Craft Cook Read Repeat
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

 

Multiple Mushroom Mishaps

Multiple Mushroom Mishaps

March 27, 2019

Episode 11

March 21, 2019

Happy Spring!

 

On the Needles 1:12

Skull & Bones pullover from Alterknit Stitch Dictionary by Andrea Rangel

YOTH yarns Father (worsted) in Oyster (MC) and Thyme (CC)

2 Knit Lit Chicks colorwork KAL

DONE!

 

Socks: Regia design line by Arne and Carlos

 

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

Imagined Landscapes Imagikniting KAL

 

Loop London

Dandelion Yarns

Isager Spinni

Interpretations, Little Bird

On the Easel 8:16

Oil painting class with Erika Lee Sears on Creative Bug

Color by Betty Edwards

#100DayProject with Lindsay Jean Thompson. starts April 2nd!

On the Table 16:21

Meatball marsala: multiple mushroom mishaps

 

Pi day: Banana Butterscotch Cream Pie

Butterscotch pudding: I think this is the recipe I used but they all look fairly similar

2019 prep goal:

Smitten Kitchen Everyday: Tofu & broccoli: nextover broccoli for broccoli fritters

Rotisserie chicken: potato/asparagus/chicken salad from Cook90 and chicken pho from A Bird in the Hand

 

Shortbread that I rolled too thinly. We all decorated them with green sprinkles before baking

Warm Grain Salad with Miso Butter from Simply Vegetarian.  MISO BUTTER!!

Roasted asparagus WIN. I just seasoned lightly with salt, pepper, & olive oil

Chicken Chili from Taste of Home

 

On the Nightstand 35:15

 The Lost Man by Jane Harper

Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America's Most Powerful Mobster by Stephen L. Carter

Everything Here is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness

Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield

Firmly Indecisive

Firmly Indecisive

March 14, 2019

Episode 10!!

March 7, 2019

Women’s History month! National Pie Week! World Book Day!

On the Needles 2:09

Skull & Bones pullover from Alterknit Stitch Dictionary by Andrea Rangel

YOTH yarns Father (worsted) in Oyster (MC) and Thyme (CC)

2 Knit Lit Chicks colorwork KAL

Socks: Regia design line by Arne and Carlos

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

Imagined Landscapes Imagikniting KAL

 

Stitches!

On the Easel 16:55

Instruments

Oil painting class with Erika Lee Sears on Creative Bug

#100DayProject with Lindsay Jean Thompson. starts April 2nd!

 

On the Table 24:37

Ground meat fest

  1. Beef Wellington from Jamie’s Food Revolution by Jamie Oliver
  2. Sausage Lasagna from the Slow Cooker Revolution
  3. Tacos
  4. Meatball marsala from Smitten Kitchen Every Day
  5. Merguez burgers from Twenty-Dollar, Twenty-Minute Meals
  6. Beef and cabbage skillet from Real Simple

Hot honey chicken (half baked harvest), chicken noodle soup, chicken parm from Sheet Pan Suppers

Two cakes!

Genius Asparagus pasta from simply vegetarian cooking

No-bell-pepper crab cakes from Pinchandswirl.com

Stonemill Matcha—check out their beautiful aesthetic.  

Chicken, broccoli, & rice casserole—one pot dinner for the WIN. (I recommend fresh tomatoes over canned).

On the Nightstand 37:34

Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver

Meet Me at the Museum by Anne Youngson

The Lost Man by Jane Harper

Home Fire, by Kamila Shamsie

The Overstory, by Richard Powers

A Woman is No Man, by Etaf Rum

The Likeness, by Tana French

Life After Life, by Kate Atkinson

Women's Prize for Fiction

 

I have a box grater and I’m not afraid to use it

I have a box grater and I’m not afraid to use it

February 28, 2019

February 21, 2019

 

Stitches West

On the Needles 2:20

Skull & Bones pullover from Alterknit Stitch Dictionary by Andrea Rangel

YOTH yarns Father (worsted) in Oyster (MC) and Thyme (CC)

2 Knit Lit Chicks colorwork KAL

 

Socks: Regia design line by Arne and Carlos

 

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

Imagined Landscapes Imagikniting KAL

On the Easel 9:35

Oil painting resources

Encyclopedia of Oil Techniques by Jeremy Galton

Portrait Painting Atelier by Suzanne Brooker

#100DayProject with Lindsay Jean Thompson (Elle Luna is helping too). starts April 2nd!

Monet: the Late Years at the De Young Museum

On the Table 20:00

Smitten Kitchen Chicken Marsala Meatballs

Blueberry Breakfast Bars from Whole-Grain Mornings by Megan Gordon

Smitten Kitchen Mushroom shepherds pie-- cook it in the skillet!

Simply Vegetarian Cookbook by Susan Pridmore review

  • Wimpyvegetarian.com
  • Protein guide
  • Spanish Paella
  • Cheesy Broccoli quinoa bake (or Cauliflower)
  • Lentil potato salad
  • Genius Asparagus Pasta with absorption method
  • Cilantro-lime cauliflower rice
  • Want to make Zucchini Fritters!

On the Nightstand 33:55

Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera, translated by Lisa Dillman

At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen

Dear Mrs. Bird by AJ Pearce

Golden Child by Claire Adam

Mortal Word by Genevieve Cogman

RBG a life by Jane Sherron de Hart

You Can’t Touch My Hair by Phoebe Robinson

Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters

Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver

 

https://www.cityarts.net/event/marlon-james/

this may be available on the City Arts podcast at itunes, spotify, google play, etc… eventually

I adore you

I adore you

February 13, 2019

Episode 8

Thursday February 7, 2019

On the Needles 1:39

Jimmy beans wool knitting craftvent calendar FINISHED!

Skull & Bones pullover from Alterknit Stitch Dictionary by Andrea Rangel

YOTH yarns Father (worsted) in Oyster (MC) and Thyme (CC)

2 Knit Lit Chicks colorwork KAL

Socks: Regia design line by Arne and Carlos

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

Imagined Landscapes Imagikniting KAL

Mondo Cable Cardigan or my “7/8ths sweater” by Chic Knits

On the Easel 11:53

it’s #shirtmonth on Instagram hosted by Indie Sew

Williamsburg oil paints

Oil painting, with help from Skillshare

The Vein of Gold by Julia Cameron

On the Table 19:45

Meal assembly

  • sweet potatoes
  • falafel plus lamb meatballs from High Flavor, Low Labor by J. M. Hirsch

Meat & gluten week

Cook90 by David Tamarkin & editors of Epicurious

  • Pan seared steak with cilantro salsa verde and crispy broccoli
  • Steak and soba salad
  • 3pm energy bites
  • Spaghetti with white beans, harissa & dill
  • Grain bowl with spiced squash, mushrooms, and curried yogurt
  • Grain bowl with rotisserie chicken, spiced chickpeas, and avocado-- kasha!

 

Due West

Herbed Quinoa Salad with Chickpeas from Cookie and Kate

Spinach & Artichoke Stuffed Pretzels from Half-Baked Harvest

On the Nightstand 38:38

Once upon a River by Diane Setterland

Reservoir Tapes by Jon McGregor

Lost Queen by Signe Pike

Hild by Nicola Griffith

Mortal Word by Genevieve Cogman

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

Daughters of the Lake by Wendy Webb

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

On Beauty by Zadie Smith

In my heart 57:09

Stitches West

Blocking

Craftivism: Neighborhood Fiber Company

MATCHA: Tea & Tea Latte, Pretzels, Chocolate

YOGA:https://yogawithadriene.com/ OR https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene

BOOKS: San Francisco Public Library

Eat Your Books

Harry Potter and the Sacred Text