Tuesday, January 10, 2012

72 Emphasis on "Cafe"

Announcements: Shirlee Claire is helping to organize a KAL for the Latticework Jacket.
Latte: Ben started the  Herringbone Mittens. He continues to work on his original striped tie and the Java Socks.
Abby's plugging along on the Dahlia Sweater and Shalder. She started the Meisi gloves and plans to add conductive thread so she can text without taking them off.
Abby's planning to begin the Knotted Vest from Custom Knits 2 out of Madeline Tosh DK.
Stir: Ben had his first experience spinning on a wheel!

Chai: We went to Annie & Company, a delightful knitting shop on the Upper East Side. (BTW, they have a needlepoint floor upstairs, but we didn't go there.)

We visited a unique shop, My Plastic Heart. Abby began her "art toy" collection and Ben bought a book, The Unknown Portraits.
We stopped at Vivi Bubble Tea in Chinatown.
Ben had "dinner" at  Pommes Frites, which only serves fries.
We cook! We mentioned Gojee, a great recipe site.
Ben made pumpkin chocolate chip cookies . Note that we used semi-sweet chocolate chips, which it says not  to do. They were great. 
We cooked Winter Minestrone and Tomato Basil soups from The Daily Soup cookbook
We made deep dish pizza dough from The Frugal Gourmet Cooks American.
Abby made challah from her own recipe.
Banana nut cheesecake from125 Best Cheesecake Recipes.
Abby followed Ban's tip and got a Swiss Army Knife while Ben is hoping to get a Leatherman.


  1. GREAT episode!!! LOVED the new segment-please keep using it :)

  2. Came back from vacation in Mexico to a new episode!! Can't wait to listen at lunch.

  3. Love the two of you!
    As usual...great show...I enjoyed all of the segments including "menu" as I am a bit of a foodie myself. When Abby gets a chance maybe she can share her challah recipe...pretty please! :-)
    Lastly, hope that Ben is feeling better soon.

  4. I second the request for the challah recipe, especially since I have a bread machine that I can make the dough in. Thanks!