The Shiksa Picks – Tori’s Favorite Finds on the Web 9.16.11

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

ZABARS NEW YORK – ROSH HASHANAH COOKING DEMO

L’Shanah Tova New Yorkers! On Sunday, September 25 at 2:00pm and 3:30pm I’ll be cooking up some Rosh Hashanah delights at Zabar’s New York! You can find me in the Housewares mezzanine, where I’ll be demonstrating some of my favorite Rosh Hashanah recipes. This is a free event. Hope to see you there!

POMEGRANATE MOLASSES BRISKET

Pomegranate Molasses Brisket – a slow roasted brisket infused with the rich flavor of pomegranate molasses, garlic, and spice.

SAFFRON RICE

Saffron Rice – a simple, savory side dish for Rosh Hashanah or any day. Delicious and easy to prepare, with lots of flavor. One of my favorites!

ZABAR’S CONTEST – GIVEAWAY

Win a fabulous gift box from Zabar’s New York, including a batch of their world famous rugelach! It’s super easy to enter. Click the link for details! Contest ends at 5:00pm PST this evening.


FAMILY FUN: HONEY APPLE CUPCAKES FOR ROSH HASHANAH

Teach kids the meaning behind a fun Jewish holiday tradition – with cupcakes! A terrific family project. Includes a printable graphic sheet so you can make them at home!

THE SHIKSA’S WEEKLY WEB PICKS

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

PIXELATED CRUMB: PEANUT BUTTER CUP ICE CREAM

Because it’s Friday and I feel like ice cream. I’ll take mine with hot fudge sauce, please.  :)

GLUTEN FREE CANTEEN: GLUTEN FREE HONEY CAKE

Struggling to create a gluten free Rosh Hashanah menu? Check out the Gluten Free Canteen, where blogger Lisa has created this beautiful GF honey cake recipe.

THE JEWISH FORWARD: SYMBOLIC SOUNDING FOODS FOR ROSH HASHANAH

Gil Marks, author of the mouthwatering Encyclopedia of Jewish Food (Wiley, 2010), explains that there are five foods the Talmud says should be eaten on Rosh Hashanah — not because of their taste, “but because their names sounded like symbolic things.”

EATING RULES: OCTOBER UNPROCESSED

My new food blogging friend Andrew has an awesome site called Eating Rules. It’s all about eating natural, healthy, and unprocessed. Join his October Unprocessed challenge (I did!) and challenge yourself to a month of eating naturally. More info on Andrew’s blog.

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…

@WorthTheWhisk Patti Londre writes WorthTheWhisk.com, created Camp Blogaway, and has a number of other impressive culinary accomplishments. She’s also a founding member of the Food Bloggers of Los Angeles, a new organization that I am thrilled to be a part of. Follow her!

@Savour Kate at Savour-Fare.com writes delicious recipes for busy people who are on-the-go. Kate’s a working mom and a busy lawyer who still finds time to write an amazing food blog. Check her out!

@CookingWeekends Valentina is a chef, freelance recipe developer and writer, and mother of two boys. Her blog CookingontheWeekends.com is a wonderful, cozy site that showcases Valentina’s genuine love for cooking. So excited that she’s my new Tweep! Give her a follow. ;)

COMMENT OF THE WEEK

This comment came in on my Pomegranate Molasses Brisket blog from Linda at the How to Cook a Wolf blog:

This looks like a wonderful take on the usual brisket! I love the look of that plate of food…so colorful! I feel like I can taste it right through the screen! beautiful pics!

Linda, you really made me smile with this one. I’ve been working super hard on my food photography skills, thanks for noticing! ;)

 

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 great weekend!

Tori xo

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  1. Tori – thanks for the shout-out! We are in great company.Wish we were near NYC so we could come by. Haven’t been to Zabar’s in years. That brisket looks fabulous. I will be making that with the saffron rice soon. Perfect for Rosh Hashanah.

  2. Ann says:

    Shabot Shalom! Another great week! I love the peanut butter cup ice-cream….I like just about anything with peanut butter!

  3. Lana says:

    I was disappointed that I had to miss September’s FBLA meeting and a chance to meet you. But, I will be following your blog, and when we move to LA from Orange County, attending these conferences will become a breeze.
    Have a great weekend! Greetings from Serbia (I’ve been here since July, taking care of my mom)!

  4. Cucina49 says:

    Shabbat shalom and almost-new-year. I love the brisket recipe and will keep it in mind for the upcoming high holidays.

  5. alex says:

    yum..great round-up, I love those honey apple cupcakes!

  6. Liz says:

    Oh, I wish I could come to your demo! What fun! And I’ve always wanted to visit Zabar’s….maybe some day :) Your brisket looks fabulous…I’m glad the temps are dipping so we can add some lovely comfort food like this to our menu.

  7. Kim Bee says:

    You’ve had a great week Tori. I have really enjoyed the blog this week. Your picks are fab this week as well. That ice cream is gorgeous. Look forward to seeing what you do this week. xx

  8. Take a look at my best new idea for a hostess gift. The recipient was actually thrilled! link to shockinglydelicious.com

    Hello to you! I am a FBLA’er as well. Hope to meet you soon!

    –Dorothy

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