Archive for January, 2011

LUCIANNA REDUX

Long time readers of this blog know that the last time we went to Lucianna (over a year ago), we were positive we would never go back. The experience was just so unacceptable on so many levels, we felt that we had no reason to ever go there again. On a scale of one to […]

Posted on January 31, 2011 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Kosher Restaurant Reviews, Kosher Restaurants, Uncategorized

MIDDLE EASTERN RICE WITH BLACK BEANS AND CHICKPEAS

We had this at a friend’s house and it was delish! Ingredients * 1 tablespoon olive oil * 1 clove garlic, minced * 1 cup uncooked basmati rice * 2 teaspoons ground cumin * 2 teaspoons ground coriander * 1 teaspoon ground turmeric * 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper * 1 quart chicken stock * […]

Posted on January 28, 2011 at 12:07 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Kosher Recipes, Uncategorized

SUSHI REHAVIA

Tonight a few of us had take out from Sushi Rehavia. For starters, the egg roll (with chicken in it) was one of the very best we have ever had. The outside was crispy and the interior was outrageously delicious. We are not big on sushi, but our fellow diners said theirs were quite fresh […]

Posted on January 27, 2011 at 12:03 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Uncategorized

BACK AT THE DAN PANORAMA- JERUSALEM

Long time readers know that the Dan P is our Jerusalem home. We love staying at the Dan P and we stay here several times each year. Recently the hotel redid the lobby and the dining room and the lobby bar. Wowzers! What a job they did! The place is amazing. The decor is fantastic […]

Posted on January 26, 2011 at 2:44 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Uncategorized

PAN SEARED CHICKEN WITH CLEMENTINE SALSA

Pan-Seared Chicken with Clementine Salsa by Meghan Pembleton Special for The Arizona Republic 2 clementines or 1 navel orange 1 medium tomato 1/4 cup chopped red onion 1 handful fresh cilantro 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 12 ounces each) 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper 1/2 tablespoon olive oil Peel and chop clementines; […]

Posted on January 25, 2011 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Kosher Recipes, Uncategorized

ON THE ROAD AGAIN……….

By the time you read this, we will have landed in Eretz Yisrael- please God. We are on a trip to visit our grandchildren and their parents, too! One funny thing, when we go to Israel, the kids ask us to bring all sorts of goodies that they supposedly can not get (or else is […]

Posted on January 24, 2011 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Uncategorized

OOGIE’S GOURMET POPCORN

This is AMAZING stuff. This is not your usual movie theater (if you can even find one with kosher popcorn!) snack. This is an adult snack for discriminating popcorn eaters! Oogie’s Snacks uses a proprietary hybrid of non-GMO corn as a base for its addictive gourmet popcorn. The company was founded in 2005 by a […]

Posted on January 21, 2011 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Kosher New Products, Uncategorized

CHICKEN TIPS

Follow these tips for buying and cooking chicken: – Make sure chicken is fresh by checking the “sell-by” date, which is seven to 10 days after the chicken was slaughtered. If properly refrigerated, the chicken will remain fresh two to three days after the “sell-by” date. – Tightly wrap chicken to keep it from drying […]

Posted on January 20, 2011 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Health, Uncategorized

MELINDA’S HABANERO KETCHUP

Woo-wee!! This is one mighty fine and spicy ketchup. Certification is by the OK, and if you like spicy condiments, you will find this one to be quite OK for you! Melinda makes many fine ketchups- look for the OK on the label. This is a spicy ketchup with a nice kick to it. The […]

Posted on January 19, 2011 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Kosher New Products, Uncategorized

HONEY INFUSIONZ FROM NEW ZEALAND

We love honey. We buy lots of honey. Guests at our home are always left to guess what that night’s surprise honey will be. Now along comes honey from New Zealand, certified by Kiwi Kosher. Here is what the company says: “We capture taste buds of adults and children alike. Selected seasonal fruits are blended […]

Posted on January 18, 2011 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Health, Kosher New Products, Uncategorized