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BuzzBloom
We learned about Buzz + Bloom at the Fancy Food Show. We were initially attracted to this OU kosher certified brand because of their beautiful honey jars, designed to depict “the global, honey-making relationship between the honeybee and the flower”. Whether it is a lychee fruit tree or fresh citrus groves, the company offers a diverse line of honeys, sourced all over the world. The brand has no artificial ingredients, flavors or preservatives, and is gluten-free, fat-free and nut-free.

From the company “Some honeys are overheated, over filtered and over processed, stripping the honey of its natural pollens and nutrients. Buzz + Bloom believes that honey should have natural pollen in it, highlighting the floral essence of the area where the honey originates. That’s why Buzz + Bloom only gently strains its honey, ensuring that it retains its natural pollen and unique taste profile. The honeys are packaged at a lower temperature to help maintain the beneficial enzymes and antioxidants.”

Buzz + Bloom honeys are easily recognizable by their bright blue caps.
The Jewish “honey” season is here –so enjoy dipping, spreading, cooking or spooning this superfood. For more information, click: Buzzandbloomhoney.com

3 Honey Tips
Honey does not spoil. If you see crystals form in any honey jar, simply put the honey in the microwave for a few seconds.
Oil a spoon or measuring cup before filling with hone. It will release easily!
If honey has crystallized, put it in the microwave to heat for a few seconds.

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Orange Guard -- Bye, Bye Bugs!
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Orange Guard is a must for every home. We don’t like bugs. and are wary of the dangerous insecticides which eliminate them. We are always searching for a safe organic method of preventing and eliminating any insect invaders. Enter Orange Guard. It is family friendly, safe for humans and pets, even around food. Its main active ingredient is Limonene, a chemical found in the peels of citrus fruits and other plants. Orange Guard is 100% made from edible plant extracts and water, making it a viable solution to use in your kitchen and around your children and pets.
It is even said to have many uses, including medicinal properties, and has a lovely citrus scent.

Not only does it keep insects out, but it also cleans. We use it on the inside and outside of window sills, in kitchen crevices, door thresholds and just about anywhere that we have ever seen or could see an insect. Simply spray in cracks and crevices around your home to prevent an insect invasion.
Can you tell? We do our utmost to banish bugs from our home!

Orange Guard is available in 32 ounce spray bottles and refill containers.
For more information, visit orangeguard.net
To purchase Orange Guard, click here: Orange Guard Home Pest Control

 

 

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 Inka plantains sized
Inka Roasted Plantain Chips are made from a special variety of the banana family that is intended to be cooked before eating (as a starchy vegetable side dish), rather than eaten raw like "dessert" bananas. The plantains used by Inka are both nutritious and delicious, and grown in Peru.

Instead of frying, Inka plantains are sliced and roasted in pure palm oil for a light and crispy baked snack that can be served with a dip or eaten or straight from the bag.
The problem….we found them way too addictive! Crunch and Yumm!
• All Natural
• No Trans Fats
• Low in Sodium
• Gluten Free
• Non-GMO
Varieties include lemon, original, sweet and spicy plantains, all OU certified
For more information visit Inkacrops.com

Avocado Dip for Plantains – A KosherEye signature recipe
Creamy, layers of flavor for dipping plantains chips or crudités 
2 avocadoes, peeled and pitted
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3 Tablespoon mayonnaise 
3 Tablespoons sour cream
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 clove minced garlic

Combine all ingredients and serve with plantain chips.

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Richland Rum founder, Erik Vonk arrived in Georgia in 1990 to launch an Atlanta bureau for Randstad, the multinational Dutch staffing firm. He retired from the company within a decade, and then changed directions. Along with his wife Karin, he purchased a large tract of farmland near Richland, Georgia. They named their farm Vennebroeck (Dutch for “ponds and brooks”). Vonk was intrigued by the area’s history of sugarcane farming. “I just sort of had this ‘aha’ moment,” he says. Vonk set out on his own quest to grow, distill, and barrel-age sugarcane into something that would evoke the lost character of pre-Prohibition rum.

Most commercial rum today is made from molasses, the by-product of sugar refining, rather than the cane syrup used during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Working with the University of Georgia extension office, Vonk identified the variety of cane that grows best in southwestern Georgia’s climate — Georgia Red — and secured permission to build a still for personal consumption. In 2007, when he decided to turn his hobby into a business, Vonk had to jump through some regulatory hoops since Vennebroeck straddles two dry counties.

The Richland Distilling Company is located in a formerly shuttered shop in historic downtown Richland, Georgia. The distillery and tasting room are available for free tours. The rum is a “Single Estate Old Georgia Rum, hand crafted from unrefined sugar cane, copper pot distilled and matured in virgin America white oak barrels.” Richland Rum is kosher certified by the , the Atlanta Kosher Commission (AKC).
The rum has won several awards and accolades including Flavor of Georgia Award 2014, The Good Food Awards 2016, including 94 of 100 points from Tasting Panel Magazine, and gold medals by numerous international tasting competitions.
We found the rum smooth enough to sip, and enjoyed it simply poured over ice. We also tried it and enjoyed it in some of our favorite cocktail recipes.
Visit the website at richlandrum.com; or even better, make a reservation and visit the distillery when you are in Georgia!

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Nutritional yeast…the name sounded so healthy and certainly not a pantry staple at KosherEye. But, that was before we tried it. We came upon Parma! when we were searching for a recipe to make our own parve Caesar dressing. After some research on vegan sites, we discovered Parma!

So what is nutritional yeast? It is a concentrated source of protein, B complex vitamins, minerals, is easily digestible, and has a cheese-like flavor. In fact, it is considered a super food because the nutrients are plentiful and extremely concentrated. In the Parma brand, the yeast has been deactivated due to a pasteurization process, and is combined with walnuts, seeds, herbs and spices.

Parma is kosher certified parve (dairy free) by Oregon Kosher. It is also Vegan, Soy-free, Gluten-free, GMO-Free, and it is considered a complete protein. It is available in 4 kosher varieties and comes in a shaker jar.

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      Chipotle                   Garlicky                      Original              “Better than Bacon”

So now that you know all about our nutritional yeast discovery! Here’s our delicious parve Caesar dressing recipe, and a bonus recipe from Parma!
For more information about Parma!, click here: eatparma.com

Parve (Dairy Free) Caesar Dressing
A KosherEye Signature Recipe

Ingredients:

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
3 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
2 Tablespoons sugar
1-teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce (French’s is parve)
1/2-cup mayonnaise
2 Tablespoons parve buttermilk or soy milk
4 ounces extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup Parma!
Ground pepper to taste
Optional: 2 crushed anchovies or a teaspoon of fish sauce (Red boat is kosher)

Directions:

In a bowl whisk together garlic, lemon juice, sugar, mustard, Worcestershire. Add the optional anchovies or fish sauce if using.

Whisk in mayonnaise, oil and Parma!
Enjoy this dressing over a plain lettuce salad – or add salmon, chicken, croutons, kosher bacon bits, kosher faux shrimp or additional vegetables. Serve additional Parma! and freshly ground pepper on the side.. Be creative! Enjoy!

Pesto
A dairy free recipe adapted from Parma!

Ingredients:

One bunch basil (you may mix it with other greens, such as spinach, chard, kale, parsley, etc.)
2 Tablespoons parsley or oregano
1 cup Parma! (One 3.5oz jar)
1/3 to 2/3 cups olive oil, depending on texture desired
1 to 2 cloves garlic
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Directions:

In food processor, combine all ingredients except oil. Pulse until chopped. Add oil; Pulse a few more times until combined.
Enjoy on crackers, pasta, or veggies. Sprinkle some extra Parma on top. This makes a lovely spread for bread or challah and a yummy topping on broiled or grilled lamb chops.
For extra pesto you won't eat right away, put into ice trays and freeze.

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