[nabs-l] Fwd: Reminder-Upcoming Seminars: NO COOK Cooking! and Going Ape for Apps-Hot New Accessible Apps for Your iDevice

Arielle Silverman arielle71 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 20 02:44:26 UTC 2011


busycooks.about.com
I like their "five-ingredient" and "four-ingredient" recipe sections
the best, but they also have sections devoted to recipes with specific
appliances, such as the microwave, crockpot and George Foreman grill.
They have lots of tutorials along with the recipes, too!
The only downside is that recipes tend to be designed to serve a
family, so if you live alone, scale them down.
Enjoy!
Arielle

On 7/19/11, bookwormahb at earthlink.net <bookwormahb at earthlink.net> wrote:
> Arielle,
> I need to learn cooking. What is the website for busycooks?
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Arielle Silverman
> Sent: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 8:09 PM
> To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list
> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Fwd: Reminder-Upcoming Seminars: NO COOK Cooking! and
> Going Ape for Apps-Hot New Accessible Apps for Your iDevice
>
> Hi all,
> To be fair to Hadley, I subscribe to a mainstream cooking E-newsletter (
> busycooks.about.com
> ) and this week's issue was all about no-cook recipes, frozen
> desserts, and other ways to stay cool in the kitchen during the
> summer. So I think this is just a seasonal thing.
> By the way, I would highly recommend the BusyCooks website, especially
> if you are just learning to cook. They have a lot of great
> five-ingredient recipes (which save money as well as time) and other
> cooking shortcuts.
>
> Arielle
>
> On 7/19/11, bookwormahb at earthlink.net <bookwormahb at earthlink.net> wrote:
>> Joeseph,
>> Actually, I found this fine. I want to attend a hadley webinar  but that
>> time doesn't work for me.
>> Maybe they are archived; the wording of it says its summer and they want
>> to
>> talk about food prep that doesn't require a hot kitchen.
>> Also it says whether
>> you are preparing for yourself or to impress guests.
>> So therefore they are assuming that you will prepare for yourself, family
>> or
>> friends; whatever you need to do.
>> Hadley targets many many people including teachers of the blind and
>> visually
>> impaired; newly blind adults and those blind from birth.
>> I take it that this is an overview of cooking ideas and recipies. Its
>> probably something basic that most could follow from the novice cook to
>> the
>> advanced cook who wants something simple.
>> I didn't find it offensive at all; I think we read more into things
>> sometimes. It does say they will discuss
>> tips for people with visual impairments; I know NFB people don't like
>> adaptive techniques sometimes, so you can take it or leave it. But
>> we do need adaptive techniques and a newly blind person may not know what
>> to
>> do.
>> Many blind cooks use a tray or something to put their  pots and pans and
>> bowls on while preparing food so any spills fall on the tray and its
>> easier
>> to clean up. Some blind people use liquid level indicators  to know
>> when their cup is full of the desired liquid. More often people use a
>> finger
>> to fill the bowl/cup or judge by sound.  But for those who can't or don't
>> want to use their finger, the liquid level indicator
>> is an option.
>> We often use the sense of touch instead of seeing to know the consistency
>> of
>> food and keep tabs on what we are doing.
>> So those are adaptive techniques.  Anyone may want simple cold food
>> recipies; Hadley just decided to target it to blind people.
>> However I do agree a sixty minute seminar is too short to cover such a
>> topic. But I guess that is all the time they had.  Well, anyone who
>> attends
>> can judge afterward.
>>
>> Ashley
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: T. Joseph Carter
>> Sent: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 3:10 PM
>> To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list
>> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Fwd: Reminder-Upcoming Seminars: NO COOK Cooking!
>> and
>> Going Ape for Apps-Hot New Accessible Apps for Your iDevice
>>
>> I’m of two minds on this, perhaps I’m being overly sensitive.
>>
>> First, there’s the notion of a seminar for preparing food without
>> cooking it.  Where do I begin?  Let’s start with the seminar itself:
>> Most sighted people would never expect a seminar to teach them how to
>> follow a recipe.  Either you can or you don’t have the requisite
>> skills to do it.  If you don’t have the skills, I’m not sure how a 60
>> minute webcast is going to help you get them.  A list of recipes
>> should suffice, and indeed our own Braille Monitor publishes recipes
>> (though not often the no-cooking variety) with the assumption that
>> fellow blind readers can follow them if they are so inclined.
>>
>> Then there’s the no cooking aspect.  Inherently in this is the
>> unavoidable assumption that the blind cannot or should not be cooking
>> food.  Any of you who live alone doubtlessly have SOME food prep
>> skill, even if you’ve never learned to "cook" as such, and your skill
>> mostly consists of using a microwave and boiling water.
>>
>> But as I said, perhaps I am being overly sensitive.  The seminar
>> format could allow for suggestions for improving the recipes a bit
>> (in which case an hour seems too short for more than maybe two or
>> three recipes), so maybe that’s what they’ve got in mind.  Possibly
>> the no-cook aspect has more to do with the idea that it’s summer and
>> you don’t want to spend a lot of time in a hot kitchen—or that you
>> would prefer cold foods to hot ones at this time of the year.  Or
>> perhaps they are targeting this to college students who live on
>> campus and don’t have the means to cook in any traditional way.
>>
>> Or maybe, it’s because we’re blind.
>>
>> Joseph - KF7QZC
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 01:17:55PM -0500, David Andrews wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>>Seminars at Hadley Presents: NO COOK Cooking!
>>>>
>>>>Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2011
>>>>Time: 10 AM CDT, 15:00 GMT
>>>>
>>>>Keep your cool! It may be hot outside, but no need to get out of the
>>>>kitchen. There are lots of NO COOK recipes to choose from whether
>>>>preparing a simple, fast meal for yourself or something to impress
>>>>guests.
>>>>
>>>>Panelists Patti Jacobson, Linn Sorge and Goldie Tarr will discuss their
>>>>favorite NO COOK recipes, adding “cool† food preparation tips that
>>>>work for the cook with a visual impairment.
>>>>
>>>>Moderator Dawn Turco will add a few of her favorites as we build a
>>>>resource and recipe list during this 60 minute seminar. Consider adding
>>>>your favorite recipe, too!
>>>>
>>>>Space in this seminar is limited. Please only register if you know you
>>>>are
>>>>
>>>>available to attend so that others are not closed out. To register for NO
>>>>COOK Cooking! on July 20, follow this link:
>>>>http://hadley.edu/seminar_detail.asp?sid=94
>>>>
>>>>Seminars at Hadley Presents: Going Ape for Apps-How New Accessible Apps for
>>>>Your iDevice
>>>>
>>>>Date: Thursday, July 21, 2011
>>>>Time: 6 PM CDT, 23:00 GMT
>>>>
>>>>Apps for money identification, apps for GPS, apps for bar code reading,
>>>>apps for color identification, and apps for games. If you have an idevice
>>>>(iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch), you are bombarded with thousands of apps
>>>>available for your device. Are you overwhelmed with the number of apps
>>>>available for your idevice? Do you want to know more about the app before
>>>>you download it to your device, such as features and accessibility? Are
>>>>you confused about how to locate and download an app to your idevice?
>>>>
>>>>Join Seminars at Hadley as Hadley Instructor Amy Salmon and Korey Singleton,
>>>>Assistive Technology Initiative Manager for George Mason University
>>>>provide a list of the top accessible apps for your idevices, explain how
>>>>to check an app for accessibility and features, and provide step-by-step
>>>>instructions on how to locate and download an app to your idevice.
>>>>
>>>>This 60 minute open discussion seminar will be moderated by Hadley
>>>>Outreach Coordinator Billy Brookshire. A question and answer session will
>>>>be included as part of the seminar.
>>>>
>>>>Space in this seminar is limited. Please only register if you know you
>>>>are
>>>>
>>>>available to attend so that others are not closed out. To register for
>>>>Going Ape for Apps on July 21, follow this link:
>>>>http://hadley.edu/seminar_detail.asp?sid=95
>>>>
>>>>This message was sent to Dandrews at visi.com from:
>>>>The Hadley School for the Blind | 700 Elm St.  | Winnetka, IL 60093
>>>
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