The Kosher Home Kitchen
Appliances, Design and Décor
Share your kosher kitchen design advice….We have received many notes from our readers, searching for advice in designing, refreshing and updating the kosher kitchen for their homes. The kitchen is the heart and soul of the Jewish home. It is where food memories are made; recipe creations are treasured, and culinary heirlooms are born and shared. From time to time we will be sharing information about new appliances, kitchen design, kitchen layouts and more, all focused on the kosher and Sabbath observant lifestyle.
To launch our new series, we are researching the following questions with kitchen experts including, retailers, designers and appliance manufacturers, and of course, with our readers, Facebook followers, Twitterpals and new friends on Pinterest.
We invite you to send pictures, blueprints and suggestions for creating spectacular kosher kitchens, large or small, budget or luxury. We can’t wait to hear from you! ContactUs@KosherEye.com.
- What do you love about your Kosher Kitchen design?
- What would you do differently in your Kosher Kitchen design?
- Do you prefer meat and milk dishes in cabinets on opposite sides of the same wall or in cabinets on opposite walls?
- How do you manage your baking space and your other food preparation space?
- Other than going out of town, what are your favorite Passover kitchen design idea?
- Have you integrated a blech (hotplate) into your kitchen or do you use a warming drawer?
- Which Sabbath/YomTov friendly appliance brands are best? What’s new?
- What one mistake can be avoided in a kosher kitchen?
- Which are the best countertop materials to consider, and can they be easily “kashered” for Passover?
Egg-free Chocolate Mousse
Our Twitter foodie friend, Shalom Weberman is sharing his unique egg free, parve, gluten free Chocolate Mousse recipe with KosherEye readers.Add a comment
Easy Cheesecake Pie
Isn't it nice when the words easy + delicious + recipe can be used together. Well, we have an easy delicious dessert, perfect for Shavuos or anytime. We even like it for breakfast. We are happy to share a classic family Cheesecake Pie recipe - which can be made in 30 minutes or LESS!Add a comment
Trader Joe's Chocolate Chip Petition
Sign the Petition - KosherEye friend Iris Richman contacted us with the following information:
I just created a petition: Trader Joe's: Keep chocolate chips non-dairy - certified as pareve, because I care about this important issue. Similar to the success when Duncan Hines and Stella D'Oro reversed plans to make previously pareve products dairy, I'm hoping that we can convince Trader Joe's as well.
I'm trying to collect 1000 signatures, and I could really use your help. To read more about what I'm trying to do and to sign my petition, click here: http://www.change.org/petitions/trader-joe-s-keep-chocolate-chips-non-dairy-certified-as-pareve?share_id=aRVKxTYmUKpe=pce.
It'll just take a minute! Once you're done, please ask your friends to sign the petition as well. Grassroots movements succeed because people like you are willing to spread the word! Iris KosherEye has signed the petition and we are asking our friends to do the same and share it with their friends. Thank you Iris!
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Trader Joe's Chocolate Chips
No longer Dairy Free. The OK Kosher Certification Agency has announced that Trader Joe's chocolate chips are no longer going to be parve. In our opinion, these are the best parve chocolate chips available to the home baker. Parve chocolate chips are popular with both kosher observant cooks and dairy free households. We suggest you contact Trader Joe's and let them know how you feel. They are usually very receptive to customer comments.
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Shavuot Coloring Page
From our friend Ann D. Koffsky — illustrator and children's book author — another delightful creation, a Shavuot Coloring page for the kids. The details are wonderful! Just print the page and let your "little" artists create a masterpiece; they will have such fun! While you are visiting Ann's website, please browse and view her wonderful Judaic art work.
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Our Pinterest posting of homemade Honey Vanilla Marshmallows, recipe compliments of our friend Tish Boyle, has gone viral on Pinterest. It is pinning like the "Domino Theory" - a pin and a repin and a re-repin, and a re-re-repin...you get the idea! Thank you Tish, thank you Pinterest friends – we love marshmallows! Visit us on Pinterest.
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Decadent Fudgy Brownies
From an old, old issue of Chocolatier Magazine, which unfortunately is no longer published, we are sharing one of our favorite brownie recipes. In response to a "reader's desperate plea for the secret to Rosie's very special brownies", the magazine prevailed upon the well–known Boston bakery to share their recipe. The brownies are rich, fudgy and decadent! Rosie's Chocolate Brownies – Enjoy!
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Aloe in the Kitchen- A Burning Tip!
Do you keep an aloe plant in your kitchen? You should. The Aloe plant has numerous benefits in addition to its common use as a sunburn remedy. Aloe is an easy plant to nurture, very little care is needed. It is a succulent with a natural capacity for water storage. This means it requires minimal attention and is easy to keep healthy.
We keep Aloe “at the ready” in our kitchens. It provides soothing first aid for minor kitchen burns and cuts… those injuries common to “in a rush” cooks and chefs. We simply break off a stem, squeeze, and apply the liquid gel inside the stem to our burn. Not only is it soothing and moisturizing, but the Aloe seems to speed up the healing process. It is also said to be antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. Its medicinal properties can be documented as far back as Ancient Egypt and Greece.
The broken stem does not regenerate, but additional stems will be produced regularly. Keep the plant near a sunny window, and water VERY sparingly.
Aloe plants are easily available at nurseries, garden stores and in supermarket plant departments.Add a comment
Free Children's Israel Book
In honor of Yom Ha'atzmaut, KosherEye friend artist Ann D. Koffsky is giving away a copy of the children's book My Cousin Tamar Lives in Israel. Written by Michelle Shapiro Abraham and illustrated by Ann, the book introduces the kids to normal, (not headline driven) life in Israel. To enter the GIVEAWAY, just leave any comment about Israel on the Giveaway entry page. The book is non–political, so Ann requests NO POLITICS, please in your entries. But hurry to enter as the drawing is on Tuesday, April 24th.
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