We'd love you to join us for our weekly "Clever Cooking" food and recipe group, taking place on Zoom at 6 PM (UK) this evening (the 6th of May). Emma, who teaches cookery professionally to visually impaired young people, leads the group. She’ll be sharing accessible recipes, hints and tips for us to try out over the coming week!
This week we'll be focussing on labelling in the kitchen. It would be a disaster to tip a tin of custard to your curry in place of tomatoes, so Emma will share some labelling ideas, from Braille to rubber bands. Whether you're wondering how to tell jars of spices apart, or want to make sure you have your batched frozen meals marked with the correct date and description, we're hoping this Clever Cooking session will boost your confidence in the kitchen.
You can join us via Zoom from 6 PM (UK time) at https://zoom.us/j/227981901. You can also join us by telephone by calling +44 203 481 5240 and entering meeting ID 227 981 901 when prompted. A few people have reported having difficulties following the links in our emails (this may be due to the software we use to send them). If the link doesn't work for you, the link at braillists.org/staysafe should. You can also enter meeting ID 227 981 901 in your Zoom client to join the meeting manually.
As a heads up, Liam will be talking about and demonstrating bread-making techniques during next week's session. If you'd like to follow along at home, you'll need strong white bread flour (plain flour will work in a pinch) and some instant dried yeast. You won't need any special equipment. If you're having trouble finding flour, Morrisons (in the UK) are selling bread flour for 60p/KG from the bakery counter, and other supermarkets may well do the same.
We've been running Zoom meetings for seven weeks now, and would love to know what our community has though of them, and what people want from us going forward! That's why we've created a short survey (it's accessible and takes less than 10 minutes to complete) to gather peoples thoughts. As a bonus, we'll be entering all survey respondents into a draw to win a £10 (or local currency equivalent) Amazon voucher. We'll be announcing the winner on the 15th of May. You can complete the survey at https://forms.gle/CkZfBLdNWHgEsSGh9.
LATER THIS WEEK
On Friday the 8th of May our Stay Safe Stay Connected session will return with a special Pub Quiz edition at 6 PM. The Braille Bar beginner Braille group will take place on Monday at 7 PM. This week we'll be learning about single letter word contractions.
With warm regards,
The Braillists Team
P.S. If you are ringing in from another time zone please take care to check UK time against your local time.