The Shiksa Picks – Tori’s Favorite Finds on the Web 10.21.11

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

THIS WEEK ON THESHIKSA.COM

STUFFED CABBAGE

How did your bubbe make it? :)

ROASTED ROOT VEGETABLES ON EATING RULES

Check out my guest post on Eating Rules for October Unprocessed: Roasted Root Vegetables. Simple, seasonal, healthy, vegan, and gluten free!

SUKKOT 2011: MY SUKKAH

Check out pictures of my Sukkot sukkah!

CHALLAH BRUSCHETTA WITH LEMON RICOTTA AND HONEY

A delicious and easy appetizer, and a pics from my tour of an organic olive oil farm in Tuscany!

THE SHIKSA’S WEEKLY WEB PICKS

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

C+C MARRIAGE FACTORY: CREAMLESS TOMATO SOUP

Creamy tomato soup is one of my favorite cold weather treats. This one is dairy free!

 

SAVEUR.COM: HOW TO PEEL A HEAD OF GARLIC IN LESS THAN 60 SECONDS

I tried this, it works!! It took me about 45 seconds of shaking, not 10, but my biceps are admittedly weak. Try it!

NY TIMES: CALIFORNIA’S OLIVE OILS CHALLENGE EUROPE’S

As a proud California girl, this is no big news to me– California olive oils are fabulous. What did interest me was the part about counterfeit olive oils imported from Europe. Shocking! Yet another reason to buy local. :)

WORTH THE WHISK: LIGHT MONKEY BREAD

Patti Londre at Worth The Whisk knows a thing or two about good food. When I saw this recipe, I flipped. Warm, gooey, delectable Monkey Bread– and it’s lightened up?? Fabulous! And just right for a chilly autumn weekend.

COMMENT OF THE WEEK

This comment came in on Facebook from blogger Leah of Leah’s Thoughts
on my Sukkah 2011 blog:

Your sukkah is beautiful! You have completely inspired me to fully celebrate Sukkot in our home next year.

This brought a BIG smile to my face for what are hopefully obvious reasons! :)

Shabbat Shalom and Happy Simchat Torah, everybody! Have a delicious weekend.

Tori xo

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  1. Lori says:

    That garlic peeling video is amazing! I haven’t tried it yet, but I will tomorrow as I’m cooking soups with my daughter to take back to college with her. (We’ll be making your Jacob’s Lentil Stew and Autumn Sweet Potato Soup!) I love your blog, and thanks for turning me on to Saveur.

  2. Ann says:

    Yay! I am a big fan of Leah and was so happy to hear she was going to put up a Sukkot next year! She has an amazing blog!

    I also “pinned” your bruschetta with lemon and honey. I fell in love with that one! ….it was also my very first pin!

  3. Leah says:

    Ah, thanks so much Tori. I truly meant every word of that comment and I’ve already pinned quite a few of your ideas. Worth the Whisk is a great blog too. I’m so glad I found your blog!

  4. Christina says:

    Thanks for the mention! I have got to have that light monkey bread, yum!

  5. Evan says:

    I made that monkey bread, it was amazing!

  6. Alice K. says:

    Hi Tori,
    I am making the Creamy without cream Tomato Soup for a 10-person gathering. I checked the Web site you sent us to for that recipe, and there’s no indication of number of servings the recipe makes. Help! Can you give me an estimate?
    Thanks.
    Alice.

    • Tori Avey says:

      Hi Alice, so sorry, I’m not sure– you should email the administrator of the other site, they will know better than me. Hope you enjoy the soup!

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