Archive for September, 2012

OCEAN SPRAY NO THAW JUICE CUPS

We were visiting a patient in a rehab center and the orderly came in with a cart loaded with juices. She asked if we wanted a juice. Thinking they were probably not kosher, we said no. She replied with a twinkle in her eye:”Look they are totally kosher!’ Indeed they were. There Cranberry Juice cocktail, […]

Posted on September 28, 2012 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Health, Kosher New Products, Uncategorized

RAW TUPELO HONEY

Every year, we try to bring a different, and often new, honey to the table for yom tov. This year, we had raw tupelo honey. What can we say? Wowzers! (From Wikipedia) Tupelos are valued as honey plants in the southeastern United States, particularly in the Gulf Coast region. They produce a very light, mild-tasting […]

Posted on September 27, 2012 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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HONEY 101

FROM PHIL LEMPERT, SUPERMARKET GURU Honey, the sweet fluid produced by honey bees by adding enzymes to the nectar of flowers, has long been rumored to have a multitude of healing powers with everything from relieving a sore throat, allergies, or a stomachache, to using it as a facial mask for healthy skin or mixing […]

Posted on September 25, 2012 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Health, Uncategorized

YOU CAN USE ONIONS FOR……….

FROM THE READY STORE Onions are one of those vegetables that people have used for centuries for different purposes. Onions can be used for medicinal needs, cleaning, cooking, gardening and more! Part of being prepared is knowing how to reuse items for multiple purposes. That’s why knowing the multiple uses of onions and other objects […]

Posted on September 24, 2012 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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SMUCKER’S MAPLE BACON SYRUP

Let’s cut to the chase- it’s OU kosher! So there we were visiting an elderly Jewish relative. We brought a lot of food with us, but our host made pancakes to go along with all the rest of the Sunday morning feast. We asked if she had any syrup. Out of the cabinet near the […]

Posted on September 21, 2012 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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YOM KIPPUR RECIPES FROM LEVANA KIRSCHENBAUM (WITH PERMISSION)

For a pre-fast menu, I make certain to select dishes that are at once simple, light, and not too pungent or salty or sweet. So no herring or lox or chalvah, you hear? You might get so attached to my quick minestrone version that you will ignore the time-honored time-consuming original. The herb-roasted salmon gets […]

Posted on September 20, 2012 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Health, Holidays, Kosher Desserts, Kosher Recipes, Uncategorized

BET DIN IN ISRAEL SUMMONS HEBREW NATIONAL- IT’S A JOKE, RIGHT?

The American Jewish World reports: …The Beit Din Tzedek of Bnei Brak, the rabbinical court of Rabbi Nissim Karelitz, has issued summonses to Rabbi Aryeh Ralbag, head kashrut coordinator of Triangle K, which certifies meat as kosher for Hebrew National; and Shlomo Ben-David and Moshe Fyzakov, president and supervisor, respectively, for AER Services, Inc., which […]

Posted on September 19, 2012 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Kosher Alert, Kosher News, Uncategorized

SHANA TOVA KITIVA TOVA GMAR CHATIMA TOVA

From our families to all of you, best wishes for a shana tova and a gmar chatima tova (may you be sealed in the book of life for a good year.) May each of us have a new year filled with blessings: health, happiness, contentment, some measure of wealth, and time to enjoy it all. […]

Posted on September 16, 2012 at 8:03 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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APPLE CHICKEN

Ingredients 6–8 chicken quarters, preferably cut into eights 1-2 eggs matzoh meal 3-4 Tbsp flour 2-3 Tbsp sugar or to taste regular chicken spices such as paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, etc. (optional) salt to taste oil 4 scallions, green and white parts, sliced 1 cup fresh (or frozen) mushrooms, sliced 2 tomatoes, cut into […]

Posted on September 14, 2012 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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SWEET POTATO APPLE MASHIES

FROM BIG OVEN.COM Ingredients Original recipe makes 8 Servings 40 oz. cansweet potatoes (yams) in syrup; drained 2 Tbsp.honey 1/2 tsp.salt 1/4 tsp.cinnamon 1/4 tsp.nutmeg 1 cupchunky applesauce Sweet Potato Apple Mashies Preparation 1. Mash the sweet potatoes in a large microwave-safe bowl. 2. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Mix well. 3. Cover and microwave […]

Posted on September 13, 2012 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Holidays, Kosher Recipes, Uncategorized