[CnD] Frustrations in the kitchen sometimes

Mary Ann maryannm at rogers.com
Sat May 2 10:57:26 EDT 2015


I always put my item which I am using at the back of the counter or by the 
sink. I never leave a container in the middle of the counter. If this does 
not work put your container which you are using  in a tray.

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From: "ellen telker via Cookinginthedark" <cookinginthedark at acbradio.org>
Sent: Saturday, May 02, 2015 10:03 AM
To: <cookinginthedark at acbradio.org>; "Charles Rivard" <wee1sman at fidnet.com>
Subject: Re: [CnD] Frustrations in the kitchen sometimes

> I'm really surprised that when this topic was discussed a while back, 
> nobody mentioned my biggest problem.  That is dropping and/or knocking 
> things over. I always try to put the lids back on things when they are not 
> actually in use, but I do fear knocking the thing over while I'm reaching 
> for the lid to put back on.  Fortunately, I am not a coffee drinker so I 
> do not knock mugs over unless they are my reader's when I'm reaching to 
> hand her something. Sighted people have this problem to some extent too, 
> because my reader says that from actual experience the worst things to 
> drop are blueberries.  Isn't it fun to think you have them all, and then 
> later when you've forgotten all about them, you step on one so you have a 
> blue spot on the floor and your footwear.  Cherry tomatoes and grapes are 
> second and third in line.  And have you had the pleasure of trying to 
> clean up spilled salad dressing or oil?  What brings this up is that this 
> morning I knocked over my container of pistachios while I was nibbling on 
> a few.  Well, first I had to put my guide dog in her crate, and my pet dog 
> outside because my guide dog is a lab so she thinks vacuum cleaner is in 
> her job description.  Then I crawled around for about 15 minutes picking 
> up pistachios.  I actually did very well because when the dogs were 
> allowed back, I only heard about 8 or 9 crunches. I hope this gives you 
> all a good laugh because I really don't think I am the only one who has 
> this problem so I think you can sympathize and maybe elaborate on the 
> subject.  And I might as well ask a question.  If something like a 
> blueberry, pistachio or tomato falls on the floor but has not been 
> squashed, do you throw it out or do you wash it of and use it?
> Ellen and the animals who like living here because sometimes they get 
> unexpected snacks
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Charles Rivard via Cookinginthedark" 
> <cookinginthedark at acbradio.org>
> To: <cookinginthedark at acbradio.org>; "Dale" <cookinginthedark at att.net>
> Sent: Friday, January 30, 2015 10:28 PM
> Subject: Re: [CnD] Frustrations in the kitchen sometimes
>
>
>>I really got to razz my sighted Mom once when she put liquid smoke into a 
>>double batch of oatmeal raisin cookies instead of vanilla.  Let's just say 
>>that they certainly had a unique flavor??
>>
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>> Be positive!  When it comes to being defeated, if you think you're 
>> finished, you! really! are! finished!
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "Dale via Cookinginthedark" <cookinginthedark at acbradio.org>
>> To: <cookinginthedark at acbradio.org>; "Jeri Milton" <jerimilton at gmail.com>
>> Sent: Friday, January 30, 2015 1:12 PM
>> Subject: Re: [CnD] Frustrations in the kitchen sometimes
>>
>>
>>> Losing something you just had in your hand a second ago will drive you 
>>> crazy!
>>> "Where did I put it?" I have asked myself a million times it seems.
>>>
>>> It especially gets on my nerves when we have to stop recording a Cooking 
>>> in the Dark show so I can find what I just had  in my hand...
>>>
>>> To help me keep my blood pressure down, I have tried to teach myself to 
>>> put things back where they go after I have used them....
>>> I am still trying to teach myself this.
>>> Getting better but I did lose the hot sauce today...
>>>
>>> I have taught myself to lean my cooking utensil, spoon, spatula, tongs, 
>>> etc, in the sink...
>>> actually I lean them in the front left and corner of my sink.
>>> That way when I need to grab the utensil, I always know where they 
>>> are...
>>> Keep on trucking Jerry!
>>> Heck, once when I was making a meat loaf, I accidentally added a package 
>>> of vanilla pudding...I thought it was my bag of onion and mushroom soup 
>>> mix...
>>> Anyway, that meat loaf was sweet and it was orange! I did not figure out 
>>> why it was that way until after dinner...my wife still won't let me live 
>>> that one down ! (grin)
>>> Dale
>>> Campbell
>>> Owner- Cooking In The Dark List
>>> Cooking In The Dark Home Cook
>>>
>>>
>>>>Hi all.
>>>>So sometimes when Im cooking, I forget where I set things down like the 
>>>>garlic or a bottle of sauce. The other day I was frying some corn taco 
>>>>shells and kept losing the tongs. Sometimes...or most of the time the 
>>>>kids will need me for something and I get distracted. Does this happen 
>>>>to any of you?
>>>>
>>>>Jeri
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>Sent from jeri's iPhone
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