Learn to cook with shrimp this week

Sheryl Borden

Sheryl Borden

Sheryl Borden

Creative Living

Information on the importance of effective communication and how to cook with shrimp will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday.

Motivational speaker Sue Hansen will discuss “spouse talk” and the importance of effective communication. She emphasizes great listening skills and a desire to change behaviors. Her business is Sue Hansen Speaks and she lives in Montrose, Colo.

Cookbook author and chef John Vollertsen (more commonly known as Chef Johnny Vee) will demonstrate how to cook with inexpensive and versatile shrimp. He owns and operates Las Cosas Cooking School in Santa Fe.

Information on making designer bags with style, making fabric yo-yos and working with furniture stains to create beautiful designs will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday.

Designer, author and sewing expert Stephanie Kimura brings a trunk showing of more than 30 stylish bags of every size and shape, made from leather, linen, silk, chiffon and even tapestry fabrics. Each is embellished in its own unique way to create designer bags with style. Her company is Kimura Patterns and she’s from Jensen Beach, Fla.

Pat de Santis is a sewing expert with Wrights, and will show how to make fabric yo-yos with a circle cutting tool. As she explains, “what’s old is now new again,” and with new sewing notions on the market, the process is much easier and faster. She’s from West Warren, Mass.

Lynn Hack-Gerhart will show how to apply stains on furniture to create beautiful designs. She’ll also talk about opaque versus translucent stains and explain how to choose or match a color. She represents QRB Industries located in Houston.


Garlic and shrimp tapas

• 1/2 cup Spanish olive oil

• 8 garlic cloves, sliced thin*

• 1 pound small shrimp (size 36-45), peeled

• 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

• pinch of kosher salt

• 2 tablespoons chopped parsley

• 1 lime, cut into wedges

• 1 pound loaf crusty bread, toasted in oven

Heat olive oil in medium saucepan over medium heat until very hot but not smoking. Add garlic slices and allow to sizzle for one minute. Add shrimp, red pepper flakes, salt and parsley. Stir once, allow shrimp to turn pink and pour into a heated oven-proof dish. Serve immediately, garnished with lime wedges and with crusty bread.

Serves 4.

“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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