Borden: Total fitness topic on show

Information on how meditation is used in the healthcare industry and how to do the “spiraling” method of floral design will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.)

Sheryl Borden Creative Living

Sheryl Borden
Creative Living

Patricia Bates is an acupuncturist, herbalist and author, and she’s going to explain how meditation is used in the healthcare industry. She’ll discuss the benefits, the acceptance and the differences between various types of meditation. Her book is titled, “Qi Gong Meditations for the Healthcare Provider, their patients and every BODY.” Bates is from Surprise, Arizona.

Floral designer, Carly Cylinder will show how to use flowers from a simple wrapped bouquet to create an easy arrangement using the “spiraling” method, which is a basic technique of floral design. This technique creates an arrangement that you can drop in a vase — no floral foam or tape is needed. Her company is Flour LA and Flour LA Jr. and she lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Information on fitness, making pleats and cooking with potatoes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at noon and on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Catherine Carrigan is going to talk about the four steps important to total fitness, and these include exercise, attitude, rest and nutrition. Her company is Total Fitness, and she’s from Atlanta, Georgia.

Pam Damour, The Decorating Diva, will show how to make a perfect knife pleat and box pleat trim and then demonstrate how to insert these pleats into a window treatment or on a pillow. She lives in Champlain, New York.

Patty Mastracco represents the U. S. Potato Board in Sacramento, Calfiornia, and she’s going to talk about how to have good nutrition on a budget. With potatoes costing only 25 cents each, she’ll share ways to cook once, eat twice as she makes some pennywise recipes.

Microwave
potato casserole
• 1 1/4 lbs. Yukon Gold potatoes, very thinly sliced
• 1 cup quartered and thinly sliced onion
• 1 cup shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese
• 1/2 teaspoon Italian herb seasoning
• 1/2 cup stock or reduced-sodium broth
• 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
• 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

Spray an 8-inch microwave-safe baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Place 1/3 of the potatoes and 1/2 of the onions on the bottom of the dish and sprinkle with 1/3 the cheese and 1/2 the herbs. Repeat layers, then top with the last 1/3 of the potatoes, layering potatoes so that there is a solid layer of potatoes with no gaps; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Stir together stock, Dijon mustard and garlic salt and pour over the potatoes. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave on HIGH for 20 minutes. Use oven mitts to remove dish from microwave; carefully remove cover from dish due to steam build-up and serve. Makes 6 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.