Favorites List (Spring 2011) Recipe

After all the support and enthusiasm I've felt in the past week, I thought it would be a nice time to turn the table a bit and link back to other people, projects, and things I'm excited about. I hope you enjoy this spring favorites list.

Favorites List (Spring 2011)

The plan today was to share a quick little ditty of a pasta recipe. Something I threw together for lunch this week that was super tasty. But as I sat down to type it up, it didn't feel quite right. As much as I want to get back into regular posting mode, your support for my new book has been exceptional, and kind, and - I don't know how else to say it - powerful. Last Tuesday, I looked incredulously at my laptop when Super Natural Every Day cracked the top #50 on Amazon. It has somehow gone on to hover around the #40 mark for the remainder of the week. Then there was the packed turnout at the book signing - to all of you who came out on a weeknight, thank you. And now #6 on the (!?!) New York Times Bestseller list.

The last week has definitely felt great, but also very "me, me, me" - So I thought it might be a great time to turn the table a bit and do a favorites list. I'll type up the pasta for the next go-round, but in the meantime, it just feels good to be able to link back to other people, projects, and things I'm excited about. Share a little link love, you know? It has been a while. I hope you enjoy:

- Enjoyed this documentary. And this is next on my list. And this one.

- Fantasy Vacation Spot.

- For when I someday set off to India.

- For when you need a laugh. Especially the part about learning to speak European.

- Dorie's Beggars Linguine

- A way to capture a web page, mark it up with feedback and notes, and send it as a PDF. via Jennifer Jeffrey.

- Lunch lady series on Oh, Joy!

- Abitare.

- Homemade Spoon Butter

- This nail polish.

- Cute behind-the-scenes J.Crew goes to Italy video.

- This photo Wayne took of his Grandma.

- Camelias are in bloom everywhere, and I love them. I shot the lead photo up in Point Reyes last week.

- Water color business cards.

- Currently, my favorite deodorant. Wild Rose. Update: my link triggered a reader email alert to this, then Weleda responded in the comments. I think at some point I'll try to tackle a dedicated post about this topic.

Although, now I'm bummed out. One of you just pointed this out to me.

- This video shot by photojournalist Steve Gong in North Korea.

- Harvey Faircloth inspiration board.

- Wild Flowers

- We cooked from Moro East and The Essential New York Times Cookbook early in the year, and now we've moved on to Rose Bakery - love discovering all sorts of great new recipes and flavor combinations. Next up: Nigel Slater's Tender V.1 for May/June.

- And for those of you looking for a bit of spring recipe inspiration. Have at it.

And just a last little reminder. I'll be doing one more SF Bay Area signing/potluck this Saturday, April 16, in Berkeley: details here.

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Your book arrived last night - squished into the mail box by the postman who clearly didn't realise what a treasure he was delivering. I can't wait to get stuck in!!


I love the watercolor business cards!


Heidi, what a lovely list to explore--and I've only just begun. Such discovery is as delicious as one of your recipes. Good luck on the book and continued success. Cheers!

Tom @ Tall Clover

Heidi! I am not a cookbook collector, and I own very few. Online blogs, allrecipes and my old standby Betty Crocker usually serve me well (but mostly online resources). But I had to have your cookbook!! Ordered it last week and have already cooked the Fritatta, and I have the White Beans & Cabbage on the menu for this week. Congratulations on all your success!! HS: Thanks for your support Carrie.


Meet and eat- Ive never heard of such a thing, but I love it! If I wasn't on the opposite side of the continent, I would be there in a heartbeat. Congratulations on the book, Heidi, and wishing you ever-growing success and opportunity :)


I'm always so happy to see your lists! So many interesting, cool things to check out. Thank you!

Alice @Northeast Locavore

we've had that 'ways to be cool' posted on our fridge at work for months, and it always makes me laugh! and 'speak european' is definitely tops (followed closely by 'abercroombie & flitch', and of course 'irony'... thanks for sharing!


Oh, what a cute idea! Kind of like a spring version of Oprah's favorite things without the Oprah part. I love it!

Kate from Scratch

I love this list. Would love to see water color business cards!

Maris (In Good Taste)

Just one thing about your Wildrose deo: i don't know if you know that rosehip doesn't smell very nice, so if your deo smells nice it must be due to some other component. I am a big fan of rosehip as a facial treatment, i apply it on my face at night, and it leaves my skin very nice and smooth, but i have to be honest, the smell is rather off-putting, and it's not that it's gone rancid or anything, apparently that's just the way it is. At the very most, you might find a make that's odourless, but it never smells 'rosey'. Cheers


If I had a dollar for every time I sat down to blog a recipe and didn't do it....... ;) Love the photo. SOOC? The color is so interesting.

Honestly Good Food

Love the list. Your photographs remind me to take a deep breath every now and again.

emily franklin

Thanks for yet another amazing list, Heidi. I, too, am a fan of Butter London's nail polish. 'Fash Pack' is still my favourite colour after about a year of wearing it! I love that picture of Wayne's grandma. By the way, my order of your newbook is with amazon UK and I am still waiting - rather impatiently - for it!


Wonderful selection, thanks for sharing with us! I'm enjoying your new book so much, haven't been able to put it down for days :) I'm going to Paris this summer and Rose Bakery is at the top of my list of places to visit!


Thanks for the reminder that I wanted to check out "Tender." I love link lists like this. Am planning to make your millet muffins tomorrow!

Stacy (Little Blue Hen)

You will really like Nigel Slater's 'Tender'. both volumes are ever so good!


Ah, I love your "favorite's lists" and wish I was going to be in the Bay area for your signing/potluck! Enjoy!


Great list of favorites! I'm off the check out the watercolor business cards. :)

J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog)

Loved the spoon butter and Grandmother Rose is lovely.

Laura @ SweetSavoryPlanet

"Learn to speak European," that made me chuckle. I am very happy for your success Heidi and I'm looking forward to the upcoming pasta you talked about! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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