KosherEye Featured Kitchen Tool
KosherEye Featured Kitchen Tool
Does anyone really need a tool for making vegetable spirals and ribbons? How would we use it? We quickly discovered that a spiralizer is a gadget that can nudge our family into eating more veggies. Equipped with four blades, the Paderno Spiralizer transforms vegetables into thin strands as well as spiral cuts, shoestrings and ribbon "noodles." Another plus is an accessory for creating fancy accordion cuts. This spiral vegetable slicer is great for slicing raw vegetables and fruits for salads, pastas, side dishes, stir-fry's and garnishes, and even shoestring fries.
Spiralized veggies can then be steamed, sautéed, roasted or eaten raw. The Paderno 4 blade Spiralizer is simple to use - prongs hold vegetables tightly against a cutting blade-while a crank is turned to produce long ribbons or skinny, curled, and twisted pasta-like spirals. We particularly liked the way it worked on beets and zucchini. We even used it to add strands of cucumbers and carrots to our sushi salad.
This is the updated version of the original Paderno Spiralizer Slicer, which was actually created about 20 years ago. By the way, this spiral slicer was selected as best in its category by Cook's Illustrated.
Paderno World-Cuisine 4 Blade Spiralizer
- The compact base minimizes counter and storage space, and houses extra easy to remove blades.
- Its clear cover doubles as a tray to catch ribbons as they are cut
- Suction feet offer stability during use
- Disassembles easily for storage
- Top shelf dishwasher safe
- Four stainless blades include: Spiral, Angel Hair Shredder, Fine Shredder, Coarse Shredder
- Includes four stainless-steel blades: angel-hair shredder, chipper, fine shredder and straight blade, plus a pin accessory to use with the blades to create accordion cuts.
- Use with firm fruits and vegetables, including apples, potatoes, carrots, cucumber, zucchini, beets and more.
GIVEAWAY: Paderno is offering a lucky KosherEye reader a 4-blade Spiralizer! Enter to win below:
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If you just can't wait to see if you are the winner, you can order online here: Paderno World Cuisine Spiralizer Pro, 4-Blade
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Who knew that we needed one of these? Where do YOU crack your eggs? On the dish, the bowl, the counter, the sink? How hard do you “rap”? Yes, they all work - but we seem to always end up with an eggy mess… usually some shell, and often some egg drips.
Enter, the Crack’em! It is a dishwasher safe tray with a single slightly raised edge that provides the perfect surface to crack an egg, catching all the drips including the egg white. The cracked egg can easily be poured into a bowl or pan.
Because of kashrut, and the prohibition of using eggs with blood spots, cracking one egg at a time is the rule in kosher homes. The surface of the Crack’em (ours is white) allows full inspection of each egg.
Learn more about this nifty $6.00 gadget, watch the videos, and order here: http://crackemeggs.com
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Crack'em - A Better Way to Crack Eggs
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Who wants to grill in the cold of winter? We do! Now that we have discovered this awesome indoor grill, we can! The best news: if you live in an apartment condo or residence lacking outdoor space, now you can grill -any time, any season. For the kosher cook, Stephen's Stovetop BBQ offers an extra special bonus- it is very portable and easy to transport, a great option for a vacation home or rental.
The grill can be used atop any gas cooktop or range on an open flame. It works well with fish, lean meats, and vegetables and gives food an outdoor grill flavor. We tried it with fish and vegetables (we're keeping our bbq parve), and as we grilled, we felt like those TV chefs. (Sizzle, sizzle) We particularly liked how our vegetables actually charred. Our veggies and salmon were awesome. There was minimal smoke –And the best news, every part of the grill goes in the dishwasher.
Stephen's explains: "Most indoor grill pans are simply modified fry pans with ridges added for grill marks." However, Stephen's is different- it is very convenient, non-stick, and offers the opportunity to have flame-grilled food indoors, with low smoke. (The company suggests using lean meats when grilling – which avoids creating excessive smoke- and of course, is healthier as well). Marinades and sauces are added after the grilling process.
Made of heavy-grade durable aluminum, it has an 11" round cooking surface and a nonstick drip tray that collects excess grease from food while cooking.
• 11-inch grill for use with gas range
• Aluminum with non-stick coating
• BBQ-grilled flavor from direct fire cooking
• Fast cooking from conductive and convective design
• 100% dishwasher safe. Easy to use and clean.
• 2 year warranty
Enjoy our KosherEye Stephen's Stovetop BBQ recipe:
Grilled Vegetables with Pasta
Rose's Perfect Pie Plate
by Rose Levy Beranbaum
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Designed by Rose Levy Beranbaum, host of the PBS cooking series Baking Magic and cookbook author, this glazed ceramic pie plate features deeply fluted edges that serve as a mold to press dough. With lovely fluted edges, Rose's Perfect Pie Plate is the perfect bakeware accessory for pies, quiches and cobblers and more.
The glazed ceramic plate evenly absorbs heat to bake a crisp bottom, and the dish goes from oven to table. You can bake, cut and serve on the high-fired nonstick cooking surface, which also provides easy release and cleaning. Rose's pie plate is safe for oven, microwave, freezer and dishwasher. The scratch-free glazed ceramic absorbs no fats, odors or bacteria and resists discoloring.
- Rose Levy Beranbaum, author of The Cake Bible, The Cake Bible and host of the PBS television series Baking Magic, has designed her ideal ceramic pie plate
- Deep fluted edge serve as a mold to form a lovely scalloped crust that holds up well during baking. Plate is shaped to create an easy decorative border
- The plate measures 9 inches with a 4-cup capacity
- Fine-quality ceramic absorbs and distributes heat evenly to bake a crisper crust
- Rose has written (and includes) a booklet containing the how-to's of pie baking along with scrumptious pie crust and pie recipes
Rose's pie plate is produced by the world-renowned Harold Import Company. Since 1957, the family-run Harold Import Company has produced more than 20 million premium porcelain products used worldwide in famous restaurants, catering facilities, hotel dining rooms, cooking schools and by home chefs. The Harold Import Company ceramics line offers years of superb cooking, beautiful tabletop serving and effortless cleanup.
For recipes and baking tips visit: http://www.realbakingwithrose.com
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Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker
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The search is always on to find the next fabulous cup of coffee. For six days each week, full bodied, coffee is a cinch. Rich, satisfying well-brewed coffee is readily available. On Shabbos, however, that is not always the case—especially for coffee devotees.
As we have reported previously, coffee extract is not a new idea and has been used for years commercially. Some coffee houses and cafes use cold-brew coffee extract. When brewing traditional hot coffee, acids and oils are released, which may effect some drinkers. According to research findings however, cold brewing produces smooth, low acid coffee perfect for people with acid reflux and digestive issues.
One of the benefits of the Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker is that with cold brewing only the natural flavors are extracted, creating a well-balanced, lower acid, smooth, concentrated coffee, which can be used in hot or iced coffee drinks. And, once brewed, the concentrated coffee extract can be kept fresh in the pitcher of the Cold Brew Coffee Maker in the refrigerator.
It is simple to use.... ground coffee is added to the stainless mesh infuser, and then water is added to the pitcher. The coffee is left to steep in the refrigerator from 24 to 72 hours. At the end of the steeping process, the infuser is unscrewed and removed, and coffee can be enjoyed, with leftovers stored in the Takeya pitcher in the refrigerator...for up to two weeks. Yes, it is so easy; coffee can be made, served and stored in the Takeya.
And now more great news: For coffee loving Sabbath observant Jews, having a good cup of coffee on Saturday morning or after a wonderful Shabbos meal comes with limitations. There is a biblical prohibition against cooking on Shabbos, which includes the brewing of coffee. Most Shabbos observant people drink instant coffee. However, coffee made in the Takeya is Shabbos compliant, since there is absolutely no cooking or coffee sifting involved
On Wednesday or Thursday morning, add 14 to 16 tablespoons of your favorite medium or dark roast coarsely ground coffee to the infuser. Twist the infuser into the lid and add 4 cups of cold, filtered water to the pitcher. Lower the infuser into the water. Seal the lid, and store the pitcher in the refrigerator.
We have tested this coffee maker for several weeks and suggest the following: We like strong coffee – so we use a dark coarsely ground French roast. We made several batches of cold-brew coffee extract over several weeks, and allowed it to infuse in the refrigerated Takeya coffee for 36, 48 and 72 hours respectively. The 48-hour brew was excellent but, since we like our coffee very strong, our favorite was the 72-hour brew! Once the coffee has finished cold brewing, remove the Infuser. Now its ready to make a hot or iced cup of coffee, coffee that was smooth, rich and with a "freshly brewed" taste. One important tip: To ensure a really hot cup of coffee on Shabbos, the extract should be at room temperature. . We used 1 part coffee brew to 2 parts hot water to produce a hot brewed cup. We recommend removing the brew from the refrigerator on Friday night to bring it to room temperature by Saturday morning. Then enjoy it throughout the day, hot or cold, and refrigerate the leftovers.
For more information and to see a 2 minute video showing how to make coffee with the Takeyah coffee maker, go to http://blog.takeyausa.com/2013/10/introducing-the-takeya-cold-brew-coffee-maker/
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Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker
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