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Chit Chat / Re: Old Forum Friend
« 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.


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

Thanks for keeping the faith :-*

Chit Chat / Re: Old Forum Friend
« 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  :-* :-*

Chit Chat / Re: Old Forum Friend
« 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.  :-* :-* :-*

Chit Chat / Re: Old Forum Friend
« 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  :-* :-* :-*

Chit Chat / Re: Old Forum Friend
« 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.

Chit Chat / Re: Old Forum Friend
« 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 - thanks especially for taking over the reins and keeping the group going.  :-*

Chit Chat / Re: Old Forum Friend
« 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   :-*

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. ;)

Chit Chat / Re: Old Forum Friend
« 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.

Chit Chat / Re: Old Forum Friend
« 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 ( 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.

Introduce Yourself / So proud of what you have done !!
« on: January 28, 2016, 12:14:31 pm »
Old enough to remember the days when there were less than 100 members & I was the main contributor. User 27 - that is along time ago !

Oh how I loved to see my name up there as the most "posted" person in the Forum.

So great to see that you guys really provided a way for TMX users to interact & enable discussion when TMX HQ & consultants did nothing for the average owner.

Thx Cookie, Judydawn & Cornish Cream

PS So bloody long that I almost forgot how to hyperlink ;)

Salads / Re: Beetroot Salad
« on: December 19, 2014, 08:35:22 pm »
Cheers Bedlam - may pay for anyone wanting to try it to just start with 50ml of water, especially if you have nice juicy oranges.


Vegetarian / Re: Spinach and chickpeas, Seville style
« on: August 10, 2014, 05:19:30 am »
I made this today.  I used two 400gm cans of chickpeas instead of starting from scratch.  I also used red wine vinegar as I didn't have any sherry vinegar and a mix of baby spinach and baby kale. 

This is an easy dish to make, and tasty, but I found it needed a good 1-2 tsp of salt.  I think it will be a very forgiving recipe and could easily be made into a spicier dish with the addition of chilli or perhaps you could add some smoked paprika for another different taste.

Good work.  It is so easy with canned chick peas and lots of spice variations. Smoked paprika is good. Try some cinnamon too. :)

Desserts / Re: Chocolate & Beetroot Cream
« on: June 24, 2014, 01:08:47 pm »
 :-*  :-*  :-*

Desserts / Re: Chocolate & Beetroot Cream
« on: June 24, 2014, 12:49:15 pm »
 ;D Gosh JD.  Memories of the beetroot/chocolate overload that poor Annie suffered.  I saw the competition on FB & smiled - puddings, creams, fillings, ...... better not start again.   Good luck mixers . xx

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