has got to be the smallest restaurant I’ve seen, and very appropriately named: Pita Pocket. It’s at 21 East 12th Street in Manhattan; don’t blink, or you’ll miss it! It’s essentially a small counter, opening out to the street, where you give your order – but it does qualify as a restaurant because there […]

Posted on December 20, 2005 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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A Pocket-Sized Restaurant: I

In our never-ending search for the perfect shwarma, My Most Favorite Lunch Companion and I have found a couple of really funky little places in Manhattan. And I do mean little! Today we visited Alibaba of the West Side, a Yemenite spot with a surprisingly large menu (including a number of vegetarian choices) for such […]

Posted on December 19, 2005 at 5:41 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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