Craft Cook Read Repeat
That was how I won your heart

That was how I won your heart

March 25, 2020

Episode 36

March 19, 2020

On the Needles 2:12

Brickyard by Elizabeth Doherty, Studio DK from Neighborhood Fiber Co in Sanctuary City -- REALLY DONE!

 

Vanilla is the New Black by Anneh Fletcher, white birch fiber arts 80/20 sock: bring on the pumpkin spice

 

Weekender by Andrea Mowry, Basic Stella in Streetcar Named Desire and Savvy Stella in Oil Slick from Hello Stella Fibres

On the Easel 9:50

Limn + latitude—at a standstill,  given the pandemic.

Working on watercolor grid pad from Case for Making. “Cup” theme this month with Daria.

Contemplating #100DayProject

On the Table 12:20

Vegetarian Quiche Lorraine with a Hash Brown Crust

Soda bread from The Best Recipe

shamrock cookies from The Betty Crocker Cooky Book

Banana butterscotch cream pie

Banana cake from The Cake Doctor Cooks Gluten Free

Spiced shrimp soup from 5 Ingredients by Jamie Oliver

green okonomiyaki

Blueberry Cream Cookies from Momofuku Milk Bar

Dijon Chicken from Smitten Kitchen

Irish Soda bread with Whiskey-soaked raisins

Corned Beef

Braised Red Cabbage

On the Nightstand 25:21

Library online services!

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson (audio)

The Tyrant’s Tomb by Rick Riordan

The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich

A Nearly Normal Family by M.T. Edvardsson

A Guide to the Birds of East Africa by Nicholas Drayson

Long Bright River by Liz Moore

 

The multiverse makes me laugh every time

The multiverse makes me laugh every time

March 11, 2020

Episode 35

March 10, 2020

On the Needles 1:01

Stitches West recap

murnong hat, Sincere Sheep Eureka DK in Hothor’s Gem and Girl on the Rocks SW BFL sock in Munchkin -- DONE!!

Gnome is where you hang your hat by Sara Schira--DONE!!

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

Brickyard by Elizabeth Doherty, Studio DK from Neighborhood Fiber Co in Sanctuary City -- DONEish

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)

 

On the Easel 17:37

Limn + latitude--Working on depictions of Australia.

Working on watercolor grid pad from Case for Making. “Cup” theme this month with Daria.

Contemplating #100DayProject

On the Table 25:16

Tres Leches Cake from The Cake Doctor Bakes Gluten-Free

Tomato Soup with Chickpeas and Moroccan Spices and Spicy Lamb Meatballs from Vegan Vegetarian Omnivore by Anna Thomas

Best Instant Pot Chocolate Cake Food52

Yogurt biscuits from How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman

Asparagus Frittata with cheddar

New ricciarelli recipe (double the recipe—you’re welcome).

Nima—gluten sensor!

One-pan Mexican chicken and Rice from Alex Snodgrass’ The Defined Dish. I added black beans & cheddar.

On the Nightstand 39:32

11-22-63 by Stephen King (audio)

The Secret Chapter (The Invisible Library series) by Genevieve Cogman

Half Spent was the Night by Ami McKay

Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams  

Long Petal in the Sea by Isabel Allende  

The Unquiet Dead by Ausma Zehanat Khan (audio) 

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré

Carpenteria by Alexis Wright

The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargraves

Giveaway! 57:51

The Clock Starts Ticking Now

The Clock Starts Ticking Now

February 26, 2020

Episode 34

February 20, 2020

On the Needles 1:29

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

 

Gnome is where you hang your hat by Sara Schira

 

Brickyard by Elizabeth Doherty, Studio DK from Neighborhood Fiber Co in Sanctuary City

 

Leatherworking class at Workshop SF

On the Easel 16:30

Limn + latitude—call for surveys.  Hoodie drawing for survey participants will happen on March 5, 2020.  Get your surveys in before then if you want a chance to win!

Working on depictions of Australia.

Made fierce Valentine’s, and received a sketchbook!

On the Table 25:59

chickpea and kale shakshuka

 

Bittersweet Brownie Shortbread Recipe

 

Tofu lettuce wraps from Dinner Plan by kathy brennan and jane campion

More IP risotto, doubling recipe lesson, baked beans

 

More turkey burgers from Tuesday Nights/Milk Street cookbook.

Slow cooker butter chicken from The Modern Proper 

Chocolate Pavlova from Nigella Lawson

On the Nightstand 42:18

Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn

The secret place by tana french (audio)

The Likeness by Tana French

7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton (audio)

Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire

11-22-63 by Stephen King (audio)

The Secret Chapter (invisible libary) by Genevieve Cogman

The Last Widow/The Kept Woman both by Karin Slaughter, both read by Kathleen Early.

Ellie and the Harp Maker by Hazel Prior

The Secret River by Kate Grenville

Everything you need to pep you up!

Everything you need to pep you up!

February 12, 2020

Episode 33

February 6 2020

On the Needles 2:18

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

Qiviut scarf, Qiviut by Nunavut Qiviut in Raspberry colorway

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

Stitches West is coming!

wool from Australia:

Say! Little Hen and their Darling Dots Beanie

Australian Yarn Co. featuring brands—Patons, Cleackheaton, Panda, Shepherd, & Heirloom

Millpost Merino and their Murnong Beanie pattern

Black Wattle Alpaca Yarn & Fibre and their Banksia and Tyranny colorways!

On the Easel 13:06

Limn + latitude—call for surveys.

I made 16 illustrations for the Netherlands!

Switching gears to Australia.

On the Table 17:17

IP beef stroganoff and mac & cheese

Creamy Tomato & Gnocchi Soup cook with manali

Roasted Squash and Tofu smitten kitchen

Empanadas (finally!) from The Modern Proper with cream cheese dough from the Handheld Pies cookbook.

Served with Bitchin’ Sauce.

Enchiladas from Gimmesomeoven.com

On the Nightstand 29:49

Tuesday mooney talks to ghosts by Kate Racculia

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

This is how you lose the time war by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

The Witches are Coming by Lindy West

Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn

The Secret Place by Tana French (audio)

The Godmother by Hannelore Cayre

The Kept Woman by Karen Slaughter

Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips

Giveaway! 55:16

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