The Shiksa Picks – Tori’s Favorite Finds on the Web 8.19.11

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

WHAT ELVIS ATE: BUTTERMILK SKILLET CORNBREAD

On the death anniversary of Elvis Presley, I wrote a blog about what the King liked to eat. Celebrate his life with some freshly baked Southern-style Buttermilk Skillet Cornbread.

 

QUINOA TABBOULEH SALAD

Learn the history of quinoa, then try my lemony gluten free Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad with fresh parsley, tomatoes, and mint.

 

A PEANUT BUTTER PIE FOR MIKEY

A no-bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie with cookie crust in honor of food blogger Jennifer Perillo’s husband Mikey.

 

THE SHIKSA’S WEEKLY WEB PICKS

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

NY TIMES: SMOKED SALMON SANDWICH WITH GOAT CHEESE

This simple, gorgeous sandwich was inspired by the author’s trip to Manhattan appetizing store Russ and Daughters. Goat cream cheese? Yes, please!

 

DAVID LEBOVITZ: GLUTEN-FREE BROWNIES

David Lebovitz is one of my favorite food bloggers. I was happy to see him tackle the challenge of making one of his favorite brownie recipes gluten free. These brownies look amazing– fudgy, moist, and decadent.

 

CRUMB BLOG: ZUCCHINI, PEA, AND MINT FRITTERS

I can’t be the only one who has an abundance of zucchini in the fridge right now. Sometimes it’s hard to be creative and come up with a new way to prepare it. The Crumb blog’s Isabelle is here to rescue us! Grated zucchini, sweet peas, feta cheese, fresh mint and basil are seasoned and fried into crispy little fritters. Serve them with sour cream or yogurt on the side for a tasty and creative vegetarian dish!

 

COOKING HEALTHY FOR ME:
WHOLE WHEAT BUTTERMILK AND BLUEBERRY PANCAKES

Ann from the Cooking Healthy for Me blog featured these tasty looking Whole Wheat Blueberry Pancakes as part of her Seven Links challenge earlier this month. Ann’s recipes are always low-cal. She’s lost an impressive 20 pounds since starting her blog, so whatever she’s doing, it must be working! She’s also a super nice person. These pancakes look delicious and healthy, definitely worth a try!


NPR: ARGENTINA’S JEWISH VILLAGES KEEP TRADITIONS ALIVE

A fascinating look at a small Jewish community in a remote corner of the Argentine Pampas. Many of these Jews from Russia became gauchos– Argentine cowboys. I’ve made a mental note to visit this place someday… I bet there are some incredible Jewish family recipes to be found there!

 

THE JEW AND THE CARROT:
JEREMY LEBEWOHL ON THE NEW 2ND AVENUE DELI

This week, New York’s iconic kosher deli, the 2nd Avenue Deli, opened a second location on the Upper East Side. Lucy Cohen Blatter at The Jew and the Carrot spoke to owner Jeremy Lebewohl, 29, about his “new baby.” Congrats to the 2nd Avenue team!

 

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…

@Duff_Goldman

Congrats to cake master Duff Goldman on his new show Sugar High on Food Network!

@yummly

Yummly.com chose me as one of their Featured Food Bloggers this week. They’ve got an awesome site with tons of cooking tips, recipes, and more. Check them out!

@domesticfits

My friend Jackie at Domestic Fits finally joined Twitter! Follow her. She rocks.

 

COMMENT OF THE WEEK

This comment came in on my A Peanut Butter Pie for Mikey from blog reader Frances:

For Mikey, my great grandson age 8 and I will prepare a pie this week.

I truly hope your great grandson enjoyed the pie and the process. It touches my heart to know how many people have honored Jennifer and her story this way.

 

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. Linda Davis says:

    Your site reels me in with darling pictures of you, and beautiful food you prepare in a most delicious way…some of your creative recipes bring back sweet memories of my dad’s jewish family recipes. Other’s are enticing me to cook for my not -so -jewish family. Today, the refrigerator dill pickles I made are ready. Had to share that with you..

  2. Ann says:

    Tori – What a delight to discover this – Thank you! ….and the company I’m with blows me away! You’ve made my week! (and I’m glad you liked the pancakes – they were my favorite!)

  3. Kim says:

    Have a wonderful weekend Tori!

  4. As always you find the best goodies and great reads for the week…wishing you a wonderful weekend Tori :)

  5. Kristy says:

    Great round-up. Your pie for Mikey looks amazing. I don’t know Jennifer, but read her story and have been thinking about her all week. Can’t even imagine. The outpouring of support has been incredible. Have a great rest of the weekend Tori!

  6. Dear Shiksa;
    I really looooove ur recipes! I think they are amazing and love ur blogs and recipes…! All the best to you,
    Miriam

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