Information on some quick and easy crafts, creating texture using a special paper, and using essential oils in the kitchen will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.)
Jann Johnson is a designer and crafter, and she will share some quick and easy crafts, including felt pillows, silk screening, and making beeswax candles. She represents elmers.com and lives in New York city.
Color diffusing paper is a fabric-like paper with great texture and beautiful results are guaranteed! Sara Mower will show how to create spectacular patterns and effects using water-based markers, paints, crayons, glitter and this special paper. She represents Roylco, Inc. in Anderson, S.C.
Kris Wrede is an aromatic alchemist and natural perfumer, and her business is Kismet Potions in Albuquerque. Wrede will show how to prepare unusual recipes using essential oils to make life more sensual and to help one appreciate the vibrancy of food.
Information on making window treatments, making animal-shaped cakes, and decorating for a masculine home office design will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” noon on Tuesday and 2 p.m. on Saturday. (All times are Mountain.)
Jana Beus, a licensed designer for Simplicity Pattern Co. in New York City, is going to show how to make what she calls “Shirt Tail Window Treatments.”
Using the same animal-shaped cake pan, Nancy Siler will show how to create a variety of characters, including monkeys, dogs, reindeer, and several more. Siler is with Wilton Enterprises in Woodridge, Ill.
Tera Leigh represents a company called Paintability, and she will demonstrate how to use acrylic paints, stencils, and a special applicator to create motifs for a very masculine home office design. Leigh lives in Carlsbad, Calif.
Soak about 20 dried dark Mission figs in a covered glass jar for a few days in a cup of Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum or any kind of dark rum. If you don’t have enough time, soak them overnight and heat a little to plump up the figs. To the top of the mixture, before closing, add 1/8 cup of honey with the following drops of essential oils mixed in well: Lemon – 20 drops, Cardamom – 10 drops and Ginger – 5 drops. The figs are ready when they are nice and plump. Stir every few hours. They are now perfect to use as an incredible topping for desserts, salads, yogurts, pound cakes, and are wonderful on top of cooked squashes. For dessert toppings, you can also mix in a few teaspoons of the rum sauce as well, or they can be used added into fruit cakes and coffee cakes.
Spiced fig salad
Heat on low 1 tablespoon of olive oil and stir in 10 drops of lemon essential oil. Add 2 one-inch sprigs of fresh chopped Rosemary. Take 6 of the drunken figs, strained, and cut into small pieces. Add this to the heat along with 2 tablespoons of the rum sauce and 1/4 cup of pecans. Heat about 10 minutes until the liquid is soaked in. Serve warm over salad greens and goat cheese. Serves 2.
“Creative Living” is produced and hosted by Sheryl Borden. The show is carried by more than 118 PBS stations in the United States, Canada, Guam and Puerto Rico and is distributed by Westlink, Albuquerque.