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Title: Old Forum Friend
Post by: Cuilidh on April 03, 2012, 09:29:44 pm
I just received my monthly TMX updage (April) and saw a reference to Thermomixer, an old forum friend whom we hadn't heard from for ages:

This month I’d like to highlight my extremely valued contributor Jeff Brady, who lives in Melbourne. Jeff will be known to many of you as Thermomixer from his blog (thermomix-er.blogspot.com.au) and from Forum Thermomix. He’s had his Thermomix since 2007 and has a record four recipes in my book. They are all delicious. There’s no bad time of year to eat Crumpets (page 18) but I think autumn is especially good because you can spread them with berry or fig jam that you’ve just made in your Thermomix. His Salmon Confit with Sorrel Sauce (page 109) is a fun way to get started with sous vide cooking. Try it; it’s easy! The Steamed Beef Fillet with Bone Marrow Dumplings (page 118) is a fantastic Varoma dinner party dish that you can prepare ahead of time. Quinces are just coming into season so I hope lots of people will make Jeff’s Quince Paste (page 211). As well as being smooth, glossy and delicious, quince paste makes a great gift.

I miss his posts and would love it if he were to come back to join us.
Title: Re: Old Forum Friend
Post by: goldfish on April 03, 2012, 09:45:07 pm
I can second that!!  I'd also like to thank Thermomixer for his inspired instructions for the quince paste - made this the other day and it was an outstanding success!  Who said it would last months in the fridge ???   Friends and family have been running off hither thither and yon with little packages tucked under their arms!!!  There are some wonderful quinces in the markets at the moment so I guess I'll just have to make some more tomorrow!! (T'would be today but work kind of gets in the way . . . . ;D )

Thanks a million, Jeff - it's a "to die for" thing! :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Old Forum Friend
Post by: mcmich on April 03, 2012, 09:46:42 pm
Thanks for posting this Cuilidh. Thermomixer looks as though he is very busy these days.
Must look up the recipe for quince paste.
Title: Re: Old Forum Friend
Post by: Cuilidh on April 03, 2012, 09:50:15 pm
Funny you both mention quince paste.  I found some quinces on my tree two weeks ago and decided to make quince paste.  It didn't quite turn out right though - one way or another I didn't follow the recipe exactly (an on-going problem for me!) and ended up with what was more like quince leather!  I wasn't going to own up to this mess on here, but seeing as quince paste has reared its head twice thought I'd better admit my mess here.  Should probably go on the "ooopppsss ......" page, but more likely to get lost on this thread, with luck.
Title: Re: Old Forum Friend
Post by: johnro on April 03, 2012, 10:24:00 pm
Until I discovered Thermomixer's quince paste Sth Cape variety was a regular in the shopping trolley - a favourite with brie and crackers/fresh vegs also use it often in sweet and sour recipes.  Thermomixer's wisdom is surely missed on here!!!!! :)  :)
Title: Re: Old Forum Friend
Post by: achookwoman on April 03, 2012, 10:52:24 pm
Marina,  I wouldn't be on here if it weren't for Thermomixer and Judy.   I owe them both a very big thank you.   They held my hand as I become familiar with both the Forum and the computer.  They both have given me the chance to meet some wonderful generous people through the Forum.  ( you included).  Although Thermomixer isn't active here or on his blog,  I still pop into his Blog every day.  Thankyou for posting this.
You can still use your quince paste in cooking ,( I use it in my Tagine recipe).and could probably reconstitute it with a little extra water in the TMX.   Maggie Beer would have some recipes.
Title: Re: Old Forum Friend
Post by: judydawn on April 04, 2012, 12:26:09 am
Marina, I received that email from TMX HO yesterday but I could do nothing with it, couldn't scroll to read it or anything, it was just the first part.  I would have loved to have read about Jeff Brady, he was certainly a TMX cook before his time with all the wonderful recipes he posted and he could well have bought out a 'Dinner party cookbook for the Thermomix' with his recipes. We all loved him and his cheeky disposition is sadly missed but his legacy to us all lives on with all his postings and advice. If you get to see this posting Jeff, please pop in and say hello - you still have many friends on here who have benefitted from your help and guidance in our early days as Chookie mentioned.
If anyone wants to check out Thermomixer's recipe postings on the forum, go to mains for example and click on Started By.  This will put all the names in alphabetical order so just scroll through until you come to his name to see how many recipes he posted. His mains for example start on page 21 so it is quicker to work backwards from the highest page number.
Title: Re: Old Forum Friend
Post by: CreamPuff63 on April 04, 2012, 12:54:58 am
yes we sure benefited greatly by his knowledge, and chuckled at his witty humour. His recipes are restaurant quality. I reckon he'd have to have a book come out at some stage.
Title: Re: Old Forum Friend
Post by: cecilia on April 04, 2012, 12:57:32 am
What a lovely thread to read. It is an honour to learn more about a forward thinking and generous innovator.  Plus in JD's last post I learned a little more about how to operate the forum technically.  So thanks all round, forum friends and bouquets to you, Thermomixer, if you ever read this.  :)  At Thermofest, we were learning about trustworthy branding:  your name Thermomixer certainly is that!  Congratulations and thanks.
Title: Re: Old Forum Friend
Post by: cookie1 on April 04, 2012, 01:54:55 am
Never a truer word has been spoken. At the beginning of the forum Thermomixer and Brazen used to email each other as they were almost the only members.
Thermomixer always had a sensible answer to our problems and a lovely sense of humour. Hopefully he does pop in here occasionally and see us all say THANK YOU to him. He sure is a star. :-* :-*
Title: Re: Old Forum Friend
Post by: Ceejay on April 04, 2012, 02:22:57 am
Another who misses Thermomixer and his enthusiasm.  Between Thermomixer and Brazen I was inspired constantly when I first joined!  His crumpet recipe is a standard in our household!  ;)

I think I was around number 500 when I joined... now we're up to 6658!!  :o
Title: Re: Old Forum Friend
Post by: obbie on April 04, 2012, 03:12:12 am
I remember Thermomixer too.   Avatar was thermomix and a dog.
Great recipes and always worked well.

Hope all is well with him.


I was number 762.

Robyn :)
Title: Re: Old Forum Friend
Post by: Gertbysea on April 04, 2012, 04:35:59 am
OMG this all, sounds like a eulogy to Jeff ;D  Would  love him to pop in to say hi. He is always busy with his Melbourne foodie friends having fun. I wonder if he is still doing his vet stuff?

Jeff was certainly one of the reasons this forum is so good. He and Brazen gave it a good start  and others have kept it so.

Gert
Title: Re: Old Forum Friend
Post by: judydawn on April 04, 2012, 04:52:43 am
 :D :D :D :D It does indeed Gretchen.  If anyone is in contact with Jeff, please point this thread out to him.
Title: Re: Old Forum Friend
Post by: Frozzie on April 04, 2012, 07:06:46 am
Also wish he would pop in again.. Great advice and recipes and most of al, remember his humour.. He was always there to comment or joke around and was one of the first members i remember when i joined.. I know he got busy but its a shame he cant pop back to say hi now and then 😊😊
Title: Re: Old Forum Friend
Post by: Thermomixer on February 05, 2017, 12:51:02 am
I just received my monthly TMX updage (April) and saw a reference to Thermomixer, an old forum friend whom we hadn't heard from for ages:

This month I’d like to highlight my extremely valued contributor Jeff Brady, who lives in Melbourne. Jeff will be known to many of you as Thermomixer from his blog (thermomix-er.blogspot.com.au) and from Forum Thermomix. He’s had his Thermomix since 2007 and has a record four recipes in my book. They are all delicious. There’s no bad time of year to eat Crumpets (page 18) but I think autumn is especially good because you can spread them with berry or fig jam that you’ve just made in your Thermomix. His Salmon Confit with Sorrel Sauce (page 109) is a fun way to get started with sous vide cooking. Try it; it’s easy! The Steamed Beef Fillet with Bone Marrow Dumplings (page 118) is a fantastic Varoma dinner party dish that you can prepare ahead of time. Quinces are just coming into season so I hope lots of people will make Jeff’s Quince Paste (page 211). As well as being smooth, glossy and delicious, quince paste makes a great gift.

I miss his posts and would love it if he were to come back to join us.

How sweet of Dani Valent. I guess I should dust off my computer & get back to the Forum.

I was surprised how much I had contributed, but so pleased that it is being run so well and still such a great resource.
Title: Re: Old Forum Friend
Post by: Thermomixer on February 05, 2017, 12:53:36 am
I can second that!!  I'd also like to thank Thermomixer for his inspired instructions for the quince paste - made this the other day and it was an outstanding success!  Who said it would last months in the fridge ???   Friends and family have been running off hither thither and yon with little packages tucked under their arms!!!  There are some wonderful quinces in the markets at the moment so I guess I'll just have to make some more tomorrow!! (T'would be today but work kind of gets in the way . . . . ;D )

Thanks a million, Jeff - it's a "to die for" thing! :-* :-* :-*


Thanks for the kind words - that quince paste really took off once Dani published it in her In the Mix book.

Guess the real success was in getting somebody with credibility to put it out there.
Title: Re: Old Forum Friend
Post by: Thermomixer on February 05, 2017, 12:56:43 am
Marina,  I wouldn't be on here if it weren't for Thermomixer and Judy.   I owe them both a very big thank you.   They held my hand as I become familiar with both the Forum and the computer.  They both have given me the chance to meet some wonderful generous people through the Forum.  ( you included).  Although Thermomixer isn't active here or on his blog,  I still pop into his Blog every day.  Thankyou for posting this.
You can still use your quince paste in cooking ,( I use it in my Tagine recipe).and could probably reconstitute it with a little extra water in the TMX.   Maggie Beer would have some recipes.

Good to see you still here Chookie (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?action=profile;u=1715)   :-*

So long since I was doing this stuff that I had to check that the link to your profile would work - thank goodness I haven't forgotten everything. ;)
Title: Re: Old Forum Friend
Post by: Thermomixer on February 05, 2017, 01:00:59 am
Marina, I received that email from TMX HO yesterday but I could do nothing with it, couldn't scroll to read it or anything, it was just the first part.  I would have loved to have read about Jeff Brady, he was certainly a TMX cook before his time with all the wonderful recipes he posted and he could well have bought out a 'Dinner party cookbook for the Thermomix' with his recipes. We all loved him and his cheeky disposition is sadly missed but his legacy to us all lives on with all his postings and advice. If you get to see this posting Jeff, please pop in and say hello - you still have many friends on here who have benefitted from your help and guidance in our early days as Chookie mentioned.
If anyone wants to check out Thermomixer's recipe postings on the forum, go to mains for example and click on Started By.  This will put all the names in alphabetical order so just scroll through until you come to his name to see how many recipes he posted. His mains for example start on page 21 so it is quicker to work backwards from the highest page number.

Thanks Judy (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?action=profile;u=433) - thanks especially for taking over the reins and keeping the group going.  :-*
Title: Re: Old Forum Friend
Post by: Thermomixer on February 05, 2017, 01:05:32 am
yes we sure benefited greatly by his knowledge, and chuckled at his witty humour. His recipes are restaurant quality. I reckon he'd have to have a book come out at some stage.

Great to see old friends still on here.

No books - I would rather share freely and encourage others to experiment & not be afraid of the TMX.

I do see "variations" of my recipes in others books and think that it is great that the techniques such as confit of fish and pork buns in the Varoma are being used. They are just a natural extension of basic techniques.
Title: Re: Old Forum Friend
Post by: Thermomixer on February 05, 2017, 01:06:49 am
What a lovely thread to read. It is an honour to learn more about a foreward thinking and generous innovator.  Plus in JD's last post I learned a little more about how to operate the forum technically.  So thanks all round, forum friends and bouquest to you, Thermomixer, if you ever read this.  :)  At Thermofest, we were learning about trustworthy branding:  your name Thermomixer certiny is that!  Congratulations and thanks.

Thanks Ros  :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Old Forum Friend
Post by: Thermomixer on February 05, 2017, 01:11:19 am
Never a truer word has been spoken. At the beginning of the forum Thermomixer and Brazen used to email each other as they were almost the only members.
Thermomixer always had a sensible answer to our problems and a lovely sense of humour. Hopefully he does pop in here occasionally and see us all say THANK YOU to him. He sure is a star. :-* :-*

Thanks Cookie - it was certainly a struggle to get it up & running. Master Moderator had put up some of the recipes from Tenina, Brazen & me to get it started, but bullying/coercion was essential in the early days ;) 

Now you have helped keep it going.  :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Old Forum Friend
Post by: Thermomixer on February 05, 2017, 01:15:36 am
I remember Thermomixer too.   Avatar was thermomix and a dog.
Great recipes and always worked well.

Hope all is well with him.


I was number 762.

Robyn :)

All is well, thanks. The dog & the TMX are still going, but I need some inspiration to get back into the forum  :-* :-*
Title: Re: Old Forum Friend
Post by: Thermomixer on February 05, 2017, 01:17:15 am
OMG this all, sounds like a eulogy to Jeff ;D  Would  love him to pop in to say hi. He is always busy with his Melbourne foodie friends having fun. I wonder if he is still doing his vet stuff?

Jeff was certainly one of the reasons this forum is so good. He and Brazen gave it a good start  and others have kept it so.

Gert

Not dead, still doing vet stuff and a lot of eating. Need to get back to TMX stuff.

Thanks for keeping the faith :-*
Title: Re: Old Forum Friend
Post by: cookie1 on February 05, 2017, 02:20:33 am
Hi Jeff, lovely to see you still around doing vet and foodie things. I follow you on Twitter etc where you occasionally post.
All the very best.
Cookie
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Title: Re: Old Forum Friend
Post by: achookwoman on February 05, 2017, 03:55:54 am
Hi Thermomixer, you were/ are the original and master. Thanks to you many people went from just chopping veggies to exploring the endless uses of the Thermomix.
I think you gave me the title Chookie. I was just AChookwoman before that.
Glad to see you are still doing your Vet stuff. We would love a TMX inspirational post occasionally.
Thanks a million.
Title: Re: Old Forum Friend
Post by: Cuilidh on February 05, 2017, 05:41:31 am
Great to hear from you again - it's obvious you have been a great inspiration and help to so many of us.  Hope you can manage to keep in touch.
Title: Re: Old Forum Friend
Post by: judydawn on February 05, 2017, 10:14:52 am
How lovely to hear from you Jeff and read your comments on our comments, we almost spoke of you in past tense as if you were no longer with us.  Good to see you are alive and still enjoying life.  People come and go on here all the time but they know we welcome them back with open arms whenever they have the time to pop in to catch up.
Title: Re: Old Forum Friend
Post by: Cornish Cream on February 05, 2017, 10:17:06 am
Greetings from the Northern Hemisphere Thermomixer.Great to hear from you.
Title: Re: Old Forum Friend
Post by: Gertbysea on February 05, 2017, 10:56:30 pm
Lovely to hear from you Jeff. Good times. Good memories.

Gretchen
Title: Re: Old Forum Friend
Post by: trudy on February 08, 2017, 05:47:34 am
Great to hear that all's well Jeff.  You have inspired so many of us and yes, I wish you were back on here!!
Title: Re: Old Forum Friend
Post by: Master Moderator on February 13, 2017, 08:46:11 am
Wow, a blast from the past. Hope all is going well, Jeff.

Let me second that, as in Jeff helped this forum grow from nothing. His great sense of humour, recipes and kindness is one of the firm foundations of this forum community.

The door will always be open. We all look forward to the grand return.

MM

Title: Re: Old Forum Friend
Post by: Gertbysea on February 13, 2017, 08:59:12 am
Indeed!

Gert
Title: Re: Old Forum Friend
Post by: cecilia on July 03, 2021, 04:16:56 am
This is a link to Jeff's Whole Chicken.  For some reason Facebook would not allow this link but I hope it posts here as I had to scroll for ages to find it.  Thank you, Thermomixer:  http://thermomix-er.blogspot.com/2009/04/white-cooked-chinese-chicken.html
Title: Re: Old Forum Friend
Post by: achookwoman on July 03, 2021, 10:55:30 am
Thermixer, one of the kindest people I have ( never ) met.
Title: Re: Old Forum Friend
Post by: cookie1 on July 03, 2021, 12:46:30 pm
Ditto from me. He smoothed my thermomix learning a lot.