Fabric shades and calcium information topics coming up

Information on calcium and fabric shades will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at noon and on Saturday at 2 p.m. (All times are Mountain).”Creative Living” airs on public broadcasting station, KENW-TV, from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales.
Kay Davis is a marketing consultant with Dairy MAX, Inc. in Lubbock, Texas. She will explain how getting enough calcium in the diet is a life-long commitment. She will also talk about why exercise is important to maintain healthy bones.
Jane Schneck will show how to make a room darkening, fabric covered roller shade — all done without any sewing involved. She is with Pellon Consumer Products in Durham, N.C.
Information on gift giving ideas, slot car racing, and sewing tips will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon.
Beth Vesco-Smith is a Senior Regional Vice President with PartyLite Gifts, Inc. in Plymouth, Mass. She will share some gift giving ideas for birthdays, weddings, and other special occasions, and they feature candles.
David Creed will talk about the history of slot car racing and explain why there is such a fascination with this particular hobby. Creed is with Carrera in Dana Point, Calif.
Nancy Lovett is a sewing instructor who will share some professional tips for garment sewing, including measuring, fabric selection, and pattern alterations. She works for Ann Silva’s Bernina Sewing Center in Albuquerque.
“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 of Albuquerque.
Sesame Pasta Chicken Salad
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1 (16 ounce) package bow tie pasta)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup light soy sauce
1/3 cup rice vinegar
1 teaspoon sesame oil
3 tablespoons white sugar
1/2 tablespoons ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 cups shredded, cooked chicken breast meat
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/3 cup chopped green onion
Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add sesame seeds, and cook stirring frequently until lightly toasted. Remove from heat, and set aside. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta, and cook for 8-10 minutes, or until al dente. Drain pasta, and rinse under cold water until cool. Transfer to a large bowl. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine vegetable oil, soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, sugar, sesame seeds, ginger, and pepper. Shake well. Pour sesame dressing over pasta, and toss to coat evenly. Gently mix in chicken, cilantro, and green onions.