The Shiksa Picks – Tori’s Favorite Finds on the Web 8.5.11

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


STRAWBERRY RHUBARB PIE

How to make an old fashioned Strawberry Rhubarb Pie thickened with tapioca. More strawberry, less rhubarb for just the right amount of tartness.

 

OLD FASHIONED ALL-BUTTER PIE CRUST

How to make an old fashioned all-butter pie crust from scratch. Includes photographed step-by-step nstructions for chilling dough, rolling out crust, scalloping and finishing a double crust pie.

 

SPICY PANKO CHICKPEA PATTIES

Spicy chickpea patties made with chickpeas, egg, herbs, spices, and crunchy panko crumbs. Kosher, vegetarian, pareve.

 

CAPTION CONTEST – MARLEY’S HUNGRY!

Caption this photo of my dog Marley for the chance to win a $50 gift certificate to The Shiksa Market! Online store launching fall 2011.

 

THE SHIKSA’S WEEKLY WEB PICKS

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

THE ARDENT EPICURE: FRENCH STYLE GRILLED CHEESE

Magic of Spice at The Ardent Epicure posted this gorgeous grilled cheese sandwich recently, I can’t wait to try it. The combination of brie, grapes, candied walnut butter and artisan bread sounds positively scrumptious.

 

CELIAC CHRONICLES: LEEK HARVEST SOUP

I found this lovely new blog via Tastespotting, and I’m so happy I did. Blogger Holly was studying to become a pastry chef until she was diagnosed with Celiac Disease (an auto-immune disorder that prevents the body from processing gluten). She was diagnosed around the same time her grandma was, so she and her grandma cook together, learning hope to cope with the challenge of being gluten free. This post is a nice, simple Potato Leek Soup recipe done two ways.

 

 

MARCUS SAMMUELSON: WHITE SANGRIA SPARKLER RECIPE

This post caught my attention. Last week, when I was in New York, we made a day trip to Philadelphia where I had lunch with some friends. They served a tasty frozen grapefruit sangria that was so refreshing in the summer heat/humidity. This White Sangria Sparkler looks super refreshing, too!

LOS ANGELES TIMES: KETCHUP (HOLD THE TOMATOES)

Chef San Yoon of Father’s Office restaurant in Los Angeles talks about the history of ketchup, and offers some surprising new ways to make this beloved condiment.

 

HELLO GIGGLES: LIFE LESSONS FROM ANNE WITH AN E

I can’t tell you how much this blog made me smile. Anne of Green Gables was my favorite book series growing up– it was one of the most influential books of my childhood. Anne was my best friend and hero as a child… no matter what was happening in my life, I could pick up one of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s books and be transported to Anne’s world. Caitlin Fitzgibbons of HelloGiggles.com made me realize that I’m not the only Anne fan out there! :)

 

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…

@blogher

This week I’m in San Diego at the 2011 BlogHer Conference. BlogHer.com is an awesome site where female bloggers can express themselves in an open, supportive forum. I’ve been a syndicated blogger for BlogHer since 2010. Check them out for creative, fresh and interesting blogs syndicated from all over the world.

@ThePioneerWoman

The first day of BlogHer 2011 (yesterday), I took part in Pathfinder Day. Ree Drummond of ThePioneerWoman.com and…

@KathrynFinney

…Kathyryn Finney from TheBudgetFashionista.com spoke about the journey their blogs/sites have taken to becoming two of the most popular and influential sites on the web. Follow them for funny, inspirational, awesome tweets.

 

COMMENT OF THE WEEK

I had over 100 comments on my Caption Contest – Marley’s Hungry blog, and all of them were my favorites! I’ll be announcing the winner on Monday. Another kind comment came in on the Old Fashioned All-Butter Pie Crust page from blog reader Elle, it totally melted my heart…

I love reading your blog and even tho I am old enough to be your Jewish grandmother, I learn something each time – today the trenchers a word I had seen in many books over the years but didn’t associate with predecessor of plates. Thanks for the pleasure you give.

Thank you, Elle!

 

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

 

Comments (8)Post a Comment

  1. Wow, those are some wonderful post and recipes. Your food looks delicious, I will be trying some of these soon. Its been a busy week for me so just got round to finally checking it all out.Thanks!

  2. OMG I LOVED and still love Anne of Green Gables!!! My cousins live on Prince Edward Island and I would love to go visit there. Maybe sometime you can feature the recipe for Raspberry Cordial like they drink in the movie…..

  3. Lovely as always Tori. I love Anne of Green Gables. I watched it as well, then was lucky enough to introduce it to my daughter. You had a great week.

    I found the sauce. It took forever and visiting quite a few stores but I finally found it. So I am so excited to try your recipe. Will let you know what everyone thinks. As soon as it cools down I am trying your pie crust too. Have a great weekend!

  4. As always a great collection here on Friday…and those chickpea patties are a must have :) Thank you so much for including my grilled cheese in your weekly feature :)
    Wishing you an amazing week Tori…

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