The Shiksa Picks – Tori’s Favorite Finds on the Web 9.9.11

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

WGN 9 CHICAGO LUNCHBREAK SEGMENT

I will be appearing on Chicago station WGN’s Lunchbreak segment on Tuesday, September 20 at 12:45pm. Catch me on the air cooking up something yummy for Rosh Hashanah. This will be my first time in the windy city. Local Chicago readers, I hope you can tune in!

POMEGRANATE MOLASSES

How to make pomegranate molasses, also known as pomegranate syrup. Use syrup as a sauce, marinade, dressing, or a sweet and tart dessert topping.

HOW TO SEED AND JUICE A POMEGRANATE

Rosh Hashanah is only three weeks away! You know what that means? New fruit! Learn two simple ways to seed a pomegranate, and how to juice those seeds quickly and easily.

 

THE SHIKSA’S WEEKLY WEB PICKS

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

101 COOKBOOKS: NIKKI’S HEALTHY COOKIES

A friend of mine made these a couple of weeks ago, and she said they were incredibly delicious. When I took a look at the ingredients, I was amazed… they really are healthy cookies! These got a big thumbs up from my friend, so I’m really looking forward to trying them.

BONAPPETIT.COM: HUMMUS AND ZUCCHINI FLATBREAD

The picture of this alone makes me hungry. What a creative blend of healthy flavors… and so easy, too!


DINNER WITH JULIE: FABERGE WATERMELON

This was just so cool that I had to post it. How gorgeous is this watermelon??

 

SAVEUR MAGAZINE: ONE INGREDIENT, MANY WAYS – PEARS

This article, like most Saveur articles, is beautifully written… almost poetic. The author Leah Koenig has compiled some delicious looking pear recipes just as this luscious fruit is coming into season. I can’t wait to try a few of them! (Note: if you’re attracted to the Pear and Boudin salad and you’re keeping kosher, make sure you substitute a kosher sausage.) ;)

 

NEW YORK TIMES: TAKE MY GEFILTE FISH, PLEASE

Kutscher’s Tribeca is coming to Manhattan! The 140-seat restaurant will open in late October, borrowing a name from the Catskill Mountains… and a concept that comes right out of Jewish American collective memory.

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…

@secretagentjo for writing up an amazing Rosh Hashanah guest post for my site later this week.

@Gr8Thoughts for sending me one of her favorite roast chicken recipes.

@chefhester for being one of the nicest food bloggers online!

COMMENT OF THE WEEK

This comment came in on my How to Braid Challah blog from Jessica:

Thank you SOOOO much Tori! I have been making challah with my grandmother and mother since I was two and was never able to master to master the 4 or 6 braid. Thanks for your simple and easy directions. I now have 5 amazing challahs for Shabbat tonight! Thanks! Jessica

That makes me happier than you can imagine, Jessica. Thanks for commenting!

 

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! Blessings to the families and friends of the 9/11 victims… praying for you as this difficult anniversary approaches.

Tori xo

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  1. Aww, thank you so much, Tori! You’re truly a fabulous woman with lots to offer to the world! You’re always so full of fun facts and history about the things that you make. Hmm, since you’re so good at it, maybe you know something that I don’t. I made my version of Cowboy cookies earlier this week and couldn’t find out how they got their name. Of course, I’m labeling mine Cowgirl cookies but still… what’s with the lack of info?!?!?!

    1. That’s such a good question Hester! I only wish I had the answer… and I feel like I should, since my dad is an agriculture teacher and my dad’s paternal family comes from Texas, the cowboy capital! Let me do some digging and see what I can find.

  2. Tori,
    I wanted to thank you for passing on Nikki’s cookie recipe. I wasn’t too sure about it at first as I’ve never used coconut oil and honestly don’t really like coconut, but I wanted to try something new.
    Out of the oven…still not sure.
    After they cooled…oh, very, very nice.
    I brought them to the oneg for Friday night services and they were a hit!
    Shabbat Shalom to you and yours.

  3. Another great week – I’m late posting, I know… I particularly like the pear picture from Saveur (one of my favorite magazines). Shabbot Shalom!

  4. Tori, Love your blog and website. Can you suggest some ideas on how to make dairy things parve? What substitutions can be used to make dairy desserts parve and tasty?

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