Craft Cook Read Repeat
Not at all rash inducing

Not at all rash inducing

January 29, 2020

Episode 32

January 22, 2020

On the Needles 2:42

103 hat by Jennifer Lassonde, Yarn Loving Lady Hand Dyed Superwash Merino Worsted in American Robin

 

Vanilla is the New Black by Anneh Fletcher, white birch fiber arts 80/20 sock: Hellbent Feminist She-Devil colorway

 

Elton cardigan by Joji Locatelli, waverly neighborhood fiber co rustic fingering & loft (mohair & silk lace)

 

Qiviut shawl, fir cone lace pattern from up, down,all-around stitch dictionary by Wendy Bernard

 

Scheepjes yarn (yarn from the Netherlands)

Stephen and Penelopes in Amsterdam (beautiful-looking yarn shop)

On the Easel 9:58

Limn + latitude—call for surveys.

Still working on the Netherlands.

Made a list of strategies for when I fumble.

On the Table 15:51

Dry Rubbed Cauliflower Steaks with Kale Pesto and Browned Butter Breadcrumbs

 

Instant pot risotto

 

Lamb stew from Delish.  My guys LOVED it, but I’m not into lamb. 

 

Gevulde Koeken  Dutch shortbread with almond filling

Milk Street Tuesday Nights from Christopher Kimball

On the Nightstand 44:21

Queen of the Conquered by Kacen Callender

The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White

The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory

The Other Windsor Girl by Georgie Blalock

The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth (audio)

Sword of Kings by Bernard Cornwell

The Guardians by John Grisham

The Dutch Maiden by Marente de Moor

Midnight Blue by Simone van der Vlugt

Giveaway! 1:04:21

 

Full Circle Crazy

Full Circle Crazy

January 15, 2020

Episode 31

January 9 2020

On the Needles 2:52

Stitches West 

stash and burn

Apricot Yarn & Supply 

 

Rye light by tincanknits, the yarns of rhichard devrieze peppino (fingering)  in peppermint barque -- DONE!

Mine (slippers) by Faye Kennington for me and for my mom Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Tweeds in Grey Marble and three Irish girls galeanas chunky in saoirse-- DONE!

Stashbusting helix hat by jessica rose, madtosh graphite, 3IG roslea organic in Irises, cascade-- DONE!

Gnome pun intended by sara schira -- DONE!

Monster truck hat by Bridget Pupillo-- DONE!

Full spectrum hat by Andrea rangel. Gauge dyeworks daybreak-- DONE!

Elton cardigan by Joji Locatelli, waverly neighborhood fiber co rustic fingering & loft (mohair & silk lace)

On the Easel 12:40

Chapbook, out the door.

Pantry Art Project hosted by @patrice_sketches

Limn + latitude—call for surveys.

Three Fish Studios helps Australia

 

On the Table 22:23

Christmas eve lobster

Birthday dinner

 

Instant pot: pumpkin black bean chili from the Wimpy Vegetarian

 

Christmas recap.

Family lasagna.

Dutch Stamppot for Limn + latitude project.

Dutch White Chocolate-Stuffed Chocolate Cookies from Love & Olive oil

On the Nightstand 33:47

Royal Holiday not Royal Christmas (apologies to Jasmine Guillory)

In the Woods by Tana French

Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo

The Trespasser by Tana French (audio)

The witch elm by Tana french

The ten thousand doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

The Starless Sea by Erin morgenstern

Queen of the Conquered by Kacen Callender

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

The Book of Proper Names by Amelie Nothomb 

The Secret Diary of Hendrick Groen by Hendrick Groen

Rabbit Cake by Annie Hartnett

The Paper Garden by Molly Peacock (about Mary Delany)

The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris

On the Horizon 55:51

Knit goals:

Charity knitting

Use stash leftovers

Ravelry group!

 

Easel goals:  

Limn + latitude

 

Table goals: 

Instant pot

2 recipes from each new country.

Continued focus on healthy, low-sodium, nutrient-dense food.

 

Nightstand goals: 

Modern mrs darcy reading challenge

a book or 2 from Limn + latitude.

One new artist book per month, at least!

Giveaway! 1:12:27

Kitchen Chemistry Mystery

Kitchen Chemistry Mystery

December 18, 2019

Episode 30

December 12 2019

 

Thanks to the Knitmore Girls

On the Needles 1:21

Rye light by tincanknits, the yarns of rhichard devrieze peppino (fingering)  in peppermint barque

Elton cardigan by Joji Locatelli, waverly neighborhood fiber co rustic fingering & loft (mohair & silk lace)

Tiger hat by Cherie Marie Leck, madtosh DK in Graphite,Yarn Loving Lady Hand Dyed Superwash Merino Worsted in American Robin

Brimmish by Sarah Schira, madtosh DK in Graphite, three irish girls Roslea Organic in Irises, brim pattern: little hourglass rib

Mine (slippers) by Faye Kennington, Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Tweeds in Grey Marble

Indie design gift-a-long

 

On the Easel 10:48

Chapbook, embracing the p a c e.

Birds in December for warming up.

School music/art booklet collaboration, chock full of student art.

2020 project launch!  Reach out if you’re interested in lending your voice.

Scissors: Fiskars for utility purposes.  Kai for specialty work.  Label them! Clean them!

Use tin snips/wire cutter for cutting metal zippers. Olfa rotary cutter

On the Table 24:30

Cheesy rotisserie chicken enchilada skillet from Cook 90

Ground lamb & butternut squash from  Twenty dollar/Twenty Minute meals by Caroline Wright

Veg Tray Bake from Veg by Jamie Oliver (dried porcinis, butternut, carrots, red onion, red pepper, olives, garlic, chianti, tomatoes, cannellini, feta, arugula)

Cookie day: gf m&ms

Braised cider lentils from Tuesday Nights by Christopher Kimball

On the Nightstand 37:18

Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin

Harry: A History by Melissa Anelli

Royal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory

The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory 

In the Woods by Tana French

Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett

10 Minutes 38 Seconds in the Strange World by Elif Shafak

Confessions of Frannie Langston by Sara Collins

On the Road 53:46

Purl Soho

CW Pencil Enterprise

Wicked!

Now, for the fooooood:

Arancini

Pudding cookies (testing recipes NOW)

Almond cream cheese horn

Tzatziki dip

Liege Wafel  (hoping to test-drive this one Christmas morning!)

Ensuing Shenanigans

Ensuing Shenanigans

December 4, 2019

Episode 29

November 29 2019

On the Needles 2:13

Dissent Cardigan by Andrea Rangel, Magpie Fibers Domestic Worsted in Velvet Underground, Spincycle Yarns Dream State in Verba Volant -- knitting done! Steeking done! Buttons on! 

First Impressions shawl by Brenda Castiel. Serendipidye kings mountain sock in Camille-- DONE!

Castiel by Woolly Wormhead in Yarn is my favorite by Lemonade-- DONE!

Compassionknit

Wee envelope by Ysolda Teague, lion brand mani-pedi in the boot colorway.  -- DONE!

Rye light by tincanknits, the yarns of rhichard devrieze peppino (fingering)  in peppermint barque

Elton cardigan by Joji Locatelli, waverly neighborhood fiber co rustic fingering & loft (mohair & silk lace)

Zemy advent scarf in sock madness group

On the Easel 15:13

Chapbook, in the production stage

Gouachevember with @heyhooraydesign, @patricia.nordeen, & @nullsie

2020 project launch!  Stay tuned!

On the Table 26:14

Brussels sprouts salad smitten kitchen

Crushed sour cream potatoes NYT

Crustless pumpkin pie NYT

Thanksgiving cranberries and wowie cake

chocolate chip cookies with almond flour--fail or no?

deviled egg snafu

Haricots vert with dill instead of almonds

Broccoli, spinach, goat cheese, & pine-nut phyllo pies  (the broccoli is my own addition).

DIY Vanilla extract—I’ve read that the beans must be completely submerged in the vodka to avoid mold growth.  Chemistry in progress; stay tuned!

On the Nightstand 40:43

City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty

Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan (audio)

Wicked and the Wallflower by Sarah MacLean

Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin

The Dutch House by Ann Packer

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon

Under the Tree 57:52

Yarn club: Gauge dyeworks

Katrinkles stuff-- buttons, bracelets, ornaments, stitch markers

Namaste bags

Pom pom Quarterly

Laine

Leather brush rolls, pencil cases, and this superb thing for fountain pens.

Sketchbooks! I keep these mini ones in my purse. I use these Hahnemuhle ones for travel. And I love the cover of these Japanese ones called Standard Issue.

Enamel pins for ________ aficionados. Here’s one awesome etsy shop.  

Williams sonoma star wars collection-- instapot, han solo roaster, Porg pie bird, toasters

https://www.eater.com/cookbooks/2019/11/11/20949230/best-cookbooks-for-beginner-cooks-gift-ideas-useful-practical

POPCORN!  My favorite silicon microwave popper is on sale right now! (not an ad nor affiliate; I just like it).

Le Creuset.  I’m partial to Marine blue…

Book club from local store https://thenovelneighbor.com/product/book-subscription/

Books about books: https://www.goodreads.com/blog/show/1719?rto=x_gr_e_nl_general&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=nov202019&utm_content=bookendgiftguid&ref_=pe_3097180_443703020

Podcast subscription/patreon

Marriage-saving book light

Handmade book marks (listen for description)

Minibook necklace and these sweet ones with a charm!

Go Be Awesome

Go Be Awesome

November 20, 2019

Episode 28

November 14, 2019

On the Needles 0:49

Dissent Cardigan by Andrea Rangel, Magpie Fibers Domestic Worsted in Velvet Underground, Spincycle Yarns Dream State in Verba Volant -- knitting done! Steeking done!

First Impressions shawl by Brenda Castiel. Serendipidye kings mountain sock in Camille

Rye light by tincanknits, the yarns of rhichard devrieze peppino (fingering)  in peppermint barque

Wound yarn for Elton Cardigan by joji locatelli.  Neighborhood fiber co in waverly

All the holiday knitting

On the Easel 11:10

Chapbook, in the figuring-things-out stage

Gouachevember with @heyhooraydesign, @patricia.nordeen, & @nullsie

Field trip to Berkeley to Stonemountain & Daughter

On the Table 19:59

Fondue disasters

Vinegar chicken

Board meeting burrito (aka The Chimichanga)

Potato pancakes 

Coffee cake for gouachevember!! Recipe from King Arthur Flour 

Chicken & Dumplings (too dense)

White bean & Chicken Chili with lentils  (linked recipe is similar; I didn’t have corn, and added lentils).

Spaghetti Carbonara with truffle sauce!

Morning Glory Oatmeal from Meghan Gordon’s Whole Grain Mornings

POPCORN!  My favorite silicon microwave popper is on sale right now! (not an ad nor affiliate; I just like it).

On the Nightstand 36:32

Burning Chambers by Kate Mosse

Maybe in another life by Taylor Jenkins Reid

The calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

The Witch’s Daughter by Paula Braxton  (audio)

City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty

Secrets of the Lighthouse by Santa Montefiore

Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

The Dublin Murders

So many wonderful things you can do with mayonnaise

So many wonderful things you can do with mayonnaise

November 6, 2019

Episode 27

October 30, 2019

On the Needles 2:53

Choose your own path cowl by Cori Eichelberger, The Mouse House Fiber Co Storr in Cay, Lagoon and Moxie -- DONE!!

 

Dissent Cardigan by Andrea Rangel, Magpie Fibers Domestic Worsted in Velvet Underground, Spincycle Yarns Dream State in Verba Volant -- knitting done!

 

First Impressions shawl by Brenda Castiel. Serendipidye kings mountain sock in Camille

 

Rye light by tincanknits, the yarns of rhichard devrieze peppino (fingering)  in peppermint barque

On the Easel 12:11

Chapbook, in the early writing & illustrating stages

Gouachevember with @heyhooraydesign, @patricia.nordeen, & @nullsie

On the Table 21:09

Quick & familiar

  • Faux cubanos from The Dinner Plan by Kathy Brennan & Jane Campion
  • Meatball marsala from Smitten Kitchen Every Day
  • chicken/couscous/broccoli

 

Family: New Vegetarian Comfort Food to Nourish Every Day by Hetty McKinnon

  • Waldorf-esque Kale salad with roasted grapes, burrata and candied pecans
  • Roast Potatoes & lentils, capers & lemon-parsley pistou
  • Sweet & sour cauliflower

 

Chocolate Snacking Loaf from Everyday is Saturday by Sarah Copeland

 

Hunt & Gather

 

Chocolate Mousse Pie with nut crust

Sweet Potato and Avocado bites

Iced pumpkin Cookies (don’t skimp on icing, says my 15 yr old)

Alison Roman Vinegar Chicken in NYT

On the Nightstand 44:27

Watermark by Vanitha Sankaran

Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Recursion by Blake Crouch

Burning Chambers by Kate Mosse

Parasite by Mira Grant (Seanan McGuire)

These Granite Islands by Sarah Stonich

Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

The World that We Knew by Alice Hoffman

Chicken-ful!

Chicken-ful!

October 23, 2019

Episode 26

October 17, 2019

On the Needles 1:23

Umbilical cord hat/ simple baby cap 1, yarn love amy march dark kale and desert vista dyeworks dk ketchikan -- DONE!! And DONE!

 

Simple Baby Cap by Susan B. Anderson, desert vista dyeworks dk mint cocoa quilt (red, mint green, tan, cocoa)-- DONE! And DONE!

 

Dissent Cardigan by Andrea Rangel, Magpie Fibers Domestic Worsted in Velvet Underground, Spincycle Yarns Dream State in Verba Volant

 

Rye light by tincanknits, the yarns of rhichard devrieze peppino (fingering)  in peppermint barque

 

First Impressions shawl by Brenda Castiel. Serendipidye kings mountain sock in Camille

 

On the Road: 

 

Gemma Tank Pattern by Made by Rae

 

On the Easel 21:55

Chapbook, in the early writing & illustrating stages

Painting African butterflies

On the Table 24:05

Jamie Oliver 5 ingredients: harissa squash salad (avocado, greens, cheese), garlic sprouts (pomegranate, cottage cheese), ginger beef

Polenta baked beans- The Wimpy Vegetarian/ Naturally Ella

Chicken Marsala with gnocchi from skinnytaste

Gluten-free pumpkin snickerdoodles (I used Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 GF Baking Flour)

Salted Peanut Butter cookies from Smitten Kitchen (best if slightly under-baked)

Alison Roman chicken in NYT, and if you’re a NYT subscriber, sign up for Sam Sifton’s newsletter at the bottom of the main Cooking page!

On the Nightstand 34:46

Tidelands byPhillippa Gregory

Rotherweird by Andrew Caldecott

Lethal White by Robert Galbraith

Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole

Department of Speculation by Erika Swyer

Watermark by Vanitha Sankaran

A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier

Joyful by Ingrid Fetell Lee

Maggie Brown & Others by Peter Orner

 

On Reflection 49:19

Fav knitting 

Fav easel

Fav food

  • Smitten Kitchen Every Day
  • Turkey chimichangas
  • Herbed Quinoa Salad from episode 8
  • Mini key lime pies from episode 19
  • Ricciarelli cookies from episode 21

Fav book

Squirrel!

Squirrel!

October 9, 2019

Episode 25

October 3, 2019

On the Needles 1:23

Hometown Comfort MKAL by Michelle Stead, Destination Yarn Passport -- DONE!

 

Dandelion cowl by Monica Farragher, dandelion yarns in cranberry juice-- DONE!

 

Choose Your Own Path Cowl by Cori Eichlberger

 

Basic baby hat by Susan B. Anderson, desert vista dyeworks dk mint cocoa quilt (red, mint green, tan, cocoa)

 

First Impressions shawl by Brenda Castiel. Serendipidye kings mountain sock in Camille

 

Porthole Cowl by Knitting Expat Designs, Three Irish Girls Yarn: Adorn Sock in Maple Vanilla mini set (2009), Westerly Sea Sock in Ocean Gradient (merino/sea cell- natural seaweed fiber, 2010)

 

Dissent Cardigan by Andrea Rangel, Magpie Fibers Domestic Worsted in Velvet Underground, Spincycle Yarns Dream State in Verba Volant

On the Easel 17:25

Chapbook, in the early writing & illustrating stages

On the Table 23:10

 

Salted Peanut Butter Cookies from Smitten Kitchen

 

5 Ingredients by Jamie Oliver-- creamy mustard chicken, cherry chard rice, chicken pot pie

 

White Bean + Chicken Chili from Delish

Cornbread Muffins from The Bread Bible

Smashed & roasted creamer potatoes

Slow-cooker Beef Tacos from Skinnytaste

Lentil Stew from Skinnytaste (I used black lentils, but I recommend red or green.  And I swapped kale for spinach).

Green Foods Ceremonial Matcha

 

On the Nightstand 38:13

The Group by Mary McCarthy

Women of the Copper Country by Mary Doria Russell

Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith

Tidelands byPhillippa Gregory

The Night Child by Anna Quinn

The Witch’s Daughter by Paula Brackston

The Sunlit Night by Rebecca Dinerstein

 

All Kinds of Color

All Kinds of Color

September 28, 2019

Episode 24

Sept 25, 2019

On the Needles 1:49

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

 

Hometown Comfort MKAL by Michelle Stead, Destination Yarn Passport

 

First Impressions shawl by Brenda Castiel. Serendipidye kings mountain sock in Camille

 

Pigskin Party, downcellar studio podcast

 

Porthole Cowl by Knitting Expat Designs, Three Irish Girls Yarn: Adorn Sock in Maple Vanilla mini set (2009), Westerly Sea Sock in Ocean Gradient (merino/sea cell- natural seaweed fiber, 2010)

 

Dissent Cardigan by Andrea Rangel, Magpie Fibers Domestic Worsted in Velvet Underground, Spincycle Yarns Dream State in Verba Volant

 

On the Easel 11:54

Ultimate Autumn Prompts

Chapbook, in the early stages

Inktober—official site & prompts.  

Attempting to design & print my own silkscreened apparel labels…stay tuned.

 

On the Table 18:38

 

Jamie Oliver 5 Ingredients

Enchiladas with mole from scratch.

Latin Yellow Rice from Skinnytaste

SF/Marin Food Bank, and our host restaurant this year: Rooh

On the Nightstand 28:28

Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton

Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

Summer Country by Lauren Willig

The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

The Group by Mary McCarthy

Women of the Copper Country by Mary Doria Russell

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

The Suspect by Fiona Barton

This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

 

SF Public Library Big Book Sale Locals, keep an eye out for next year’s date!

 

On the Road 45:54

 

2 yarn stores

 

Bertrand Books-- oldest bookstore in the world

 

Livraria Lello

 

Porto tonic

Ginjinha

 

Pasteis de nata

 

Sr Fado dinner

This is kind of dangerous

This is kind of dangerous

September 11, 2019

Episode 23

September 5, 2019

On the Needles 1:21

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

Porthole Cowl by Knitting Expat Designs, Three Irish Girls Yarn: Adorn Sock in Maple Vanilla mini set (2009), Westerly Sea Sock in Ocean Gradient (merino/sea cell- natural seaweed fiber, 2010)

Dissent Cardigan by Andrea Rangel, Magpie Fibers Domestic Worsted in Velvet Underground, Spincycle Yarns Dream State in Verba Volant

Hometown Comfort MKAL by Michelle Stead, Destination Yarn Passport

On the Easel 10:53

Safari-themed baby shower featuring handpainted envelopes.

Oil studies

Inspired by: Alicia Paulson knitting, and Ali Edwards December Daily project.

On the Table 15:58

Ricciarelli cookies

Arizmendi Bakery

Almond cake from Flourless by Nicole Spiridakis

Sausage kale crouton saute from Smitten Kitchen Every Day

caprese/miso-glazed eggplant (From Short Stacks Eggplant)/garlic marinated broccoli di cicio

Black bean and sweet potato tacos from wimpy veg

DALS veggiebook!

Cooking from 3 cookbooks this week: 

Skinnytaste: Fast and Slow by Gina Homolka

Good for You by Dana Jacobi

Eating in the Middle by Andie Mitchell  (more on this book next episode!)

Slowcooker Blueberry Slump (I added apples) from Skinnytaste

Steak, Pepper, & Onion Salad with my own dressing from Good for You by Dana Jacobi

Balsamic-Braised Red Cabbage with Apples by Dana Jacobi

Those tried & true chicken meatballs from Smitten Kitchen

Al’s Smoked Salmon, straight from the horse’s mouth:

“The recipe is simple. Brine: Half cup of hot water, fill with salt until you get ¾ cup. 4 tbsp each ground pepper and garlic powder.  Brine for 4 hours minimum.

I put a little brown sugar on before smoking. Baste a couple times with maple syrup. 4 hours of smoke (with apple or cherry—no mesquite) or until internal temp reaches 140-150°F.  

There is a website called amazingribs which is a nerdy smoker website mostly about gear, but they have posted a bunch of great smoking recipes.”

Thanks Al!

On the Nightstand 30:35

There there one city one book

Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi , trans by Marilyn Booth

Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye

Death’s End by Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu

Light from Other Stars by Erika Swyer

Pride, Prejudice & Other Flavors by Sonali Dev

Time’s Covert by Deborah Harkness

The Reckless Oath We Made by Bryn Greenwood

The Wake by Paul Kingsworth

Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck (trans. Susan Bernofsky)

The Grown-up’s Guide to Teenage Humans by Josh Shipp

Bingo! 48:20

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