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Pareve icecreams

Good to know! I grew up on Double Rainbow ice creams and it might even be worth slogging through the local Trader Joe's for a pint or two of nostalgia.

about 14 hours ago
CloggieGirl in Kosher

UWS NYC odd-kosher-food event

Yes it is and enough of my friends know it as part of a joke that I thought the joke was well-known. I guess not.

about 14 hours ago
CloggieGirl in Kosher

UWS NYC odd-kosher-food event

The point of the joke is where on the neck. Also, it's a joke.

1 day ago
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Manischewitz, Lieber's, etc. How do they do it?

This year, I got really excited that I found KLP kitniyot Dijon mustard from France. It was unbelievably bland and I considered asking my friends who hosted seder if they had leftover horseradish to give it some kick.

Apr 16, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

UWS NYC odd-kosher-food event

Giraffe? They finally figured out where to shecht a giraffe? There goes that joke.

Chicken Nuggets for Passover

Btw, what is the texture of potato flakes? I'm not familiar and had pictured a less crunchy panko-type thing.

Apr 09, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

KP Gelatin Question

I wouldn't add any sugar and would use at least triple the amount of "dessert" powder that you would for gelatin. Panna cotta is pretty forgiving.

Mar 25, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Soda in cans for Passover 2015

Happy to share. It surprises me too.

Mar 25, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

KP Gelatin Question

Panna cotta

Mar 25, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Soda in cans for Passover 2015

Duane Reade carries tons of Dr. Browns at pesach.

Mar 25, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

please help to update our family sedar recipes

I've had that with shredded coconut and well-crushed almonds.It was amazing.

Mar 24, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Pesach and Costco

It isn't that common in some parts of the US. The Costco near my grandmother's definitely does not sell Empire or any particularly "kosher" brands.

Mar 23, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Gino's pizza Brooklyn (near Boro Park)

They don't even have a claim to have actual supervision. I wonder if it's someone's kitchen, so they don't want people knowing where the food is actually coming from. Weird.

Also, potato knishes with pizza? Oof! Too heavy.

Mar 23, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

flavored Vintage Seltzer

Well, you'd have to ask those people (or their preferred kashrut authority) if Triangle K's hashgacha is acceptable for pesach. "Stricter style" is a very relative term.

Mar 19, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Pareve Passover Chocolate Chips

The pesach part is probably more of an issue. Most of the non-heimishe brands use soy lecithin to stabilize the chocolate and to make it creamier when it melts. I have a feeling that when making a "natural" or "healthful" brand, the company tries to avoid as many allergens as possible so the lecithin gets dropped.

Mar 18, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Challenge: Slice of Heaven

New York, Buddha Bodai, steamed "pork" buns

Mar 18, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Critique my (first!) Pesach menu?

More of the lemon aioli with chopped, fresh dill would do nicely. Growing up, gravlax without dill was simply incomplete. If you want a different sauce for each, then a garlic aioli with the artichokes.

Mar 16, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher
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Non-Seder Passover Recipes/Ideas

Thank you for this! When I read the recipe months ago, I meant to mark it for pesach and promptly forgot. All my stuff is dairy, so I just have to sub in the potato starch.

Mar 14, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Critique my (first!) Pesach menu?

Sounds delicious! I am partial to the coconut-covered marshmallows that only seem to pop up at pesach. Then again, I'm partial to coconut in general.

The only thing to consider is the vadouvan. Some people hold that some of the spices in it (fenugreek, cumin, mustard) are kitniyot that they will not eat. I love the combination of curry and egg myself and (kitniyot-eater that I am) make curried egg salad every pesach.

Mar 14, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher
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Heaviness of a second seder

The people we do first seder with serve cut up veggies with mayo-based dip as well as cut up fruit with chocolate sauce when everyone is doing all the dipping. It's easy for them and it takes the edge of everyone's hunger when the meal comes around. As a result, they can serve a lighter meal and everyone is happy.

Mar 12, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Hostess gifts

As a guest, I totally appreciate an assignment that I know will be useful/helpful to the hosts. It also is one less decision for me to think about.

Mar 12, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

ISO of Great Kosher Bakery to make several cakes for Bar-Mitzvah Party

As a long-time vegetarian, someone who formerly worked in a French pastry shop, and a general detester of pareve desserts, I have been very pleased with the pareve desserts from Sue Sez. Moist and tender, but not mushy.

Mar 11, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Mexikosher for one night in NYC

I hope so. Then maybe they'd open up a permanent restaurant here and I could enjoy the foods of my treif, California childhood.

Mar 05, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Hostess gifts

Eeeeewwwwww (re: Wines with sweeteners added).

Mar 02, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Hostess gifts

If you're going for seder, nice wine is a good option. Just double check that it actually is labeled for Passover and find out if your host has feelings about meshuval. I had no idea why a wine would not be suitable for pesach, but I always double check because you never know...

Also, since people have such a range of traditions, it's fine to ask. Tbh, I always seem to find myself short on tupperware and would be thrilled to get some from a guest.

Mar 02, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

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