Craft Cook Read Repeat
Griddle in the Middle

Griddle in the Middle

August 13, 2019

Episode 21

August 8, 2019

On the Needles 1:22

Flax Lite by Tin Can Knits in whiskey in a teacup Gauge Dyeworks

 

Socks: Regia design line by Arne and Carlos

 

Hermione’s Everyday socks by Erica Lueder, White Birch Fiber Arts 80/20 sock in Nasty Woman

 

On the Easel 7:00

Finished the 100 day project while in Italy! 

Finished a pen & ink drawing for a client. 

https://www.instagram.com/cortneysf/?hl=en

Now it’s time to work on the Christmas card! Last year’s card is highlighted in my IG stories.

Italian paint brushes. And more Italian paint brushes

 

On the Table 14:53

Kelly’s corn succotash. Ok, it’s really from Smitten Kitchen Everyday.  With bbq chicken/tofu

Zucchini quesadillas from smittenkitchen

 

Roasted cauliflower & tomato with pasta & pesto to rice bowl with curry sauce and mushrooms & zucchini, from Cook 90 by David Tamarkin

 

Produce box: eating with the seasons

 

Ricciarelli cookies! Gluten free & delightful. 

This recipe made far fewer than advertised, but was otherwise perfect. 

http://www.bamco.com/blog/ricciarelli/

 

Warm Cauliflower Salad with Worcestershire sauce dressing from Flow Magazine by Yvette van Boven. She’s got a new cookbook releasing in October 2019.

On the Nightstand 29:52

Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Sorcerer to the Crown and The True Queen by Zen Cho

The Dark Forest and Death’s End by Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu

There There by Tommy Orange

Books to TV:

  • The Rook by Daniel O’Malley on Starz
  • Circe by Madeline Miller coming to HBO

Cold Mountain by Charles Frasier

The Outsider by Stephen King

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Call Me Zebra by Azareen van der Vliet Oloomi

Bingo 46:30

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That’s what it’s all about

That’s what it’s all about

August 1, 2019

Episode 20

July 29, 2019

On the Needles 1:44

Foxtrot Cardigan by Marie Greene -- DONE!

 

Michele by Sarah Punderson, Desert Vista Dyeworks dk in ketchikan -- DONE!

 

Flax Lite by Tin Can Knits in whiskey in a teacup Gauge Dyeworks

 

Socks: Regia design line by Arne and Carlos

 

Hermione’s Everyday socks by Erica Lueder, White Birch Fiber Arts 80/20 sock in Nasty Woman

 

On the Easel 7:32

(In the Garden)

Succulent pots

 

Early Rubens at the Legion of Honor

On the Table 12:41

Foreign Cinema 

Madras Curry Fried Chicken

Smitten Kitchen Every Day

  • Romesco Chickpea and Smashed Egg Bowl
  • Charred Corn Succotash with Lime and Crispy Shallots

 

Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone

Dinner a Love Story

 

On the Nightstand 24:29

A Different Kind of Daughter by Maria Toorpakai

The Red Rose Crew by Daniel J. Boyne

Leopard at the Door by Jennifer McVeigh

I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron

Lunch in Paris by Elizabeth Bard

The Girl with 7 Names by Hyeonseo Lee (Audio

Jimmy Neurosis by James Oseland (Audio)

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

Big Sky by Kate Atkinson

Duke and I by Julia Quinn

She would be king by Wayétu Moore

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

 

Hot & Bothered, the romance novel podcast

What should I read next? podcast

History Chicks podcast

On the Road 44:23

Beads by the Bay Morro Bay 

Coalesce Book Store Morro Bay

Malibu Farm Pier Cafe on Malibu Pier

Beads Beads in Orange

Venteux vineyards in Templeton, Ca

California Coast Beer Company, Paso Robles

 

Skagway

Ketchikan 

Victoria

Bingo 1:08:16

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Whole level of decadence

Whole level of decadence

July 17, 2019

Episode 19

July 9, 2019

On the Needles 1:10

Riley rose hat by Jennifer Lassonde

Stashbusting Helix hat by Jessica Rose, Desert Vista Dyeworks DK in Hubbard Glacier , Cascade superwash in silver grey, Plucky Knitter Primo DK in poppycock

 

Flax Lite by Tin Can Knits in Gauge Dyeworks whiskey in a teacup

 

Michele by Sarah Punderson, Desert Vista Dyeworks DK in ketchikan

 

Foxtrot Cardigan by Marie Greene 

  • Madelinetosh Farm Twist in Tart

 

Knitting jewelry from danny ries

On the Easel 10:06

#100DayProject.  I’m wrapping up #100Chromatics

Commissions for El Capitan and a personal house; I hope to share soon!

Still self-drafting an art pouch.  I REALLY hope to share soon!

On the Table 15:59

Hot spaghetti & cold tomatoes: this recipe is rather different but a similar idea to ours

Nathan’s ribs-- delicious!

 

Scandikitchen: the Essence of Hygge by Brontë Aurell

 

Braised Chicken with potatoes, carrots, mushrooms, & peas 

Shortcake FAIL.

Bijou cocktail with Chartreuse, gin, sweet vermouth, & orange bitters.

Mini Frozen Key Lime pies!

 

On the Nightstand 30:27

Middlegame by Seanen McGuire

The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu

The Dark Forest by Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Circe by Madeline Miller

The Space Between by Diana Gabaldon

Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

Big Sky by Kate Atkinson

Women Talking by Miriam Toews

Crazy Brave by Joy Harjo

The Lightkeepers by Abby Geni

Old in Art School by Nell Painter

 

Mid year check in 51:46

Vegetable-based diet—Bay Area produce box suggestions??

Bingo 1:01:01

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Share your progress!

Flow & UPPERCASE magazine

The Jewelry Recipe Book by Nancy Soriano

Make a Statement by Janet Crowther and Katie Covington

Legit Chocolate Sauce

Legit Chocolate Sauce

July 3, 2019

Episode 18

June 26, 2019

 

Down Cellar Studio Podcast 

On the Needles 1:39

Sunnyside by Tanis Lavallee, SpaceCadet Celeste fingering in Sweet Decay (2010)-- DONE!

Rafa's Hat by Joji Locatelli, Three Irish Girls Glenhaven Cashmerino Worsted (2011) in Just Buy Me and Get It Over With-- DONE!

Riley rose hat by Jennifer Lassonde

Stashbusting Helix hat by Jessica Rose

Flax Lite by Tin Can Knits in whiskey in a teacup Gauge Dyeworks

Foxtrot Cardigan by Marie Greene 

  • started with 3IG Galenas Merino in Narcissa
  • Madelinetosh Farm Twist in Tart

Socks: Regia design line by Arne and Carlos

On the Easel 18:54

Sewing: self-drafted pouches, and underwear. Here is a great pattern: https://blog.megannielsen.com/2017/12/acacia-underwear/

#100DayProject.  I’m wrapping up #100Chromatics

On the Table 28:46

Stromboli from Sheet Pan Suppers by Molly Gilbert

Vindaloo from Jamie’s Food Revolution by Jamie Oliver

Cabbage risotto from Smitten Kitchen Every Day

Dinner: Changing the Game by Melissa Clark

  • Stir-fried tofu with summer squash, basil and coconut 
  • Farro Salad with cherry tomatoes, smoked mozzarella & mint

Chocolate Mousse Pie with Oreo wafer crust

Potato-Zucchini cakes from One Potato, Two Potato by Roy Finamore

In search of: frozen key lime pie recipe!

On the Nightstand 41:42

Anna of Kleve, the Princess in the Portrait by Alison Weir

The Time in Between by María Dueñas, translated by Daniel Hahn

Middlegame by Seanen McGuire

The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu

Transcription by Kate Atkinson

Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

Women Talking by Miriam Toews

Bingo 1:00

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 Share your progress!

Speculative Speculation

Speculative Speculation

June 19, 2019

Episode 17

June 12, 2019

Welcome 2 Knit Lit Chicks listeners!  

On the Needles 4:02

Little Bird by Veera Välimäki, Isager Spinni (lace wool) in 101 Deep Teal- DONE!

Sunnyside by Tanis Lavallee, SpaceCadet Celeste fingering in Sweet Decay (2010)

Gauge Dyeworks

The Yarn Harlot

On the Easel 12:51

#100DayProject.  I’m still doing #100Chromatics

Thinking about tattoos & tea towels.

And collections of tea kettles, typewriters, & winged things.

On the Table 17:13

Rhubarb and Chard Gratin from Rhubarb by Sheri Castle

Indonesian slaw from Salad for Dinner by Jeanne Kelley (this link isn’t exactly it, but based on it)

Boy #1 cooking from Jamie’s Food Revolution by Jamie Oliver:

  • Cracking Good Burgers
  • Baked Camembert pasta

My kid’s favorite dry rub for his rib obsession

Red Raspberry Pie from Silver Palette Cookbook

Apple & Peach Pies from Fanny Farmer Cookbook

Blackberry Galette (turned Tart) Cheesecake from Smitten Kitchen

Sour Cream Coffee Cake from How to Bake Everything  by Mark Bittman

Broccoli, Asparagus &  Cheddar Frittata from Epicurious

On the Nightstand 33:09

Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi

Island of the Sea Women by Lisa See

The River by Peter Heller

Orphan of Salt Winds by Elizabeth Brooks

New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color, ed by Nisi Shawl

Anna of Kleves, the Princess in the Portrait by Alison Weir

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett,

The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness

The Highest Tide by Jim Lynch

Universal Yums

BINGO! 55:26  Share your progress!

 

A Heaping Too Much

A Heaping Too Much

June 5, 2019

Episode 16

May 30, 2019

On the Needles 1:35

Socks: Regia design line by Arne and Carlos

Little Bird by Veera Välimäki, Isager Spinni (lace wool) in 101 Deep Teal

 

Olive Knits Four-day sweater KAL

Yarniacs Colors of Fall KAL

 

Rainbow Wings shawl

On the Easel 13:01

#100DayProject.  I’m still doing #100Chromatics

Tiny Books with Monica Holtzclaw at San Francisco Center for the Book  

Traveller’s Journals from Ali Edwards’ Stories of Travel Class

On the Table 24:12

Light Asparagus-Gruyere Quiche

Cauliflower Tetrazzini

Cauliflower bolognese

Rhubarb & Chard Gratin from Rhubarb by Sheri Castle

Little Star pizza

Brownie shortcut

Baked Oatmeal with walnuts from my friend Mia, but this is almost identical

Paella is what’s on the menu

Salad for Dinner by Jeanne Kelley

Summer Stew

On the Nightstand 41:32

Overstory by Richard Powers

Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James

Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi

The Binding by Bridget Collins

No Ordinary Time by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White

BINGO! 58:55

Which hashtag? #CCRRSummerBINGO2019

Need to post picture of bingo card and use hashtag to enter

Any kind of craft is perfect!  

Vacation (center) square: read a book while on vacation or about people on vacation, cook something on vacation or recreate a meal you had on vacation, craft on vacation or…  Make it work!

BINGO!

BINGO!

May 23, 2019

Episode 15

May 16, 2019

On the Needles 2:04

playtime by Lori Versaci, Three Irish Girls Adorn sock (80/20 merino/nylon SW), Smoke on the Water Whisper-- DONE!

Knitmore Girls backing buttons video

Land of Sweets cowl by Helen Stewart, Desert Vista Dyeworks DK, Hubbard Glacier colorway-- DONE!

Socks: Regia design line by Arne and Carlos

Little Bird by Veera Välimäki, Isager Spinni (lace wool) in 101 Deep Teal

On the Road 7:40

Immigrant Yarn Project

On the Easel 10:05

#100DayProject with Lindsay Jean Thompson. I’m doing #100Chromatics.

#MeMadeMay

 

On the Table 15:35

Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler from Fields of Greens by Annie Somerville (the link is not the exact recipe, but one based on it, and it’s pretty darn close)

Banana Bread Roll, Lemon Meringue Pie Smash from Smitten Kitchen Every Day

Chicken served with:

  • Polenta with mushrooms & taleggio from Twenty-Dollar Twenty-Minute Meals
  • chinese chicken salad from The Dinner Plan

Broccoli & cauliflower gratin I use a couple broccoli heads and one cauliflower head.

Buffalo Chicken Ring

Olive butter for roasted Salmon

Scallops!

Produce bags

On the Nightstand 31:47

Flights by Olga Tokarczuk (2007), translated by Jennifer Croft (2018)

In an Absent Dream by Seanen McGuire

Overstory by Richard Powers

Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James

Verity by Colleen Hoover

Career of Evil & Lethal White by Robert Galbraith

Lost and Wanted by Nell Freudenberger

LIGO

On Your Mark 48:08

Summer bingo!

Memorial Day weekend thru Labor Day (May 25 - September 2, 2019)

You must post your bingo card with its completed row (or fully completed) on Instagram with #CCRRSummerBINGO2019 to enter.  We’d also love to see photos of your projects!

If we have at least 10 entries, there will be a prize package!  Winner will be chosen at random from eligible entries.

Blobs in the Pan

Blobs in the Pan

May 8, 2019

Episode 14

May 2, 2019

On the Needles 1:08

playtime by Lori Versaci, Three Irish Girls Adorn sock (80/20 merino/nylon SW), Smoke on the Water Whisper

Socks: Regia design line by Arne and Carlos

Little Bird by Veera Välimäki, Isager Spinni (lace wool) in 101 Deep Teal

On the Easel 6:37

#100DayProject with Lindsay Jean Thompson. I’m doing #100Chromatics.

Art Supply Sale—May 5th.   See my IG stories for details.

#MeMadeMay

 

On the Table 11:51

Smitten Kitchen Every Day

 

Okonomiyaki (The Dinner Plan)

Special sauce

Roasted Garlic Herb Sauce (Cook 90)

Cheese fondue (from Dinner by Melissa Clark)

Pesto Chicken, this version is close to how I make it.

Chicken Country Captain from House Beautiful.

Zucchini ‘tots

Watergate Salad

Pink Stuff

On the Nightstand 31:42

Bird King by G. Willow Wilson

Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum

Bowlaway by Elizabeth McCracken

Dreyer’s English by Benjamin Dreyer

Lost and Wanted by Nell Fruedenberger from Book of the Month Club (not sponsored)

Hit the deck!

Hit the deck!

April 26, 2019

Episode 13

April 18, 2019

On the Needles 1:08

NoCKRs retreat

Knitted Knockers

Little Bird by Veera Välimäki, Isager Spinni (lace wool) in 101 Deep Teal

Garter Stitch Baby Kimono by Joji Locatelli

playtime by Lori Versaci, Three Irish Girls Adorn sock (80/20 merino/nylon SW), Smoke on the Water Whisper

Socks: Regia design line by Arne and Carlos

On the Easel 12:57

#100DayProject with Lindsay Jean Thompson. I’m doing #100Chromatics.

Watercolor Illustration Class with Lindsay Stripling at Case for Making

Scribble Bots and Creative Bug’s 30 Days of Overcoming your Creative Block

Art Supply Sale—May 5th.  See my IG stories for details.

On the Table 19:39

Food52 Absurdly Addictive Asparagus

 

Twenty dollar, Twenty Minute Meals by Caroline Wright

  • Skillet pizza
  • Orzo radicchio risotto

 

Umami potatoes from The Dinner Plan by Kathy Brennan and Caroline Campion

Herbed Potato Gratin

 

My chocolate chip cookie technique.  Recipe is based on Nestle Toll House quantities. I use semi-sweet Ghirardelli chips.

3 Tips:

  • All ingredients room temperature.
  • Cream butter and sugars till they are super-fluffy!
  • Smack the mid-baked cookie sheet whilst on the oven rack to flat and “concentrate” the cooookie.  YUM.

Extra Helpings:  meal planning 33:29

On the Nightstand 46:40

Kinship of Secrets by Eugenia Kim

Early Riser by Jasper Fforde

Bird King by G. Willow Wilson

The Mothers by Brit Bennett

Florida, stories by Lauren Groff

Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Christopher Columbus’s son’s rediscovered library

Open to All Otters

Open to All Otters

April 10, 2019

Episode 12

April 4, 2019

Now on Spotify and pocket casts

On the Needles 3:34

My Leftie: Miss Babs Yummy fingering in slate & reds (baby yarn in aubergine, lady bug, mahogany, ruby spinel and tulipa)

Imagined Landscapes Imagikniting KAL

DONE!

 

Willow Cowl by Amelia Lyon, Desert Vista Dyeworks DK (100% merino), Orcas colorway (black, white, lavender, lilac)

DONE!

 

Garter Stitch Baby Kimono by Joji Locatelli, Three Irish Girls Adorn sock (80/20 merino/nylon SW), Smoke on the Water Whisper

Socks: Regia design line by Arne and Carlos

On the Easel 14:00

Paintings for the babies!!

#100DayProject with Lindsay Jean Thompson. starts April 2nd!  I’m doing #100Chromatics.

Finished Oil painting class with Erika Lee Sears on Creative Bug

Board and Brush

On the Table 22:58

More Smitten Kitchen Every Day:

  • Carmelized Cabbage Risotto,
  • Dutch Boy with Mushroom Sauce
  • romesco/egg/chickpea/spinach bowl

 

I cooked a WHOLE (well, half) salmon in parchment!

Special sauce that Monica won’t let me say on the air. (wink wink)

EXTRA HELPINGS: Spring food favorites

Absurdly addictive asparagus from Food52.com

All the asparagus. Including the strata (I build mine in a loaf pan with sliced sourdough layers).

Shrimp Scampi from How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman.  (I also love his How to BAKE Everything cookbook)

Melting Potatoes from Smitten Kitchen

Strawberry-Rhubarb Cobbler from Fields of Greens by Annie Somerville

All the strawberries. Including from-scratch biscuits

Short Stacks Editions, also check Amazon

On the Nightstand 44:10

Everything Here is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee

Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox

Ritz and Escoffier: The Hotelier, the Chef, and the Rise of the Leisure Class by Luke Barr

Kinship of Secrets by Eugenia Kim

Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage

Golden State by Ben H. Winters