A romantic at heart, host Rachel Allen suggests some exotic dishes to cook for someone special on that all-important first date or a milestone wedding anniversary. Recipes include: buttered lobster, spicy rack of lamb and ‘mocha kisses’, and crumbly, delicious biscuits.
Tue, 05/14/2013 - 12:00pm
One key element of quilt design is fabric. Learn to create your own fabrics with paints and dyes for truly one-of-a-kind patterns. First, Marcia Derse begins with techniques for painting fabrics with silk screening paints. Hand painting fabric creates intimate marks and layers of color. Then, we move to unique postcards with Marlene Glickman. They feature dyed sheers, silks, and collaged fabrics. Finally, we move to another method of fabric manipulation with Michele Muska and machine needle felting. She creates felted trees of roving, yarn, and wool onto a premade red tree skirt.
Knit and Crochet Now!
Mon, 05/13/2013 - 12:00pm
Robyn shows how to make giant crochet motifs, designed by Linda Dean, that are perfect to hang on your wall and Kristin will take you through the steps of knitting 3 different patterns that are perfect for hanging up. Afghan square of the week is crochet Raised Chevron.
Sat, 05/11/2013 - 6:00pm
What's the most important meal of the day? Breakfast of course! Start your day with excellent eggs, fabulous french toast and more, prepared by chefs Lidia Bastianich, Pati Jinich and Chris Kimball. With this caliber of cooks in the kitchen, you'll never miss breakfast again!
It's Sew Easy
Wed, 05/08/2013 - 12:00pm
The experts break sewing into manageable parts as they share their unique style. Designer and blogger Gretchen Hirsch opens the premiere show demonstrating how to make an updated skirt with a retro vibe. Then, Editor Tricia Waddell creates a silk scarf with simple sewing. Lastly, Trish Preston has tips for making fashion forward purses and totes to coordinate with every outfit.
Smart Travels - Europe with Rudy Maxa
Tue, 05/07/2013 - 3:00pm
We conjure a bit of magic when we visit the Georgian city of Bath and follow tales of Camelot into South Wales. In Bath, we marvel at ancient Roman spas and peek into the high society of Jane Austen’s day. We stop by Wells to admire that city’s spectacular cathedral, and we quest for the Holy Grail in the mystical town of Glastonbury. The poignant landscape of Wales’ Wye River Valley offers a wealth of scenic riches. We investigate Caerleon’s claim to King Arthur and explore a ruined abbey that inspired poet William Wordsworth. Tips on bookstores and country fairs.
Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence
Mon, 05/06/2013 - 6:30pm
Joanne shares a tuna and white bean salad recipe straight from the Mediterranean that will make you want to dine al fresca. Charlie joins in and learns a technique for cooking juicy lemon perfect for tossing with herbs and orecchiette for a light and simple pasta salad. They finish the meal with pineapple sprinkled with a secret ingredient for a perfect ending.
Recipes: Tuna and White Bean Salad with Basil and Tomatoes, Orecchiette with Lemon Chicken and Herb Salad, Pineapple Chunks with Olive Oil and Salt.