The Shiksa Picks – Tori’s Favorite Finds on the Web 7.29.11

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


MEDITERRANEAN TUNA TRENCHER

Today’s recipe, just posted – Mediterranean Tuna Trencher. Inspired by the Medieval tradition of serving food on a bread plate, my modern interpretation of a “trencher” combines fresh Tuscan ingredients and Middle Eastern hummus to create a unique and flavorful summer meal.

 

THE SHIKSA’S WEEKLY WEB PICKS

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

JALAPENO MAC AND CHEESE

My friend Jackie over at Domestic Fits posted this Jalapeno Mac and Cheese last month, and I just had to share it here. She melts smoked gouda and gruyere over elbow macaroni with spicy jalapeno and a crispy panko breadcrumb topping– are you hungry yet?  :)

 

KARKADEH – SWEET HIBISCUS TEA

How luscious does this sweet hibiscus tea look?? The Buttered Up blog shared her recipe for this gorgeous Egyptian tea, accompanied by some beautiful photographs.

 

PEANUT BUTTER FROZEN YOGURT POPS

After all the amazing food I had this week on my trip to New York and Philadelphia, I’m going to need a week of healthy food to make up for all the naughty treats I indulged in! These guilt-free Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt pops from Gourmand Recipes look like a good compromise between healthy and yummy.

 

HOW TO BE A RETRONAUT – VINTAGE RECIPES

The “How to be a Retronaut” website is really unique. Contributors create “capsules” (time capsules) that contain retro photographs and topics. I was amused by this capsule, which included some very– shall we say– interesting scans of vintage recipes. I’m a fan of antique cookbooks and recipes, but these particular recipes are not at all appetizing. A sprinkle of MSG? Green salad mold? Yuk!! But they are a fun peek into food history. ;)

 

THE 2ND AVENUE DELI

I’m in New York this week, so I must give a shout out to my favorite New York restaurant, the 2nd Avenue Deli. This is a picture of the matzo ball soup I had for lunch today (I also had half a pastrami sandwich with spicy mustard– awesome!). They’re opening a new location on Manhattan’s Upper East Side soon… I’ve linked above to the new page on their website about it. Can’t wait to visit!

 

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…

@ZabarsIsNY

…I spent a fabulous day filming at Zabar’s in New York this week, can’t wait to blog about the experience and share it with you all. Give Zabar’s a follow on Twitter, it’s a fabulous gourmet store and a true New York landmark.

@joyofkosher

…while in NY, I also met with Tamar from the Joy of Kosher website. Check them out for a creative take on kosher cuisine.

@LCLkeepitsweet

…Lauren’s blog Keep it Sweet is always a fun read. I’m really looking forward to trying her Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Dough Balls!


COMMENT OF THE WEEK

This week’s favorite comment came in from blog reader Marty on an older post, Schmaltz and Gribenes.

Up until I reached my teens I enjoyed grebenes both as a snack and mashed into my mashed potatoes and chopped liver, Then some spoilsport said to me schmaltz and grebenes have killed more Jews than Hilter. I have just turned 77 and as I write this my saved chicken fat and skin are being made. Why not?

Why not, indeed, Marty!  :)

Shabbat Shalom! Have a delicious weekend.

Tori xo

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