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ISO kosher tamarind paste

I dealt with this a while ago. Eventually I found it at Kosher Marketplace in Manhattan. it seems to be their own product. I haven't checked in a while but if they still have it perhaps they woud send it. I actually will be in st l next month and would offer to bring it to you but it would have to be checked and I am carrying on.

Oct 15, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

white spelt flour

Thanks. I always got it at Fairway but when my daughter went last week they said they didn't have it and were not planning to carry it any more. Pretty much everywhere I've looked has only had whole spelt.

Oct 07, 2014
JackieR in Manhattan

white spelt flour

97th? Didn't see it there last week but I'll try again.

Oct 06, 2014
JackieR in Manhattan

white spelt flour

The place on the upper west side where I usually buy white spelt flour isn't carrying it anymore. Anyone know a store that does?

Oct 06, 2014
JackieR in Manhattan

break fast

We came home oddly unhungry. Ate the apple cheddar bread (heated) ignored the soup and the various serve yourself salads I had available in the fridge, finished up with iced decaf and ice cream. Wishing you all a shana tova!

Oct 04, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

salad in Boro park

Thanks! Looks just right.

Oct 01, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

salad in Boro park

Can anyone here recommend a really good place to get a salad in Boro Park or is this an oxymoron?

Oct 01, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

break fast

Sorry for the delay. I actually thought I had posted this. It's a variation on the recipe on Chow, but with some tweaks. I've been getting into savory quick breads lately. Very useful to have around.

Apple Cheddar Bread

2 C whole grain flour (I used spelt)
1 TBSP baking powder
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp fresh sage, chopped
3 eggs
2/3 C yogurt
3 Tbsp fruity olive oil
2 medium apples, shredded
4 oz finely chopped cheddar cheese

Preheat to 350. Oil a 9x5 loaf pan. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. Then mix wet ingredients. Combine by hand in just a few strokes until flour is just blended. Bake about 45 minutes.

Sep 30, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

Pomegranate Reduction

Thank you. I would love it.

Sep 29, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

break fast

Okay, suitably impressed and/or intimidated. Sounds amazing and I would love to be your friend. But I am always wiped after fast so it to be "do ahead" or "do it yourself." Thus the bread and soup.

Sep 28, 2014
JackieR in Kosher
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break fast

What are you planning for YK break fast? I'll start, although mine is a work in progress at this point (which is part of why I am asking here -- hoping for a brilliant idea to flesh it out). After the brilliant success of the savory quickbread we had post - tisha b'av (feta and kale) I am planning on a seasonally appropriate variation -- apple cheddar bread. We have mug-sized portions of various soups in the freezer and everyone will choose their own. We will end with the traditional (in this house anyway...) iced decaf and ice cream. But I still need something in between. What are you having?

Sep 28, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

Looking for a recipe for a parve holiday apple cake

I have to admit that although I like apple-cinnamon as a combo, I am not wedded to it. In one of the 3 cakes I made, I used MUCH less cinnamon than the recipe called for -- really just a whisper in the inside apples, and none on the top apples -- and I thought that was the best of the 3.

Sep 28, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

Pomegranate Reduction

Seeking guidance for next year. I made a grilled chicken cutlets in a pomegranate and red wine reduction for the first night of chag. Basically I grilled the cutlets, seasoned lightly, reduced a mixture of about 2/3 pomegranate juice and 1/3 red wine, and poured the reduction over the cutlets just before serving, tossing around some completely extraneous but very pretty pomegranate seeds for decoration. It was nice but the two components never really melded. So when I served the leftovers, I tried reheating the chicken in the reduction, which went watery and winey and just... not good. What did I do wrong?

Sep 27, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

Looking for a recipe for a parve holiday apple cake

I made the one online everywhere that seems to be called "Jewish apple cake." I made it pretty much as written and also, for a sugar=free guest, with agave and reduced oil (I reduce the oil when baking with agave to compensate for the greater amount of liquid. In both I upped the vanilla a little. I used a mixture of apples from the farmers market -- probably a total of 5 kinds. I thought both the sugar and the agave versions were spectacular. I think next time I would like to up the oranginess of it just a hair and might add a bit of orange zest.

Sep 27, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

Can this be frozen?

This question references CHOW's Apple and Cheddar Quick Bread recipe.
http://www.chow.com/recipes/30172-app...

Sep 15, 2014
JackieR in Home Cooking

Your Best Soup Recipe

The perfect late summer soup and i have been known to mix the leftovers with greek yogurt and call it breakfast.

https://food52.com/recipes/30594-it-s...

Aug 22, 2014
JackieR in Home Cooking

puff pastry

Good news. Thanks for remembering ye old puff pastry discussion and letting us know!

Aug 22, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

Chilled Apricot Soup recipe on Food52.com

Seems as if this method could be used for just about any fruit (and most vegetables) to create a simple elegant summer soup. What versions have you made?

Aug 19, 2014
JackieR in Home Cooking

Whatcha Eating Tonight?

Meal is coming together based on your inspiration. A feta kale bread recipe that I've been wanting to try. Omelets. Iced coffee, perhaps with a scoop of low-fat vanilla ice cream. Fruit. Thanks, all. Have an easy and meaningful rest of the fast.

Aug 05, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

Whatcha Eating Tonight?

Oooh... smoothies. Sounds great and not to much effort to make or to drink.

Aug 05, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

Whatcha Eating Tonight?

Was looking for menus specifically for after today's Jewish fast day. Thanks!

Aug 05, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

Whatcha Eating Tonight?

The people in my house have a history of starting small -- a nice iced decaf and some fresh fruit and yogurt, say, or a salad -- and then eating random things all night. Thought I might actually.... plan a meal. Looking to be inspired by your plans but not to work too hard. Ideas?

Aug 05, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

bagels?

The article on two new (nonkosher certified) bagel bakeries in NY has me wondering -- does anyone know of a genuinely good bagel bakery in NYC that is kosher ?
By good I mean -- not huge and puffy. Not too sweet. Chewy and a little dense like they used to be.
Anyone?

Jul 15, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

business coffee

I know about those but was hoping for something better.

Jul 15, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

business coffee

Looking for a pastry shop or cafe that's kosher, and serves coffee and decent pastries, for a business meeting. it needs to be somewhere between uws and Washington Heights. Coffee Bean is too noisy and too casual. Something like Birches or Edgar's or Lalo but kosher. Any ideas??

Jul 15, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

ISO mail order gluten free desserts

Sorry this is probably too late for this time but for future reference, I love By the Way, an amazing Kosher gluten-free bakery in Manhattan.

Here's previous thread http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9619...

I particularly love their orange almond cake but for better shipping try the chocolate chip cookies (made with excellent quality belgian chocolate) or their biscotti.

The best!

Jun 30, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

Main course galette for Shabbos lunch

Sorry. My spellcheck corrected that. 2 tsp.

May 21, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

Main course galette for Shabbos lunch

I attended a cooking demonstration today where one of the items was...are we on point or what???....galette. It was made on the fastest yeast crust I have ever seen:
2 1/2 c flour , 1 tsp salt, 2 to dry yeast, 2/3 c wster, 1/4 c neutral oil. (The cookbook author, Victoria Dweck, also added 2 Tbsp sugar. Up to you.) Basically mix then knead till smooth. Let rest 20 minutes. Press onto a parchment covered sheet. Fill and crimp as usual. Will be trying it this shabbos.

May 21, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

Large Jewish communities WITHOUT a kosher restaurant

St. Louis. They've tried several times& never takes. A friend of mine who teaches in local yeshiva tells me the kids dream of a pizza shop.

May 20, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

churros?

Has anyone been to the churros place on ues? Reviews? People seem to like the desserts but how is the "real" food?

May 20, 2014
JackieR in Kosher