Izzy is an anonymous advice column that offers solutions to everyday challenges
for people with sight loss.
In preparation for the holidays, I spend most of my
weekends baking delectable treats. I enjoy sharing my Christmas baking with
family and friends. As my vision slowly deteriorates, I find it more and more
difficult to measure liquid ingredients like oils, milk and water, using a
glass measuring cup. I am no longer able to see the measurements on the cup
unless I use a magnification aid. Do you have any ideas that will make this
Mismeasures In Mississauga,
the past you probably used a glass Pyrex measuring cup when measuring liquid
ingredients. In fact, your home economics teacher most likely told you that
this was essential when measuring liquid ingredients. The problem is that It is
virtually impossible to use glass measuring cups if you are unable to see the
level of the liquid in the measuring cup or the markings on the glass.
measuring cups can be used for both liquid and dry ingredients. With nested
measuring cups, the cups stack on top of each other making it easy to identify
the different sizes.
using nested measuring cups to measure liquids, place the appropriate measuring
cup in a bowl. Rest your finger at the top of the cup when pouring the liquid.
When the liquid touches your finger, stop pouring. The bowl will catch any
the bowl is a contrasting colour to the measuring cup (e.g. white bowl and
black measuring cup), it will be easier to see the cup in the bowl. You may
like to refrigerate your cooking oils so you can feel the liquid more easily
If you would like to learn additional adaptive kitchen
skills, contact your local CNIB office. Happy baking!
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