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Baltimore Harbor area -?

Thanks for the warning. I will definitely look up any recommendations before jumping in and ordering. :-)

Apr 17, 2013
Jay3fer in Kosher

Baltimore Harbor area -?

Don't need anything fancy, but I'm spending the day down there with a child and I'm wondering if there is anywhere to get a kosher sandwich and/or nutritious salads/snacks and/or Krispy Kreme/Dunkin Donuts (coming from Canada, so those are a nice treat, too :-)).

Any suggestions appreciated!

Apr 17, 2013
Jay3fer in Kosher

Looking for Spectrum Organic VIRGIN coconut oil ASAP!

Well... Modern food processing being what it is, "grain-free" and "unrefined " do not necessarily mean a product is okay for passover. I'm thinking specifically of honey, which, even when it's called unpasteurized, has usually undergone a heating process (most people don't know this ), and which therefore DOES need a special symbol for Passover. I haven't called about every kosher raw coconut oil (the star-k is in Baltimore, but also probably very busy today! ) , cuz I thought it might be more efficient to chase down the one I have been told with certainty is fine. ;-))))

Mar 24, 2013
Jay3fer in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Dr Laffa - Second Location Opened Today

Yes, but most aren't authentic. The fresh bread also makes it wonderful. Are they doing it fresh in the Persian oven at the south location??? My husband actually did a cartoon with Dr. Laffa in it:
http://yellingandcryingtime.blogspot....

Mar 23, 2013
Jay3fer in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Looking for Spectrum Organic VIRGIN coconut oil ASAP!

I buy the Nutiva usually and like it a lot. However, none of the regular brands that I know of are kosher for Passover. That's why I asked about this brand, specifically. It's the only one that's been okayed by the rabbis who supervise the kosher symbol (I emailed the companies that supervises the Nutiva and was told no-go for Passover).

Kosher for Passover is an extra layer of complexity, but at a time of year we're eating so unhealthily, it would be nice to find one jar I could use... drat.

Anybody else with an idea of where to find THIS exact one or another that is kosher for Passover? :-)))

Mar 23, 2013
Jay3fer in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Cheap Thai Kitchen Coconut Milk in Toronto (Downtown)

nope, but I'm curious why you need this exact Western-marketed brand when there are so many tasty cheap authentic Thai versions in little Asian groceries.

Mar 22, 2013
Jay3fer in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Looking for Spectrum Organic VIRGIN coconut oil ASAP!

All the health food stores have non-virgin, ie processed, coconut oil, but the spectrum organic virgin/raw is the only one that's okay for Passover. Have tried every store I could think of - Whole Foods, Noah's, Qi, um, a whole bunch. They all have the processed, not raw.

If YOU buy this and use it, where do you get it locally???

Mar 22, 2013
Jay3fer in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Dr Laffa - Second Location Opened Today

One big factor is it's kosher. That opens it up to a segment that can't enjoy most of the decent mid-Eastern cuisine in this city.

Mar 22, 2013
Jay3fer in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Yogurt Making in a modern Crock Pot?

That is a GREAT idea. I remember reading that in one of his books, I think. Anyway, I have a spare heating pad down with my seed-starting kit in the basement. Thanks!!!

Mar 31, 2012
Jay3fer in Cookware

Yogurt Making in a modern Crock Pot?

Interesting - thanks!

Mar 29, 2012
Jay3fer in Cookware

Yogurt Making in a modern Crock Pot?

Yes, mine is a genuine (small) crock pot by Rival, and I was hoping to make yogurt overnight on the "keep warm" setting, but I'm noticing the temp is above 130. I understand they were changed a # of years ago to keep food out of the "danger zone" and thus will not go much below 140 degrees.

Any suggestions (elevating the crock slightly?) to attain a consistent (lower) temperature, like around 110?

Thanks!

Mar 28, 2012
Jay3fer in Cookware

Is Marble Slab Creamery Kosher?

Just wondering what the kosher status is of the individual franchises?
There is a new one here in Toronto (Beaches) that is offering a Groupon right now so I'm wondering if this is something we could use...
http://www.groupon.com/deals/marble-s...

Mar 24, 2012
Jay3fer in Kosher

Local home cheese makers? ? about milk...

Hoping to do cheddar, but I'd settle for a decent Mozzarella. I think Neilson is what I used, in the bags. Most recipes I've found start with 2 gallons, and I've been cutting it down to 1 while I experiment. I bought 2L (1/2 gallon) of organic the other day (Harmony) and made what I consider a decent cheddar, which is lovely but at $7, too pricey for any ongoing experimentation.
Good to know that I can get decent results with the Neilson, anyway.
Anyone else have a preference???

Feb 07, 2012
Jay3fer in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Local home cheese makers? ? about milk...

Wondering which milk in the GTA you've had best results with for making cheese. I tried 4L bags with very mixed results, but not sure whether it's because I'm a novice. I am steering clear of Pur Filtre or anything else that seems highly processed, but also don't want to spend a fortune for organic every single time.

Any pointers?

Feb 07, 2012
Jay3fer in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Kosher Krispy Kreme in Amherst / Niag Falls / Buffalo NY?

Drat, drat, drat. But thanks, both!!!

Jan 07, 2012
Jay3fer in Kosher

Lindt Chocolates

Does anybody know if this will/ does include Lindt products in Canada?

Jan 07, 2012
Jay3fer in Kosher

Kosher Krispy Kreme in Amherst / Niag Falls / Buffalo NY?

Heading down there in the a.m. There used to be a kosher one near Buffalo, but that was a long time ago. Can't call the company now, I'm assuming. Does anybody know???

Thanks!!

Jan 07, 2012
Jay3fer in Kosher

Easter Sunday groceries - any big-name stores, north/central?

Went to Sobey's - thanks!!!

Apr 24, 2011
Jay3fer in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Easter Sunday groceries - any big-name stores, north/central?

Does anyone know what's open tomorrow?
So far, no Sobey's, no Superstore/Loblaws stores.
I'm near Eglinton / Bathurst - no groceries here, but I'd prefer close to home if possible.

Apr 23, 2011
Jay3fer in Ontario (inc. Toronto)