Rick Steves' Europe
Fri, 12/12/2014 - 4:00pm
Mount Ararat by Kayla Sawyer/Flickr

After a Mount Ararat sunrise, we visit Abraham's 4000-year-old home town, tour one of the world's biggest dams, cheer on grease wrestlers, meet the gods atop Mount Nemrut, and dance with new friends in a village.

For Your Home
Thu, 12/11/2014 - 5:30pm

Instead of moving up, Americans are making over. In the first of two parts, Vicki and Sloan embark on a major kitchen renovation by visiting a custom cabinet shop, beginning demolition and meeting with electricians, carpenters and plumbers. Carpenter Luke Miller replaces an old window with a sparkling, new stained glass panel

Islands Without Cars with Kira Hesser
Wed, 12/10/2014 - 3:00pm

Just north of Sicily’s eastern coast lies a volcanic archipelago renowned for perfect weather, beautiful scenery, deep caverns, blue grottos, steep cliffs, ancient ruins, thermal healing resorts and volcanos … including one of the most active on the planet … erupting almost continuously for the last 2,000 years! While we went looking for islands out of time, what we found on “Italy’s Aeolian Islands” was a series of unique experiences for all of the senses. From islands so isolated that there was no radio to the extremely upscale tourist destinations, we treated all of our senses to the wonders of these volcanic dots … smelling citrus, jasmine and salt, listening to the call of fishmongers and then to the silence of the night sky, tasting incomparable Aeolian tomatoes and their beloved capers, felt mineral baths and sunshine on our skin … and met people who welcomed us into their unique lives with generosity and care.

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 1:00pm

Black-Eyed Pea Salad
Fried Catfsh

Paint This with Jerry Yarnell
Mon, 12/08/2014 - 12:30pm

#1205 : Jerry discusses the unique steps that an artist will take to actually develop a painting. What exactly is his or her inspiration from idea to the execution of the painting? He discusses the use of a camera for resources, using a color printer and setting up a research library. The next step is the setting up of a still life, the proper lighting, suggested items for the setting such as colored fruit, vases, flowers, all the while watching the negative space even as you set up the still life. What we see in life, what we feel, the emotion that follows, that passion for painting, which is how an artist operates. After deciding on the composition, Jerry begins the background with Turquoise Deep and Ultramarine Blue; when it is dried he sketches in the composition with a white conte pencil.

Nick Stellino Cooking With Friends
Sun, 12/07/2014 - 9:00pm

It’s salmon time! Nick Stellino is joined by Chef Wade Wiestling of The Oceanaire Seafood Room in Minneapolis where they hit a home run with Sockeye Hot Chili Oil with Fresh Mango Salsa. Nick creates another hit with Salmon with Vodka and Lemon Sauce with Capers.

Create Saturday Marathon
Sat, 12/06/2014 - 6:00pm

With the holiday season approaching quickly, take note from our gift specialists, Katie Brown, Joseph Rosendo and Donna Dewberry.  They’ll go to the finest holiday markets and you’ll learn how to add that extra special detail to a homemade gift.  Show someone how much you care, with the gifts of love that you give. (Marathon begins at 6 pm)

The Winemakers
Fri, 12/05/2014 - 5:30pm
Angelo Amboldi/flickr

#101 "Harvest Challenge"
In the first episode, 12 people from all walks of life arrive on the gorgeous Central Coast of California just as the grape harvest kicks into high gear. It’s initiation by fire as the contestants work around the clock for 48 hours picking grapes, cleaning tanks and making wine. In the end we separate the mere wine lover from the budding wine maker and find out who has the drive and dedication to become a winemaker.

Knit and Crochet Now!
Thu, 12/04/2014 - 12:00pm

401 Throws
Knit a Haxagon Throw with Maggie Pace, and crochet a floral throw with Robyn Chachula. Brett Bara demonstrates Entrelac knitting for a scarf.

It's Sew Easy
Wed, 12/03/2014 - 12:00pm

#709 Quilt Basics
Get started with the basics for traditional quilting. What could be more basic than quilting for home decor and apparel? Rebecca Kemp Brent has a demonstration on free motion and guided quilting to hold a kaleidoscope appliqué in place, plus a short discussion on fusibles and needles. Then, Angela Wolf demonstrates ruching with elastic thread.

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