In The Kitchen

Top 5 Kitchen Gadgets

Top 5 Kitchen Gadgets

I’ve been talking a lot lately about how I use different kitchen utensils and tools. So this week I thought I would give you a brief run down on five of the kitchen gadgets I have, that I couldn’t cope without. I did struggle to […]

Making an Omelette

Making an Omelette

A while back now, when talking about using the grill, I briefly mentioned that I’m not very good at making omelettes the conventional way in a frying pan and so use the grill to finish them off cooking. I thought it would be a good […]

Poaching an Egg

Poaching an Egg

I love poached eggs. There is nothing more enjoyable than poached eggs and avocado on sourdough or a bagel. Throw in some smoked salmon and I am in heaven. The problem is, I can’t seem to make it myself. I can only enjoy poached eggs […]

Learning to Bake Bread

Learning to Bake Bread

For a long time now I have wanted to learn how to bake bread properly. I just love the smell and taste of it when freshly baked and so wanted to be able to replicate it myself. As a child, Mum used to have a […]

Preparing Garlic

Preparing Garlic

Garlic is a culinary spice used to flavour dishes all over the world. I add it to practically all my recipes. It has a very distinctive, pungent taste and smell, which tends to linger once eaten. Apparently if you pair it with fresh parsley, then this helps […]

Talking Microwave

Talking Microwave

One of the few pieces of equipment that I have in my kitchen specifically designed for blind people to use is my talking microwave. Microwaves can be very tricky to use if you can’t see, as they involve altering settings and times. The more modern […]

Knife Skills

Knife Skills

I’ve touched upon how I handle knives several times now, so I thought it about time I went in to a little more detail on preparing food with a knife without sight. Its definitely one of the areas that seems to fascinate sighted people as […]

Peeling Vegetables

Peeling Vegetables

To peel vegetables I hold the peeler in my right hand and whatever I am peeling in my left. I obviously need to be aware of where my fingers are on my left hand so that I don’t accidentally peel them instead of the vegetable […]

Oven Gloves

Oven Gloves

A few weeks ago I posted a blog about my adventures with my grill. In it I mentioned that I really struggle to get on with oven gloves as they reduce my manual dexterity and I hate not being able to feel what I am […]

Learning to Use a Mandoline

Learning to Use a Mandoline

A mandoline is a sharp, flat-bladed kitchen tool that allows you to very finely and evenly slice your ingredients, mainly fruit and vegetables. It’s razor sharp blade can be adjusted to alter the thickness of slice and in some fancy versions you can change the […]

Making a Cup of Tea

Making a Cup of Tea

One of the first things I remember getting taught to do in the kitchen was to safely make a cup of tea. Now I know this seems a very simple task, but have you ever tried doing it with your eyes closed? How do you […]

Grilling

Grilling

There is nothing more appealing than the smell of grilled cheese, or bacon in the kitchen. It never fails to make me feel hungry. However, I have a love/hate relationship with my grill. It is a lot healthier to grill than fry things like meat […]