Real Honey for Rosh Hashanah
Chances are the honey you purchased to dip apples into on Rosh Hashana is not truly honey. According to Food Safety News (www.foodsafetynews.com), which tested over 60 honey containers sold in 10 states and the District of Columbia, 76 percent of samples bought at groceries and 77 percent from large retail chain stores had all the pollen removed, which is the only real way to identify the source of honey. All honey sold in drugstores and given out in fast food restaurants had been ultrafiltered, which heats, sometimes waters down and then filters the honey to remove pollen. This is different from traditional straining methods that retain pollen. Although the Food and Drug Administration states that any product without pollen is not honey, the FDA does not inspect honey, and illegal, contaminated honey from China—many hiding unhealthy sweeteners and antibiotics—has flooded the North American market.
This article is reprinted from Hadassah Magazine, and certainly offers food for thought when purchasing honey. There are so many varieties. Bee educated....to make a sweet choice!
Vaughn Bryant, professor at Texas A&M University and a pollen expert who analyzed the 60 containers, found the full amount of pollen in every honey sample from farmers' markets, food cooperatives and health stores like Trader Joe's; 71 percent of organic samples from major grocery chains passed the test.
Raw, unprocessed honey that is harvested by beekeepers has medicinal properties and antiallergenic benefits. It contains nutrients, enzymes and antioxidants and appears in many varieties, depending on the flowers and plants where bees seek their nectar. —Sara Trappler Spielman.
To read the entire article, originally reported in 2011, click here: Show Most Store Honey Isn't Honey
To read all about honey, as reported by the National Honey Board, click here: Honey Varietals
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Rosh Hashanah Coloring Page
From our friend Ann D. Koffsky — illustrator and children's book author — another delightful creation, a printable Rosh Hashanah coloring page.
Just print the coloring 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.
And another crafty bonus:
jCreate Magazine took Ann's apple and bees coloring page and very cleverly made it into a pretty painted dish craft. Check it out: jCREATE. (it's on page 14).
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As we approach the days of YomTov, we spend hours, and hours, and hours cooking and baking in our kitchens-- slicing, chopping, dicing, mixing, simmering, reaching– Get the picture?
Artwork by Carl Wiens for the New York Times
A recent article in the New York Times by one of our favorite columnists, Jane E. Brody reminds us and warns us to be careful in the kitchen. This is a must read for every cook, and every 'helpful in the kitchen' family member. Read the article here:
To celebrate the New Year and reaching 10,000 web orders, our friends at KOL Foods are giving away a $233.96 Rosh Hashana Brisket Dinner Package for eight to ONE lucky person. PLUS they're shipping it free (within the lower 48 states).
6 lb case American Tradition 1st Cut Brisket
3 Quarts Poultry Broth
2 lb Grassland Range Kishke
3 lb case Amish Meadow Chicken Drumsticks
For more information on KOL food dinner kits, click here.
"Kol Foods - feel good about the meat you eat!"
To enter the giveaway:
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Rosh Hashanah Donation
Ari and Sari Horowitz Memorial Fund
At this time of year, we are all thinking of our blessings and praying for a sweet year ahead. The Ari and Sari Horowitz Memorial campaign supports the needs of Israeli soldiers. Do consider this worthy organization, http://www.yasharlachayal.org in your tzedakah plans.Add a comment
One Egg is a Fortune – A Jewish Fundraising CookbookBy Pnina Jacobson and Judy Kempler
If you read our 2012 review of the award-winning book, One Egg is a Fortune, you'll remember that it was RICH in international recognition for both its content and recipes. We just received notice from the authors that the book is currently being offered at a very special pre-Yom Tov price. (Including shipping).Add a comment
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
Coupons, Coupons, Coupons
Have We Got A Deal For You!
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