Tick of Yum

Providing hints and tips on using your Thermy, suggestions and recipes - from a very happyily Thermomixed South Australian couple

Our Ticks of Yum

John's Worcestershire Sauce

Posted by Bee & John on June 10, 2016 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (1)

My John Looooooooves his Worcestershire Sauce.  This black, intense, spicy, salty/sweet flavour enhancer... and I make it for him!


It doesn't take long and afterwards we have enough for the year! (Makes just over a litre).  I've converted it to thermy method, although as you can see on the (quite OLD) recipe, that it isn't hard to make without one either!


ingredients:

 

  • 900g of vinegar
  • 300g of good quality soy sauce
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Autumn Tomato Sauce

Posted by Bee & John on May 18, 2016 at 11:50 PM Comments comments (0)

This recipe is easy, and although it seems that there are quite a few ingredients, they're easily put together and the end result is absolutely delicious!


Of course, the best thing about making the sauce yourself, is that you know exactly what goes into it! (and it tastes delicious!)

 

Ingredients

 

 

  • 800g of Vine Ripened tomatoes (Roma are best) - chopped
  • One small apple, quartered - no need to peel or de-see...
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Cracked Pepper Pate (with Port - optional)

Posted by Bee & John on April 11, 2016 at 3:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Bee's Cracked pepper pate

 

No recipe, no matter WHAT people say, is completely made up.  SOMEBODY, somewhere made up the recipe of Pate and there have been variations of both the recipe and it's usage over time.

This one is a variations of one that I have used many times, and that is Gretchen's Pistachio pate from SuperKitchenMachine and a few others I found on the web.  I added what I had available and what I love...

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Camping/Travelling with Thermomix

Posted by Bee & John on February 15, 2015 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (5)



Going Camping??  


Perhaps you're a Grey nomad.... or want to be?  I'm hoping this will help you get the most out of your Thermomix!!  


I don't intend to make this into a complete resource.... just a beginning..  a start.... to make you aware of the possiblities.


First of all... what do I know?  Not much :-)  ...

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Odour-Bee-Gone PRE-spray

Posted by Bee & John on February 7, 2015 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Ok... this is a food blog right... and you don't talk about ... um... (whispers.....) odours from the loo (normal voice) in the middle of talking about food right?


Well... I'm not going to talk about FOOD... but I will talk about the other.


First - some background.  While John actually watched the Superbowl recently (alone!!) couldn't wait to watch the rather entertaining ads that they put together for the main event.  I clicked onto a YouTube col...

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Ridiculously Easy Fancy Bread

Posted by Bee & John on December 22, 2014 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Last year, I posted a picture of a Brioche Santa face that looks amazing in the pictures.... but ended up looking like.... at best Cartoon Santa - at worst Demented Santa... when most people actually tried to make it.


So... the hunt fwas on or something easier BUT just as fancy looking!


I saw these pics on Pinterest and I wanted to know just HOW easy these were and didn't look at the instructions, merely at the pictures, and then made them.  in a word....

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Ketjap Manis

Posted by Bee & John on November 15, 2014 at 4:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Some of you might remember a picture I posted on my facebook page that looked like this.....


There was a bit of speculation on what it was and I was both heartily amused and VERY embarrassed... but I was still working with the recipe so I hadn't put it up.... until now.  


I've been tweeking it and tweeking it and finally got it about right I think... and NO... this won't happen to you now!

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Taking Stock!

Posted by Bee & John on November 11, 2014 at 3:10 AM Comments comments (0)

I am really loving the new Basic Cookbook that comes with the new TM5 - but there are a few recipes I just HAD to think about.... then try the recipes just to make sure.  The first was the Brioche recipe and I have just posted about that.  


This post is about the new recipe for the Meat and Chicken Stock Concentrate Paste


First of all - Be aware that if you are using the chip it has slight discrepencies to what is in the cookbook - here is ...

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Loquat BBQ (??) Sauce

Posted by Bee & John on October 31, 2014 at 3:15 AM Comments comments (0)

I met a lovely lady this week (Hi Kit!!) who gave me a lovely bag of Lemons and Loquats!

 

 

 

Now... I didn't want to say so.... but I had NO idea what a loquat was!!! I tried one on the way home and it was sorta like a cross between a Nashi Pear and a Lemon - yum.. but it was going to be a whole lot of work to get a feed out of them!

 

 

 

I checked out the net when I got home and found this website. I was intri...

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How to wow - bread shapes!

Posted by Bee & John on October 11, 2014 at 3:15 AM Comments comments (0)

A Facebook page that I follow... https://www.facebook.com/pages/Thelma-and-Souise/255867974437307" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Thelma and Souise... posted this fabulous video recently and it really caught my attention!!  (Gee.... what a surprise eh?  a Bread thing that interested me!)

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=866443860034223" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Video link here


I won't go into a lot of detail here, the video says it all - a...

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Asian Soup Stock Concentrate

Posted by Bee & John on October 10, 2014 at 2:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Well... it's our first week into our 5:2 diet (info at the bottom of the page)... time will tell how long we continue it... but the first two fast days were fine for me!  I was very surprised that while I WAS'T eating.... I spent an inordinate amount of time talking about food and looking up recipes LOL


One recipe that caught my eye was an asian broth with poached chicken... looked amazing (and I was hungry so I was already imagining the taste.


So... w...

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Little Balls of Joy

Posted by Bee & John on May 28, 2014 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Bliss Balls, Protein Balls, Treats, Truffles….. what are they?


Well, there are hundreds of recipes out there, and following are just a couple, but do you NEED to follow a recipe? Some of us, actually, most of us…. once you have made a few from recipes you have an idea what your family likes in them and what works…. and what doesn't!  Then, you can easily just grab some ingredients together, just chuck it all in thermy and whammo, you have these littl...

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Fesenjan - Persian deliciousness

Posted by Bee & John on April 24, 2014 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (1)

What the heck is Fesenjan?  I thought the same..... initially.  Now it is one of the most fabulous, special (easy) meals that I have made!  A special shout out to Helen who suggested I try it - thank you SO much!!  


It is not a meal for the pressed-of-time people.  This will take at least 2-3 hours and best made the night before eating (we ended up eating it 2 days after cooking) to really bring out the flavours.  But fabulous if you want...

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Savoury Pancake

Posted by Bee & John on April 18, 2014 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)

If you don't know already (really?  Why not?) my heritage is Dutch.  We have some weird ideas. the Dutch.... Mayonaise with your hot chips (Devine!), Apple Sauce with every meal (fabulous) and pancakes, mini, flat, fat, sweet or savoury.


The First I do all the time.  The second I can't convince John that it is worth trying.  But the third is something I'veenjoyed making for ages... but not the savoury ones - until now!!


It's really very ...

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Pomegranate Molassas

Posted by Bee & John on April 18, 2014 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (0)

I was given a taste of some pomegranate Molassas once... ages ago.. SO long ago that I can't even remember when and where I had it!  The lady had made it and wanted me to try some... OK... it was ok, a tangy sauce... so, I thought, what could I possibly do with that? And put it out of my mind.... or so I thought.


Over the years I have remembered the name of the sauce, and the excitement of the person who had made it and at the back of my mind has ALWAYS been the thought...

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Brown Sugar - Make your OWN!!!

Posted by Bee & John on March 28, 2014 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)

I couldn't believe it!  Not until I saw it, did it, tasted it and used it!  YES, you CAN make your own Brown Sugar,


It is is SO easy it's a shocker that they charge you for it!!!


Brown Sugar


  • 400g sugar
  • 40g Molasass (80g for DARK brown sugar)
Then 
  1. hit REVERSE (you don't want to grind it down to a g...
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In the Mix Cookbook - Number 2 - A general Ramble

Posted by Bee & John on March 26, 2014 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Well... it comes to some people late.  SOME people take forever to get information filtered through their brain!  NOT saying that'd be me.... of course not!  Never!  Maybe :-(


I again eat humble pie.  NOT a very tasty meal at the best of times, but as my darling John will be proud (yeah right!!) to tell you, I'm NEVER wrong.  So.... don't tell him.... ok?


I waited with baited breath for the In the Mix 2 cookbook.  Looks GO...

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Cranberry Cous Cous Salad

Posted by Bee & John on February 16, 2014 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Monday..... its Monday!  No, I don't have Monday-itis.... but now that I live my very happy thermomix consultant life, it is the ONE day where I am always booked out.   During the daytime I do my house cleaning (or pretending to do it while getting distracted with... um... anything I can find!) and in the evening, either a meeting or I cook a meal for the Keough family and bring it to my father-in-law's place to share with everyone.


Today it is a bit different as I...

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Oreo Balls

Posted by Bee & John on February 6, 2014 at 3:15 AM Comments comments (1)

Just before Christmas, I did a delivery to a fabulous cook, and she got straight into the thermomix and made Oreo balls!  I just HAD to have the recipe!!!!


EASY PEASY Oreo Balls!!!


  • 2 packets Oreo. 
    • Speed 8 for 10-15 seconds
  • Scoop about 2 tablespoons out & put aside
  • Add cream cheese to the rest of the crumbs. 
    • Mix speed 6 until combined

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Nico's Satay Chicken & satay sauce

Posted by Bee & John on February 6, 2014 at 2:20 AM Comments comments (1)

Well... it had to happen, a brand new cookbook going "use me". "use me"... so I did.


How can you tell if you hav a good cookbook?  Well... to me, it is making something that you LOVE to order at restaurants.  If it is BETTER than what you would normally get from that restaurant?  It's a great cookbook.... well maybe it's only a good recipe, but work with me here LOL


With that little test in mind, I decided to try the Satay Chicken and the Pea...

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