Archive for May, 2014

WHITE CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY CHEESECAKE

SHAVUOT IS COMING. START PRACTICING!! (FROM ALL RECIPES) 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 cornstarch 1/2 cup water 2 cups white chocolate chips 1/2 cup […]

Posted on May 30, 2014 at 12:03 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Holidays, Kosher Desserts, Kosher Recipes, Uncategorized

CHEESE BLINTZES- NOT JUST FOR SHAVUOT!

FROM PRAGMATIC ATTIC Blintzes are not really all that hard to make. A blintz is just a thin pancake (crepe or bletlach) wrapped around a filling and then sauteed in butter until golden brown on the outside. There are two aspects that intimidate people: (1) making the crepe and (2) wrapping the crepe around the […]

Posted on May 29, 2014 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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NEW STANDARDIZED GRADING SYSTEM FOR MAPLE SYRUP

By Stephanie Cain Shopping for maple syrup may get a bit easier—and clearer—for consumers and buyers alike. The International Maple Syrup Institute recently submitted a proposal to the U.S. Department of Agriculture to standardize maple syrup grading. Currently, grading is determined at the state level, and varies in terms of coloring and percent of light […]

Posted on May 28, 2014 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Health, Uncategorized

WHEN KALE AND BRUSSEL SPROUTS COMBINE

Imagine two of the most popular vegetables — kale and Brussels sprouts. Now imagine Frankenstein-ing them together to create one super vegetable. Turns out, Tozer Seeds, a British vegetable breeding company, is one step ahead of you. They’ve developed a Brussels-kale hybrid that they’re calling Kalettes™, which shoppers will be able to find in supermarkets […]

Posted on May 27, 2014 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Health, Uncategorized

LEFTOVER PIZZA BREAKFAST CASSEROLE

Who has not had cold, leftover pizza for breakfast? Here’s a recipe that improves on that old standby. Ingredients Original recipe makes 6 servings cooking spray 3 slices leftover pizza, cut into 3/4-inch squares 4 eggs, beaten 1 cup milk 1 (8 ounce) package shredded mozzarella cheese 1/3 cup chopped onion 3 tablespoons butter, melted […]

Posted on May 26, 2014 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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PITA PUFFS

REVIEW BY PHIL LEMPERT, SUPERMARKET GURU No Artificial Colors No Artificial Flavors No Artificial Preservatives Peanut Free Milk Free Tree Nut Free Kosher Vegetarian Vegan You’re going to love these – just the right mix of sugar, cinnamon and salt, in perfect balance with each other. These are light and crispy and fun to eat. […]

Posted on May 23, 2014 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Health, Kosher New Products, Kosher News, Uncategorized

ECO COLA

There is a new cola in Israel called Eco Cola. Also known as the “green” cola, the drink is very expensive. An American sized can goes for $1.75 in the supermarket. (Almost vending machine price!). A six pack of small, half size cans goes for about $6.00. The cola claims that it only contains “natural […]

Posted on May 22, 2014 at 12:01 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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PASSOVER FOOD- APPARENTLY YOU WERE CORRECT- IT DOES NOT TASTE AS GOOD AS REGULAR STUFF

FROM KOSHER TODAY How Forgiving Were Consumers on Taste on Passover? By KT Staff Reporters 05.13.14 -NEW YORK — The flavors were definitely off. Sweeteners had an after-taste and even Greek Yogurt did not taste the same. Despite the plethora of new items this past Passover, manufacturers and retailers received many complaints, so much so […]

Posted on May 21, 2014 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Holidays, Kosher News, Passover, Uncategorized

CANDY WORLD AT THE JERUSALEM CENTRAL BUS STATION

FROM JERUSALEM KOSHER The Jerusalem Rabbinate reports that the Olam HaMamtakim candy store in the Jerusalem Central Bus Station is no longer under its supervision. The store refuses to return the teudat hechsher. To read the original Hebrew update you may find the document on Google Drive

Posted on May 20, 2014 at 12:03 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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ADIOS: CUPA JOE (AKA CAFE JOE)

A long time institution at the foot of Keren Hayesod Street where it meets King David and Jabotinsky streets, Cupa Joe was a great place to congregate and conversate. With free wireless, many people would sit for hours enjoying the ambiance of the place as they trolled the alleyways of the internet. Cupa Joe was […]

Posted on May 19, 2014 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Kosher Restaurants News, Uncategorized