Favorites List (11.08.12)

Favorites List (11.08.12)

Happy happy Friday friends. So many good favorites to share today! For those of you who need a touch of weekend inspiration, it's time to sweep them off my desktop and sprinkle them in your direction. Hope they do the trick. xo -h

- "It's not a 'me' place. It's an 'us' place."

- These croquettes.

- Letter from India: The Haunting

- Reading this | Watching this.

- 75 Pariesiennes

- Rachel Loren's studio is a yurt.

- If you're ever in Jodhpur...

- Snapped a few photos for Remodelista at my pal Mindy's house w/ Sarah L.

- Made my week. (Thx Martha!)

- Abbesses Ceramic Set - Blue

- The Last King of Print

- This Site. (looks like it's down for the moment)

- Combing

- Perfume Tools

- To visit.

- And, now that I'm home, excited to check this out.

Lead photo: marble inlay detail, Amber Fort, Jaipur, India.


I send an email roughly once a week, sharing new recipes and cooking inspiration. - xo heidi
Heidi Swanson


I LOVE that first article from the New York Times. I read it when it first came out and it is so endearing, everyone should read it!

jaime @ sweet road

I saw your pancakes in the Times - woot! Congrats :)

Averie @ Averie Cooks

omg LOVE the pancake and croquette recipes - I can't wait to try those at home!

Anjali @ The Picky Eater

Love the article about the Ikarians, a very intriguing read. Makes me want to visit. Also, hurrah for inspiring lovely pancakes!

leaf (the indolent cook)

Love the croquette recipe and the first article - can't wait to share them both!


The Haunting was gripping. I didn't want it to end. I see a whole book in that story or perhaps a tv show modeled on Downtown Abbey, but with a slightly darker layer underneath.


I absolutley LOVE the first article! I've started eating a plant based diet and it just further encourages my pursuit : )

Abby@ The Frosted Vegan

the pancakes are my weekend breakfast menu. yum!!

Rachel (Two Healthy Plates)

You always have such interesting links. Though I rarely comment, I do want you to know how much I appreciate your blog. I've sent several of these links to a friend leaving for India next week. Thank you for sharing.


I didn't stay there as I was only making a quick trip to Valle Guadalupe, but I had a drink at Endemico's bar so we could check it out when I was in Mexico in September. The whole setup is gorgeous and intriguing- I don't think you can really see from the photos exactly how high up the mountains the rooms are from the main lobby and restaurant, but they are way up there. Will be an amazing experience for anyone that stays. PS, any updates coming for this month's cookbook in the library? Thanks!


cool faves! I especially liked Mindy's house. thanks for sharing your faves!


This posting just put me in a fabulous mood- The New York Times article, your friends house, The ethereal dishes with the blue line around the edges. Lovely.

But...The link that says "This Site" was broken for me. Just FYI

HS: On no! It's such a great site. I'll make a note next to the link, with the hope that it'll get fixed soon. Thanks for the heads up.


Those croquettes look scrumptious. I've been wanting to expand my uses of quinoa, and this looks like a great one. Thanks Heidi!

Rosalie (TheJoyfulPantry.com)

love these lists - but wonder if there is any way you can set up the hyperlinks so they open in a new window? Thanks!


I always read 101 Cookbooks with interest and pleasure. The posts with your favorites are my favorites. They always have interesting/tempting/beautiful items This list was just great. It's about time to say thank you for sharing them with all of us.


I love that tile backdrop in the photo. Reminds me of my grandfather's old apartment in Brooklyn.


Sweep them off your desk in our direction... lovely.

I've been wanting to ask you about your "Unfussy Apple Cake" recipe. I've made it about three or four times, but every time I make it it seems a little flat - almost as if I am using too much baking powder. (I do use aluminum free baking powder. )
Could it be my propensity to add sugar with a light hand or using "regular" cinnamon? Or my habit of adding a touch more fruit than the recipe calls for? I'd love to know what you think. I want to make it again for Thanksgiving, but hope to boost its flavor just a tad.

Thank you Heidi for your site. I get so many great recipes. Also on our Thanksgiving table with be "The Greenest Green Salad. "

Kelly Turnbull

Amazing list, Heidi!

The Healthy Apple

Love the perfume tools. So unique!


Love your list as always! I hope your trip to India was amazing! I spent 31/2 months in the north- varanasi, jaisalmer, haridwar, and rishikesh. You can find some of the photos from my trip here: kkhanphoto.com
Thank you for sharing!


thank you so much for taking the time to share all this Internet goodness.
you rock.


love your favorites lists. along those lines, i thought you might like this: http://sciencefriday.com/. click on the desktop diaries highlighting oliver sacks. it's an excerpt from talk of the nation's science friday. enjoy!


ooooh trying out those pancakes tomorrow. thanks! Love that new food magazine site also. Have a lovely weekend!

dervla @ The Curator

The first article is fabulous! (And I love the punchline at the end.) It points to the difference in setting a course just for health and a following a course for life which includes community at its core. You invite community, Heidi, with your Favorites Lists - I am so glad I found your site and joined in!

Kendall @ Dharma Feast

Thanks for the wonderful NYT article and the link to Pea Croquettes - an inspiring way to start my day!


croquette recipe looks divine. and i just wanted to say how much i adore your site and all the delicious recipes that are part of my regular offerings at home.

karen sandburg

What a lovely list of links. Thank you for including my croquettes Heidi! :-)

Sneh | Cook Republic

Love this post (and all the rest really) especially the link to the Greek islanders who forget to die. I think it's quite an eye opener. Well done, your blog, recipes and photos are amazing. I am a big fan.


Heidi: I am trying to get my hands on a copy of Beijing Taxi. Unavailable right now on Netflix. Any suggestions? Love your food!


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