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While talking with one of my readers, I got to wondering if there are any cookbooks for the blind. Ideally I'd want something with unique skills to overcome vision handicaps, not just a transliteration of a regular cookbook into Braille.  Turns out, there are both.

Regular Cookbooks in Braille
http://www.braillebookstore.com/Cookbooks

Stir It Up! Recipes for Young Blind Cooks -- probably a great place to start
http://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/STIRITUP.html

In Touch -- a cookbook of easy-make foods with tips on cooking while blind
http://articles.latimes.com/1988-03-17/food/fo-2126_1_blind-people

Good Smells from the Kitchen -- Turkish cuisine with blind-aware descriptions
https://www.rotary.org/en/rotary-project-creates-cookbook-visually-impaired

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Date: 2017-04-02 03:46 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] chanter_greenie
I am intrigued by that Turkish cookbook! I may have to go sniffing, pun totally intended, around. ;) Thanks!

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Date: 2017-04-02 03:55 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] we_are_spc
She's got us interested, too.

Since food is one of those connection things, even internally for us, it might be something worth investing in once we have more wilggle room financially to do so.

We love cooking; our best friend soesn't unless she has someone to help her clean up afterwords. She likes the creation; eating, but te clean up after makes her hate most of theprocess because she's usually the only one there to do it.

I couldn't now, because she doesn't like cats, but dammit I miss her being my room mate sometimes. Even if it meant hiding a lot more than we do here because of her views on how multiplicity should be handled.

Also, chanter, do you mind if we add you from this account? You seem like coolness. xd

-Fallon~

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Date: 2017-04-02 04:08 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] chanter_greenie
Cleaning up is, the way I view it, a necessary drag.

Wow, thanks for the compliment! :) You're welcome to add. May I do the same, from this journal?

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Date: 2017-04-02 04:16 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] we_are_spc
Yus. :) We usually ask first, then add-there's been some exceptions, but not many. He.

-Fallon~

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Date: 2017-04-02 11:15 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] we_are_spc
I don't mind it-so long as it doesn't pile up (which it has. :( )

I begin to wish I had more chicken brests and mozerella cheese. I miss Chicken parm something fierce.

It is, and was a minor contributing factor as to why we moved out, but we were so used to it for a long time, that being 'out' is just now starting to be the norm for us-it wasn't until we were in Colorado for nine months that we knew we *could* be without fear of being caught-and that's only because we lived with two other multiples. We've never been able to be out (permanently) in front of a room mate before then. Even when we were first selves-aware and living with the parents we had to be careful about how 'out' we were because they don't know, and when we tried to tell the mother, she flipped her lid and was all hugging on us saying that "She couldn't imagine me not being the daughter she raised."

...

We bawled our frustrations to another multiple friend (Who sadly is no longer) for the next hour after that.

-Fallon~

Re: Thoughts

Date: 2017-04-02 06:31 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] we_are_spc
We got away from her, sure, but she's the same one who's been a friend for 25 years, and knew us before we were selves-aware, so it's a bit difficult to let go of her right now. Thankfully the distance helps (A lot, actually) and we're able to be ourselves here at home (Evidenced by Wayne poking his head out earlier with no problems whatever.)

Yeah, and it's another reason I'm very worried about her reaction to the poly part of my relationship life, especially when I end up having more than one partner (Whether that's joining a couple or otherwise)...because yeah, that.

PASS...is a thing? o.o Also, thank yhou for the book. :) I'll be keeping that link somewhere for future reference.

I've not found much I can't work with given the right information, and talking with people. Sure I have my limits, but I'm pretty open minded and accepting about a lot of things. Considering I'm friends with a genderqueer transman and an openly heteroflexible woman who are married-I pretty much need to be. Not to mention they're engaged in a polyweb with one shared girlfriend and the heteroflexible one has two boys she sees.

I'm just glad we have here we can be ourselves in. Presenting 'singlet' for school and society as a whole gets tiring. I'm always afraid of being outed, and losing everything we've worked so hard for. I try not to0 think about it, because I don't want to dwell=-but it creeps at the back of the brain sometimes.

-Fallon~

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Date: 2017-04-03 01:56 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] we_are_spc
It's even harder when she one of the only friends ya got locally, and gettin' rid of her means ya get rid of half you're local support system-unhealthy or not 'cause makin' friends that on your same side of town's provin' difficult because most of your schoolmates be on the east side 'cause that's where Harrison's campus is.

We'd like to break ties, but right now it's more unhealthy to do so, if only just, than it be to keep her. Not to mention we found ways to adapt that mean we sorta come out under the guise of roleplayin' even if she don't know we actually real people.

...Yeah, not lookin' forward to that part of 'growin' up'. Sometimes I wonder if the bio-mmother'll truly understand us ever again-then I realizd that I don't give a flip. (Fallon startin' to not either, thankfully; I ain't been her longenough to give one yet.)

It sucks, but us bein' a massage therapist, unfortunately, I can see where it'd be necessary-'specially if we get a client who...noncoporially sensitive-and Jay be givin' a massage-it'd be kind of a shock to see the male form overlayin' the female...an' while I know most people can't see it, we done had people who say they can see us outside the body, down to someone pickin' out the color of one of the old-fronters eyes without havin' been told.

Safety, I think it one of the reasons we so anxious there-we don't feel safe, and it shows. :( The only places we feel safe's on some of the blogs we comment on (yours; Dialectic dreamers among others) our own blogs an' here at home. Not very many places, really.

-Wayne~

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Date: 2017-04-03 03:34 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] we_are_spc
Yeah. It's why Fallon's always there when Jay does stuff 'cause he not good at keepin' the voice in the female range, but his pressure's more even. So it become a delicate balancin' act where he do the work and she control the voice-and it gets tirin'. Most often she do most of the massages now 'cause it's easier to keep up the stamina that way.

Yeah, we real people, with real lives and shit. Most of thepeople outside of DW don't know, though, so it makes it hard not to question our reality sometimes-and then we sometimes wonder if our shit get lost in translation from...us to brain. *sighs*

We workin' on trying to find local parks an' stuff-we got a starbucks close, but it's a bit too formal since they renovated it and took out the comfy seating 'cause people was misusin' it, but we got another coffee shop we ain't been to yet that might fil that place for us and's 4$ uber trip. Also, we didn't think about the lawyer thing. I wonder how that would work? Ain't never heard of anything like that, and it sounds entriguin' now.

Gunna look at these resources later, but the yoga thing might be an idea, though we'll have to talk to whoever we end up with as instructors. We had scholiosis surgery, so they'd have to modify it some, but it'd be doable. :) We meditate sometimes, b ut we gotta get back into the habbit of every day stuff. Also, we thought about pilates, 'cause did it back in the day, so to speak, and it semed to help us keep centerd, an' apparently helped us walk straighter, too. Sorta miss that.

Bein' safe's a big thing for a lot of us. 'Specially for those of the fronters who done growed up (Er, grown up) in...rather bad environments to begin with, then they come here an' don't feel safe. Kinda makes it hard to relax, even here in the house alone.

...

I talk like I been here forever-and al lit really be is acces to commom memory for some of this, an' notes Fallon tend to leave for us on the perverbial 'frontboard'...kinda reminds me of a weird ass dry-erase thing. o.o

-Wayne~

Re: Thoughts

Date: 2017-04-03 01:09 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] we_are_spc
It is exhausting. And is a good solution sometimes, but othe times she still do it 'cause Jay find he like doin' massages an' it makes him sad sometimes that he can't 'cause of that. Or cain't as much as he'd like.

Yeah, now that you say things, Fallon say she learned about some of the advanced directives in the ethics class we done took, though she forgot about usin' a lawyer to help. She'd thought about tryin'a find the forms online and doin'em up here 'cause they say that's another way, but just ain't done it yet. Thankfully we got the book online, and I'm bettin' they links in that thing to go find'em. Also, good thing ya described the wrap workbook thing 'cause PDF no work. :( We tryin'a find a way to git it into another way, but ain't found it yet.

As for havin' our mother make decisions for us in a major accident. All of us say "Hell feakin' no!" LOL While we think she might respect our wishes if they written out, we also feel like her emotions might get in the way, and she'll do thin's she feel we need, an' not what's written out-or she freak out herself 'cause of the stress and shit. We done noticed, though, that if she got somethin' in front of her, she do better. She a planner, so if there a plan, we good.

I had to take a laugh from food-insecure. We got food everywhere at this point, and due to some of the fronters growin' up poor, it help-and we didn't even mean for that to happen, nor to have this much food here. He. Only thin's we need to buy sometimes is cold stuff like various meats an' things. Most of the other stuff we got-canned stuff, pasta noodles out the wazu...boxes and bags of potato flakes. Someone come here, and all they'd need to buy's fresh onions an' maybe some of the spices 'cause everything els (or most everything else) we got.

I hope this place work out, too. XCalled Darrin's Coffee Company, an' seem right up a lot of our alleys. Even sells cooladed there.

Good on ya for pointin' us at the apps an' jewelry. We was under the mistaken impression that they was just for the elderly, not for us. At least the jewelry anyways.

-Wayne~

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Date: 2017-04-02 04:26 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] alatefeline
Thank you! I will be getting a copy of the young people's one for my class library. My non-visually-impaired students will benefit too, and it will be good to have it there in case someone needs to know that such a thing exist, then or later.

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Date: 2017-04-02 04:37 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] alatefeline
Good points.

Re: Yay!

Date: 2017-04-02 11:17 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] we_are_spc
...What sort of hot cereal do you like?

Our favorite is either otmeal or palenta, and holy wow do we miss the latter. xd

But...we want ot try grits because the last time we had them they weren't made well, and we've heard they're good when properly made.

-Fallon~

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Date: 2017-04-02 04:37 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jenett
There's also a cooking show on Canadian media (but watchable online in the US, not sure about elsewhere) with a chef who is blind: Here's the show homepage and here's her initial blog post about it on her blog

It's also a pretty common thing for agencies that teach independent living skills to have materials about, and they can also point at accessible cooking tools. (The ones that do things like help you measure how full a cup is are very handy when working with hot liquids!)

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Date: 2017-04-02 04:45 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] peoriapeoriawhereart
One of the cooking contest shows had a blind woman and the host specifically critiqued her dessert in terms she could perceive. The crunch of the crust, the scent of the filling etc.

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Date: 2017-04-02 05:15 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] peoriapeoriawhereart
Really the only one I actually watch is the British Bake-Off, since that's really just an intercultural county fair sort of deal, with a funny MC.

But given how his other shows are shot, that one was really nice (someone posted it as a gif set iirc)

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