The Shiksa Picks – Tori’s Favorite Finds on the Web 8.12.11

Every Friday, I take my favorite “picks” from my week on the web and post them here for you to enjoy. But before I announce The Shiksa Picks, here is a quick recap of this week’s posts on TheShiksa.com– just in case you missed them.  :)

 

THIS WEEK ON THESHIKSA.COM

 

TIPSY TRIFLE WITH PEACHES AND CREAM

My Tipsy Trifle with Peaches and Cream is cold, creamy, sweet, and just a little bit naughty. Check out my first post as a Contributing Chef for Zabar’s NY, and be sure to sign up for their newsletter for more delicious recipes!

 

PIE CRUST PINWHEELS

This recipe for Pie Crust Pinwheels brings back happy childhood memories. What do you like to make with your pie crust trimmings?

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LUCILLE BALL!

I love Lucy! Do you? :)

 

MARLEY’S HUNGRY CAPTION CONTEST – THE WINNER ANNOUNCED!

The winner of the Caption Marley contest is Shawn Cady! Here is Shawn’s caption:

Kabob missiles loaded. Dog target locked on.
Commence firing in 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . .

Congrats Shawn! You’ve won a $50 gift card to The Shiksa Market, my new online market launching this fall. :)

 

THE SHIKSA’S WEEKLY WEB PICKS

Here are some of my favorite picks from the web this week.

CRAVINGS OF A LUNATIC: MARBLE PISTACHIO BARK

It’s high time I give a shout-out to Kim Bee over at the Cravings of a Lunatic blog! Kim’s blog is always an entertaining read. This chocolate pistachio bark looks delectable, and so easy– just three simple ingredients. Kim also recently did an awesome post about my Ima Burgers recipe. It was super flattering and funny. Gotta love Kim! :)

 

STEAMY KITCHEN: HEIRLOOM TOMATO AND AVOCADO SALAD WITH CRISPY WONTONS

This guest post at Steamy Kitchen combines so many of my favorite flavors into one awesome salad! Viviane Bauquet Farre, author of Food and Style blog, really outdid herself– beautiful recipe and photos!

 

NY TIMES: LOBSTER SALAD, BUT A KEY INGREDIENT WAS MISSING

Did you know that Zabar’s lobster salad doesn’t contain lobster? I’m a Contributing Chef to Zabar’s, and this was news to me! This is a fun article about the renaming of a beloved Zabar’s dish. They’re now running a contest on the Zabar’s Facebook page asking for suggestions to rename the salad. If your name is picked, you could win some yummy Zabar’s food! Check it out here.

 

CNN EATOCRACY: A PEANUT BUTTER PIE IN MEMORY OF MIKEY

The food blogging community was shocked and saddened when food blogger Jennifer Perillo lost her husband– too young and much too suddenly. I will be making a peanut butter pie in memory of Mikey today, I encourage you all to do the same. Please remember Jennifer and her family in your prayers.

 

TWITTER SHOUT-OUTS

Every week, I post the Twitter accounts that make me smile with their
fun or interesting tweets. Here are this week’s picks…

@JenniferPerillo

Our hearts go out to Jennifer in her time of sorrow. Jennifer writes a beautiful food blog. Please do follow her, read her blog, and send prayers to her family during this diffcult time.

@mommyknows

I met Kim at the BlogHer 2011 conference last weekend. Her blog Mommy Knows is full of crafty inspiration and yummy treats. And she also has an adorable orange kitten. And she knows a lot about natural baby products. And she’s awesome. Follow her!

@secretagentjo

I also met Secret Agent Josephine (aka Brenda) at the BlogHer conference. She’s an incredible talented graphic artist and a super cool person. You’ll love her blog and her tweets, promise!

 

COMMENT OF THE WEEK

This comment came in on my Pie Crust Pinwheels blog from a reader named K:

Aww this reminded me of my grandmother!!! She made these too (therefore, of course my mom did as well). We called them “gobble-ups” because you could “gobble them up” quickly after they baked! ;) One of my favorite memories. Thanks for the smile!

Thank you, K!

 

COMMENT AND SHARE

Did you read an article this week that you think my readers would find interesting? Are you a food blogger with a recipe that you want everybody see? Or maybe you want to share what’s cooking in your kitchen this weekend. Comment below and let us know about it!

Shabbat Shalom! Have a delicious weekend.

Tori xo

 

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  1. Kim says:

    Thank you for the shout out Tory! Now I’m going to checkout all of your other favorite finds.

  2. Ann says:

    Another great week, Tori! I have to say the pie crust pinwheels brought back SO many lovely memories…

    I’m super-duper excited that you picked Kim’s Pistachio Bark…she’s the best and I just loved this recipe!

  3. Bonnie says:

    I love Zabar’s and was sad to find out that it – like some other stores – has been mislabeling its “lobster” salad for 15 years. The argument given, that crayfish is a kind of lobster, really does not fly. What other foods has Zabar’s? The store is trying to make its mistake/error/fraud a kind of funny story, with a contest to name the crayfish salad. I think it would be better for the owners to apologize to their customers.

  4. Hi Tori:

    Nice site! I grew up with a lot of German and Russian Jewish food around me – mostly from teachers and close friends of the family. At a tender age I learned how to properly hold a hot glass of tea withour getting burned and how to drink the tea through a sugar cube balanced on the side teeth.

    That aside, the reason I’m writing is I wanted to tell you and your readers that I am holding a Mesopotamian Cookoff over on Silk Road Gourmet through September. We are using recipes from Bottero and other sources that I have re-analyzed and in most cases corrected for accuracy.

    Chefs from three continents (so far) have submitted dishes based on these recipes from 4,000 years ago. Dishes include Lamb and Carob Stew, Pistachio stuffed dates, Lamb with Licorice and Juniper Berries and more. I’ll be posting new recipes this weekend and am urging other cooks and chefs to step up with their creative interpretations of their dishes!

    Check it out if you are interested in ancient cookery.

    Laura

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