A food paradise
I think Singapore is a food paradise. There are many food choices people can eat in Singapore. They include Japanese, Chinese, Malay and Thai food. You can eat at the many food stalls, coffee shops and restaurants found everywhere. Some of the local favourite dishes are chilli crab, laksa, fish head curries and a chicken dish with rice. Singaporean people love eating food. One time I went with my family to a restaurant at midnight. It was so busy we had to wait for an empty table. If you visit Singapore try as many different foods as you can.
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Posted by: Phoebe Tay, on 17/05/12
Cooking up a storm
When you are blind or have a vision impairment it is important to organise your kitchen well . You need to have an organised system for storing ingredients, spices and utensils. This will help minimise any cooking stress. Tactile labelling on ingredients is a great idea. Kitchen appliances should also be labelled. I recommend pouring ingredients over the sink or a tray. Spillages are then easier to clean up. Using our sense of smell, hearing and touch can be helpful in cooking. Timers are also very handy.
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Posted by: Bernadette Lancefield, on 13/04/12
Cooking is important for independent living. I was determined to learn to cook. When I was a girl I was often told I would not be able to cook because I am blind. But being blind has not stopped me. It is great to be able to create your own recipes. Cooking has given me confidence and independence. I have cooked for large groups. I have even cooked in difficult conditions using open fires.
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Posted by: Marisa Sposaro, on 30/06/11
MasterChef with a disability
John Hughes recently competed on the television show MasterChef. John makes wine. He also lives with cerebral palsy. John made it through to the top 30. He made MasterChef history by choosing not to serve a dish to the judges. He did not think he did a good enough job with the dish. John received a lot of admiration for this decision. His cooking was also regularly praised. John says more people with a disability should be given opportunities to appear on television.
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Posted by: Carly Findlay, on 18/05/11
Slow-cooked winter food
When it gets cold I like to cook food that will warm me up. I use a slow cooker. It cooks food at a low temperature for a long time. It is very handy when I am busy. I can turn it on in the morning. Then when I come home at night my dinner is ready. There are many different types of slow cookers available. You can use them to cook soups and stews. I also try to eat salads and fresh fruit in winter. Fruit and vegetables that are in season taste better. They are also cheaper.
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Posted by: Susan Tregurtha, on 13/05/11