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Cooked, packaged beets

AdinaA Jun 29, 2012 08:52 AM

Fairway sells Rocal cooked beets with an OK, which is great because you can make a lovely summer salad without heating up the kitchen by, you know, actually cooking.

But why is the hechscher in the form of a sticker on the package? And, an OK - P "Special production Kosher for Passover."

Are the beets kosher year-round, or just with the Pesach sticker?

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    ferret RE: AdinaA Jun 29, 2012 09:48 AM

    It's a French company so I don't know that they have regular supervision, it may be a one-off thing.

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      ATH44 RE: AdinaA Jun 30, 2012 09:45 PM

      I've started seeing beets like this in other stores as well (like Whole Foods and Trader Joe's) often with a hechsher...

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        AdinaA RE: ATH44 Jul 1, 2012 05:46 AM

        What's the best summer salad to make with them?

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          almond tree RE: AdinaA Jul 1, 2012 10:07 AM

          Not a salad, but I've started a couple of Shabbos lunches lately with a small portion of cold pareve borscht. It cools people down and perks up appetites on hot days. You can experiment with crunchy toppings like sliced scallions or lightly toasted pumpkin seeds.

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            GilaB RE: AdinaA Jul 1, 2012 03:19 PM

            I tend towards variations on Moroccan beet salad - marinate with citrus juice (usually lemon), olive oil, salt, pepper, and cumin or cumin seeds, then toss with a handful of chopped herb (my favorite is mint, parsley is also good) shortly before serving.

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              CloggieGirl RE: AdinaA Jul 1, 2012 04:59 PM

              Sliced with goat cheese and very thinly-sliced red onions.

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                Caitlin McGrath RE: AdinaA Jul 4, 2012 01:24 PM

                For a main dish salad, they're good combined with lentils. Add thinly sliced celery and chopped, toasted walnuts for crunch, thinly sliced scallions or minced red onion, dress with olive oil and red wine vinegar or lemon juice, and some fresh herbs (many work well: mint, parsley, cilantro, chives, oregano, etc.). If it's a dairy meal, feta or fresh goat cheese is a nice addition.

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                  cheesecake17 RE: AdinaA Jul 8, 2012 04:17 PM

                  Cubed beets, candied walnuts or pecans, and cubed feta cheese. I like to combine that mixture and serve it over arugula with some lime juice

                2. re: ATH44
                  latke RE: ATH44 Jul 5, 2012 07:52 PM

                  Which Trader Joe's beets has a hechsher? I did not see any on the package in the refrigerated section yesterday.

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                    ATH44 RE: latke Jul 6, 2012 01:53 PM

                    I believe it was the Union Square store. But I may be mistaken.

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                      ferret RE: latke Jul 6, 2012 03:01 PM

                      They're all essentially sourced from Rocal, which, as stated above probably doesn't have full-time supervision but will have supervised batches from time to time.

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                        latke RE: ferret Jul 8, 2012 05:19 PM

                        OK, but which beets product is it exactly at Trader Joe's (not the store)?

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