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

Melissa R Green lissa1531 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 18 23:21:53 UTC 2017

There are these books one set is called cooking without looking, and the 
other set is called cooking with feeling.
I wish I could find them again.  Especially the cooking without looking. 
Those pasta pots are sold on independent living aids, and probably in some 
mainstream stores as well.  I also love the long oven mits.

Have a Blessed day.
Melissa R. Green And Pj
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> Maybe you have ideas to teach the girls to get things like pasta safely
from the stove to the sink to drain it.

We have a big spaghetti pot that has a removable colander.  The pot and 
colander both  have nice big handles.  I just carry it to the sink, set it
down in the sink, and remove the colander.  The hot water just drains off
the pasta.  I like it because I don't have to tip the pot over to pour off
the boiling water.  I have done that before we acquired this pot but I
really like this one much better.

Before I got married to a real cook almost 30 years ago, I lived on my own
for a few years.  I applied the basic cooking skills I learned from a 
woman who had taught me one summer late in my high school career.  My mom
wisely accepted this blind lady's offer to teach me.  Mom was sighted and
really could not imagine how to teach me, a blind kid, how to cook.  I
realize that is a different challenge than a blind mom trying to teach a
blind child.

During my bachelor days, I never went hungry because I was what I call a
"survival cook."  That being said, I cannot remember ever having invited
anyone over to dinner.

When we got married, I told my wife that it was a great match because she
loves to cook and I love to eat!  I rarely make an appearance in the 
these days as a cook.  I am much better at cleaning up.  But I do enjoy
cooking and baking when I make the time to do it.

Safety first, of course.  But I encourage anyone who is blind to do as 
as they can in the kitchen.  A late friend of mine who was blind was just
such a good cook.  He had a knack for it, I'm sure.  But he also was a 
better cook than I because he worked at it on a regular basis.


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