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

Testing recipes Thermomix cookbook (Australia) - "Everyday Cooking" - and converting and/or trying others - This is purely OUR PERSONAL opinion of the Thermomix and the recipes!

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John's Worcestershire Sauce

Posted by Bee & John on June 10, 2016 at 10:20 AM

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!



  • 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

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!)





  • 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

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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Meet Stock Concentrate for Nikalene's Book

Posted by Bee & John on May 8, 2015 at 1:50 AM

Nikalene, from the fabulous Skinnymixers has just released a wonderful new cookbook with some fabulous Indian recipes.   She is largely considered to have THE best Butter Chicken recipe on the planet and I can't wait to try all of her other recipes.

You can find the link to her cookbook HERE

In the book... at the very start of the book.... Nikalene has some notes, one of them (I was SO chuffed to see I couldn't tell you!!) was that the Beef Stock Conce...

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To use the thermomix or not???

Posted by Bee & John on April 27, 2015 at 4:00 AM

I was asked recently, "don't you miss the caramelisation of the onions, the brown bits in the frypan?" - it's an interesting question…..


First of all…. Thermomix CAN caramelise PERFECTLY! GO LEARN!

But to answer the question…. Good caramelisation is a fine line between browning and burning! How many of us THINK we have perfect caramel tones in our meals but we have just got used to charcoal? :-D

Secondly…. it's a trade off - you do what...

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Notice for TM5 users - Temperature reading

Posted by Bee & John on March 24, 2015 at 4:35 AM

TM31 owners..... no need to read further :-)

TM5 owners, listen up!

I did a delivery yesterday to another excited couple, luckily (as it turned out) they were SO lovely I'm sure they'll forgive me for doing what I THOUGHT was my job, but actually, I was wrong (DON'T tell John... he knows very well I am NEVER wrong!!  In fact, I'm having cold shivers just thinking about being... you know... that word.

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Camping/Travelling with Thermomix

Posted by Bee & John on February 15, 2015 at 12:25 AM

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

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

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

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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Fragrant Chicken Broth (lemon/coconut)

Posted by Bee & John on November 11, 2014 at 4:05 AM

And last but not least for today - is the conversion of a Fasting Day / Low Calorie meal from the UK 5:2 website for use by a Thermomix -

Fragrant Chicken Broth, Thermomix version - as requested.

I've had a little twiddle with the ingredints (that sounds weird... but you know what I mean right?) and I have to say that it is VERY VERY delicious!!!! &...

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Taking Stock!

Posted by Bee & John on November 11, 2014 at 3:10 AM

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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That's a Brioche?

Posted by Bee & John on November 9, 2014 at 1:15 AM

I was delivering a lovely new TM5 (THAT's a silly statement.. I would hardly deliver an OLD one would I?) Anyway.... this lovely new owner decided to make a Brioche... and of course I said "lovely.... I love the Brioche recipe".... Up comes the recipe on the chip and I'm thinking... "WHAT on EARTH is happening with the Brioche recipe?!?! 

It was SO different I thought that it was an error on the chip... or maybe an error in the cookbook....

BUT I spo...

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Loquat BBQ (??) Sauce

Posted by Bee & John on October 31, 2014 at 3:15 AM

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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Hearty Bacon and Mushroom soup

Posted by Bee & John on October 31, 2014 at 2:40 AM

Well... the journey John and i are on (the 5/2 diet) seems to be working well (3 kilos off for me in 3 kilos - john "isn't counting" but things are looser)... and what's more John is even more into it than me which is great for my morale!

John is home this week after hernia surgery and he is disgustingly healthy... although moving slower than normal (not mentally you understand!!).  But... the good thing is, that he has had plenty of time for cooking and recipe hunting ...

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The Cook Book Recipe Shuffle

Posted by Bee & John on October 29, 2014 at 3:15 AM

Oh No!!!  Another Cookbook?  Well, yes!  It would make sense we get a new cookbook for the new Thermomix 5.

Why?  Of course us recipe junkies would say why not... but... i would say that there are going to be a WHOLE lot of people who have the TM31 and they are going to KEEP it!   So... what good is a cookbook that is virtually the SAME as the oen that they would already own?

After I heard about the new Thermomix, I realised I have ...

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How to wow - bread shapes!

Posted by Bee & John on October 11, 2014 at 3:15 AM

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

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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Mushroom Stroganoff

Posted by Bee & John on October 1, 2014 at 4:35 AM

Ever heard of the 5:2 diet?  I had.... the thing is... I'm old enough to have heard of MANY diets and have also seen them fall out of favour.  Carbs are bad for you.... oh, actually they aren't.  Fat is bad for you... oh, actually it isn't - and so on.

When an absolutely LOVELY lady, a friend and a client, gave me this recipe from her 5:2 regimine, it sounded lovely and I had made it - REALLY enjoying it for the recipe itself, I must admit I didn't think much ...

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What's new Pussy Cat

Posted by Bee & John on September 7, 2014 at 5:10 AM

So... it's here!!  We are proud to announce the arrival of our new baby... the TM5!

First of all... the legal stuff.  You know this is just MY thoughts right?  Not official in any way!

Now... DON'T STOP.  If you think this blog is going to be all about how wonderful it is and you MUST upgrade right NOW... well I suppose in a way it is, but is is NOT suposed to be.  I jus...

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