Archive for November, 2013

FOR A BETTER LATKE, USE RED POTATOES

Village Green latkes Peel and grate: 6 red-skinned potatoes 1 carrot 1 onion 2 cloves garlic Mix in: 1 cup finely ground whole-wheat flour 1 teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon white pepper 4 eggs Shape the batter into pancakes and deep-fry in oil. Garnish with applesauce or sour cream. Yield: 12 large latkes

Posted on November 29, 2013 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Holidays, Kosher Recipes, Uncategorized

THANKSGIVING

We Jews offer thanksgiving to God every single day in our prayers in many different ways. There are some people, therefore, who see Thanksgiving as superfluous from a Jewish point of view. We demur. We grew up in New England where Thanksgiving was a very special day. Not a day of shopping, but a day […]

Posted on November 28, 2013 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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TURKEY COOKING TIMES

FROM KRAFT FOODS Turkey cooking times If this is the first year you are the host for Thanksgiving, you probably have a host of questions. At the top of the list of turkey questions we can answer: turkey cooking times. Because turkey cooking times are dependent on many variables, we have a lot of information […]

Posted on November 27, 2013 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Holidays, Uncategorized

GOLDS- NOT JUST HORSERADISH

FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL By Ralph Gardner Jr. Who among us hasn’t wondered, at some point or another, where the mustard and ketchup comes from that blanket our hot dogs at ball games? Or the horseradish we dab on our roast beef or stir into our Bloody Marys? Or, come to think of it, […]

Posted on November 26, 2013 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Health, Kosher New Products, Kosher News, Uncategorized

GINGER GRILL- RIVERDALE (BRONX) NY

Just after this eatery became kosher (Vaad Harabonim Riverdale), we ate there and wrote about our less than positive experience. Lo, these many years later, we gave it another try. We were very pleased. The tables are far enough apart so that you can have a private conversation. Waiters do not hover, but they are […]

Posted on November 25, 2013 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Kosher News, Kosher Restaurant Reviews, Kosher Restaurants, Kosher Restaurants News, Uncategorized

NEW OFFERING FROM HONEST TEA

HONEST TEA IS OU KOSHER BETHESDA, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HONEST® Tea, the makers of the nation’s top-selling organic bottled tea, is now offering Unsweet Lemon Tea nationally. Brewed with USDA organic, Fair Trade Certified™ tea leaves from India, the unsweetened, zero calorie beverage is flavored with organic lemon extract and is available in 16.9 oz. PET bottles. […]

Posted on November 22, 2013 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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HOLY SCHNITZEL

Located on Nome Ave at Richmond Ave on Staten Island and under the Vaad of Staten Island, this is yet another entry into the fast food schnitzel restaurants that popped up in so many places. The decor is bright and plastic- plastic tables, plastic chairs, plastic silverware, cups, etc. One of us had schwarma on […]

Posted on November 21, 2013 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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CRANBERRY CHICKEN

Ingredients Original recipe makes 5 servings 5 skinless, boneless chicken breasts 1 (16 ounce) can whole cranberry sauce 2 (1 ounce) packages dry onion soup mix 1 cup French dressing Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place chicken in 9×13 inch baking dish. Mix cranberry sauce, soup mix and salad dressing […]

Posted on November 20, 2013 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Kosher Kitchen, Kosher Recipes, Uncategorized

FRIED BROCCOLI

LOOKING FOR A NEW FRIED FOR CHANUKAH? Original recipe makes 4 servings 1 (16 ounce) package frozen broccoli, thawed 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes salt, to taste Directions Rinse and pat dry the broccoli. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat, add the crushed red pepper […]

Posted on November 19, 2013 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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WHITE CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY CHEESE CAKE

For those of us who have at least one dairy meal during Chanukah, here is an amazing dessert recipe: Ingredients Original recipe makes 1 – 9 inch cheesecake Change Servings 1 cup chocolate cookie crumbs 3 tablespoons white sugar 1/4 cup butter, melted 1 (10 ounce) package frozen raspberries 2 tablespoons white sugar 2 teaspoons […]

Posted on November 18, 2013 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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