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

Steaming with the Thermomix

Posted by Bee & John on September 2, 2011 at 6:35 PM

I have mentiond my sister's party she catered for a couple of times, but I want to raise a very good point that she raised....


For nibbles, she steamed some mini dim sims that she bought.  EVERYone loved them - I saw many people asking her where she got them from!  When I added my request, she said to me quietly - they are just cheap ones, but what the other people don't know, is that the Thermomix steams them properly and makes them taste better!


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Want another Thermomix Gadget?

Posted by Bee & John on September 1, 2011 at 8:30 PM

Ever thought that the Thermomix is wonderful but you could do with......


Helene from SuperKitchenMachine.com has and has started a Thermomix related extras shop!!  Why?  What about a great spatula?  How about oversized ice cube trays for fruit or your stock?


Check it out and offer suggestions if you have any! 


Thanks Helene!!  Ahead of the game as usual!  http://www.superkitchenmachine.com/2011/13921/thermomix...

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Grating Chocolate

Posted by Bee & John on September 1, 2011 at 8:10 PM

I have been making quite a few recipes with grated chocolate lately - and most of the recipes called for chocolate to be grated and then put aside.  Most of the time I had already cooked something so my thermomix bowl was wet  so had to be super dried!


FINALLY - it went through my thick skull - why do it bit at a time?  I buy my chocolate disks in 1kg bags cheaply from a shop in Gawler (cheap in comparison to buying blocks of chocolate and much easier to use t...

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Using a Thermomix for a Party!

Posted by Bee & John on August 29, 2011 at 6:50 PM

My Sister also has a Thermomix and she has a wonderful son who turned 18 this last weekend!  She is a single mom - who also looks after our father - who did an amazing amount of work for the 18th birthday party.


I won't mention all the decorations she made, the people she put up at her house as they travelled interstate and all the other things she did..... how did she use the Thermomix to make her party food for 50 people??

Desiree......

  • made 6 larg...

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Oven cooking with Thermomix help

Posted by Bee & John on August 17, 2011 at 2:00 AM

I didn't cook in the Thermomix last night (shock horror!) but it certainly made the meal I made easier to make!


I cooked a Jamie Oliver recipe for Morroccan lamb shanks.   How did the Thermomix help?

  1. it peeled the garlic
  2. it chopped the onions
  3. it cooked the chick peas
  4. it chopped the apricots
  5. Ground some of the spices
and.. weird as it may be.... if it wasn't for me cooking in the Thermomix... I wouldn't have had...

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Cooking Chick Peas

Posted by Bee & John on August 12, 2011 at 4:45 PM

Chick Peas - I have learnt to really love these little balls of goodness - but had only ever ground the dry ones for nice fresh besam flour or used the tinned ones for dips or to add to meals and salads.  I had never cooked them before.

Well!  silly me!  How easy in the Thermomix and MUCH better tasting than the tinned stuff! (not to mention MUCH cheaper!)

Basically, soak them first in some fresh water.  

  • Why? - it helps reduce the cooking time AN...

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My Bread Book is ready!

Posted by Bee & John on August 8, 2011 at 8:25 PM

My apologies about not posting too many posts over the last couple of weeks - I have been working hard on my bread booklet and now..... IT'S FINISHED!


60 pages (it was going to be 5!) full of information on what you put in your bread dough and how to look after it, how to prove your bread and how you can tell it IS proved, what shapes you can make and how to do them..... and recipes!


There are so many things you can do with just the basic bread or basic bri...

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Move over Chef Dylan!

Posted by Bee & John on July 12, 2011 at 11:57 PM

I delivered a thermomix yesterday to a lovely family where I know that the Thermomix was going to a good home!


Who was more excited?  The Mum who has already been shopping for bulk flour and spices??  The Gluten free dad who couldn't wait to grind his special coffee beans?  The daughter who just LOVES sorbet?  Nope!  Bailey - who couldn't wait to start cooking!


About 45 minutes after I left the happy bunch with their new Thermomix, ...

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Thermomix interest free in July!

Posted by Bee & John on July 6, 2011 at 3:40 AM

Ever wanted Christmas to come early?


For the first time, Thermomix Australia is offering interest free terms on finance taken out for the Thermomix, in the month of July!


9 months interest free, PROPER interest free - you know, the sort that isn't already included in the cost of the item - is the same as saving up to buy your Thermy - but you HAVE it to play with.


Happy to give you some info - send me an email if you wanted to know more...

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Yep! For Real! Thermomix Decorations!

Posted by Bee & John on June 15, 2011 at 5:25 PM

I have been asked before, not often - but occasionally, "does the Thermomix come in different colours?"


Obviously the question has been asked a few times and now there is a company who can provide a lurid range of vinyl stickers to decorate your Thermomix..... You can even design your own!


For those who can't wait... http://english.decotmx.com/


Bread Questions please

Posted by Bee & John on June 13, 2011 at 5:23 AM

I have been interested in learning a bit more about making bread!  VERY interesting! The problem with most of the information I've found is that it isn't written for the Thermomix.


So.... I hope to put together a small booklet about making bread in the Thermomix.  Some of the topics I'll be covering are listed below... BUT - I would like to hear from you - what sort of problems or questions do YOU have about bread that you would like answered??


So...

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HINT: How to grind spices without losing ihalf in the TM Lid

Posted by Bee & John on May 15, 2011 at 11:09 PM

I love the freshness of spices that you grind yourself!  NOTHING beats it!


However - when you are grinding a small amount you can often lose half of it in the lid seal!  Large amounts fluff up around the MC and fill your kitchen with spice dust.


Fix that easily by placing a THIN piece of kitchen paper over the bowl before putting on the lid!


I've been doing this for the last month to check it out and it works great!!

Another use for the Thermoserver

Posted by Bee & John on April 30, 2011 at 2:41 AM

Do you  like baked potatoes?

If you use the microwave - you need to partially cook them and then wrap them in foil for 10-20 minutes until they are ready right?

Wrong.  If you do the first cook in the microwave, after they have finished that - just put them in the thermoserver.  Save yourself heaps of foil (that you end up throwing away anyway).

Time saved with cooking?

Posted by Bee & John on April 19, 2011 at 1:27 AM

I thought I would have a big cooking day today, but I wondered just how much time I would save by doing it all in the thermomix.....

Well...

  • a batch of ragu made.
  • 2 lots of tomato ketchup
  • 2 lots of apple chutney
Time spent before all was cooked.... 4.5 hours
Time spent ACTUALLY working with the ingredients.... 35 minutes - with 10 mintues for the dishes.

Pre-sautee your onions!

Posted by Bee & John on April 19, 2011 at 1:15 AM

We had an incredibly sucessful professional cooking class last night with Chef Judyta Slupnicki from Phore Seasons restaurant in Semaphore. (who has had her Thermomix for 4 years and now laughs at the chefs who at first didn't know why she had it and are now going to her for tips for THEIR Thermomix)

She mentioned a really  handy hint!

You can chop up to 1kg of onions and then sautee them with 1/2 cup of olive oil (15 - 20 mintues, 100oC, speed 2-3) Cook unti...

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Chia Seeds

Posted by Bee & John on April 11, 2011 at 8:00 AM

I have recently been introduced to the humble Chia Seed.

Because of the wonders of the Thermomix, I can easily add it to most of what I am cooking/baking/drinking! Sneaking some good grain into my "no grain bread for me" husband without him noticing!

Chia is an ancient food source, recently rediscovered. "Chia" is the Mayan word for strength.  

What is it really?  It is a tiny little seed, from an annual herb, that tastes of nothing!  NOTHING! and which ...

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One Year with the Thermomix

Posted by Bee & John on April 11, 2011 at 7:17 AM

I have just chalked up a year with my Thermomix!  Yay! (er.... OUR Thermomix)

I thought I would share with you, some of the changes the Thermomix has made in my life.

Firstly and foremost... It has started to get chilly here in Adelaide, and I haven't had my warmer clothes out for the last 6-8 months (LOVE the weather here in Adelaide).  I went to put on the clothes with my usual trepidation, plus some more.  After all, I have the body type that puts on about 4-5 ki...

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Tough meat? How long to cook?

Posted by Bee & John on February 23, 2011 at 7:35 PM

I have cooked the "cheaper" grades of meat a lot.... prior to Themomix.  Afterall, until I won the relationship lottery and met my most wonderful John... I was a single mum - what else could I afford!?

I have never liked the slow cookers... everything end up tasting the same - no matter what you put in it - veggies, meat.... they all tasted of one thing, no differentiation!  And way too mushy for my taste.

I used to cook my meat slowly on the stove (invariably having a c...

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New Cooking class page

Posted by Bee & John on February 23, 2011 at 5:32 PM

Hi there, I must make an apology for anyone who has bookmarked one of my pages that I have just rearranged!  

Sorry - to add another page I had to start doing some website housekeeping!  There were just too many pages, ie: headings, to this website!  So... I have nested some pages under the general page of "Information Pages".

Please let me know your thoughts about these page rearrangements...

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Beating egg whites

Posted by Bee & John on February 14, 2011 at 7:30 AM

I have been asked how the thermomix is on beating egg whites.  I would say GREAT! (of course)


Having problems?  Think on this....

 

  • absolutely NO egg yolk!  do each egg in a separate glass to make sure each one is absolutely clean. and THEN put into the bowl.
  • is your bowl CLEAN - remember, any remaining fat will make the egg whites fail - fat can come in any form... even a small trace of butter?  meat?  oil...
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