Sunday, November 01, 2015

Podcasts In The Kitchen

This afternoon I had what I refer to on Facebook as a manic cooking episode. I had hopes of making two more things, but I wore myself out on those Halloween cookies. They're called Halloween cookies because they're made with leftover Halloween candy. I am the only person I know who hopes littlies won't come to her door so she can bake with her candy.

I bookmark podcasts to save for these times when I'm in the kitchen for hours at a time. I am aware that multi-tasking is no longer considered a thing, but listening to someone talk while I'm browning chicken or shaping cookies is close.

Of course, I have notes floating around my kitchen that I took maybe a couple months ago while bopping between listening to a podcast and cooking something. Sad to say, I didn't jot down what podcast I was listening to, so I can't share. A few insights stuck with me.

Today, though, I can actually provide my playlist.

Listening to podcasts while I'm cooking makes me feel as if I'm doing a lot. 


Ms. Yingling said...

Still trying to get my head around the concept of a podcast. I can only listen to about 4 minutes at a time, but if I were working in the kitchen, I might hang in their longer. I don't like to be read to, either!

tanita✿davis said...

Heh. You and Tech Boy and not wanting children to come for treats. He thinks baking with leftover Mounds is a GRAND idea. I think we should just buy fewer chocolates, but I sense that's not going to happen.

I, too, feel that listening to a podcast means I'm accomplishing a lot, only because it feels like WORK. Unfortunately the only place I can listen to podcasts is when I'm stuck on a treadmill/elliptical machine - I find listening to THE MOTH is best, but in a pinch, ON BEING with Krista Tippet or conversations with Sherman Alexie (who now has a podcast) work too - but I get distracted and bored too easily aurally. The only time reading works for me is if I'm meant to go to sleep...

Gail Gauthier said...

Karen--I have trouble keeping my attention on something I'm listening to, also. When I get really into a podcast, I want to stop and take notes, which can be a problem if my hands are covered with dough or I'm in the middle of measuring a list of items into a bowl. I sometimes want to scroll back to hear something again. Yes, same problem with listening to books. When I have listened to books, they've been things I've felt I should read, not things I wanted to read. That way I didn't mind missing material.

I have thought of trying to do a podcast and am going to be paying attention to yours and how you feel it goes.

Gail Gauthier said...

Tanita--A family member sent me this recipe this morning for leftover Halloween candy cookie pie. (We do chocolate chip cookie pies for Thanksgiving and Christmas.)

If I'm on a stationary bike or treadmill, I read a magazine/paperback or channel surf or both. I don't think I've ever tried to listen to something.

In the car, I try to avoid The Moth. I find it too depressing. The TED Radio Hour, on the other hand...