Archive for February, 2014

WINN-DIXIE BETS ON KOSHER IN A BIG WAY

FROM THE FORWARD NEWSPAPER Boca Raton, Fla. — (JTA) — Stroll past the kosher section of most large supermarkets in America and you could be forgiven for thinking that Jewish diets consist mainly of jarred gefilte fish, unsalted matzahs and Tam-Tam crackers. Not so at the Winn-Dixie supermarket in this affluent South Florida suburb. There’s […]

Posted on February 28, 2014 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Kosher Alert, Kosher New Products, Kosher News, Uncategorized

CATELLI BROTHERS SLAUGHTER HOUSE GIVEN OK TO REOPEN

FROM FAILED MESSIAH Shrewsbury, NJ February 4, 2014: Tony Catelli, Catelli Brothers President and CEO, today issued the following statement regarding the company’s response to USDA’s approval of Catelli Brothers corrective actions and reopening of the plant. CATELLI BROTHERS REOPENS SHREWSBURY PLANT Company underscores commitment to animal welfare, humane handling “We are pleased that USDA […]

Posted on February 27, 2014 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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KOSHER CHECK

FROM FAILED MESSIAH VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – Nov. 20, 2013) – Apart from their appeal to Jewish consumers, Kosher foods are embraced by a diverse community world-wide. Studies have shown part of that broad appeal is due to the fact that a large segment of Jewish and non-Jewish consumers alike, buy Kosher certified foods based […]

Posted on February 26, 2014 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Health, Kosher News, Uncategorized

SOMETHING ROTTEN IN DENMARK

FROM YNET Denmark outlaws kosher slaughter Danish minister enacts regulations banning kosher slaughter, saying ‘animal rights come before religion’ Denmark has effectively outlawed kosher slaughter with new regulations signed into law and expected to go into effect Monday. Denmark’s Agriculture and Food Minister Dan Jørgensen approved a new regulation which stipulated the slaughter of animals […]

Posted on February 25, 2014 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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CANDY TREE: ORGANIC LICORICE

We have read about this product, but have not seen it. The licorice is from the Netherlands. Made with organic molasses and organic corn syrup, this product is geared to adult tastes and not children. The licorice is dense and chewy, and according to the company is fun to eat. Check out this list: No […]

Posted on February 24, 2014 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Kosher Desserts, Kosher New Products, Kosher News, Uncategorized

PEANUT BUTTER NOODLES

Ingredients Original recipe makes 2 to 4 servings 8 ounces spaghetti 1 bunch green onions, sliced (white parts only) 2 tablespoons sesame oil 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger root 1/3 cup peanut butter 1/4 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup hot water 1 tablespoon kosher cider vinegar 1 teaspoon white sugar 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper […]

Posted on February 21, 2014 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Health, Kosher Recipes, Uncategorized

TEA BREWING GUIDE

FROM PHIL LEMPERT, SUPERMARKET GURU Tea Brewing 101 Recently got into drinking tea? Or want to learn how to brew the perfect cup? Here are the basics on brewing tea… February 10, 2014 During the colder months we’re all looking for soothing hot beverages that are tasty and healthy. Tea is an excellent choice and […]

Posted on February 20, 2014 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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OU WILL CERTIFY PESACH PRODUCTS WITH KITNIYOT

FROM KOSHER TODAY (FEB.10, 2014) The OU will, for the first time, issue a Kosher for Passover certification for “kitniyot” foods. Kitniyot is a category of foods that were forbidden by Ashkenazic custom during Passover because they might be confused with forbidden grains. Included in this group are: beans, buckwheat/kasha, caraway, cardamom, chickpeas, corn, fennel, […]

Posted on February 19, 2014 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Holidays, Kosher Alert, Kosher New Products, Kosher News, Passover, Uncategorized

CHOCOLATE SCHWARMA COMES TO ISRAEL

FROM TABLET MAGAZINE Shawarma is one of Israel’s most popular street foods, and a new confection, Chocolate Shawarma or Choco-Kebab, is taking that obsession—and Israelis’ newfound love of chocolate—to the next level. The concept is simple: The giant rotating meat stack is replaced by an Italian chocolate stack with layers of milk and white chocolate, […]

Posted on February 18, 2014 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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HOME MADE AMERETTO

1/2 cup white sugar 1/4 cup dark brown sugar 3/4 hot water 1/2 cup corn syrup 1.5 cups vodka 1 tbs almond extract 1 tsp vanilla extract melt the two sugars in 3/4 cup very hot water, add other ingredients, and chill. Note: you can vary the strength of the mixture depending upon the strength […]

Posted on February 17, 2014 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Holidays, Kosher Desserts, Kosher Kitchen, Kosher Recipes, Uncategorized