Friday, June 5, 2015

Cooking is more fun now


Now that I no longer have enough vision to see what I am doing in my kitchen, I seem to have lots more fun cooking. This may sound strange to many but the thing is that what you don't see you don't worry about.

So if something has spilled or something has inadvertently fallen out of my pot, I won't know until it is time to clean up. Or if I smell something burning then I know that something has somehow fallen either onto or through the element of my stove and I need to take action.

Cooking is still a lot of fun for me. I have to depend more on my senses of smell, taste, and touch to help me out. No more being able to see if my meat is brown. I have to use my fork or skewer to check to see if the meat is cooked. The same goes for vegetables and when I bake casseroles I have to remove the dish from the oven and check carefully to make sure that it is fully cooked. Here is where my sense of taste comes to my rescue.

I suppose that many sighted folks would do the same but I need to be extra careful. I use my sense of touch to measure ingredients. I also use my sense of touch to make sure that I know where the edges or rims of pots, pans, and dishes are. I am extra careful with hot things.

So there you go, more fun for me cooking without sight.

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