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Where to buy Kosher Chicken in Boston Area?

Are you only interested in whole chickens? If not, Costco carries the Empire boneless, skinless chicken breasts for $8.30 (I think, from memory) a 2lb. bag IQF (Individually Quick Frozen). They are usually in stock in the Dedham and Waltham stores.

Jun 26, 2007
clkl in Kosher

Pareve frosting needed

I use 1-2 tablespoons of extracts. Sometimes I use vanilla, sometimes almond extract, sometimes a combination of both. (We get a lot of kids who are allergic to nuts, so I omit the almond extract and soy milk when they are expected.)

Jun 26, 2007
clkl in Home Cooking

What to do with too much sour cream?

Strawberry soup!

Puree strawberries, add cinnamon and a dash of lemon juice, and fold in the sour cream, non-fat yogurt and/or heavy cream to taste. Serve chilled, with mint leaves and/or sliced strawberries as a garnish.

May 28, 2007
clkl in Home Cooking

Is there a good dairy cheesecake available in Miami Beach for shavuot?

Thank you both! I'm forwarding the Kastner's info to my in-laws, How can I reach you, alyssa for the list of hechshered on-lne cheesecake companies?

My e-mail address is clkl (at) jugglingfrogs (dot) com.

May 20, 2007
clkl in Kosher

Virtual Challah Lessons

Just attaching the photos of the Yekkish (German-style water/no-egg) challah and the Regular style. Both recipes are in the above link.

(Sorry for replying to my own post; I couldn't figure out how to add a photo wit the "edit" button.)

May 20, 2007
clkl in Home Cooking

Ice Cream

Using egg whites would give a more chewy texture to the ice cream, than using only cream.

May 20, 2007
clkl in Home Cooking

what do you do with YOUR slowcooker?

We make cholent every week in the crockpot:

Late Friday afternoons, I put 2-3 lbs. frozen chuck meat (with bones), a cup of mixed dry beans, 1/4 cup barley, a package of onion soup mix, sliced carrots, diced onions, diced potatoes, and sliced celery in the crockpot. Add water to cover, and set the crockpot to "low". Serve mid-afternoon on Saturday.

I also use it on Friday mornings to make chicken soup for Friday evening:

Put a medium-sized chicken, sliced carrots, sliced celery, quartered onions, and a handful of whole pepercorns in the crockpot.
Fill the pot until 1" below the brim with cold water. Set the crockpot to "high".
By the afternoon, strain the soup and return it to the (cleaned) crockpot.
Separate chicken meat from and carrots from the solids, returning the meat and carrots to the soup.

An easy sweet and sour sauce for meatballs: One 15-oz. can "Manwich" and a 12-oz. bottle of grape jelly. Place meatballs in crocpot, cover with these two "ingredients", simmer on "low" setting in the crocpot. Can be served directly from the crockpot.

Enjoy!

May 20, 2007
clkl in Home Cooking

Cookie Question

I have substituted 1:1 without difficulty.

May 20, 2007
clkl in Home Cooking

"Make a well" for the wet ingredients. Does anybody actually do this? Why?

I do it, even when using the mixer. It lets the dry ingredients incorporate with the wet ingredients around the edges of the well, at a pace allowing for when the middle is ready to accept more dry ingredients.

I've found it makes a less lumpy batter.

It's also easier to see when the whole mixture is uniform. If the wet ingredients were on the bottom or the side of the bowl, they might be unincorporated, and I wouldn't know, until the bowl was scraped or emptied.

May 20, 2007
clkl in Home Cooking

Virtual Challah Lessons

Hello,

I've recently moved and updated the "Virtual Challah Lesson."

Its new home is:

http://blog.jugglingfrogs.com/2007/05...

Enjoy!

All the best,
CLKL

May 20, 2007
clkl in Home Cooking

Kosher Birthday Cake - Help!!!

When substituting soy milk for milk, I've had the best flavor when using vanilla, rather than plain.

May 17, 2007
clkl in Home Cooking

Is there a good dairy cheesecake available in Miami Beach for shavuot?

My in-laws are looking for a place that can provide a good cheesecake in Miami Beach before/in time for travel just before Shavuot.

Any recommendations?

Thanks in advance!

All the best,
CLKL

May 17, 2007
clkl in Kosher

worst shabbat dinner of my life

That's awful!

I'm so sorry this happened to you. It's particularly sad, because you were going to great trouble to accomodate your mother. It is difficult enough to negotiate the waters between different levels of observance within a family, without out this type of added stress.

May 17, 2007
clkl in Kosher

KOSHER WINE (GENERALLY) SUCKS

Just want to second (thrid? fourth?) the recommendations for Dalton, Alfasi, Fortrant and Teal Lake for the $15-$20 per bottle range.

We have not been disapponted by most varieties from these reliable brands.

We had an excellent blend by Dalton in Baltimore this Pesach. It was called "Canaan" I'm not sure of the year (the label I saved is torn and wrinkled) but it was a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

May 17, 2007
clkl in Kosher

Pareve frosting needed

Hello Rockycat,

I posted one that I adapted here: http://blog.jugglingfrogs.com/2007/05/recipe-for-frosting-pareve-and-pure.html

I use it all the time. It's pareve and pure white (if you use the clear vanilla) or pretty darn white (if you use normal brown vanilla). It uses vegetable shortening, which should be available everywhere in the U.S.

If you follow this procedure, all that gets dirty is a liquid measuring cup, a teaspoon measure and the mixer: http://blog.jugglingfrogs.com/2007/05...

All the best,
CLKL

May 17, 2007
clkl in Home Cooking