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Learn to structure photo clutter


Information on turning a sweatshirt into a fitted jacket and cooking artichokes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.)

Designer and crafter Barbara Crawford will show how to take a sweatshirt and turn it into a fitted, princess seamed jacket that is figure flattering and easy to make. She says the princess seams will shave off about ten pounds. Her company is Crawford Designs, and she lives in Katy, Texas.

Cookbook author, chef and teacher, John Vollertsen (known as Chef Johnny Vee) is going to demonstrate how to prepare an artichoke for cooking, and then prepare three recipes that feature artichokes. He’s the owner of Las Cosas Cooking School in Santa Fe.

Information on scrapbooking, re-doing a teen’s room on a budget, and making delicious decadent desserts will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday, June 20th at noon and on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Do you have drawers, tubs and shoeboxes full of pictures — or hundreds of photos on your computer? Tyleen Caffrey, an independent scrapbooking consultant from Clovis, teaches classes on how to begin to organize all those photos and will explain how to bring structure to your clutter.

Bruce Johnson is going to show how to re-do a teen’s bedroom on a budget. He’ll also explain how the environmentally friendly bedroom re-do features soap and water cleanup. Johnson is the spokesperson for Minwax located in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.

Chef and cooking school owner, John Vollertsen (known as Chef Johnny Vee) will demonstrate making delicious decadent desserts, but the best part is that the recipe is simple and easy to make — it just looks complicated. He lives in Santa Fe.

Artichoke ravioli with lemon parmesan cream sauce

• 1 recipe pasta dough, see below or package of Won Ton wrappers

• 1 tablespoon olive oil

• 1 cup artichoke hearts, diced (fresh, canned or frozen)

• 2 garlic cloves, minced

• 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese, drained

• 1/4 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese

• 1/4 cup minced parsley 1 teaspoon salt

• 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

• 1 egg, beaten

For the filling:

Heat olive oil in medium saucepan and sauté artichoke hearts and garlic until slightly browned. Place artichokes in medium bowl and add ricotta, parmesan, parsley, salt and pepper. Mix to combine.

Pasta Dough:

• 2 cups all-purpose flour

• 3 extra large eggs

Place flour in a food processor fitted with metal blade. Mix eggs together in small bowl and add to flour and all at once. Pulse-mix the dough until it forms a ball. Remove dough from bowl, being careful of processor blade, knead briefly and wrap in plastic wrap and allow to rest for 15 minutes. Serves 6.

“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.


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