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Chit Chat / CPAP machines
« on: October 13, 2021, 11:12:05 am »
Is there anyone here using a CPAP machine?  I have to make a decision soon which one I will buy but do not know anyone who has one and the outlets that sell them all have their own ' favourite' - I read that as the one they get the best profit margin on, not the one that is necessarily the best for the customer!  I have a very suspicious mind!!  Anyway I would be interested in any feedback. 

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Chit Chat / Nutella Lovers
« on: February 19, 2021, 07:47:52 am »
For those nutella lovers out there who haven't seen this on RTE's site  https://www.goodfood.com.au/recipes/news/recipetin-eats-x-good-food-nobake-nutella-cheesecake-20210217-h1u27r

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Tips and Tricks / Remove stone fruit pips
« on: January 28, 2021, 10:36:23 pm »
Many of you will already know this, but I just found out about it this morning.

Put whole fruit into TMX and zap it on reverse, sp 3 for up to 30 seconds - the time is approximate and depends on quantity of fruit, so keep checking.

Remove TMX from base, pour fruit into a bowl and remove the pips then get back to the recipe.

This would also work for pomegranates, cardamom, pistachios, etc. ... the speeds may vary though so perhaps experimentation and caution would be wise.

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Bread / 100% Rye pizza base
« on: December 24, 2020, 08:46:17 am »
Has anyone had any experience of making a pizza base using 100% rye flour?  We are having friends coming to stay in a couple of days and will be having pizza one night, but one of our friends doesn't eat wheat flour.  DH is going to give it a go, but if anyone has made one, any hints / tips / suggestions / ideas ....?

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Chit Chat / Looking for a good BBQ sauce recipe
« on: November 24, 2020, 09:12:09 pm »
Does anyone have a good BBQ sauce recipe please?

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Non Thermomix Recipes / Make your own baking paper
« on: October 26, 2020, 10:50:22 pm »
If you find you have been caught without baking paper, you could try this - https://www.pipmagazine.com.au/eat/diy-greaseproof-paper/  I haven't given it a go yet as I only saw it this morning, but it looks very environment friendly and could come in useful.

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Chit Chat / Maple Syrup vs. Agave Syrup
« on: September 11, 2020, 08:54:01 am »
Is anyone familiar with the differences between maple syrup and agave syrup?  I use maple syrup quite a lot, but have never tried agave.  I now have a recipe that specifically calls for agave but I have no idea what it tastes like.  I know agave is horribly high in fructose (yes, Judy, I even remembered to look up google all by myself this time, without prompting  ; - your gentle hints are beginning to sink into my brain after all these years!).  Can anyone comment on the taste difference?  The particular recipe I am tackling is a mango mousse so I am not sure that maple will be a good substitute, but I resent buying agave for just one recipe because, with that high fructose, I cannot see me wanting to use it again.

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Chit Chat / Cleaning formica
« on: September 03, 2020, 01:44:07 am »
When we completed our renovation we moved the kitchen from upstairs, downstairs for the staff to use as a kitchen.  They were really pleased and happy with this but they have made a terrible mess of it, it is badly stained and every time I look at it my heart breaks just a little bit more.  It was a lovely kitchen unit and we had kept it pristine for 20 odd years, in just a couple of months it is a mess.

I want to try to clean it during lockdown so that it will be more presentable when we (eventually) are allowed to re-open.  It is a textured light green coloured formica.  Does anyone have any ideas of a suitable product that will clean the stains - mainly made from the bottom of a metal biscuit tin and spilled tea / coffee.  Because I try to use my own home made cleaners (which don't seem to be working this time) I have to resort to those found on supermarket shelves and I am not really very familiar with them anymore ... there are so many, it is bewildering.  Does anyone have any suggestions please.  Thanks.


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Jams and Chutneys / Banana Skin Chutney
« on: July 16, 2020, 11:38:09 pm »
Anyone brave enough to try this one?  It came through as a "No Waste" suggestion:

I tried linking the recipe but it is so long since I have done this that I couldn't remember how to do it successfully  :(

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/jul/11/tom-hunt-zero-waste-banana-skin-chutney-recipe?utm_term=LTIwMDcxNg%3D%3D&utm_campaign=WordOfMouth&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&CMP=wordofmouth_email

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Chit Chat / Soft, fudgy, chocolatey things to eat
« on: July 07, 2020, 01:09:28 am »
My colleague at work who got assaulted a couple of weeks ago is coming back to work on Monday.  He has had his operation and has stitches in his mouth … but that hasn’t stopped him from hinting “Soft fudgey chocolates are perfect at this stage of my recovery …” so does anyone have any tasty suggestions for what I can make for him for when he comes back to work?

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Has anyone roasted nuts and seeds in a TM31?  Is it safe?  Does it over heat the jug?

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Jams and Chutneys / Rhubarb Freezer Jam
« on: June 01, 2020, 12:56:33 am »
This just came through in a blog I subscribe to.  I thought it was an interesting concept and have not tried it but decided to post it on here to see if it creates any interest:  https://vanillaandbean.com/rhubarb-freezer-jam/

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Chit Chat / Pickling Onions
« on: March 27, 2020, 05:27:17 am »
Last weekend I made a ‘quick pickled onion’ (which we have now finished!).  I plan on making it again this weekend.  I still have all the pickling liquid left from last week … should I make a fresh liquid up or can I re-use last weeks?

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Chit Chat / Freezing fruit, veges, etc.
« on: March 17, 2020, 06:58:52 am »
Does anyone recall a thread, I think started by Uni, many years ago where we were posting how long various foods lasted in the freezer?  I may even be remembering this incorrectly and I haven't been able to find it, but it could be an excellent resource just now for us all to refer to.

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Chit Chat / Nutribullet?
« on: October 06, 2019, 01:04:04 am »
I'm thinking of buying a nutribullet, or something similar, mainly for smoothies but also for grinding small quantities of nuts (my good old TMX just can't 'do' nuts).

Does anyone have any thoughts or opinions on these types of machines?

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