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The OU may endorse a new line of products

The pills use synthesized THC and are fully approved by the FDA so they don't contain marijuana.

Feb 25, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

The OU may endorse a new line of products

I'm not disagreeing with you but there are people who take the position that if something non-food is available with a hecksher, they will only buy it with a hecksher. Right or wrong, these people exist and I think all agencies who give certification for non-edible items bear at least some responsibility for that. However, I think there's not much to do about that now except prevent the creep of hashgacha to additional non-food products.

Feb 25, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

The OU may endorse a new line of products

I'm pretty sure I've seen hashgacha on toilet bowl cleaner, although I can't remember by whom, so I won't blame the OU. The disposable pans, soap, and kinda sorta drain cleaners are in contact with food or cookware. The cleaner on the other hand...

Feb 24, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

The OU may endorse a new line of products

Personally, I might be more comfortable with them simply certifying pot brownies without word as to their intended usage. When you start certifying medications as kosher or not, I think it can set a dangerous precedent that people could refuse other medications without certification and suffer because of it. I know this is actual food they're certifying but, as you point out, they certify things not meant to be eaten (or have I been wasting aluminum disposable pans by throwing them away all these years?) Whether you or I thinks this is correct halakhah is immaterial because there are people who would take that route and the OU has a responsibility to them as well.

As for promoting drugs? I see it as less clear-cut in places where marijuana use is legal in various forms. They certify alcohol despite alcoholism and drunk drivers, butter despite the dangers of obesity, etc. It is up to consumers and other parts of society to strive for responsible usage.

Feb 24, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Alibaba on the UWS

I remember it being pseudo-closed for a while and then re-opening. They're not particularly consistent about opening hours in general (outside of shabbat).

Feb 22, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Passover Quinoa Flour

Any ideas on how to use it? I assume it doesn't behave like wheat flour.

Feb 17, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Kosher wine at Whole Foods Market

Where are you buying your wine?

Feb 16, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

looking for mini chocolate liquor bottles

My bad. I misread and thought she was asking if there were any other kosher brands besides Godiva.

Feb 12, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

looking for mini chocolate liquor bottles

There are other brands. Binyamina (which is also K for P and pretty tasty), Schmerling's (never tried it) and good ol Sabra makes a chocolate-orange liqueur (meh, not bad but not great).

Feb 12, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

looking for mini chocolate liquor bottles

I'd try Skyview (http://www.skyviewwine.com/) in Riverdale (Bronx). They have a wide selection. I didn't see any mini bottles on their site but other wine shops don't always list their mini bottles either or they can special order some for you. Is this for Purim, by any chance?

Feb 11, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Kosher vegetarian Italian sausage and other deli items

FWIW, Dynasea is fake crab but it is real fish. It isn't vegetarian.

Feb 11, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Kosher vegetarian Italian sausage and other deli items

I've only seen the stuffed roast around Thanksgiving. It is amazing.

Feb 11, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Kosher Timepiece Cafe?

I imagine that is a big sticking point. My vague memories of suburban Denver include a lot more available space. I feel like this wouldn't last long in NYC without money from another source (i.e. community members who feel it is important). This isn't an impossible concept but would probably not be a normal 6-day-a-week cafe.

Feb 08, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Wheat Starch

I could see it going either way, depending on how it's produced. I'd suggest checking in with the kashrut authority you hold by.

Feb 08, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Tj recommendation and random observation/ question

Nope, I've seen kosher ones on domestic flights.

Feb 02, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Looking for advice for guest with crohns

Are you sure the person has Crohns and not celiac? I ask because I know a few people with Crohns and cummulatively among them the restrictions are: no beans or lentils, no corn, no nut pieces (but oils are fine). People with celiac have issues with flour. If the Crohns guest said specifically that her/his restrictions are no [wheat?] flour and no sugar (no refined sugars? no fructose?) then it is what it is, but it seems odd.

Jan 29, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Kosher vegetarian Italian sausage and other deli items

Let's start a company to bring excellent kosher, frozen tamales to the world!

Jan 28, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Kosher vegetarian Italian sausage and other deli items

I was so bummed to find out the tamales aren't certified. I miss having a freezer full of tamales and the ones I make aren't ever that great.

Jan 27, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Kosher vegetarian Italian sausage and other deli items

Tofurky makes an excellent Italian sausage. Their fake turkeys are horrible but their fake sausages and deli are great.

Jan 27, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Now that foie gras is legal again in California

Interesting to know. I had only heard of geese being used for foie gras.

Jan 18, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Now that foie gras is legal again in California

They don't use geese?

Jan 18, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Question of kashrut and liver

I can't spread it with cream cheese, so it's just not worth it.

Jan 11, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher
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Question of kashrut and liver

When they say "dedicated toaster" under #5 ("A separate grill or other cRc approved heating device (i.e. a dedicated toaster) should be used.") am I right in assuming they mean toaster oven? I'm picturing liver getting plopped over the top of a toaster, waiting for the bottom part to pop up.

Jan 11, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

What Kind of Shabbat Meal Host/ess Gifts Do You Like to Receive?

Sounds tasty if you like tart things as much as I do.

Jan 07, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher
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new kosher dressings!

I've noticed that there is often a lag time between kashrut announcements and changes in labeling. My guess is that they announce this when the decision is made but it take a while to work through old stock and old labels.

Jan 02, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Babka filling- opinions please!

First one. Looks perfect. I like my babka a bit soft and bordering on mushy.

Jan 01, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Doughnut Season

Recommendations on non-jelly donuts are welcome too!

Anyone have an answer or guess as to why jelly donuts have become the default Hanukah donuts?

Dec 10, 2014
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Thanksgiving menus please

The recipe I use is super easy because it's in fours:
*4 cans of corn (2 kernels, 2 creamed)
*4 eggs
*4 Tbs flour
*4 Tbs milk (or plain non-dairy milk)
*4 tsp sugar (optional)
*spices to taste (I learned the recipe with just salt, but I like a bit of cumin or Old Bay)

Stir together in a bowl. Pour into a lightly oiled 9x13 and cook at 375 until the top is just golden brown and a knife in the middle comes out almost clean.

I have added cheddar cheese and bell peppers with the cumin and salt, if the meal is dairy and it is delightful. I've never tried, but I imagine chopped scallions would be too.

Nov 27, 2014
CloggieGirl in Kosher

What Kind of Shabbat Meal Host/ess Gifts Do You Like to Receive?

What is going on in your house that it takes 48 hours to acclimate to?

Nov 26, 2014
CloggieGirl in Kosher
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Pareve Mushroom Soup

It's too bad that the recipe doesn't specify what type of miso paste to use. There are a number of flavors. The lighter ones are relatively sweeter and the darker ones are more savory and saltier.

Nov 17, 2014
CloggieGirl in Kosher