Fabric, skin care tips coming up

Information on organic skin care products, growing pumpkins and gourds, and making ottomans and tuffets will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday.

Vincene Parrinello is the founder of Wai Hope Organic Skincare, and she’s going to talk about why more women and men are turning to organic skin care products which may be a safer route in caring for the skin. She’s from San Diego.

Curt Jaynes owns and operates GardenSource Nursery & Landscaping in Portales, and he’s going to talk about how to grow pumpkins and gourds and share some usage tips as well as tell how to identify the various products.

Rebecca Peck represents The Upholstery Studio, and she’s going to demonstrate making easy ottomans and tuffets. Or, if you don’t want to make it yourself, she’ll share some tips on where to go and how to choose ready-made ones. She’s from Phoenixville, Pa.

Information on making snacks, preventing elder abuse, and painting on silk scarves will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday.

Lisa Journagan of the California Pistachio Commission will demonstrate making snacks for a Super Bowl party or any other occasion — and they all include pistachios. She’s from Fresno, Calf.

Thomas Lee is an elder attorney with Senior Resources of America, and he’s going to talk about how to prevent elder abuse from happening to your loved ones. He lives in West Hills, Calif.

Artist and author, Carolyn Dahl will show how to transform fabric by painting a nature scene on silk scarves. Her company is Carolyn’s Studio, and her ideas are included in her book, ‘Transforming Fabric & Natural Impressions.’ She’s from Houston.


California-style pistachio salad


• 1 clove minced garlic

• 1 tsp. Dijon mustard

• 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar

• 6 tbsp. orange juice (one orange, freshly squeezed)


• 3 cups mixed baby greens (watercress, arugula, frissee, radicchio, curiy endive and edible flowers)

• 1 tart apple (quartered and sliced)

• 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese

• 1/2 cup California pistachio kernels

Mix first four ingredients with wire whisk. Set aside for 5 minutes to mellow flavors. Wash and dry greens; divide equally among four salad plates. Top each salad with apple, blue cheese and pistachios. Drizzle dressing over each. Alternative: Toss salad ingredients together with dressing

Makes 4 servings.


“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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