The Shiksa Picks – Tori’s Favorite Finds on the Web 7.8.11

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

PICKLED SALAD

If you like dill pickles, you’ll love my Crunchy Pickled Salad.
Cold, crisp, refreshing, and perfect for summer!

 


CHOCOLATE ICEBOX PIE

Learn to make Chocolate Icebox Pie from a vintage 1950’s recipe.

 

THE HISTORY OF PIE IN AMERICA

Are you as American as apple pie? Read about the history of pie
in America, then rock out to Don McLean.

 

THE SHIKSA’S WEEKLY WEB PICKS

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

 


PASS THE SUSHI:
MIXING MARTINIS FOR THE 4th OF JULY

Honeydew and Watermelon Martinis? Sweet! The 4th has come and gone, but you can enjoy these creative martinis from Pass the Sushi all summer long!

 

PINK BASIL:
CREAMY ROASTED RED PEPPER PASTA

I found Pink Basil’s blog through Tastespotting. This pasta makes me hungry just looking at it! For this sauce, she roasted the peppers… a girl after my own heart. ;)

 


DIETHOOD:
TIRAMISU ICE CREAM

Check out this gorgeous Tiramisu Ice Cream! I’m a new fan of the Diethood blog. Kate takes beautiful food photos, and her recipes are always fun and surprising. :)

 

BON APPETIT:
SAVE YOUR RECIPES, BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE

This wonderful Bon Appetit article was shared by blog reader Susy on her blog, My Eclectic Favorites. The article really captures how I feel about the importance of writing down family recipes and preserving them for future generations.

 

FOOD AND WINE:
A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN – COMMUNITY COOKBOOKS

I love this article by Michelle Green about community cookbooks. There is something so special about these old volumes, compiled lovingly by church or civic groups– when you open a book like this, you can feel the care that went into writing down the family recipes and sharing them with others. I collect community cookbooks, as well as antique and vintage cookbooks, because I feel so connected to recipes with history. Next time you hit a flea market or antique shop, browse through a few… you might be surprised
at the recipes you find!

 

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…

@Diethood

…I have to give another shout-out to Kate for her lovely food blog and for being an expert on Macedonian cuisine (how cool is that??) :)

@themeaningofpie

…my new pie-baking, food loving tweep. She has a beautiful food blog, and she’s a lawyer, and a mom– don’t ask me where she finds the time!

@angelfishgirl

…because who doesn’t want a rockin’ fisherwoman on their Twitter list? ;)

 

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. These recipes look amazing! Loved the article about saving your recipes, I’ve been wishing lately that I’d had my grandma write hers down. Shabbat shalom!

  2. Love your picks! The Chocolate Icebox Pie and the Watermelon Martini will def have a place at the table this weekend. The Tiramisu Ice Cream? Nom nom…..

  3. I understand EXACTLY what you mean about writing down recipes before they’re lost forever. My mother was NOT a cook, but she made terrific curry. She died when I was a teenager – with the recipe locked inside her memory. I’ve come close, but I’ve never been able to duplicate it….

  4. Hi Friend,
    A few months ago I followed your recipe for falafels, israeli salad, hummus, and tahini sauce……….They were the real deal grl! I served them in char-grilled flatbread and shared them with my neighbors… Thank you!!!!

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