Rosh Hashanah Wine Picks
Guest Post by Hana of @kosherwinereview
I always love to try new wines; Every time I see a new kosher wine, I have to taste it! When my friends are looking for wine, they always call me for recommendations. It is not always easy to find good kosher wine. My goal is to share my experiences to help others. I publish wine recommendations and wine related stories on my Facebook page – Kosher Wine Review, and on @kosherwinereview on Twitter. I present several of my Rosh Hashanah wine recommendations:
Sara Bee Moscato
Sweet white wine from the Puglia region of Italy...playful aromas of spring flowers, almond blossoms and lemon mousse. It is a rich and lively aperitif or a dessert wine; perfect for the "Kiddush" before eating the apple with honey. Approximate price: $6.99 at Trader Joes
Baron Herzog Chardonnay 2013
This Chardonnay is crisp and refreshing, smooth - textured yet lively on the palate. A very complex wine with notes of tropical fruit, apple and a hint of vanilla on the finish. It pairs perfectly with fish or chicken.
Approximate price: $13.
Terrenal Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
From Spain... Nice tannic backbone and a pleasant mid-palate full of plum and cherry flavors, hints of spices and a note of chocolate highlighting blackberry and black cherry fruits. Pairs well with a meat main course- Approximate price: $4.99
Porto Cordovero 2005
Fully matured in wood, it has an aroma of sweet black currant fruit, raspberry and dark chocolate. Great dessert wine. Pairs well with sorbet or fruits. Approximate price: $49.99
Galil Mountain Rosé 2012
Wine made from 79% Sangiovese, 7% Barbera, 7% Pinot Noir, 7% Grenache and has exceptionally beautiful color. Dry wine with attractive aromas of fresh strawberry, citrus fruit, raspberry and spices. This Rose is heavier than most of its type, will be a good dinner wine that pairs well with fish. Approximate price: $14.99
Binyamina Reserve Merlot 2010
Extremely dark red color, this Merlot is not too dry, somewhat woodsy, mild and smooth and with no after taste. Excellent with chicken or red meat. Approximate price: $20.99
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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 Vignettes. The book is officially scheduled for publication on November 1st.
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Kosher Queen Wins Foodie Contest
Reprinted from an article in "the Jew & the Carrot" by Aliz Wall
Without tasting a bite, San Francisco resident Tanya Solomon, a member of Adath Israel Congregation was triumphant on "Guy's Grocery Games," winning $20,000 on the Food Network show.
The caterer and mother of two won the championship without tasting a single bite of what she made.
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Coupons for Products from
Reynolds® Kitchens offers coupons throughout the year for many of their products. Check back often for changes in coupon offers. Currently they are offering coupons for discounts on these Reynolds® products:
- Reynolds® Bakeware
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Joey Allaham and The Prime Hospitality Group
New York's first kosher omakase* Japanese restaurant is scheduled to open Sunday, July 20th in Manhattan's Sony Building. Butterfish originally opened to the public as a traditional, authentic, and Japanese omakase restaurant in April 2014, but has just been taken over by Prime Hospitality Group and supervised under the Orthodox Union (Joey Allaham loved the concept so much and the Chef agreed to turn it kosher!). True to its name, the goal of Butterfish is to offer fresh, quality fish that will literally melt in your mouth. Served over warm rice, the hand selected Japanese fish is prepared with the simplest of ingredients.
The menu will offer soups, salads, sushi, sashimi, and include Kobe beef sushi, beef shabu and chicken tempura. A very special feature of the restaurant will be "Jin's Table" a unique chef's table experience offered by reservation only.
Address: 550 Madison Avenue (previously Solo Restaurant) http://www.butterfishny.com
About Chef Hitoshi: As a young boy, Chef Hitoshi's father was constantly hospitalized leaving all responsibility to him. He cared for his family the only way he knew how, by cooking. Hitoshi trained in Osaka and was then selected by his colleagues to come to NYC to work as a sushi chef.
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How to Keep that Guac GREEN!
Learn the secret to avoiding browning – works every time. It's simple, foolproof, and easy -- and no, it doesn't involve avocado pits or extra lime juice.
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Roasting Whole Garlic
Roasted garlic is so versatile. It can add a special flavor to foods such as pasta, bread, poultry, meat and fish dishes. When mashed into a homemade salad dressing or sauce, it is simply an irresistible treat for garlic lovers.
Roasting whole garlic is easy. Just slice off part of the end, drizzle on some olive oil, salt and pepper and wrap one or more whole garlics in foil. Enjoy it as part of a recipe or eat it on a baguette or cracker, when warm and toasty, right out of the oven.
This video explains how to roast garlic:
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Philadelphia Bacon Cream Cheese is
Please be advised that Kraft Foods will be coming out with a new product:
PHILADELPHIA BACON CREAM CHEESE SPREAD (Kraft Foods – Northfield, IL)
This product is not kosher certified.
It contains actual bacon and does NOT carry a kosher symbol on the package.
This will unfortunately also affect other Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spread products. The following products will no longer be kosher certified:
•Philadelphia Original Fat Free Cream Cheese Spread
•Philadelphia Strawberry Fat Free Cream Cheese Spread
•Philadelphia Milk Chocolate Cream Cheese Spread
•Philadelphia Chipotle Cream Cheese Spread
•Philadelphia Caramel White Chocolate Cream Cheese Spread
•Philadelphia Dark Chocolate Cream Cheese Spread
•Philadelphia 2x Protein Original Cream Cheese Spread
•Philadelphia 2x Protein Honey Cream Cheese Spread
•Philadelphia Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Spread
•Philadelphia Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Cream Cheese Spread
Please use extra care when purchasing Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spreads and verify that each package bears the OK-D symbol.
Kosher Drinks at QT Stores
The following listing was updated in May 2014. The beverages below may be considered kosher for purchase at any QT store in the U.S. The list was compiled by the Atlanta Kashruth Commission (AKC).
QT FREEZONIS (Non-Dairy)
QT FOUNTAIN DRINKS (Non-Dairy)
Rooster Booster Energy
Rooster Booster Lite
JOLLY RANCHER FROZEN BEVERAGE (Dairy)
QT HOT CAPPUCCINOS (ALL DAIRY)
Fat Free French Vanilla
Hot Chocolate (Supreme Cocoa)
Salted Caramel Mocha
Sugar Free White Chocolate Caramel
White Chocolate Macadamia
QT FROZEN CAPPUCCINOS (ALL DAIRY)
Frozen Caramel Latte
NOT KOSHER - QT HOT CAPPUCCINOS:
Almond Amaretto - NOT KOSHER
Rocky Road - NOT KOSHER
Smores - NOT KOSHER
*** The AKC has not been able to verify that only kosher mixes are used in the frozen yogurt machines.
To view this article on the AKC website, click here.
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Life Expectancy of Big Ticket Household Appliances
How Long Should your Household Purchases Last?
Here's a guide to the life expectancy of big-ticket purchases, including kitchen appliances, from the roof down to the refrigerator!
Click here to see the report from US News & World Report. . .