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Passover desserts question

I'm not bubbyrebecka, but I can explain, although it's pretty much exactly what she said. You inflate a small balloon, about 3-4 inch diameter, give or take, and tie it. Melt chocolate in a bowl. While the chocolate is liquidy, dip the balloon in, a couple of inches deep, more or less. Place it on parchment until it sets (in the fridge would probably work best), and when it's set, remove the balloon and you'll have an edible bowl.

Mar 27, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

Best Shmurah Matzah brands

Ingredients being the same mean very little. Flour and water can also be made into paste. Eggs alone can be made a hundred different ways.

Mar 26, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

please help to update our family sedar recipes

But are you saying you do it during the Seder? Many of us here would not be able to do this on Yom tov
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Mar 26, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

Soda in cans for Passover 2015

I thought I posted this before, and I can't imagine any reason why it would have been removed by the moderators, so I'll repost, though I'll add a new idea.

I have seen Dr. Brown's soda in many "regular" supermarkets in the NY area (Waldbaums, Key Food, etc.) If you are in this area, I don't think you will have to go far out of your way to find it, and you certainly wouldn't have to come to Queens to Seasons, or any other "Jewish" store. Aside from the soda aisle, I'd check the Passover aisle in major supermarkets, where you might also find it.

Mar 25, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

please help to update our family sedar recipes

When do you microwave it?

Mar 25, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

Looking for a UL Listed Shabbos Hot Plate/Warming Tray

Seems like the answer is no.

Mar 25, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

KP Gelatin Question

I can't imagine there would be any problem with using it.

Mar 24, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

Challenge: Slice of Heaven

It's not the same guy, though I think he did have something to do with some place on Main Street in KGH in the past. Over the year, I have overheard numerous conversations at Green Olive explaining the genesis of the place, but I just don't recall the specifics. The owner's name is Nimrod. Very nice guy.

To be clear, since your response was to Empire State's post and not mine . . . the strip mall Green Olive is in is the one on Union Tpk, a block from LIJ, not the one Empire State said has a Bed Bath and Beyond in it.

Mar 24, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

flavored Vintage Seltzer

This was precisely the point I (and others) were trying to make before; just because you see a particular hechsher (Triangle-K in this case) on an item, even accepted by a trustworthy agency and even on a Passover item, it doesn't mean that hechsher is accepted generally . . . it might be that the specific item was checked out, but not the hechsher in general.

Mar 24, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

Best Shmurah Matzah brands

Don't know where you are, but Aron's Kissena Farms has tons; I just bought a pound yesterday. ($24.50, for those who care).

Mar 24, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

Best Shmurah Matzah brands

It's Shatzer whole wheat for me.

Mar 24, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

KP Gelatin Question

Experts on homemade marshmallow making have often said that it will only work with the bovine gelatin. Is the Kolatin no longer available?.

Mar 24, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

KP Gelatin Question

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Mar 24, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

Challenge: Slice of Heaven

I don't know where the strip mall you are referring to is, but this place is extremely close to the hospital. It's the biggest secret, it seems, but it is a really great place really close to the hospital. If you leave the front of the hospital, and make a right, you just walk up that first street (I want to say it's 271st, but I can't swear to it). Go all the way to Union Turnpike (about three short blocks), and it's in the corner of a tiny strip mall just to the left. Tons of hospital people eat lunch there, not at all just kosher-keepers. I can't recommend it more highly. The fries at Green Olive are about the best I've ever had, and the portion is huge (I'm embarrassed when I finish it). They have about 12 types of pizza, soups, salads, paninis,wraps, and lots more.

Unfortunately, I have spent far too much time at LIJ over the past year with a sick relative, but at least there's this great place to eat nearby.

Mar 24, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

Challenge: Slice of Heaven

New Hyde Park, Green Olive Pizza (that's the name of the place), French fries
Also, their potato pizza and a small sandwich which is eggplant parmiagna on an oversized garlic-knot type thing are amazing as well.

Mar 24, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

Boiling eggs

in a large pot?

Mar 23, 2015
queenscook in Home Cooking
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Schicks baked goods at Costco this Passover?

They were probably baked in December.

Pesach and Costco

Even Empire frozen chicken should be KLP during the year.

Mar 23, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

Pesach and Costco

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Mar 23, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

Pesach and Costco

Do they carry kosher chicken at all? Most hold that raw chicken is KLP by nature, and doesn't need a special hechsher.

Mar 23, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

flavored Vintage Seltzer

People generally act far stricter and have much higher standards for Pesach, so the more logical kal v'chomer would be that if you can trust them for Pesach, you can trust them for the year. Most people would not reverse that formula.

Mar 20, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

flavored Vintage Seltzer

This is a list for rest of the year, not for Pesach. I am not understanding your kal v'chomer.

Mar 20, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

flavored Vintage Seltzer

By the way, the link you provided is not from the cRc at all, and it's really aimed at the Sephardic community. This doesn't really change anything for this product, but it wouldn't be the link I'd use for an audience of Ashkenazim and Sephardim. Plus, it says it's from 5757. Is that really the year, or is a typo for 5775?

Mar 20, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

flavored Vintage Seltzer

There is a world of difference between saying the CRC has no problems with the kashrut of a specific product and saying the CRC generally accepts that very same hechsher on other items. Your post might lead one to assume the CRC accepts the Triangle K generally, which I don't think is the case. On that specific product, though, it may.

Mar 20, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

Jacks Gourmet- Facon

I just had an FLT made with Jack's Facon . . . so good. In my former life (over 30 years now), I was never a big bacon eater, but over the years, I have used Bac-Os quite a bit, and now, after all these years, crave the taste more than I ever did way back when. I also had a slice of Hod Lavan's turkey bacon . . . far less impressive. I've always heard about turkey bacon, and someone recently mentioned to me that they'd seen it at Aron's Kissena Farms, so I picked some up when I was over there. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the rest, but I don't see eating it any time soon.

Mar 19, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

Seeking non-beach vacation spot for family with pre-schoolers

It's a vacation AdinaA is asking about, not a holiday. Don't know if that makes a difference to those who would choose not to visit Germany.

Mar 19, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

Chareidim shmurah matzo

You are kidding, right? One box of matzah wouldn't even get close to fitting in those USPS boxes. Are you suggesting opening the box and putting the pieces in the USPS box directly? And $17 is half of what the pound of matzah itself costs.

If your kids would think you are nuts, I wonder what you think people following this thread think.

Mar 18, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

Chareidim shmurah matzo

So why don't you just buy the dollar a pound stuff and be done with it? Why are you beating this dead horse? You don't seem to get the point that it's not just standard flour and water. The flour has been watched from the time of cutting, and it takes a tremendous amount of skill to make it into shmura matzo. If all it was was Gold Medal flour and tap water, rolled out by any Joe Schmoe, you'd have more of an argument. Maybe you should learn to do it yourself, maybe you'd save some money that way.

Mar 17, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

vegan matzah balls?

Earth Balance will not be KFP.

Mar 17, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

Seeking non-beach vacation spot for family with pre-schoolers

We were last there a number of years ago, and Maple Grill had just opened, but it was amazing back then. It was like nothing the kosher world had seen to that point, or at least I hadn't. The food was really done well, the "vibe" was hip, urban, etc., there were non-Jews who just chose it as a great place to go, and the staff was great. (I would not have called it upscale, though.). We wound up eating there three nights in a row, instead of a couple of other places we could have gone, because it was so good. If it's still as good, I would recommend it most highly.

Mar 17, 2015
queenscook in Kosher