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Heaviness of a second seder

I've decided to go ahead: the obligatory matzo ball soup, poached cold chicken breast skewers with sweet potatoes in ginger garlic oil, strawberry spinach salad. And on the table for those who worry about fainting from hunger through the ending of the seder: melon chunks wrapped in smoked turkey, a bowl of those mini cabanos (if I can find them in Detroit), and herbed olives. Anything uneaten gets put out for Shabbos lunch. Thanks for all your suggestions. My heartburnless guests will thank you, too, I suspect.

Mar 16, 2015
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Heaviness of a second seder

Something in me just rebels at digesting Brisket at 10:30 pm this year. I'm thinking of changing my traditional second seder menu and trying a set of mostly room temperature small dishes instead. Has anyone done this? Were guests appalled? May I ask what you served?

Mar 12, 2015
jaheim in Kosher

kosher tater tots?

It's been a long time since I ate processed potato products, so my info may be out of date, but Ore-Ida tater tots used to be supervised by Triangle-K. If you are OK with that agency, you should be able to get from a grocery store. Otherwise, you may need the specialty stores.

Feb 19, 2015
jaheim in Kosher

Boiled cider

Does anyone know of a source for kosher boiled cider (aka cider syrup)? Yes, I know I can make it myself--that's how I got into this mess. I did it once because I was curious and now the family is hooked and wants more. It takes all day to make. Is there help out there?

Sep 12, 2014
jaheim in Kosher

Good eats between NYC and Interlochen,MI via I80

Where did you get the idea that Pilar's was Peruvian? Thought she was Salvadoran...

Jul 09, 2014
jaheim in Great Lakes

Asian Delivery Options in Ann Arbor

https://eatstreet.com/ann-arbor/resta... delivers from Hut-K, a restaurant I heartily endorse.

Jan 15, 2014
jaheim in Great Lakes

Kosher meals on Delta BusinessElite

You may want to check directly with Delta. Here's what I could find online:
For economy class http://www.delta.com/content/www/en_U...: "Coast-to-Coast
For flights between New York and one of three cities on the West coast (Seattle, San Francisco or Los Angeles) you can expect breakfast from 5:00 am to 8:59 am and lunch/dinner is available from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm."

Re kosher meals, they say: "Special Meals

Gluten-free? Kosher? Diabetic? No problem. We accommodate seventeen different special meals. These special meals are available in First Class and Economy Class on flights where complimentary meal service is offered. This page has a full list of meals available with a complete description of what you will be served. Be sure to specify which meal meets your need...Please make all special meal requests through My Trips at least 24 hours before your scheduled flight departure. Once you check in, let the gate agent and a flight attendant know that you ordered a special meal."

And here: http://www.delta.com/components/popup...

Jan 07, 2014
jaheim in Kosher

A recipe for KOSHER Italian meatballs

There are Jews in Italy. You might try their methods:

Nov 27, 2013
jaheim in Kosher


Thanks Jim M. I'll take a look tonight.

Jul 15, 2013
jaheim in Great Lakes


Does anyone know of a source for huacatay (black mint) in the Ann Arbor area?

Jul 10, 2013
jaheim in Great Lakes

Flavours of Babylon - new Mizrachi cookbook

Amazon has it listed as out of print. Is the Federation planning a reissue?

Jan 30, 2013
jaheim in Kosher

Sunday night in Columbus, not Vegetarian

Blue Nile. It was a nice short walk from the hotel, the waitstaff was genial and the food pleasantly edible. Thanks to all who made suggestions.

Nov 15, 2012
jaheim in Great Lakes

Columbus, OH on Sunday Evening


Nov 02, 2012
jaheim in Great Lakes

Columbus, OH on Sunday Evening

Driving in this coming Sunday for a mid-evening arrival. Staying on OSU campus. What's open where a vegetarian could get a nice dinner that doesn't involve pizza or fast food?

Oct 31, 2012
jaheim in Great Lakes

Two recipes I can't track down

Does this sound like the cookie recipe? Be warned--it contains confectioner's sugar...

Apr 03, 2012
jaheim in Kosher

What to stuff when grape leaves are out of season?

Here's a link to a recipe that suggests either chard or grape leaves: http://www.ifood.tv/recipe/stuffed-ch...
I'd also suggest this info taken from another recipe that gives better detail on how to handle the chard: "In a saucepan or skillet large enough to submerge chard without folding, bring water and salt to a boil. Blanch leaves, one at a time for about 20 to 30 seconds, just to soften. They should remain bright green with limp stems. Drain in a single layer on a paper towel-covered cookie sheet. Set aside.
To assemble, cut off thickest part of stem by cutting a "v" shape about one inch up from bottom of leaf. Turn leaf face side up and overlap bottom cut edges. Spoon a heaping tablespoon of filling near stem. Fold bottom sides in and roll to enclose the filling. Place open edge down in prepared baking pan. Repeat with remaining leaves and filling." from: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recip...
I used this technique frequently last summer when my CSA portion was over-supplied with chard.

Mar 11, 2011
jaheim in Kosher

Kosher at UCLA

Are there any kosher options within walking distance of UCLA? I'll be there for a weekday conference in Feb.

Dec 03, 2008
jaheim in Kosher

Kosher Butchers in Detroit

My butcher has retired and now it looks like the butcher at Farmer Jacks may go when the store is sold. We drive in three or four times a year to stock up, so we're not well plugged in to the local community. Any recommendations on a good kosher butcher in Detroit?

Jun 20, 2007
jaheim in Kosher

Kosher in Denver?

We need to arrange a wedding rehearsal dinner in Denver in February. The two kosher restaurants we know of have closed. Any suggestions?

Jan 22, 2007
jaheim in Kosher