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Soups / Re: Bron's version Minestrone
« on: June 11, 2009, 10:43:21 am »
Made this one today Bron and it is perfect for us as DH has never liked tomato based minestrone which most other recipes are. Did rice today but next time will try the small pasta shapes instead.  Thanks for posting it :-*

Made this for the first time today, nice colour Bron (better than the pooey coloured one from the everyday book).  Don't know if I will notice any difference in taste though until I do something with it.

Drinks / Re: Chocolate Avocado Milkshake
« on: June 11, 2009, 10:37:14 am »
I've been wanting to try this recipe ever since I first found this forum and today was the day as I had the main ingredient - 1/2 an avocado.  I found it to be too thick so I added another 200mls milk which made a delicious drink, still thick but more drinkable. DH doesn't like avocado but liked this so is a good way to get some avocado into his diet. I will be buying it now just to make this drink rather than waiting for leftovers.  I also added some frozen banana and ice as suggested, maybe that is why it was too thick in the first instance.

Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: June 11, 2009, 10:04:01 am »
Today my TM has been pretty busy.  Haven't made a batch of pizzas for months so decided today was the day.  For lunch we shared one of them (took some around to Mum too) and DH and Mum both thought they were tops.  I wasn't that wrapped but maybe that was because I cooked them but they were pretty good I guess. I then did Brons Minestrone soup but had to go to the shop to buy the vegies so whilst there I also got the ingredients for Brons vegetable stock concentrate as I had finally run out of the original batch I did.  Then, when rummaging through the fridge I found 1/2 avocado and remembered a drink which Alina posted back in November last year so did that. Blitzed all my peelings for the compost heap to finish off the day. Will post reviews under the respective topics.

Main Dishes / Re: Quails with raisins and sweet wine
« on: June 11, 2009, 09:56:14 am »
OK Thermomixer, then maybe you could come up with a tastier sauce then we would both have the perfect TMX Chicken Veronique ;D ;D ;D ;D

Breakfast / Re: Spelt Bread (Chocolate & Ham-Cheese) 2 loaves
« on: June 11, 2009, 02:41:59 am »
Thanks Bron, worth watching - if only I could understand Spanish ??? ???  A bit of eye candy for the girls and the boys too ;D ;D

Jams and Chutneys / Re: Rhubarb sauce with port
« on: June 11, 2009, 02:29:08 am »
Interesting.  What would you use it for?  Could it be served over meat or chicken or is it something you have on bread? Certainly doesn't look like a chutney.

Introduce Yourself / Re: Hi from the US of A
« on: June 11, 2009, 02:16:36 am »
Welcome AuntAnnie to Thermoland - you will love it here ;) ;)  I also bore my friends with what I have been cooking - are they too polite to tell me they aren't interested ??? ??? When something takes over your life, there is very little else to talk about.

Questions? Technical Issues? The Survival Guide / Re: Yoghurt
« on: June 11, 2009, 02:09:07 am »

While yoghurt is cooking, pour boiling water into glass jar (from yoghurt maker) or Thermos flask to sterilise and warm. (If using jar, place into yoghurt maker) - I use an Easiyo thermos and jar

Once yoghurt is cooked, pour immediately into jar or thermos and leave overnight or for around 8 hours to set. You should not disturb the yoghurt during this time. (I make mine last thing at night and leave it while everyone is in bed :) so there is no chance of it being disturbed)

Well done faffa_70 but I have a question - The latest easiyos must have a glass container, mine is plastic.  Do you still pour boiling water into the easiyo thermos to surround the yoghurt filled container like their directions state?

Recipe Book Recipe Reviews / Re: Pasta Fagioli
« on: June 10, 2009, 01:55:11 pm »
We didn't like this one either so I froze the leftovers into 2 packets and just added a packet into the next lot of tuna mornay I made rather than throw it out. On the other hand, I know Karen's family loves it.

Just an afterthought - I probably wouldn't have bought my TMX if the consultant had given me pasta Fagioli to taste ;D ;D ;D  Only joking but really, I would never have cooked the recipe afterwards.

Main Dishes / Re: Quails with raisins and sweet wine
« on: June 10, 2009, 11:00:53 am »
I tried this recipe for tea tonight but changed it to chicken thighs with sultana grapes and port. I had some mashed potato over from last night so put pumpkin and carrot in the basket and put some cauliflower and broccoli to the varoma tray. Sprinkled a handful of large sultana grapes over the thighs 20 minutes into the cooking for the final 10 minutes. The jury is still out on the sauce but somehow I will try and inject a little more flavour into it next time and will discard  at least half of it before thickening. I had to use 3 tblspns cornflour & 3T Port to get it to the consistency I wanted and there was far too much of it.  Comparing the sauce to the delicious mustard sauce in the Fillet mignon recipe, this one is nowhere near as tasty.  As DH won't eat dried fruit of any description, I remembered an old recipe called Chicken Veronica which used grapes and had no complaints from him with the substitution.

In summing up, the meal was easy to prepare and the only let down was the sauce.  Oh, the onion needs to be blitzed for a short time at the beginning too as it couldn't handle speed 1 just being cut in half.

Soups / Re: Bron's version Minestrone
« on: June 10, 2009, 01:46:04 am »
After so many excellent postings Bron, you thoroughly deserve to have something in print and good on you Karen for putting Bron's recipe in for it. :-* :-*

Chit Chat / Re: UK Recipe Books
« on: June 09, 2009, 02:07:26 pm »
It's good with some things ILB but very bad with others ;D ;D ;D  If an article is of particular interest to me, I tend to remember who posted it, just like you would remember a friend's name. It is so frustrating when you know you have read something and then can't find it.  The search thingy doesn't always come up with the answer unfortunately.

Yes I can see that it would ILB - did she sprinkle just a little bit of parmesan on the top though.  I think I would have to have some cheese somewhere :P :P :P

Chit Chat / Re: UK Recipe Books
« on: June 08, 2009, 02:47:25 pm »
If I am looking for a particular posting and am lucky enough to remember who wrote it, I just go to the members list and click on the name then browse quickly through their list of postings to come up with what I am looking for and where to find it.   I find this a much faster method of finding things.

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