I have been out of the blogging picture recently because I am preparing a book called Finding Your Voice After Vision Loss, which takes amazing amounts of time to write. I want the book to be easy to read of course, and useful for people new to vision loss, as well as providing tips and […]Read more "Happy Thanksgiving 2016"
Hi everyone, I am a “domestic goddess who loves to cook. I have been legally blind since I was 10 years old. I started cooking when I was young. I am not so much in to gourmet dishes as I am in to quick, easy, creative, and tasty meals. I hope to share ideas with […]Read more "Introducing Katie Shannon and 3 Crock Pot Dishes for Easy Entertaining"
Cooking with Disabilities, An Exercise in Creative Problem-solving. Re-post from National Public Radio which begins with a blind chef. Here is the link.Read more "Cooking with Disabilities; Re-Post from NPR"
Ten years ago we had a client at the Carroll Center from up-state New York who had fallen off a roof and was terribly injured. He longed to reclaim his family role and barbecue again on the grill in his garage. I went out to search for anything that would help him and was thrilled […]Read more "Grilling Again"
Is inviting neighbors, friends or relations to coffee or dinner a reasonable proposition if you do not have any assistance? Here are three facts to help you decide: The best thing about being the host at home is you know just where everything is and can move freely and confidently. You are in charge […]Read more "Hosting at Home: Make it Easy on Yourself"
Fast food restaurant may be difficult to navigate alone, but the food choices are mostly designed to be picked up. You may struggle to keep the filling inside the bun or pastry, and to prop up the floppy pizza slice while you guide the tip into your mouth. And of course there are those […]Read more "Visiting a Restaurant Part 2: What to Order and How to Deal with It"
The last time I visited our local Chinese restaurant I was hosting an older gentleman and his wife. He was very aware of my vision loss. His way of trying to assist me was that every time I put down my glass he moved it to a safer spot! His wife took over ordering the […]Read more "Visiting a Restaurant"
Vision Loss and Personal Recovery will take a break after this post for August 19 and August 26, and be back on September 2 with Braille Learning Changes the Brain, the next post in the labeling series. When you use the oven without much sight you need long oven mitts, which cover your […]Read more "Pot Luck Pies for Summer: Part 2, Baked Pies"
It’s good to take something with you to a pot luck. It gets you into the kitchen where the action is, and makes you a contributor, not a bystander. There’s no need to bring a pie, of course. Drinks, chips or a fruit platter from the grocery store are all appreciated, but there is […]Read more "Pot Luck Pies for Summer: Part 1, No Bake Pie"
There are plenty of excellent blind cooks, and some brilliant ones like Christine Ha who won the Master Chef contest a few years ago. This post is not meant for them, but for anyone new to cooking without using vision. And also for the tired and hungry who want a summer dinner without stress or a […]Read more "Cut It in Half: the Time, the Heat and the Food"