Smiley Cookies


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Contest Ends June 6th, 2011 12:01 a.m. PST.

Smiley cookies from the Smileycookie.com…how smiley, how cute, how delicious, and NOW KOSHER!

Be a winner or use coupon code GourmetKosher15 for a 15% discount.

Fresh-baked, hand-iced Smiley Cookies delivered all over the country, in tons of shapes and colors of your choice, all with smiles, and priced just right. This is a treat you and your kids will smile about!

That’s because they make it convenient and easy for you to share a smile with anyone, anywhere, for any occasion. The sweet cookies take the celebratory shape of hearts, stars, balls, bunnies, and more for holidays and special occasions, and are available in virtually any color combination to sweeten the offer.

You can even order customized cookies in small batches or in large quantities to match wedding colors, sport teams, corporate logos and more, and have your cookies delivered fresh nearly anywhere to as many addresses as you choose! And with their smart cookie pricing, you don’t need to spend a lot of dough! How “SWEET” is that?

And now under the OU (D-Dairy), you must try them and see for yourself how a sweet smiley cookie brightens up your day. I bet dad would love them too! Many thanks to Smileycookie.com for sharing this delicious deluxe dad dozen filled with “#1 Dad” and “Love U Dad” cookies for one lucky GKC winner.

Whether you are the winner or just lucky enough to know about this new kosher gift item try some cookies at Smileycookie.com use COUPON CODE GourmetKosher15 and receive a 15% discount off any purchase of $20 or more. Coupon expires 6/30 and excludes gift card purchases.

Tallis from Galilee Silks

Sometimes GKC sees something that does not belong in the kitchen but is so beautiful and relevant to our lives that we must share it with you anyway. The products that Galilee Silks produces are these kinds of products. From hand-made and hand-painted tablecloths to tallisim and everything in-between their silks are extraordinary. Their vision and inspiration comes from the fact that the products are made in Israel, in the beautiful, green surroundings of the Galilee, and they are Judaic items related to Jewish holidays, customs and traditions. What a combination. The details and colors are a blend of the beautiful and the spiritual and could be hung as artwork. Galilee Silks agree of course but want their fans to see and feel Israel and the beauty of Judaism in each piece. From traditional to modern, they have something for everyone. Galilee silks is sharing a tallis (worth $300) with one lucky GKC reader. If you can’t wait to win, order one today at www.galileesilks.com. Don’t forget to see their tablecloths too, perfect for Passover at http://www.galileesilks.com/jewish-tablecloths-jewish-tablecloth-table-linen-c-52_29_44.html

To enter this extravagant giveaway, EITHER:
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3. Facebook about which tallis you like best and its link on Galilee Silk’s website and send us the link.
4. Tweet about it and send us the tweet, i.e. I love the Biblical Verce Tallit http://bit.ly/e4B7zE on Galilee Silks #GKCgiveaway gourmetkoshercooking.com

Candy Giveaway


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Contest Ends March 6th, 2011 12:01 a.m. PST.

I have to admit I not only love food but I also love candy. And since Purim is coming I just had to tell you about these new candies that your kids are going to love. The first, Cookie Dough Bites, made by Taste of Nature and available in chocolate chip, cookies & cream (that’s my favorite), peanut butter, and cinnamon bun, are melt in your mouth semi-guilt free opportunities to eat cookie dough as candy instead of out of the bowl. I love the fun flavors and trying NEW kosher candies under the CRC (dairy).

Taste of Nature also brings us the most kidlicious cotton candy, in flavors like Swirlz, Mike and Ike, and Hot Tamale cotton candy. How fun are those photos?! One lucky GKC winner gets to try these and be the first at school with new candy; now that’s called instant popularity!

If you can’t wait to be the lucky winner and must have these in time for Purim, you can get them at www.candyasap.com or at most Walgreens and CVS stores.

Featured Giveaway: The Original Challah Dough Cover and Challah Pan


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Contest Ends January 9th, 2011 12:01 a.m. PST.

It’s our new giveaway but also a new great product for GKC from The Kosher Cook. Imagine a perfect cloth preferred by chefs to cover rising dough imprinted with the blessing for separating challah. No longer will the same towel that is used for cleaning or washing hands be used in this woman’s mitzvah. Beautiful, L’Kovod Shabbos Kodesh, and a reminder of the mitzvah while the dough rises on the counter. Priced at just $9.95 from the Kosher Cook, it’s the perfect gift or present for oneself. Recently I attended a Project Inspire Challah Baking lecture intended to inspire more people to include others in the mitzvah of making challah. Not only was the group of woman and the lecture compelling but to see the table covered with challah bowls, all covered with the Challah Cover, made it seem so formal and uniquely special.

The cover is a square, oversized cloth and is designed to fit neatly over a large round bowl. It’s available in white with black, blue and wine lettering. Lucky for GKC, we not only have a challah cover but a 12” challah pan to go with it.

GKC is a big fan of so many products from the Kosher Cook. They are the solution to all kosher kitchen confusion with their color-coded stickers, spatulas, trays and so much more for your kosher home.

Buy one as a gift or for others from the Kosher Cook, $9.95

Featured Giveaway: Curly Pitcher

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Contest Ends December 12th, 2010 12:01 a.m. PST.

Orbix Hot Glass is back. We featured them a few months ago and this time they have a Hanukah treat for you! One lucky GKC winner will receive a Curly Pitcher in the color of their choice. Wow! That’s a nice Hanukah gift worth $195. We are not alone in loving their work, Oprah, InStyle Magazine, Food & Wine, and many others have discovered the incredible beauty of Orbix Hot Glass.

Cal Breed, owner and glass blower studied the beauty of the ocean and its life in the Marine Biology department at Auburn University but always felt compelled to be expressive artistic with his hands. He began to study the arts and found his passion in glassblowing.

After years of study, Cal opened a private studio and gallery, Orbix Hot Glass, atop Lookout Mountain in northeast Alabama. Today, Cal leads a team of glassblowers who handcraft each piece with great attention to form, balance and color. The goal—to make honest, excellent work that someone would invite into their life.

For one GKC reader, Cal will hand blow a curly pitcher in the color of their choice from the selection. Lime, Copper Blue, Cobalt, Purple, Gold, Apricot, Ruby, or Red. Check out the entire collection of vases, bowls, tumblers, pitchers and more on www.orbixhotglass.com. They make unique and striking gifts so keep the one you win and buy some for others.

Personally, I can’t wait to see who wins and plan on getting a few for myself this Hanukah!

The Challah Fairy

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Contest Ends November 28th, 2010 12:01 a.m. PST.

In terms of kosher, I really thought we had it all here in the Five Towns, you know, choices of everything kosher and the best of everything. Then the Challah Fairy arrived and guess what? We have really been missing out! These challahs are melt-in-your-mouth good and now you can try them. Part light delicious challah, part rich layers of chocolate or cinnamon, sprinkled with sweet crumbs on top…seriously, what is not to love? The Challah Fairy has been selling (and selling out week after week), in Monsey, Teaneck, Westchester, NYC, and delivering to a few private residences (yup, the celebs love her and get it delivered weekly) and now are available in the Five Towns, at Supersol and Le Chocolat (and they are shipped nationwide). For GKC, the Challah Fairy will ship a variety package to one lucky winner. They are worth shipping a single loaf or for a simcha and you should see what they make for simchas! The Challah Fairy is famous for camp packages and simcha challahs (I have never seen such a large, layered challah filled with chocolate and all sorts of mazel that goes with it).

GKC spoke to Chanalee Fischer the founder and chief baker at the Challah Fairy and lucky for us, she shared some challah secrets and the secrets of her success.

GKC, “How did you get started baking challah?”
The Challah Fairy, “As a mom of little children, I did not want to work outside the home. Finding myself with extra time during the day, I began the ritual of baking challahs almost every week, but six medium challahs was just too much for the family. So each time I baked challah, I would leave two challahs hanging in a bag on my friend’s mailbox. As soon as she found the challahs, she would excitedly call me with the same words, “ooh! the challah fairy was here!” And so, when I decided to begin baking for business, the name, THE CHALLAH FAIRY, sounded just perfect.”

GKC, “Did you learn to bake as a child with your mother?
The Challah Fairy, “My mother started baking challah when we were kids but I cannot say that I bake for that reason. I bake because I’m a great “sharer” and through challah baking I can share with so many people on a weekly basis. I had no idea this would go this far and that it could affect Jewish and non-Jewish tables nationwide.”

GKC, “Any at home baking tips?”
The Challah Fairy, “My BIG baking tip is when you are ready to begin braiding and your dough is sticky, do not flour the counter surface or the dough, use a drop of neutral oil to prevent sticking. This keeps the dough soft and never clumpy or dry.”

GKC, “What do you think makes your challah special?”
The Challah Fairy, “Hmmm, I told someone years ago and it still holds today, I bake with a secret ingredient that few who sell challah bake with….LOVE…that’s the truth. Whatever it is that I bake, I infuse it with love. Also, I do not skimp on ingredients and use no fillers or preservatives so buy it fresh and enjoy!”

Submit to win, find a local retailer near you, or call the Challah Fairy to get your challahs sent to you!

The Challah Fairy
17 Third Street
New City, NY 10956
845 323 4582

The Challah Fairy is under the kosher supervision of Rabbi Zushe Blech from Monsey, NY

The Challah Fairy is under the kosher supervision of Rabbi Zushe Blech from Monsey, NY

Giveaway: Susie Fishbein’s Kosher by Design Teens & 20-Somethings

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Contest Ends October 31st, 2010 12:01 a.m. PST.

It’s here and GKC has it! Susie Fishbein’s much-awaited new Kosher by Design Teens & 20-Somethings. (Official and complete review by GKC coming next week but we couldn’t wait to offer one to one lucky winner!)

Like her other books, it’s full of diverse recipes and gorgeous photos. I can’t wait to try the chocolate pretzel tart, the Tex-Mex Salad, and the Apricot Sesame Roast. Susie says, “This new cookbook equips young adults with knowledge and skills to create their own amazing foods, from a quick and delicious snack to a whole party.” The instructions are clear and its perfect for kids to adults with only basic kitchen equipment.

We asked her how she decided what to include in this book. “I simply write about what I like to eat. I like to keep things fresh and exciting in the kitchen. I look for inspiring ideas from countries that have interesting cuisine. I take an eclectic approach and end up with fun combinations.” That sounds a lot like what we like to do at GKC too.

Kosher by Design Teens & 20-Somethings also includes important tips for healthy eating, safety in the kitchen, essential utensils, and menu planning. Anyone with food sensitivities will appreciate the convenient sidebar symbols that indicate gluten-free, fat-free, dairy-free, and vegetarian recipes.

Submit here with a comment to enter to win or submit your favorite recipe that you or your kids make to share with our readers and get a double entry.

If you can’t wait to see if you win, here’s the special offer just for GKC this week. Readers receive a 10% discount on Teens and 20-Somethings and free shipping (in Cont. U.S.) on their entire ArtScroll order when they enter the coupon code KBDBLOG at checkout, Buy now

Justin Berg Glass Wine Stopper

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Contest Ends September 5th, 2010 12:01 a.m. PST.

Beautiful, artistic, unique, extraordinary… Justin Berg glass creations are one-of-a-kind spectacular! Justin Berg became inspired to create glass art during a visit to Venice, Italy and pursued his passion studying and training in New York and San Francisco. I discovered his work in the museum store in New York and became a big fan. The magnificent colors and patterns are all nature inspired and each piece is handmade from the age old method of lampworking, blowing at temperatures over 3000 degrees Fahrenheit, and forming into the incredible pieces of art you see in stores.

Just for GKC and perfect for Rosh Hashanah is a beautiful bee on a hive, wine stopper. Somehow he has created from glass a hive that has so much color and dimension that you can almost feel the honey dripping from it. A bee crowns the top just perfectly.

See all his work at http://justinbergglass.com/home.html
Vases, goblets, wall art, sculptures, and much more
Wine stoppers $80

Honey Bee Honey Dish

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Contest Ends August 29th, 2010 12:01 a.m. PST.

GKC loves this honey dish so much we had to share one with you. Thank you to the Classic Hostess for sharing this beautiful and very popular honey dish! Submit to win or buy it now and enjoy it on your Yom Tov table.

Savannah Bee – Everyday Honey

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Contest Ends August 22nd, 2010 12:01 a.m. PST.

Everyday Honey by the Savannah Bee Company will sweeten up your day and your new year! The Savannah Bee buzzed onto my table and we can’t wait for you to try it! Ted Dennard, the beekeeper and founder of the Savannah Bee Company comes from Savannah Georgia and has been making honey since he was 12 years old. He has traveled the world learning the art and technique of beekeeper, extracting and creating the most flavorful honeys to enjoy year round. This honey will liven up your barbeques, your tea, and even your cheese. Orange blossom, grill honey, Tupelo, Wildflower, tea honey, each flavor is unique and extraordinary. Savannah Bee Company also uses their honey to create soothing and creamy lip balms, soaps, and hand creams. They are KSA kosher certified.

Although Ted Dennard has been making honey since he was a little boy, the Savannah Bee Company was only started in 1998. Ted was pouring his honey into tiny tins and giving them as gifts to friends and family. When he started selling his home-extracted Tupelo honey around town in 1998, people loved the purity and richness, and the word spread quickly. “I was bottling honey in the kitchen and keeping bees on the roof,” he recalls. When more Savannah stores wanted to sell his honey, he moved the operation to his garage. The little business continued growing, until he was forced to ask himself the ultimate question: To bee or not to bee? 2010 finds Ted operating a 40,000 square foot warehouse on Wilmington Island, a bridge’s distance from the City of Savannah. Savannah Bee operates two retail stores, bottles two distinct lines of world-class honeys, and manufactures a luxury beeswax-based body care line. It is available at http://www.savannahbee.com/ in all varieties and at many specialty and gourmet shops. GKC loves it and can’t wait for the lucky winner to tell us how much they love it too.

The best part…Rosh Hashanah is coming and everyone will surely love it on those round challahs!

Kookie Kake Plates

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Contest Ends July 12th, 2010 12:01 a.m. PST.

Kookie Kake Plates, available at cakeplates.net are beautiful and whimsical and so creative! Each one-of-a-kind plate, designed and created by Gail Hochman is great to look at and it’s fun to try and figure out where each piece, the cake top and base, came from. She started the business after numerous friends asked if they could purchase her specialty plates. Gail creates the cake plates by finding magnificent plates and interesting and often unusual items to use as the bases. The results are Kookie Kake Plates, an artistic table, and a great way to show off any cake.

Lucky for GKC, Kookie Kake Plates has one of our favorite plates, called Kitchen Floor, ready to give to one of you. To check out their other designs and purchase one, go to www.cakeplates.net.

Allie’s Edibles – Indulgent Comfort Sweets

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Serious yum! Celebrities adore it and so will you. Allie’s Edibles are decadent, smooth, rich, and sinfully delicious chocolate creations in amazing combinations, like chocolate-covered butter nut toffee, chocolate peanut butter bars, chocolate-covered marshmallow bars, pretzel and toffee bark, caramel creations, and so many more. I can’t decide which is my favorite and I tasted them all (how lucky is that?).

Alison Gerlach, a passionate amateur chef created Allies’ Edibles. While working in Europe, she fell in love with European chocolates and artisan candies. She began experimenting with blends and developed her own chocolate recipes. At holidays her chocolates became the much-anticipated gifts from friends who encouraged her to start her own business. What’s her secret to perfect chocolate? Alison says that one of the things that makes Allie’s Edibles so addictive is that she starts with exceptional quality ingredients and combines simple and classic flavors.

The chocolates and new crispy rice treats, in all the amazing flavors and combinations, come individually wrapped in crave-worthy combos. They are hand-made, hand-cut, and hand-packed. Allie’s Edibles even customizes packaging so you can add your own logos, photos, or unique messages or names to the wrapping for birthdays, holidays, bat mitzvahs, weddings, or whatever cool event you are making.

Submit to win a customized (photo and personal message too) 18-piece Allie’s Chocolate Favorites Gift Pack, but don’t forget to also get some at www.alliesedibles.com $2 a piece, $32.50 per pound

They are certified kosher dairy by Vaad Hakashrus of Northern California.

Potting Shed Creations

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Contest Ends June 14th, 2010 12:01 a.m. PST.

Potting Shed Creations have done it. They have created a chic, functional and healthy way to grow herbs in the windowsill. The pots look great and produce fragrant herbs for cooking. For kosher cooks this means fresher herbs and fewer bugs!

The pots are crafted from sustainable bamboo, and unite contemporary design with good stewardship of the earth’s resources. Each pot is handcrafted and finished by skilled artisans. Modular by design, the lacquered lid elegantly inverts to become a saucer. Even the ribbon is made in the US from all natural materials (recycled plastic bottles).

Potting Shed Creations believes that style and substance are not mutually exclusive, and it is their goal to offer products in which the finest materials, elegant design and handmade craftsmanship converge to inspire a fresh approach to gardening in the modern world. 
This is a conscientious company that creates products from eco-friendly ingredients with contemporary style.

In addition to the their grow pots, I love their blooms-in-a-bag. Tomatoes, cilantro, chives, dill, and so much more are available for only $8. My kids give them as gifts and love to take ownership of their own bag.

Order them now for the season at
www.pottingshedcreations.com

They are available in basil, oregano, parsley, mint, wishflower, lavender, blue eyes, and snaps
Grow Rack $10
Grow Pots $20

The Princess Collection

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The Princess Collection by Alan Lee
Two winners this week!!!!!

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This elegant dish from the Princess Collection by Alan Lee is perfect for dips, horseradish, candy, or berries. The sparkle on the stem is a showstopper on every table. We love and personally own pieces from this collection and can’t wait to share them with you.
The full collection includes magnificent stemware, cake plates, serving pieces, bowls and trays.

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The Princess Collection from Alan Lee features the finest in handmade tabletop accessories and the most breathtaking gifts and selection of home décor. It is available in diamond and black diamond and is sold in upscale and designer stores like Neiman Marcus. GKC is lucky enough to have not just one, but we have enough for TWO winners this week!

Also, new from GKC…receive double entry by following us on twitter; sign up here. Recommend a friend to GKC and receive double entries too. Recommend us in an email (just CC us at ekurtz@gourmetkoshercooking.com) to your friends and we will give you one entry for each friend you recommend.

The Princess Collection is coming soon to our shop to purchase.

Chocolate A Love Story

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Contest Ends May 9th, 2010 12:01 a.m. PST.

Every once in awhile I find a cookbook that is both engaging enough to read like a book and inviting enough to try some of the recipes. The pages and recipes from “Chocolate A Love Story, 65 Chocolate Dessert Recipes from Max Brenner’s Private Collection” by Max Brenner (artwork avant-garde and amazing by Yonatan Factor) are so mouth-watering that I don’t know which one I like the most or how to make it all without gaining too much weight. Nostalgic dark chocolate cheese crumb cake, Spy-thriller chocolate Black Forest Cake, Heaven-on-earth cocoa tarte tatin… are you drooling yet? Not only does GKC have a SIGNED COPY of Chocolate A Love Story but we will also give you a sneak peak at a recipe in our upcoming Shavuot section next week.

Max Brenner is the famous “Israeli Bald Man” who is a revolutionary in the world of chocolate. For Max, chocolate is associated with different aspects of life and a symbol of contradictory emotions. His quest for passion, romance, and meaning has inspired highly imaginative chocolate recipes and treats. He opened his first tiny chocolate workshop in 1996 where he chatted with customers while mixing and tempering chocolate in an open space. The intimate stories shared in this workshop became the spark for his chocolate creations. Today he is known around the world for his innovative chocolate creations, signature chocolate pizza (the recipe is in the book!), and, let’s not forget, his hug mug hot cocoa (designed to keep your hands warm while drinking rich warm cocoa).

To purchase the book or to try his chocolates (make sure to check and purchase the luscious selections that have the hecksher from Bet Shemesh), go to www.maxbrenner.com or visit his stores nationwide, in Israel, or in Australia.

Featured Giveaway: A Gourmet Gift Tower from Kosherline.com

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Gourmet Pastries from Kosherline.com

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Contest Ends April 24th, 2010 12:01 a.m. PST.

Perfect for the upcoming Mother’s Day holiday is a tower of gourmet delicious treats from Kosherline.com. The gift tower includes 1.5 lbs. of Bella Delights’ exclusive Italian Cookies, Fudge Balls, and Chocolate Treasure Brownies.

Kosherline.com is a family-owned and operated online store that features over 100 products and gourmet gift baskets. The baskets are color matched and themed for all occasions, including Jewish holidays, birthdays, corporate events, condolences, teacher thank you gifts and so much more. The baskets include unique gourmet kosher items (all certified kosher) from around the world. Kosherline.com delivers nationwide. They include to Canada. Go to Kosherline.com to find the perfect gift for your mother or for any occasion.

The gift tower is under OK strict supervision. Parve. Pas Yisroel and Yoshon.

Frogs Salt and Pepper Shakers from the Quest Collection

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Contest Ends March 21th, 2010 12:01 a.m. PST.

Once again the Quest Collection has created the perfect piece to accent your table. This time it’s your Passover table that will sparkle. These beautiful Salt and Pepper Shaker frogs are made of gold-plated pewter, hand-painted enamel and accented with Swarovski crystals. Both artistic and functional, they catch the attention of everyone at the table and maybe even inspire some more questions.

If you cannot wait to win these and want to buy them now (who can blame you, they are so cute), purchase them or other items from the Quest Collection, at Shalom House, $135.

Featured Giveaway: Zelda’s Passover Treats or Buy it Now with a 15% Discount

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Contest Ends March 7th, 2010 12:01 a.m. PST.

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At Zelda’s Sweet Shoppe everything is made by hand, one at a time, with their personal commitment to perfection.

Zelda’s uses the finest European chocolate and the most flavorful fruits and nuts. Working entirely from scratch, their artisan chefs carefully craft these ingredients into taste tempting chocolates, mouth-watering cookies, and the most memorable gourmet gifts you’ll find anywhere. And they offer Kosher for Passover items!

We loved their Passover treats. Each item from mandelbrot and chocolate chip cookies to the adorable chocolate covered frogs and marshmallows, are delicious and packaged adorably. After Passover try their gourmet popcorn and cookies.

Zelda’s Gourmet items available in our Opensky shop. Use coupon code ZELDA15 for 15% off.

Zelda’s is kosher certified under the supervision of the Chicago Rabbinical Council (cRc). The bakery products are non-dairy (pareve), pas yisroel and yoshon. They offer dairy and pareve chocolates; all chocolate items offered for sale on this web site are pareve unless indicated to contain dairy.

Magnificent Purim Baskets from the Gift Box

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Contest Ends February 28rd, 2010 12:01 a.m. PST.

The Gift Box has been creating gorgeous Purim baskets and corporate gifts for over 15 years to clients all over the world. The elegant arrangements include a variety of crystal, sterling, elegant serving pieces or gift items, and are filled with gourmet chocolates, crackers, and wine. Each basket is adorned with magnificent ribbons, tulle, and flowers to your liking. I have personally worked with this company for five years and their gift baskets have always impressed the recipients. Visit the www.thegiftboxstore.net to view the various Purim baskets they have available at all different price levels.

Featured Giveaway – Kosher Keepers

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Kosherkeepers® are plastic food storage containers in a variety of sizes, labeled for easy kosher classification — Meat, Dairy and Pareve. Printed in Red for meat, Blue for dairy and Green for Pareve with corresponding colored lids. The containers are reusable, recyclable, microwave safe and dishwasher safe. These are so fantastic and they make staying organized so easy. Enter to win an assortment of kosherkeepers in an assortment of sizes including 64, 32, 16, and 8 ounces.

If you can’t wait to see if you have won, they are available through our Opensky shop. Use code REDESIGN for a 10 % discount.

Giveaway – Estee Kafra’s New Cookbook, “Cooking With Color”

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Contest Ends January 23rd, 2010 12:01 a.m. PST.

Delicious and easy new recipes, full of flavor and color. In her new book, Estee Kafra uses her unique flair to create easy recipes from ingredients that most of us already have in our panty. The photographs are beautiful and inspired us to try many of her recipes. It is not surprising that Estee was a professional photographer before she became the Food Editor of Binah Magazine. GKC made the Miami Ribs, Sesame Salmon, Breaded Salmon Skewers, Chickpea and Couscous Salad, Green Bean Salad and the Spicy Pumpkin Cake. Every recipe impressed us, not to mention our families (a tough crowd!) and our guests. We spoke to Estee Kafra about her book, “I am honored and excited that so many have responded to my new book with such enthusiasm. I hope that you, too, enjoy the recipes and get inspired to start cooking with color! I like to make the eggplant fries often, and the pomegranate pie on the cover has been a huge success. The granola is really superb and accompanies any of those bright, delicious fruits that are just begging to be eaten!”

Purchase a book today and start enjoying it. To purchase a copy,
visit www.esteekafra.com

Papabubble, the most exquisite hard candy!

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Contest Ends January 10th, 2010 12:01 a.m. PST.

The hard candy is rich in color, beautiful to look at, and full of flavor. They make custom shapes, use custom colors, and even add custom names to the candy. The lollipops are extra large and thick and look almost too good to touch (go for it, you can always buy another one!)

Everything at Papabubble is made in house and the only ingredients used in most of their hard candies are sugar, glucose, water, citric acid, flavor, and color. They use only high quality flavors which are custom made to their regimented specifications. All of the lollipops are hand shaped and all of the candies with designs are hand constructed, stretched and cut.

If you are ever in NYC, go watch them and sample a piece. They make candy in the store Tuesday through Sunday at 380 Broome St. NY.NY 10013. Order some today at 212 966 2599 or visit Papabubble.com

Some history on Papabubble:

Papabubble is a custom-made and artisanal candy shop that was started in Barcelona by two Australians, Nigel Chouri and Chris King. Nigel learned the craft of candy making from a Danish man in Australia who had learned from another candy maker, who had learned from another, in a long line of candy makers reaching back to the origins of the style of candy that they make in northern Europe.

Note on their Hecksher: They are kosher certified by KC International Kosher Council, Rabbi Schwarcz. Although this hecksher approves establishments that are open on the Sabbath we had the product checked out to ensure the kashrus. According to Rabbi Pinchas Chatzinoff of Cedarhurst, NY, this product’s hecksher is recommended.


Fantastic Organic, Dairy–Free, Tempered Delicious Chocolate by Organic Nectars

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Contest Ends December 27th, 2009 12:01 a.m. PST.

We don’t know how Organic Nectars does it! Nutritious, full of antioxidants, sweetened with palm nectar (not sugar), certified organic and kosher, nondairy, delicious creamy taste, transfat and cholesterol free and perfect for eating, baking and melting.

Organic Nectars is a 2008 and 2009 Winner at the Fancy Food Show. We loved their chocolate, gelato, and their dessert toppings. Try some at www.organicnectars.com

Win a sampler pack of the 6 flavors of Organic Nectars Chocolate.

Featured Giveaway – Luck Chen Steamed Noodles

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Contest Ends December 6th, 2009 12:01 a.m. PST.

Winner at Kosherfest 2009 Best in Show and Best New Pasta or Rice Dish

We loved these noodles when we tried them!

Luck Chen™ is proud to present its new line of traditional asian noodles. Each of their 5 different flavors, capture the spirit of the true asian taste by steaming the noodles and sealing the process to allow you to taste the wonderful flavor and not lose its essence by adding any artificial ingredients.

In just two minutes you can have a quick and satisfying meal. No hot water required and it comes in a sealable reusable bowl.

Fresh soft noodles – not dehydrated and fried
No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
Fork and Bowl included
No Hydrogenated Oils
No MSG
Portion Controlled Flavorings

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Divvies Popcorn and Goodies

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Contest Ends November 8th, 2009 12:01 a.m. PST.

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Wow, I’m honestly not sure how they do it, but “Divvies’ is delicious. Really delicious. Usually when I see the words “no nuts, no dairy, no eggs”, I’m leery; how is it going to taste without some of my favorite ingredients? But Divvies is different! They have created fun foods that people with or without allergies will love. Famous for their popcorn, “Divvies” (think divvying up and sharing) also offers delicious soft cookies (the sugar cookies are a particular favorite!), melt-in-your-mouth chocolate, the most creative cupcake decorating packs, and of course candy too. Their packaging is adorable and elegant enough to put right on the table, the chocolate bars even have markings “mine” and “yours” (I suggest getting more “mine”). Divvies’ products are perfect for kid’s lunch snacks, hostess gifts – or for any occasion. They don’t last long in our house.

Please enter here to win a large box of non-dairy, egg-free, nut-free, kosher delicious popcorn Contest ends Sunday, November 8th.

To see all of the great products and goodies visit www.divvies.com.