Archive for May, 2007

MORE WACKY FRUITS

SAPODILLA This fruit grows in Mexico, Belize and Guatemala. The fruit is egg shaped with a brown skin. The pulp inside ranges from yellow to reddish brown. BILIMBI: This fruit is commonly found all over Southeast Asia. It looks like a small cucumber. The skin is thin, smooth and green. The pulp tends to be […]

Posted on May 15, 2007 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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ALL SORTS OF WACKY FRUITS

Lately, our fruit lady has been stocking all manner of exotica. When she neglects to label each type of fruit, we stand there rubbing our head wondering what each piece is. Here’s some of what we’ve seen: SAPOTE This one comes from Mexico. It is about the size of a grapefruit with orange flesh. It […]

Posted on May 14, 2007 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Kosher New Products, Uncategorized

KOOL AIDE PICKLES?????????

According to the NY Times (Weds, May 9, 2007- Food Section), down South, a big treat taking the southland by storm is the Kool Aide Pickle. What is it (other than disgusting….)? They take garlic dill pickles, slice them in half lengthwise and soak them in double strength Kool Aide from the red flavors family, […]

Posted on May 11, 2007 at 12:06 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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SMOKEY JOE'S (TEX-MEX BARBEQUE)

Face it- Northeast corridor Jews are not generally familiar with Q. And notions of good Q versus bad barely exist in the congregation of vastly Q challenged Jews. Most of us here in the East Coast Megalopolis have never had kosher Q, let alone good Q. The idea of dry rubbing a brisket and cooking […]

Posted on May 10, 2007 at 2:05 pm by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Kosher Restaurants, Uncategorized

THREE COOL RECIPES YOU'LL ENJOY

Here are three quick recipes for your delictation. Enjoy!!! WHITE BBQ SAUCE We prefer this as a condiment, but the good folks at Southern Living call it a BBQ sauce. Either way……….. 1.5 cups of mayo 1/4 cup white wine vinegar 1 Tablespoon coarse, ground pepper 1 Tablespoon spicy brown mustard 1 Teaspoon of sugar […]

Posted on May 10, 2007 at 12:03 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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LOTS OF NEW STUFF

EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN: Guess what’s back? Give up? Melamine dishes are back! But this time, the dishes come in really cool colors. According to the company, Playa dinnerware comes in “festive colors” and the dinnerware combines “modern edges with a soft feel to make it suited for any occasion.” www.zak.com TAKE ME BACK […]

Posted on May 9, 2007 at 12:03 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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RASPBERRY-LEMONADE PIE

Yet another simple, dairy recipe for Shavuot. Once again, we found this one in Southern Living Magazine. 1 14 ounce can of sweetened, condensed milk 1 6 ounce can of frozen lemonade concentrate, partially thawed 3 Tablespoons of seedless raspberry preserves 1 8 ounce container of frozen whipped topping, thawed 1 ready made graham cracker […]

Posted on May 8, 2007 at 12:06 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Kosher Desserts, Kosher Recipes, Uncategorized

ALMOND CRUSTED TILAPIA

We found this recipe in Southern Living Magazine, and with Shavuot not too far off, we thought now was a good time to share it: 1 cup sliced almonds, divided 1/4 cup all purpose flour 4 tilapia filets 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons olive oil Process 1/2 cup of almonds in a […]

Posted on May 7, 2007 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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WINES FROM THE NEGEV

The following comes from Kosherwine.com: The hot climate of the Negev Desert would seem an unlikely place for fine wine, but more and more Israeli winemakers are learning how to bring forth great grapes from the dry sands, rocks, and hills of this semi-arid region. Using special techniques including drip irrigation, Kadesh Barnea near the […]

Posted on May 4, 2007 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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CLOTHING WITH A HASHGACHA

New: Kashrut certificate for clothing Haredi sector establishes new modesty court to grant kashrut certificate to women’s clothing stores Chaim Levinson Published: 04.29.07, 20:28 / Israel Jewish Scene The strictly Orthodox sector has established a new modesty court to grant kashrut certificate to women’s clothing stores. Lycra has become very popular among haredi women in […]

Posted on May 3, 2007 at 12:07 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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