Favorites List (July 2011)

Favorites List (July 2011)


How about a quick hello, and a favorites list today? I love pulling these together and I hope you'll indulge me a bit. While you're occupied, I'll be in the kitchen diving into a couple new titles I picked up at Omnivore Books the other day - two real gems that I'll likely highlight at some point soon. xo -h

- In yellow, please.

- Cy Twombly | Rome.

- Package-free grocery store.

- Instant Love: Polaroid retreat in Marrakesh

- Keetsa mattress: bought one of these for the guest room.

- Clear eyes. Full hearts.

‪- Pavarotti | Paris | 1965‬

- The new summer issue of Sweet Paul.

- And hoping for a second print run of this.

- The ultimate XL towel (via Sarah at Remodelista)

- These Murakami beach shots.

- This site.

- This watch.

- Teenagers Revive Dead Languages Through Texting (article)

- The boy who inherited rights to Good Night Moon. (article)

- for your sx-70.

- What's in your Kit? series.

- This profile.

- And the clippers from our Little Flower School class.

Promise to be back later in the week with a quick something tasty inspired by a fat sack of summer corn I lugged home yesterday. -h

I took the photo up above at a lovely lunch in St.Helena. We sat at an old farm table on a porch surrounded by vineyards (and chickens!) and good company. Hope to share a number of recipes from this lunch with you at some point.

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Comments


I adore your monthly lists. This months newest love from the list is the new Sweet Paul issue. Cheers!

July 24, 2011
 

I would love a package-free grocery store in my town. I hate packaging garbage with a passion.

It sounds like you need a little farmstay vacation. Have you seen this site http://www.farmstayus.com/ ?

July 24, 2011
 

great post and great links! L.O.V.E. that you quoted Coach Taylor!

July 24, 2011
 

Nice list and I love anything corn. Corn is not doing to well hear on the east coast because of the heat and dry weather. Brutal. The corn is usually amazing.

July 24, 2011
 

Thank you so much for this list! I love Friday Night Lights too btw :) And I really hope we get a package free grocery store in SF soon!

July 24, 2011
 

I love the feature photo and look forward to the recipes to come!

July 24, 2011
 

I really wish we had more package free grocery stores here in Sydney too! Thanks for sharing your favourites, Heidi! x

July 24, 2011
 

It was about this time last year that I watched my first episode of Friday Night Lights, and that's also about the same time I became obsessed. So incredible! So addicting!

Sigh... and I wish I could own everything J. Crew produces. Fantastic blog, too.

Fantastic and inspiring favorites list as always! I love that first photo...beautiful.

July 24, 2011
 

Great list! I especially loved that interior post you linked to, what a chic home!! Thanks for sharing!

July 24, 2011
 

I am in deep love with that faether bracelet! Where is that from?!?!?!

July 25, 2011
 

This is definitely something to bookmark and read through. Thank you so much :)

July 25, 2011
 

I just opened up most of the links you listed...nothing like a little clickfest goin' on!

i can totally get down with a 1947 Rolex or a retreat in Marrakesh. Ummm yeah. I could "endure" that :)

July 25, 2011
 

Cy Twombly! Heidi why aren't we besties?

July 25, 2011
 

Oh Heidi----the opening photo is perfection. Toasting a glass of rose to you!

July 25, 2011
 

Heidi, this is so much fun - I feast for the eyes and heart. I really enjoyed; thank you!

July 25, 2011
 

izzyeats

Thank you, thank you, thank you for the Friday Night Lights link!!!! Just watched the last episode and I already miss that show desperately.

July 25, 2011
 

Love the baguette bag! So cute.

July 25, 2011
 

I love favorites lists! The teenagers texting dead languages story was amazing, and can't wait for the recipes from the lunch in St Helena.

July 25, 2011
 

Beautiful lead photo! Your photos always make me wish I was there-especially at this lunch. Can't wait to see recipes from it.

July 25, 2011
 

That photo is FLAWLESS. I could just jump right in!

But then I might grab that bottle of wine out of the girl's hand and offend someone.

So, I'll just stay right here.

July 25, 2011
 

Hi !
I love your blog and your favorites lists are always amazing. Can't wait for the your next post..

July 25, 2011
 

i LOVE cy twombly! at the philadelphia museum of art, they have a whole room of his trojan war paintings! i go in there everytime i visit the museum(which is fairly frequent) ;)

July 25, 2011
 

I love your favorites list and always look forward to them. Coach Taylor - Love him! So sad the show is over.

July 25, 2011
 

I'm just a tad in love with your friends bracelet in the foreground of that photo up top! Silver feather?

Always love your lists Heidi. Very inspiring :-)

July 25, 2011
 

Beautiful shot. Gorgeous. I love eating with chickens walking around. We were travelling in Turkey and sat at the foot of the ancient Roman city of Olympos (situated right on the ocean but through a lush jungle off the beach - crazy) at an outdoor restaurant with sand floors and chickens wandering around, eating the best food ever.

July 25, 2011
 

Jennie

I love your blog, and love it even more now knowing that you love Friday Night Lights too! Loooove love love FNL.

July 25, 2011
 

Tanyab1990

Thank you for making Sweet Paul part of your favorites. What a wonderful site!

July 25, 2011
 

laura

love your lists and everything you post, package free grocery store is brills!

July 25, 2011
 

Deb

My daughter's motto:

Work Hard, Finish Strong!

July 25, 2011
 

Nikki

Can't wait to sleep on that new mattress! See you Saturday and beyond. It's been too long, my dear friend!

July 25, 2011
 

Love the photo - it drew me in and evoked a response and I haven't even read the post yet! St. Helena is one of the most wonderful places to be. It's beauty and charm are capitvating. Now, on to the reading...

July 25, 2011
 

Heidi I am new to your site and just love it. Love the recipes, pictures, and these lists. Great job! I will be back to check out more of your recipes.

July 25, 2011
 

Heidi, what an absolutely GORGEOUS photo, as always. I love the favorites lists, thanks for putting these together!

July 25, 2011
 

What is that dish in the picture right next to her hand? It looks like some kind of baked cheesy pepper? I think it looks amazing!

July 25, 2011
 

dana

Your favorites list is always one of my favorites but you so rarely, or maybe never, have written about a TV show. Thank you for breaking tradition to write about one of my favorites of all time, I cried buckets when it ended so beautifully but then Riggins has brought me to my knees many times in the past 5 years.

July 25, 2011
 

Great favourites, thank you....xv
PS Loved the celery salt....this weekend's plan....

July 25, 2011
 

Wendy

Thank you for sharing this wonderful information
Heidi, you have a great talent!

July 25, 2011
 

Always love these lists Heidi. Thanks in particular for the link to "What's in Your Kit?"...that's new to me and I can't wait to go through the series :)

July 25, 2011
 

i have been LOVING kinfolk! there is so much inspiration and beauty in the pictures, quotes, and articles and i can't get enough! I've definitely been inspired to share more meals with friends, which makes me curious if there would ever be a space on here focusing on ideas for spreads or meals for entertaining. Looking forward to getting a taste of that when you write up the treats from your lunch in the picture.
as always, thanks!

July 25, 2011
 

Nan

Thanks so much for the Friday Night Lights link. I absolutely loved that show. The story lines and the cast were perfect, even though I don't like football.

July 25, 2011
 

Susan

Clear eyes. Full hearts. - I love that!
Reminds me, food wise of -
Panza llena, corazon contento.

July 25, 2011
 

Babs

Coach Taylor - You are a maker of men. But without Tami, you and the boys wouldn't be half as interesting. Thank you for posting the link about FNLs. I am continually and happily astonished at the number of passionate devotees to the show. Glad to know you are included, Heidi!

July 25, 2011
 

Benjamin

thanks for the sweet paul link -- brilliant site! not as good as your's though! :)

i used to be a bit cold on cy twombly mainly because i didnt' like the chalk scribbly works. but MOMA (I think) did a retrospective of his career some years back and when you put the chalk drawings in perspective with the rest of his work, he really was one of the major artists of the 20th century. i also saw the trojan war piece at the philadelphia museam which someone else mentioned and really enjoyed "reading" the story there. thanks for the view into his apartment: simply exquisite taste!

July 25, 2011
 

moe

What a great list. Loved the Sweet Paul link!
Just read the story about Goodnight Moon...kinda sad. It starts out charmingly enough, with this little boy inheriting the rights... rather serendipitous. But then this boy turns out to be a ner do well man. Ah, well, such is life.

July 25, 2011
 

Candice

I bought the bracelet from a Navajo women from a street market in the town center in Santa Fe a few years ago. It's one thing that I sort of feel naked without.

And those are actually fried squash blossoms that we picked from the garden at Frog's Leap for that lunch. It was a really lovely lunch on a gorgeous day in St. Helena!


HS: Thanks Candice, hope we cross paths again soon.

July 25, 2011
 

Love your blog - I'm a big fan and constantly mention it to friends and colleagues.

Thought I'd share with you a cookbook I've been having a lot of fun in the kitchen with: "Plenty" by Yotam Ottolenghi. Creative recipes with a Middle Eastern twist. Gorgeous photos.

HS: You're so right Deb, it's a fantastic book. Yotam was actually here in SF last week, and he's even better in person :)

July 25, 2011
 

Kinfolk is such a lovely, lovely project. I have been enjoying so much. Hoping for a second print, too.

July 25, 2011
 

Katherine McCartney

A hour of pure pleasure spent looking at this list - thanks for a great interlude. Love to you - K

HS: K - you have to come visit. Guest room is waiting, for real. Don't make me come to Vancouver :) xoxo

July 25, 2011
 

What a GREAT list! I am having fun checking out each entry...

July 25, 2011
 

LOVE your faves! So happy to see my friend Lisa up there. You need to meet her. She is just as awesome as her work.

Thanks Tracy! Super inspiring indeed.

July 25, 2011
 

My favouite thing on the list is your photo! It's beautiful, really captures a moment.. and I reaalllllyyyy love the bracelet on the wrist I can see!

July 25, 2011
 

Great list! And what a beautiful photo. It's so rare to see people going low contrast - it's just lovely and romantic looking.

July 25, 2011
 

carol mcdonnell

How about Canal House Cooks? Great pics, great cooks and a daily lunch post to make you jealous.

HS: Agreed! I linked to Canal House a few favorites lists back :)

July 25, 2011
 

There's a similar feather bracelet here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/72819023/large-brass-feather-bracelet

July 25, 2011
 

Wow that package-free grocery store is so innovative!! I hope that we see them popping up all over the U.S.

July 25, 2011
 

suzann Cahill

Knew you would love Friday Night Lights!
Texas Forever!

July 25, 2011
 

bj

Hi H love the site but I'm afraid my scottish roots come out when I see a bread bag for $125!!!!!!!!!!!!!

July 25, 2011
 

These lists make me swoon. I'm going to scour Kinfolk till my eyes blur and be jealous of Austin till we get our own in.gredients.

And, if you're taking requests, the recipe for the squash blossoms, please. Like someone said above, I want to jump right into that picture! Beautiful as always!

July 25, 2011
 

Monica

I heard about that store "in.gredients" - I would LOVE to have one of those near me. Hope they expand quickly!

July 25, 2011
 

Batha Karr

Have you seen a copy of Elizabeth David's Cookbook on English Breads?

July 25, 2011
 

Can't wait for the St. Helena lunch recipes. Hope we get a package free store in the bay area soon. Thanks Heidi!

July 26, 2011
 

I love "What's in your kit?" feature. And all I know of football I know from Friday Night Lights!

July 26, 2011
 

I loved the article about "teens saving dying languages through texting." I love the fact that 1900s teens used Morse code on telegraphs just like teens today use text messaging on cell phones. Hilarious!

July 26, 2011
 

Hi Heidi, I didn't know how much I needed a baguette bag in my life until now! LOVE. One of my favorite, favorites lists. That top photo is perfection. Happy summer!

July 26, 2011
 

My Spode plates need a big dinner table just like the one in your photo! I always enjoy your monthly lists.

July 26, 2011
 

Great post! I love these type of entries as they give so much information. I wish I were there at that table eating all that goodness!

July 26, 2011
 

Katie

Heidi, are you from St. Helena? You've mentioned Napa and a few other nearby places in past posts. I grew up there, and it's just so lovely.

July 26, 2011
 

Eleonora Kihlberg

Love your site, love your recipes but a $125 canvas bag?! Not cool.

July 27, 2011
 

Loving up your newest book and so glad to have found this space! My goodness what a wealth of amazing healthful food. Cheers!
~Stephinie

July 27, 2011
 

Surekha

I love the picture in this post... its so misty and grainy and gives such a vintage feel to it. You have to share how you took this.


HS: Hi Surekha, thanks! I shot it with my little Fuji medium-format camera, then scanned the film.

July 27, 2011
 

Great list.., thanks for sharing. Looking forward to your new post.
I love ur pic in this post.

July 27, 2011
 

Melissa

SO looking forward to the package free store here in Austin!!! :) Love your favorites list...thanks! :)

July 27, 2011
 

Those beach shots are so unique! Thanks for hand-picking these links.

July 28, 2011
 

Michele

Heidi,
Where is the photo taken - a restaurant? And, what are the delicious looking stuffed peppers? I can't tell what they are, but it looks like something I would love to make or go to the destination to eat them. Thanks so much.

HS: Hi Michele, the shoe was taken at a friends house. On the patio. And those are stuffed zucchini blossoms - ricotta stuffed :)

July 28, 2011
 

Oooo I love the idea of a packaging-free grocery store! I can imagine bins filled with fresh produce, legumes, spice, etc. It bet it will be beautiful. Wish they had one in Cali!

July 29, 2011
 

Sara

Let's hope the package-free story has a mandatory hand-washing station at the entrance.

August 2, 2011
 

Angelina

Love your site, and the photo is out of this world--but $125 for a shopping bag? Sorry, that's a bit much...

August 7, 2011
 

Heidi! Love the lists, lots of fun. Just a suggestion, any way to make the links open a new window after one clicks on them instead of replacing your site and having to use the back button to go on (unless this is my problem with my computer) Happy end of summer!
XO

August 8, 2011
 

omg kinfolk is amazing! i just became obsessed. thank you so much for posting!

August 8, 2011
 

Should I be over the cancellation of Friday Night Lights yet? Because I'm just not there. Thanks for the links!

August 12, 2011
 

thank you for putting the sx-70 case on your favorites list! it was one of our favorite summer projects:) xx EV

September 19, 2011