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

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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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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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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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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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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Nico Moretti Cooking Class review

Posted by Bee & John on January 29, 2014 at 7:20 PM

Last night I helped out at a very special cooking class - It was with Nico Moretti, a fabulous chef from Western Australia....well.... he's actually from Canada (and of course as I spend the first 6 months of my life in Canada that makes him even more special!) and he has an Italian Heritage and just LOVES asian food... so just THINK about what sort of recipes he cooks up!!

I had heard about Nico from other consultants who had met him before (he last came nearly 4 years ago....

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How has washing my hair in Bi-Carb soda been?

Posted by Bee & John on November 11, 2013 at 3:00 AM

I started writing my Scents and Centsability book early this year (how to make your own personal and cleaning products - More information here) when I had a slight downturn in my Thermy business but wanted to keep busy.


I can honestly say that writing that book has changed my life!! Not only the fun of writing the book and the wonder of seeing the interest IN the book.... but also, we now make s...

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HOW much is a Thermomix??

Posted by Bee & John on November 6, 2013 at 2:10 AM

I did something today that I have been thinking about for ages.... something not Thermomix related (although it allowed me to pay for it) and that is get fake nails put on!  Not a major thing for most people, but it is the ongoing cost that I've always weighed up against the fancy pants feeling I'd have having hollywood nails that always look good.  So... anyway, today I did it.  They aren't long, they aren't thick, they don't have patterns on them, but they are VERY nice and I...

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Country Australia

Posted by Bee & John on November 5, 2013 at 4:45 PM

As I was driving to a delivery past Port Wakefield the other day, I was struck again by the dry, arid, beautiful landscape that stretched before me.

I grew up in a "remote", but green, area.  Aparently we had the longest daily trip to school in all of Austrlaia (100km), but this may have changed since the dark ages when I went to school there.  I grew up in the north East Gippsland, in a town called Buchan. I can almost hear people chorus "Buchan Caves"? and the an...

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Is the bowl big enough?

Posted by Bee & John on July 31, 2013 at 1:35 AM

A very common thing that happens at my demos are people who look at the Thermomix... shake their head and said... yeah but I cook for a large family.  You know them right?

We heard yesterday (at our meeting) about a Canteen Chef/manager who caters for 150-280 kiddy meals a day.... all with ONE thermomix (three bowls).  What's more, he has the same thermomix he bought 6 years ago!!

We heard how he did it and while...

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Bread Tips

Posted by Bee & John on July 21, 2013 at 5:50 AM

"But my bread didn't rise!" - "My Bread is hard", "my bread is too sticky.....

Sounds familiar?  Here are some tips you might find useful

Getting Bread To Rise

It's winter, and in a fair portion of Australia it's cold...  Not just outside, but our water is cold, our baking tins are cold.....

  1. Use slightly warmer water - it's ok to have warm, not tepid, water.  NOT HOT - but 50oC water is fine, it will counteract the ...
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"Hello Sweetie" Hair Spray

Posted by Bee & John on July 7, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Hello there!  If you know about my new book you know I'm just about to release one, if you don't - I have written a new book with cleaning and beauty recipes.  

You will find more information on my new "Creams an Cleaning Book" page 

Here's a recipe from the book that you might like to try...

“Hello Sweetie” Hairspray

Now I’m not goi...

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What I have learnt in my Thermomix years

Posted by Bee & John on January 9, 2013 at 7:00 PM

What do I mean by what have I learnt?  You might have remembered me mentioning, once or a thousand times, that I wasn't a cook before thermomix.  Now don't get me wrong!  My girls didn't starve while they were growing up - and they LOVED the macaroni and cheese - the hamburgers - the chicken wings or the sausages in gravy!  On odd occasions I would do a roast (frozen in batches with plenty of gravy, that roast would divide up into 3-5 meals for us three) - but anything fan...

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All about Mince

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

In january this year, I popped up a  post about meat.  I sat the John boy down and got some nitty gritty on meat choices for stews, casseroles and the best meat for mince (here)

On a lovely Sunday drive yesterday we ended up at a restaurant in the Barossa Valley and I had a lucsious hamburger - asking John a simple question ended up providing...

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Hints and Tips

Posted by Bee & John on September 15, 2012 at 6:50 PM

We are all spoiled in Australia!  99% our Thermomixes are personally delivered and - in my case especially - we stay as LONG as it takes before the person is comfortable with it before we leave.   Luckily for the new clients, that doesn't take up all their day LOL, usually between 1-3 hours.

We explain how the thermomix works, get people to try taking out the blades and trying the lid and seal.  We then clean the themy with water and vinegar - boiling it ...

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Table for one

Posted by Bee & John on September 8, 2012 at 5:40 PM

I think I had mentioned that there was a talk recently at our meeting about cooking for 1 person.  I certainly understand the frustrations of cooking for one as I was a single mum for 15 or so years and then lived on my own for 3 until I met my wonderful John! (yep, happens even to old chicks like me!!)

SO here I am asking for help and giving some in regard to cooking for 1 or 2 people.

First of all - do YOU have a thermomix recipe for one or tw...

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Sausage Rolls

Posted by Bee & John on September 8, 2012 at 5:15 AM

Now forgive me for saying this... but I don't make my own puff pastry.  SHOCK!  I know! I have made it and it is easy!  And... I make all my own OTHER types of pastry..... but I keep a packet of puff pastry in the freezer for moments like these (Mintie moment - sorry)

We were supposed to have used up a bit of mince for dinner on Friday night, but I was running late (blah-dy blah-dy excuse, excuse, excuse) and didn't use it.  You know what good mince ...

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