Katie Brown Workshop
With her Midwestern charm, girl-next-door persona and "keep it simple" ethic, Katie Brown demonstrates how to make a house a home in her series. Everyday life at home is a joyous adventure for Katie, whether she is planning and cooking a dinner party, working in her garden, redecorating a room or meeting the daily needs of a young family. Her imaginative and budget-conscious approach to the home arts has been a breath of fresh air for a new generation of homemakers, earning her praise from People Magazine as "TV's meat-and-potatoes Martha Stewart." From her real-life workshop, Katie uses seasonal foods and colors to prepare simple and enjoyable meals, demystify the science of gardening and transform holiday decorations into works of art.
Katie Brown Workshop Previous Broadcasts
Reuse (Episode #414)
KQED Life: Fri, Aug 31, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
Katie finds ingenious ways to use those pesky leftovers. In the kitchen, Katie makes tacos and radish salsa, poached fruit and refreshing herb popsicles. Projects: cork potholder and decorative teacup candelabra.
Apples (Episode #413)
KQED Life: Thu, Aug 30, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
Katie pays tribute to the apple. In the kitchen, Katie makes a shrimp and apple slaw, iceberg apple and bacon salad, and apple cider. Projects: adorable apple centerpieces and personalized apple place cards.
Wine and Cheese (Episode #412)
KQED Life: Wed, Aug 29, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
Bring the vineyard indoors with a wine and cheese party. Tickle guests' taste buds with zucchini poppers, blue cheese with rosemary honey, and bean and feta salad. Turn fruit into art with a stylish grape sculpture and a chic grape centerpiece.
Veggies (Episode #411)
KQED Life: Tue, Aug 28, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
Vegetables take center stage as Katie cooks up cauliflower steaks and roasted root veggies. Then, Katie uses veggies in unexpected ways to create a chic etched mirror and a beautiful veggie bouquet.
Seashells (Episode #410)
KQED Life: Mon, Aug 27, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
Create mouthwatering dishes from the sea. Katie ventures into new waters with roasted shellfish, a tangy swordfish dish and an easy-to-make watermelon salad. Projects: seashell art and sand pots.
Best of Simple Living (Episode #424)
KQED Life: Fri, Aug 24, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
As Katie always says, "Keep it Simple!" Join Katie on this best of episode to prepare some quick-fix simple meals for you and your family. With help from the Workshop crew, Katie will create easy, yet stunning crafts for your home and garden.
Wedding (Episode #408)
KQED Life: Thu, Aug 23, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
Katie prepares an effortless yet elegant wedding celebration. Guest Chef Snow from Blue Heron Restaurant spices up the kitchen with a leg of lamb, gourmet grilled cheese and a plum and almond cobbler. Projects: simple wedding itinerary and an earthy and elegant wrap-around twig vase.
Easter (Episode #407)
KQED Life: Wed, Aug 22, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
Make a simple, yet memorable Easter celebration with Katie's help. Chef Chris Paulk creates a stuffing from leftover bread, a Cornish hen with mushroom sauce and fruitopia skewers. Then, she brings baskets of fun to the table with Easter egg buddies and an Easter egg twig arrangement.
Frames (Episode #406)
KQED Life: Tue, Aug 21, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
Thought frames were just for hanging artwork? Katie demonstrates simple and effective ways to frame food, crafts and garden projects. Recipes: tasty zucchini tart, planked fish, fruitopia dessert pizza that borders on the divine. Projects: magnetic frame board and ribbon flower frame.
Garden Party (Episode #405)
KQED Life: Mon, Aug 20, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
With fairy-tale charm, Katie creates a party in the garden with flavorful recipes like pasta pea parsley salad, poached salmon with dill and a refreshing watermelon drink. Projects: party blower invites and driftwood bird nest centerpiece.
Circus Party (Episode #404)
KQED Life: Fri, Aug 17, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
Katie and the Workshop crew put on a show. In the kitchen, they make goodies that look like they come straight from the circus stands: puff dogs, popcorn squares and a piled-high round cake. Katie wows the crowds with an animal train and popcorn box centerpiece.
Dressing Up The Ordinary (Episode #403)
KQED Life: Thu, Aug 16, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
Shortcuts can turn ordinary items into something quite extraordinary. Recipes: mushroom soup, an open-face veggie sandwich and delicious dressed-up matzo. Projects: customized scissors tote bag, a unique tomato garden.
Books (Episode #402)
KQED Life: Wed, Aug 15, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
Katie turns bestseller novels into bestseller recipes and projects. In the kitchen: "Grapes of Wrath" salad, "Spam I Am" green eggs and ham and a delectable "Like Water for Chocolate" chocolate box cake. Projects: stamped books, and how to maintain a beautiful flower garden.
Mother's Day (Episode #401)
KQED Life: Tue, Aug 14, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
Katie shares a few of her Mother's Day secrets. Recipes include: orzo salad, marinated chicken, Clementine drink. Projects: stylish fabric necklace, growing your own vegetable garden.
How to Blend The Old with the New When Remodeling (Episode #609H)
KQED Life: Mon, Aug 13, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
The final episode in the three-part home makeover features a walk-through of the living spaces in Katie's home in Connecticut. Before-and-after photos document the progress.
Kitchen Confidential: The Nuts and Bolts of a Kitchen Renovation (Episode #608H)
KQED Life: Fri, Aug 10, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
The second episode in the three-part home makeover features a walk-through of the kitchen in Katie's Connecticut home with experts. Before-and-after photos document the progress.
Refreshing Remodeling 101 (Episode #607H)
KQED Life: Thu, Aug 9, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
The first episode in the three-part home makeover features a walk-through of Katie's Amagansett, NY home with experts. Before-and-after photos document the progress.
Best of Summer (Episode #606H)
KQED Life: Wed, Aug 8, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
Host Katie Brown's summer-inspired recipes and outdoor-entertaining projects make the most of the season. In the Kitchen: cucumber salad, poached salmon with dill and berry cake. Projects: fashioning etched glass globe candleholders and sand and a beach-glass vase with orchid.
Best of Gifts (Episode #605H)
KQED Life: Tue, Aug 7, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
In these "best-of" segments taken from previous seasons, host Katie Brown demonstrates her favorite homemade gifts to give and receive. In the Kitchen: designer breadsticks, matzo ball soup, Katie's truffles. Projects: putting together a welcome basket for a neighbor and personalizing planters with photos.
Regional Garden (Episode #604H)
KQED Life: Mon, Aug 6, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
In this "best-of" episode, host Katie Brown celebrates the diverse tastes of the world. In the Kitchen: French onion soup, Greek-style stuffed eggplant and Jamaican jerk chicken with citrus salsa. Projects: Planting a regional vegetable and herb garden and making creative garden stakes to mark the rows.
Fun Fete (Episode #603H)
KQED Life: Fri, Aug 3, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
Host Katie Brown provides the essentials for a fun, feminine party: light finger foods, a chocolate treat and projects with a touch of glitz. In the Kitchen: filo triangles stuffed with feta and spinach, tea sandwiches three ways and chocolate carrot-cake cupcakes with cream cheese filling. Projects: Repurposing old trays with chalkboard paint and broken jewelry and creating birch wood cones to fill with flowers.
Herbalicious (Episode #602H)
KQED Life: Thu, Aug 2, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
Host Katie Brown's creative ideas for cooking, baking and crafting with herbs allow her to rea[ the rewards of her garden. In the Kitchen: herb corn bread in clay pots, barley soup with mini meatballs and coconut mint macaroons. Projects: Planting an herb garden, drying herbs to make tasty tea blends and gift-wrapping with glitter.
Minty Holiday (Episode #601H)
KQED Life: Wed, Aug 1, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
Host Katie Brown creates recipes and projects inspired by the festive red and white peppermint. In the Kitchen: refreshing mashed potato blend, rack of lamb with minty glaze, and Kim's thin mint cookies. Projects: Peppermint place settings and a tabletop sign that spells JOY.