Archive for November, 2007

HOT SPICED WINE

Got a great recipe from the son in law in Israel- “I’ve made this several times and it was always a hit 1 bottle of dry red wine (750ml) – shouldn’t be expensive but not too cheap… 10 whole cloves 1 orange 1 cinnamon stick 1/2 – 3/4 cp. sugar 1/2 – 3/4 cp water […]

Posted on November 30, 2007 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Health, Kosher Recipes, Uncategorized

QUINOA TABOULI

We had a quinoa tabouli while in Israel and it was outrageous. We came up with this recipe: 2 cups water 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice 1 cup quinoa 1/3 cup olive oil 3 medium ripe tomatoes 2 tablespoons fresh mint 1 1/2 cups parsley, coarsely chopped 1 cup scallions, chopped salt, to taste 1. […]

Posted on November 29, 2007 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Kosher Recipes, Uncategorized

HERE WE GO AGAIN…

This bit from the RCC just came in via Rabbi Eidlitz’s email updates. “Vegetables – Frozen – we are in full enforcement of our Bodek only policy for frozen broccoli, cauliflower and spinach. Though there was resistance to the change, it died down quickly. We contacted Bodek to discuss the high price of the product […]

Posted on November 28, 2007 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Uncategorized

RIDING THE POMEGRANATE WAVE

BUYING A POMEGRANATE The fruit is nearly round with a crown at the base. Pomegranates have a tough, leathery skin with membranous walls and spongy tissue holding fleshy, juicy pulp. The seeds embody more than half of the fruit’s weight. Fresh pomegranates are available September through January, though much of the year-round crop is kept […]

Posted on November 27, 2007 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Health, Uncategorized

FORGET THE ROXBERRY- WE SPENT A NIGHT AT NORMAN'S

So the kids and I headed over to Norman’s Steak and Burger the night before Thanksgiving. Even with a rain that seemed to remind us all of Noah’s ark, etc, the place had lots of people there. Owner Robin told us that she would serve 300 meals at four- count ’em four- seatings on Thanksgiving. […]

Posted on November 26, 2007 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Kosher Restaurants, Uncategorized

CHANUKAH AND NORMAN'S

“…Chanukah is coming to town!” And what better way to enjoy Chanukah (if you are in J’lem that is) than at Norman’s? A GIFT FROM NORMANS Norman’s has a “special” Chanukah gift for all our special customers. Double stamps on your VIP card during the whole week of Chanukah. Don’t have a VIP card? Click […]

Posted on November 23, 2007 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · One Comment
In: General Topics, Uncategorized

MORE ON BELINDA

CAFÉ BELINDA Located in the mall at the Wolfson Tower, this mehadrin dairy restaurant is a welcome oasis of quiet, good people watching, and superior food. The menu at Belinda consists of just about any kind of dairy food you might want to eat. And although Belinda is located in a small mall, you won’t […]

Posted on November 22, 2007 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Kosher Restaurants, Uncategorized

STEAKIAT TZIDKIYAHU REDUX

Long time readers know that we have our favorite places to eat in Jerusalem, and that we visit them over and over again. On Monday night, we went to our fave steakia for their usual groaning table of delights. First off, miracle of miracles- it is now against the law to smoke in restaurants in […]

Posted on November 21, 2007 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Kosher Restaurants, Uncategorized

Cafe Belinda

So here we are in Jerusalem once again. From the airport we went to the kids’ apartment and then headed out to Cafe Belinda in the Wolfson tower for a great brunch. We love eating at Belinda’s place. First of all, it is fun to eat and watch the people come and go from the […]

Posted on November 20, 2007 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Kosher Restaurants, Uncategorized

ON THE ROAD AGAIN…….

By the time this appears on the blog, we will have just landed (IY”H) at Ben Gurion Airport in Israel. Once again, we are spending some time in Jerusalem visiting the kiddies, partaking of the local food scene, and visiting all of our favorite haunts. There are some new restaurants in Jerusalem that we want […]

Posted on November 19, 2007 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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