Archive for January, 2006

BEANS BEANS THE MUSICAL FRUIT

There are a lot of beans out there on the grocer”s shelves. We figured it was about time someone figured out what all those beans are about. So here we go: Black Beans: These black babies are also know as turtle beans. The taste is earthy. Good for salads, salsas, and rice dishes. Pinto Beans: […]

Posted on January 13, 2006 at 4:18 pm by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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KOSHER CRUISES GO BIG TIME

A recent story in the Frommer”s newsletter highlighted the fact thatkosher cruises have come into their own in a big way. Chosen Voyage at INTRAV Debuts Kosher Cruise Catalog In 2003, ordained rabbi and travel-industry veteran Matthew Shollarfounded Chosen Voyage, a Pittsburgh-based company dedicated tooffering the cruise industry”s only all-kosher experience. Then, inlate 2005, the […]

Posted on January 13, 2006 at 5:51 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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THEY'RE BAAAAAAAACK

Well, it is not a new product. Actually it is a golden oldie back on the shelf again. What is it? How about: SCREAMING YELLOW ZONKERS!! Remember the cute box that you could actually spend hours reading? Uh, and if you were “on a trip to the outer limits of your mind, you could read […]

Posted on January 13, 2006 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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LOX AND CREME FRAICHE

We saw this recipe in Bon Appetit magazine, and, frankly, we were impressed. Lox sure has come a long way! Check out this easy to make hoity toity attention grabber: (For an easy Creme Fraice recipe see the KN newsletter, Vol 13, No. 1. Go to www.utj.org and look in the KN archives.) 1/4 cup […]

Posted on January 12, 2006 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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KAMISH BREAD

As a kid in Philadelphia, we ate it all the time. We called it Kamish bread. It always had nuts and fruit in it. It was not quite as crunchy as a biscotti nor as dry as Mandebrot. In our home, our mom baked it all the time. Often michiqs, it was the one treat […]

Posted on January 11, 2006 at 12:05 am by · Permalink · Leave a comment
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FAN MAIL AND A RECIPE

We got a great note with a recipe from a truly wonderful person the other day. Here’s what she had to say: Hello, Kosher Nexus people!! I love your critiques; the KN is one of the best ways to learn about the latest kosher offerings and your style makes me laugh aloud! HOWEVER (You knew […]

Posted on January 10, 2006 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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GIVING THANKS

TYSON- the chicken giant- offers a free booklet with many forms of prayers to be said prior to a meal. On their web site they offer samples of the prayers contained in the non-denominational booklet: ‘Round the table peace and joy prevail. May all who share this meal’s delight enjoy countless more. Thank you for […]

Posted on January 9, 2006 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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WARNING WILL ROBINSON PART THREE

Here are some of the latest things about which you should be aware. Pay attention. There will be a quiz next week………. 7/11 will introduce Crystal Light Passion Fruit later this month. It is kosher and pareve. The new Mountain Dew flavors (Blue Shock, AMP, Code Red, Live Wire and Pitch Black) are all kosher. […]

Posted on January 6, 2006 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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HOT CHOCOLATE

This is the time of year for excellent hot chocolate recipes. Nothing works better after an exhilerating hour or so of snow shoveling or sliding down a hill than a cup of really good hot chocolate. This recipe is from Southern Living magazine. Go firgure! Hot Chocolate Deluxe 1/4 cup boiling water 1/3 cup chocolate […]

Posted on January 5, 2006 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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MORE FROM A SOAKED AND SALTED MIND

Recently we were walking in Brooklyn along one of the main drags of a largely Jewish area. Both sides of the street were lined with all manner of stores catering to the Jews in the area. Then, all of sudden, there it was: the sign on a fruit store read Glatt Kosher! We were so […]

Posted on January 4, 2006 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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