A shopping I will go!!

Before the crack of dawn tomorrow, I will leave home to fly to New Jersey to attend Kosherfest, the largest kosher food convention. I am looking forward to tasting all the new products that are going to be offered to the kosher consumer in the coming months. I love the ability to speak face to face with our suppliers; we rarely do more than email or talk on the phone. I enjoy the excitement and energy that permeates the huge convention hall as buyers and sellers interact. If I was not so busy looking for wonderful new items to showcase on our website, I would love to sit and people watch.


I would not be honest if I did not admit that stuffing my face was not an integral part of why I love the show so much. I go to several food shows every year and I enjoy them all. But Kosherfest is special. I can eat anything that appeals to me. I might have to organize my show schedule to exclude any meat products until after I have sampled the dairy ones, but I can eat those meat products! All the other shows I attend carry just a small sampling of kosher products; the majority are traif. I must wade through an enormous sea of nonkosher items to find the kosher gems.


At Kosherfest, I can indulge. Cream cheese rugulach, yes please! Pizza wedges? hand me a napkin, Hot dogs in pastry dough? Move over and let me near them! Don’t get me wrong, it is still hard work and I come home with aching feet. I will be wearing my pedometer and will let you know how many miles I have walked in the two days of the show  But I know that I have seen all there is to see and I will have lots of new items to present to you.


And best of all, I get to spend the weekend with my adorable grandson! What could be better!

Rugulach (2 1/2 lb ) Box



After the Holidays!

The holidays are over, the kitchen is finally clean, the linens have been changed and the summer clothes are in the process of being stored for the winter. I look outside and see that the sky is overcast; the temperature is down to 50. I guess Fall is really here. Do not get me wrong; I like the changes of the seasons. It just takes a little getting used to. I still have my short sleeved shirts in the closet. I need to find the time to switch them out for the sweaters.

While Orthodox Jews do not celebrate Halloween, I do love candy corn. For the longest time, it was almost impossible to find a kosher variety. Thank Goodness Jelly Belly makes one that is delicious. Since we do not make a big deal out of Halloween, we call our seasonal baskets, Fall Baskets. Our Nature Gift Basket has all the colors of the season and the flavors that go with it, apple, maple, etc.,

Nature Gift Basket