Favorites List (September 2011) Recipe

A favorites list for September 2011 - a quick list of things that have caught my attention or inspired me lately.

Favorites List (September 2011)

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

If you like Garret Oliver's beer book you might also like this one The Great American Ale Trail written by my friend Christian DeBenedetti. It's a good travel companion. Wonderful list Heidi, btw. Thanks!

Katherine Deumling

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.


Love those hand towels. Also, having Dorie in your kitchen is always a good idea :)

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

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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