Fishbox

Fishbox

A while back now I wrote a post about how I handle and prepare fish and my frustrations and limitations with it. I still have many of these restrictions, but I have discovered an exciting new way of trying different and new fish and increasing…

Getting To Grips With My Vitamix

Getting To Grips With My Vitamix

I’ve had my Vitamix for just over one month now and I can honestly say i’m in love. I’ve used it for so much that I don’t know what I would do without it. I used to say I don’t understand all these people that…

My Kitchen Struggles

My Kitchen Struggles

I’m writing this post for a couple of reasons really. Firstly to highlight and share some of the struggles I face in the kitchen when not being able to see, and secondly to see if anyone has any tips or advice on how to overcome…

Classic Cooking Mishaps

Classic Cooking Mishaps

A lot of what I have written about on this blog focuses on how I successfully cope in the kitchen without sight. However, it would be wrong of me to pretend that it is easy, simple and that it never goes wrong. There is always…

Vitamix

Vitamix

It seems that the older you get, the harder it becomes to think of present suggestions for other people to get you on your birthday. Each year I get older, I dread the task of having to think of new ideas and things I need.…

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…