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

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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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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Pomegranate Molassas

Posted by Bee & John on April 18, 2014 at 8:20 PM

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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Mango Chutney

Posted by Bee & John on January 25, 2014 at 8:45 AM

I was "talking" to Sue from the https://www.facebook.com/pages/Thelma-and-Souise/255867974437307" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Thelma and Souise facebook page - inverted comments because it was via messages lol - and she mentioned Mango Chutney.  Now I love Mangos, but John, in one of his very few incomprehensible negatives, doesn't.  But... He DOES love his chutneys.... which I don't.  So, after Sue's comment I thought that Mango Chutney would be JUST the thing to suit ...

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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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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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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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Pepper Mushroom Gravy

Posted by Bee & John on April 6, 2012 at 1:05 AM

I often get asked what do I do with my Thermomix when we have something like a roast.

First of all... let me tell you that although I OFTEN use my Thermy for breaky lunch and tea - I don't ALWAYS use it for everything.  But it comes in very handy even IF there is a roast in the offing.

This recipe is a perfect example.  Perfect gravy, everytime!  John, the consumate Butcher that he is (the career, not the mass murderer type) also knows how to...

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Chinese Plum Sauce

Posted by Bee & John on January 17, 2012 at 6:05 PM

We have a plum tree in the back yard, beautiful blood plums and the tree did us proud this year!  Until the wind hit - Big Bad Wolf type of wind - so windy for a couple of days!  They as the leftovers started to ripen.... the birds hit.  How they know the instant the fruit ripens I just don't know!!  However we did "rescue" a few plums to use in the kitchen AND leave enough for John to munch - they being his favourite fruit.

I thought a plum sauce would b...

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Hollandaise Sauce

Posted by Bee & John on January 13, 2012 at 10:30 PM

I haven't made this before... in fact I haven't made it now!!!

I delivered a thermomix to Pat, a wonderfully joyful person, just after Christmas.  She, a chef, wanted to see how the Themomix made Hollandaise sauce.  

"Of course "I said with seeming confidence... and then watched her make it with a smile hiding my panic.  I had heard how hard it is to make normally - and Pat herself said she actually failed it at Chef-school.  But.... it ...

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Dairy free Sour Cream

Posted by Bee & John on November 8, 2011 at 3:00 AM

Just as an aside... I don't know WHY I have put in a category for 4 stars....  I haven't found anything worth anything less than 5 yet!!

Anyway... I was wandering through Jo's website - www.quirkycooking.blogspot.com - and I found a couple of recipes I just had to try!

Right after my super success with my dairy free shake (various versions of which are on my favourite list - orange and mango my latest) I thought I would try the

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Sticky Date Puds with CHOCOLATE Caramel Sauce

Posted by Bee & John on October 26, 2011 at 2:25 AM

I had an unusual happening the other day... I had a demo at MY place for a cookware company (that had great silicon moulds and spatulas) and Courtney did a cooking demonstration cooking Sticky Date Puds using ...... welllllllllll..... it was supposed to be using her utensils etc but we used the Thermomix instead :-)

Yum!  Sticky Date Puddings in single muffin sizes.  I have always wondered if the Everyday Cookbook Sticky Date Pudding recipe would turn out OK in muf...

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A Saucy little tale - Tomato Sauce review

Posted by Bee & John on October 12, 2011 at 2:20 AM

Well..... it's heading toward summer here in Australia and there is nothing more prevelant in Australia in summer, than Barbeques!  And.... what do you need with your snags?  Tomato Sauce!!

There are lots of recipes around and as we visited our favourite winery/organic fruit and veggie place near Gumeracha reciently and they had some FANTASTICLY sweet, little, vine ripened tomatoes at a very ...

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Mayo's aren't Mayos!

Posted by Bee & John on May 12, 2011 at 2:10 AM

I had a request to make salads for a friend's birthday last weekend.... 80 people!  How easy was it in the Thermomix!!!!

I thought I would make even the mayonnaise - but when it came down to it, I realised that it was going to take a LOT of oil, eggs and time to make enough for potato salad AND coleslaw for 80 people - so I went looking for recipes.

At first I was looking just for a lighter coleslaw dressing, thinking that would halve my task - but I found a recipe that was s...

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Sambal Chilli

Posted by Bee & John on April 30, 2011 at 2:59 AM

When I was growing up, my Mother cooked us some amazing meals.  I was too young to know just how nice, and to my shame - by the time I though about it - it was too late to ask her for the recipes.

One of my favourite was Nasi Goreng.   Nasi Goreng is, basically, a Malaysian fried rice with strips of scrambled egg and a spicy sambal stirred through it. (ie: fry up onion, bacon, veggies, maybe some shredded chicken then add the rice and heat up. All over quite a hot heat)


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Satay Sauce

Posted by Bee & John on April 29, 2011 at 11:15 PM

I have been pouring over our new Authentic Asian Cooking recipe book over the past week or so and wanted to start with some of my favourite recipes.

What about the "funny" ingredients I hear you say.  Nonsense.  Any Asian grocer (and we have heaps in Adelaide) will be able to help you.  I had made a list of about 15 things I needed to make the recipes I wanted to make and I came out of the Asian grocer with a huge bag full of stuff for under $20.

Anyway - the recipe...

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Osso Chooko

Posted by Bee & John on April 29, 2011 at 11:02 PM

I tried the Osso Bucco recipe recently, from the Meat Lover's cookbook.... YUMMO!!

I was SO fortunate in being given a huge bunch of basil from a wonderful host recently, so I wanted to try it again... but didn't have any veal.  So - why not use chicken I say!

I used skinless chicken leg fillets.  These are great for steaming, there is a litttttttttle bit of fat within the meat which helps keep it moist while steaming BUT doesn't give you any fatty juices for...

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Bacon Jam

Posted by Bee & John on April 19, 2011 at 2:07 AM

Well!  What the heck is bacon jam?  I'd never heard of it and would NEVER had even thought of something like that!

I got a recent post from Helene's fabulous Super Kitchen Machine blog and she had devised 2 different recipes for this Canadian delicacy.  

I had to try it.  In fact I tried BOTH recipes!  Both are delicious but I have to say I'll be mak...

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Apple Chutney

Posted by Bee & John on April 19, 2011 at 1:30 AM

John and I spend a delicious sunday afternoon at the Alexandrina Cheese Company's music day a few weeks ago... munching away on some delicious cheese and falling in love with their Apple Chutney. (photo below)

I'm wasn't really a chutney fan - it's "OK" but nothing to scream about... but THIS  one was delicious!  Sweetish, savour, apple-y and perfect with the cheese.  They sold it there and I would encourage all you NON Thermomix owners to rush down there and stock...

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Vanilla Syrup (for coffee or milkshakes)

Posted by Bee & John on March 15, 2011 at 7:08 PM

When I was getting a coffee lately, I ordered my favourite, a vanilla latte, and looked again at the $20 bottles of vanilla syrup for sale.  Then I thought to myself... why can't I do this cheaply at home?

So I did!

In the Thermomix put...

  • 230g water
  • 10g vanilla extract (I made it myself, thanks Thermomix Forum)
  • 55g vanilla sugar (VERY easy to make it yourself!  The basics section of the cookbook you got with the thermomix)

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