Cooking Without Looking

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  1. Love this entry, Jenna! I can just picture you in my mind, cooking up a storm of nutritious and tasty meals. Keep on chopping and cooking!

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  2. Thank you for writing this! I love this blog, and this post put alot of my concerns to rest about how I will manage in the kitchen if/when I lose the last 10% of my sight. My one disadvantage however, is that I do not know Braille, which would probably be helpful. I do have a question, not sure if you have written already on this, but how do you manage at the grocery store if you are by yourself? Stores make me nervous, especially crowded ones, so I have been avoiding them and having my groceries delivered, but this is more costly. Thank you again, I will keep reading!

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    1. Carolyn, thank you so much for reading! I have honestly never received such a heartwarming comment. I am so touched that my words made a difference. If/when you lose that last 10% I’m sure you will do well! The adaptation period will be hard, but the fact that you’re already thinking about it and planning ahead is so smart and so important for future positivity and motivation.
      As for not knowing braille, totally understandable! There are tactile measuring cups out there that could help you. My favorite type has raised horizontal lines up the side of the measuring cup to indicate 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, and 1 cup, all the way up to two cups. The shorter the lines, the smaller the fraction. So for instance, the 1 cup and 2 cup lines are very long, the 1/2 and 1 and 1/2 cup markings are shorter, and the 1/4 and 3/4 lines are super short. You just feel the lines length and you know what measurement you’re at. I hope that explanation makes sense, it looks a bit confusing reading it back haha. I actually use this tactile measurer more than my braille cups to save time.

      Grr groceries stores. I don’t like them either honestly. I also get my groceries delivered. I used to go to the store and get assistance finding what I wanted, but shopping online gave me more options and insured I really did get the best prices.
      One of my best friends has had a lot of success shopping with Aira. If you live in the US, you could check if any local groceries stores are free access locations. To my understanding, this means an Aira agent will help you shop for free so you wouldn’t have to pay for minutes. I’m in Canada, and free access locations haven’t come here yet, but I’m excited for the day they do.
      I hope that helps! Thanks for your insightful words and fantastic questions!


      1. Jenna, thank you so much for the great tips in your reply! They are extremely helpful. I had not heard of Aira before, and not only does this service put my anxiety at ease a bit, but I have forwarded it to my friend whose neice has been losing her sight and just recently believed she would have to give up her job. With this resource, maybe she will be able to get the assistance she needs to maintain her lifestyle and work. Thank you!

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  3. Oh, I love it! Priceless post! Remember that meal I was trying to make at Craig’s? Grace and Tracey got into the act and everything assumed super powers and began flying around the room, anywhere but within my reach! I finally gave up and left the kitchen. They meant well, but it’s the most things I’ ve ever seen be moved at one time! 🙂 A great read! Love, Mom.

    “He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.” – Micah 6:8 (NIV)

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  4. Girl, this was such an informative post. You are such a spectacular person. Not only that you’re going to town and writing about all you do, but you do it in such a fun, positive and informative way. Keep up the fantastic work, hon. I’m so proud of you.

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