Tips on essential oils featured

Information on how to transform your life, suggestions on how to achieve your dreams and ways to use essential oils will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday.

Author and professional speaker Peter Fogel will talk about reinventing yourself and relate stories and strategies of people over 40 who have done just that. Fogel talks a lot about the importance of humor in our lives — for more peace and tranquility. He lives in Del Ray Beach, Fla.

Ruth St. Pierre is an author, educator and speaker, and she says many people turn themselves into victims of a situation rather than aspiring to reach their dreams. She suggests we become a CPA — this means we Create, Promote and Allow the best in our lives as we reclaim our personal power. Her business is Creative Business Resources Inc. in Pleasant Valley, Mo.

Kris Wrede is an aromatic alchemist and natural perfumer, and her business is Kismet Potions in Albuquerque. Wrede will talk about the common uses and some history of some of the more widely used oils and exotic oils in a segment she calls “Materia Medica.”

Information on making window treatments and homemade peanut butter will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday.

Designer and sewing expert Jana Beus of Simplicity Pattern Co. in New York City will show how to make “box top” curtains, which feature unique folded squares to create a number of different window treatments.

Everything you’ve always wanted to know about peanuts and peanut production will be covered by Gayle Stephenson, spokesperson for the Texas Peanut Producers Board in Lubbock, Texas. She’ll also demonstrate some of her favorite recipes, including “all-natural” homemade peanut butter.

Homemade peanut butter

• (Food Processor)

• 2 cups roasted, shelled peanuts

• 1 Tablespoon peanut oil

• 1/2 teaspoon salt (omit if salted peanuts are used)

Using the metal blade, process ingredients continuously for 2 to 3 minutes. The ground peanuts will form a ball, which will slowly disappear. Continue to process until the desired consistency is obtained. If necessary, stop machine and scrape sides of container with a rubber spatula. For crunchy peanut butter, stir in 1/2 cup chopped roasted peanuts after the processing is completed. Store in a tightly closed container in the refrigerator. Oil may rise to the top. If this occurs, stir before using.

Yield: 1 cup creamy or 11/2 cups crunchy peanut butter.