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
Learn to make delicious seasoned pita chips that are baked, not fried, for a healthy and delicious crunch your guests will love. Click here to read more.
Learn to make Classic Baba Ghanoush, a creamy Middle Eastern dip featuring smoky roasted eggplant, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and spices. Click here to read more.
Learn how to roast an eggplant to smoky, tender perfection using a grill, gas range, or your oven. Click here to read more.
THE SHIKSA’S WEEKLY WEB PICKS
Here are some of my favorite picks from the web this week.
Ooh la la, this salad sounds so fancy! But the idea is actually pretty simple, and the flavor combination sounds divine– a mixture of delicate couscous, zucchini, peas, garbanzo beans, roasted almonds, scallion, mint, parsley, crushed red pepper, and lemon olive oil dressing. Can’t wait to try this one! Click here to read more.
I don’t know if it’s the warm summery weather or what, but lately I’ve been wanting to jar my own jam. David Lebovitz seems to have read my mind. His blog on Red Currant Jam is a feast for the eyes. Makes me want to drop everything and fly to the French countryside to harvest some ripe red currants. Sigh… if only! Click here to read more.
These mini lemon tarts are so elegant. I love bite-sized desserts… you get a burst of sweetness without a ton of calories. These little tarts by Domestic Fits are just exquisite. Click here to read more.
This article in The Jewish Week profiles restauranteur Henry Meer and his New York restaurant City Hall. The establishment has a rich history– the Manhattan building has been there since 1863. City Hall is particularly famous for its schmaltzy matzo ball soup and rich cheesecake (the recipe for which appears in this article). About City Hall, Meer says, “This is not culinary arts. We’re craftsmen. I’m not a creator but a nurturer. I feed people.” I like his style! Click here to read more.
Okay, I know this has nothing to do with food or food history, but I had to give a shout-out to our family friend Leo Howard. He is starring in a new show on Disney XD called Kickin’ It, which debuted on June 13. The show doubled the ratings for the network almost overnight. I’m sure this is in no small part thanks to Leo, who is a gifted young actor, a black belt martial artist, a talented singer, and an all-around awesome kid. Believe it or not, he also loves to cook! Leo and his family are good friends of ours, and we are super proud of his achievement. If you have kids, make sure they check out Kickin’ It. Now, if only I can get him to share his recipe for PB & J pizza… Mazel tov, Leo!
Every week, I’ll be posting the Twitter accounts that made me smile with their fun or interesting tweets. Here are this week’s picks…
…for her Grilled Avocado with Halibut Ceviche. Wow!
…for her Lemon Ricotta Muffins made with olive oil. A few of my favorite ingredients…
…for tweeting so many surprising and inspiring recipes.
DATES TO REMEMBER
July 4: We’ll be celebrating America’s independence in a little over a week. The 4th always reminds me how many immigrants have come to this country– the Land of Opportunity– seeking a fresh start and a new life. Did you know that the poem engraved on the Statue of Liberty was written by a Jewish woman? Click here to read more.
What’s on your menu for the 4th? Hebrew National hot dogs, perhaps?
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.