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Vegan Shabbat meals & dishes

I'm far from an expert, but I think one of the main concerns would be how long the chicken was in the "danger zone" temperature range, especially starting frozen and having a low oven temperature. http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/f...

Feb 19, 2015
hbg1 in Kosher

Vegan Shabbat meals & dishes

Um, is cooking frozen chicken in a 175 oven safe? Or do you mean something else?

Feb 19, 2015
hbg1 in Kosher

kosher goat cheese

Confirmed at my local Trader Joe's. They are now Tablet K. I was afraid that would be the case.

And this was one widely available kosher cheese that was really convenient when in an area with a TJ's but no kosher store nearby. Sigh. I just hope they keep carrying the Israeli feta.

Feb 18, 2015
hbg1 in Kosher

kosher goat cheese

Trader Joe's has OU Chevre goat cheese, in plain and herb-covered, if there's one near you.

Feb 18, 2015
hbg1 in Kosher

Recommendations in DC, Silver Spring, Baltimore

This thread summarizes options in Baltimore: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9121...

It's still pretty current, with the addition of Serengeti, a steak house, but that may not be what you're looking for with kids.

Feb 12, 2015
hbg1 in Kosher

Tj recommendation and random observation/ question

Wait - the Biscoff cookies on Delta flights are kosher?!? I'd always assumed they were the regular unhechshered ones.

I was really surprised at how much the cookie butter has the texture of peanut butter exactly right. I've heard it also comes in "crunchy" versions. One of those "don't think too much about what's in it and just enjoy it" products.

Jan 27, 2015
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Tj recommendation and random observation/ question

I actually got someone to bring me a jar of cookie butter from Israel recently. I'm rationing it to a teaspoon at a time. And still hoping it will appear here someday. The jar has a big sticker on top with the product information in Hebrew and the hechsher.

I also found the cookies once in a kosher store in Brooklyn a few years ago, but haven't seen them since. I assumed someone was importing them from Israel, not directly from Belgium.

I'm really looking forward to trying the TJ's cookies soon. Hopefully they'll stick around (with a hechsher) for a while.

Jan 27, 2015
hbg1 in Kosher

Tj recommendation and random observation/ question

And now I have to stop at TJ's on my way home tonight. Thanks for the heads up, even if we don't understand why they have hashgacha and the cookie butter doesn't.

I don't know if the hechshered cookies and cookie butter in Israel are special runs or just hechshered at certain times, but I wish they would import them here!

Jan 27, 2015
hbg1 in Kosher

A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads

Oh, how interesting! Thanks!

Dec 18, 2014
hbg1 in Site Talk

A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads

So, I keep reading about this "top posters" list and boardreader here, but it's not something I can find on the site. How do I get there? Or is this just a Power User thing? Thanks!

Dec 18, 2014
hbg1 in Site Talk

A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads

I came to Site Talk to figure out what was going on when I loaded a board and all the threads were marked as unread even though I was logged in. I managed to find this announcement of a seemingly unrelated update, which has apparently broken "history" for all users until they update their settings to Collapse Previously Read Comments.

You might want to make this change and the solution more obvious, or check the box by default. I anticipate a lot more confused/upset users because of this major change to the website for regular visitors.

Edit: The checkbox in Settings does not appear to really fix the problem I'm having. Not only is this relatively short post paginated, but the See All in settings is not working. Also, I came back into this post cleanly, and all the posts were white (unread) but mine (this one) was grayed out on the first page. And it appeared again (in white) when I got to the third page.

On a thread I'd read most of, when I first went back in it was nearly all grayed and collapsed as expected. But then I clicked on Page 2 (which should not have been active, since I believe all the posts were on that first collapsed page) and it went to the uncollapsed page 2. But if I'd seen all the posts, I should not have gotten pagination at all.

I also don't see how you are determining how many posts to put per page. Why not use the user's settings they've already set? I have mine set to 100 (for board listings). Sorry this turned into a long post, but I think the implementation of this functionality is very problematic, regardless of whether there was a need for the pagination feature or not.

Breadsmith in Brooklyn

Dec 12, 2014
hbg1 in Kosher

Matjes herring

I was just in IKEA and decided to check out the herring. I didn't see a hechsher on anything in the food section of IKEA, except for the sparkling juices (which I've noticed before). Have you seen herring - or anything else - with a hashgacha recently? Just wondering. Thanks!

Dec 09, 2014
hbg1 in Kosher

Worthwhile kosher restaurants in NJ

Thanks, everyone, for all your great suggestions. Unfortunately, plans changed yesterday evening and we'll need to stay in Brooklyn for dinner after all. I hope to use this list for the next trip, though. Thanks again for your help (and feel free to add more, since I am really hoping to get to some of these places at some point soon).

Nov 06, 2014
hbg1 in Kosher

long-keeping travel bread for lechem mishna ??

I keep them in the refrigerator at home, but I buy the shelf-stable kind and they seem to always have expiration dates at least a month out. I haven't actually left them out, though, so it's definitely worth an experiment to be sure.

Nov 05, 2014
hbg1 in Kosher

long-keeping travel bread for lechem mishna ??

How about flour tortillas? I think they have quite a long shelf life.

Nov 05, 2014
hbg1 in Kosher

Worthwhile kosher restaurants in NJ

I'll be traveling on Sunday evening from Brooklyn, heading south through NJ. We can eat in Brooklyn before we leave, but we're wondering if instead there are any restaurants worth a detour off of the turnpike. We're willing to go a bit out of the way, like to Teaneck.

Are there any really great places that we should try?

Thanks for any suggestions you may have.

Nov 05, 2014
hbg1 in Kosher

Kosher Chicago Style Pizza?

I have family in the Wicker Park area, so this is great news. I don't have a trip planned right now, but I do hope this is still around when I get back there!

Oct 31, 2014
hbg1 in Kosher

baltimore on sunday of chol hamoed

There's a thread on Baltimore options here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/912176. That's pretty much up to date, other than a new steak-type restaurant, Serengeti that opened this summer.

I can't think of anywhere that parking would be an issue. If you need a sukkah, probably most places will have one, but you may want to check in advance.

Oct 03, 2014
hbg1 in Kosher

Reviews of Double frying pan kugel pot

It looks like it, at least according to camelcamelcamel.com: http://camelcamelcamel.com/Cuisinart-...
This is actually the lowest price they've recorded (since Feb. 2012).

Sep 28, 2014
hbg1 in Kosher

Reviews of Double frying pan kugel pot

If anyone is still interested in this, the Cuisinart double frying pan is currently selling for $19.99 on Amazon. (The price alert I set up based on this thread let me know about it.)

I just ordered one, and I'm really looking forward to trying this out soon!

Sep 27, 2014
hbg1 in Kosher

Kosher cheese curds?

I never thought of trying, and after a search, it appears to require calcium chloride and rennet. Definitely not something I'm going to be trying soon, even if I could find those ingredients. But thanks for the suggestion!

Aug 06, 2014
hbg1 in Kosher

Kosher cheese curds?

Please post if you find them anywhere. I've never seen them kosher, but would also be interested if they exist. Good luck!

Aug 06, 2014
hbg1 in Kosher

Kosher restaurants w/corkage

I think it probably depends a lot on the location and local laws. Several years ago when I was visiting Philly the restaurant we went to told us where we could buy kosher wine across the street to bring in for our meal. I don't remember if we had to pay a corkage fee or if they checked the bottle for a hechsher.

Jul 16, 2014
hbg1 in Kosher

Why is there no decent kosher cheese dip?

Ro-tel has an OK. That may be what you're thinking of.

Jun 30, 2014
hbg1 in Kosher

Kraft String Cheese is OUD

They were the regular kind, not 2%, at a Super Walmart in Maryland.

I guess it makes sense that the OU is not supervising all runs, but I've seen some of the flavors of Polly-O with and without the OU at different times. I was really happy to hear that the Kraft line was also going kosher.

I really appreciate the fact that some mainstream cheeses are now in theory available all over the country. It may not be gourmet, but it's a great thing to be able to pick up when not anywhere near a kosher store.

Jun 25, 2014
hbg1 in Kosher

Kraft String Cheese is OUD

I just spotted the Kraft mozzarella-cheddar twists with an OU-D at super Walmart last night. Those were on the Polly-O list, but I never actually saw any with an OU, just KD. So that was a nice surprise.

I'd assumed that the KD versions would phase out when new packaging came in, but that doesn't seem to be the case. It's been quite a while now for Polly-O, and I still see a lot that isn't OU. Hopefully with the Kraft versions switching over as well, that situation will improve.

Jun 25, 2014
hbg1 in Kosher

Need a VEGAN kosher bakery in Philly please

My info is out of date, but they were still subsidizing the plain water challahs in Israel about 12 years ago, as well as plain weekday bread (unsliced).

The "fancy" egg challahs were significantly more. And definitely tasted like cake in comparison.

Jun 10, 2014
hbg1 in Kosher

Great American Health Bar/57th Street

One year the person who bought the chametz belonging to some friends of mine showed up at their door unannounced, asked to see the chametz, and took some of it away. I believe they were reimbursed for the value after Pesach. Even though it's a real sale, most people don't really expect someone to come to their house and take anything.

Apr 24, 2014
hbg1 in Kosher

Moussaka Recipe Needed

Glad to help out!

Apr 18, 2014
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