Buy Israel Week
You can support our friends and family in Israel when you buy products made in Israel. From February 25-March 3 Buy Israel Week gives you that opportunity.
In 2005 a global movement was launched for a campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel. Since then, events with Israeli speakers, Israeli universities, stores that carry Israeli products, and Israeli companies have been boycotted with the goal of delegitimizing Israel.
The goal of BUY ISRAEL WEEK is to combat the efforts of the BDS protestors through purchasing power. Every purchase can help make a difference. Many Israeli institutions are responsible for scientific research to cure disease; Israeli companies develop technology that we use in our cell phones and computers, and new energy technologies are used in other countries. Whether switching your brand of coffee or purchasing a gift, you can actively make the decision to buy Israel.
The effort is organized by jdeal.com, The Jewish Week Media Group of NY, Washington Jewish Week, Florida Jewish Journal, Tribe Media Corporation, the Jewish Standard of New Jersey, the Chicago Jewish News, Texas Jewish Post, J. the Jewish News Weekly of Northern California and Jewish News of Greater Phoenix, Philadelphia Exponent, Baltimore Jewish Times.–in the United States, as well as Israel-America Chamber of Commerce, Manufacturers' Association of Israel, Israel Export and Cooperation Institute, Conference of Presidents, United with Israel and Stand With Us.
KosherEye supports the effort! We encourage you to
visit the website, browse the products and BUY something!
Passover Substitutions List
Our KosherEye friend, Eileen Goltz, has updated her Complete List of Passover Substitutions for chometz ingredients. We posted it last year and have added the new additions to the list. What a great Passover tool – just print it and take it shopping.
Mega Size Hamantashen
Have no time to make individual hamantashen? Not a problem! From KosherEye friend Leah Hadad, Tribes-A-Dozen Hallah mix, this mega size Hamantashen is filled with a delicious, decadent chocolate–walnut and raspberry jam filling. Leah makes her creation from a single box of her traditional Hallah mix. Very clever and creative – enjoy Leah's recipe for My Giant Chocolate–Walnut Hamantashen.
Prepping for Passover with Chef Laura Frankel
What a culinary treat! KosherEye friend, Chef Laura Frankel is giving a Passover cooking class – lucky Chicago! If you live in the area, do try and attend.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 – 6:30 pm
Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning & Leadership, Chicago, IL
$25 | $18 for Spertus members
Please call for group rates.
Includes take–home copies of the featured recipes.
Are you a Passover veteran, planning your first seder, or somewhere in between? Let Chef Laura Frankel show you how to put together a fun and delicious Passover! Learn creative, delectable, versatile recipes for seders and all through the festival.
Chef Laura Frankel is Executive Chef for Spertus Kosher Catering and the author of the Chosen Bites column in the Jerusalem Post. Chef Laura is a passionate teacher who has made it her mission to reimagine and revitalize the diverse and delicious traditions of Jewish cooking. She has written two books, Jewish Cooking for All Seasons and Jewish Slow Cooker Recipes, both available at the Spertus Shop.
For more information, Spertus.edu.
Cherry Heering Chocolate Bark
If you are searching for one last luscious item to add to your Purim Basket, to serve at your Seudah, or just need an easy dessert for Shabbos or a festive event, look no further. You and your guests will enjoy this four ingredient, no bake, Heering Chocolate Bark dessert. And we promise, the secret is safe with us...no one will ever know how simple this recipe is to make.
Edible Armored Mud Balls
Purim or Everyday Fun!
Our friend, Paula, who blogs as Americana the Beautiful is on a one year road trip, experiencing and photographing the wonders, festivals and sights of the USA. In addition to her amazing posts, she shares recipes and food discoveries with us. As Paula travels from sea to shining sea in her RV, we are riding along with her, vicariously of course, but reading every word of her blog. Safe travels Paula, and hope that you pick up some new "riders" at americanathebeautiful.org.
Armored Mud Balls are the Badlands version of natural snowballs. They form when water washes down a streambed and starts to roll sticky clay into a round shape. As the ball continues to tumble, it picks up more and more little pebbles, mud and rock making layers of "armor."
Use the same principles to make your own tasty version. What a clever Purim treat for your western themed mishloach manot baskets. Add a bandana, a cowboy hat, some kosher beef jerky, and maybe a beer – and you're all set "pardner"!
Cooking Camp at Yavneh
Kosher culinary retreat in New Hampshire
June 2nd - 5th, 2013 at the Camp Yavneh Retreat Center
Best food pairings
How to prepare vegetables like a pro
Impress with dessert – baking and decorating
Cooking ethnic like it's your own nationality
Serving to impress – How to make your platters and plates show off
Special guest - author who will not only show you highlights from her cookbook, but will offer signed copies.
Classes limited to 12 participants so everyone can get hands on experience. Limited to the first 45 participants
All classes will be led by accomplished chefs who have superior skills and the ability to make learning dynamic.
Cooking camp will also include:
• Wine and food pairing event
• Cooking competition where you are the contestants
• Social time with a diverse group of people
• Quiet walks around the lake led by our staff
• Field trip to the local goat soap farm and store
• Optional trip to a famous local ceramics factory and store
All-inclusive price for this kosher culinary retreat is $850 per person
Second person in room – Not participating in program $450.
Camp Yavneh in Northwood NH is only 90 minutes from Boston and 35 minutes to the Manchester NH airport. Additionally, if you wish to make a longer trip out of this, camp is conveniently located 35 minutes to the Maine coast and New Hampshire and Maine coastal beaches. Accommodations range from deluxe hotel style rooms with private bath to shared bunks. Housing is assigned on a first come first serve basis.
For more information contact: Jeff@campyavneh.org
See what others have had to say about Camp Yavneh
Purim Coloring Page
From our friend Ann D. Koffsky — author and illustrator of more than 20 books for kids— a delightful Purim coloring page. Just print the page
and your "little" artists will create a masterpiece..., and will have such fun! And while you are visiting Ann's website, please browse and view her wonderful Judaic artwork.
To print: Purim Coloring Page
New Kitchen Faucet from Israel
There are many Jewish households that hesitate to purchase a single handled kitchen faucet – to avoid inadvertently turning on the water heater, which is forbidden on Shabbat.
However a new faucet from Israel solves that problem with a simple switch, which can be turned on just before Shabbat, similar to activating the Sabbath mode on a refrigerator!
According to Rick Glickman kitchen designer, the faucet presently is available exclusively at Dream Kitchens. The company is offering KosherEye readers a special price of $475 plus shipping. The list price is $554. If ordering, mention the word: Kosher.
Please check with your rabbinical advisor to ensure that this faucet is appropriate for your Shabbos use.
We would never ever, ever write in a book, except in a cookbook of course. Do you treasure those scribbles in your family heirloom cookbooks? We do! The margin notes, known as marginalia are priceless especially when they are notes from mothers, grandmothers and cherished family members. The New York Times agrees, and published this not-to-be missed article by Kate Murphy. Between the Recipes, Scribbles Speak Volumes
Do let us know what priceless handwritten treasures you have found in your heirloom cookbooks, and send us photos of those pages!