Favorites List (3.10.12) Recipe

The March favorites list, and a proposal to switch things up a bit.

Favorites List (3.10.12)

I think I'm going to switch up the way these favorites lists work. Just a bit. Instead of doing them monthly, I'm going to post them whenever I have 20 or 30 links I'm excited about. However often that might be. And I'll do my best to make sure recipes don't get pushed out of the way - I know a number of you feel as if a favorites list is a poor substitute for a good recipe. Understood ;) It's just that right now I end up with a list, and then sit on it for weeks, which doesn't seem quite right...I find myself counting the days until I can share this sort of link love with you. -h

- Matt Dick | Style Counsel & st/co

- 100 best first lines from novels. (via Kim Severson)

- Gobo Peperoncino and Kinpira Gobo

- Just subscribed to this.

- Arugula Salad with Toasted Pepitas and Cojita Cheese

- The Composites

- The Morocco.

- Dream cafe listing in SF.

- Bâtiment at Le 104 in Paris.

- So you want to write a cookbook.

- How much does your building weigh Mr. Foster?

- Porcelain Popsicle Sticks

- Double exposure paintings.

- Sophia Coppola in Marrakesh. (via Maryam)

- To try: Grapefruit Olive Oil Cake

- The Lovings at Home. (via Francis Lam)

- Embroidery on vintage paperback.

- Making paneer. (via Kinfolk)

- The Food 52 52.

- Studio Visits: Rebecca Morris & Hadley Nunes

- Dream Closet

- On my list to read: An Everlasting Meal, Tamar Adler

- Eat this map

- Underground New York Public Library

- 4/20

- Four a Week

- Penny + TEDX

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lGNi9p Very neat blog.Really looking forward to read more. Really Great.

Seo Services

Nice lists! I love the paintings you shared. I am so fond of art paintings, I usually do paint on my free time. My second love next to cooking LOL


Are you going to share that delicious-looking meringue w/nibs recipe? Please say yes!

HS: Hi AK - its the meringues from the Tartine book.


Wonderful! I LOVE your link lists!!! Bring 'em on!

Dianne Tudor

This has nothing to do with the tomato soup, but I have a question hoping that somebody out there can help me. How does one prevent the basil pesto from becoming dark ?


Your favorites lists are both fun and inspiring, and I always enjoy them. Your recipes and photos are fabulous--in fact, I love whatever you post. Thank you for all!


This is a great fav's list and love Four a Week too! They're just so so good! p.s the Chocolate Bundt Cake is fab!


This is a good one. A really good one. I love the lists. Love them. Also, I can't wait to read *An Everlasting Meal*.

Oana from dish chronicles

the grapefruit olive oil cake...simply delicious. i ran home yesterday and had it prepped within 10 minutes. super easy and oh so good!


I just happened to click on the '100 best titles...' link - and was surprised that it is from the newspaper I grew up with in Normal, Illinois! Thanks for sharing your faves - always fun.


so many goodies! I love Four a Week. Such a brilliant idea. i think I need to resurrect some of my children's artwork and get on this! Lisa

Lisa Hauswirth

I love these lists, and always look forward to them. I just spends days browsing all the links. my faves just keeps expanding. Also, I just right click on the link and open in a new tab.


love the lists! just wish the links could open on new tabs. would make it so much easier to get back :) cheers


Thanks for this month's link love! :)

kale @ tastes good to me!

just saw that arugula salad on pinterest the other day, can't wait to try it! love your favorites lists ♥


I love your favorites list too but am wondering if there is any way you can set it up so that the links open in a new window rather than in the same window?

HS: Thanks Dana - you know, I used to do that, but people complained about that too. On my Mac, I "command-click" to open links in a new tab. That's the trick that will keep everyone happy.


I love your favourites lists...thanks from Italy.


Did you see you just got a shout out from Yotam Ottolenghi in the NY Times? That's awesome! Congrats! Also, I love your favorites posts! Thanks.

HS: Yotam is the best. I only wish there was an Ottolenghi in SF.


Once again, you've inspired me. Thank you, Heidi!


Heidi, if you make your kitchen any more adorable and Wayne makes any more treats, you may have all of us knocking at your door! This list was perfect for a rainy Monday afternoon--thank you for all the inspiration!



I also enjoy the favorites lists, but because I don't always have time to click on every link, it would be wonderful to have a few words from you with a description of what the link holds, so I can be sure to click on the ones that are most relevant/exciting. Thanks!

Anna Z

i just made the grapefruit cake and it is outstanding- (i used rye flour in place of all purpose bc i was out and it still turned out great!) thanks for the links!


Hi Heidi! Love your aesthetic and sensorical wanderings. Wondering if you have blogs, websites, tips for NYC? Going in May and very excited :) keep well, paula

I haven't been in a while Paula - hope to remedy that soon!


Yay, Tonx! I want them to have a forum where the subscribers can share brew tips and tricks. We've loved it these past months, hope you enjoy it too!


I just wanted to chime in as a reader who loves your favorites lists. I really look forward to them and I've learned about so many wonderful, enriching things that I continue to enjoy. Thank you!


I love the lists! I always bookmark them for the weekend when I have some quality time...

Rocky Mountain Woman

Just discovered your blog via Food Coma, it is beautiful, what a great eye you have. Look forward to reading your future posts.


Timing's everything, so who knows whenever you are inspired to share your favorites, it's the perfect time for one of your readers to be inspired as well...keep them coming whenever :) I love reading them...

jeri kim lowe

Echoing the majority of positive sentiments, one of my favorite things is this favorites list - I look forward to it monthly!


Favourite lists are good... what could be really great would be if you could make the links to open in a new tab so getting back to your list would be easier. (we don't want to leave your site, you know...) Just some extra words what the link is about would also be helpful! Otherwise keep up the good cooking and writing!

Truffle Dog

I too look forward to the lists and am happy to know they might come more often.


I love the Favorites list so i'm happy to hear I might see them more often!!!


I love An Everlasting Meal. I actually can't bring myself to finish it; I don't want it to be over! It is beautifully written and so inspiring. I feel like it has already changed the way I cook and the way I teach my clients (I am a culinary instructor among other things).




As much as I love a recipe, I really enjoy a good favorites list, so keep 'em coming!

Nuts about food

As much as I love a recipe, I really enjoy a good favorites list, so keep 'em coming!

Nuts about food

B/w That dream closet..... HEAVEN!!!! My birthday is coming, I know what to ask my Hubby dear.... will I get..... Lets leave this unanswered and hope's high...

Reem | Simply Reem

I always look forward to this fun list of yours... Something new and exciting is always in store... Beautiful things to discover!!!

Reem | Simply Reem

I spent the day today cooking (again) from your cook book...Carnival Cookies, Turnip Chips, Millet Muffins. It's brought me such joy this year and I have shared it many times on my own blog. I just wanted to be sure to let you know how much I admire and often times share your work. Thank you.

HS: Thank you Julie - so happy to hear it.


Your favourites list is so fantastic! Could you please post the meringue recipe as well, or offer some tips?

HS: Hi Julia - Wayne uses the recipe from the Tartine cookbook.


HI Heidi, I bought Tamar Adler's book just recently and have just started reading it - she writes beautifully........look forward to hearing your thoughts on the book in the 101 library. I love too, the photos of the Lovings and their family. There are so many interesting and thought provoking things out there - thank you for leading us to some of them each month......love these lists!


The flowers are so lovely, and I love the Morocco.

Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

I look forward to the favorites every month, so no complaints about getting more lists whenever the mood strikes. There's always something new to inspire!


That cafe listing really is a dream. Mikey always wanted me to open a place, and well, if I lived in SF I might even entertain the idea in that space.

HS: I'd be your first customer J! xoxo


I love your taste in things so the more the better haha! Whatever that floats your boat.


I'm reading Tamar Adler's Everlasting Meal and it's fantastic! She's got a great philosophy on eating well and affordably which is a combo we can all appreciate. If I'm being really picky, I would have liked some of your photos in her book to break up some of her text. Enjoy the read!


Oh, I adore your favorites lists. They are always a source of inspiration and fascination. Maybe it's time you started a blog devoted to your curatorial skills. Also, what a lovely photo in this post. So much beauty to appreciate in one photograph. Many thanks


Don't get me wrong....I love a good recipe, but I find I'm increasing attracted to the lists....so random, so interesting and highlighting something I may not heard of or seen before. eg the Loving story. What a story, what a love they had to go through what they did.And they couldn't have had that name by accident! Being from the UK I hadn't come across the story before.Thanks!


Wonderful links and inspirations!

Tracy A.

Ack! You're torturing me! It's a mix of pain and pleasure, granted, but still....I'm supposed to be writing an essay, doing laundry, feeding children but now all must wait until I've devoured the LIST. :)


Special props to *you* for being on Ottolenghi's favorites list in The New York Times today - whoop whoop!

Tori W

Start a cafe! I will come visit all the time. :)


I love the links:) :) Thank you for sharing:)


Make sure you have lots of open time when you start to read -- it's hard to put down except to watch the videos or put on a pot of water to boil... Thanks for the list - it is great to discover new things!


I absolutely love your favorites list and find them just as inspiring as your recipes! I love that you share what is turning you on creatively out side of the kitchen because I think it all feeds eachother.


I like this new way of posting your Favorites list. Really enjoyed it.


Thanks for spreading out the links to a more manageable list. Love love love the underground new york public library!


Ah, the favorites list...what a delight...but honestly, it wouldn't hurt my feelings if you had a Favorites Corner with just a few items each time. It would save me from spending hours perusing the list on the day I receive it! I have no restraint...I can't seem to stop until I've devoured the whole thing!


I love your recipes but I am a huge fan of your favorites lists which are full of such wonderful sites, full of such wonderful, educational, beautiful things. Linda


Favorites? White lisianthus...you can stop right there.

GG Mora

I so look forward to these....another fantastic list!

Anna @ the shady pine

I love your favorites lists! They give me a great view of some really great sites and blogs on the web. It's like a guided bus tour with a great host :)


I always enjoy your Favorites List and am hoping that they're will be even more now!


I just finished reading "An Everlasting Meal" and LOVED it, I thought I was frugal, but she has really opened my eyes to seeing what I tossed into compost as valuable and tasty food. Also, I like your lists, I discover things I otherwise would miss :-)


Is there anyway you can automatically set up your favorites link to open in a new tab. I always forget an get so engrossed in the favorites that I have to hit the back button a lot. P.S. I so want to read " A Hundred Years of Solitude" again. Thanks


Ohh, I love the Dream Cafe listing in SF as well! I've been scouring spaces and came across it - not looking for retail, but if I were - it would be on my "Dream" list ;)


Oh, and The Loving Story! How could I not mention that? Again, well done with spreading the inspiration around.

Melissa Laurel

What, are you kidding me with this list? The grapefruit olive oil cake, the hours I will spend since your introducing me to Domestology and the artist studio website and all to finish with that incredible Ted talk...sweet lord. How am I ever supposed to get my chores done now? Best. list. yet.

Melissa Laurel

Thanks, lots of awesome links. Like the paneer and grapefruit cake.


Thanks for the first lines. Got me a list of books to look at. Though I think they missed this one which many years ago completely drew me in for hours: The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed. (from The Gunslinger by Steven King).


If it is on your favorites list.....I KNOW I need to try it out. I love your photography and hearing of your travels and friendships. A life filled with wonderful friends, home and great foods. God Bless.

Beverly Jane

Oh, that list of 100 best first lines from novels has inspired me to pick up some new books!


Love the favorites list! Great website. Cheers!


I don't mind favorite lists at all, I like seeing what other people find because it tells us a little more about you and helps us discover some great links we might not have found.

Lauren at Keep It Sweet

Not only do I look forward to your lists as much as I do your recipes (you've turned us all on to so many cool things), but this is one of your best ones! I heart Sophia Coppola; everything she does is just beautiful and interesting, and I probably wouldn't have known this piece had you not posted it. Please keep them coming!

Linda NYC

Heidi- I love your favorites list- with or without recipes- keep em coming!


I always look forward to your favorites lists!! Glad to hear they might be coming more frequently :)


I think I may be one of those you are referring to who would rather get a recipe than a list, but I want to clarify- I do enjoy your lists, especially when you link to recipes :) its just that you typically only post every 5 days or so, so to log on looking for a recipe and get a list, then having to wait another 5 days... You know? If you keep with the recipe schedule, the list will be a welcome bonus! The 101 Cookbooks Library also helps to give me something to do in between, thanks for that!


I love favorites lists! It's so great to find new and inspiring things :)


I love the lists. It's hard to come up with a new recipe all the time. Sometimes inspiration strikes like mad and other times, it goes on vacation. Thanks for the paneer making link. I see a lot of your recipes have fried paneer added in at the end, but have yet to come across it. Going to try making it myself! And also, that beautiful space would make a beautiful super natural everyday cafe! Just saying ;)


Thanks for sharing all the great sites and information. I checked out a bunch of them and found them interesting. I especially liked The Yellow House and the grapefruit cake recipe you will be trying from the site - I am looking forward to trying this recipe as well. As a sidenote, I recently came across this blog: www.sevenspoons.net...thought you might like it ;) Hope you're having a great weekend!

HS: Thanks Julia, and I agree! Tara's Seven Spoons is such an inspiring site.

Julia {The Roasted Root}

The Underground New York Public Library is great!

Mike @TheIronYou

That arugula salad recipe and the grapefruit olive oil cake both look incredible!! I can't wait to try them :)

Anjali @ The Picky Eater

Tamar's book is so compelling. It draws you in, makes you want to rush out and buy veggies to roast. Elevates eggs to new heights. It's mesmerizing! You will respect food in a new way.


are those meringues? yum. what's inside?

HS: They are! Wayne makes them -those have cacao nibs in them.


Oh, you're in for such a treat with Tamar Adler's book! I loved the "Four a Week" link- so adorable! The Underground NY Library is just awesome.

charlotte au chocolat

those double-exposure paintings are seriously incredible. and i love love love the underground ny library! thanks for sharing


I love your lists..I always discover some gems. Thanks for sharing!

Averie @ Averie Cooks

Awesome links, I love kinfolk's photos, I think they are really on to something! I'm also really glad you introduced me to In The Make, it's like The Selby but focused on artists! Beautiful!

sweet road

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