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

Chicken and Choritzo Stew

Posted by Bee & John on August 27, 2013 at 11:30 PM

Well.... aren't the "professional" chefs falling over themselves showing how much they love their Thermomix.... and I sure as heck love that!!!

Julie Gordon, the winner of Australia's first Masterchef competition, has come on board with this groovy little video for Chicken and Choritzo Stew 

I heard about this for the first time a little while ago from head office, and then (shock!!!) forgot abo...

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Hot Toddy-ish - Adults Only

Posted by Bee & John on July 12, 2013 at 1:10 AM

I woke up this morning to a mind numbing cold... head thumping, throat sore, nose running.... you know what I mean.

In my stupour I was flicking through Pinterest and found a "recipe" for cough and cold syrup - mnnnrrrr... sounded a bit disgusting BUT for some reason my body was going YES!  The recipe was 1/4 teaspoon each of ground ginger and cayenne, 1 tablespoon each honey and water and 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar.... shake like mad... 1 tablespoon at a time...

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The Wonder's of Ice Coffee in the Thermomix

Posted by Bee & John on June 9, 2013 at 5:10 AM

Well.... South Australia is famous for their Fru-Chocs and South Australan's LOVE their Ice Coffee!

There is really nothing better than making Ice Coffee in Thermy - it is SO yummy!  But I have found that there are a couple of factors to bear in mind!

First of all - there are two different types of ice coffee!  One is Spumone Al Caffe from the Everyday Cookbook and then there is the Peter method.

I'll talk about the Peter Method ...

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Zucchini, Feta & Mint Fritters

Posted by Bee & John on June 9, 2013 at 4:35 AM

This recipe is from Annabel Langbein's "the Free Range Cook" cookbook and all I did was converted it for use by a Thermomix. (Ya gotta get a Thermomix Annabel!!)




We had these this morning.... they were DELICIOUS!! And what's more, delicious! Oh... I already said that.... they were easy too! Although it has a bit of mint in the recipe, it isn't "minty" - there's only a hint every now and again.


Zucchini Feta an...

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Fig & Almond Jam

Posted by Bee & John on April 16, 2013 at 6:45 AM

Did you read the previous blog entry?  The bit about the fruit and veggie place we like to go to near Gumeracha?  If not - go back and read it.

What did we get while we were there (what DIDN'T we get!) - we got some figs.  They had the most BEAUTIFUL figs at only $12 a kilo!!  I have trouble buying "normal" figs for that price, let alone organic figs!

So... what do we make with figs?  Fig Jam!

On the way home John ...

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Butter Spread

Posted by Bee & John on April 16, 2013 at 5:20 AM

Now that winter is approaching - well,  not in South Australia yet - although a little cooler in the evenings, the sun is sunny still - but the portents are there! (sorry - went into an "i'm sick of this warm weather rant then... back on track  now)

So, now that winter is approaching (no rant... see?) the prospect of hard butter is apon us once again.

People often ask me how long butter lasts when you make it yourself - well, the answer is - ages!...

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Raw Caramel Slice

Posted by Bee & John on April 16, 2013 at 4:25 AM

I've HEARD of the raw food movement.... my thought?  Raw food.... raw?  RAW?  Does that mean like.... RAW?  But I don't like the idea of uncooked food!!!

Heard someone say something like that?  Thought that yourself?  I must admit I put it under the heading of "rabbit food" and didn't think too much more of it!

A few weeks ago I was visiting a colleage and good friend, Danielle.  I was mentioning a recent binge on a sugary...

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Chilli / Garlic oil

Posted by Bee & John on March 27, 2013 at 12:15 AM

When I worked in Footscray I got "addicted" to the fabulous Vietnamese Soup - Pho.  The lady who introduced me to this delicacy was from India and took the soup with a huge teaspoon of Chilli Oil.  Over the 3 years I worked there, I slowly increased my tolerance to the lovely chilli oil to have nearly half a teaspoon!

Since moving to Adelaide, I have missed a few things about Melbourne (NOT the weather!) but I have to say that the Chilli Oil is one of those things ...

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Passionfruit Slice

Posted by Bee & John on March 4, 2013 at 2:30 AM

Oh my goodness!  Want a quick, fab looking, easy peasy cheesecake-ish tart?  

This is fabulous!  AND.... easy!  To convert this from the original recipe, I barely had to do anything - it was almost designed for the thermomix!

Warning tho - don't come back to me for a less sweet version LOL - this is a dessert, not meant to be eaten daily (alth...

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MEAT Stock Concentrate

Posted by Bee & John on January 9, 2013 at 8:50 AM

I have done a meat stock concentrate before - I used the recipe on the Thermomix forum that calls for 300g of meat, 300g of veggies and 300g of salt.

Holey cow that's a lot of salt!  I know you need some salt, and I have argued for keeping the salt level for the EDC veggie stock concentrate...... but the forum recipe has 2.5 times the salt content that we use for the vegetable stock concentrate!  Basically - you're making meat flavoured salt.  NOT necessary (i...

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French Onion Soup Concentrate

Posted by Bee & John on January 8, 2013 at 10:05 PM


6 cloves of garlic

1 kilo of onions (mixed red and brown) - peeled and quartered

200g of butter

200g of red wine

100g of port

40g of sugar

150g of plain flour (or Arrowroot flour for GF people)

2 tablespoons of cracked pepper

550g of COLD Beef Stock Concentrate paste (see previous post) -

1 tsp of dried thyme (or equiv of fresh)


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Vanilla Bean Paste

Posted by Bee & John on December 18, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Vanilla Bean Paste... what's the hype?  To me, it is an expensive form of vanilla - and I've always just used Vanilla Sugar (Everyday Cookbook) - but then I TRIED vanilla paste and I was hooked!  Problem is.... WAY too expensive!  Back I went to vanilla sugar.

Then a fabulous friend/client gave me a recipe for it!  Yay!  THANKS Karina!

Then I really READ the recipe... 250g of vanilla beans?  REALLY??  That's ...

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Biggest Smile Apple Crumble

Posted by Bee & John on July 23, 2012 at 6:10 PM

I am converting a recipe given to me recently by a wonderful friendly lady who has recently become a client/friend.  Why biggest smile?  Honestly, this LOVELY lady has the biggest, smiliest smile, it makes you feel all warm inside.  AS does this recipe!!

I suppose that there are hundreds of recipes out there for apple crumble... thousands probably.  But this is wonderful and I'm not going to look for anything else!

Just a note: th...

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Cinnamon Scrolls

Posted by Bee & John on June 25, 2012 at 10:20 AM

I am a big fan of Steph Berg's website - and what do you know.... last week a picture of some amazing looking Cinnamon Scrolls popped up - the recipe is from the Australian Recipe Community.

These were the first recipe I have seen that didn't rely on a yeasted dough.  Nothing wrong with yeast of course - but it does rely on you having the time for the whole proving thing.

So, lo...

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Honey Toasted Muesli

Posted by Bee & John on June 17, 2012 at 6:10 PM

I have never eaten cereal, not the bowl of cereal in the morning (although I use it in cooking).  Shock you?  Well, when I tell you that I hate, hate HATE milk.... it might not.

When the power of the Thermomix brought cheap Almond Milk into my grasp (Vegetarian cookbook).... I tried it and LOVED it - I started doing the whole milk thing!  Iced coffees, Smoothies, Custards.... but, I still did not even think about cereal, not having had it for so long.  I ...

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BBQ Sauce

Posted by Bee & John on June 14, 2012 at 4:45 AM

I have tried various BBQ sauce recipes since I got my Thermomix - but they were all lacking.  They were all OK, and even nice sauces - but they weren't BBQ sauce!!!

Then I found Steph's BBQ sauce recipe.  It sounded good.... so I had a go!  De-Lish-ious!!  Now THAT is what I'm talking about.  It makes a litre - there is too much there to do a double batch, but you should be able to do 1 an...

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Stir Fry Beef

Posted by Bee & John on June 14, 2012 at 2:45 AM

As promised, here is my blog for the dish at the In the Mix cooking classes that amazed me the most!

No compromises, healthy Stir Fry Beef!  Yup, steamed steak, stir fried veggies, steamed rice!

So... you don't have the In the Mix cookbook?  Poor you!

Anything to watch out for?  Nope!  Easy

Anything to learn?  Nope!  Easy!

What about taste?  DELICIOUS!!!

I asked John, (who ma...

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Salami Fettuccine

Posted by Bee & John on June 4, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Well, finally... FINALLY... I made the Salami Fettuccine from the Everyday Cookbook.  In my defence there are SO many fabulous recipes out there.... I just didn't get around to it :D

Well... the question is, of course, is HOW does it do the long fettuccine in the bowl?  I'll put you out of your misery early on... it did it VERY well!  Of Course!

I did change the recipe a tiny bit... I didn't have any fresh tomatoes so I used a tin of cho...

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Tamarillo Chutney

Posted by Bee & John on May 2, 2012 at 6:35 PM

I was helping out at a cooking class recently and a lady came in and gave a HUGE bag of Tamarillos to my Manager - who then generously offered to share them with us.

I took a small bag and took them home.  They sat on our kitchen bench... with me staring at them.... for the past week.  I had never tried Tamarillo's before and was dreading trying them.  The last "new" fruit I tried was Persimmon and I didn't  like them at all.  Talk about judging a "f...

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Chelsea Buns

Posted by Bee & John on April 8, 2012 at 12:30 AM

Often inspitred by recipe posts I get through my email or Facebook... I was suitably injected with a case of "oh yes!!"' this morning.  John was still asleep and the hot cross buns I WAS going to make was all but a distant memory, so.... Chelsea Buns it was!!

The Facebook post was from "Why is there Air" and was for Chelsea buns.  It is a good recipe but let m...

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