Information on creating stationery on the machine, decluttering the home for healthier living and using decorative stitches to create laces and edgings will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday.
Vivian Lavinskas is with Singer Sewing Co. in LaVergne, Tenn., and she’ll show how to create unique gift cards, stationery and envelopes using decorative stitches on the sewing machine. She says it’s a good project for beginners and children who are learning to sew.
Did you know there are similarities between dieting and de-cluttering? Author and speaker Kathryn Porter will talk about how to apply decluttering principles to dieting, which leads to healthier living. Her book is titled “Too Much Stuff.” She’s from Colorado Springs, Colo.
Author and designer Cindy Losekamp will talk about how to create the antiques of tomorrow using the technology of today. She’ll show how to use decorative machine stitches to recreate the look of hand-crocheted laces and edgings. Her business is called Sew Artfully Yours Inc. in Trenton, Ind.
Information on sewing with threads, ribbons and yarns, and using peanut butter in recipes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25.
Becky Hanson, education manager with Singer Sewing Co., will show how to sew with heavy threads, ribbons and even lightweight yarns and trims to add dimension, originality and new interest to projects. Singer is located in LaVergne, Tenn.
Gayle Stephenson, spokeswoman for the Texas Peanut Producers Board in Lubbock, Texas, will explain that peanut butter has lots more uses than just the famous PBJ sandwich. She’ll discuss the nutritive value of peanuts and demonstrate some delightful sandwich recipes that will be a hit with everyone who loves the taste of peanuts and peanut products.
Thai-Style grilled peanut chicken
• 1/2 cup peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)
• 1/3 cup honey
• 1/4 cup soy sauce
• 2 Tablespoons curry powder
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• 2 to 2-1/2 pounds cut-up chicken
w Blend peanut butter with honey and soy sauce until smooth. Stir in curry powder and garlic; mix well. Place chicken in a large plastic bag or a bowl. Pour peanut butter mixture over chicken and mix well. Close bag or cover bowl and chill at least two hours or up to 12 hours. Remove chicken from marinade and broil or grill over medium heat 4 to 6 inches from heat. Turn chicken and brush with marinade occasionally while cooking. (Do not brush with any more marinade less than 10 minutes before chicken is done.) Cook until chicken is no longer pink in thickest part (cut to test), 15 to 30 minutes depending on size and piece.
w Yield: 6 servings (each serving about 6 ounces of chicken.)
“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.