Favorites List (11.13.13)

Favorites List (11.13.13)

After three weeks away, I'm home. Bags are unpacked, laundry clean, refrigerator stocked! It feels nice to be back. We started in Marrakech, then made our way by train to Fes, and eventually hopped a flight to France where we traded apartments for a stretch with Clotilde. We've done the swap once before, where she stays at our place with her family, and we stay at hers. If you've never swapped apartments with a friend, I'd completely recommend it. It's a great way to explore a new town or city while still having a kitchen, laundry, and a real home to stay in. While I regroup a bit, here are a few things that I've come across in the past few weeks - a handful of good reads and recipes, and movies and whatnot for you to browse. xo -h

Read this, and then this, and now this.

- A Road Trip Across Iran From Shiraz to Esfahan

- Fantasy listings: Merida, 1930's California adobe, Marrakech

- To cook: Roasted Romanesco Curry & Leek, Fennel, Apple & Walnut Soup

- And this: Toasted Pumpkin Seed Salsa

- Watched this (!!!).

- Forty Ounces to Freedom

- Brian W. Ferry + Josey Baker

- The Widow Who Created the Champagne Industry

- Make your Pie more Beautiful

- Love this idea: CSH -Community Supported Herbalism

Lead photo: a snapshot from a tiny antique store in the Fes medina in Morocco.

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Love this stream of consciousness of what you're loving at the moment. And LOVE the pie tips - how have I lived and baked so long without that chart?!


Thanks for this list. The recipes, that video clip (OMG!), and funny that the book Bread was in one of them. Jefferey Hammelman is an old friend. Many of us miss his bakery here in town.

HS: The more I work on this site, the more I realize what a small world it is. :)

Johanna Woodbury

Wasn't Blackfish amazing?! Such a fabulous movie. Also, I need to make that curry.

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

Those pie tips are amazing - can't wait to try them out for the holidays! Thanks for posting that!


The Places In Between was so good! I remember visiting practically every bookstore in NYC to track down a copy the night it first came out. Read that one first :)

Agreed! It was beautifully written, and fascinating to read.

Molly @WonderlandK

Welcome home! We're glad you're back. And thanks for the book recommendations! :)


I have added The Places In Between to my library list, thanks. I loved The Hours, which led to reading Mrs. Dalloway and a Virginia Woolf obsession! Have you read Hemingway's A Moveable Feast, about his time in Paris? It is one I go back to again and again. Thanks for the suggestions.


I have always wanted to make pies, like my nan used to, the old fashioned way! Thanks to that pie recipe I can :-), thanks for sharing


This is so funny. I was just in Marrakech and Fes myself. We just missed each other!


Thank you for sharing all of these wonderful recipes, tips and more.
The pie information will dress up my holiday, oh so sweet :). thank u.

Joy Newton

Also love all those pie tips. Only wish we could all sit down and share one. Summer in Tahoe?

How fun would that be? xo to you & my Boise family :)


Blackfish was amazing!

Christina @ The Beautiful Balance

Whoa! I got serious goose bumps from the Blackfish trailer. Have to watch it.

Sini│my blue&white kitchen

Good choice with the Rory Stewart book, he's a pretty inspiring man. The Hours is pretty good too.


Can't wait to see blackfish! It went out of theatres too quickly... Will have to watch it once it's out on Netflix and/or itunes!


Heidi, I always love your favorites lists, but this one kinda killed me (in that good way). Thanks so much for linking to some of my recipes and making my day. Also, any article that leads with "40's" + "cultural impact" has my immediate attention. So great. xo

HS: Thank you for posting amazing recipes for me to link to!


I am so excited to read any posts that you may put up about Marrakesh. We will be traveling there in January although, we have yet to decide upon where to stay! Any riad suggestions would be hugely appreciated!!!
Thanks :)


This is so funny. I was just in Marrakech and Fes myself. We just missed each other!


I am the only one who is heartbroken by the film clip from Blackfish? We're just beginning to mine the depth of our cruelty toward the creatures with whom we share this planet and the suffering we cause in the name of entertainment. Don't get me started on factory farming ...

Thanks, Holly(i)(ican'tremember!), for posting the clip. And, as usual, I relish your "Favorites" posts. Even the ones that make me cry.

Franca Bollo

I know this is your favorites list but I must share a new favorite of mine...your Pomegranate Yogurt Bowl! I had it this morning with a drizzle of warmed L'Effet Papillon Honeydew {from QUITOKEETO} + a handful of homemade granola...what an absolute treat! Reading the update of your post gave me a chuckle as I sliced off the left corner of my right thumb on my trusted mandolin this summer making homemade potato chips. The ER doc {a good friend} enjoyed telling me that cooking good food at home could be hazardous to my health. Hope yours healed well, I am just now getting the feeling back in my thumb. Best wishes for Happy Holidays!

Kristin | The Dinner Concierge

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