Information on relieving stress, repurposing the garage and making knotted jewelry will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday.
Laura Dellutri will head to the kitchen and show all the new things busy moms (and dads) can do to save time and stress when it comes to taking care of the family. She’ll also share two five-minute recipes that are her favorites. Her company is The Healthy Housekeeper Inc., and she’s from Overland Park, Kan.
Many folks are looking for more room in their homes, and Bruce Johnson is going to show how to repurpose your garage and utilize a great new space. Johnson is the spokesperson for Minwax, and he has several creative solutions for finding more living space. He’s from Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Becky Meverden is known as the Constant Crafter, and she spent two years in Korea and learned the art of making Maedeup jewelry, which is quite involved. She’s going to demonstrate making a Hapjong Maedeup bracelet which features four primary steps. Her book is titled “Elegant Knotted Jewelry.” She is currently back in South Korea.
Information on homemade gifts from the kitchen, making Renaissance garments and getting travel deals online will be the featured topics on “Creative Living”at noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday.
Connie Moyers of the New Mexico Cooperative Extension Service will share recipes and packaging ideas for making and giving homemade gifts from the kitchen.
Designer Andrea Schewe will share some patterns for making garments to wear to a Renaissance Fair. She represents Simplicity Pattern Company in New York City.
Travel expert for orbitz.com Valarie D’Elia will share tips for finding the best travel deals online.
Fruity rice mix
• 1/2 cup uncooked brown rice
• 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
• 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
• 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
• 2 teaspoons firmly packed brown sugar
• 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
• 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
• 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
• 1/2 cup uncooked wild rice
• 1/4 cup chopped dried apricots
• 1/4 cup chopped dried cranberries
• 1/4 cup raisins
Layer brown rice, onion, parsley, bouillon granules, brown sugar, thyme, black pepper, red pepper and wild rice in 1-pint wide-mouth jar. Combine dried fruit in a small food storage bag. Close with twist tie and cut off top of bag. Place bag on top of jar. Close jar. Decorate jar and attach the following recipe.
• 1 jar Fruity Rice Mix
• 2 1/4 cups water
• 1 Tablespoon butter
• 1/2 cup orange juice
Remove dried fruit packet from jar; set aside. Combine water, butter and remaining contents of jar in large saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cover; reduce heat and simmer 45 to 50 minutes or until rice is almost tender. Stir in orange juice and contents of dried fruit packet. Simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes or until rice is tender.
“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