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

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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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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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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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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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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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Little Balls of Joy

Posted by Bee & John on May 28, 2014 at 12:15 AM

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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Mushrooms�?�.. lets have some Fun(gi)

Posted by Bee & John on May 15, 2014 at 9:20 PM


Like mushrooms?  I do!  I never used to, but I have come to really apprecieate them over the past few years..

My only introduction to them as a child was canned champingons (little button mushrooms). But I started to actually enjoy them RIGHT after I tasted my first hot meal made in the thermomix... the Mushroom rissoto at the demo!


What are they really? Well, according to Wikipedia they are "gobbley gook....... 1000 wo...

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Cups to Grams - a guide

Posted by Bee & John on April 21, 2014 at 4:45 AM
I was fooled recently by a website who SERIOUSLY missjudged their weights when she converted her cups into grams and I ended up with a very weird cake!  So, I thought I would put this form together to help other people get NORMAL cakes :-)

Is it exact?  Perhaps not minutely exact - but hopefully a darn good guide!!
I used spreadsheet f...
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loosing weight with the Thermomix? An owners story

Posted by Bee & John on April 8, 2014 at 5:15 AM

I sat at the computer this evening to check my emails... and read the BEST email I have ever received from a friend!  (Client first, now friend!)

I reprint it here word for word... except the names....  Enjoy!!  I know I did, I'm still smiling and had replied that I have never been so happy to get the blame for something in my life!!


Dear Bee


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Brown Sugar - Make your OWN!!!

Posted by Bee & John on March 28, 2014 at 7:45 PM

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)
  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

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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Tomato Sauce - cooking in bulk

Posted by Bee & John on January 19, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Yumm!!  Home made tomato sauce!!!

I grabbed a box of tomatoes yesterday, quite cheap!  and proceeded to make the next 12 months quota of tomato sauce.

Is it cost effective?  Well, here's the breakdown.

3/4 box of tomatoes.  $8 for the box so that's $6

1.5k of plums, off our tree so free.  I would imagine that this t...

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Make your OWN patty pans

Posted by Bee & John on December 22, 2013 at 1:20 AM

I was making a batch of fruit mince tarts - mini ones so that we can eat OTHER things too at Christmas LOL - anyway... I was thinking about the method I use to make my own Patty Pans.

I thought you might like to use this as we head into a busy baking time :-)

Why ?  They're quick... they're easy and.... they're quick!  Hope you find them useful!

FIRST: get a piece of baking paper (the non-stick sort... otherwise... what's the poi...

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Beef Cheeks in the Varoma

Posted by Bee & John on December 3, 2013 at 3:25 AM

John introduced me to Beef Cheeks, cooked sloooooooowly in a pot on the stove.  They really are delicious!!  Tender and, just like lamb shanks, need a) a lot of cooking and b) provide a delicious thick nourishing stock.

John - my darling John - changed his name to Doubting Thomas for a while there after I casually asked (after he burnt a big pot of beef cheeks) if they would be ok in the Thermomix - he said he doubted it!

So.... over the last few ...

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Sweet and Sour Sauce without pineapple or vinegar

Posted by Bee & John on December 2, 2013 at 4:10 AM

John, the love of my life, has a few defects.  One of them is that he hates cooked pineapple.  To me, that had excluded one of my favourite sauces... sweet and sour.

Googling through recipes one day I came across this AMAZING (yes, it IS worth capitals) sweet and sour recipe.  What makes it so good?  Well, it isn't really the type of sauce when you think of Sweet and Sour - it isn't clear and sweet - it is thick, a LITTLE sweet and REAL tasty!  Almos...

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Bee's Coleslaw - AKA - Making Salad in your Thermy

Posted by Bee & John on October 24, 2013 at 9:55 AM

The very first time I EVER made a salad (A coleslaw) I actually made coleslaw juice.  Does that sound familiar??

Ever since then, I NEVER wanted to make coleslaw mush ever again.  And I didn't.....  I learnt a trick... easy peasy salad... YOU can make the best salad in the blink of an eye.

To add even more value to this post, I'll add the recipe for my favourite style of coleslaw - and name it after myself..... Why??  Because I can :-). ...

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Making gifts in your Thermomix

Posted by Bee & John on October 7, 2013 at 3:50 AM

Gifts made in your Thermomix

It has clicked over to October - although it is hard to believe at the moment, there are only a few weeks before we all start thinking about what to get whom... where from... how... and so on.

It is fantastic that we can make our own gifts so very easily in the Thermomix - some can be made at the last minute... some take a little time.. but with some forethought and just a few easy steps, you will be...

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