[blindkid] The Blind Teaching the Blind; Kitchen Advice Wanted

Carol Castellano carol.joyce.castellano at gmail.com
Fri Feb 17 02:39:14 UTC 2017

We started with sleeves up and hair back.  A blind friend taught my
daughter to center the pot on the burner before putting on the heat.  She
also showed her how to judge where she was in relation to the opening of
the oven by touching the side with one gloved hand and putting the pan in
with the other.  Serena found silicone gloves more useful than regular oven


Carol Castellano
Parents of Blind Children-NJ
National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
carol_castellano at verizon.net

On Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 2:54 PM, Linda A.Coccovizzo via blindkid <
blindkid at nfbnet.org> wrote:

> My mom always used to tell me that she was afraid to try and teach me how
> to do major cooking because she couldn't see what I was doing, and I
> couldn't see what she was doing. It made for a dangerous combination. I
> have a complete respect for that thought process now that I am a blind mom
> trying to give
> my blind kids the tools they need to be independent in all aspects,
> including being not only safe ,but comfortable in the kitchen. I learned
> through some experience as a kid at home, a crash course or two in daily
> living skills, and just plain winging it. I have rarely used adaptive
> equipment in the kitchen. I'm starting to realize that I simply cannot
> teach Sarah and Terra the way I learned, nor can I really teach them a lot
> of the techniques I use now. There are things available out there that
> might benefit them. So, I'm curious what some of you have used? If you are
> losing your sight, or have not always been blind, or maybe you have, and
> there are just some things you have found that helped you deal with, or get
> over things like the fear of the heat of the stove or oven. Maybe you have
> ideas to teach the girls to get things like pasta safely from the stove to
> the sink to drain it. Possibly you're a teacher, and know all the good
> stuff. Share all your cooking secrets with us. (smile)
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