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Glad to hear it

Nik xx

Breakfast / Re: Instant Porridge
« on: January 03, 2013, 10:45:40 pm »
One of my boys loves porridge, particularly those really expensive porridge pots that you can buy.  This idea just occurred to me this week to grind up the oats, add flavouring and milk powder!

Just fantastic for when we go away in the caravan!

Nik xx

I am in Hampshire but I do have friends that live near Bedford.  It would mean me coming to you but I'd be happy to travel (especially since I could combine it with an evening of wine drinking at my friends.

If you want to send me a PM I'd be happy to do some digging to find out who is near to you.  Whyisthereair is my team leader (Jane Etherton) and I'd be happy to speak to her to find out if she has anyone that way but as far as I'm aware most of her team are London way (she lives in Farnham)

How are you fixed for Huntingdon?  There is a demonstration there next Wednesday


Nik xx

News about Thermomix / Re: List of Demonstrators
« on: January 02, 2013, 02:01:38 pm »
Location: Hampshire -UK
Forum Username Nik2WIN/ Real Name: Nicola Denley
Best contact details (phone, mobile, email): 07871 317553
Comments:- Love my Thermomix, been a owner/user for over 2 years.  Passionate about cooking and Thermomix, particularly additive free, "from scratch" food.

Soups / Re: Creamy Sweet Potato Soup
« on: November 22, 2012, 12:05:55 pm »
I just made this this morning.  I had some sweet potatoes that were getting close to their use by date and found this.  Absolutely delicious!  The peanut butter just lifts it up

I've also made some walnut bread.  I can't wait for it all to be ready so I can sit down with a lovely fresh roll and some soup.  That's liven'  ;D

Nik xx

Introduce Yourself / Re: May I re-introduce myself?
« on: November 15, 2012, 07:29:26 am »
hi Nik do you mind sharing what county you live in the South?

I'm in Hook on the Hampshire/Berkshire/Surrey border (Think Fleet Services on the M3 and you're pretty close!) but I have stronger ties in Poole in Dorset and regularly travel there to see friends/family or yesterday I drove their and back within the school day to get my hair cut and dyed ....  :-))

Nik xx

Introduce Yourself / May I re-introduce myself?
« on: November 13, 2012, 04:55:32 pm »
Hi there, I've been a member of this forum for a couple of years and was once reasonably active ;)  Life (tm) got in the way and I've been absent for a while so I thought I would re-introduce myself, especially as last month I did my demonstrator training and am now part of the UK team of Thermomix Demonstrators.

So, here goes - I'm Nicola, married with 3 boys (10, 8 next week and 4), we live in the South of England.  Boy1 has Aspergers and ADHD, boy2 is being assessed for Aspergers and also has ADHD boy 3 seems to be "normal"

I love and adore my Thermomix (like us all) as well as this mornings demonstration I've also cooked carrot cake, chocolate chip cookies and a risotto for tea tonight.  Yet to be done tonight is a mixed berry sorbet and a rhubarb compote

Even tho' I've held only 2 demonstrations and am yet to sell one I love my job :)

I hope to be around a bit more now swapping ideas, recipes and tips.

Good to see you all again

Nik xx

Non Thermomix Recipes / Re: Herman the German Friendship Cake
« on: May 15, 2012, 07:15:40 pm »
I have a Herman going in my kitchen.  I started him a few weeks ago but am careful not to share him all out at once so that I keep a bit for me and to give out another time.  We've deviated somewhat from the cake recipe and have now converted it to chocolate with cocoa powder, chocolate chips and sometimes a banana.  I confess that I'm not exact with ingredients and weights since he seems to be such a forgiving cake.

I like to make several on a Friday - the boys use it as "breakfast" cake on the weekends so I don't have to get up quite so early ;)

Nik xx

Chit Chat / Re: MC
« on: January 24, 2012, 02:01:24 pm »
One word of advice tho' don't store it in the thermomix- my DH thought would be the best place for it, sadly i didn't check before I start chucking things in- Crunch!!! I was not happy :'(

Yeah, I learnt that the hard way too.  Man those blades are strong!  :o


Chit Chat / Re: Frozzie's MIL passes away
« on: January 22, 2012, 11:55:57 am »
Best wishes to you and your family at this sad time.  So sorry to hear of your loss.  Do try to take some time to look after yourself in the coming weeks

Love and hugs

Nik xx

Desserts / Re: Macarons - French Style (With Photo)
« on: January 21, 2012, 04:12:53 pm »
I was really good the other day when the Lakelands catalogue was delivered ... I put it straight in the recycling bin.

Lakelands is absolutely great but full of stuff that you didn't know you needed and as I couldn't think of anything I needed right now I thought it best to stay ignorant  ;D ;D


Condiments and Sauces / Re: Hoisin Sauce
« on: January 21, 2012, 01:02:38 pm »
where abouts do you live nik2win

I'm in Hampshire in the UK

We live in a large village - I'm not sure how they define "large" but our nearest decent supermarket is 10 miles away.  We have a smallish supermarket in the village (also several pubs, a butchers and a post office but no bank) but it has limited choice and is expensive.  We have a really great farm shop a couple of miles away.  Great as in lovely produce but also expensive.


Chit Chat / Re: Attention all iPad and iphone owners - exciting news
« on: January 20, 2012, 02:22:10 pm »
I downloaded tap talk today and REALLY like it :)


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Condiments and Sauces / Re: Hoisin Sauce
« on: January 19, 2012, 06:31:36 pm »
Oh. My. Goodness!

I made this a week or so ago to keep in the fridge.  Am shattered tonight and needed a quick, easy meal.  Chopped up some chicken and marinading in the hoisin sauce.  TMX'd the rice, chopped some veg and stir fried.

I can't even begin to say how delicious it was for such a soddin' minimal effort

Thank you, thank you, thank you

 ;D ;D ;D


Introduce Yourself / Re: Hello from Sydney, contemplating a TMX..
« on: January 16, 2012, 10:05:49 pm »
Thank you all!! 

I love things like risotto, hollandaise and custard but have never tried to cook them myself as they seem too difficult - I'd be likely to muck them up. I quite enjoy cooking but am not very skilled at it, so usually end up making basic things for dinner when I come home from work.  It would be great to have more variety and from what I can see the TMX makes that much easier to achieve.  There are so many happy customers who use it often and are full of praise for what it can do, despite their initial doubts.

Hmmm it seems I've almost persuaded myself.. ;) but need to see it in action first.  Will let you know what I think after the demo!

I've always really enjoyed cooking and felt myself fairly good at it.  Since getting the TMX tho' - over a year ago - my cooking confidence has soared.  I'm now making most of the family's bread, shortcrust pastry is a doddle, puff pastry isn't so difficult either.  I've made mayonnaise, custard, risotto, the list is probably almost endless.  I make our own stock pastes so there's none of the horrible additives in them.  Cakes and biscuits for the children are almost too easy.

There are so many recipes around on this forum that its easy to try new dishes.

I'm glad you enjoyed your demo today.  As everyone else has said - you won't look back.

Nik x

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