Tick of Yum

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

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Flour by weight or cup... Why Thermomix wins again

Posted by Bee & John on August 18, 2012 at 5:05 AM

Just how much DOES a cup of flour weigh??

While trolling around the internet for one thing or another, I came across a very interesting online article.  It maybe a basic bit of web work, but the information was really quite eyeopening for me and something, if I had thought about it, that can make a difference to many a recipe.


Basically, what the article says you shou...

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Thermomix... a good investment?

Posted by Bee & John on August 7, 2012 at 5:10 AM

 So.... how much do you have to use your thermomix to make it worthwhile?


This post was prompted by someone telling me recently, that I cheated in buying wonton wrappers already made. It made me think, in fact, I actually felt guilty after that comment, but should I have? Just because you have a Thermomix, do you have to make EVERYTHING you can, to make your investment worthwhile?

I often get the following statement at my demonstrations, "Im n...

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Cleaning your TMX bowl

Posted by Bee & John on July 18, 2012 at 8:35 PM

How easy is it to clean your Thermomix?  

Lets face it, it is super easy!  But sometimes you want to go the whole hog and give your work horse the equivalent of a spa day or a car detailing job!



  • The outside of the cradle (the white bits) - use a soft, damp cloth and then dry with a cloth or paper towel.
  • ...
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What ingredients do you need????

Posted by Bee & John on July 15, 2012 at 7:30 PM

I have just completed a list that I was thinking might be handy... I hope it is.  I thought I would write a list of all the DRY ingredients (and a few common fresh ones) that you will need to make everything in the Everyday Cookbook.

Because it is too big for a post, and needed a bit of formatting, I added a whole new page to mty website.  It is called Everyday Ingredients.

I hope you enjoy it :-)  



How to keep your cooked jars in the pantry

Posted by Bee & John on July 12, 2012 at 6:35 PM

When we make our own food - it's great right?  Nthing better than seeing lots of jars of jams and sauces made from fruit in season..... but, just HOW big a fridge do you need to store them?

Well, be smart about it - seal your jars properly and store in the pantry until you open them.  


  • First of all, please note that this procedure is good for all produce that you have to BOIL to cook like jams, sauces, chutneys.  I...
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Where in the world is... Thermomix?

Posted by Bee & John on June 18, 2012 at 10:00 AM

I received a text from one of my clients yesterday - she is clearly in Sydney and was visiting Adriano Zumba's cake shop.

What did she see in the background.... and what more, take a photo of??  The Thermomix of course! 

Who is he?  Well, I have taken this straight off his website, basically because I couldn't have said it better!  "Adriano Zumbo is no ordinary patissier. His creatio...

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Hint! Left over melted chocolate

Posted by Bee & John on June 14, 2012 at 4:55 AM

While I am on the topic of chocolate (after my post on chocolate truffles earlier) I need to tell you what I did with some left over melted chocolate in my piping bag.

I just made more chocolate buttons... ready to use for next time!!!

sort of a warning for members....

Posted by Bee & John on June 14, 2012 at 2:30 AM

A warning?

Don't worry, nothing really bad... but you may be getting  a few re-posts over the next month or so.

it has been slowly dawning on me that my categories for how yummy things taste have proved to be a bit redundant!  EVERYthing tastes yummy :-)

Then I had a thought... what if I used my 3 options for categories to list what BOOKS the reviews come from?

I intend to slowly go back to my earlier posts and ...

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In The Mix - Cooking Book and Classes

Posted by Bee & John on May 29, 2012 at 6:35 PM

So... Who has been to the In the Mix cooking classes held around Australia recently? If you had a window to see into my office, you would see me bouncing around on my chair going "me!  me!  ME!"

Ok, this is just between you and me right?  When I heard Dani Valent was coming to SA to do the cooking classes with recipes from In The Mix, I was excited... then I saw the price ($80) and I quailed!  ouch.  

However, now that I have been, ...

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How Long DO things last??

Posted by Bee & John on May 7, 2012 at 5:50 PM

One of the most asked questions I receive is "how long will it last?"  I think home made produce will last longer than people have been led to believe, but shorter (in general) than store bought things. 

The length of time things last really depends on the cooking method, the ingredients you use and how you treat them.

Treat it?  Yup that's right.  For example, if you keep your opened jar of sauce in the pantry it's not going to l...

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My week in Hawaii

Posted by Bee & John on April 6, 2012 at 2:35 AM

Yup, you read that right... Hawaii!!

Get to do Thermomix well, and you can earn a trip away and have a blast like I did, not just I but 100+ consultants and managers! (most with their partners, I did well but not brilliantly so John had to stay home - he got ALOT of mileage out that that you better believe!)

The best part of the trip?... meeting some of the people I look up to in the wonderful WWW world.

Steph Berg - from Mel...

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Liquid in bread... why are there different amounts?

Posted by Bee & John on March 19, 2012 at 5:55 AM

I had a very interesting question from a client yesterday...

If the recipe for spelt rolls, basic bread, foccacia and pizza dough have the same amount of flour.... why is the liquid (water/milk) required so vastly different.  Ranging from 280g to 400g.  (These are recipes from the Everyday cookbook)

The answer - when you put logic to it - is that they are very different breads.  You need liquid in bread, that's a given, but the amount of liquid required ...

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Long, mexican pizza

Posted by Bee & John on February 27, 2012 at 9:25 PM

I was at a Thermomix function a couple of months ago, and a person brought this to share (amazing what gets brought to share when THERMOMIX owners get together!)

What a great idea.  She basically, made a long pizza base - then covered the middle with some taco flavoured mince (cooked in the thermomix... of course) do NOT buy the additive laden packets, get a dry mix recipe from your favourite recipe place - there are heaps online.  

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Meet your Meat - Meat choices for your recipes

Posted by Bee & John on January 24, 2012 at 3:10 PM

What is t his entry all about?  Meat!  If you are a vegetarian... you can stop here, think good thoughts and move on to a cake recipe.

If your meat knowledge is is even slightly above average, you might get a yawn out of this too.  I am talking here to those of use that think of meat and go "yeah, I know meat, it's that red stuff right?"

I was tlaking to John the other day (it's been known to happen) and I was talking about meat, and h...

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The joy and wonder of being a Thermomix Consultant

Posted by Bee & John on January 14, 2012 at 8:05 AM

I went to a meeting just before Christmas and discussed with our State Manager the benefits of expanding my Thermomix career to become a Group Leader in the Salisbury (SA) region.  In my discussions with John (hubby boy) about what that would mean, the extra work, the DIFFERENT type of work and, eventually, the excitement about how much fun it would be.... I have decided that I might make a try of it!  I have my official "interview" with the big boss in a week or two, wish me luck!

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How to peel a head of Garlic

Posted by Bee & John on December 22, 2011 at 11:00 PM

I peel garlic a lot.  I make quite a bit of Tikka Paste for John's butcher shop (where the Chicken Tikka Sausages are a big hit!) and also use garlic for my demonstrations.

There is a very easy way to peel garlic in the Thermomix!!  Thanks Helene for your fabulous video!!  Superkitchenmachine.com is truely an asset to all Thermomix owners!

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Making playdoh special

Posted by Bee & John on December 22, 2011 at 10:35 PM

I get some great ideas from people at Thermomix Demonstrations!!

I brought some playdoh to one of the demos I did recently as I knew there'd be some little kids.  The parents then got talking and I got some great ideas!

1 - add some essential oils to the playdoh.  You could even be fancy and make the colour smell like it is supposed to (ie: orange oil in the orange colour, rose water in the pink one, lavender in the purple one)


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A bit of a smile for the holiday season

Posted by Bee & John on December 9, 2011 at 3:30 PM

I received an email from my wonderful daughter the other day I thought I REALLY must share with you! 

Being 51 myself (or as I like to say, nearly 50.... 51 IS nearly 50 after all!) I enjoyed this comparison, I hope you do to!

This woman is 51. She is TV health guru Gillian McKeith, advocating a holistic approach to nutrition and health, promoting exercise, a vegetarian diet high in organic fruits and vegetables. She recommends detox diets, colonic irr...

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12 Months Interest Free Offer

Posted by Bee & John on November 2, 2011 at 11:35 PM

Well!  I didn't think Thermomix Australia could offer anything better than they have this year... but they have topped it all off by offering TWELVE months interest free finance in November and December 2011.

THAT is special!  If you know anyone who is "thinking".... pondering... hoping... wishing.... they have to have a look at this special!

Contact your consultant or myself on [email protected] and we will give you some information for yo...

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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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