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Senior safety, fitness ahead on show


April 26, 2020

Information on various products for seniors in terms of safety, fitness and pets, choosing fabrics for quilting, and fun projects to make using candy melts will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday (all times Mountain).

As seniors look towards where they want to live in their platinum years, designers are realizing that changes need to be made in their living conditions. If you choose to “age in place” Lisa Cini has some ideas for various products that will be such a help in terms of safety, fitness and pets. Her business is Mosaic Design Studio, and she’s from Columbus, Ohio.

For many people, selecting the right fabrics for quilts is the biggest hurdle. Marci Baker will show how to pick fabrics so you’ll know that it will look great when you are finished. She’ll go over values, a palette of colors and show how to use a color wheel with a viewing window to aid in the process. Baker’s company is Alicia’s Attic, Inc., and she lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Nancy Siler, formerly with Wilton Brands in Woodridge, Illinois, is going to show lots of fun projects to make using candy melts. She’ll talk about how to dip store bought cookies, as well as homemade cookies, how to dip and decorate pretzels, rice cereal treats and even spoons!

Information on making one-pot meals on a budget, using a no-bake polymer clay and different ways to use grapefruit sections will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday.

Bonnie Matthews is the co-founder of Freekeh Foods, and she says that all-natural Freekeh is a great way for busy Americans to eat a nutritious meal without spending too much time cooking or washing dishes. She’s going to demonstrate some one-pot meals on a budget. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Designer and crafter, Ann Butler will show how to use a no-bake polymer clay in assorted colors to create variegated clay sheets. From the sheets, you can then create postcards, bracelets, frames and much more. Ann’s company is Ann Butler Designs in Villard, MN.

Eleisha Ensign is the Executive Director for TexaSweet Citrus Marketing, and she’s going to go over all the different ways you can use a grapefruit section. She’ll also show how to section a grapefruit quickly. She’s from Mission, Texas.

Lemon chicken

1 8-ounce package cracked Freekeh (1 cup Original or Tamari Freekeh works well)

2-3 tablespoons olive oil

1 medium onion, diced

2-3 cups carrots diced

4-6 garlic cloves, diced

4 tablespoons Earth Balance® or butter

2 1/2 cups chicken broth

3-4 chicken breasts, whole, skinless, boneless

1 bunch fresh dill (about 1 cup), chopped

juice of 2 lemons or about 4 tablespoons

fresh cracked pepper and salt to taste

In a large skillet, heat up olive oil over medium heat. Toss in carrots, onions and garlic and cook for about 5 minutes or until the onions are translucent. Add Earth Balance® or butter to skillet and add in uncooked Freekeh. Stir to coat Freekeh. Add chicken broth. Place chicken in the liquid with the Freekeh and vegetables. Top with the dill and the juice of one lemon. Cover and reduce heat to low. Cook for an additional 20-30 minutes or until the chicken is done. Add a little dill and cracked pepper, plus the rest of the lemon juice and serve. For extra bite, add whole green peppercorns during cooking. Serves four.

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

[email protected]


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