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Kalamata olives in WA?

I'm not looking for brand names so much as who might carry them locally. I havent been able to find them locally (even through

Jul 01, 2013
teajoygreye in Kosher

Kalamata olives in WA?

Trader Joe's does not carry kosher ones here. I'm there about once every other week and they have never had them since we moved here

Jul 01, 2013
teajoygreye in Kosher

Kalamata olives in WA?

So, DH & I have been l looking all over for kosher kalamata olives. The only ones we have found are up in BC and therefore crazy expensive...anyone know of someone in Washinton state that carries them?

Jun 30, 2013
teajoygreye in Kosher

Flour tortilla question

Whoops, I've never made tortillas. That was according to one of the major bracha sites. However, as my husband points out - if they are fried and not baked, then they are not hamotzi automatically -- Only if you are eating quite a lot... just like the requirements for cake.

Sorry, we're typically corn tortilla eaters... came across this when I was looking for a flour tortilla recipe that doesn't call for lard to try them out at home (found one).

May 26, 2013
teajoygreye in Kosher

Flour tortilla question

from my understanding liquid batters are mezonot... so all tortillas

May 25, 2013
teajoygreye in Kosher

Kosher cheese at Whole Foods

i'm also on the west coast -- out here TJ's dsnt carry it, but Fred Meyer does (at least in Washington & Oregon). It will be next to the non kosher Tillamook.

May 13, 2013
teajoygreye in Kosher

Kosher spices

May 13, 2013
teajoygreye in Kosher

Great meatless main dishes hearty stews

Red Beans & Rice is a great one. Make a big batch parve and freeze. If you get tired of the leftovers, it can be turned into a dairy dish with some nice grated cheese on top -- or throw in some leftover chicken or ground beef instead to make it meat.

My mom's version:

4-6 servings

1 cup dried small red beans (or a mix of these& red kidney beans)
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp olive oil
1 large red bell pepper, chopped
6 baby zucchini, sliced in rounds (sub. 1 smallor 1/2 large zucchini, chopped)
2.5 cups chopped tomatoes
2 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 cup parve chicken broth or water (if usingparve chicken broth you may not want to add much salt)
1 cup brown rice
1 tbsp parve margarine

1 tbsp parsley
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
a pinch of pepper

Total cooking time (excluding soaking beans):3-4 hrs

The night before rinse beans then place in a bowl with 3-4 cups of cold water and leave on the counter to soak.

At least 4 hrs before dinner drain the beans and boil on stove top for 2 hrs. Make sure that you stir them at least twice and they remain covered with water. Drain.

While the beans are cooking chop veggies and begin sweating onions & garlic in second saucepan until onions become translucent. Add red peppers, 1/2 of the zucchini slices, tomatoes, brown sugar and seasonings, water or broth and bring to a simmer.

When the beans have finished cooking drain &add to veggies. Simmer for another hour. Add the rest of the zucchini &simmer for at least one more hour.

During the last hour cook the rice: Rinse 1 cup of brown rice, add to medium pot with 2 cups of water and 1 tbsp margarine. Bring to a boil, stir, turn the heat down to low, cover and cook for 40 min.

May 13, 2013
teajoygreye in Kosher

A balanced dairy meal for shavuos that does not include fish...

I'm making Eggplant Parmesan and a Creamy Greek Potato Salad... You should check out the Spice & Spirit cookbook - has a nice selection of dairy meals that aren't just desserts and light lunches.

May 13, 2013
teajoygreye in Kosher