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Thai-inspired recipes, embossing on velvet ahead on show


Last updated 2/22/2019 at 4:25pm

Information on Thai-inspired recipes, embossing on velvet with stamps and card making will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at noon on Thursday.

Chef and cooking school owner John Vollertsen (known as Chef Johnny Vee) will demonstrate several Thai-inspired recipes, including Thai marinated shrimp, Thai deviled eggs and Thai coconut rice. If you’ve never tried Thai cooking, you’ll enjoy this spicy taste. He is from Santa Fe.

Designer Ann Butler is going to show how to emboss on velvet with stamps. She says the key is using high quality rayon/acetate blend velvet along with her red rubber stamps. She lives in Villard, Minnesota.

Diane Lampert will show some items that you’ll want for gift giving or to keep and use yourself! Her company offers twelve different card kits and each card is unique once assembled. Cards and envelopes are blank and lots of bonus items are included to embellish your cards. She’s from St. Cloud, Minnesota.

Information on stenciling on walls and making duct tape pouches will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Jaime Alcorta will show how to add random raised stenciling to walls for extra impact. Many popular fabrics have a damask pattern and you can use this pattern randomly on the wall. Alcorta is from Lubbock.

Crafter and designer Marisa Pawelko will show how to make duct tape pouches using non-stick cutting tools and rolls and sheets of duct tape. These pouches can be made in various sizes, colors and patterns and can be easily embellished, too. She lives in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

Thai Marinated Shrimp

• 2 pounds peeled, cooked shrimp, tail on, size 16-24

• 1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped

• 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

• 1 tablespoon Sambal Oelek, or to taste, ground fresh chili paste (found in Asian markets)

• 1/4 cup soy sauce

• 3 limes, juiced

• 3 tablespoons sugar

• 2 stalks lemon grass, finely chopped

• 1 cup bean sprouts

n Fresh chiles to garnish

Using the steel blade in a food processor bowl, blend together mint, cilantro, lemon grass and sugar. Combine until smooth. Add Sambal Oelek, lime juice and soy. Blend until combined. Toss shrimp in marinade. Allow shrimp to marinate for 30 minutes. Arrange bean sprouts on large platter, and pile shrimp in the center of sprouts. Scatter fresh chiles on platter and serve.

“Creative Living” is produced and hosted by Sheryl Borden. The show is carried by more than 118 PBS stations. Contact her at:

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