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Creative Living With Sheryl Borden #6715

All Topics » Topic: Home and Family » Subject: Cooking » Creative Living With Sheryl Borden #6715
  • 2014
  • Grade/Interest Level: 7 - 12
  • Running Time: 27 minutes
  • Described English

Synopsis:

Sheryl welcomes Guardians of Rescue, and they talk about how animals can help patients with PTSD. And cookbook author Carol Fenster provides tips for growing herbs, while Curt Jaynes discusses the best way to water plants and conserve water.

Transcript:

>> "CREATIVE LIVING," UTILIZING TODAY'S TECHNOLOGY
WITH THE BEST OF THE PAST TO BRING YOU INNOVATIVE IDEAS
AND UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION FOR CREATIVE LIFESTYLES
IN TODAY'S ACTIVE WORLD, WITH YOUR HOST, SHERYL BORDEN.
>> I'M SO GLAD YOU JOINED ME TODAY FOR "CREATIVE LIVING."
WE'RE GOING TO LEARN HOW ANIMALS CAN HELP PATIENTS WITH PTSD,
WE'LL LEARN HOW TO PRESERVE FRESH HERBS, AND ALSO TALK ABOUT
WATER-RETAINING PLANTS.
ONE OF MY GUESTS TODAY IS MATTHEW FESTA AND HE'S WITH AN
ORGANIZATION CALLED GUARDIANS OF RESCUE. MATTHEW'S GOING TO
EXPLAIN HOW ANIMALS WHO HAVE BEEN TRAINED THROUGH A PROGRAM
CALLED ANIMALS HELPING PEOPLE CAN HELP ANYONE WITH
POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER, ESPECIALLY MILITARY PERSONNEL.
HE LIVES IN SMITHTOWN, NEW YORK.
ANOTHER GUEST IS CAROL FENSTER AND SHE'S A COOKBOOK AUTHOR
AND DIETICIAN FROM CENTENNIAL, COLORADO. CAROL WILL DISCUSS HOW
TO GROW AND HARVEST YOUR OWN HERBS, SHOW HOW TO STORE THEM,
AND ALSO EXPLAIN SOME WAYS TO PRESERVE FRESH HERBS.
HER COMPANY IS SAVORY PALATE, INCORPORATED. AND WE'LL BEGIN
THE SHOW WITH CURT JAYNES, WHO WILL SHOW SOME NEW PRODUCTS ON
THE MARKET FOR WATER-RETAINING PLANTS, INCLUDING A POLYMER
THAT'S ALSO GOOD FOR GARDENS, LAWNS, TREES, AND SHRUBS.
CURT'S BUSINESS IS GARDEN SOURCE NURSERY AND LANDSCAPING AND HE
LIVES IN PORTALES, NEW MEXICO.
CURT, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE TODAY. I RECENTLY
HEARD YOU DO A PROGRAM ON GARDENING AND LANDSCAPING AND
PREPARING THE YARD AND THE FLOWER BEDS AND I THOUGHT,
"OH, MY GOODNESS, IT IS THAT TIME OF THE YEAR." SO I WANTED
YOU TO TELL US SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE NEED TO BE DOING
RIGHT NOW.
>> OK, SHERYL. THANKS FOR HAVING ME. SINCE SPRINGTIME IS THE TIME
THAT PEOPLE WANT TO PLANT THEIR CONTAINERS, IT'S NICE TO
BE ABLE TO SAVE WATER. BECAUSE SOMETIMES IF YOU WATER YOUR
CONTAINER IN THE MORNING, BY THE TIME YOU GET HOME IN THE
AFTERNOON, IT'S DROOPY AND NEEDS A DRINK OF WATER. BUT WHAT I
BROUGHT IN TODAY ARE SOME WAYS THAT THEY CAN KEEP THOSE
CONTAINERS FRESH, EVEN WHILE THEY'RE ON VACATION.
>> AND IT CONSERVES WATER BECAUSE WE'RE NOT WASTING IT.
>> ABSOLUTELY, AND THAT'S IMPORTANT THESE DAYS.
>> WELL, CONTAINER GARDENING-- I REMEMBER YOU SHOWED ME HOW
TO MAKE ONE ONE TIME IN ANOTHER CLASS OF YOURS THAT I WENT TO,
AND WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT CONTAINER GARDENS?
>> CONTAINER GARDENS ARE IMPORTANT--NOT IMPORTANT, BUT
THEY'RE...
>> FUN?
>> FUN BECAUSE YOU CAN MOVE THEM AROUND THE YARD, ON THE PATIO.
AND IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT IN THIS SPOT, YOU CAN MOVE IT TO ANOTHER
TO ACCENT A DIFFERENT PART OF YOUR YARD, AND THAT'S WHAT'S
NICE ABOUT CONTAINERS. AND THEN YOU CAN ROTATE THEM, YOU CAN
TURN THEM. BUT WHAT I HAVE HERE TODAY ARE SOME WAYS THAT WE CAN
MAKE THE POT LOOK BETTER AND CONTINUALLY WATER IT NO MATTER
WHERE YOU PUT IT.
>> OK. I LIKE THAT. I NEED THAT HELP.
>> WELL, GOOD. ONCE YOUR CONTAINER--OR BEFORE YOUR
CONTAINER'S PLANTED, ACTUALLY, I BROUGHT IN A WATER-RETAINING
POLYMER. THAT SOUNDS LIKE A BIG NAME, BUT BASICALLY WHAT IT IS--
AND I BROUGHT AN EXAMPLE TODAY-- IS A LITTLE CRYSTAL THAT ONCE
YOU ADD WATER TO, IT EXPANDS TO UP TO 50 TIMES ITS SIZE.
>> YEAH, IT'S JUST REAL FINE.
LOOKS LIKE SALT, ACTUALLY, DOESN'T IT?
>> IT IS VERY FINE AND SMALL.
SO ONCE WATER IS ADDED TO IT OR WHEN YOU WATER YOUR CONTAINER,
IT EXPANDS SO THAT WAY WHEN THE SOIL DRIES OUT, IT RELEASES THE
WATER BACK OUT INTO THE POT.
>> AND IS THAT WHAT THIS IS?
>> THAT IS EXACTLY IT. SO THIS IS THE BEFORE AND AFTER.
>> WOW.
>> AND IF YOU ARE PLANTING TREES OR PUTTING DOWN NEW SOD IN YOUR
LAWN, THIS ONE RIGHT HERE IS A FINER POWDER. BUT YOU CAN SEE
THAT IT ALSO HOLDS WATER, AND THAT'S IMPORTANT THESE DAYS--
TO CONSERVE AS MUCH WATER AS POSSIBLE. SO WHENEVER YOU ARE
PLANTING YOUR CONTAINER, THE PRODUCT THAT YOU PURCHASE WILL
TELL YOU ON THE BACK HOW MUCH TO USE PER CONTAINER. SO A
CONTAINER THIS SIZE WILL NEED ABOUT PROBABLY A TABLESPOON...
>> AND THAT'S ALL?
>> THAT'S EXACTLY RIGHT. YOU JUST SIMPLY PUT IT INTO THE
SOIL, AND THEN GO AHEAD AND PLANT YOUR PLANTS, AND THEN
YOU'RE ALL SET BECAUSE IT'LL JUST TAKE CARE OF ITSELF.
THESE PRODUCTS ALSO COME WITH A SLOW-RELEASE FERTILIZER IN
THEM, AS WELL. SO IF YOU WANT SOMETHING THAT'S GONNA
CONTINUALLY FERTILIZE AND CONTINUALLY HELP YOU WITH YOUR
WATER CONSERVATION, THEN THAT'S YOUR PRODUCT.
>> AND ONE THING--AND I WAS BAD ABOUT DOING THIS, AND I STILL
DON'T DO IT ALL THE TIME--BUT YOU ALWAYS SAID TO CHANGE OUT
YOUR SOIL EACH YEAR.
>> ABSOLUTELY. IT'S IMPORTANT TO START WITH FRESH SOIL EVERY
YEAR. THAT WAY, YOU START WHERE THERE'S NO BUGS IN THE SOIL,
AND ALL THE NUTRIENTS CAN BE REPLENISHED BY PUTTING IN FRESH
SOIL.
>> AND THEN WORKING THAT WATER RETAINER IN WOULD DO A LOT MORE
GOOD.
>> ABSOLUTELY. AND A CONTAINER THIS SIZE WILL LAST YOU A COUPLE
OF YEARS.
>> OH, YEAH, IT WOULD.
>> YES. SO YOU HAVE YOUR WATER-RETAINING POLYMER IN THERE
AND YOU TAKE OFF AND WATER IT, AND NOW YOU'RE ALL SET FOR A
COUPLE OF DAYS. BUT LET'S SAY YOU'RE GONNA GO ON VACATION OR
YOU JUST DON'T WANT TO GO OUT THERE AND WATER EVERY DAY. I
BROUGHT IN SOME PRODUCTS THAT ARE FAIRLY NEW ON THE MARKET.
THEY'RE MADE OF TERRA COTTA, BUT THE NICE THING ABOUT THEM
IS IT'LL HELP ENHANCE YOUR CONTAINER. SAY YOU TAKE YOUR
FAVORITE BOTTLE OF WINE--I HAPPENED TO BRING IN A CLEAR ONE
TODAY. BUT IF YOU HAVE ONE THAT'S BLUE OR BROWN OR--IT
DOESN'T EVEN HAVE TO BE A WINE BOTTLE; IT CAN BE ANY TYPE OF
BOTTLE THAT WILL FIT DOWN INTO THIS...
>> THOSE LOOK LIKE ICE CREAM CONES.
>> THEY DO, DON'T THEY? BUT, SEE, THEY'RE HOLLOW INSIDE. AND
THEN YOU'LL FILL UP YOUR BOTTLE WITH WATER, AND THEN YOU PUT IT
DOWN INTO THIS, AND THEN IT SETS DOWN INSIDE THE CONTAINER.
>> OH.
>> JUST STICK IT DOWN IN THERE.
>> ENOUGH THAT IT'LL HOLD IT?
>> YES. AND THEN WHAT HAPPENS IS THE WATER WILL SEEP OUT AND TAKE
UP AS MUCH WATER AS IT NEEDS.
>> BECAUSE OF THE TERRA COTTA-- THAT'S THE SECRET RIGHT THERE.
AND YOU SAID YOU COULD ALSO DO A LITTLE WATER BOTTLE ON IT
OR WHATEVER?
>> YES, YOU SURE CAN. JUST TAKE A SIMPLE WATER BOTTLE--AND THIS
ONE HERE THAT I BROUGHT IN AS AN EXAMPLE--AND YOU WOULD FILL IT
WITH WATER, AND IT HAS A SCREW CAP ON TOP.
>> SO THAT'S WHAT MAKES IT WORK ON THAT?
>> ABSOLUTELY. YOU TAKE THE TOP OF THE BOTTLE OFF, AND THEN IT
SIMPLY SCREWS IN THERE.
OBVIOUSLY, YOU PUT WATER IN IT, AND THEN YOU SET IT BACK DOWN
IN THERE, AND THEN IT GOES BACK--IT GOES IN THE CONTAINER,
AS WELL. AND THEN WHENEVER YOU NEED TO REFILL IT, YOU JUST
SIMPLY UNSCREW IT OR PULL THIS OUT, FILL IT WITH WATER, AND PUT
IT BACK IN.
>> AND I SEE WHAT YOU MEAN ABOUT IF WE HAD COLORED BOTTLES OR
SOMETHING. IT WOULD REALLY BE VERY PRETTY.
>> IT WOULD MAKE A CONVERSATION PIECE FOR YOUR CONTAINER,
AS WELL.
>> IT CERTAINLY WOULD. ANY OTHER TIPS THAT YOU HAVE FOR US
FOR SAVING WATER AND RESOURCES?
>> ANYTIME YOU ARE GOING TO WATER, SAY, EITHER A LAWN OR
YOUR CONTAINER, YOU SHOULD DEEP-WATER IT LESS OFTEN.
THAT WAY, IT BRINGS THE ROOTS DOWN FURTHER, AND IT'LL HELP--
>> DEEP-WATER IT LESS OFTEN?
>> THAT'S EXACTLY RIGHT. AND THAT RIGHT THERE WILL HELP
CONSERVE WATER. THAT'S WITH TREES AND SHRUBS, CONTAINERS--
ANYTHING THAT YOU WATER.
>> AND I KNOW YOU EXPLAINED IT AT THIS MEETING THAT I HEARD
ABOUT: XERISCAPING. SOME PEOPLE THINK THAT'S JUST ROCKS.
>> THEY THINK IT'S "ZEROSCAPING," BUT IT'S NOT.
>> THAT'S RIGHT.
>> THERE ARE A LOT OF COLORFUL PLANTS THAT YOU CAN USE. YOU CAN
USE SUCCULENTS. THERE'S RUSSIAN SAGE. THERE'S A LOT OF
DIFFERENT THINGS THAT WILL KEEP YOUR WATER BILL IN CHECK AND
ALSO GIVE YOU A BEAUTIFUL YARD.
>> WELL, THANK YOU SO MUCH.
I ALWAYS LEARN SO MUCH WHEN YOU COME. THANK YOU.
>> YES, THANK YOU.
>> CAROL, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING WITH US AGAIN. I ALWAYS
LOVE WHEN YOU COME BECAUSE I TEND TO LEARN SO MUCH WHEN
YOU'RE HERE. WE USUALLY TALK ABOUT MAYBE GLUTEN-FREE COOKING
OR CELIAC DISEASE BECAUSE YOU ARE A KNOWN EXPERT IN THE FIELD
OF GLUTEN-FREE RECIPES. IN FACT, YOUR BOOK, WHICH YOU DON'T HAVE
TO HAVE CELIAC OR ANYTHING--I LOVE THE RECIPES IN THERE--BUT
YOU SAID WE'RE GONNA TALK ABOUT HERBS. NOW, WHAT MADE YOU THINK
OF THAT?
>> WELL, HERBS TO ME ARE THIS WONDERFUL GIFT OF NATURE TO US
THAT MAKE OUR LIVES SO MUCH MORE WONDERFUL. FIRST OF ALL, THEY'RE
JUST BEAUTIFUL TO LOOK AT.
I'VE EVEN SEEN THEM USED IN FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS BECAUSE
THEY'RE JUST PRETTY, BUT THEY'RE ALSO USED MEDICINALLY. FOR
EXAMPLE, THIS MINT PLANT YOU MIGHT PINCH OFF AND BREW A CUP
OF PEPPERMINT TEA, WHICH WOULD HELP DIGESTION. SAGE IS
SOMETIMES USED FOR SORE THROATS.
WE HAVE THYME, WE HAVE ROSEMARY, WE HAVE BASIL, AND WE HAVE
PARSLEY. AND WHILE WE USE THEM FOR BEAUTY AND FOR MEDICINAL
PURPOSES, I THINK THE THING THAT WE ENJOY HERBS THE MOST FOR IS
EATING AND COOKING. YOU KNOW, THEY BRING SUCH WONDERFUL
FLAVOR. AND THE AROMA OF SOMETHING COOKING
WITH AN HERB IN IT-- >> I CAN SMELL THE MINT ALREADY.
>> I KNOW, I KNOW. IT'S JUST SO WONDERFUL. BUT HOW MANY TIMES
HAS THIS HAPPENED TO YOU? YOU GET A RECIPE YOU WANT TO TRY,
AND YOU GO TO THE STORE AND YOU BUY THE HERBS.
>> AND WHAT IS THIS? $2.00 OR $3.00 AT LEAST.
>> THIS IS--A 3.00 IS THE LEAST, UNLESS THEY'RE ON SALE. I'VE
SEEN THEM AS HIGH AS 4.00.
THIS IS ROSEMARY. LET'S SAY THE RECIPE CALLS FOR MAYBE
JUST ONE OF THESE.
>> ONE SPRIG.
>> ONE SPRIG--IT DEPENDS ON WHAT YOU'RE DOING. YOU PUT THE REST
BACK IN THE FRIDGE, AND THEN GUESS WHAT--YOU FORGET ABOUT IT.
AND IT LANGUISHES BACK THERE, AND THEN YOU DON'T KNOW IT'S
THERE. AND THEN YOU FIND IT-- >> AND YOU THROW IT AWAY.
SO THAT'S TWO BUCKS.
>> SO IT'S TWO BUCKS A POP. AND IF YOU DO THAT EVERY MONTH--
I MEAN, IT'S $24 A YEAR IF YOU BUY OTHER HERBS. SO WHAT I WANT
TO TALK ABOUT TODAY IS HOW YOU CAN PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT
WHETHER YOU BUY THE HERBS OR IF YOU'RE LUCKY TO HAVE POTS
GROWING OUTSIDE YOUR KITCHEN LIKE I DO. IN THE SUMMER, I JUST
LOVE GOING OUT AND CUTTING FRESH HERBS AND THEN BRINGING THEM IN
AND COOKING WITH THEM, AND IT'S SUCH A JOY. BUT I WANTED TO TALK
ABOUT STORING. SO THIS IS BIG, FLAT-LEAF PARSLEY.
>> AND THAT'S ABOUT A HALF OF A BUNCH, RIGHT?
>> THIS IS A HALF. IT'S WAY TOO MUCH EVEN FOR ME TO USE, AND I
COOK EVERY DAY. BUT I WANTED TO SHOW YOU THAT ONE WAY TO PROTECT
YOUR INVESTMENT, WHETHER YOU BOUGHT THESE IN THE STORE AS
A BUNCH OR WERE LUCKY ENOUGH TO HAVE A POT OF PARSLEY IN YOUR
PATIO, IS TO CUT OFF THE STEMS A LITTLE...
>> LIKE FLOWERS.
>> JUST LIKE FLOWERS, YEAH.
STICK THEM IN A GLASS OF WATER AND PUT THEM IN THE
REFRIGERATOR, AND I'VE KEPT THEM FOR SEVERAL DAYS THAT WAY. IF
YOU WANT, YOU CAN TAKE A BIG PLASTIC BAG AND DRAPE IT OVER
THE TOP TO PROTECT AND HOLD IN MOISTURE, TOO. BUT--
>> THAT'LL EXTEND IT A DAY OR TWO?
>> OR SO. BUT THE WAY I'VE BEEN DOING IT LATELY A LOT IS TO WRAP
THE BUNCH--AND THIS IS THE OTHER HALF OF THIS BUNCH, SO YOU CAN
SEE WAY MORE PARSLEY THAN MOST PEOPLE ARE GOING TO EAT--IS TO
WRAP IT IN A DAMP--FIRST OF ALL, I WASH IT FIRST SO THAT I CAN
JUST REACH IN THE REFRIGERATOR AND PULL OUT A FEW SPRINGS AND
GO ON MY WAY TO COOKING AS OPPOSED TO STOPPING AND WASHING
IT. AND YOU DON'T WANT THIS TOWEL TOO WET, BUT THEN I PUT IT
JUST IN A ZIP-TOP PAPER--OR PLASTIC BAG, PUT IT IN MY
CRISPER--SOMEPLACE WHERE IT WON'T CRUSH. AND THEN I CLOSE IT
BUT NOT ALL THE WAY JUST SO THERE'S A LITTLE BIT OF AIR
CIRCULATION, AND I'VE KEPT PARSLEY FOR OVER A WEEK THIS WAY
AND IT'S JUST AS FRESH AS CAN BE. AND THE OTHER THING I DO IS
I MAKE SURE TO PULL OFF ANY--IF I SEE THEM, ANY YELLOWING OR
DECAYING BROWN BECAUSE THAT'S GONNA AFFECT ALL THE REST OF
WHAT'S IN THERE. NOW, THAT'S HOW TO STORE IT, BUT LET'S SAY THAT
YOU'VE GOT MORE THAN YOU CAN HANDLE, OR YOU REALIZE YOU'VE
GOT THIS ROSEMARY LANGUISHING IN THE REFRIGERATOR AND YOU WANT TO
USE IT UP, SO HERE'S ONE METHOD I USE. THIS IS JUST A PLAIN OLD
PAPER BAG--AND THIS IS ONE OF MY CRUDER METHODS, BUT IT WORKS--IS
I JUST TAKE AND DROP--THIS IS FRESH SAGE, AND I JUST DROP IT
IN THE BAG AND THEN CLIP IT SHUT AND MAYBE PUT IT IN MY GARAGE,
SOMEWHERE WHERE NOBODY'S GONNA BUMP IT OR NOTHING'S GONNA GET
INTO IT. THIS KEEPS IT CLEAN.
BUT ANOTHER WAY IS IF YOU WANT YOUR SPRIGS TO DRY NICE AND
STRAIGHT--MAYBE YOU DO, I DON'T KNOW--THEN I CUT A LITTLE HOLE
IN THIS AND TUCK THE CLOTHESPIN OUT.
>> THAT'S A GREAT IDEA.
>> AND THEN WHAT'S HAPPENING IS THAT--AND YOU CAN SET IT
SOMEWHERE. WHAT I'VE DONE IS I FOLDED THE BOTTOMS UP
SO IT'S STABLE.
>> KEEPS BUGS AND WHATEVER OFF OF IT.
>> DO YOU KNOW--I LEARNED THIS A WHILE BACK AND IT JUST AMAZED
ME. THEY SAID THAT HERBS ARE ONE OF THE DIRTIEST THINGS THAT YOU
BUY BECAUSE--THE DRIED KIND-- BECAUSE THEY COLLECT DUST.
THAT'S WHAT THINGS DO WHEN THEY'RE GROWING IN NATURE, AND
IT'S REALLY HARD TO GET THE DUST OFF OF THEM. SO THAT'S ONE WAY
OF DRYING. MY FAVORITE WAY OF DRYING, THOUGH, IS THIS, IS TO
TAKE THE FRESH HERBS--AND I'VE SHOWN YOU A BUNCH OF THEM HERE,
HOW I'VE DONE IT--AND LAY THEM ON A PAPER TOWEL, WHICH I'M NOT
SHOWING HERE, BUT YOU CAN IMAGINE. TAKE THE PLATE, LAY A
POWER TOWEL, WASH YOUR HERBS AND PAT THEM PRETTY WELL DRY, AND
THEN LAY THEM--AND I WOULD ONLY DO ONE HERB AT A TIME...
>> ONE TYPE.
>> RIGHT, ONE TYPE. I'VE GOT A BUNCH HERE SO WE CAN BE REALLY
EFFICIENT WITH SPACE, BUT THIS IS FRESH OREGANO. THIS IS DRIED
OREGANO. THIS IS FRESH SAGE.
THIS IS DRIED SAGE. THIS IS FRESH ROSEMARY, DRIED ROSEMARY.
OVER HERE IS OREGANO FRESH AND DRIED, AND THE WAY I DO THAT IS
I PUT THEM ON THE PLATE, ON THE PAPER TOWEL, AND PUT IT IN THE
MICROWAVE OVEN FOR JUST ABOUT ONE MINUTE, AND THEN SEE HOW IT
LOOKS. THEN TAKE IT OUT, LOOK AT IT, POP IT BACK--AND YOU DO THIS
IN ONE-MINUTE INCREMENTS, AND YOU WATCH IT CLOSELY BECAUSE
YOU'RE PROBABLY GONNA ONLY TAKE TWO OR THREE MINUTES, AND YOUR
HERBS ARE DRY. IT'S THAT QUICK.
AND IF YOU NOTICE, I THINK THE COLORS STAY A LITTLE
FRESHER-LOOKING. LIKE, YOU CAN BARELY TELL...
>> THERE'S NOT MUCH DIFFERENCE IN SOME.
>> THERE'S NOT MUCH DIFFERENCE, NO, BUT YET THESE ARE CRUMBLY.
THEY'LL CRUMBLE LIKE THAT.
>> WHICH IS LIKE YOU'D WANT TO PUT IT IN YOUR STEW...
>> EXACTLY. AND SO THEN WHAT I DO IS I--AND YOU WANT TO DO THIS
IN A PLACE WHERE YOU HAVE LOTS OF ROOM TO MAKE A MESS. IT'S NOT
ALL THAT MESSY. LET'S JUST TAKE THE ROSEMARY AS AN EXAMPLE, AND
YOU CAN DO IT THIS WAY, AND THEN MOVE YOUR FINGERS DOWN THE STEM,
AND THERE YOU ARE.
>> IT STILL SMELLS GOOD. YOU HAVE ALL THE FRAGRANCE OF IT.
>> THE DRYING WILL NOT DISRUPT THE FLAVOR AT ALL--IT ACTUALLY,
I THINK IN A WAY, INTENSIFIES IT--ALTHOUGH THERE'S NOTHING
THAT CAN BEAT FRESH HERBS.
AND THEN I PUT THEM IN THERE, AND THEN I USE A FUNNEL TO GET
THEM INTO HERE. IT'S KIND OF HARD TO TRANSFER...
>> JUST WAX PAPER...
>> YEAH, WAX PAPER FUNNEL OR A LITTLE, TINY FUNNEL. AND SO SAVE
YOUR OLD SPICE JARS, AND YOU CAN PUT THE DRIED HERBS IN THERE.
LABEL THEM REALLY CAREFULLY, AND I AM STILL REAPING THE BOUNTY
OF ALL MY HERBS FROM LAST FALL.
>> WOW. THEY HAVE LASTED A LONG TIME.
>> THEY LAST REALLY WELL. YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY'RE
REALLY, REALLY DRY, BECAUSE IF THEY AREN'T, THEN YOU'LL HAVE
MOLD AND MOISTURE. SO THE FINAL KIND OF SAVING THAT I WANT TO
SHARE WITH YOU IS SOMETHING I STUMBLED ONTO BECAUSE A VERY
GOOD COLLEAGUE OF MINE TOLD ME ABOUT IT. SHE SAID, "CAROL, YOU
KNOW YOU CAN FREEZE PARSLEY, DON'T YOU?" AND I SAID, "NO,
I DIDN'T KNOW THIS."
>> BEFORE DRYING IT...
>> YOU DON'T EVEN HAVE TO DRY IT.
>> YEAH, SO THIS IS THE FRESH.
>> SO THIS IS FRESH, AND, AGAIN, WHEN YOUR PARSLEY STARTS
LOOKING A LITTLE SORRY, IT'S STILL OK. SO YOU WANT TO CHOP IT
IN WHATEVER SHAPES--AND I'M JUST DOING A ROUGH CHOP--AND THEN
WE PUT IT IN A BAG, LABEL IT CAREFULLY. AND ODDLY ENOUGH,
THERE'S ENOUGH CHLOROPHYLL IN HERE THAT THOSE LITTLE, CHOPPED
PARSLEY BITS WILL RETAIN THEIR COLOR. THEY'LL FREEZE AND
THEY'LL BECOME A LITTLE MUSHY, AND THEREFORE YOU'LL ONLY WANT
TO USE THEM--OR ONLY BE ABLE TO USE THEM--IN, SAY, CASSEROLES
OR SOUPS, IN COOKING. YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO HAVE THE LOVELY,
BEAUTIFUL, FLAT-LEAF GARNISH THAT WE THINK IS SO BEAUTIFUL.
BUT THEY'RE STILL VERY USABLE, AND YOU'RE SAVING ALL THAT
MONEY. AND SO I ALWAYS HAVE THESE LITTLE BAGS IN MY
REFRIGERATOR FREEZER THAT I CAN JUST REACH IN QUICKLY
AND POP OUT.
>> AND ANOTHER GOOD THING, I THINK, IS USING THESE SMALLER
ONES BECAUSE, AGAIN, YOU DON'T WANT TO THAW MORE THAN YOU'RE
GOING TO USE, TOO, BECAUSE YOU MIGHT THROW THOSE AWAY.
>> AND THESE ARE JUST LITTLE SNACK BAGS, SO--SO THAT'S HERBS
IN A NUTSHELL. AND SO THERE'S NO REASON TO SPEND A FORTUNE
AND THEN HAVE IT GO TO WASTE ON USING FRESH HERBS WHEN YOU CAN
REALLY, REALLY PRESERVE THEM.
>> WELL, I APPRECIATE YOU SHARING THESE TIPS WITH US.
I KNOW WE'VE ALL LEARNED SOMETHING.
>> THANK YOU.
>> MATTHEW, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING WITH US. I ENJOYED
READING THE WEBSITE ABOUT GUARDIANS OF RESCUE, AND I KNOW
THAT I FEEL VERY COMPASSIONED ABOUT TRYING TO FIND ANIMALS.
I'VE HAD DOGS, AND I HAVE CATS, AND I GREW UP ON A FARM, SO WE
ALWAYS HAD LOTS OF ANIMALS AROUND. BUT TELL US BRIEFLY
ABOUT WHAT THE GUARDIANS OF RESCUE DO AND WHERE ALL
ARE YOU LOCATED.
>> WE'RE BASED OUT OF LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK. THE GUARDIANS
OF RESCUE ARE ABOUT COMPASSIONATE ACTION, WHEN IT
COMES TO ANIMAL RIGHTS AND WELFARE, WHERE WE GO WAY OUT
OF OUR WAY TO HELP PEOPLE KEEP FAMILIES TOGETHER. WHEN THEY
CAN'T AFFORD VET BILLS, WE'LL RAISE MONEY FOR THEM. BUT WE TRY
AND EDUCATE CHILDREN INTO THE COMPASSIONATE WAY OF TREATING
AND DEALING WITH ANIMALS.
BASICALLY TRYING TO KEEP SHELTERS FROM BEING OVERLOADED.
WE DO A LOT OF WORK WITH THE MILITARY, BRINGING THEIR DOGS
BACK FROM AFGHANISTAN, AND PTSD THERAPY DOGS--VERY IMPORTANT.
>> THAT'S WHAT I'D LIKE TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT. I'VE HEARD ABOUT,
YOU KNOW, PEOPLE GETTING PERMISSION IN HOSPITALS TO TAKE
THE PATIENT'S PET IN AND WHAT-- HOW MUCH GOOD IT DOES, AND--
BUT I HADN'T THOUGHT ABOUT THE MILITARY ASPECT OF IT. HOW DID
YOU GET INVOLVED IN THAT PART OF IT?
>> WE ACTUALLY GOT A PHONE CALL FROM A WOMAN WHOSE BROTHER WAS A
GREET BERET IN AFGHANISTAN, AND WHILE ON PATROL, THEY FOUND TWO
PUPPIES. AND THEY SNUCK THEM BACK ON BASE AND THEY JUST--FROM
WHAT THE--IT'S A CONSENSUS AMONG THE SOLDIERS WE'VE HELPED THAT
THE DOGS ARE THEIR APPLE PIE.
THEY REMIND THEM THAT SOMEWHERE IN THE WORLD, LIFE STILL HAS A
VALUE AND LOVE STILL HAS A PLACE IN THE ORDER OF THINGS. WHEN
THEY GET EITHER REDEPLOYED OR WHEN THE DOGS GET FOUND OUT,
BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE NON-MILITARY PETS ON BASE,
THE OPTIONS ARE VERY LIMITED.
YOU'RE IN A WAR ZONE. IT'S BASICALLY--EUTHANIZE THE DOG
IS USUALLY THE OUTCOME. WE WORK WITH THE ONLY ANIMAL SHELTER IN
AFGHANISTAN. IT'S RUN BY A ROYAL MARINE COMMANDO NAMED PEN
FARTHING--HE EXPATRIATED TO AFGHANISTAN AFTER HIS TOUR OF
DUTY WAS UP FROM THE ROYAL MARINE COMMANDOES TO START
THIS SHELTER.
>> HE SAW THE NEED FOR IT?
>> YEAH, HOW IMPORTANT THE DOGS WERE TO HIS BOYS. SO NOW HE
TAKES ALL THE ALLIED DOGS--IF YOU CAN GET THE DOG TO NOW ZAD,
HE WILL KEEP THAT DOG ALIVE AND DO HIS BEST TO GET IT BACK TO
THE STATES. SO WE PUT OUT--LIKE, GUARDIANS OF RESCUE IS ALL
VOLUNTEER, AND WE RELY COMPLETELY ON DONATIONS TO DO
WHAT WE'RE DOING. SO WE PUT IT OUT TO OUR FRIENDS AND FANS THIS
IS WHAT WE WANT TO DO: WE WANT TO GET THESE DOGS BACK FOR THESE
GUYS. AND PEOPLE--NASCAR TEAMS HAVE COME OUT TO HELP US BRING
THESE DOGS BACK. WE ACTUALLY GOT--TRIGGER WAS A DOG. HE WAS
AN AFGHAN KUCHI HOUND, ABOUT 70 POUNDS AT 7 MONTHS OLD--
BIG BOY, YEAH. WE FLEW HIM FROM QATAR TO KENNEDY AIRPORT. WE
HELD HIM FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS WHILE HIS HUMAN CYCLED BACK TO
THE WORLD, WHICH WOUND UP BEING FORT LEWIS-McCHORD.
>> SO THEY HAVE AN ADJUSTMENT PERIOD, TOO, JUST LIKE PEOPLE?
>> A LOT OF TIMES SPECIAL FORCES--THEY TAKE A LITTLE BIT
LONGER TO CYCLE OUT FROM THEIR TOUR OF DUTY TO GO BACK TO THE
WORLD. THEY GO FROM AFGHANISTAN TO GERMANY TO TEXAS, THEN BACK
TO SEATTLE. SO WHILE THEY WERE DOING THAT, WE HELD THE BOY AND
WE HUNG OUT WITH HIM, AND THEN WE REUNITED THEM. AND WHEN THAT
DOG SAW HIS HUMAN--I MEAN, THOSE TWO GUYS--AND YOU'RE TALKING
ABOUT A GREEN BERET...
>> GREAT REUNION.
>> YEAH, IT WAS DEFINITELY A MAGNIFICENT MOMENT.
>> WHAT ABOUT THOSE--AND WE ALWAYS THINK OF MILITARY
PRIMARILY THAT COME BACK WITH THE PTSD, THE POSTTRAUMATIC
STRESS SYNDROME, BUT IT'S NOT JUST MILITARY PEOPLE. IT COULD
BE ANY OF US WHO'VE HAD MAYBE A TRAGEDY IN OUR LIFE OR SOME
LIFE-CHANGING EVENT.
>> WELL, BEING A NEW YORKER, I MEAN, THE EVENTS OF 9/11.
>> YEAH. THAT BROUGHT IT TO OUR ATTENTION, DIDN'T IT?
>> YEAH, THAT REALLY SHOCKED A LOT OF PEOPLE. AND WHEN YOU'RE
IN THE MILITARY--NOT THAT IT LESSENS THE BLOW OF SEEING
SOMETHING HORRIBLE, BUT YOU'RE TAUGHT YOU'RE GONNA SEE
SOMETHING HORRIBLE, AND YOU'RE GONNA GO TO WAR. YOU KNOW, AN
IRONWORKER IN NEW YORK--HE GOES TO WORK ONE DAY, AND THE NEXT
THING YOU KNOW, HE'S IN WAR.
>> BUT HOW DO YOU TRAIN A DOG DIFFERENTLY TO BE POSITIONED
WITH SOMEONE THAT IS SUFFERING MAYBE FROM PTSD RATHER THAN
JUST MAYBE IF I ADOPTED ONE?
>> YOU TAP THEM AND TEST THE ANIMAL. YOU LOOK AT HIM. SOME
DOGS ARE A LITTLE MORE AGGRESSIVE, SOME DOGS ARE A
LITTLE MORE COMPASSIONATE, A LITTLE MORE MUSHY, AND YOU
NURTURE THAT PART OF THE ANIMAL.
WHAT'S UNIQUE ABOUT THESE DOGS FROM AFGHANISTAN IS WHEN THE
SOLDIERS SAVE THEM, THEY'RE LITTLE PUPPIES, AND THEY GROW UP
WITH SOLDIERS. SO AT NIGHT WHEN THEY COME HOME FROM COMBAT AND
THEY'RE GOING THROUGH THAT IMMEDIATE SOLDIER STRESS OF THE
COMBAT THEY ENDURED THAT DAY, THAT PUPPY GROWS UP
CUSTOM ATTUNED TO ASSUAGING THAT SPECIFIC SOLDIER'S STRESS. SO
A LOT OF TIMES THESE GUYS WILL HAVE MANY YEARS LEFT ON THEIR
HITCH. THEY'RE GOING AROUND THE WORLD, SO TO KEEP THE DOG IN
FOSTER FOR YEARS IS JUST--IT'S UNFAIR TO THE DOG. WE'LL FIND
OTHER SOLDIERS WHO ARE DONE WITH THEIR DEPLOYMENT, DONE WITH
THEIR TOUR, ADOPT THE DOG TO THEM ANYWHERE IN THE NATION--WE
ACTUALLY HAD TWO DOGS: ONE WENT TO HAWAII, ONE WENT TO TEXAS
LAST WEEK--AND THEN WE CAN SHOW THE SOLDIERS THAT SAVE THE DOG
A PICTURE OF THEIR BATTLE BUDDY AT HOME, ON GREEN GRASS WITH THE
SOLDIER'S WIFE AND HIS KIDS, LIVING THE LIFE THEY ALWAYS
WANTED FOR THAT DOG. AND JUST FOR THEM TO KNOW THAT THEIR
BUDDY THAT GOT THEM THROUGH ALL THOSE ROUGH NIGHTS IN COMBAT IS
WITH A BROTHER SOLDIER AND SAFE AND IS GONNA FINISH HIS LIFE
WITH THE AMERICAN DREAM, IT'S REALLY--IT'S WHAT THE GUARDIANS
ARE ALL ABOUT.
>> YEAH, YOU BET. AND I UNDERSTAND THAT IF LEFT
UNTREATED, PEOPLE WHO SUFFER FROM PTSD CAN SUFFER LOTS OF
THINGS--MAYBE FROM ALCOHOLISM TO SEVERE DEPRESSION--BUT SOMEHOW
THESE ANIMALS CAN PREVENT THAT FROM HAPPENING.
>> A GREEN BERET FROM VIETNAM, A GENTLEMAN NAMED TONY--SEVERE
PTSD, THE POOR GUY'S REALLY SUFFERING. HE ADOPTED A DOG THAT
WE SPRUNG FROM THE SHELTER.
I SAW THIS BEAUTIFUL AMERICAN BULL TERRIER, AND SHE JUST
WASN'T DOING WELL IN THE SHELTER. WE TOOK HER OUT,
WE ASSESSED HER--SHE'S A WONDERFUL DOG. SHE RELIEVES
HIM FROM THAT STRESS. WHEN HE STARTS GOING THROUGH THAT
PICTURE IN HIS MIND OVER AND OVER AGAIN, SHE'LL TOUCH HER
NOSE AGAINST HIS HAND AND SNAP HIM OUT OF IT.
>> REALLY?
>> YEAH. AND HIS TRIPS TO THE VA HOSPITAL HAVE DECREASED
CONSIDERABLY. JUST TO HAVE THAT PURE LOVE, THAT PURE COMPASSION,
THAT NONJUDGMENTAL ANIMAL RIGHT THERE, AND THEY KNOW. THEY'RE
CUSTOM ATTUNED. THEY SEE YOU STARTING TO GO INTO THAT MENTAL
LOOP, AND SHE WILL BREAK HIM OUT OF IT. SHE WILL COME OVER
AND PUSH UP AGAINST HIM.
>> I WAS GOING TO ASK YOU, HOW DO THEY DO IT? HOW ARE THEY
TRAINED TO DO THAT? THEY JUST SENSE IT.
>> YEAH, YEAH, THEY SENSE IT.
THEY LOVE THEIR HUMAN, AND WHEN THEY SEE THEIR HUMAN STARTING TO
GO THROUGH THAT STRESS, THEIR FACE STARTS TO TWITCH, SHE COMES
RIGHT OVER AND STARTS PUSHING ON HIM AND RUBBING AND--
YOU KNOW.
>> YEAH. "YOU'RE IMPORTANT."
YOU MENTIONED THE VETERANS HOSPITALS. ARE THESE DOGS THEN
ALLOWED TO GO WHEN THE PERSON HAS A CHECKUP OR HAS AN
APPOINTMENT?
>> WE HAVE PROGRAMS WHERE WE TRY AND TAKE THE DOGS AND WORK THEM
THROUGH TO GET ACTUALLY THERAPY CERTIFIED. WE'RE WORKING WITH
A COUPLE OF VETERANS--WE'VE ADOPTED OUT OVER TWO DOZEN DOGS
THAT WE'VE GOTTEN FROM AFGHANISTAN TO SOLDIERS, AND
MOST OF THESE GUYS--THEY'RE COMBAT VETERANS. THEY'VE BEEN
THROUGH A LOT OF REALLY DIFFICULT SITUATIONS. THEY SEE
THE HELP THE DOG GIVES THEM, AND THEY WANT TO SHARE THAT WITH
THEIR BRETHREN. SO WE HAVE PROGRAMS WHERE WE ACTUALLY GO
THROUGH THE MOTIONS TO GET THE DOGS CERTIFIED SO THAT LEGALLY
THEY CAN BE BROUGHT INTO HOSPITALS AND THEY CAN CONTINUE
THE THERAPY. SO WHEN THEY GO TO GROUP SESSIONS, THEY CAN SPREAD
THAT JOY WITH THE REST OF THEIR BRETHREN.
>> SO THERE IS A PROCESS THAT A PERSON HAS TO GO THROUGH. THEY
CAN'T JUST TAKE ANY DOG THEY WANT TO INTO A HOSPITAL FOR AN
APPOINT--THAT'S AMAZING. WELL, IT'S WONDERFUL, THE THINGS THAT
YOU'RE DOING. PEOPLE CAN GO TO YOUR WEBSITE,
GUARDIANSOFRESCUE.ORG--O-R-G-- AND MAYBE SET UP A GROUP IN
THEIR OWN LOCAL COMMUNITY.
OR, IF THEY FEEL SO COMPELLED, I'M SURE YOU COULD TELL THEM HOW
TO HELP YOU.
>> ABSOLUTELY. AND IF ANYBODY OUT THERE KNOWS ANY SOLDIERS,
ANY SERVICE PERSONNEL THAT NEED HELP LIKE THIS, THE BIGGEST
THING IS THEY DON'T KNOW WE'RE HERE TO HELP THEM.
>> NO.
>> THEN TO TEACH THEM ABOUT THE NOW ZAD SHELTER IN
AFGHANISTAN, THAT WE ARE BRINGING THESE DOGS BACK, THAT
ANY OF THEIR FRIENDS THAT HAVE A DOG OVER THERE. SO IF THEY GO TO
GUARDIANSOFRESCUE.ORG AND CHECK US OUT, WE CAN TELL THEM EXACTLY
HOW TO GO ABOUT GETTING A DOG BACK FROM AFGHANISTAN.
>> BECAUSE I HAD NEVER HEARD OF THE ORGANIZATION. AND YOU'RE ON
FACEBOOK, TOO, SO PEOPLE CAN FIND YOU, AND THAT'S THE
IMPORTANT THING--TO EDUCATE EVERYONE.
>> ABSOLUTELY.
>> WELL, THANK YOU SO MUCH, MATTHEW. I'VE ENJOYED TALKING
TO YOU.
>> ALWAYS A PLEASURE.
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