The Blind Grind, E6 And Other Odd Bits

The Blind Grind: Episode 6, ExpectationsSerena, left, and LM, right, pause for a spontaneous photo in a hotel hallway in front of some colorful, abstract art; they are dressed a little fancy. Serena stands, arms folded and cane tucked into her right elbow, left shoulder out. She wears a traditional Kyrgyz kalpak, playfully lowered over her eyes and grins broadly. LM leans in, cane tucked into her left arm, wearing sunglasses and smiling lightly.

Blind Broad, left, and Bay Area Blind Mom, right

Back to our baseline coffee fueled shenanigans, Bay Area Blind Mom and I just scratched the surface on our discussion of expectations yesterday, not even digging too deeply into the blindness context. Take a listen and let us know what you think, and be sure to like and follow to get notified when we go live on The Blind Grind Facebook page, Wednesdays at 10 a.m. PST, and 4 p.m. PST when there’s a 5th Wednesday for our Bitch & Wine edition.

The Quiche Universe Is Expanding!

Close up of a wedge of quiche on a white plate. A fork has cut aside the tip, revealing the cross section of the quiche and the tines rest on the edge of the plate in the lower right corner.You could totally make quiche from some stuff you’ve got in your fridge!

As this creative project of mine grows, I want you to be able to find me, and in a format that works for you. I’ve consolidated links to all my socials at this landing page, where you can also sign up for email updates, if you’re really a foodie nerd like me. Not all of the things go on all of the socials, and the email channel is where I’ll be sharing the most VIP info and updates, it’s like a backstage pass into my kitchen for only the sparkliest unicorns among you. Sign up for email alerts, and I’ll share my signature Sweep The Fridge Quiche recipe for free so you can start your own journey to #StopFoodWaste. Let me know how it turns out!

Braille Across America

Serena and Sterling pose for a selfie, with loaded packs rising above their heads behind them.My SO and I got in nearly 7 of our miles on a camping hike!

I’m still raising funds and awareness for braille literacy, a subject The Blind Grind covered on Episode 1, Read Across America, by participating in Braille Across America, a campaign of National Braille Press, a topic we covered the day before #BXA2022 launched on Episode 3, Let’s Get Physical. At barely halfway through this month-long campaign, The Blind Grind team reached our team goal of $1000, offsetting the production costs of some 37 braille books, which cost 3X more to produce than print. We’ve decided to stretch our team goal to $1500 and I’m already just 5 miles short of my second marathon for the month! As a nationwide team, we’ve run, walked, biked, hiked, and otherwise logged enough collective miles to travel from Boston to San Francisco and are working our way back and NBP is more than halfway to its $75K goal. Help us keep the forward momentum for braille going by making a donation to Braille Across America–a contribution of $27 offsets the production cost of one braille book.

“I realized very early the power of food to evoke memory, to bring people together, to transport you to other places, and I wanted to be a part of that. :José Andrés Puerta

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