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Guides, Hints & Tips2020-06-01T14:10:48+10:00

Costco Essentials For Your Thermo Mixer

   I am always asked about Costco and what can people buy from there in preparation for their Thermomix to arrive. I am a huge Costco fan. If I could live there I would. Whilst I dont buy everything from there, there are my regular items that I go often to buy. Costco is great for staples. Costco have a large range of fruit and vegetables as well as a meat section in addition to what I have listed below. Some of my tips for shopping at Costco: Don't go in hungry.You'll walk away with a years supply of cinnamon or a bag of chips bigger than your baby. Take [...]

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Warming Milk and Bottles

My partner has just been given some easy instructions on how to warm the babys milk in the Thermomix whilst I'm out tonight. I love this! Pop the rice basket in the tmx and fill halfway up with water. Place small milk bottle or milk bag in the basket and heat on speed 2 at 37 degrees (body temperature) until thawed and/or heated through. It took 5 mins to thaw and heat 60mls of ebm. Very easy! Now to try and get the baby to actually take the bottle. That part isn't so easy!

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Harmony Day: my favourite recipes for sharing with new friends!

Today is Harmony Day here in Australia. For those unfamilar with it: "Harmony Day 21 March is a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home – from the traditional owners of this land to those who have come from many countries around the world. By participating in Harmony Day activities, we can learn and understand how all Australians from diverse backgrounds equally belong to this nation and enrich it. The message of Harmony Day is Everyone Belongs. It is a day to celebrate Australia’s diversity. It is a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home – from the traditional owners of this land to [...]

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Making shaped crackers or cookies

I often get asked about how I make shaped cookies or crackers without ruining the shape of them between cutting and placing them on a baking mat. I thought I'd share what I do. 1. Roll out the dough on the mat you intend to bake them on.      2. Using your desired cutter cut your shapes out. Keep in mind you will need some space between them especially if making biscuits or cookies as they do grow in size. I'm making crackers here so  they can be closer together. Try to utelise the space and get as many in as you can (can you see I forgot that [...]

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An easy cookbook stand

This is an easy way to display your cookbook for easy reading whilst cooking.  Simply use a pants/skirt clip coat hanger to clip your book in place. I've tested this with both the old  smaller EDC (shown) and the new larger EDC and it holds them in place fine.   Just be sure to hang it away from steam so you don't ruin your beautiful cookbook.    Another tip: be sure to have your tmx cooking and steaming away out in the open and not under wall shelves or cupboards to avoid steam damaging the finish on them.          

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Achieving Chunkier Mince

Quite a few people have mentioned they don't like the texture of tmx mince. Im not a big red meat eater so I like how fine it gets but my partner doesn't. If you want chunkier mince place it in the basket with the liquid below. The steam and some liquid then cooks the mince. I do pop it back into the bowl, minus the basket, for the last five minutes or so of cooking time just to break it up ever so slightly. This is another way to cook meatballs without using the varoma. Works a treat for frozen meatballs!  

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