Meir Panim’s Tiberias Free Restaurant not only provides warm meals, but the opportunity to socialize as well.
We have no special theme this week, just some great products we have come across.
** The Vermont Bread Company (Vaad Hakashruth of the Capital District, parve or dairy) introduced a new line of certified organic English Muffins. As these were the only organic muffins we had ever tasted, I can’t tell you if they are the best, but I can say that none of our
testers noticed a difference in taste between these and regular English muffins. They were light and airy with a very nice amount of flavor. They are available in Cheddar, Cinnamon Raisin, Honey Wheat, White Blueberry and Maple, all dairy. The flavor that stands out in our mind is
the blueberry – just enough blueberries for taste but not enough to be overwhelming. They also produce organic hamburger rolls and frankfurter buns – again, there is no difference in taste; the difference is simply in the quality of ingredients. As their new marketing tagline says,
“Eating well never tasted so good.” You can find all of there products in major supermarket chains throughout the country or by contacting the company directly.
** Glaceau Vitaminwater (Energy Brands OU parve) comes in five kosher flavors. This is much more than flavored water in nice plastic bottles. Every flavored water contains special vitamins and herbs that correspond to the theme. For instance, I tried the Green Tea flavor,
whose theme is rescue. It contains rosemary, chamomile and lavender, among others – all herbs that are great when you want to relax. Among the other flavors are Power C with dragonfruit, and Water Energy with Tropical Citrus. Glaceau can be found in your local supermarket or on the web at www.energybrands.com.
** Father Sam’s Bakery (OU parve) makes the best pita bread I have ever had – using a recipe that has been in his family for generations. We tried the wheat mini pockets and loved them; as a matter of fact we were pretty upset when we realized how quickly the package became empty. They also have a full line of tortillas. Tortillas and wraps are a staple in our home and, again, these were some of the best we ever tasted. Father Sam’s products are available in supermarket chains in the Northeast and Midwest or on the web at www.fathersams.com.
** David’s Cookies (Fairfield Gourmet Foods, OU dairy), for cookie connoisseurs, just hearing the name is enough to make their mouth water. A couple of weeks ago the most incredible assortment of David’s delight made its way into our office. The quantity, the variety of flavors, the smells – people still talk about it. Fresh baked cookies – chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin, brownies, pecan meltaways, the list was endless. To really appreciate the delicacy that is David’s Cookies you need to try them. You can buy them online at www.davidscookies.com or take a ride out to their outlet store in Fairfield, New Jersey.
** Redmond RealSalt (Redmond’s Minerals, KSA parve) is just what it sounds like – real salt. As opposed to what, you ask? As opposed to the salt that finds its way to all of our tables. It was very interesting to learn that the table salt we eat has been bleached and refined – that’s right, salt in its natural form is not white. All of Redmond’s products are the slightly pinkish color that you find in a natural state. The salt is available in sea salt, onion, garlic and seasoned. Use them on meat, fish, pasta – or sprinkle some on your bread and for the first time enjoy a truly great tasting salt.
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With a menu as enticing as Reserve Cut’s we left the difficult dilemma of what to eat to our personable and efficient waiter, Csaba.
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One of the reasons for the popularity of Jack’s Gourmet Sausages, which are available at local stores coast to coast as well as in Costco warehouse locations, is the fact that they actually taste like their non-kosher counterparts.
How to begin describing one of the best meals I have ever eaten? I suppose logic, and the “Sound of Music” song, would dictate that I start at the beginning.
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There is nothing like three sets of three-day yomim tovim to strike terror in the hearts of meal planners everywhere as they struggle to plan a staggering quantity of delicious, varied and attractive meals for potentially large numbers of people.
Enjoy this” sweet” new idea for a “Sweet New Year”! A refreshing and very simple idea to finish off any Yom Tov meal.
Summer dinners are blissfully easy. Who doesn’t enjoy a good bbq? All kids seem to love chicken and hot dogs, and pretty much anything served up with a side of fries will be devoured. Once it’s back to school and the grill is put away, dinner time becomes somewhat of a dreaded chore. Next time you are left with the question, “What’s for Dinner?” whip up one of these deliciously easy dinners and instead of worrying about meal planning, simply enjoy family time around the table!
For me, there’s nothing like making challahs for Shabbos. But I can’t say it’s always been the height of my week. There was a time when baking fluffy, light-as-a-feather challahs was a total mystery to me.
The perfect appetizers require minimal effort by the hostess and taste so good your guests will think you spent the whole day in the kitchen cooking. These recipes do exactly that. They are super tasty, sorta fancy and seriously easy! I used wonton wrappers to create wonton cups, and then filled them up with some of my favorite ingredients, such as Creamy Mac & Cheese, Zesty Taco Fillings, Savory Pizza Toppings and Sweet Whipped Cream with Fresh Fruit!
Yeast dough is considered one of the most basic but complicated of the dough family. Just think of the first cakes you made – I’m almost sure they weren’t yeast cakes.
But mine were!
It’s all over.
The orchestra is still, the lights are dimmed. Your simcha outfits hang in your closet, silent witnesses to a time you will treasure in your mind and heart forever.
Mayonnaise. That’s right, you read it correctly. And I’m sure it’s not the first time you’ve read it, either. And the thought of it has probably made you go ‘”blech.” But this is me saying it, so let’s break it down logically, and you’ll see that the idea isn’t as far-fetched as you might think. […]
August 1937, Cheyenne Wyoming – Sally Levin, an Orthodox Jewish teenager has been diagnosed with Schizophrenia and her family is preparing to institutionalize her.
The first few post-Pesach days are filled with the hurried rush to consume as much “chometz” as possible – and then the weight concerns begin. For some, the gut reaction (pun intended) is to stop eating – never a good idea. We all know that the best way to lose those extra pounds is by focusing on eating healthy.
WORLD CHEESE COMPANY AND MILLER’S CHEESE CORP. IN VOLUNTARY RECALL OF SHREDDED CHEESE DESPITE TESTING NEGATIVE World Cheese Company, producer of Haolam cholov yisrael cheese products, and Miller’s Cheese Corp. have issued a voluntary recall on a limited amount of shredded cheese packaged in a Wisconsin plant. The Voluntary Recall was requested by the […]
Is there a more perfect way to end your day then with a bowl of soup? They soup is comfort food – even during the summer months. So, how about sharing soup with a group of friends? That’s the idea behind a “soup soiree”. Click here for recipes and tips. Visiting Chicago or want to send […]
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Ever wonder if baking fortune cookies is halchically permitted? I never thought about it, but really how do you know if the ink is kosher? Well, according to HaRav Aviner, it is okay. The Kosher Chef blog has a recipe for low-fat blueberry cobbler that sounds good enough to make us cheat on our diets, while […]
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