Archive for June, 2006

ANOTHER NEW HUMMUS HITS THE MARKET

We recieved a press release from the good folks at Sabra. We confess, we love their salads and buy their hummus almost every week for a shabbat treat. We recently told you about another company’s new product called FRUMMUS. Well, the glove has been tossed down. And now Sabra announces Spinach Hummus: Orlando, FL (PRWEB) […]

Posted on June 16, 2006 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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HOW DO YOU MAKE AN ELEPHANT FLOAT?

Ok, just kidding. But when we saw this recipe, that line was the first thing that came into mind. The truth is, this is a recipe that we saw for a coffee float and it sure looked good. Different, too! Check it out. Coffee Float4 servings Mix 2 1/2 cups strong coffee with 2 teaspoons […]

Posted on June 15, 2006 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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WICKED ORANGE PINEAPPLE SALAD

On Shavuot, we had a really wicked salad courtesy of our hosts. We begged them for the recipe and today we finally got it. Enjoy! 1 can (16 ounces) crushed pineapple2 cans (11 ounces each) mandarin oranges, drained well1 container (8 ounces) of frozed whipped topping, thawed 1 container of cottage cheese (8 ounces)1 pkg […]

Posted on June 14, 2006 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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THE LATEST POST FROM POSTVILLE

Will we ever know the whole truth about what goes on in the Postville plant? Charges and counter charges are flying around. This week’s KOSHER TODAY has an article that is worth reading. It seems as if the union, the crazies at PETA, the workers at the plant and just about everybody else has a […]

Posted on June 13, 2006 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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COOKING FOR ENGINEERS

My bubby was a great cook, but she frustrated our attempts to recreate her recipes. She was from the “mir schit arein (I throw in) school of cooking. We would ask her, “How much?” And she would either say a bissel (a little) or a pinch (even more little) or the famous Mir schit arein…… […]

Posted on June 12, 2006 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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THE JEWISH MANUAL

We found an incredible thing on the web. Here: take a look at the title page: The Jewish Manual; OR Practical Information in Jewish And Modern Cookery, With a Collection of Valuable Recipes & Hints Relating to theToilette. Edited by a Lady. LONDON: 1846.****************Not exactly a new book, but a treasure for sure. Here are […]

Posted on June 9, 2006 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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HUMMUS AND FRUMMUS

At first we thought Frummus was hummus for the Yeshiva and Chareidi set. We knew that things were a bit cco-coo out there, but we didn’t think that the ultra frum set now had its own hummus. Well, we were right. It ain’t hummus for frummies. Nope. It’s worse! Frummus is fruit hummus. And frankly […]

Posted on June 8, 2006 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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AND JUST TO ADD TO THE MESS…….

The following story comes from this week’s KOSHER TODAY and concerns the on going story of the kosher plant at Postville. So where does the truth lie? Better still- why is the hashgacha agency charged with supervising the plant so silent? Where is their rigorous defense? Rabbi’s Independent Visit at Agri Finds No Mistreatment of […]

Posted on June 7, 2006 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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POSTVILLE REDUX

There is much in the Forward story that requires several grains of salt. There is much that is clearly biased as well. But there is one statement at the end of the article that must wake us up. Professor Mark Grey made the following statement: “The bottom line here is that I’m not sure these […]

Posted on June 6, 2006 at 12:00 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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MORE BAD NEWS OUT OF POSTVILLE

In the May 26 edition of the Forward newspaper, the following story appeared. We offer the article as is, with no commentary. Our commentary will appear, IY”H, tomorrow. In Iowa Meat Plant, Kosher ‘Jungle’ Breeds Fear, Injury, Short Pay‘I’m not sure these devout Jews are using Jewish ethics to treat their workers’By NATHANIEL POPPERMay 26, […]

Posted on June 5, 2006 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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