kosher foods

Perfect Latkes

Perfect Coconut Oil Latkes 225x225  Perfect Latkes

I have to say, I was nervous the first time I ever made latkes for Dave. He grew up eating them from his grandmother – so I had a lot to live up to. Latkes are a potato pancake eaten in particular at celebrations in the Jewish faith. Today is Yom Kippur, and while many are fasting in observance of this High Holiday, I wanted to share with you my recipe. Instead of frying these in vegetable oil, I used coconut oil (of course) for a nice crispy outside and wonderful flavor. Another reason to use coconut oil for this […]

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What Pareve Means for Rosh Hashanah

honey cake  What Pareve Means for Rosh Hashanah

Today at sundown begins a very important holiday for the Jewish faith, Rosh Hashanah. This holy day is also known as the Jewish New Year and the “Head of the Year” because it marks the anniversary of Adam and Eve. While not all in the faith practice a kosher kitchen, when preparing dishes for the High Holiday over the next two days, it’s important to remember these rules for cooking and storing food. There are three different types of kosher classification: dairy, meat and pareve. Coconut oil falls into the pareve category. In a kosher kitchen, dairy and meat cannot […]

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