World Table Roasted Verde Salsa
Walking the aisles of supermarkets is like a treasure hunt for The KosherEye team. What can we find, taste and report to our readers? This week we discovered World Table Roasted Salsa Verde at Walmart in a 16 ounce jar, certified OU Kosher.
This salsa is made with tomatillas, jalapenos and cilantro - and has a gentle "kick". Such a treat as a dip for our tortilla chips!
Tomatillas - is a fruit we rarely serve, but is a popular ingredient in the recipes of our Mexican friends.Add a comment
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We found this special value for our KosherEye readers.
From Reynolds Kitchens
Enjoy savings on aluminum foil, oven bags, baking cups, parchment paper, slow cooker liners, and non-stick pan lining paper.
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Marshmallows, chocolate bars, grahams – Sound familiar? This combo , known popularly as "s'mores" (because everyone wants some more), is a nostalgic favorite for campers. We present a recipe, which can be baked in the oven, for a gooey, luscious indoor or outdoor dessert. It can be made either dairy or parve.
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Hooray for the Winners of the Heering Mixologist Competition
The Peter F. Heering Company has selected the winners of the KosherEye/Heering Mixologist Competition. Get those shakers and stirrers ready to enjoy a Heering cocktail. KosherEye congratulates the winners. Cheers!
"Can You Heer Me Now?" By Eli Shinnar
1st Runner - Up:
My Muddled Manhattan on the Rocks, With Homemade Heering Cocktail Cherries
By Chef Rachel Willen
2nd Runner Up:
Cherry Heering Liqueur Dream Cocktail By Lynne Rabinowitz
Target Introduces New Line of Organic/Natural Products - Many are Kosher
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Target has entered the wellness market by introducing its new grocery brand Simply Balanced. Approximately 40% of the new products are organic, and none of the items have hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils, high-fructose corn syrup, synthetic colors, artificial preservatives, artificial flavors or artificial sweeteners.
The good news for kosher shoppers is that much of the line is kosher. For a list of kosher items certified by the OU, visit http://oukosher.org/product-search/ and enter the words Simply Balanced into the product search area.
As reported in the New York Times this week:
For avid whiskey lovers, few events are more eagerly anticipated than WhiskyFest, an enormous tasting that touches down in several American cities throughout the year. But when sponsors of the New York festival suddenly moved it last year from Tuesday to Friday and Saturday, many regulars were unable to attend.
An alternative arrived suddenly in the form of a new one-night event, held on the eve of WhiskyFest. Despite little time to advertise, it drew a crowd of 250 to its unlikely Manhattan location: the West Side Institutional Synagogue.
These whiskey devotees, it turned out, were Jews shut out of the big event because they observe the Sabbath. And to drive home the point of the tasting, its founder, the fledgling Jewish Whisky Company, called it Whisky Jewbilee.
Read all about the Whisky Jewbilee including quotes from Royal Wine’s wine and spirits educator, Shlomo Blashka.Add a comment
Great News about Frozen Grapes!
In our quest to find the best of the best designer ice cubes, we came upon this fabulous, fabulous idea for frozen grapes. No work, and your guests will love this. WOW! Simply wash, dry and freeze seedless red or green grapes. When available, we prefer organic. Select a bottle of medium dry or dry red wine, such as a Merlot, a Syrah or a Cab and drop in the frozen red or black grapes. Or, for a white wine, use frozen green grapes.Add a comment
Miracles & Meals with Joanne Caras
Season 2 on Jewish Life Television
The TV show Miracles & Meals with Joanne Caras begins its second season on JLTV (Jewish Life Television), on Monday, June 10th. The show shares stories and recipes of Holocaust Survivors. It is filmed in Port St. Lucie at Caras’ home, and is based on her two books, "The Holocaust Survivor Cookbook" and "Miracles & Meals." Both books share recipes and stories of Holocaust survivors and their families and experiences -- stories Caras believes should not be forgotten.Add a comment
Ladders to Heaven by Rachel Willen
Congratulations to the talented Chef Rachel Willen for publishing her first novel, Ladders to Heaven. We have recently featured Rachel as our guest food columnist, and then she amazed us by sharing news of the publication of her new book, a fictional work about friendships, family dynamics and struggles of 1990's Jewish life in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
The novel has been compared to Katterskill Falls, The Red Tent and The Ladies Auxiliary in content – which is at times a bit racy. The book's protaganists face the challenges and questions relating to their community, their daily lives and the religious ideals which surround them. The story is both critical and supportive of life in Crown Heights.
But, please be aware, that the author does explore the characters in an explicit, somewhat risqué way – touching on topics including love, gender, faith, abuse, rascism and the conflicts of secular and religious worlds. If this is a genre you would enjoy, it is a page-turner.
To buy the book, click here: Ladders To Heaven
It's Grilling Season
Summer is almost here – Time for picnics, barbecues and outdoor entertaining. In addition to serving family favorite dishes, keeping food safe should be at the top of the list. Of prime importance is food safety from start to finish, keeping cold food properly cool, and cooking food to reach optimum safe temperatures.Add a comment