Dear Chaya, I'm writing this to you as my children are sitting in front of a video screen. Sure I'm happy to see them safe and sound, but I worry about their sedentary lifestyle. While during the summer they are active outdoors, as soon as the winter sets in, they spend most of their free time on the couch. The truth is that they're barely moving. I know this can't be healthy. On the other hand, what kind of exercise can I offer them during the long and cold winter months? How do I get them to move off the couch? Singing the Winter-Time Blues
Kosherfest, the kosher food industry's largest annual trade show, in many ways, is similar to hundreds of other trade shows held each year by every other industry across the country. A significant difference, however, is that while other shows are pointless and boring for those not involved in the industry, Kosherfest can be enjoyed by anyone who appreciates fine kosher cuisine.
Rosh Hashanah is all about new beginnings and self-improvement and kosher wineries all over the world are making a commitment to producing great wines at affordable prices. Here are 10 suggestions for a fresh start on kosher wines.
STAR-K Certification has enjoyed a successful and harmonious relationship with Turkey for over 25 years, providing kosher certification for scores of Turkish companies....
When the weather is beautiful and the days are long, most people like to end their weekend with a barbeque. But if you are trying to watch your weight, big barbeques can spell big trouble! However, grilling does not have to mean a cholesterol and fat overload. Try to enjoy a healthier version of your favorite dishes this season, with tasty burgers and side dishes that are good for both your palate and waistline.
The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer - spring is in the air and Shavuot is almost here! The warm weather and dairy Shavuot meals provide the perfect excuse to pop the corks on the newest vintage of white and rosé wines.
Pesach is a holiday where multiples abound. From the four questions, the 10 plagues and double dipping to the hodgepodge that is charoset or Hillel's famous bitter herb and matzah sandwich, nothing seems to be singular on this holiday. If only our unleavened bread were privy to such excess.
Quinoa has become a part of the Passover diet for many observant Jews since the Star-K published an article Quinoa, The Grain That's Not, in the Kashrus Kurrents for Pesach, 1997.
Kosher wines have improved greatly in the last 20 years. Much of the credit can be given to the Golan Heights winery in Israel, which ignited the quality wine revolution when they released their first wines in 1983. Stateside, however, it has been the Herzog family and their Royal Wine Corporation that has introduced U.S.-based kosher consumers to premium wines.
Pesach. Ahhh. All that scrubbing, all that shopping, and most of all, all that cooking! How is it possible to keep Pesach costs to a minimum, while still maintaining a wide variety of foods that are both tasty and attractive? And how is it possible to keep Pesach cooking (relatively!) healthy, delicious, and even matzo meal and gluten free?
SAN FRANCISCO - They're baaack. Duly chastened by the Great Tam Tam Crisis of spring '08, the Manischewitz Company went into overdrive and will have plenty of the crunchy six-sided unleavened crackers available this Passover season.
The economy is directing people towards cost-consciousness and dining in, rather than dining out. For many of these former restaurant-goers, especially singles who live on their own, the kitchen is alien territory. Perhaps they can prep a basic sandwich, or boil a box of pasta. But needing to feed a family or guests on an ongoing basis requires a bit more creativity and skill.
Once upon a time, organic produce and processed foods were found only in health food stores.
Hospitals in New York City, as well as hospitals in other major markets, are dealing with an increased demand for kosher food by patients, their families, visitors and staff.
When Rabbi Chaim Glazer, an 11th grade rebbi at Yeshiva Toras Chaim in North Miami Beach, Florida, was teaching his class about Kil'ei Ilanos (the issur of grafting two trees of different species together) his lesson plan research led him to a STAR-K Kashrus Kurrents article on hydroponics - the cultivation of plants in a nutrient solution rather than in soil.
I have received numerous inquiries asking me to revisit my freezer tricks.
What do Plano, Texas, Thornhill, Ontario, and Olney, Md. have in common?
Whether it is a day out with the children to the zoo or a casual al fresco meal in the garden, this recipe for rice and broad beans is very tasty.
Downtown LA has a new restaurant, Falafel Express, and from the review I read, it's worth a trip out west just to try it...
Beer lovers - Kosher Beers has a review of Saranac Chocolate Amber Lager, which it describes as a "dark beer with a rich chocolaty flavor". ...