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Chit Chat / Re: price increase
« on: January 15, 2009, 03:41:06 am »
Baf65, how do I sign up to receive this please?  It sounds really good.

Drinks / Re: Orange Squash / Cordial
« on: January 13, 2009, 08:13:05 am »
Amanda, that is HOT. You poor things. At least it didn't get that hot here.  Adelaide seems to be a fairly hot place.  I hope it's cooler for you tomorrow. 
Use your thermomix to make yourself some nice cool fruit sorbets.

Introduce Yourself / Re: New user from Perth, Australia
« on: January 12, 2009, 09:00:37 am »
Welcome from one Perthite to another. How lucky you were to receive such a lovely gift from your future mother in law. Does she have one too?

Chit Chat / Re: New cookbooks!
« on: January 11, 2009, 06:02:45 am »
Good afternoon, I'm known as Cookie1 and I too have an addiction to all sorts of books, not only cooking books and magazines.

 I must agree book depository is really good. I like the way they don't charge postage and they're really quick.

Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: January 11, 2009, 05:59:14 am »
Pretty please?   ^^

I've just made some vegetable stock from the recipe Thermomixer posted in September, some herb and garlic butter for the pull apart I'm going to make tomorrow and a sundried tomato and garlic dip.  Then I had better do some almond pastry for the fruit mince tarts (to use up the left over fruit mince) and then short pastry for the base of tonights quiche.

Introduce Yourself / Re: Hi, from Spain
« on: January 11, 2009, 05:57:12 am »
It's obvous that thermomix is big in Spain. Welcome folks. It is certainly becoming a multi-cultural site.

Festive Seasons / Re: Has anybody seen Easter eggs etc for sale yet?
« on: January 10, 2009, 06:29:01 am »
Yes, they are certainly out, I saw some easter eggs in packets this morning. The temptation to buy was very high, but we still have quite a lot of chocolate from Christmas so we'd better eat that first. :'( :'(

Starters and Snacks / Re: Vegetable Stock Concentrate
« on: January 10, 2009, 06:23:48 am »
I need to make some more, so will try this one this time.  I use the thermomix stock concentrate exclusively now, it really livens things up, especially risottos.  Will report back.

Chit Chat / Re: Speaking of BBQ
« on: January 10, 2009, 06:19:57 am »
I can almost smell that cooking Warren.  Roll on Costco.

Festive Seasons / Re: Has anybody seen Easter eggs etc for sale yet?
« on: January 09, 2009, 08:30:04 am »
I saw hot cross buns in Coles this morning. I read in the paper that Coles and the Red Cross have some deal going where some of the money from all the buns sold goes to the Red Cross. Perhaps they are hoping to sell lots by starting early.

Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: January 08, 2009, 04:24:57 am »
Warren, I believe some of our tuna processors were losing money several years ago and they came up with the idea of adding things to a tin of tuna to make it more popular.  It's mainly only the small tins that you would use for lunch.  There's chilli, vinagrette, lemon and heaps of others. I think it saved a couple of the companies from going bankrupt.

Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: January 08, 2009, 04:07:58 am »
I often open a can of 'flavoured' tuna to have with a salad for my lunch. eg sundried tomato and tuna, smoked tuna. I don't think I would have plain tuna very often.
I sometimes use tinned tuna in a mornay type of thing for a main meal. I find it hard to buy fish near us that hasn't been imported. Fortunately we spend a month or so each year at Monkey Mia (Shark Bay) fishing and occasionally we catch some to put in the freezer for the next month or so at home.  I think having that lovely fresh fish to eat up there spoils most bought fish for us.
Sorry-slightly off the tuna topic.

Chit Chat / Re: Do you guys have?
« on: January 07, 2009, 05:20:59 am »
Here in good old Western Australia we don't have Aldi. (although I visit them when we drove over to the other side of Aust). We have Woolworths, Coles and IGA which is the Independent Grocers' Association (I think). I find the IGA a little more expensive than the other two but they are open 7 days a week.  Here we only have retail trading for 6 days of the week.
Coles and Woolworths are putting lots of their own brands on the shelves at the moment and some people are finding it hard to buy things they like.  A real nuisance.
I did hear that Costco will be coming to Aust.  Melbourne first but I did hear that they even plan to come to West Aussie. :) :)

Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: January 07, 2009, 05:08:34 am »
Tenina, you're a trooper to cook in this heat.  It really is enough to put you off cooking, but then I get hungry! :'( These aren't tears, they are perspiration.

Chit Chat / Re: so what was your favourite...
« on: January 06, 2009, 06:09:37 am »
This is a hard thing to reply to. I have packed away the rice cooker and even the bread machine and also my food processor.  I still have my handy Sunbeam hand held mixer ready and available so I'd say this would have to be my favourite as I still use it quite a lot.
Oh dear, I've posted on every Chit Chat topic, it looks greedy.  Perhaps someone else will do the same.
It's a great idea so thanks to all those who arranged it.
Keep ^^

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