Favorites List (September 2011)

Favorites List (September 2011) Recipe

I'm sitting here eating the best apple I've ever tasted. At a glance, it's not much of a looker. The skin is a queasy shade of yellow-green, and overall its shape seems awkward and (quite frankly) out of balance. But a single bite reveals an electric pink flesh, patterned like one of my grade school tie-dye projects. It's bracingly tart, and effusively fragrant. Are we really on October's doorstep? This apple says yes. Unbelievable. I'm not complaining, I actually love this time of year - the markets, the weather, the apples, all of it. But, this year has gone by so fast. Anyway, I wanted to sneak this favorites list in before we lose September entirely. Hope all of you are looking forward to fall as much as I am.

- Hope to stay here someday.

- This article about strandbeests.

- We heart Pia

- Jo Gordon

- Super cute sketch series - Musicians on Tour

- Just ordered this.

- Love having Dorie in my kitchen - watched every video in this.

- Love this illustration.

- Enjoying cooking from this classic.

- Baker's Notes!

- Great idea :)

- Wrapping supplies :) these too!

- ballet pink

- Striped washcloths

- Ten Amazing Public Pools (via A Cup of Jo)

- This cracked me up.

Promise to be back a bit later in the week with a proper recipe. -h

Lead photo: poppies from the Saturday market.

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  • Hi Heidi, I can really relate to your recent post. Was it a Pink Pearl apple? I was jealous last month when I learned about them as they are typically found on the West Coast. Then, on Friday, I had the pleasure of picking some off a tree in Northern Mass. where many heirloom varieties grow. Cutting them up for eating and a tarte, I just marveled in the gorgeous bright pink interior. After picking a massive basket of about 40+ heirloom apples, I've been browsing your recipe list for recipes to showcase these wonderful apples. HS: I think it was Victoria! :)

  • We're in Scotland, by the way!

    Janette Kidd
  • Don't know if you have them over there, but my absolute favourite apple will soon be in season - and it's a short season - the Egremont Russet, which is a rusty brown colour through to greenish and tastes wonderfully nutty.. It could only be Autumn!

    Janette Kidd
  • My wife and I love your blog and trying all of your new items. We live in MN and are fortunate to have good apples grown locally here. I was also privileged to eat the best apple I've ever had recently...it was the new "SweetTango" variety produced by the University of MN (where I am in grad school). If you have the opportunity, I would definitely recommend them!

    Greg Sindberg
  • Your post begs the questions...what variety of apple were you eating? It sounds heavenly! HS: For some reason I'm blanking - but I'm 98% sure it was a Pink Pearl.

  • So many of these were lovely finds--thanks for sharing! Am loving the dream of staying at Hafa Sayulita, perusing the Oxford beer companion, and taking those cooking classes.

  • Sounds like an heirloom apple we have growing in our Orchard called 'Sops of Wine' :) Do you know if that is what it was?

  • I could unhinge my jaw simply based on the DESCRIPTION of that apple. How 'bout them apples?! Just kidding. I'm sorry.

    Bev Weidner
  • I also enjoy this time of the year very much, there is something very charming in the yellow leaves, the weather is not cold , neither hot, but chilly in the morning, and the expectation of Christmas - yes, it is a good time!

  • I love the simplicity of the Celine clutch illustration. Sometimes all you need is a few strokes of watercolor. Thank you for the links. I'm eager to finish clicking through them while drinking my morning coffee.

  • Oh my gosh! Subscribing to Baker's Notes right this second! Also, man and I planned a trip to Barton Springs in Austin pretty much right after seeing it in Tree of Life.

  • I am the only one who's not looking forward to fall. I'd take 85F and sunny all year :) But I adore this list and thanks for all the awesome links!

    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga
  • Wow... that's an ode to an apple if I've ever seen one.

  • I went to Sayulita for the first time in June. I loved it. I stayed at a different hotel (La Casona) but walked by Hafa to check it out. I think I'll stay there next time I go. It's a surfing town.

  • This brings to mind Michael Pollan's The Botany of Desire. Thanks for the links. Those Strandbeests - wow!

  • I love your favorites list! That pink leather clutch looks so cute, and that hotel in Mexico looks like a dream destination. Thanks so much for the recommendations!

    Anjali Shah @ The Picky Eater
  • You know how to make people want to eat an apple. I love this time of year too, the beautiful harvests, colors, and fresh produce! I’ve been up to my ears in zucchini, it’s fun trying to creatively use it up. Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

    Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters
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