@astarra: after my two girls moved out a couple of years ago it's only my husband and me left to cook for. I treated myself to the TM 31 three years ago after 10 years using the TM 21. I use first thing it every morning to prepare a Swiss style muesli (Bircher Muesli), then in the evening to cook supper but not every night I have to admit, I also like cooking in the old fashioned way on the stove or in a slow cooker but it is often useful when preparing meals. At the weekends I do a lot of baking, being a 'cake person'.
Made this from her website as my daughter was getting a cold. I didn't realise how long it took to make chicken stock (I used the minimum 3 hour method) and didn't wait for it to cool as had no time. The chicken just fell off the bone after this so easy to cut up for soup.
This soup is too spicy for little ones but just right for me and hubby (using one red chilli with half seeds kept in). Such a lovely, warming Asian flavour to it - perfect for winter! The fresh stuff added at the end gives it an extra spice too which might be too much for some.
Will upload photo soon but will definitely make again. This time I will make the stock a day ahead.
I've been very naughty and bought another cookbook I spent yesterday afternoon in the garden thoroughly enjoying reading it. Recipes from a Normal Mum. Chance on the other hand spent the time digging holes in the ground.He must have a least twelve scattered around the garden