Miscellaneous activities in which Joy and her
Thermomix have been involved. Click the name of the
heading line to go
directly to the
details of that activity.
Apricots galore (January 2009)
Our apricot tree had a bumper crop in January 2009. In the Thermomix we made
TM 31 'Everyday
Cooking' Cook Book (2008 edition) p.149.
Also in the Thermomix we made
Apricot and walnut chutney,
Apricot jam and
Apricot sauce. We did not need the Thermomix for the Brandied apricots. We stewed some, preserved some, gave away many
to the neighbours and of course ate heaps fresh.
Vive la apricot! Vive la Thermomix!
fit for anyone
fresh orange juice made in the Thermomix
each morning. In addition we have Thermomix produced yoghurt; TM 31 'Everyday
Cooking' Cook Book (2008 edition) p.17
To her yoghurt, Joy adds fresh fruit, often berries,
but any fruit that is in season. A teaspoon of rapadura sugar tops it off.
Barrie has yoghurt over a serve of muesli and
sweetens his serve with a few prunes.
We have breakfast after a seaside walk. We love
our breakfast. We love our Thermomix.
Further, we save money on our great breakfast.
Joy prepared 2 traditional (ham and roast turkey)
Christmas lunches, one for members of her family (13 adults 2 children) and
another 5 days later for Barrie's family (14 adults). Except for ice cream, the
same dishes were served on each occasion. The dishes that were prepared using the Thermomix are listed below. Items
with an * were made on days prior to the lunches.
Barrie's comment: 'As you might expect
the meals were superb. My quality of life has taken a quantum
leap forward since the arrival of Joy's (our) Thermomix'.
Clearly the Thermomix was busy all day. It was
not used for the Christmas pudding because on each occasion the pudding (and
roasted vegetables for the main course) were
brought by one of the guests.
Clancie Specialised Services - weekly meeting
of the board of trustees
The meeting takes place in our indoor spa pool
and usually at evening meal time on Friday. Joy and Barrie are the only trustees
and therefore the only attendees at the
meeting. Needless to say the meeting arrangements are VERY informal. Quality
dining is always on the meeting's agenda. Informality is no bar to quality. Coffee
(and sometimes sweets) comes later when the meeting
adjourns to the living room.
All dishes are prepared using the Thermomix. Our
'standard' menu is given below. A couple of Thermoservers are handy for this menu.
One Thermoserver is half filled with crushed ice ('snow') prepared in the Thermomix.
Oysters and the tomato sorbet are placed on top of the ice. The prawn
curry is put in the other Thermoserver.
The Merry Berry
sometimes known as "Red" Bellinis,
will blow you away, even if you have to get yourself into hot
water to maximise the pleasure. We don't always have Red Bellinis, sometimes we content
ourselves with Le Blanc.
that are included in the recipes for particular dishes are not repeated in the
table below but links to those photos are provided
NeighbourHood Watch presentation - 9 February
Joy made a presentation to the Clifton Springs Bayside
NeighbourHood Watch group entitled "My path to a healthier life". It
featured the 2 products that have transformed her life; viz, the Cohen Nutrition
(weight loss) Programme and the Thermomix. Joy outlined the main points of Cohen
and the effect that the programme has had and is having on her life.
Interspersed with the Cohen discussion, Joy used the Thermomix to make:
lemonade; semidried tomato and capsicum dip; beetroot salad; strawberry sorbet; lemon custard. She took along to the meeting other items that she had made
in the Thermomix earlier in the
day. The complete menu of items made in the Thermomix and served as supper to the group
Hommus with dukkah
Semidried tomato and capsicum dip
Lemon custard (créme
Buttermilk scones jam and cream with Apricot or Strawberry jam
whole presentation took about 45 minutes. There were 24 people present. It was
no surprise that the supper was enthusiastically received by all attendees.
a number of the items included in the menu for the presentation have featured
already in the 'Christmas 2008' item reported above, photographs already exist
for those items. The table below contains photographs only of the items that are different to the Christmas items.
Page numbers again refer to the 2008 edition of TM31 'Every day cooking'
Astute viewers will recognise the items that
are part of a 'standard' demo.
Rehearsal dinner - wedding of Adam and Juliana - 23 October 2008
The dinner attended by 19 people was held at
Juliana's mother, Barbara's home in Malvern on the Thursday evening, 2
days before the wedding which was on the 25th.
Joy prepared several dishes all using the
Thermomix. They are listed below. The Thermomix was used on the night to make
the dips, to 'freshen' the ice cream and to whip the cream for the pavlova, which
like the other sweets had been made the previous day. Except for the lemon curd
tarts, the dishes were standard recipes from the TM 31 'Everyday
Cooking' cook book (2008 edition) and complemented the fare prepared by the in-house chef
employed for the occasion. Thermomix assisted with creating a feast that
everyone who was present will always remember.
Hommus and dukkah - p.49
Capsicum and semi-dried tomato dip - p.54
Basil pesto dip - p.54
Creamy traditional ice cream - p.150
Lemon curd tarts - combination of: almond pastry - p.120 and lemon butter -
modified recipe for lemon butter was used.
Pavlova - p.152 - whipping cream - p.9
Torta caprese (flourless almond cake) - p.142
for the record Joy also made the wedding cake using the Thermomix. The recipe is
from The Women's Weekly in 1964 and is
one of the
recipes Joy has converted for the Thermomix.