A kitchen featuring hardwood floors, white cupboards and white kitchen sink is perfectly clean and clear of any clutter. On top of the stainless steel stove is a red stockpot. Three white canisters of varying sizes, a woodblock cutting board and a bowl of yellow fruit sit atop the counter. In the foreground is a blue hutch with a glass pitcher and glass jars, as well as a copper wall clock. A three-tiered wooden shelf dons a variety of knickknacks, a vase, some wine glasses and a few books. The lighting in this kitchen is bold, bright and centered over the countertops.

Lighting the Way to Kitchen Independence

And Mike Morris said, “Let there be light!” Mike explains how the use of the proper amount of lighting helped him regain his independence in the kitchen. Included is his piece is a mouth-watering recipe for smoked salmon.

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Annika Konrad and her new husband walk hand in hand across an open field towards a lush, green row of trees. As the sunshine bares down, the pair casts long shadows behind them. Annika wears a white lace gown that features a deep v down her back and a train that follows behind her. To the couple’s left in the distance is a rustic red barn. In the blue sky hovers only a faint spattering of puffy white clouds.

Learning to Love Without the Visual Details

In “Learning to Love without the Details,” Annika Konrad reflects on the visual nature of planning her wedding. Between navigating and delegating decisions about wedding colors, wedding party attire and invitation font, Annika wonders: Will her visual impairment keep her from enjoying the big day?

Dressing Up the Grill with ID Mate

Grilling season is right around the corner! Janell Groskreutz enjoys making this delicious and colorful shish kebab recipe when hosting cookouts. She also explains how she incorporates technology into her cooking to increase her independence in the kitchen.