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Red Star Platinum Yeast
A year of yeast - 52 packages
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It is our pleasure to announce a free "yeast for a year" giveaway, sponsored by Red Star Yeast for KosherEye readers. Send us your delicious sweet or savory challah or... Read more...

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Capresso CoffeeTeam TS Coffeemaker

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In our lives coffee is a food group. We like it rich, smooth and strong. Our morning coffee starts our day, and the quality, taste and temperature of our coffee starts our morning on the right track, or not.

The... Read more...

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Lenox French Perle White - Service for 8
Elegance from Lenox China

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New Cookbook from Ronnie Fein

Congrats to KosherEye friend, cookbook author, food blogger and cooking instructor Ronnie Fein for putting her new cookbook "to bed". For information on how to pre-order a copy of The Modern Kosher Kitchen and receive a personally inscribed bookplate from the author, visit Ronnie's Blog Kitchen... Read more...  

Kosher Queen Wins Foodie Contest
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Time to PLAY with SodaStream
Bubbles Your Way, Again

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Design meets function. SodaStream has partnered with Yves Behar, world-renowned designer, to create the new SodaStream Play™ home carbonation system. Behar's minimalistic sleek design re-shapes the interface and shape of the SodaStream system, and makes it ultra-simple to use.
According to SodaStream chief innovation & design officer Yaron Kopel, said: "After a successful collaboration with renowned global designer Yves Béhar on SodaStream Source, we decided to partner with him once again to create Play – a machine which maintains the design language of the Source family, but still has a clear identity, is priced lower and appeals to more segments of the market."

Here's how to "PLAY"
You can turn plain water into sparkling drinks in seconds with the SodaStream PLAY home soda maker. It is the first SodaStream model to feature a new, innovative easy snap-lock bottle insertion and automatic auto lift slider. which carbonates tap water in just three seconds. The slider automatically returns to its original position after carbonation. It also includes a snap-lock mechanism, which locks the carbonating bottle into the bottle rest in one single-push motion. Why the name PLAY? We think the name is appropriate because of its lighthearted playful design and yes, it's is fun to use.

PLAY™ Starter Kits:

  • PLAY home soda maker
  • Reusable 1 Liter BPA-free carbonating bottle with fizz-preserving cap
  • 1 15 Liter starter carbonator makes up to 15 liters
  • The Play is flexible, and works with either the 60L or 130L CO2 cylinders,
  • Sodamix flavor taste sampler (6 flavors)
  • $89.99
  • Available colors - white, black, red, blue
  • 3 year limited warranty


The SodaStream Play is currently available at Wal-Mart and WalMart.com, and is coming soon to Bed, Bath and Beyond and major housewares retailers

See the SodaStream PLAY in action:

Special Note from KosherEye: SodaStream is headquartered in Israel and has numerous production plants; its principal manufacturing facility is located in the West Bank settlement of Ma'ale Adumim. The World Bank estimates the unemployment rate in the West Bank at 22 percent. SodaStream employs hundreds of Palestinian workers from East Jerusalem and the West Bank making it one of the largest employers in the area.

We encourage our readers to consider purchasing a SodaStream for either personal use or as a gift. Add SodaStream to your Jewish New Year hostess or corporate gifts. SodaStream produces superb products, and it employs thousands of Israeli Jews and Arabs. We encourage our readers to shop Israel, and shop SodaStream.

 
Slice of Life - Whisky in the Kitchen PDF Print E-mail

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by Guest Contributor Eileen Goltz

We recently had a potluck party and one of the couples brought a bottle of white whisky as a hostess gift. They had recently been to the KOVAL distillery in Chicago and knew my husband to be a fan, so they brought a bottle back for him. They raved about the tour they took and not being a drinker of whisky myself and trying to show off just a little, I made the mistake of asking if it was bourbon or whisky. What followed was a discourse on the difference between whisky and bourbon and I learned the following.

Every bourbon made is a whisky, but not all whiskys are or become bourbon. To become a bourbon the whisky has to go through a pretty extensive distillation process and bourbon is strictly an American product. Whisky on the other hand can and is, made anywhere in the world. The color can vary from clear to deep golden brown.

The white whisky we received was a big hit and made the half of bottle of the other stuff we've had on the shelf for the past 10 years (not big drinkers here) seem like something we needed to get rid of to make room for the good stuff. Not wanting to "waste", I decided that, much like I use the last bits of wine in the bottle for cooking, I'd whip up a few recipes utilizing the stuff we had left.

The following recipes are sort of a hodgepodge of fun and different ones that will help you utilize any and all leftovers that might be gathering dust in your liquor cabinet.

CAVEAT; The following recipes all use some form of liquor and for those that don't or can't include liquor in any form in their diet, I will suggest that you use white grape juice as a substitute or flavoring such as rum or almond. You should know, however, when you cook with alcohol of any kind the cooking process burns off the alcohol and leaves only the flavor.

KosherEye Note: According to Wikipedia the work whisk(e)y is spelled differently in different regions. The spelling whisky is generally used in Canada, Japan, Scotland, England, and Wales—while whiskey is more common in Ireland and the United States.

Eileen Goltz is a food writer and host of Slice of Life on NPR. Born and raised in the Chicago area, she graduated from Indiana University and the Cordon Bleu Cooking School in Paris and currently lives in Fort Wayne. She writes for the Journal Gazette and various newspapers, magazine, websites and blogs throughout the United States and Canada. She is the author of the Perfectly Parve Cookbook (Feldheim) and is a contributing writer for the Chicken Soup for the Soul Book Group, Chicago Sun Times, Detroit Free Press and Woman's World Magazine. Visit Eileen at her website: CuisinebyEileen.com.

Enjoy Eileen's bourbon and whiskey recipes:

Bourbon Chicken in a Pan
Bourbon Chicken in the Oven
Jack Daniel's Whisky Cake with Hot Buttered Glaze
Glazed Sweet Potatoes
Tequila Lime Chicken

 

 
Eating our way through NY - Again! PDF Print E-mail

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In 2000, 12-year-old Albert Allaham emigrated from his native Syria to New York City to live with his brother in Brooklyn. He eventually took up his family trade - butchering. The name Allaham means, "butcher" in Arabic, and the Allahams take pride in the family legend that their butcher business in Damascus began over 200 years ago. The family butcher shop, The Prime Cut, still thrives in Brooklyn, but Albert has taken the business to new levels. And Albert's cousin Joey Allaham is well known for his Prime Hospitality Group which now consists of 7 restaurants in the New York area.

In the fall of 2013 Albert Allaham opened Reserve Cut at the Setai, a 300 seat upscale steakhouse. It is located at 40 Broad Street in lower Manhattan in the heart of the Wall Street Financial District. The space is contemporary – spacious and, elegant, but not stuffy by any means. We were there for dinner on a Monday night in July, and every table of this restaurant seemed to be full. Indeed, we spotted a waiting line as well.

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As for the food, our accolades go on and on - each course was exceptional. Our party of 3 enjoyed a sumptuous feast.

Dragon_roll2_1000wStarters included two kinds of sushi: a platter of classic tuna sushi rolls, and Red Dragon Rolls – crab, avocado, almond, spicy tuna with a special sauce. We also sampled the wagyu beef potstickers served with a sweet Thai chili sauce - a memorable dish you should not miss.

vealphoto3_smFor the entrées, the veal chop cote de veau arrived perfectly cooked (medium well) topped with a sweetbread croquette and a sage cognac sauce. The steak, the Prime Reserve Cut was flavorful, and perfectly cooked as ordered (medium rare). Reserve Cut steaks are all prime beef, and aged for a minimum of 36 days in the restaurant's dry aging room. Sides included creamed baby spinach with artichoke hearts and French Fries.

Portions are large, and as much as we wanted to sample items from their extensive dessert menu, we could not eat one more bite. So, if you go, and you should, bring along a large appetite and yes, a wallet to match.

Reserve Cut at the Setai – Open for lunch and dinner
Reservecut.com 40 Broad St., New York, NY 10004
Phone: 212.747.0300

 
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Paleo Desserts
by Guest Contributor Shoshana Ohriner

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Over the past few years there has been a rise in the popularity of a paleo diet. So what is the paleo diet? A paleo diet primary consists of meat, fish, vegetables, fruit, and healthy fats. It gets its name from the fact that the majority of these foods could have been available to early humans before the agricultural revolution changed the way in which humans eat.
Excluded from the paleo diet are grains, legumes, dairy, processed sugars, and all of the highly processed foods that make up much of the standard American diet. The reason behind removing these things from the diet is not simply to revert to an earlier time. Many of these foods have elements that cause inflammation in the body that can lead to a whole host of health problems, from autoimmune diseases to obesity and heart disease. Many people who adopt a paleo lifestyle (myself included) report significant improvements in their overall health and energy. It may sound limiting to avoid entire categories of food but once you start eating a whole host of fresh, delicious, nutrient dense foods it becomes clear just how delicious and satisfying wholesome nutritious food can be.

That being said, even within a healthy paleo lifestyle, there are occasions that call for a little bit of a treat. These healthy Banana Almond Ice Cream Sandwiches are a truly delicious way to beat the summer heat. They are sweet, creamy, and refreshing, everything an ice cream sandwich should be. My kids absolutely adore these, but I have to admit the adults love them just as much.

Another treat that I like to keep on hand are these delicious Black Forest Coconut candies. The candy has a texture that is kind of a cross between a coconut macaroon and a piece of fudge and a small serving is totally satisfying. The combination of chocolate, cherry and coconut is utterly delicious, and it is lightly sweetened with maple syrup. Even better, the candy can be made in less than ten minutes so it is easy to whip up a batch whenever a craving arises.

Although I am pretty content eating eggs and veggies for breakfast, most days my kids get a bit bored with that and want more variety. I make these pecan muffins as a special treat and they are always a hit. They are great as a quick breakfast or a snack on the go. I always have a bag of these in the freezer ready to throw in a lunch box or snack bag.

Shoshana Ohriner is the creator and author of the popular blogs Couldn't Be Parve (specializing in naturally delicious dairy-free desserts), and Paleo Kosher Kitchen (providing delicious kosher recipes for a Paleo lifestyle). Her recipes and articles have been published in a variety of newspapers, magazines, cookbooks, and websites. She lives in California with her husband and three little boys.

For more great paleo recipes, including healthy gummy candies check out her blog Paleo Kosher Kitchen.

Enjoy these Paleo Dessert Recipes from Shoshana:
Healthy Banana Almond Ice Cream Sandwiches
Black Forest Coconut Candy
Maple Pecan Muffins

 
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The Cuisinart Yogurt,
Sorbet and Ice Cream Maker
Cool, Easy, Indulgent!

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for rich, creamy ice cream, especially in the hot summer months. And, how we love it when it is homemade.

Making ice cream is as easy as pie. . . actually easier! All that you need is some space in your freezer to store a compact double insulated freezer canister, and luscious homemade ice cream can be just 30 minutes and one flick of an "on" switch away! We love the Pure Indulgence - Cuisinart 2-quart model. It is so easy to use. Simply mix the ingredients, pour it into the frozen canister and turn on the machine.

And, yes we certainly can help you rationalize the investment in an ice cream maker by explaining its benefits. The ingredients are just as you want them... frozen treats made without corn syrup and artificial ingredients. Cleanup is easy. And, best of all, it is so much fun creating delicious desserts. Enough said!

After trying several flavors, our favorites are still "good ole" vanilla and chocolate... with optional add-ins such as caramelized almonds, chocolate chips and sometimes vodka. (The vodka adds extra creaminess). However, our team of tasters (2 willing children and one husband) voted for vanilla flavored with fresh backyard grown organic mint and chocolate chips. Some of our preferred toppings are strawberry sauce and of course hot fudge with a dollop of freshly whipped cream.

We experimented with ice cream mixtures made with heavy cream and whole milk as well as lower fat versions made with 2% milk and a small amount of cream. All were delicious, but of course, who can resist the full, rich creamy variety!

Yes, non-dairy almond milk, soy milk or coconut milk may be substituted for the dairy products, so parve (dairy free) ice cream is also an option. Yes, we think that the Cuisinart ice cream freezer is a "must have" DIY kitchen tool.
Features:

  • Brushed Metal Housing
  • Makes up to 2 quarts
  • Fully Automatic - Just add ingredients and turn on machine.
  • Spout is large enough to eliminate spills when adding ingredients
  • The double-insulated bowl freezes ingredients evenly for consistently smooth and creamy results. Bowl and paddle are removable for easy cleaning.
  • Includes ingredient spout, easy-lock lid, mixing arm, two-quart freezer bowl, base with cord storage and instruction booklet/recipe book.

The scoop on how to make excellent homemade ice cream can be found in the ice cream cookbook, The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz. This ice cream "guru" provides 256 pages of instructions for wonderful frozen treats, and most recipes involve the use of an electric ice cream maker.

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Share your favorite ice cream recipes with us. . . We are sharing our favorites with you!

Vanilla Ice Cream - Philadelphia Style
Chocolate Ice Cream, Philadelphia Style
Pralined Almonds
KosherEye Signature Vanilla Ice Cream

President Thomas Jefferson’s ice Cream Recipe
Believe it or not, our “quite the gourmet” President Thomas Jefferson enjoyed ice cream as well. Read his original recipe at http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/tri034.html. We’d like to hear your scoop too!

Enter to win a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker on KosherEye. Giveaway ends at 11:59PM, July 20, 2014.  If you just can't wait to see if you've won, purchase the ice cream maker here: Cuisinart ICE-30BC Pure Indulgence 2-Quart Automatic Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet, and Ice Cream Maker.  

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The 2014 sofiTM AWARDS

Kosher Finalists

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We are delighted that several companies with kosher products have been nominated as sofiTM Award finalists! How wonderful for kosher eaters that prestigious, innovative, quality brands of this caliber have chosen to go kosher, recognizing and embracing the business benefits and growing market for foods with kosher certification. KosherEye has had the pleasure of trying some of these products, and looks forward to sampling the rest sometime soon. And, of course, we will let you know which companies take home the coveted prizes.

The sofiTM Awards, considered the specialty food industry's most prestigious honor, consists of 32 categories. This year, members of the Specialty Food Association submitted 2,737 entries to the contest. A national panel of specialty food experts judged entries. A final round of judging for the coveted awards will be held at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York, and winners will be announced at a red-carpet ceremony at the show, the evening of June 30.

And the 2014 kosher certified sofi finalists include:

Classic - Lotus Foods Forbidden Rice

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Forbidden rice is an ancient grain, eaten by the emperors of China and thought to give increased health and longevity. It is medium grain heirloom rice, treasured for its roasted nutty taste, soft texture and deep purple color. The rice is high in flavonoid antioxidants, and rich in iron. According to Chinese herbal medicine, it is considered to be a blood "tonifier" Forbidden Rice® pairs with many cuisines – and can be served steamed plain, in a pilaf, stir-fry, salad or pudding.
It is kosher certified, parve, by the Scroll k. For more information visit: www.lotusfoods.com



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Confection- Cocomels by JJ's Sweets
Cocomels by JJ's SweetsCocomels are cooked in small batches in copper kettles, and made with fair trade chocolates and organic ingredients whenever possible. The line of artisan crafted, coconut milk caramels—is presented in a newly-designed, "flagship" box, and is gluten free, dairy free, GMO free, vegan and kosher certified parve by Earth Kosher.Cocomels areperfect for  a sweet snack, or a  small after dinner treat. http://jjssweets.com

 


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USDA Organic and non-GMO. This company believes that families have a right to know what's in their food and supports food labeling initiatives. Their nominated restaurant style chips are certified organic, Non-GMO project verified, certified gluten free, nut-free and vegan! The variety we tasted was the quinoa tortilla chip. Crunchy, healthful and of course the packaging was eye-catching!
Late July is a family owned company dedicated to making delicious organic, NON-GMO snacks. Founded in 2003 by Nicole Bernard Dawes & her late father Steve Bernard, the company is  celebrating their 11th anniversary ithis year. Latejuly.com (Kof K kosher certified)

Aunt_Nonies_kugelFrozen Savory - Uncle Irv's Caramelized Onion Kugel
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All we can say is yumm, Uncle Irv's sure knows his kugel! Kugel, the classic noodle dish passed down from generation to generation, has conveniently made its way to the freezer aisle of the grocery store. The Kugel Company, now lovingly known as Locker Family Recipes has created pre-baked homemade kugels that are ready-to-eat anytime, anywhere. Uncle Irv's caramelized onion kugel has been nominated for the coveted Sofi award. This savory, ready to heat kugel, is scrumptious. It goes well with salmon or fish, or as an entrée on its own. One of our favorite meals was when we paired it with steamed broccoli and enjoyed it for lunch. The kugels are certified OU-Dairy. And the other flavors, don't miss them.
Aunt Nonie's Kugel – Vanilla Cinnamon, (Dessert or sweet side)
Aunt Dotty's Kugel – Lemon Coconut
Uncle George's Kugel – Gluten Free Sweet Potato.

Each variety is accompanied by a memory of a Locker family member. We enjoyed the stories, and, as we have noted, we love these kugels!
Kugelcompany.com (OU-diary)

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Not your average olive oil. This exquisite internationally acclaimed award-winning olive oil from Lucero Olive Oil is the result of three generations of farming and producing olives in Northern California. It is 100% Ascolano Extra Virgin Olive Oil, cold pressed, unfiltered, and naturally grown in Corning, California.  Many century-old trees continue to flourish in the Lucero family groves. In fact, we learned that the family has grown a majority of all of the olive trees now in production in Northern California. Ascolano olives are a Tuscan mono-varietal that flourish in the Mediterranean climate. 100% hand picked in late November, the olives are milled within hours of harvesting to ensure the highest level of freshness and quality. We enjoyed this exquisite oil to dress our tomato-mozzarella caprese salad, to dress our margherita pizza, dip our challah and drizzle atop a bowl of simple pasta with tomatoes and basil. So lovely and delicious. Lucerooliveoil.com (Kof K kosher)



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USDA Certified Organic Product - Rigatoni Kamut Monograno
Kudos to this company for obtaining OU certification on their exceptional pastas. We contend that pasta should be treated like fine wine, olive oil, chocolate and coffee. This pasta from Felicetti of Italy has been recognized in two sofi categories and has attained a double nomination. Both are organic, and exceptional in both texture and taste. The Speghettoni is traditional long pasta, so delicious when we topped it with a classic marinara sauce. The rigatoni is short pasta, perfect for cheesy or sauced casseroles.  Pastificio Feliccetti pasta originates in the pure air and water of the mountainous Trentino region of Italy, and is a proud part of Italian culture, formulated for true pasta lovers. http://www.felicetti.it/en/ (OU certified)


Hail_Merry_Macaroons_smSnack Food - Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Macaroons by Hail Merry

These Hail Merry macaroons are gluten-free & vegan, crafted with organic Fair Trade chocolate chips, almond flour and organic maple syrup from a family farm in Vermont. Dehydrated at low temperatures and made with pure ingredients, these macaroons are great at room temp or crumbed and mixed into ice cream! This confection was recognized as the Best of Show winner at Natural Foods Expo West 2014. (Star K parve) http://www.hailmerry.com/our-story

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Snack Food - Coconut Snack Bars by Simple Squares

Their motto is "See how delicious simple can taste". This is unfired fare and simple ingredients. Headquartered in Chicago, IL, Simple Squares is striving to transform the grab-and-go food culture from "one focused on preservatives to one that embraces whole foods". The nominated organic coconut snack bars contain Cashews, Almonds, Honey, Unsweetened Coconut, Vanilla and Sea Salt. They are raw and paleo-friendly, protein rich, low in sodium and sugar and are a good source of fiber, with no wheat, gluten, dairy, corn, soy, and no refined sugars. And yes, they taste great! (Apple K Kosher certified)
http://shop.simplesquares.com/coconut/

 
Father’s Day (June 15) Feast PDF Print E-mail

Fit for a Kosher Culinary King

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Dear old dad, granddad, husband, son, or son- in- law. You get the idea!  Most want to forgo the salads and enjoy a different type of Father’s Day feast. We are sharing a menu along with some recipes that will please most dads. Some are KosherEye culinary copycats from popular eateries – all converted to kosher. 

 

 
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Capresso Coffee Team TS
Coffee Maker

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Coffee, wine and chocolate…each has its place in our lives as a food group. Our morning coffee starts our day, and the quality, taste and temperature of our coffee starts our morning on the right track.

We have found that varying the beans truly allows us to savor and discern the taste of different coffees from different regions. Just as we appreciate many types of wine, cheese and chocolate, the burr grinder has added to our appreciation of regional coffees – including Jamaica Blue Mountain, Guatemalan, Costa Rican and of course, our old favorite Columbian Supremo (most of which we purchased at Costco).

Five grind settings for light to dark beans and 3 easy choices for coffee strength let us adjust the grinder to our favorite coffee strength. We found that if you prefer very strong coffee, as we do especially in the morning, we set the strength indicator to the dark bean position and filled the Jura with only 8 cups of water (35 to 40 oz.), but set the burr grinder to grind enough coffee for 10 cups. Alternately, if a very mild coffee is preferred, just set the grinder one or two levels below the amount of coffee needed.

We are delighted with this coffee maker... coffee just the way we want it – fresh, aromatic, strong (or not)! As the saying goes... "Have it your way", and we do. It makes us smile to wake up to the delightful aroma of freshly ground Capresso coffee  – especially when that cup is paired with a warm cinnamon bun or toasted bagel!

Features of The Capresso CoffeeTeam TS 10-Cup:
• Keeps the coffee hot without reheating and burning
• Programmable from 4-10 cups, with a choice of 5 grind settings and 3 strength settings - mild, regular and strong
• Control panel with clock and timer; brew-pause function
• Two Mode Settings: BREW (for pre-ground coffee) & GRIND/BREW (for whole bean coffee).
• Gold Tone Filter and charcoal water filtration with electronic indicator, which shows when to replace the charcoal water filter. Removes up to 82% of chlorine and other impurities from tap water.
• Drip -Stop and Stop-and-Serve lets you remove the carafe while brewing to serve a quick cup.
• All in one, compact and convenient. No need for a separate grinder
• 2 hour safety shut-off

The Capresso coffee maker may be purchased here: Capresso 465 CoffeeTeam TS 10-Cup Digital Coffeemaker with Conical Burr Grinder and Thermal Carafe

 

 
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Blake Hill Preserves
Taste the Difference

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In 2009, Vicky Allard and her husband, Joe Hanglin, founded Blake Hill Preserves. They are third generation English preserve makers, acclaimed for creating award-winning chutneys, jams and marmalades in the Green Mountains of Grafton, Vermont using in season, top quality fruits from local farms. Blake Hill Preserves are made from all-natural, non-GMO ingredients without the use of artificial colorings, preservatives, thickeners or fillers, and now, the Blake Hill Preserves' entire range is OU Kosher certified. The company is one of only a very small number of US-based artisanal preserve makers to receive kosher certification.

Recently, the company was honored with 3 Good Food Awards, including the first ever chutney to win a Good Food Awards from among 1,450 entries in the blind taste tests. Blake Hill Preserves also won two Golds and a Silver for their organic citrus marmalades from over 2,000 entries to the Worldwide Marmalade Awards. Both are record breaking achievements for a US preserves producer. Blake Hill Preserves' chutneys, jams and marmalades are available in over 300 gourmet and specialty food stores including Whole Foods Markets in the North East and Central Market in Texas.
Happily for consumers all over the U.S., the preserves can be purchased online at the website blakehillpreserves.com. Each jar retails between $6.99 and $7.99.

Vicky Allard was kind enough to send KosherEye a selection of her amazing preserves. . . and we report on some of our favorites. (Yes, we are still tasting!)
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Raspberry & Hibiscus Jam: Perfectly ripe raspberries and organic hibiscus flower petals combine to create an incredibly fruity and fragrant jam. Finalist in the 2014 GOOD FOOD awards...
We used this as a topping for vanilla ice cream and Greek yogurt, and mixed it with balsamic vinegar and thyme as a dip for rotisserie chicken.
 


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Grapefruit and Lemon Marmalade: Organic grapefruits and lemons are infused with thyme from Blake Hill Preserves' kitchen garden, creating a truly unique, bright and citrusy marmalade. 2014 Silver award marmalade award... This is truly luscious as a topping for toast or English muffins.
 

 


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Plum & Fennel all Natural Chutney: Inspired by North African cuisine, this is like a richly spiced Moroccan tagine in a jar. Gold winner Good Food awards...
We tried this alongside a brick of cheddar cheese and crackers. Yumm! We plan to serve it alongside lamb chops. Stay tuned.



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Orange and 10 Year Single Malt Whisky Infused Marmalade:
2014 Gold Winner – Marmalade awards
Lovely over a flourless dark chocolate cake! Can't wait to try this with baked brie

To learn more about Blake Hill Preserves or to purchase product online, visit Blake Hill Preserves, and also visit Facebook page.

 
The Holocaust Survivor Cookbook PDF Print E-mail

and Miracles & Meals

Recipes your family will enjoy; Stories they will NEVER FORGET

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The two cookbooks "The Holocaust Survivor Cookbook" and its sequel "Miracles & Meals" are labors of love, providing food for both body and soul. Each recipe on these pages is accompanied by a personal story of the Holocaust – of courage, loss, suffering, love, support, caring, life, death and miracles of survival. The book shares photos of Holocaust victims and survivors, along with their recipes and memories. The Caras family lovingly collected each of the stories from around the world.

Sometimes an average day can be life changing. Joanne Caras' mission began one day in Jerusalem when she visited Carmei Ha'Ir, an "open restaurant", a soup kitchen where her son and his wife volunteered. In this open restaurant, the policy is to not differentiate those receiving free meals from people like Caras and her family who paid for their meals. Joanne Caras was moved by the dignity with which each meal was served and knew she wanted to raise money for the cause.

And so her quest began, the global Holocaust Project. She searched the globe for Holocaust survivor stories and recipes. It was difficult going at first, as are many worthwhile pursuits. Stories and recipes finally arrived from locations worldwide. Enough so that she could create her first book, "The Holocaust Survivor Cookbook", and now volume two: "Miracles & Meals".
Both books include hundreds of photos, recipes and miraculous stories of survival. Some survivors shared stories they have never told to another living soul, Caras hopes that these stories will be shared at the family dinner table, when the recipes are served. Sales from both books benefit Carmel Ha'ir. 

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