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Chit Chat / Re: Preserving food in the fridge
« on: March 09, 2012, 04:21:42 am »
I would love for someone to tell me about how to preserve feta from going off once you open a packet and leave the remaining bit in the fridge.  I am always throwing out half used feta since it has gone off after a couple of days.

One way of preserving feta cheese, is to keep it in brime in the fridge. To make the brime, use 2 cups of water, 2 tbs salt. Boil for 5 minutes remove from TM or hot plate and let it go cold. Place the feta in a container and cover it completely with the brime. Just rinse well in cold water to use it. It should last for more than a month.

Chit Chat / Re: It's officially official...
« on: February 27, 2012, 01:17:05 am »
Hi CeeJay

I felt sad when I read your post, as I know exactly how it feels  when our young people leave home. Ours have moved to two different states, our second left a year ago. We try to meet up somewhere halfway and when we do we have a great time together. It will get better, but the feeling of loss is always there. At least communication is alot better than in the past. Apart of encouraging them to visit us I like to send special treats to them, the type I made when they were at home. Something from home is always a big hit.

Best wishes :)

Main Dishes / Greek Stuffed Zucchinis
« on: February 20, 2012, 09:57:51 am »
Stuffed zucchinis
Number of people 3-4
3 medium zucchinis
50g bacon
50g parmesan cheese
2 slices of bread two day old (without the crust)
1 egg
salt-pepper to taste


1      Slice zucchinis in half lengthwise. Remove flesh leaving about 7mm
   thickness all around and place the flesh in the TM bowl.
2   Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl and mix 20seconds speed 4.
3   Fill the zucchinis with the mixture and place them in the Varoma dish.
4   Rinse the bowl, put 1000g water in, close the lid and set for 20mins on Varoma speed 1.   
5   Serve the zucchinis plain as an entrée, or with tomato sauce. Recipe follows:

For extra taste add some cheese on top of the zucchinis and place them under a hot grill
until light brown.

Tomato sauce with basil

500g fresh or tin tomatoes   1 carrot
1 onion                 1 bay leaf
2 cloves garlic              1tsp sugar
a few springs of parsley   50g white wine
a few springs of fresh basil    1tb tomato paste
or ½ ts dry                      salt and pepper to taste
                         45g olive oil

1   Place all ingredients except olive oil and bay leaf in the TM bowl and set for 10seconds on speed 6.
2   Add bay leaf and set for 20-25minutes on 100 speed 1. At the last minute add the olive oil
        through the opening whilst the TM is working. The sauce can be used with cooked pasta.

These recipes were taken from the Greek Thermomix cook book, ‘My Cooking With the Thermomix’ and
translated by Desi.

Modifications made by forum members
INAID  I used 3 X rashers of bacon and half a red onion. After I steamed the zucchinis I sprinkled them with breadcrumbs and grated vintage cheese then cooked them in the Airfryer. Fresh from our garden. First of the crop.

Chit Chat / Re: heading to tassie soon
« on: February 19, 2012, 10:13:49 am »
The Tamar Valley Wine Touring Route follows the Tamar River from Launceston to Bass Strait, past wildlife sanctuaries and high-yielding vineyards, but it also takes in mining and maritime heritage in Beaconsfield and George Town.
Riverside villages and vineyards are beautiful places to sample pinots and rieslings at the cellar door or dine in winery restaurants with big views and menus featuring the best of Tasmania’s fresh produce.

Chit Chat / Re: Your positive vibes are needed here...
« on: February 17, 2012, 10:02:35 am »
My thoughts and prayers are with your friend and her family.


Introduce Yourself / Re: Hi from Hobart
« on: February 17, 2012, 12:35:26 am »
Thanks again everyone for the warm welcome.
It's nice that there is a lor of interest in trying greek recipes so, I'm getting going
with translating them into english.
Desi :)

Introduce Yourself / Re: Hi from Hobart
« on: February 16, 2012, 12:25:07 am »
Thank you everyone for the warm welcome.
The truth is that I'm not familiar with using the forum and I have been hesitant to have an input to it.
I have been using my thermo for everything that can be used especially Greek recipes. I will try to convert some recipes from my Greek thermo book and hopefully they will be good enough to post.

Achookwoman, yes we are fortunate to live here.

Introduce Yourself / Re: Hi from Hobart
« on: February 15, 2012, 12:58:40 am »
Thank you ladies.

Uni I enjoy reading your posts as they often are humorous.  :)

Introduce Yourself / Hi from Hobart
« on: February 14, 2012, 10:51:59 pm »
Hello everyone :)

I had my thermo for more than two years and I must say, together with the wonderful recipes and help I get from
all of you nice people in the forum, cooking for my family has been even more enjoyable than ever before.


Chit Chat / Re: For the Aussies!
« on: February 05, 2012, 10:58:09 am »
Lovely photos Frozzie.

Chit Chat / Re: Bread tins
« on: October 18, 2009, 02:31:36 pm »
Thanks Ceejay :)
Thank you again Ceejay. They are the bread pans I have been looking for.

Chit Chat / Re: Bread tins
« on: October 18, 2009, 02:14:20 pm »
Thanks Ceejay :)

Chit Chat / Re: Bread tins
« on: October 18, 2009, 02:11:48 pm »
Thanks Judydawn. Nice to hear from you. No doubt someone will.
At the moment, I'm trying to learn how to use the forum...I think it is set up a little differently to
the ones I have known. I'm happy to practice. LOL :)

Chit Chat / Bread tins
« on: October 18, 2009, 01:39:45 pm »
Hi, my name is Desi. I am new in this forum. I love using my TM and at the moment I'm interest in finding a three compartment bread pan that are especially made for baking baguettes. Does anyone know where I can buy them in Oz?

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