Archive for September, 2010

FOOD SAFETY- THAWING FOODS

FROM PHIL LEMPERT, SUPERMARKET GURU: It’s important to be sure you thaw and defrost foods properly. Upon removal of frozen food items from the freezer, bacteria start multiplying within the dangerous zone (40 degrees Fahrenheit to 140 degrees Fahrenheit). Therefore, the defrosting process should be looked at as a race between you and bacteria with […]

Posted on September 29, 2010 at 12:06 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Health, Uncategorized

KOSHER CONSUMERS WIN AT WINN-DIXIE

A handful of Winn-Dixie supermarkets are expanding their kosher selection by offering fruits and filleted fish. “We’re trying to meet the needs of the community,” said Deborah Shapiro, specialty foods category manager. The three stores with expanded kosher options are: 7015 N. University Drive in Tamarac; 7024 Beracasa Way in Boca Raton; and 20417 Biscayne […]

Posted on September 28, 2010 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Kosher News, Uncategorized

STAR-K LIST OF THINGS THAT NEED NO HECHSHER

Aluminum Foil Applesauce plain only, even with high fructose corn syrup and vitamins Baking powder Baking soda Beer domestic unflavored Bran unprocessed Buckwheat raw Carob Powder Cocoa Powder plain (not cocoa mix) Coffee ground unflavored Corn Meal Corn Powder Corn Starch Cupcake holders Dental floss Dishwashing gloves Farina-raw plain Grains raw Honey-pure unflavored Lip Gloss […]

Posted on September 27, 2010 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Kosher News, Uncategorized

FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT DELI MEATS

FROM PHIL LEMPERT, SUPERMARKET GURU: Food and Health News 5 Things to Know About Deli Meats September 20, 2010 [Image of: Deli Meats] Take a look the next time you are in the deli department (where you can find these prepackaged and hanging on hooks) or in the ready to slice deli section, and you’ll […]

Posted on September 23, 2010 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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ARE SKITTLES GOING KOSHER???

THIS IS FROM “KOSHER TODAY” (SEPT. 20, 2010) Now, Orthodox Jews and other kosher consumers will finally be able to “taste the rainbow,” if the rumors of the OU certifying Skittles candies are true. Gelatin had long been one of the ingredients in the candies, preventing it from ever attaining kosher or halal certification, but […]

Posted on September 22, 2010 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Kosher New Products, Kosher News, Uncategorized

AN ETROG FROM PARADISE

In November, 1991, a bunch of rabbis stood at the kever of Rabbi Elimelech in Poland. It was a very special moment. We heard this story about the great rabbi. Although it has nothing to do with kashruth, it does speak to Sukkot, so we tell it here: It was the first day of Sukkot, […]

Posted on September 21, 2010 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Holidays, Uncategorized

ORANGE CHICKEN FOR SUKKOT

Here is a grrrreat recipe for a meal in the sukkah: Orange Chicken Ingredients : 1 5-lb. roasting chicken 2 whole oranges 1 large onion, cut in large slices 1/2 cup orange juice, fresh 2 tbsp. ginger, freshly grated 2 tbsp. honey 1/2 cup white wine Preparation : Rinse and dry chicken. Sprinkle with salt […]

Posted on September 20, 2010 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Holidays, Kosher Recipes, Uncategorized

DECODING THE CARTON- EGGS

Decoding the Carton: Eggs September 15, 2010 A hen lays only one egg a day, so imagine all the birds required to produce the 72 billion eggs Americans consume each year. Cluck, cluck! No wonder eggs are so popular: They pack a powerful nutritional punch. The yolk naturally contains zinc and vitamins D, E and […]

Posted on September 16, 2010 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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SOME THOUGHTS PRE YOM KIPPUR

We saw the following in an email: I prayed to God to give me a bicycle. Then I realized that God does not do that. So, I stole one, and prayed for forgiveness. Perhaps the author of the line was trying to be funny. Who knows? We did, however, find it to be a most […]

Posted on September 15, 2010 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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J AND D BACONNAISE

This is one of the best press releases we have ever seen. The product is OU-D Baconnaise™, available in Regular and Lite, is the newest addition to the J&D’s family. We started with a customer request to make “spreadable bacon, namely mayonnaise.” At first, we were skeptical. Mostly because neither one of us really liked […]

Posted on September 14, 2010 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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