Favorites List (June 2011)

Favorites List (June 2011) Recipe

The staircase in our new apartment is, well, imposing. Forty-six stairs to the third floor. It goes straight up, switches back, and then up again. It's a beautiful staircase, but has the sort of incline that might compel one to drop an f-bomb or two when carrying more than a purse. Our movers, the two of them, put these stairs in their place. How they carried multiple eight-foot cabinets and a mattress up it, I'll never know. So, thank you Nick & Fernando, for getting us in the new apartment. Here's the bad news though, everything is still in cardboard. That said, I did cook a special first-night dinner - I just need a bit more time to write it up. In the meantime, I hope you don't mind a favorites list in place of a recipe.

- I'm hooked on this. Before our drive to Marfa, Wayne subscribed, loaded it on my iPhone, plugged it into my car stereo, and I felt like I had every album ever recorded at my fingertips.

- This photo project (via Tara)

- French sneaks.

- Watched this classic.

- Cute & clever - vintage food mill planter.

- Loving the MSL cookie app. Also, beautiful job bringing the magazine to the iPad.

- This plate.

- This workshop

- Toasted Salty Seeds from Nettletown - thanks Tea :)

- This salad. And the way Sara made my baked oatmeal in little jars.

- This photo series. And this one.. This Laura Taylor shot. And this one too.

- Beaches! Caftans!

- This exhibit at SFMoMA. Next up, the new exhibit at Pier 24.

- Reading this. This up next.

Promise to be back later in the week with a crowd-pleaser of a recipe. It's an old-school favorite around here, and it has been far, far too long since I've cooked it. A little something old to go with the new address. -h

I took the photo up above in our hotel room at the Hotel Congress in Tuscon, Arizona.

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  • Oh, I love that you're reading Graham Greene. He's one of my favorites -- "Travels with My Aunt" became one of my Top 5 books the moment I finished reading it.

    Meister @ The Nervous Cook
  • Love those caftans. Do you know where they came from?

    Linda Williams
  • Moving is tough, whether it is across the country or across the street, your whole routine gets turned upside down and you don't realize just how long it going to take to get back in the groove until you are actually back in it and find yourself totally miffed at just how long it took. Hang in there. Thanks for posting another one of your "favorites list", I always enjoy them. Carolina

    The Muse of The Day
  • I am picturing how I will pack my boxes as I leave Vietnam and move to Italy for my culinary studies. I like your SFMoMa list! Lovely!!!

    The Artist Chef (Joanie)
  • Ooooo I love these lists! I absolutely love the idea of the muesli in the jars - I have a whole lot of jars my mum bought me and nothing to do with them! Thanks for the link! Also adore the Laura Taylor shot - I often wear my hair like this but it never looks quite that pretty :)

    jess☆ @ Multicultural Melbourne
  • is that wall in your new house? love the color! please please post your recipe soon, don't wait the full 5 days or so you usually do between posts. i really need the inspiration this week!

    Monica
  • Eww, moving sucks! But when it's all over it's totally worth it. Love this list too!

    Katrina
  • I love your favorites list! I love seeing what other people are into lately. Especially when those "other people" is someone with amazing taste like you! Moving. Ugh. Not fun. I have moved at least 10x in the last 10 years mostly within the great state of CA and yes, I have no idea what they were thinking with certain stairways and just ALL those stairs. Good luck getting settled in!

    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga
  • oh thank you so much for this list. i love your picks!

    irene
  • I hate hate hate moving. When we moved to our new place, the movers had two flights of stairs to walk up and ended up jumping on top of the truck and loading furniture up over the back balcony! So scary but saved us heaps of money. I love that photo - the blue is beautiful. Looking forward to a new recipe :)

    Emma
  • Ugh, we're moving too, hopefully this coming August, from Riverside, CA to Los Angeles. Not too far to go, but not looking forward to the packing up! Glad yours went well, looking forward to some more recipe posts.

    Th Hungry Traveler
  • Well, first congrats! Second! I wish I had those stairs after the strawberry banana bread with brown butter I just consumed! Third- I love your list, and Sara B's salad too! Congrats- I am looking forward to your future posts from your new home..... just remember: more stairs means more banana strawberry bread!

    Sarah
  • Looking at all those boxes can be overwhelming, but I always enjoy unpacking in a new space and figuring out how to organize and display my collections of kitchenware. Turn the music up and have fun!

    la domestique
  • Glad that you're move went smoothly, Heidi. I sympathise! I've moved a couple of times in the past few years. All that cardboard must be daunting, but I'm sure that it'll be great fun figuring out how you want to lay things out in the new house. If everything goes well, I should be moving soon too. I can't wait for the new kitchen and a dining space that isn't squished in alongside the office! Moves can definitely a pain, but there's so much to look forward to too.

    Katie
  • oh the moving blues...i hated the third-floor moving back in the day and don't know if i could ever go back! you're a brave, brave woman :)

    Heather (Heather's Dish)
  • Cooking the first dinner in a new space is always such a special moment. And its even better when you eat it sitting on the floor surrounded by empty walls and the feeling of endless possibility. Looking forward to exploring these favourites! Thanks Heidi!

    The Healthy Hipster
  • Oh Heidi, do I feel the moving stress. We are still unpacking around here! Best of luck getting through it all... some phases of the move were actually fun, and some, well not so much. Your favorites are a much appreciated escape for me... while I sit here and lesson plan. Love them. That salad looks pretty wonderful. Good luck!

    Niki (of SI)
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