Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - UnConundrum

Pages: 1 ... 14 15 [16] 17 18
Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: December 28, 2008, 02:31:35 am »
We did a community meal for the less fortunate today.  My wife made 4 hotel pans of a green bean casserole, and made all the bechamel (about 6 liters) with the TM.  It was her first time using it :)

Here's a picture of the pile of meat we did

If you want to see more pictures CLICK HERE

Condiments and Sauces / Re: Sauce Bearnaise
« on: December 26, 2008, 03:21:43 am »
He's 27... pretty much on his own.  He's finishing grad school this year and was home between semesters...  The protein bit is just a joke as I'm always cooking, he's just not home.  Ongoing joke is that they don't have any supermarkets in the city where his school is.  That said, teenage boys eat like horses... never seem able to fill them ;)

Condiments and Sauces / Re: Sauce Bearnaise
« on: December 26, 2008, 02:36:08 am »
LOL, my son is a growing boy :)  Keeps telling me I don't make him enough protein.  He didn't say that tonight ;)

Questions? Technical Issues? The Survival Guide / Noodle Pudding
« on: December 26, 2008, 01:39:39 am »
If anyone likes a good sweet noodle pudding (Kugel),

I've added some ThermoMix suggestions to my RECIPE .  If you want to make your own pasta (I did) use about 100 g all purpose flour, 100 g semolina, two eggs, a pinch of salt, and a squirt of EVOO and process in knead mode for about 2 minutes.

Condiments and Sauces / Sauce Bearnaise
« on: December 26, 2008, 01:10:59 am »
Name of Recipe:  Sauce Bearnaise
Number of People:  4-6
1 shallot (small, quartered)
1 tsp. tarragon (dried)
3 Tbsp. white wine
1 Tbsp vinegar (tarragon or red wine)
pinch salt
pinch black pepper
120 g butter
3 egg yolks
2 Tbsp. lemon juice

1.  Put shallot into the TM and pulse 5 times.
2.  Add tarragon, vinegar, wine salt and pepper.  Process at 100C at stir speed for 5 minutes with the cap off to allow evaporation.
3.  Insert butterfly and add remaining ingredients.  Process at 80C, speed 3 for 4 minutes.
4.  Press through a fine sieve and serve.

Can hold the sauce at 60C speed 2 for about an hour.

More pictures can be found  HERE

Welcome / Re: Merry xmas
« on: December 25, 2008, 03:45:41 am »
Merry Christmas from the States to all :)

We have a tradition where I bake bread all Christmas Eve day (It's still Christmas Eve here) and my son and I go out and deliver it all evening.  I baked 56 loaves tonight, and had only 2 left for us :)

Here's about 2/3 of what we baked today

and a close up.  This loaf is made with a little whole wheat and some honey

Introduce Yourself / Re: Hi from Lien
« on: December 23, 2008, 03:17:10 am »
C'mon Ladies, give a guy a break.  Some of us can cook :)

I had a feeling my TM might show up today, so I went shopping for some odds and ends:

Sure enough, it showed up, so I decided to make some risotto.  Here it is with some asparagus and chicken.  I put some rice pudding on too, but that's outside cooling at the moment :)

Welcome / Re: 200 members and still growing strong.
« on: December 21, 2008, 04:11:32 pm »
Congrats are due, not only for the growth, but the professional way in which it was done.  I'm a member of several forums and they all seem to fail to comprehend what tools a user needs to make the forum easy to use.  You guys mastered it right out of the chute, and you deserve props for that :)

Suggestions and Complaints / Beans, beans, good for your heart...
« on: December 20, 2008, 04:59:40 pm »
But where are the recipes?  Like I said in the other post, I got my recipe books and was browsing in anticipation of the arrival of my TM.  I found very, very few recipes using beans.  I think there was one bean and rice recipe, several lentil, and a barley or two.  I would think the TM does beans very well, but no recipes.

For example, there's a recipe for hummus that calls for canned (tinned) chick peas.  It give weights for chick peas you cooked yourself, but no instructions in doing so.  While I'd think this would be a basic, someone like me who is starting out could use some guidance.  What temperature, how long, do you stir or just let it sit with the heat on (can you even do that?).  Or, is the TM not a great bean cooker?

Suggestions and Complaints / What is?
« on: December 20, 2008, 04:49:18 pm »
Can I suggest a new sub-forum?  One titled "What is ... ?"

The forum has grown very well since I found it just a few weeks ago.  Since it's the only English language forum, it has the potential of exponential growth outside the land of Oz.  I ordered the cook books from the UK site, and have to say, there's a lot of ingredients that I'm just not familiar with, and I'm sure there will be others from the US joining in time (Wait till I start spreading the word).  A place to go to translate ingredients and colloquialisms would be a wonderful help.

For example:
     What is Rocket?
     What is double cream (I'm guessing what we call heavy cream)
     What is corn flour (I'm guessing what we call corn starch)

There's more, but I didn't write them down.

Questions? Technical Issues? The Survival Guide / Re: 220V???
« on: December 19, 2008, 09:12:39 pm »
The model sold in Canada and the States is 110 V

Questions? Technical Issues? The Survival Guide / Re: mayonnaise
« on: December 17, 2008, 03:47:10 pm »
HERE is a link to my mayo recipe.  I don't use any mustard.  It's not a TM recipe, but it's made in a blender, so there's no need for conversion.  It has never failed me...

Questions? Technical Issues? The Survival Guide / What should I make
« on: December 15, 2008, 09:12:12 pm »
My TM probably shipped today, and anticipation is building.  With a little luck, I should have it Friday.  Soooooo, what should I cut my teeth on?  Remember, nothing scares me in the kitchen;  I don't care how difficult the recipe is.  Rice pudding is surely on the list, but I'm not sure what else.  The larder is full so bring on your suggestions :)

Questions? Technical Issues? The Survival Guide / An Observation
« on: December 13, 2008, 04:15:11 am »
As you know, I just purchased (have not yet received) a Thermomix.  During the process I've been watching some auctions on used TM-21s.  Really surprised to see them demanding in excess of $400 US.  There are no other appliances that I know of that maintain such a high percentage of their original price.  That's close to half isn't it?  Can only be a tribute to a good machine :)

Pages: 1 ... 14 15 [16] 17 18