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Title: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: maddy on July 11, 2011, 12:44:22 pm
.......This thread had to happen!  :P

What was in your shopping bag today?
I may have led some into temptation previously  :D  but I prefer to think we are showing each other some options  ;)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on July 11, 2011, 12:54:07 pm
Great idea.  I assume you are referring to kitchenware, rather than cooking ingredients??

I bought this (http://fulllittletummies.blogspot.com/2011/06/bargain-ceramic-knives.html) knife set recently and absolutely love them.  :)

Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: maddy on July 11, 2011, 12:57:17 pm
Todays purchases were

(http://www.herronbooks.com/sc-local/uploads/images/shop/20110627/itemImg/13356b36.jpg)

and a little damage on the credit card from cakes around town (http://www.cakesaroundtown.com.au/catalog/)

silicone vintage button moulds (for cake pop toppers)

(http://www.cakesaroundtown.com.au/catalog/images/firstimpression/mn233.jpg?osCsid=2d9fb0b90bcd9cb62e1309414a62fa23)

Americolor oil colours (for colouring chocolate and candy) - pruple, red, blue, pink, black, green, yellow

(http://www.cakesaroundtown.com.au/catalog/images/violet-colour-oil.gif)

pink sparkle dust

(http://www.cakesaroundtown.com.au/catalog/images/pastel-pink.jpg)

and some petal dusts for fondant

(http://www.cakesaroundtown.com.au/catalog/images/ps-snow-drift.jpg)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Frozzie on July 11, 2011, 01:33:03 pm
haha soon maddy you will be like the stars who get free items due to the free publicity...so many follow in your shopping gadget footsteps..i just bought the cupcake courier afer having several links tell me it wasnt available to ship to my country...didnt have a chlice of colour though so mine is in blue!!  Great item though as so many times i have tried transporting cupcakes etc and have had near disasters or worse the dog getting to them!!  Will be trying to avoid this thread though as that pizza book looks good too..telling myself to close this window and put down the laptop lol!
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: maddy on July 11, 2011, 01:33:24 pm
Oh dear....just received an update from Bakerella's site.....hence the picture below of what I just purchased on Book depository  :P

(http://cache1.bookdepository.com/assets/images/book/large/9780/8118/9780811875042.jpg)

check out this cupcake/cake store.....dreamy!
http://www.bakerella.com/miette/


Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: maddy on July 11, 2011, 01:34:59 pm
..telling myself to close this window and put down the laptop lol!

LOL......read below your post  :P
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Frozzie on July 11, 2011, 01:41:28 pm
ok obviously havent put laptop down or closed the window lol...off to check out the website...bad bad bad!  :) (but seriously need to stop myself haha...I have NO MORE place in my cupboards...need bigger kitchen!)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Frozzie on July 11, 2011, 01:47:26 pm
oh maddy your are sinful sinful sinful!! Oh so heavenly...have to have that book and will not look at anything more!  :P

can get it on amazon and surprisingly cheap only 19 euros but nooooooooooooooo have to wait between 2 and 4 weeks (sobs!!)..im not that patient  :'(
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: caketin on July 11, 2011, 02:40:01 pm
I just saw that book on the Bakerella email too.....I'm so tempted....I just love the scalloped edges hehe!
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: judydawn on July 12, 2011, 01:23:04 am
Maddy, where do you store all that stuff  ??? ???   As the Queen of Cupcakes and decorating in general, I know you will be producing some new masterpieces to share with us - not literally, we have to settle for photos but they do give us so much pleasure so we will have to be content with that.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: meganjane on July 12, 2011, 03:41:29 am
I managed to avert my eyes, just in time.

I did copy the European Buttercream recipe though!

I've recently bought these:

 (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31P3iH8taXL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

I wanted them to use as individual pie tins. I'm trying to get rid of a lot of junk in my second cutlery drawer. I emptied it into a box, then as I needed something, I took it out and when finished with it, placed it back in the drawer. My drawer is much tidier and cleaner now. It took about two weeks to use everything that I would normally use.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: cookie1 on July 12, 2011, 06:13:06 am
I must be going crazy/crazier. I'm sure I replied to this post. Maddy I am going to try and stay away from it. I think TRY is the word. I'm going to the Good Food and Wine Show on Friday. I'm sure I'll find some new ways to spend money there.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: maddy on July 12, 2011, 06:31:03 am
  I'm going to the Good Food and Wine Show on Friday. I'm sure I'll find some new ways to spend money there.

Oooh, sounds like fun cookie!
You'll have to have show & tell here then  ;)  Pictures welcomed  8)
Will George/Gary or anyone else famous be there?
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: cookie1 on July 12, 2011, 08:09:05 am
George and Gary will be there, we're going to their 'show.' Manu and Matt Moran will also be there. Hopefully TMX will be there. They said they were last year but I didn't see them on the Friday.  I have a lovely day, tasting food and wine. I catch the train so I don't have to drive.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: dede on July 12, 2011, 10:04:16 am
I think this thread should be band. lol  :-)) Could be dangerous.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Cornish Cream on July 12, 2011, 11:09:47 am
I think this thread should be band. lol  :-)) Could be dangerous.
I agree Dede it is dangerous BUT what great fun we're going to have tempting one another to those things we never knew we needed  ;) ;) :D :D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: faffa_70 on July 12, 2011, 01:00:46 pm
I must be going crazy/crazier. I'm sure I replied to this post. Maddy I am going to try and stay away from it. I think TRY is the word. I'm going to the Good Food and Wine Show on Friday. I'm sure I'll find some new ways to spend money there.

I will be there from 2.30pm make sure you stop by!!  :)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Frozzie on July 12, 2011, 02:53:01 pm
lol CC

so far i have bought the trish edwards book, the cupcake courier and the miette book all thanks to maddy  ;D and two oil sprays with filters..one mastrad and the other i cant remember...wanted to try the different brands (didnt realy need two but anyway and a bunch of plastic squeezy bottles from a chef/cooking site...next purchase will be a box of glass sauce bottles and lids i think and im trying to not buy that pizza book (repeat to self..I dont need any more cookbooks..i have no more space lol)..dont konw why i bother that never works anyway!  ;D ;D ;D  oh and found a fantastic site for allthings cake, chocolate etc in french though and found some food transfers for chocolate..another near future purchase...they have them alot here in the patisseries and i always loved the detail design on the chocolate and now i can do that too!!  You can see them here (http://eboutique.cuistoshop.com/epages/bc8ebbb2-e86f-11dd-a956-000d609a287c.sf/fr_FR/?ObjectPath=/Shops/bc8ebbb2-e86f-11dd-a956-000d609a287c) in case you have no clue what im talking about!

I agree this is a dangerous thread butthen again no more dangerous then mentioning  new purchaes in another post  :)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Cornish Cream on July 12, 2011, 03:35:48 pm
Amazing website Frozzie,I haven't seen such a good choice before.As to buy buying cookery books,unfortunately we all suffer from that disease,unless you have been vaccinated against it  :D :D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Frozzie on July 12, 2011, 07:45:47 pm
i know huh! I stumbled across it in my research for something else...fantastic site!  Im afraid I am an incurable addict to buying cookbooks!!
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: achookwoman on July 13, 2011, 02:32:19 am
More Cooking Books,  well one a magazine          .Don't know how the 't' got in there???? :-))
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: cookie1 on July 13, 2011, 06:59:50 am
Kathryn I will certainly drop by if I'm at the show at that time. I plan to get there early.

CC I think I should find out more about this vaccine against buying cookbooks. If only. :'( :'( My DH would have me along there very quickly.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: cookie1 on July 13, 2011, 08:23:11 am
I've just received an email to say SBS are having a monthly magazine called Feast. I'll look forward to seeing what it's like. I had a lovely magazine buy up today. I bought the Australian Good Food magazine, the BBC Good Food magazine and Super Food Ideas. I'm a sucker for most food magazines. Another sad addiction. :'(
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: obbie on July 14, 2011, 12:41:11 am
Catch of the day has those large silicon cookie moulds for $9.95.
I am tempted.

I think Maddy make that cookie cake last week.

Robyn
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: caketin on July 14, 2011, 01:14:05 am
That website looks so interesting Frozzie, thank god I am on holidays because I might spend some time digging around on there today!
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Meagan on July 14, 2011, 01:57:52 am
I've just received an email to say SBS are having a monthly magazine called Feast. I'll look forward to seeing what it's like. I had a lovely magazine buy up today.

Cookie when Kathryn and I were at Yokes sourdough class an SBS journalist was  there with a  photographer. So I imagine they will have an article on her classes.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: cookie1 on July 14, 2011, 03:11:54 am
Thanks Meagan, I hope you're both in the photos.  I'm looking forward to Yoke's second book coming out.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: KarenH on July 14, 2011, 06:04:03 am
My cupcake couriers arrived today - thanks maddy  ;D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Meagan on July 14, 2011, 06:08:43 am
Thanks Meagan, I hope you're both in the photos.  I'm looking forward to Yoke's second book coming out.

Me too can't wait!!!
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Decadent Dot on July 14, 2011, 07:11:45 am
Have I any room in my cupboards........No!
Am I supposed to avoid sweets...........Yes!
So here is what I bought yesterday.
A tray of Nordic ware quartet bundt cake moulds.
The good news is that they are smaller moulds. A cake for 2 or 3 persons.
The bad news is that there are 4 of them
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: faffa_70 on July 14, 2011, 08:53:06 am
Love it DD. I have eyed those off for a while. So far I have resisted temptation as I have no room (need a few kids to move out!!)  :D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Frozzie on July 14, 2011, 09:14:16 am
That website looks so interesting Frozzie, thank god I am on holidays because I might spend some time digging around on there today!

 :) :)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Halex on July 15, 2011, 01:07:55 am
I subscribe to the Donna Hay magazine and have also ordered the kids Donna Hay annual which should be out shortly.

This is a great thread, can't wait tomstart shopping again.
Hally
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: maddy on July 15, 2011, 02:46:07 am
I subscribe to the Donna Hay magazine and have also ordered the kids Donna Hay annual which should be out shortly.


I picked up the kids annual last week at Kmart. Love that magazine and donna hay!!  The photography is devine  :-*


I did some more paypal damage at book depository  :P .......which is very easy to do.

(http://cache0.bookdepository.com/assets/images/book/medium/9780/0662/9780066214481.jpg)

(http://cache0.bookdepository.com/assets/images/book/medium/9781/8497/9781849751209.jpg)

(http://cache0.bookdepository.com/assets/images/book/medium/9781/8497/9781849751469.jpg)
on pre-order

(http://cache0.bookdepository.com/assets/images/book/medium/9781/5995/9781599558950.jpg)
on pre-order

(http://cache0.bookdepository.com/assets/images/book/medium/9781/4463/9781446301371.jpg)
on pre-order
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: dede on July 15, 2011, 05:04:02 am
Today I brought my self a cupcake caddy that holds 24 cupcakes and included a muffin baking tray which all clips together. Only cost around $12.  I seen it last week and thought I don't need that cause I have enough containers. But I just couldn't resist today.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: judydawn on July 15, 2011, 05:07:34 am
That's a great price Mandi.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: maddy on July 15, 2011, 05:58:51 am
O.k, I have to seriously turn the computer off!
I just read an email from Amazon, saying that the cupcake tower I had added to my wish list....has now decreased in price.
......I have no willpower what-so-ever   :-\

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41QdXw-JqPL._AA300_.jpg)

You can't see too clearly, but there is glass daisies on the scrolls.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: johnro on July 15, 2011, 06:10:14 am
Spending is never a problem for me by simply trolling through all of your wonderful posts - now it has been made easier ohhhhh dear!!!!!!!!!!  :D  :D  :D Going to the book depository AGAIN!!!!!!! thanks Maddy!!!!!!!
BTW - back to add a little PS I had not taken note of who started this thread but my guess was 100% correct MADDY  :D  :D

Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 15, 2011, 07:53:04 am
well it was lunch time, and I went into the bookshop and bought "dinner with The Baker". Probably was a bit hungry at the time  :-)) but it has some beautiful recipes (and photo's) for biscuits, bread (even has a sourdough starter recipe), tarts, pies & quiches, pastries, cakes & gateaux, and some afternoon delights. OMG what happened to my resolve???? I feel like cooking up a storm now tho!
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: johnro on July 15, 2011, 08:34:13 am
Apart form the cupcake carrier which has arrived in record time I also purchased the cuisipro 3 in 1 funnel (http://www.kitchenwaredirect.com.au/Brands/Cuisipro/Cuisipro-Funnel-3-in-1), for the 2nd time - gave the first to DD after her seeing how often I used it. Maddy this thread is bad, bad, bad - BUT oh what fun!!!!!!  :D  :D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: maddy on July 15, 2011, 08:42:21 am
Maddy this thread is bad, bad, bad - BUT oh what fun!!!!!!  :D  :D

(http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-devil10.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)       (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-laughing006.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)     (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-laughing016.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Halex on July 15, 2011, 09:30:26 am
Of course it was started by Maddy the amazing cake lady.

Maddy they have wonderful cupcake stores in Sydney, couldn't believe my eyes when I saw them. Of course nothing lik that in Perth

Hally
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: foodiepep on July 15, 2011, 11:28:22 am
Bad bad Maddy

Only thing I bought today was fruit and veggies.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: maddy on July 16, 2011, 11:29:26 am
Well today wasn't my fault  I went shopping.
Hubby sent me on an mission to buy some UGLY boots in my opinion, down at Rivers in Torquay.
I said to him you can buy them online.....but he didn't to pay $8.95 in postage.....LOL.....stupid mistake!
As if I was only gonna buy the boots! (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-laughing021.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)

So  after I got the boots, to my surprise the local IGA stocked heaps of "Simply No Knead" stuff  8)

So I got an extra cob loaf tin

(http://www.snk.com.au/files/HYN53FM9VY//Cob-Tin_1.jpg)

8 bread roll tins

(http://www.snk.com.au/files/MARD5Z1KQX/CIMG2130.jpg)

Dutch cinnamon, mixed spice, and bread improver.

(http://nuclearstudio.mobi/site/DefaultSite/filesystem/images/Products/Coconut_Products/Aclara_Health/Aclara_Health_-_Coconut_Oil_Organic_Extra_Virgin_Cold_Pressed__700mL_.jpg)

(http://www.glutenfreeshop.com.au/Assets/ProductImages/Baking-Products/Flours/Lotus-Organic-Tapioca-Flour.jpg)

and other items that I didn't really need  :P

Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: johnro on July 16, 2011, 11:46:25 am
Did some mild damage online at Bakers Pleasure (http://bakingpleasures.com.au/) with patty cake papers and some piping bags  :)  :)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: maddy on July 16, 2011, 11:53:35 am
Oh, I love that store too Robyn!!!!
Gosh....imagine life now without online shopping  :P
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Cornish Cream on July 16, 2011, 12:44:04 pm
A friend flew to the US yesterday and I asked her to bring me back a couple of trinkets from Williams Sonoma  ;) ;D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: judydawn on July 16, 2011, 12:54:09 pm
I need some dariole moulds, metal drink bottles and a heart shaped cookie cutter girls - which is the best place to look for this type of thing please?
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Cornish Cream on July 16, 2011, 12:59:37 pm
I need some dariole moulds, metal drink bottles and a heart shaped cookie cutter girls - which is the best place to look for this type of thing please?
It sounds as though your credit card is going to get a workout Judy, I'm sure Maddy will come to your aid :D :D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Frozzie on July 16, 2011, 01:23:18 pm
I need some dariole moulds, metal drink bottles and a heart shaped cookie cutter girls - which is the best place to look for this type of thing please?

JD came across this (http://www.shopnaturally.com.au/bpa-free-stainless-steel-water-bottles.html) site the other day...looks like there is a good choice with no baddies in them...as for the dariole moulds and heart shaped cookie cutter ill leave that to maddy lol  :)

or just check out this (http://bakingpleasures.com.au/p2248/heart-cutter-set) site that robyn mentioned and maddy loves lol!!
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: judydawn on July 16, 2011, 02:39:00 pm
Thanks Frozzie, have ordered 2 drink bottles from that site.   
Looked at dariole moulds and got confused with the different sizes and shapes - not sure which ones I want so may have to actually see them in a shop first, compare prices then order.  I want them for steaming custard or making a vegetable timbale of some description. They are all reasonably small so I am presuming any dariole mould will fit into the varoma dish?
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: faffa_70 on July 16, 2011, 03:13:52 pm
Thermomixer had a link to the ones that he uses in a post somewhere JD (AGES ago!!)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: faffa_70 on July 16, 2011, 03:18:27 pm
http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=1743.0

It may help with your sizes  ;)

I really must find my piece of paper for adding links in properly!!  :-))
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: johnro on July 16, 2011, 11:55:10 pm
Judy I use the Nestle plastic dariole moulds (150ml capacity) and purchased in the box (both W'worths and Big W had them when I purchased. However if you want the same size in stainless steel, I ordered some for use at school from  Everten online (http://www.everten.com.au/product/Everten-Online-Dariol-Mould-150ml.html), the moulds were the cheapest at $2.95..  Made this choice as the plastic moulds must be thoroughly cleaned and dried before being stacked back tog (obviously), unfortunately students have a habit of being really slack, hence the stainless steel choice.  I have used Everten many times over the past 5-6 yrs with great service and prompt delivery, but for me that has been the case with all online purchases, I wish face to face service. Hope this helps!  :)  :)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: judydawn on July 17, 2011, 01:26:33 am
Thanks girls, I have ordered the Nestle molds and heart shaped cutters from chef.com.au where JulieO got hers.  The plastic ones will do for what I want Robyn as they will only be used on the odd occasion.  If I was starting out as a youngster, I would have bought the metal ones  ;)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Halex on July 18, 2011, 10:29:28 am
What no shopping today !?!
I love looking at everything
LOL
Hally
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: maddy on July 18, 2011, 10:52:13 am
 ;D.....well I would hate to disappoint you Hally!

Nothing extraordinary though......

1 kg flaked almonds & maraschino cherries.....was looking for donut jam (at food wholesalers), but couldn't find any.
I did see the nestle plastic dariole moulds.....$20.00 for 50.
I really didn't need that many, so I left them there  :P




 
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Halex on July 18, 2011, 10:55:56 am
Oh gosh Maddy, you are funny! ;D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: maddy on July 18, 2011, 11:12:49 am
Oh, I did forget that I won a vintage bagel/donut cutter on ebay yesterday.
Will be interesting to see how it works  ;)

(http://thumbs1.ebaystatic.com/m/mCGjtPbJR-7cvecLGj2wg6Q/140.jpg)

Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Frozzie on July 18, 2011, 11:16:07 am
i bought some (6  :P) individual meat pie tins finally that julieO mentioned in another link as they are the only site (http://www.kitchenwaresuperstore.com.au/) I could find that would send out of oz and you cant get them here (similar but not the same) and as the postage was high i also added a rectangular tart/quiche tin and a cooling rack (postage was 40AUD for one or several items (that was their min intl postage cost  :() but I had to stop adding as the total was going way up lol) :)

I have no idea what bakers secret products are like so will be able to see...i imagine they are the aussie version of Tefal or similar..
 
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: judydawn on July 18, 2011, 11:18:20 am
I'm sure we will soon see your results Maddy.  You must have a very tolerant husband - I know some who would cut up their DW's credit card if she bought as much as you  ;D ;D   I think we should crown you Cake Cup & Shopping Queen  ;)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Frozzie on July 18, 2011, 11:22:46 am
lol JD...i thought I was a spender but it seems Maddy leave me for dead in that department haha..i have periodic shopping spree episodes then calm down for a bit or else hubby would have a hissy (we have no more space as it is)  :)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: judydawn on July 18, 2011, 11:31:05 am
I didn't buy it but I received this in the mail from DD1 who lives in Melbourne and shops at Cosco. It is the most delicious and addictive popcorn I have ever tasted and DH asked me to take it away from him once he started on it. Described on the tin as 'clusters of almonds, pecans & gourmet popcorn covered in our amazing glaze' - I'd love to be able to share this big 850g tin with you all.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Twitterpated on July 18, 2011, 11:40:42 am
I've had that one JD and I know exactly what you mean. I'm a real sucker for popcorn and often go to the movies just for that reason.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: maddy on July 18, 2011, 11:45:24 am
Costco is only an hour away from me......do I dare to venture there ? :P
I have had it on good authority, they sell whole wheels of triple brie cheese for $25.00!  :o
Thinking it's worth the yearly membership just to buy the cheese, and vacuum pack it all !

lol JD...i thought I was a spender but it seems Maddy leave me for dead in that department haha..i have periodic shopping spree episodes then calm down for a bit or else hubby would have a hissy (we have no more space as it is)  :)

LOL.....luckily he loves me enough to ignore the shopping thing   :P
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Halex on July 18, 2011, 11:48:57 am
JD they look yummy, DS wants some, o I said Melbourne here we come.

Maddy, gosh you live only an hour away, that's gonna be hard to resist. I wonder what else they sell
 :)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: judydawn on July 18, 2011, 11:55:59 am
DD took us there for a look last time we were in Melbourne.  You can buy anything and everything there Hally and for people who don't like to cook (not the members of this forum) you wouldn't believe all the things they have that you just have to heat up or cut into.  Bulk packs of everything, it is amazing to see and if you are having a party - wow, way to go ;)
Maddy, you would truly love it and it has to be worth the yearly membership. If you know a member, you can go in with them as their guest which is what we did. It was a real eye opener, I loved it.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Frozzie on July 18, 2011, 12:12:17 pm
maddy my problem is using everything i buy lol (i dont) so DH occasionally has a mini hissy when he sees cooking gear all over our ver large dining table to give me space in teh kitchen.. but doesnt actually stop me its me who stops myself (he did try years back cutting up a credit card but that backfired lol and he has never mentioned it since!) and I would need a commercial size kitchen to get regular use out of all my bits and pieces anyway....very frustrating...just probably lucky for DH that our kitchen is small !!  As you may or may not be aware...most houses and kitchens in europe are small in comparison to say oz or the states and its hard to down size when you have come from living in large houses in oz lol and because of building laws in France anyway you would have to have a mega block of land to be able to build a decent size house (some stupid ratio rule which is why alotof people have two storey homes here and also because of land space) ..but the day we head back to oz or somewhere else...thats going to be my number one requirement...decent size house and kitchen lol!
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: judydawn on July 18, 2011, 01:08:27 pm
Is there a chance of that Frozzie, coming back to Australia?
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Frozzie on July 18, 2011, 01:22:31 pm
Is there a chance of that Frozzie, coming back to Australia?

yes its our goal.. (decided to amend the message and not post everything about my life on here lol)  :)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: maddy on July 19, 2011, 08:57:00 am
ʞǝǝʍ sıɥʇ ɹoɟ sɯǝʇı ǝɹoɯ ʎuɐ ʇsod ı ɟı ɔıloɥodoɥs ɐ pǝllǝqɐl ǝq llıʍ ı ɹɐǝɟ ı ʇnq 'ʎɐpoʇ uıɐƃɐ ǝsɐɥɔɹnd pıp ı    ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Frozzie on July 19, 2011, 08:58:37 am
post away maddy and you are a shopaholic...own it!!! lol  :)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Bedlam on July 19, 2011, 09:02:17 am
Please post maddy, I enjoy shopping vicariously!,
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Halex on July 19, 2011, 09:29:03 am
Oh Maddy you must post!!!
I love to see what you buy.
I sm just looking at a couple of books on Amazon.com. Do you normal postage or speedy delivery?
Hally :)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Halex on July 19, 2011, 10:35:06 am
Ok Maddy I have 2 books on order from amazon how do I get the images on here.
Thanks :)
Hally
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: johnro on July 19, 2011, 10:39:17 am
You have a shopping buddy here Maddy  :D  :-*  :D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: achookwoman on July 19, 2011, 10:41:49 am
I am trying VERY hard not to look at this post.  I have bought the 3 layer cup cake carrier, for my daughter who makes the most amazing cakes for birthdays.  It was delivered right to our door ,  which is something special.  We normally have to drive 20 mins to the PO if there is a parcel. The thing is I DO look and really enjoy what you very clever people buy and use.  Keep posting,  please.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: judydawn on July 19, 2011, 10:49:07 am
Same here, I love reading about all your purchases - we get some good ideas from this forum because of it so please don't stop maddy.  I'll get a headache if I have to stand on my head every time you post a noncommittal post  ;).
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Cornish Cream on July 19, 2011, 10:51:28 am
I'm off the Ardindly Antiques Fair tomorrow ;D I never know what I'm going to get, usually if I go with a planned purchase in mind, I never find the thing.Last year I was looking for a child's chair to reupholster but could only find one.The snotty store holder wouldn't come down to the price I was prepared to pay, so I left it.
http://www.iacf.co.uk/ardingly/
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Twitterpated on July 19, 2011, 10:56:33 am
Remember Maddy - the first step is recognising that you have a problem. If you don't recognise it, it stands to reason that you don't have a problem. That's my theory anyway. There are a number of issues that I don't have - recipe books, shopping and red wine just to name a few.  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: achookwoman on July 19, 2011, 11:02:29 am
CC,  that Antique Fair looks lovely.  Wish I could come. ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: judydawn on July 19, 2011, 11:13:47 am
Chookie, your DD does make a lovely cake - love the duck and the popcorn for hair, brilliant.
If only we could go to that fair with CC, I'd be in it too.  Photos of any purchases CC please - love to see the before an afters of one of your projects.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Cornish Cream on July 19, 2011, 11:22:48 am
CC,  that Antique Fair looks lovely.  Wish I could come. ;D ;D ;D
Chookie, your DD does make a lovely cake - love the duck and the popcorn for hair, brilliant.
If only we could go to that fair with CC, I'd be in it too.  Photos of any purchases CC please - love to see the before an afters of one of your projects.
I wish you were coming with me.It's an early start but the friend who I take always brings a breakfast and lunch picnic, so you would be well fed :D :D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Frozzie on July 19, 2011, 11:42:40 am
now yoiur just rubbing it in CC lol  ;D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: foodiepep on July 19, 2011, 11:49:57 am
Oh Maddy

If only these girls knew about your cornish ware collection.   ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: maddy on July 19, 2011, 01:15:26 pm
Ok Maddy I have 2 books on order from amazon how do I get the images on here.
Thanks :)
Hally

Right click the web image, and select "copy image location"
On your post, click the "insert image" box,  above the smiley face, and right click "paste" in-between the brackets of the [img] [img] symbols.


Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: maddy on July 19, 2011, 01:19:02 pm
I'll get a headache if I have to stand on my head every time you post a noncommittal post  ;).

BAHAHAHA!  ;D


Remember Maddy - the first step is recognising that you have a problem. If you don't recognise it, it stands to reason that you don't have a problem. That's my theory anyway.

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Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: maddy on July 19, 2011, 01:38:07 pm
Well todays little spree, was actually initiated with the purpose of saving money......are you with me?  LOL.

I had on order from the cake decorating store here, a tub of pastel pink fondant.  Now, this was the intended "saving money" part.  I want to mould my own flowers for decorations, because the bought ones are so expensive.
Now the problem was.....there was lots of other goodies there too  :P
So I got my pastel pink fondant that was on order

(http://bakingpleasures.com.au/Content/ProductImages/satin-ice-rtr-fondant-icing-vanilla-baby-pink_1_lg.jpg)

then it just sort of multiplied  :o

leaf green fondant

(http://bakingpleasures.com.au/Content/ProductImages/satin-ice-rtr-fondant-icing-vanilla-green_1_lg.jpg)

Silicone fondant moulds:  rabbit, ladybug, frangipanis, daisy
Sanding sugars: red, yellow, orange, barbie pink
rose spirit, edible silver dust, and lastly edible pearls.

Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: faffa_70 on July 19, 2011, 01:39:55 pm
*nods head* yep I can see the money saving in that - it's exactly how I save money  ;) :D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: maddy on July 19, 2011, 01:44:46 pm
Thank you Kathryn...... I knew I wouldn't be alone in my thinking (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-cool14.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: judydawn on July 19, 2011, 01:47:09 pm
These are things you need to express your talent so why not make life easier and cheaper in the long run.  Can't wait to see your artwork maddy.
Thanks for the image information too - I never knew how to do it either.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Frozzie on July 19, 2011, 02:01:43 pm
thats my mums motto lol and mine...saved heaps today but spent a fortune lol!! totally understand that train of thought  ;D

and also look forward to seeing your creations with your new purchases ..especially the fondant moulds!!
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Halex on July 20, 2011, 12:21:46 am
Maddy ,thanks for the info. Sadly can't right click on iPad as I have no mouse, will have to wait until I get home to use the "real" computer :)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: cookie1 on July 20, 2011, 01:58:45 am
Phew, I haven't looked at the forum much for a couple of days and it has so much to read. I dread to think when we are travelling and 'bush camp' for a few nights and I can't get the internet. DH's brother hasn't been well (another toe chopped off! :'() and I've just had a quick peak on here.
Maddy I loved the upside down post.  Like everyone else I love to see what people have bought. All I've bought lately are some new jeans and new trakky to take away and a new WW cookbook of slices. They are so easy to convert. I guess it would be ok to put the recipes on here as long as I acknowledge their origin.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: achookwoman on July 20, 2011, 02:03:07 am
Cookie, please do.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: JulieO on July 20, 2011, 02:31:28 am
These are things you need to express your talent so why not make life easier and cheaper in the long run. 

Never a truer word spoken JD  ;D  Great buys Maddy.

I have just ordered a new camera  http://www.canon.com.au/en-au/For-You/EOS-Digital-SLR-Cameras/600D, should be here by the end of the week.

And...if anyone has been to a Caffe Primo and seen how they serve their skewer meals; a skewer hangs from a stand over a bowl where you can put veg, salad chips etc.  You pull down the food off the skewer into the bowl as you want it.  I've ordered 2 of them too  :-)) 
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 20, 2011, 04:47:20 am
I bought a 8 litre Kuhn Rikon pressure cooker, and a pressure cooker cookbook by Dale Sniffen  ;D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Bedlam on July 20, 2011, 05:39:44 am
I received my Indian " thermosaver" today , can't remember who posted about them but am very pleased. Set of 3 , with screw on lids so good for taking hot foods anywhere.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Frozzie on July 20, 2011, 06:01:33 am
Julieo I just got the Canon EOS slr 550D  (http://www.canon.co.uk/For_Home/Product_Finder/Cameras/Digital_SLR/EOS_550D/tour.aspx) as part of my bday from DH..love that camera!  ;D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Decadent Dot on July 20, 2011, 08:03:26 am
I bought a naughty cake book called weekend baking. Lovely cake ideas that are a bit different. I made up for the indulgence by getting Rosemary Conley's step by step low fat cookbook. It really is a very nice book that go along with an everyday way of cooking but with an added weekend touch. I am going to be using this one quite a bit starting today with a quicky Taramasalate dip made with smoked salmon instead of smoked cod roe. I indulged in a stone shortbread platter too.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: dede on July 20, 2011, 08:04:41 am
My Car Regestration is due  >:(. No shopping for me :'(
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: judydawn on July 20, 2011, 08:25:45 am
Darn bills, they always spoil everything  :D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: johnro on July 20, 2011, 08:27:10 am
Frozzie we bought that camera for DD as part of her graduation present on the completion of her Masters in Pharmacy - she loves it.  My canon ixus is a great little camera but no comparison to the quality of pic produced by DD'S camera.  :)  :)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Frozzie on July 20, 2011, 08:36:20 am
Frozzie we bought that camera for DD as part of her graduation present on the completion of her Masters in Pharmacy - she loves it.  My canon ixus is a great little camera but no comparison to the quality of pic produced by DD'S camera.  :)  :)

I know it takes amazing photos...best camera we have ever bought...well DH haha!! I took close up photos in the garden and of the kids and dogs and the detail is amazing...definately better than any other camera I have ever had!  also with different lenses you can get fantastic professional quality shots!  Still working out all the functions though  ;D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: judydawn on July 20, 2011, 09:04:42 am
Your photos are brilliant already JulieO, guess they are going to be even better with the new camera.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: maddy on July 20, 2011, 09:49:04 am
Your photos are brilliant already JulieO, guess they are going to be even better with the new camera.

That's exactly what I was thinking!
hey Julie......don't leave us in suspenders about that kebab hanging thingy.....is it online, or did you buy it there.....can't wait to see it  8)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Twitterpated on July 20, 2011, 09:50:12 am
You girls are sooooooooooo bad.  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Nay-nay on July 20, 2011, 10:24:22 am
I indulged in a stone shortbread platter too.
Oh Decadent Dot!!! Love, love LOVE!! the shortbread mould. You know I've been looking for one here in Aussieland for such a long time - never found one in any kitchen shop - ebay either. Heaps from USA but the postage is a killer.  :-\
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: JulieO on July 20, 2011, 10:31:42 am
I have 2 of the shortbread stones like posted, got them both sent from US.  One is a Christmas one and the other Teapots.  Have only used them a couple of times; have been meaning to put them on ebay.  :)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Frozzie on July 20, 2011, 11:02:28 am
Im sure someone would buy them off you here julieO  :)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: maddy on July 20, 2011, 11:23:04 am
 
maddy, I don't think you want to know how much the skewers and stands cost, ridiculous really even if they are stainless steel, you have to buy the 2 parts to it.  It doesn't look like much in the photo but if you've seen them at the cafe you will know what they are like.  Here's the website anyway.

 http://www.hospitalitydepot.com.au/catalog/tableservice/accessories/products/stand-metal-for-meat-skewer

Cost me just over $129 delivered for 2. plus I bought 2 big bowls to sit underneath from Harris Scarfe.  :o

Dear Julie....you are talking to a girl who spent $179.00 on 6 gingerbread houses - (christmas tree ornaments) from the U.S.

(http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-happy014.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)

........I get it..... LOL.....they are uber cool though  ;)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Twitterpated on July 20, 2011, 11:33:01 am
Again...... sooooooooooo bad! Off to Brissie shopping for the weekend and with all your posts I have the whole time locked in to kitchen gadget shopping. You're all a very bad influence.

 [Speaking in a whispered voice]That's what I'm telling DH anyway. I'm not going down for this on my own.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Frozzie on July 20, 2011, 11:36:04 am
lol twitterpated :D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: JulieO on July 20, 2011, 12:06:36 pm
Dear Julie....you are talking to a girl who spent $179.00 on 6 gingerbread houses - (christmas tree ornaments) from the U.S

Oh yes I remember that  :D  Walks away feeling much better about myself!   ;D :D :D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: faffa_70 on July 20, 2011, 12:35:24 pm
I just have to let you girls know that I open this thread cringing and looking through my fingers ... wondering what I am going to see that I MUST also have!!!

Bad bad bad influences ... oh but I love it so much. :D

so far I have managed to resist ... so far  :P
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: JulieO on July 20, 2011, 01:03:12 pm
LOL Faffa.  I meant to let you know that my butter bell is working really well, I really like it.  Will be interesting to see how it copes with our summers, I have my doubts but even if it just gets used in the cooler weather I'm still more than happy with it.  ;D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: faffa_70 on July 20, 2011, 01:24:45 pm
oh I love mine too ;D  I think they will cope reasonable well with the summer as it is insulated by the outer crock, then the water and finally the bell - I could be wrong though  :D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: johnro on July 20, 2011, 01:36:57 pm
Now lovelies why didn't I think to ask on here before now - where did you get your butter bell?  Have almost clicked purchase on amazon a few times since getting thermie and homemade butter is always in the house.  :)  :)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: johnro on July 20, 2011, 01:46:02 pm
I reinterate a previous comment this thread is bad,bad, bad.................but it is another support group for another of my numerous problems!!!!!!!  :-*  :-*  :-* No online buying for us today - the solar panel installer arrived this morning so with 18 panels now on our roof - the bill came with the installer.  I did mention to DH though that my lone purchases are never into the 5 figures!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: faffa_70 on July 20, 2011, 01:55:04 pm
Mine are from a lady here who sells them. She does post them they are the Emile Henry the same as these for $39.95 plus post.


http://www.emilehenryusa.com/Butter-Dish.html

just not the green or the fig colours ;)

I can PM details if you want them, although with the Aussie dollar so strong it works out about the same cost as from Amazon etc
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Meagan on July 20, 2011, 02:51:05 pm
I was only thinking of those the other day Kathryn, do you have a link to what it looks like inside?
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Frozzie on July 20, 2011, 03:31:11 pm
here you go meagan  :)

(http://pan.fotovista.com/dev/3/8/07934583/g_07934583.jpg)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: faffa_70 on July 20, 2011, 03:31:35 pm
Thanks Frozzie, you just beat me  :)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Frozzie on July 20, 2011, 03:33:56 pm
 :D :D  I love the fig...most emile henry over here is either blue, white, red and sometimes yellow.. probably have to find the actual Emile Henry 'home' town!!
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Cornish Cream on July 20, 2011, 08:22:16 pm
As you know I went to Ardingly Antiques Fair today and I purchased an Edwardian Chair, a round Foot Stool,a Basket, a Glass Vase,Glass Water Jug,3 Glass Jam Jars ,a couple of Cup Handles,an Old Bread Tin and a Pilcher. :-)) :-)) I will get photos posted but the chair in still in the car as it's raining and we will unload it when stops. ;D ;D  You could say I had a superb shopping spree :D :D :D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Frozzie on July 20, 2011, 08:31:48 pm
sounds like you had fun CC :) :)..curious about the cup handles??? and you have rain too...it hasnt stopped here all week along with low temps and wind  >:(
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Cornish Cream on July 20, 2011, 08:41:05 pm
Sorry Frozzie I should have said cup shaped drawer handles.I have got this mad idea of painting my bedroom furniture and want to change the drawer handles to a different style.They were only a £1 each, so if they look naff I can change my mind. :P
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Frozzie on July 20, 2011, 08:42:45 pm
hahah ok thats a bit clearer...i was imagining broken antique cup handles and was wondering now what could you want those for lol!  :P
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: johnro on July 20, 2011, 09:44:52 pm
Wow CC you wanted a great time - can't wait to see the pics!!! Kathryn if you could PM me the details for the butter dish purchase that would be great - thank you!  :)  :)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: JulieO on July 20, 2011, 10:41:12 pm
My butter bell is a Le Creuset one that I got from Amazon.  The cost including delivery was $42, so it actually worked out cheaper than getting the one in Australia.  It matches my other LeC stuff so was happy about that.  ;D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: judydawn on July 20, 2011, 11:55:36 pm
You did well CC and can't wait to see the photos either.  Like Frozzie, I also wondered about the cup handles  :D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Halex on July 21, 2011, 12:25:39 am
Wow CC what a great shopping trip, it would have been a fun day out, even without buying, enjoy your new project
Hally
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Halex on July 21, 2011, 12:27:22 am
Ok totally ignorant here, these butter bells, what are they for? No idea onlynthink I can think of is storing butter.
 :D

Hally
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: judydawn on July 21, 2011, 12:33:17 am
Don't worry Hally, I didn't know what they were either.  Here (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=5076.0) is a discussion on the forum earlier about them.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Bedlam on July 21, 2011, 12:33:41 am
Cc,  I love the English car boot sales and antique fairs...so jealous.
I got a butter bell locally also,works a charm,looks cute also. Hally,you fill a cup like part with water and it seals your butter keeping it fresh outside of the fridge.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Halex on July 21, 2011, 01:14:46 am
Thanks JD and Bedlam
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: jeninwa on July 21, 2011, 04:13:48 am
Note to self I have to quit coming here so often you girls are enablers.. and it doesn't take much to enable me!
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: faffa_70 on July 21, 2011, 05:28:27 am
Wow CC you wanted a great time - can't wait to see the pics!!! Kathryn if you could PM me the details for the butter dish purchase that would be great - thank you!  :)  :)

on it's way Robyn  ;)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Cuilidh on July 21, 2011, 05:45:31 am
I don't know that I have ever seen a thread grow as consistently and as fast as this one!  Although it is really tempting I just thank goodness (so does my DH), that I am not really much of a shopper.  There are so many suggestions and ideas on this thread that I could easily go nuts buying loads of things if I let myself, but I have to keep myself under control. 

Keep at it ladies I really do enjoy the vicarious thrill of the temptations you put in front of me.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: KarenH on July 21, 2011, 05:51:00 am
Every time I check the forum there seem to be not just one or two more posts on this topic, but one or two more PAGES of posts!  But I love it!  I have already purchased a cupcake courier because of maddy, and am now seriously tempted by the butter bells  ;D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: maddy on July 21, 2011, 06:39:30 am

Purely for public interest reasons...the cupcake courier was this

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_5827.jpg?t=1311226216)

(http://www.thecupcakecourier.com.au/media/pics/site/imagecache/A/1/A1BDD8332122CAD5F2D180454A7F22FE.jpg)

Holds 36 cup cakes/muffins, and the space between each tray is very generous for high decoration.
All the trays remove, so you can use it for high cakes as well.

The yellow and white ones are a reduced in price for stocktaking sale, and I'm sure soon all the other colours will be available soon at the full price.
There was pink, saffron, white, blue, pale green.

website: www.thecupcakecourier.com.au  (also sells the most gorgeous aprons and other bits too  ;))



Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: dede on July 21, 2011, 07:07:20 am
That looks great Maddy, Shame they have to be eaten though ;)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: jeninwa on July 21, 2011, 07:09:53 am
I have been enabled just tried to buy a cupcake courier but it didn't like my postcode, have just sent them an email now of to find the other cake site someone mentioned in this thread.

Those cupcakes sold it maddy they look so yummy.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: johnro on July 21, 2011, 07:38:32 am
This thread grows expotentially each time the lovely Maddy adds an encouraging post  :D  :D :D  :D - thankfully I still have cupboard space after storing the cupcake courier - thanks Maddy it has already been used on 2 occasions and that is in a week.  :)  :)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: dede on July 21, 2011, 07:45:06 am
Your naughty Maddy  :-)), encouraging all these people to spend lol.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Rara1 on July 21, 2011, 07:47:45 am
Mmmm Maddy the cupcakes look delicious.
Today I bought an induction cooktop for my new kitchen and paid the painter who is nearly finished (yay!!)
Rara x
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: johnro on July 21, 2011, 08:05:40 am
So exciting Rara - now you need to find the perfect place for everything!!!!!  :)  :)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Meagan on July 21, 2011, 08:09:37 am
Wow CC you wanted a great time - can't wait to see the pics!!! Kathryn if you could PM me the details for the butter dish purchase that would be great - thank you!  :)  :)

on it's way Robyn  ;)

Ah hem ........... Me too please  8)

I already own a cup cake courier - so great for storing 3d birthday cakes and transporting cupcakes too. Love it  ;D I have a blue one.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Frozzie on July 21, 2011, 08:46:53 am
me too meagan...lovely blue one  :)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: cookie1 on July 21, 2011, 09:42:51 am
I do so love thise posts. All these exciting things I could buy.

CC it sounds like you had fun. I wish we had something like that round here.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Rara1 on July 21, 2011, 10:47:16 am
So exciting Rara - now you need to find the perfect place for everything!!!!!  :)  :)

Still have a few weeks before renos are finished. 
And yes we have extra cupboard space for my obsession with gadgets and appliances  ;D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Cornish Cream on July 21, 2011, 11:01:29 am
(http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad348/Cornish_cream/44c80757.png)
These are the bits and pieces I bought yesterday ;D
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Post by: Cornish Cream on July 21, 2011, 11:06:01 am
(http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad348/Cornish_cream/5157b5bb.png)
Edwardian Chair,hopefully I can just recover it. :P Chance wanted to be in the photo as well :D :D :D
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Post by: judydawn on July 21, 2011, 11:13:49 am
So nice to meet Chance CC.  Are you going to cover the stool too, what are you going to do with the wicker box?  The jam jars are interesting and I'm sure you will pick enough flowers from your garden to fill the vase.  Glad you didn't come home empty handed.
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Post by: Cuilidh on July 21, 2011, 11:31:04 am
Who was holding the food treat for Chance???
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Post by: Cornish Cream on July 21, 2011, 11:31:54 am
Oops I forgot to put the stool I bought it in the picture.This one is already finished,DH made the frame and turned the legs,I just upholstered it.Believe it or not there is 9kg of hair stuffed in it  :o. The jam jars are to be filled with goodies then given away as presents.The wicker basket I thought could hold my TM books ;) ;)
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Post by: Cornish Cream on July 21, 2011, 11:36:46 am
Who was holding the food treat for Chance???
He's a fully trained Springer Spaniel who just did as he was told.I would love to say that we trained him but all the work was done by my nephew. :D :D
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Post by: Bedlam on July 21, 2011, 11:49:58 am
When I was in the UK we went to a car boot sale, I was so tempted by a jug that looked similar to yours, I thought I would end up with excess baggage and left it there. So many lovely old things avail. You did well.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 21, 2011, 11:52:14 am
ooh lots of goodies CC, you will have fun covering the chair I am sure. Chance is beautiful, and he looks like he is just sitting there waiting to please  :-*
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Post by: Frozzie on July 21, 2011, 11:59:40 am
love that vase CC and would love to see the edwardian chair once you have re-apolstered it  :)
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Post by: maddy on July 21, 2011, 12:50:21 pm
love that vase CC and would love to see the edwardian chair once you have re-apolstered it  :)

Same.
I have an old Grandma chair that the cats have destroyed!  I would love to learn how to upholster, and fix it up.
Did you teach yourself Denise?  I would imagine it to be much harder than it looks.
Chance is adorable too  8)
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Post by: Cornish Cream on July 21, 2011, 08:40:17 pm
I go to classes Maddy.It is hard but I love it  ;D ;D
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Post by: KarenH on July 22, 2011, 02:24:41 am
I bought a butter bell from ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=310332306545&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

Cost $39.80 including postage from USA.  They do have them in other colours, and some with a pretty leaf and vine design on them.
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Post by: judydawn on July 22, 2011, 02:48:10 am
These are my 2 online deliveries this week. 2 stainless steel water bottles for DH, Nestle dariole molds and heart shaped cookie cutters.
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Post by: judydawn on July 22, 2011, 03:41:59 am
Just received another parcel - needed some cheap watches to wear around the house. 3 for $10.
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Post by: natmum on July 22, 2011, 04:09:48 am
 :) I so love seeing all the goodies everyone buys!!
Yesterday I treated myself to a Nespresso coffee machine..it is so easy to operate and the coffee is sensational!!
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Post by: maddy on July 22, 2011, 04:52:57 am
some more silicone moulds

an oreo cookie

(http://www.neitmoulds.co.uk/siteimages/neitmoulds/143597/2226228.jpg)

and some more vintage buttons

(http://www.neitmoulds.co.uk/siteimages/neitmoulds/143597/1349389.jpg)

(http://www.neitmoulds.co.uk/siteimages/neitmoulds/143597/1382537.jpg)

From Neit sugarcraft moulds (http://www.neitmoulds.co.uk/ourshop/)
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Post by: judydawn on July 22, 2011, 05:10:28 am
No pictures of those molds showing maddy.

Just saw an ad on Foxtel for a new magazine out called Baked & Delicious.  It comes with a gift of a silicone baking dish or decorating tubes etc each edition.  Maddy, you just have to buy this one  ;D ;D  Read about it here (http://news.yahoo.com/australian-baking-magazine-hits-shelves-baked-delicious-eaglemoss-220207208.html), you probably have already bought it ;)
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Post by: maddy on July 22, 2011, 05:14:38 am
No pictures of those molds showing maddy.

Just saw an ad on Foxtel for a new magazine out called Baked & Delicious.  It comes with a gift of a silicone baking dish or decorating tubes etc each edition.  Maddy, you just have to buy this one  ;D ;D  Read about it here (http://news.yahoo.com/australian-baking-magazine-hits-shelves-baked-delicious-eaglemoss-220207208.html), you probably have already bought it ;)

 :-\  strange....they are showing on my screen...will have another check.

re: the silicone baking stuff....I did have a look, but they are the cheap sort of silicone.
I'm not that fussed on them for cooking, and usually buy the approved branded ones.
You will find the cheap silicone forms from the budget stores, smell bad whilst cooking....so I'd hate to think what they consist of.
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Post by: dede on July 22, 2011, 06:20:50 am
No pictures of those molds showing maddy.

Just saw an ad on Foxtel for a new magazine out called Baked & Delicious.  It comes with a gift of a silicone baking dish or decorating tubes etc each edition.  Maddy, you just have to buy this one  ;D ;D  Read about it here (http://news.yahoo.com/australian-baking-magazine-hits-shelves-baked-delicious-eaglemoss-220207208.html), you probably have already bought it ;)

I just brought the first issue of the Baked and Delicious. Came with 6 silicon cupcake mold's. Personally I think the issues would be a waste of money. Only has 9 recipes. ok for $2.99 for the first issue, then $7.99 for issue 2, then $14.99 each after that. I read somewhere that there will be 60 issues so thats a total of over $880. I could buy a lot of good quality cook ware for that price and cookbooks if I wanted. Just my opinion but I wont be buying anymore.
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Post by: judydawn on July 22, 2011, 06:27:32 am
Yes that's a rip off Mandi.  They suck you in with the cheap first edition then put the price way too high after that.  I'd want more than 9 recipes in a magazine.  Thanks for the thumbs down  ;)
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Post by: cookie1 on July 22, 2011, 06:51:58 am
I bought the first edition of Baked and delicious as well. When I got home I wondered why I had done it as I have so many lovely cookbooks. :-\ :-\
I did buuy the New Idea Masterclass magazine for DD. She is fine with cooking but it has lots of the basics with variations. (Seeing she will be chief cook and bottle washer when we are away)
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Post by: JulieO on July 22, 2011, 07:56:24 am
I did buuy the New Idea Masterclass magazine for DD. She is fine with cooking but it has lots of the basics with variations. (Seeing she will be chief cook and bottle washer when we are away)

Sounds like it might be good for my dtr.  Will look out for it, would love to send it down to her, thanks Cookie.  ;D

My camera won't be here until next Wednesday  >:(  was a mix up with the order.  :-\

The skewer/holder thingies I ordered have arrived, boy they are bigger than I thought they would be!  Will use them next week.  ;D
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 22, 2011, 09:01:07 am
just some little things from Lakeland: professonal piping set, piping bags, scrudle (now thats a winner!), professional washing up brushes, drydock dish mat, postcard memo pad
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Post by: Cuilidh on July 22, 2011, 09:40:52 am
Is Lakeland here in Australia now or did you order this in from the UK?
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Post by: jeninwa on July 22, 2011, 10:10:15 am
I bought this today to store all my printed TM recipes that I have down loaded for all you lovely ladies.

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Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 22, 2011, 10:33:10 am
Is Lakeland here in Australia now or did you order this in from the UK?

ordered from the UK (postage was the killer)
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Post by: Cornish Cream on July 22, 2011, 10:40:39 am
Is Lakeland here in Australia now or did you order this in from the UK?

ordered from the UK (postage was the killer)
I love there stuff CP.Their customer service is fabulous. ;D
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Post by: Cuilidh on July 22, 2011, 09:40:17 pm
I used to buy their stuff when we lived in Scotland many years ago and miss them now we are here in Australia.  Good to hear they are still going strong and their customer service is still as good as it was all those years ago.  So many companies are just so lax on that side of their businesses these days - even though it is a tough retail trading market.  I must take a look at their site again and see what they are stocking these days.

PS   Just tried looking at their site and couldn't download it - CP, could you give me their url please.  Many thanks.
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Post by: obbie on July 22, 2011, 10:14:43 pm
 :) not cooking related but.
I bought 8 tops down from $25 to $5 each, and shorts. saved $160.00 ;D

what a bargin.

Robyn
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Post by: judydawn on July 23, 2011, 12:12:00 am
It sure was Robyn, lucky you.
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Post by: Halex on July 23, 2011, 01:09:43 am
I just love to see everyone's shopping. Bough DS 3 pairs of board shorts that are way too big for him, just told him to at more..lol ;D
DH 2 gym tops and me nothing yesterday, saving Money for cooking items... Plus I need a new camera. Will be interested to see some pics from the new camera some of you have bought recently. Last new camera pathetic!!!!takes bad oboes or maybe it needs a new owner

Hally
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Post by: judydawn on July 23, 2011, 01:13:09 am
Translation - oboes are photos I think?  :D :-* ;)
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Post by: Halex on July 23, 2011, 01:17:42 am
Oh dear NAUGHTY iPad
 Eat more and
Photos
It just self corrects whatever it wants, I think it's sending  secret spy messages to Russia
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Post by: djinni373 on July 23, 2011, 02:30:34 am
Went to a food industry supplier shop that is reducing stock to specialise in just cakes & cake decorating. Everything else was discounted. I spent ages wandering around picking up bits and pieces. I got a lot of stuff, but the most interesting things are a 28cm chef’s frypan, a springform with a glass base, a specialty bread tin and a lid for my (decades old) bread loaf pan, all excellent quality. Saved heaps and very, very happy. In fact contemplating going back next week in case I missed anything.  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Cuilidh on July 23, 2011, 02:37:52 am
Hally, I am beginning to love your iPad and its quirks.  Keep them coming.
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Post by: judydawn on July 23, 2011, 02:51:31 am
You did well djinni and must go back, you are bound to have missed something  :D
Mmm, cakes & decorating specialists aye - don't tell maddy about that shop  ;)
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 23, 2011, 03:54:50 am
here tis cuildh: http://www.lakeland.co.uk/Homepage.action

I had trouble signing in so I had to call them and order over the phone. Just make sure you don't get charged the VAT tax, but as I said they slug you in postage. Todays rate is: 1.00 Australian Dollar = 0.67 British Pounds
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Post by: cookie1 on July 23, 2011, 07:06:18 am
CP63, great purchases.
Natmum I was given a nespresso machine for my birthday in April. I love it to bits. It leaves my old coffee machine way behind. My trouble is now limiting myself to one a day from it.
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Post by: Decadent Dot on July 23, 2011, 07:43:52 am
CP63, great purchases.
Natmum I was given a nespresso machine for my birthday in April. I love it to bits. It leaves my old coffee machine way behind. My trouble is now limiting myself to one a day from it.

Hi Cookie
Who made the limit? Do you have coffee police over the pond? lol
Dot
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Post by: foodiepep on July 23, 2011, 09:53:28 am
Oh Yes, I know if I had a nespresso machine I'd find it hard not to have 3 before I left home every morning.  They cost too much for that!!

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Post by: cookie1 on July 23, 2011, 12:27:53 pm
It is a self imposed limit DD. I love the idea of coffee police though. I have a few other coffees during the day but they are instant. Just trying to keep the caffeine down a little.
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Post by: dede on July 23, 2011, 09:46:05 pm
Well I'm one of a few that just can't take to coffee at all. I have never liked it. I'm a total tea drinker and the occasional hot chocolate. The TM makes a wonderful hot chocolate.
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Post by: Frozzie on July 24, 2011, 08:10:10 am
I have a Tassimo machine...not just coffee but tea, infusions, hot choc, latte, cappucino and recently ice tea etc etc...fantastc machine but only available in europe and the states  :(
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Post by: Decadent Dot on July 24, 2011, 10:06:50 am
That sounds great Frozzie. do you have to buy all the little drink pods to go with that?
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Post by: Frozzie on July 24, 2011, 11:06:06 am
DD yes its the same kind of machine as the nespresso just more variety and not the same discs obviously...we find it great when friends come for dinner etc ..everyone can have what they want and in only a few secs..convenience...not the best for the environment though with all the individual discs..you can even get a special pot for morning coffee..ie makes up a bigger batch than individual!
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Post by: cookie1 on July 25, 2011, 09:00:39 am
That sounds amazing Frozzie. The pods for the Nespresso are aluminium, so DD slits them open, bangs the coffee out and then they can be recycled.
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Post by: Frozzie on July 25, 2011, 09:19:32 am
That sounds amazing Frozzie. The pods for the Nespresso are aluminium, so DD slits them open, bangs the coffee out and then they can be recycled.

yes we have them here too but the tassimo ones are plastic with an aluminum lid and if you took the time im sure you could recycle them and I know that used coffee is great for the garden..apparently great fertiliser!..I usually throw it out then remember after the fact doh could have put that on the garden!!
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Post by: natmum on July 25, 2011, 09:39:41 am
Well..we are being greedy and drink it whenever atm usually only 3 a day!! But I was buying a coffee every time I went to work $4.50 x 4 was costing a bit so I think I'm fairly even !!
I have been buying winter clothes for the kiddies for next year in sales prices starting at $3.00 to $12 at the most!!
Have fun shopping!! ;D
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Post by: kezza on July 25, 2011, 10:54:18 am
Cookie, I have a nespresso machine too - do you have a favourite 'colour'?! There are so many varieties to choose from, I found it really daunting to choose a blend to start with!  It is just so quick to be able to make your friends a nice coffee - I love it.
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Post by: achookwoman on July 25, 2011, 12:38:44 pm
We always have a coffee at 11.00am  We have a Saeco coffee machine and after 30 cups you have to empty the drawer.   We tip the used grounds on the Lemon tree and it loves it.  DH doesn't cook but does make a real mean coffee.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 26, 2011, 03:25:21 am
after 30 cups you have to empty the drawer  

do you mean bladder?
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Post by: Decadent Dot on July 26, 2011, 07:55:51 am
after 30 cups you have to empty the drawer  

do you mean bladder?

Not on the poor lemon tree Surely!!!
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Post by: dede on July 26, 2011, 08:54:15 am
lol. I just had a good laught after reading those comments DD and CP
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Post by: cookie1 on July 26, 2011, 09:27:59 am
Believe it or not the lemon tree would love it. Great liquid fertiliser.

My favourite Nespresso 'colour' is any except dark olive green, I think it's called Indriya. I don't mind it but won't buy it anymore.
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Post by: achookwoman on July 26, 2011, 12:28:36 pm

You can make 30 cups,  after each cup it empties the used coffee grounds into a draw that sits under the machine.  It tells you when the draw is full and you can't make any more coffee until you empty it.  We bought this machine as it will froth the milk at the same time as it expresses the coffee.  That is, I get my coffee quicker.  Love my coffee.
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Post by: maddy on July 26, 2011, 01:03:38 pm
Hot off the press.....and apparently I'm the first person in OZ to buy one  :P......a new type of cake pop stand.
Holds 19.....perfect for 1 pack of biscuits, and easy to clean.  Purchased from etsy.com.....which if you haven't checked that place out....your in for a treat!
Lots of vintage goodies and handmade cute stuff.
http://www.etsy.com/listing/78156805/popztee-cake-pop-stand

(http://ny-image2.etsy.com/il_570xN.258303814.jpg)

(http://ny-image0.etsy.com/il_570xN.258303940.jpg)

(http://cdn1.shopperhive.co.uk/n/anchor-hocking-glass-sauce-boat.jpg)

(http://www.kitchenwaredirect.com.au/core/media/media.nl?id=20873&c=732990&h=8403100e32c8fecc3370)

(http://www.thegoodstore.com.au/Uploads/Images/tala-flour-sifter.jpg)



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Post by: Zan on July 26, 2011, 01:14:52 pm
Went to a food industry supplier shop that is reducing stock to specialise in just cakes & cake decorating. Everything else was discounted. I spent ages wandering around picking up bits and pieces. I got a lot of stuff, but the most interesting things are a 28cm chef’s frypan, a springform with a glass base, a specialty bread tin and a lid for my (decades old) bread loaf pan, all excellent quality. Saved heaps and very, very happy. In fact contemplating going back next week in case I missed anything.  ;D ;D ;D

ooh where was that at???

Maddy, pmsl at you being the first in Oz for the new cake pop stand - couldn't be a better buyer/owner!!!!!
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Post by: judydawn on July 26, 2011, 01:22:39 pm
It will suit you right down to the ground maddy.  Anyone who has a lathe owning relative could ask them nicely to make one of these up for them in timber to get the same effect.
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Post by: maddy on July 26, 2011, 02:13:23 pm
Anyone who has a lathe owning relative could ask them nicely to make one of these up for them in timber to get the same effect.

.........I have two relatives, and I'm married to one.....a girl could get very old and grey waiting for it though  :P
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Post by: johnro on July 26, 2011, 08:38:51 pm
Cake pop stand is very you Maddy - I have been searching for an acrylic one along the lines of a tier cupcake stand any ideas????  :)  :)
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Post by: Halex on July 27, 2011, 12:27:00 am
I have a Delonghi Pri Madonna, I love my coffees. It's the that you see on tv that shows you the layers.
Hally
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Post by: Bedlam on July 27, 2011, 12:46:40 am
Very you Maddy, the old mechanics car story hey!
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Post by: maddy on July 27, 2011, 12:55:59 am
Very you Maddy, the old mechanics car story hey!

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He's too busy to do "love" jobs!  :P


Cake pop stand is very you Maddy - I have been searching for an acrylic one along the lines of a tier cupcake stand any ideas????  :)  :)

Robyn....dozens on ebay.
acrylic cupcake stands (http://shop.ebay.com.au/?_from=R40&_npmv=3&_trksid=m570&_nkw=acrylic+cupcake+stand)

and check out this online store.....that's all they sell, and very cool stands  ;)
http://www.cupcakestand.com.au/
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Post by: djinni373 on July 27, 2011, 05:18:42 am
Went to a food industry supplier shop that is reducing stock to specialise in just cakes & cake decorating. Everything else was discounted. I spent ages wandering around picking up bits and pieces. I got a lot of stuff, but the most interesting things are a 28cm chef’s frypan, a springform with a glass base, a specialty bread tin and a lid for my (decades old) bread loaf pan, all excellent quality. Saved heaps and very, very happy. In fact contemplating going back next week in case I missed anything.  ;D ;D ;D

ooh where was that at???
It was here (http://foodutensils.com.au/home/) Zan. Bit of a hike but worth it :)
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Post by: johnro on July 27, 2011, 05:40:54 am
Thanks Maddy will do a chieck and purchase tonight  :)  :) :)
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Post by: cookie1 on July 27, 2011, 07:23:58 am
I love the cake pop stand Maddy. It sort of reminds me of the stands they display Chupa Chups in.
I know what you mean re 'love' jobs. My DH made me a long rolling pin (french or italian type one) and said I could sell it to someone at the sourdough class and he would make me a jarrah one. Still waiting....................and waiting................
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Post by: maddy on July 27, 2011, 08:07:08 am
My DH made me a long rolling pin (french or italian type one) and said I could sell it to someone at the sourdough class and he would make me a jarrah one. Still waiting....................and waiting................

 :o Oh no Cookie 
It sounds beautiful too  :( .......I would mention it again, then make yourself get teary......works for me most the time! :P  .LOL.


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Post by: faffa_70 on July 27, 2011, 08:22:03 am
MADDY!!!! I have been after one of those mini loaf trays for ages, have searched high and low on line etc and had given up hope. You have just restored it  :-* :-* :-* (as DH groans in the background LMAO)
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Post by: maddy on July 27, 2011, 08:24:47 am
Kathryn.....House, or Matchbox stores sell them too  ;)
I'm sure hubby will appreciate what comes out of them though  8)
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Post by: Halex on July 28, 2011, 03:42:51 am
Maddy, your pop cake stand looks great, can't wait to see it full of your goodies.

I noticed that most of you shop on line. I am in need of a few things, is it cheaper on line. I need a loaf tin, muffin tray, sharp knife and some fun things.

Should I just go to a kitchen shop or buy on line

Thanks
Hally
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Post by: judydawn on July 28, 2011, 03:58:01 am
Hally if you can combine both online & store shopping i.e. check out what you want online for prices etc then if you are handy to a home type shop, compare the prices.  Then it is up to you which way to go but you have to factor the postage in with the price. I can't always spare the time to browse in these types of shops so online is certainly easier but not necessarily cheaper I have found.
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Post by: faffa_70 on July 28, 2011, 05:57:56 am
Kathryn.....House, or Matchbox stores sell them too  ;)
I'm sure hubby will appreciate what comes out of them though  8)

HOUSE has closed down here locally and the local MATCHBOX store doesn't have them :( will keep looking :)
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Post by: cookie1 on July 28, 2011, 06:16:56 am
Kathryn if you can't get one I have one that you can have. I really don't use it very often at all. I bought it a couple of years ago. The only thing is you will have to wait until the end of September. :'( :'(
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Post by: maddy on July 28, 2011, 08:08:29 am

I noticed that most of you shop on line. I am in need of a few things, is it cheaper on line. I need a loaf tin, muffin tray, sharp knife and some fun things.

Should I just go to a kitchen shop or buy on line

Thanks
Hally
 

Generally, most my purchases are online.  Most the time I find the items cheaper, with postage included.
Also a big factor is you have the choices available.  A lot of stores here don't sell what I'm looking for.....so good news for me, but not the credit card  :P
I check catalogues online, and price check online stores first, before I purchase.
When I'm out and about, I always have a note book in my bag to jot down prices, and book titles, then I google before buying.
I like to get the best deal, so I always haggle prices in the stores too  :P  I love the challenge  :)
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Post by: dede on July 28, 2011, 08:23:03 am
Well Maddy even though you seem to be a shopoholic at least you are always looking for bargains. You should keep track of all the money you Save (Not what you spend) and at the end of the year add what you have saved and spend that on something special. lol.  ;D
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Post by: maddy on July 28, 2011, 08:28:00 am
I like your theory Mandi  8)........I don't keep tabs, because that is just too scary!  :P
 
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Post by: Cuilidh on July 28, 2011, 08:29:31 am
Please forgive me, but I would like to put a word in here on the subject of shopping locally vs. shopping on line as it is a subject close to my wallet (sorry, my heart).

Firstly, when I refer to our business below I am referring mainly to small retail businesses in general, similarly, the hardware example is simply being used for convenience and is not meant to reflect on any one business model in particular.

We run two small retail shops, in a very specialised field, and are feeling the pinch of more and more of our customers shopping on line.  Now, I can’t really blame them, I also shop on line at times and it can certainly be much cheaper, after all, the on-line shops don’t have the same overheads as High Street shops have and if you are shopping from an overseas site, you don’t have to pay GST in many cases either, so, on the surface, it seems a wonderful idea to shop online.  Also, the choice MAY be greater, online, we also are aware of that aspect.  I'm not knocking online shopping per se, just wanting people to realise the possible consequences.

However, there is a down side to this in that small shops, such as ours, simply cannot compete and, in five or so years, we will have no choice but to close down due to lack of support from our customer base.  You may have noticed this happening fairly recently, for example some of the larger book stores are feeling the impact of ebooks.  Similarly the advent of the big multi-national hardware stores starting to trade on the town edges over the past ten or so years enables them to keep their prices lower, thus the smaller neighbourhood hardware shops have had to back out of the market.  

An example of this could be (using the hardware shop scenario), how many times have you needed one small, specific item that you always got at the local hardware shop but, because they have closed, only the larger ‘general’ hardware supermarket is available to you and they generally only handle high turnover items – in many cases that means that that specific item you are looking for is now off the market completely or else you can only buy it in bulk.  Similarly, the knowledge base of some of their staff may not be as comprehensive as that found in staff employed in a smaller outlet.

Small businesses cannot command the same prices as the big organisations can and, if their customers are shopping elsewhere because it is cheaper, well, the outcome is obvious.  We work at a mark up of approx. 50%, so there is no room to move on pricing.  We’re stuck precisely where we are.  Some other retailers probably have higher mark ups so can make allowances for competition, but that is not always possible.  We are often asked for our “best price”- would you go to your doctor for a consultation and ask him / her for their “best price”?  Why do that to small retailers.

I could go on and on as it is a very sore subject for small traders and, even though many, like us, are developing their own online presence, we simply can’t go face to face against the ‘big guys’ and it will be a great loss to Australian retail on the whole when the small, independent retailers are forced to close.  
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Post by: Frozzie on July 28, 2011, 09:22:35 am
I do both..I prefer to shop locally when I can but sometimes the items im after just arent available locally which is where I shop online..  Some people also live more remotely and therefore shop online.  Sometimes I shp for groceries online too but its from the same shop that I buy from anyway.  I think there are alot of people out there that for pure convenience shop online ie can do so much in your lunch break right at your desk or from home with little kids who can be a nightmare in shops etc etc..I think unfortunately society in general is becoming more focused on time or lack of it and therefore find the quick and easiest way to do something but people are alot more time poor these days too...I hope you find a way to survive the 'big guys' and online shopping but its not something new either..think it all comes down to local awareness in your community and hitting it hard there to make people react.  :)
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Post by: maddy on July 28, 2011, 09:40:09 am
Marina, I do understand and am sorry that is the situation  :(

Can I just clarify that I also support local stores here.  
I buy my fruit and veg from the family run store, opposed to the supermarkets, buy many things from out the way stores (o.k....I might not let on everything I buy on this thread  :P, and I only haggle with the big stores...I promise  :)
Unfortunately my book buying from online stores, has not helped the flesh and blood bookstores demise.....but I buy so many of them, so I choose to purchase them online at 50% less in most cases.
My location does not help with "supporting local", particularly with the cooking/decorating stuff.....it is just not available to buy.

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Post by: Halex on July 28, 2011, 10:02:35 am
Hi marina,

I always shop in stores and I must admit over the last few years I have seen smaller shops close in our local shopping centre, then a new trader will move in last 2 years and close down also. High rents believe are a huge problem.

After reading your email I am going to try a local kitchen shop and see what they have on offer.

I am also a fan of buying food brands and paying a little more rather than home brands,  believe if we not keep the brands going one day there will be no choice and home brands will be even more expensive than branded products are now.

I use Aussie farmers for all our fresh veg and fruit, milk, sliced bread, butter and a few other items.

Hally
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Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on July 28, 2011, 11:55:15 am
That is important to think about Marina.  The down turn in the economy hasn't helped smaller traders either. Unfortunately many families are struggling to make ends meet and don't have any choice but to find the lowest price possible for their necessary items. I buy local where I can and do some shopping online.  :)
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Post by: Cuilidh on July 28, 2011, 09:26:52 pm
Sorry for my 'rant', everyone, I was just having a rough day and was letting off steam.  I didn't mean to hijack this thread, which, as I've said before, I thoroughly enjoy in a vicarious sort of way!  I DO know and understand the pros and cons of both sides of the argument, I just felt that I wanted to illustrate an aspect of the consequences of online shopping in the longer term.

I''ll stop now before I start off another long lecture!
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 29, 2011, 01:26:03 am
Cuildh I can understand how you must be feeling. Its pretty tough 'out there' financially for a large majority of people with businesses.  With computers being in every household, it now means that people can not only compare prices with local shops but the whole world. Who ever could have predicted that ten years ago? Because you can't see people going in and out of shop doors, or see how full the car park is, you just don't know what competition you are up against until it hits you full force in the hip pocket. Who knows in the future there may not be any shops as people will operate from home. I guess the only people laughing about all this are the posties.
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Post by: JulieO on July 29, 2011, 02:07:07 am
If my town had a kitchenware specialty shop I would be there with bells on, there's nothing like looking around and actually touching stuff, but unless I can buy what I'm after in Target or Harris Scarfe then I have no option but to purchase on-line or go without.  I agree with others that sometimes where you live has a lot to do with it, if I want spices that aren't offered by McCormick, then I have to order on-line.
 
I've tried unsuccessfully in the past 2 weeks to try and get a supply of 2 litres of pure cream to make butter, no one wants to know and it's too expensive buying the little 200ml tubs so have had to stop doing that, it's frustrating, but on the other hand I can understand that retailers aren't going to stock things that may not be big sellers.  Of course I can't order fresh produce or cream on line but it does help with stuff I wouldn't ordinarily be able to source.

As for e-books, I only ever used to buy cookbooks anyway, all my reading material came from the library as I wouldn't pay $20+ to read a story then have to think about what to do with the book (not a collector), so now having a Kindle I'm actually paying the small price it costs to download a book, something I didn't do before, so someone somewhere is now making money off me that I wouldn't have paid out before.

There is a risk when buying big ticketed items on-line, what happens if it's broken or doesn't work?  The hassle involved in returning it would be a pain so we prefer to actually buy that sort of item from a store like Harvey Norman where we can take it back and get it replaced if there's a problem.  In doing so we are choosing to pay more for those items than we could purchase for online.  My new camera is an example (still waiting....) not sure what the stuff up was/is, but something that should have only taken 2-3 days to arrive in store has still not turned up but they have reduced the price by $150 as they recently had a 15% off sale and will give us that same discount for the stuff up.

About 4 years ago when wanting a specific espresso machine, I had to order it from Melbourne as I couldn't even find a supplier in Adelaide, I was so worried, but it arrived in 2 days and I've not had a problem with it at all and it gets used every day.  I didn't get it any cheaper and would have preferred to have been able to buy it locally but sometimes it's just not possible.

I guess if we could all buy what we wanted without having to do so on-line, I'm sure most of us would do, but the reality is unless you live in a city where they have a wide selection of shops then the only way to get what you want is on-line and then you look for the best price.   :)
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Post by: obbie on July 29, 2011, 03:17:41 am
 :) Cuilidh, I so understand you. you could be me.

we too have a business, work from home, and about to move to town in a proper shop, (10 minutes from home.)
Just to get more customer foot traffic, that we don't get now.

We are in a really tiny town, butcher, corner store, pub, servo, take away, coffee shop, 3 restaurants, a couple of touristy shops, that's it.
I have to drive 25 minutes to a woolworths, or IGA.
For a shopping centre, its 1 hour drive each way.

I do buy locally, also from alot of farmers direct, as we deal with farmers every day, and in bulk as much as possible.
The farmers support us, so we have to support them, and most have roadside stalls.

I try and save up, and shop every 6 months or so, if i have to.

I like looking online, but still buy locally.
robyn
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Post by: judydawn on July 29, 2011, 03:20:17 am
Well spoken Julie - I agree wholeheartedly with everything you've said. Can also understand the point of view from the 'little man' too and I guess we all want the cheapest price we can find so they need to be very competitive in a very slow market at the moment.  In a fair world it would be nice if everyone could be winners but if it is not the internet squeezing out the little guy then it is the big 2 who have been doing it for years - I shop at neither of those supermarkets unless I cannot find what I want elsewhere. Marina, I hope your stores can hold on - I know how much time and effort goes into owning a small business as I have a DD in Melbourne with a couple of shops.  Robyn, best of luck with your new shop.
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Post by: Halex on July 29, 2011, 03:55:05 am
Hallys been shopping, such fun
I bought 2 silcone oven mitts, they withstand up to 230 degrees, so shouldn't get burnt now.
2 silicone 6  muffin trays
1 loaf tin fir 1 kg loaf
1 football cake tin
- and then the fun items
1 whoopee pie cook book
1 whoopee 12 hole baking tin
1 12piece cupcake decorating set


Oh I am going to have such fun
Hally
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Post by: maddy on July 29, 2011, 05:26:30 am
Sorry for my 'rant', everyone, I was just having a rough day and was letting off steam. 

Not at all Marina....you have just reminded us how important it is  :)

Robyn....good luck with your store....I wish you success!

Hally.....watch out....spending is contagious and addictive  :P

Today I bought....

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and 10 boxes of Arabica coffee pods

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Post by: cookie1 on July 29, 2011, 06:21:40 am
Marina you are more than entitled to 'sound off.' We're all friends here. I can just imagine how you feel. I am very guilty of buying e books and feel guilty that I probably caused the Borders close down all by myself. I buy nothing else on line. My DH buys parts for his vintage cars from USA as they can be bought new over there and sometimes 80 year old parts are just not safe enough.
Personally I am beginning to worry that retail here is going down hill.
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Post by: foodiepep on July 29, 2011, 10:00:48 pm
(http://www.petersofkensington.com.au/Modules/ShowImage2.aspx?classid=43&objectid=1659535&name=PrimaryImage&variant=0) For taking lunch to Uni

(http://www.petersofkensington.com.au/Modules/ShowImage2.aspx?classid=43&objectid=1644766&name=PrimaryImage&variant=0) For DS as his backpack from Kmart has ripped

(http://www.petersofkensington.com.au/Modules/ShowImage2.aspx?classid=43&objectid=1648895&name=PrimaryImage&variant=0) I have a problem, I'm collecting knives.  Lets Hope DH doesn't notice a new one.

(http://www.petersofkensington.com.au/Modules/ShowImage2.aspx?classid=43&objectid=1652183&name=PrimaryImage&variant=0)
100% recycled – made from a blend of recycled plastic and flask husk (an agricultural by-product that is ordinarily discarded after processing).
(http://res0.graysonline.com/handlers/imagehandler.ashx?t=sh&id=282040&s=n&index=0&ts=634448363841970000)
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Post by: Cuilidh on July 29, 2011, 10:20:42 pm
Robyn, good luck with your move and new venture, you obviously know your market and between that and knowing your (potential) customers you should be up and running quickly.

JD hope your daughter's shops are thriving and the till keeps ringing up loads of sales for her - what a satisfying sound the till makes!!!!
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Post by: obbie on July 30, 2011, 01:52:16 am
 :) Thanks Marina.
Our business has been up and going 8 1/2 years, so time to expand.
We have just put another apprentice on this week. Its busy.

Lucky, our field is specialized, which is irrigation / pumps.
You have to know what you are doing, and farmers need irrigation.
I love retail, and it so suits me.

But i love my thermomix  and cooking too.

Robyn
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 30, 2011, 03:17:34 am
thats an interesting lunchbox foodieprep. what is that little piece, and whats on the lid when it is turned upside down - is it a sauce container that slots in? where did you get that from?
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Post by: johnro on July 30, 2011, 03:31:27 am
Picked up a great recipe book (not great if you require pics,s it was published as a result of the Qld floods when so many lost treasures including recipes handed down through generations) and the heart shaped cutters.
My thoughts went to many of you on reading the foreword in the book - 'Not everyone is lucky enough to have a kitchen Mum, those who build memories around the dining table each day'.

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About to make orange and poppy seed cake from this book so will post later.  :)

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Post by: judydawn on July 30, 2011, 04:29:47 am
What a great idea someone came up with Robyn, you don't stop to think of all the things people lose at times like that.
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Post by: foodiepep on July 30, 2011, 06:21:34 am
thats an interesting lunchbox foodieprep. what is that little piece, and whats on the lid when it is turned upside down - is it a sauce container that slots in? where did you get that from?

It's a Bento Box from Peters of Kensington.

The little container is for your sauce and the upturned lid has a groove so you can use it as a dipping bowl for sushi.
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Post by: cookie1 on July 30, 2011, 08:56:56 am
Robyn the Q'land book has some lovely recipes in it. I love these sort of books as they have peoples favourites in.
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Post by: johnro on July 30, 2011, 11:50:07 am
Cookie I am really impressed with it as well as it tugging at the heart strings - I think I will purchase some as part of this years Xmas hampers  :)
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Post by: cookie1 on July 31, 2011, 07:04:24 am
Good idea and forward thinking. I might be a copy cat as it is for a very good cause and the recipes look good.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 31, 2011, 08:52:54 am
I googled this book, but I couldn't see an Index - or had you seen it in the shops?
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Post by: johnro on July 31, 2011, 09:23:18 am
I thought the same CP I googled contents after cookie's comment. I will attempt to scan contents page and attach - not while on the iPad though  :D
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Post by: cookie1 on July 31, 2011, 09:32:44 am
CP I've seen it in K mart and I think a couple of other places for the last few weeks. I can always be found looking at the cookbooks. 8) 8)
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Post by: johnro on July 31, 2011, 09:35:33 am
Thanks Cookie!!  :)
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Post by: meganjane on August 01, 2011, 08:22:56 am
I buy loads of stuff online because we're in the bush and there's only one store in our town. Most of my shopping is from Australian stores, though. All my ingredients and bottles for my Skinflint business are sourced in Australia.

We used to have a wonderful kitchenware shop in Katanning, our main shopping area, but they closed down due to the owner's illness. I have nowhere local now to buy kitchen bits, so either wait for a trip to Albany or buy online.

I've only bought shoes recently, no kitchen stuff!

(http://www.shoes.com/ProductImages/shoes_iaec1250398.jpg)
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Post by: maddy on August 05, 2011, 03:35:55 am
ARE WE ON A SHOPPING STRIKE PEOPLE ?  :P

I've been good  8)  but I am seriously tempted by some Riess enamelware I spotted in gorgeous shop yesterday!........the question is......will Maddy be strong?

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Post by: JulieO on August 05, 2011, 04:03:13 am
Finally got my camera yesterday but not from Harvey Norman.  Got fed up waiting, it's almost 3 weeks since I ordered it and was told it would only take 3-4 days.  Ended up ringing a camera store in Adelaide, they posted that arvo and we received it 2 days later.  Better service for sure.  Now to read up on it  ;D
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Post by: dede on August 05, 2011, 07:09:55 am
Thats one thing you can rely on Harvey Norman for is unreliability  :D. I know lots of people who have had issues with them taking weeks and even months. Hope you enjoy your new camera JulieO
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Post by: Cuilidh on August 05, 2011, 09:17:23 am
I am pleased to say that I have actually bought something that I can share on this thread (and not before time!).  When I was at Cyndi O'Meara's presentation earlier this week I purchased four of her books, CD, etc.  I was also tempted by the Budget Busters booklet, but behaved myself, I figured there was more than enough reading in Cyndi's books to keep me going for a while.
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Post by: Frozzie on August 05, 2011, 03:22:55 pm
On our way back from our week dOwn south and at a stop at Bordeaux (my fav wine country... St Emillion and Graves are my preferred wines) I got this cookbook which has a couple of recipes which caught my eye...Will post if any good  :)

Cant attach photo from iPhone... Wont let me  >:(.  Will post later... Memory permitting LOL !!
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Post by: foodiepep on August 05, 2011, 11:37:17 pm
I've bought a few envirosax for my nephews and nieces.

(http://buyinvite.com.au/media/transfer/img/productimage/2011-08/ek_b3copy.jpg)    (http://buyinvite.com.au/media/transfer/img/productimage/2011-08/ek_b2copy.jpg)

(http://buyinvite.com.au/media/transfer/img/productimage/2011-08/ek_b4copy.jpg)    (http://buyinvite.com.au/media/transfer/img/productimage/2011-08/ek_b6copy.jpg)

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At $4.95 each I couldn't resist.
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Post by: JulieO on August 06, 2011, 12:23:42 am
They are gorgeous Pep, a great gift.  ;D
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Post by: johnro on August 06, 2011, 04:59:01 am
I think that I have been mistaken with the comment "my recipe book collection addiction had been treated" - I have fallen off the wagon over the past week with the purchase of A Generous Helping and today's High Tea book - but oh the recipes look great!!!!  I don't feel quite as guilty at the collection of 20 Dr Suess boxed collection that found its way to my trolley (my girls have fond memories of many of those)

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Post by: JulieO on August 06, 2011, 06:18:43 am
Lovely looking book Johnro.   :)
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Post by: jeninwa on August 06, 2011, 06:24:38 am
Might have to go and have a look at my favorite online book store and see if they have this one.
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Post by: johnro on August 06, 2011, 07:52:38 am
The pics are almost as great as yours and Maddy's, Julie  :D  :D
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Post by: foodiepep on August 06, 2011, 10:27:47 pm
Yesterday I bought a 2nd hand kitchen for $100 to go on our deck.  I so need extra space to store platters, large salad bowls and excess tupperware.

I'll take a picture as the sun come out a bit more.  I'm very happy and DH thinks I'm crazy.  Well he already knew that.   ;D
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Post by: faffa_70 on August 07, 2011, 12:00:11 am
Yesterday DH was gorgeous enough to allow me a visit to my fav kitchen shop on our way home from a day out - bless him as he knows he has to look after the kids while we are in there lol

I managed to find one of the multi mini loaf pans that I was after (happy dance), also got an oil sprayer, a replacement for my favourite little knife that I broke and a small 1 cup pyrex jug.

Thought I did pretty well, no serious damage (especially for that shop!) but a few things I have been after  :D
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Post by: Frozzie on August 07, 2011, 11:54:01 am
cookbook addiction is definately not cured...on the way home from holidays got half of these and then last night at one of our local shops the rest..they all have at least 3 or 4 recipes different that caught my eye...both had cookbooks verrrrrry reduced so went a bit nutty lol as I always do (they were all between 2.50 and 8 euros so very cheap!)  Only comment from DH...now we are going to have to put in another bookshelf to store all these lol....they are overflowing as it is BUT I have it all planned as part of our future new kitchen lol (bookshelves on one side of the buffet or back of one part of the cupboards that make a wall between the kitchen and dining room!)

also received when I got home a parcel from mum with some stuff from the kids and her Cemaster icing tips/nozzles with bag so will have to give them a good clean then can get to using them..

and received my parcel from oz iwth the pie tins, cooling rack and rectangular quiche/pie tin that I added to the order to justify the postage cost which was the same with just the pie tins or the two others added  ;D

Have been looking at Noritake crockery too but havent bought any yet...trying to find a design that I prefer! 

Also organising and buying stuff for DS spiderman birthday party at the end fo the month!
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Post by: johnro on August 07, 2011, 03:01:24 pm
Frozzie,I was almost mistaken for thinking that I was reading a post form Maddy :D  :D when I first saw the pics - I can see that a cure is not likely for your cookbook buying lovely lady. (http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/userpics/10001/new2.gif) (http://www.smileyvault.com/) The justifications for our purchases could have been written by the same person on all our posts don't you agree?  :D  :D  :D
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Post by: Frozzie on August 07, 2011, 03:43:49 pm
 :D :D :D lol robyn...very true re all being the same (or pretty much) and I think Maddy is the only one who fesses up to all of her shopping  :P  I tend to do it in bits and pieces so it doesnt seem like so much but I was very good..seems alot but they were very cheap..normally my purchases arent so!!  :P

Hows the camera going?  I still havent gotten around to reading the manual but some great shots just have to figure out movement shots and night shots...  :)
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Post by: judydawn on August 08, 2011, 05:05:23 am
Had to go a fair distance today for blood tests for DH and right next door to the specialist centre was a rug shop.  Have been wanting a rug for my little lounge area at the end of the kitchen ever since I did some room swapping a little while back.  Perfect find today.
Also received a delivery of 2 boxes of 6 glasses I'd ordered for the grand-children just after we got home.
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Post by: Cuilidh on August 08, 2011, 05:08:26 am
The rug looks great - I love slate floors.
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Post by: judydawn on August 08, 2011, 05:26:28 am
Thanks Marina, we have slate in the kitchen and right through into this little room which used to be the dining room.  The dining room is now in the L-shaped lounge where it is supposed to be.  I keep going out to look at the rug, can't believe we found one with the right colours and it really made my day.
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Post by: Very Happy Jan on August 08, 2011, 06:16:57 am
The rug looks great JD and the glasses are cute. Bet the Grandies love them
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 08, 2011, 06:21:34 am
just having a little chuckle VHJ on the saying below your name  ;D ;D ;D (I love reading the saying people choose)
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Post by: Halex on August 08, 2011, 06:31:19 am
Judy, the rug looks great and fits perfectly. Well done, always hard in the shop to tell whether its going to look  and fit 100%

Frozzie, is that just 1 shopping trip for cook books. If it is, oh me oh my, what does your bookshelf look like... Good on you

Hally
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Post by: jeninwa on August 08, 2011, 06:36:35 am
Judy, love the colours in your new rug, looks great on the slate floor. Your Gran kids are going to love there glasses, are they for when they come visit you?
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Post by: JulieO on August 08, 2011, 06:53:18 am
Looks lovely Judy, compliments the room perfectly  :D
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Post by: judydawn on August 08, 2011, 07:21:10 am
Thank you for all the thumbs up girls, really makes my day which didn't start out very well and I was a grumpy bum - finding the rug lifted my spirits no end plus the fact that today, for the first time in my 47 years of driving, I actually did a reverse park. DH was very proud of me.
The glasses will go down to the kids' house Jeninwa (kids & slate floors do not mix) - the little chap is into Toy Story so will love his set to bits and miss 6 year old will be impressed with hers too I would think. Just $6 for each set of 6 so I couldn't resist them.
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Post by: Frozzie on August 08, 2011, 08:15:05 am
great buys judy and dont you love when you find somethingyou have been after for a while..I still havent found a rug I like for our lounge area but then stopped looking as the kids would just destroy it anyway...got to love that feeling of finally finding what your after and bravo bravo to you for the reverse park!!!  All in the confidence!   ;)

Hally it was two shops in the one day and I have literally hundreds of cookbooks...I have a large bookshelf and a half size bookshelf full of them plus on top of cabinets and lately in piles here and there lol  As I said earlier I am quite addicted and can never seem to go past them to have a look...not to mention the copy and pasting of recipes online...Im incurable what can I say  :D
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Post by: Cornish Cream on August 08, 2011, 08:16:41 am
Lovely rug Judy.I recognize the characters from Toy Story but the other characters on the other glasses got me stumped :D :D
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Post by: Frozzie on August 08, 2011, 08:32:12 am
Hannah Montana I believe CC  :)
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Post by: Cornish Cream on August 08, 2011, 08:36:17 am
Hannah Montana I believe CC  :)
Thanks Frozzie,I have heard of her  :D :D
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Post by: Very Happy Jan on August 08, 2011, 08:37:45 am
just having a little chuckle VHJ on the saying below your name  ;D ;D ;D (I love reading the saying people choose)
I smile at it now CP63 but 12 months ago I think I aged the 20yrs. And niggling in the back of my mind is that there is 1 more DS to go through it. I try to stay optimistic   ;D ;D
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Post by: Frozzie on August 08, 2011, 08:42:26 am
I only know by the photo of her...never seen a show but luckily I can get buy with some info  ;D  Will know much more girly stuff once DD gets a little older but for the moment its hello kitty and princesses oh and minnie lol...DH only said the other day that you know your starting to get old when you dont realise half the music on the top40 or some compilated music disc just out lol  :)
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Post by: Halex on August 08, 2011, 09:08:47 am
Would love to browse your book store Frozzie :)
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Post by: Frozzie on August 08, 2011, 09:10:39 am
 :)
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Post by: maddy on August 09, 2011, 02:11:46 am
Nice buys Ladies!
I've still been good  ;D  nothing to report lately.....crazy huh?
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Post by: Frozzie on August 09, 2011, 07:16:54 am
Lol..for how long though huh!!!!!  ;D
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Post by: maddy on August 09, 2011, 07:37:10 am
LOL.....well my cupcake tower was delivered today from U.S...... :o :o.....OMG, it's massive!
I have nowhere to store it....so it has ended up on my Daughters bookshelf for now.
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Post by: Frozzie on August 09, 2011, 07:50:31 am
haha I have been looking for a cake/cupcake stand ie to sit a cake on top and cupcakes on the lower rings for birthday parties etc..DS is in a couple of weeks lol but dont know if i dare as the cupcake courier is huge and is sitting on our buffet which DH sees all the time and if i also got a cupcake/cake stand lol it would jsut give him a reason to roll his eyes even more lol..not enough space in cupboards...have to get that shelving sorted for the garage lol  :)  I have already told DH that I want a shelf jsut for cooking stuff in the garage (for things i dont use all that often but still need)  :)
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Post by: achookwoman on August 09, 2011, 08:02:07 am
Frozzie,  a storage space in the garage is a great idea.  When we built our shed I had part partitioned off for my storage,  We bought some commercial shelves and lots of large plastic crates.  Each crate has a sticker on the front to state what is in this crate.  I have started to give stuff away.  I wasn't ready to do this when we shifted in to this house.  None of my cooking books are in the shed,  like you I have a passion for cooking books,  and it is amazing how often I use them.
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Post by: Frozzie on August 09, 2011, 08:08:17 am
I thought so too chookie and I plan to also put them in large plastic crates labelled of course...I just have no more space in the kitchen and also like you my cookbooks are staying put lol..i refer to them all the time even though DH thinks in a lifetime you would never cook all the recipes in them haha but they come in very handy and friends usually borrow a few depending on the occasion also..usualy dinner parties and birthdays etc..and i find others who are too scared to borrow them ie think they cant cook..i just tell them nonsense..cooking is all about confidence and a little skill lol!
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Post by: foodiepep on August 09, 2011, 08:16:53 am
(http://www.cheeki.net.au/Portals/0/bottles%20for%20carousel/mugs/Coffee%20Mug-Floral%20350ml.jpg)
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Post by: dede on August 09, 2011, 08:58:43 am
Last year I had an attic ladder put in my roof and a floor made in the roof so I have now got heaps of extra storage. Its a great place to put those items that you rarely use but need to keep.
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Post by: Frozzie on August 09, 2011, 09:15:27 am
Last year I had an attic ladder put in my roof and a floor made in the roof so I have now got heaps of extra storage. Its a great place to put those items that you rarely use but need to keep.

already have an attic and its full lol ..plus here it gets toohot in the summer and too cold i the winter...not insulated yet!
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Post by: KarenH on August 09, 2011, 11:44:02 pm
What is that a picture of foodiepep?  Looks really nice.
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Post by: Frozzie on August 09, 2011, 11:46:33 pm
Im imagining a mini thermus/thermos yes that sounds better lol all this chatter and my english is still slipping  :D :D :D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Frozzie on August 09, 2011, 11:49:01 pm
yep just found it by the brand here (http://www.cheeki.net.au/) Karen...its a coffee mug so a mini thermos  :)
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Post by: Meagan on August 10, 2011, 12:42:47 am
(http://www.cheeki.net.au/Portals/0/bottles%20for%20carousel/mugs/Coffee%20Mug-Floral%20350ml.jpg)
Ilike the look of those fp HoW do you find it?
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Post by: faffa_70 on August 10, 2011, 05:23:48 am
I love the look of that mug and the fact that it will fit under the coffee machine. I have this one here (http://www.innate-gear.com/product-info/kaze) and just bought another one for DH. Love them as they DO keep hot or cold for the 8 hours. I love taking them and drinking a coffee on the way home from demo's, branch or state meetings  ;)
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Post by: Very Happy Jan on August 10, 2011, 08:15:19 am
LOL Faffa - thats a decent size cup of coffee I say.  Really like the look of the other one but capacity will win out  ;)
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Post by: foodiepep on August 10, 2011, 08:35:16 am

Sorry I should have said what it was.  It is indeed a coffee thermos flask.  I like it because it is leak proof so I can just throw it in my Uni bag.  It also fits in the drink holder in the car and you don't need to remove the whole lid to drink out of it, you just press the centre.  Oh and they also sell replacement lids if anything happens to it.

I used it today and my Chai tea was still hot at 11.30am even though I made it at 6.45am.

It was $22.95 from the health food shop, so the way I look at it I only need to take 3 more teas/coffees to Uni and it has paid for itself.

Here is the linki http://www.cheeki.net.au/Products/CoffeeMugs.aspx (http://www.cheeki.net.au/Products/CoffeeMugs.aspx)

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Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 11, 2011, 12:55:20 am
My collapsible dish drainer  (http://www.everten.com.au/product/Progressive-Collapsible-Dish-Rack.html) arrived on my doorstep yesterday. This is great, the dishes sit a bit lower than normal to the benchtop so the kitchen looks more tidier. It can be folded down and popped into the dishwasher for cleaning, or put away in the cupboard. Its not huge either.
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Post by: foodiepep on August 11, 2011, 07:32:39 am
(http://www.cheeki.net.au/Portals/0/bottles%20for%20carousel/mugs/Coffee%20Mug-Floral%20350ml.jpg)
Ilike the look of those fp HoW do you find it?

I'm loving it Meagan.  Love that it fits in the car cup holder and also that I can throw it in my bag and have a hot tea when I'm ready for it.
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Post by: Very Happy Jan on August 11, 2011, 07:56:02 am
Do you find it stable on a tabletop foodieprep? Only ask, as it looks narrow at the base and possibly top heavy. Love the idea of leakproof
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 11, 2011, 12:43:08 pm
I managed to track down the Wilton 1M piping tip to make gorgeous buttercream topping on cupcakes (thanks to the inspirational members on this forum) and I have been looking around for a Pasta Drying Rack (http://www.wahs.com.au/product.php?id=1445) for ages. Lots of internet searching for local suppliers and found both at Matchbox in Garden City. I used to make the spaghetti and hang it over a chair while I made more, but the dog keep eating it while my back was turned.
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Post by: Twitterpated on August 11, 2011, 12:47:40 pm
Been meaning to get one myself. Last time I made pasta I carefully laid it out on a teatowel and covered with another till I was ready the cook. The &*^% cat came along and walked over it (what it was doing there I'll never know) and it all stuck together.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Frozzie on August 11, 2011, 12:56:22 pm
lol cp re the dog!!

I just throw mine in a large tupperware container with flour in the bottom of it and toss the pasta in that and it keeps well..dont bother drying it..
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Post by: maddy on August 11, 2011, 01:15:24 pm
(http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-dance001.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)  The drought has lifted!    (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-dance001.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)



(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/42LV5500-2.jpg?t=1313064516)

LG 42" (106cm) FULL HD LED LCD SMART TV (which apparently you can hook the internet up to)

and

(http://gifts.myer.com.au/resources.ashx/Products/4910/MainImageZoomedOutFileName/8C6CA6D963349D5975C29BCA0979D28D/Sunbeam_DM3200_Sprinkles-big.jpg)

a sunbeam donut maker  ;D
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Post by: Halex on August 11, 2011, 01:18:09 pm
CP.  - garden city, wow you had to cross the river, did you bring your lunch.....

I live 2 mins walk from garden city, always happy to do coffee there.
 :)
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Post by: Bedlam on August 11, 2011, 01:18:23 pm
Wow,you sure know how to break a drought. Looks great. Have you seen the donut machine recipe on here
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Post by: judydawn on August 11, 2011, 01:20:01 pm
It was only a matter of time maddy - a donut maker made just for you - they must have seen you coming. I know, you went for the donut maker and came home with the TV as well  ;) 
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Halex on August 11, 2011, 01:21:05 pm
Pasta drying, i did thst once, had the house decorated with pasta coathangers, they went all crusty, dont dry anymore

HH
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Post by: Halex on August 11, 2011, 01:23:24 pm
In our first house, i went out one sat morning to buy milk and bread, i bought a huge painting and brought the artist home to meet DH. Just a standard thng in my life..

HH
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Post by: maddy on August 11, 2011, 01:23:38 pm
Wow,you sure know how to break a drought. Looks great. Have you seen the donut machine recipe on here

LOL.....well the t.v. wasn't by choice  :-))
Our previous LCD lasted 1 month after the 12 month warranty!......luckily I had paid $90 for extended warranty of 5 years.
Long story short, it couldn't be fixed, so got my money back and  upgraded to a better one and paid the difference.....and purchased extra warranty again  ;)

No, I haven't seen the doughnut machine recipe  8) will have a look......thanks bedlam.
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Post by: judydawn on August 11, 2011, 01:30:07 pm
I would never buy a TV without the extended warranty - they have a habit of doing just what yours did.
Mind you, sometimes a nice letter to the manufacturer can work too.  My stainless steel kettle went all rusty around about 1 year old but by the time I got around to doing anything about it, it was out of warranty.  I sent a photo to the manufacturer to show them how bad it was and the bottom line was that they asked for it to be sent back and I eventually received a brand new one.  I wasn't expecting it but it was pretty bad and should have lasted longer than that. 
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Post by: Bedlam on August 11, 2011, 01:30:12 pm
I haven't made them yet but is Isi's recipe in the cakes section,mini donuts. Look good.
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Post by: maddy on August 11, 2011, 01:33:52 pm
I'm sure you'll see some doughnut photo's tomorrow  ;)
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Post by: Bedlam on August 11, 2011, 01:35:24 pm
Love your photos
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Post by: Halex on August 11, 2011, 09:10:37 pm
Love your photos too
H
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Post by: obbie on August 12, 2011, 04:37:32 am
 :D Maddy, i have a donut maker too. its about 2 years old.

My kids love them.

Robyn
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Post by: foodiepep on August 12, 2011, 08:54:07 am
I'm sure you'll see some doughnut photo's tomorrow  ;)

Still waiting!   ;D
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Post by: Frozzie on August 12, 2011, 09:13:42 am
lol foodieprep...waiting much  ;D
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Post by: Frozzie on August 12, 2011, 10:49:07 am
Just bought two thermie stickers....got them here (http://english.decotmx.com/)
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Post by: Bedlam on August 12, 2011, 10:55:29 am
Oo Frozzie,I like. Now to choose the  design.
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Post by: Frozzie on August 12, 2011, 11:25:48 am
lol yes ive seen them alot but decided to get some...i have a thing for butterflies can you tell  :P  so many designs to choose from though...all sorts even kids ones...saw a hello kitty one that my DD would love but pity for her its mummys thermie lol
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Post by: maddy on August 12, 2011, 12:19:51 pm
I'm sure you'll see some doughnut photo's tomorrow  ;)

Still waiting!   ;D

Couldn't make them today....I was a paddock taxi  :-))

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Post by: Frozzie on August 12, 2011, 12:23:27 pm
haha now theres an aussi term 'a paddock taxi'...dont think many people would know what a paddock was...kind of like chooks too...knew some expats whose aussie kids were at a foreign school and only called chickens chooks lol anyway nobody understood what they meant...just too much aussie slang!
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Post by: Halex on August 13, 2011, 04:19:24 am
I have just downloaded Jamie Oliver ipad app. It has a few recipes that are free, then yiu can ourchase 10 recipes for 99cents. You can also link the recipe to a shopping list tht will go to your email iphone or ipad, so you know  what ingredients to buy.

I have puchased 1 lot for 99 cents, ig seems really good. Anyone else have it?

Hally
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Post by: meganjane on August 13, 2011, 04:23:44 am
Uh, I'm a paddock taxi every day! Generally, not even our own paddocks as DH is a spraying contractor and works on other people's farms.

Hally, I often go to Garden City to shop when I'm in Perth. I'm going to be there on Aug 31 as I have an appt. Would love to catch up for a coffee in the arvo. If any other Perthies are around, it would be great to have a get together. I may post a separate topic for this.

I haven't bought any kitchen stuff for a while. Another pair of summer shoes is all I've got online lately.

I wasn't too impressed with the mini spring form tins I bought. The pies were too hard to remove. The best pie tins are the ones that others have bought that are wider at the top than the base.

Maddie, I just like to live vicariously through your kitchen ware purchases!
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Post by: Halex on August 13, 2011, 05:34:40 am
Would love to catch up, wdnesdays  are early pick up though. :-\
Hally
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Post by: johnro on August 13, 2011, 09:51:10 pm
Actually lovely Perthites Wednesdays just don't quite suit my schedule of late - ha. ha, ha  :D   :D   :D
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Post by: faffa_70 on August 14, 2011, 01:17:42 am
Actually lovely Perthites Wednesdays just don't quite suit my schedule of late - ha. ha, ha  :D   :D   :D

:D :D :D :D :D
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Post by: foodiepep on August 14, 2011, 03:02:16 am
Well on Thursday I bought these knives from Aldi.

I've porised my Husband that I won't buy anymore knives.   :o

(http://www.aldi.com.au/au/media/offers/W32_034_santoku_knives_PD.jpg)

The larger of the 2 knives is just the right size for the older kids to use when helping in the kitchen and the smaller is a good size for cutting small things like aples etc and for $7.99 for the set how could I resist.  ;D
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Post by: Halex on August 14, 2011, 03:03:35 am
Love the knives i am in desperate need of some new knives, and whatva cheap price.
H
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Post by: foodiepep on August 15, 2011, 09:08:24 am
surely someone has bought something today. 

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Post by: Bedlam on August 15, 2011, 09:11:26 am
After seeing Maddy and johnros cup cakes,I bought a piping set with a 1m nozzle. Also found some lovely mugs with a tea infuser and lid for my French Earl grey tea I am addicted to these days.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Halex on August 15, 2011, 09:32:43 am
Nothing exciting for us, but ds bought wii sports resort,  he has been saving for ages, then if he wanted 2 player i had to buy a motion plus as well.
Boring, but he s happy

Hally
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Post by: maddy on August 15, 2011, 09:34:35 am
I've porised my Husband that I won't buy anymore knives.   :o

LOl....sure peps!  You do have a knife fetish don't you  :P


surely someone has bought something today. 

Not me.....I'm being good again  8)





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Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 15, 2011, 09:38:19 am
After seeing Maddy and johnros cup cakes,I bought a piping set with a 1m nozzle.

bedlam have a look on utube for technique and decorating ideas (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYy2uiK6T94&feature=related), its very helpful.
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Post by: Bedlam on August 15, 2011, 09:42:28 am
Thanks for that. Gotta make the cupcakes first! And must read all today's post before I cook. Maybe I am more addicted to the forum than Thermie !
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Post by: foodiepep on August 15, 2011, 10:44:23 am
Well this is no good.   I'm going to have to buy something to keep the thread alive.

 ;D
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Post by: dede on August 15, 2011, 10:45:28 am
I brought a second bowl and Blade set today. I haven't received it but The money has come out of the bank. (Does this count?)
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Post by: judydawn on August 15, 2011, 11:01:27 am
Yes Mandi, we don't need a photo of your purchase - we all know what it looks like.  :D :D
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Post by: dede on August 15, 2011, 11:03:05 am
Yes Mandi, we don't need a photo of your purchase - we all know what it looks like.  :D :D

 :D :D :D :D :D
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Post by: foodiepep on August 15, 2011, 12:25:17 pm
(http://res0.graysonline.com/handlers/imagehandler.ashx?t=sh&id=282073&s=n&index=0&ts=634448364517100000)

It's not the same as the last one I got.  This one is the mirror image.
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Post by: obbie on August 16, 2011, 07:13:34 am
 :) Well  i went shopping today.

4 skirts for me, leather shoes that were $99 down to $15, kids  crocs  :-*shoes down to $4.95 each.
Then those silicon gloves for the oven, some more plastic containers, plates and cups for the kids.

great shopping day.

Robyn
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Post by: johnro on August 16, 2011, 10:12:44 am
I just ordered a 2nd bowl too (http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a13/KristieJenner/animated%20dancing/SnoopyDance.gif) - wish that I could add that it was on the markdowns table!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Afterall it is a change of season in my part of this vast country  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: cookie1 on August 16, 2011, 11:46:33 am
Hmm. What Have I bought lately. Some postcards and 3 tomatoes and a lettuce, here at Yulara. (Ayers Rock) Can't say I've found anything that I really want to have. I did see one opal brooch at coober Pedy but of course it was WAY OUT of my price range. DH tries to say I don't need anymore baubles but a girl can always have more.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: judydawn on August 16, 2011, 11:59:33 am
Know what you mean Cookie.  DH wanted to buy me a necklet whilst we were in Sydney once and I saw a nice one in the window that would have done the trick.  So inside I go and ask the price - silly me, they don't put prices on things worth $30,000  :-)) :-))  I had to settle for something a whole heap less  :'( :'(  Proves I have good taste though  :D :D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: kezza on August 16, 2011, 01:04:50 pm
This is so much fun reading this thread, but I haven't bought anything exciting lately, even though I work in a shopping centre. I work at Garden City, so if there is a catch up soon, I would like to throw my hat in :)
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Post by: Very Happy Jan on August 16, 2011, 01:26:08 pm
Gosh Kezza, I'm at Garden City at least twice a week  :D and always up for a cuppa. Think I read that Meaganjane was heading up to GC sometime soon so a coffee together sound like a great idea.

PS I bought a Newwave 5 in 1 cooker yesterday. Used the pressure cooker function for a chicken curry last night.  It was very quick and a vast improvement on the boiled meat and white sauce that came out of my mother's pressure cooker. YUK!!
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Bedlam on August 16, 2011, 02:50:55 pm
 With a little notice I could meet at garden city.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Meagan on August 16, 2011, 04:15:45 pm
Well I bought a roomba irobot vacuum cleaner on the weekend. DS has christened it Larry and sings a little song about being 'happy as Larry happy as Larry'.  :D I am more than happy with Larry. I can't add a photo so here is a link.
http://www.productreview.com.au/p/irobot-roomba-577.html
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: maddy on August 17, 2011, 12:02:35 am

PS I bought a Newwave 5 in 1 cooker yesterday. Used the pressure cooker function for a chicken curry last night.  It was very quick and a vast improvement on the boiled meat and white sauce that came out of my mother's pressure cooker. YUK!!

That's good to know Jan!  I wondered what these ones were like. 
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Amanda on August 17, 2011, 12:27:31 am
2 Dozen bottles of a Clare Valley riesling which has just received a score of 93 from James Halliday.  ;D ;D ;D
Happy dance!
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Post by: JulieO on August 17, 2011, 12:41:05 am

PS I bought a Newwave 5 in 1 cooker yesterday. Used the pressure cooker function for a chicken curry last night.  It was very quick and a vast improvement on the boiled meat and white sauce that came out of my mother's pressure cooker. YUK!!

You will love the pc Jan. I haven't got the newwave cooker just a standard pc.  I wouldn't look at one for years thinking that they couldn't possibly do a very good job, but I've been so surprised, I love it.  There are some really good cookbooks out there too. Enjoy.  :D

I've ordered a lens for my camera and a good tripod.  :D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 17, 2011, 01:32:25 am
The two best PC cook books IMO is the Womens Weekly and the Susan Gibbs one. You can now get the WW one from the supermarket for $13 and every recipe (especially the Osso Bucco) have been deeeeeeeeeeelicous.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Halex on August 17, 2011, 02:11:13 am
JulieO

I have been wondeirng how you are going with your new camera. We are in need of a really good camera to take to Hawaii, are you happy, is it easy to use, are the photos good.

Please let me know, my last camera was a disaster.
Thansk
Hally
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: JulieO on August 17, 2011, 03:51:41 am
Hi Hally,
Yes I love my new camera, though I haven't had much chance to use it as I'm on Jury Duty for this month and have been going in and out of town a bit and haven't felt like doing too much yet, but I can see it is very good.  So much so that we bought another one so we could each have our own.  You can simply use the Auto setting and let the camera work out your settings for you, or you can experiment and set them manually for what it is you are shooting.  The photos are very clear and I am interested enough to want to learn what settings to use etc for using it manually.  Also you can buy so many different lenses, again for different things that you want to use your camera for, this is where it can get expensive, but if you just want a camera that takes good shots,(non dSLR) that isn't too expensive I really can't speak highly enough about my previous camera.  It's what I've been using to post on here.  It was a Canon S5iS (point and shoot) which will be outdated now but I'm sure there are newer models out that are the same.  A very good, all rounder for sure.
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Post by: Halex on August 17, 2011, 04:05:23 am
Sounds great JulieO please could yiu pm me make, model etc

Thanks
Hally
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Post by: Halex on August 17, 2011, 04:28:35 am
Naughty naughty Hally
I went to dj's to look at Donna hay mugs. Well they have 30% off china if you spend more than $50.

I ended up buying 3 Donna hay tea towels and then.......
1 x 20 piece Gordon ramsay dinner set maze blue, 2 square 25cms roasting dishes and 1 large rectangle roasting dish all at 30% off. Love the shape of the plates, circular, great for casseroles, curries, lamb shanks and anything with a jus. Going to buy 4 more dinner plates a s 4 more bowls before the 30% off finishes in 21st.

Then bought a wooden. Chopping board, as the wood matches out floor, its so cool.

Should have gone to the gym, but never mind


Happy Hally :D
Thinking out the storage, have heaps now, all my alfresco drawers are empty, so put lots of large platters and salad bowls outside, so. Ow i have lots of room. Poor DH he will shake his head and ask if we really need 5 dinner sets.
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Post by: Deeau on August 17, 2011, 05:30:11 am
Quote
PS I bought a Newwave 5 in 1 cooker yesterday.
You people are a bad influence.... never heard of this till a few minutes ago and now I think I need one to go with my TM !
I already have a new small crockpot and a very old ( with botton starting to show cracking ) large crockpot, I think this would be an excellent replacement for the large crockpot. I often think that it would be great to do the steamed veg or rice at the same time the TM  is cooking ( when I have no room for a basket or not on Varoma temp of course )
Can you tell me if the insert is like a non- stick frypan ( I have never been fussed on non- stick stuff rather have  stainless ) the recipes for this 5 in 1 seem to give options for PC or Crock times, is say a casserole just as tender PCed as it would be after cooking all day ?
Anything else you can tell me about it ? I noticed there is also a Breville one but it doesn't seem to have a delay timer like the Newwave?

Daneen

PS while I am posting to the shopping thread I am off to the US ( from Australia ) in a few weeks for a month, are there any "must have " cooking accessories anyone has purchased from there. I will be getting cookie scoops, and a tortilla press, two things that I have wanted for ages but could never justify the shipping charges.
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Post by: Katiej on August 17, 2011, 06:06:21 am
Hally - of course you need 5 dinner sets!  Nobody can eat of the same plates everyday.  I often just buy dinner plates and not the whole dinner set (as they are easier to sneak in - my partner has given up asking if these plates are new and if he's ever seen them before  :) :))

Deeau - I don't have a Newwave 5 in 1 so can't answer your questions, but I know Kitchenware direct have them & there is plenty of details, reviews, questions on their site that might help.  They do look good, but as I already have 2 slow cookers, an electric pressure cooker and a rice cooker, I doubt if even I could justify purchasing one!
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Post by: katesjoy on August 17, 2011, 06:27:53 am
You have all been a very bad influence on me!  Have gotten a couple of very nice bundles of mail recently, prompted by some of the things you have all bought and have just returned from my favourite kitchen shop with still more. Egad, thank god it's pay week.  Oh and l bought a second bowl for thermie .... maybe l should be doing some overtime!
(http://i866.photobucket.com/albums/ab229/katesjoy/shoppingsplurge2.gif?t=1313559850)
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Post by: Nay-nay on August 17, 2011, 06:57:09 am
I agree it's all very naughty but I have been hanging out to post something on here! Now I just can't keep up with this very fast moving thread so am unsure if these have been mentioned yet. - Mouth blown - Double Walled Glasses. Like the Bodum brand but I have been getting this brand  (http://www.avancer.com.au/geminus-double-wall-glass-set-of-8.html) (for all my rellies anniversaries and weddings that are coming up) as it is a little cheaper but same good quality. :D
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Post by: Halex on August 17, 2011, 07:10:35 am
JulieO thank yiu so much... Vwry much appreciated. I will go to a camera store.

Thanks again
hally
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Post by: Halex on August 17, 2011, 07:16:11 am
KatieJ

I love my new dinner set, am going to get the 2nd box too, 4 plates are not enough, thought about buying separately but decided to look at the set, only $23 more for the tea cups ans saucers. The tea cups are wide and great for soups and desserts too.

Nw i have to ditch the boxes, thats the hardest part...

Hally :)
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Post by: maddy on August 17, 2011, 07:30:08 am

Nw i have to ditch the boxes, thats the hardest part...

Hally :)

LOL.....thank god I'm not the only one who hoards the boxes  ???  why is that I wonder?
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Post by: Halex on August 17, 2011, 08:11:25 am
Lol yes Maddy me too, they are going in my boot for a few days.

I have ordered the 2nd dinner set, it takes up to 1 week to deliver from store to store in perth....

So pleased i had so much pace in our alfresco kitchen, lots of room for the 2nd dinner set  inside now.

Hally
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Post by: Frozzie on August 17, 2011, 08:25:03 am
hally i also have a similar model to julieO...the canon sLR 550D...i think any camera in that range is a fantastic camera and it will depend on the lens you take....the lens that comes with it if you take that package is fairly limited...but fantasic photos and you can put it on auto until you figure out how to work it all!!
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Post by: dede on August 17, 2011, 08:35:53 am
I have a Pentax DSLR that I have had for 8 years now and I love it. The SLR's a brilliant cameras. Although I dont use it as much as I used to, I seem to be using the camera on my iPhone more. I guess I have always got my phone with me so its easier.
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Post by: faffa_70 on August 17, 2011, 10:09:07 am
Well today I spashed out and purchased myself a screen to use externally on my laptop (a whole 22" of it) WOW everything looks so big now lol

Also got myself a new set of speakers, back up drives x 2, wireless keyboard and mouse  ;D ;D
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Post by: Very Happy Jan on August 17, 2011, 10:39:33 am
Can't say we are not all attempting to keep the economy of our respective country (and others) afloat. Great shopping everyone.
Last night I ordered the Cheeki mug courtesy of fooodiprep's post.

Deeay: The Newwave 5 in 1 cooker does not have a stainless steel insert. It is more like a a non stick one.
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Post by: Halex on August 17, 2011, 11:32:04 am
Yes we woud all be sad if our fellow aussies had no job, but love to see everyone still in employment.

Showed dh new dinner set, i am just so clever lol, one set which  we use nearly every day has started to look like crazy paving, told him it must be about to break, so we needed a new one and how lucky was i they were on sale. He is happy and so am i. He did ask me what i threw out to make space, and i said nothung, as its all outside. So we are all happy campers. Gosh I am good, LOL.

Now working on bowl and blades ;D :D ;)

Happy Hally
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Post by: kezza on August 17, 2011, 11:37:49 am
Jan, I would love to meet over a cuppa and anyone else as well.  Not sure how to post personal messages on here though.  Also, wanted to let everyone know that WA Hospital Supplies is offering Le Crueset 28cm pot with a 20cm pot thrown in for free for $299.00.  This is a really good offer and if you order online use the code LC.  Delivery fee is $12.00 or you can pick up.  No red available though!
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Post by: Halex on August 17, 2011, 11:49:07 am
Kezza,

Thank you so  much, have been waiting for a long time for a good deal. Any colour is fine by me, wil have a look.

Hally
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Post by: judydawn on August 17, 2011, 11:55:51 am
Not sure how to post personal messages on here though. 
Kezza, click on the forum name of whomever it is you want to send a pm to, that will take you into their profile. Scroll down to the bottom and click on 'send this member a personal message'.  A little box will come up, type your message in there and then click on 'send message' at the bottom. 
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Post by: Very Happy Jan on August 17, 2011, 01:45:51 pm
Jan, I would love to meet over a cuppa and anyone else as well. 
Sounds like another get together in the making.
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Post by: Nay-nay on August 18, 2011, 12:44:44 am
Kezza,

Thank you so  much, have been waiting for a long time for a good deal. Any colour is fine by me, wil have a look.

Hally
Oh yeah!! Me too! Thanks Kezza!  :-*
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Post by: Bedlam on August 18, 2011, 06:32:47 am
Maybe we need a separate posting like Judy had, "who would like to meet a garden city"
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Post by: Halex on August 18, 2011, 09:59:58 am
Have ordered carribean blue Le Creuset, naughty naughty naughty, still saving for bowl and blades. Put this on dh cc.ha hah lol
Hally
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 18, 2011, 12:20:27 pm
Maybe we need a separate posting like Judy had, "who would like to meet a garden city"

this is the last thread from our last get together (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=1510.300)
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Post by: kezza on August 18, 2011, 12:30:49 pm
CP63 I clicked on the thread and it advised that it was 120 days old and we should start another one!  So how do we do that?  JD thanks for your advice on the PM's.  Hally, I am pleased you were able to pick up a bargain.  I have always wanted one Le Creuset pot, so I am stoked that I am getting 2.  I went for the white because the red was not available.   Another question, how do you highlight what you are referring to in previous posts in your new post? Gosh, I feel like a dinosaur ???
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Post by: kezza on August 18, 2011, 12:32:29 pm
Oh dear, I think I have just realised the answer to my own question.  Do you click on New Post :-[
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 18, 2011, 12:39:56 pm
don't worry about that red warning if you want to reply or make a comment where this comes up, just reply as normal. its merely pointing out that its an OLD topic.  when you want to quote something that someone has said, go to their post and on the right hand side it says "quote", everything they have said will come up and you just delete the part of their post that you don't want to quote. the you move the cursor out of the quotable brackets and make your own comment.  If you want to make a word bold, italicized, underlined, or struck through just highlight the word/s first and then click either B, I, U, S above the smiley face icons.Hope thats an easy enough explanation kezza?
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Post by: foodiepep on August 18, 2011, 01:01:29 pm

Last night I ordered the Cheeki mug courtesy of fooodiprep's post.

Just  so you know....my name is Pepita hence everyone calls me Pep not Prep.   ;)
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Post by: Meagan on August 18, 2011, 01:10:25 pm
I went to school with a girl called Pepita :)
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Post by: Very Happy Jan on August 18, 2011, 01:43:57 pm

Just  so you know....my name is Pepita hence everyone calls me Pep not Prep.   ;)
So sorry Foodiepep- I didn't check what I typed
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Post by: foodiepep on August 18, 2011, 09:55:15 pm
I went to school with a girl called Pepita :)

Well I went to school with a girl called Meagan.  ;D
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Post by: maddy on August 19, 2011, 12:20:44 am
I went to school with a girl called Pepita :)

Well I went to school with a girl called Meagan.  ;D

LOL


I have just bought 2 croquette extruders from Belgium......1 for my Dad for Fathers Day, and 1 for me  ;D

(http://www.keukenlust.be/images/other/kroketmachine-320x320.jpg)

My Dad & his Sister make the best Dutch beef croquettes, and now I'm going to learn their treasured recipe.
I do know that they cook the beef first in a pressure cooker......which I really cannot find space for,  if I bought one.
Think I'll just borrow my Dads for now.
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Post by: JulieO on August 19, 2011, 02:19:25 am
What an interesting contraption Maddy.  I guess it could be used for sausage roll filling too. Wonder how it would go shaping the pastry for choc eclairs as well?  It would be good if it could be used for other uses too. :D
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Post by: judydawn on August 19, 2011, 02:43:33 am
I'm sure maddy will come up with other uses for it Julie - we we see them in 'what are you cooking today'  ;)
Looks good and such a time saver.
Meagan & Pepita - I'm sure you must know each other  :D
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Post by: Meagan on August 19, 2011, 03:49:15 pm
I went to school with a girl called Pepita :)

Well I went to school with a girl called Meagan.  ;D

How funny!! St H's??
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 19, 2011, 04:18:08 pm
Oh comon - was that St Hildas or St Mergutrude, or some other nun we have left out
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Post by: andiesenji on August 19, 2011, 06:38:39 pm
I went to school with a girl called Pepita :)


LOL

I have just bought 2 croquette extruders from Belgium......1 for my Dad for Fathers Day, and 1 for me  ;D

(http://www.keukenlust.be/images/other/kroketmachine-320x320.jpg)




I want one!   This is MY kind of gadget.   Unfortunately, I don't think they are yet available in the U.S. 

I see being able to make my version of "Tater Tots" if I had one of these.
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Post by: maddy on August 20, 2011, 09:50:45 am

I want one!   This is MY kind of gadget.   Unfortunately, I don't think they are yet available in the U.S. 

I see being able to make my version of "Tater Tots" if I had one of these.


Andie......here is the link to it if your interested  Millecroquettes Croquettes Machine (http://www.keukenlust.be/other-millecroquettes-kroketmachine-p-8860.html)
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Post by: andiesenji on August 20, 2011, 03:54:26 pm
Thanks Maddy.  I do appreciate it.
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Post by: Halex on August 22, 2011, 03:02:06 am
SO BUSTED......
we have a po box.  DH checked it this morning, i get a phone call...... Theres a package here for you, its big and very heavy, are you sure its for us, what on earth have you ordered, well its the Le Creuset pots, of course there heavy they are good quality. What pots, you know the ones i put on your credit card, long pause.... which credit card, mmmm the one i keep in my wallet for just in case.

Anyway i then tried to push my luck a but further i aksed if he would like to drop them home, told no i could wait until this evening. Of course then came the question how much.... Well you get one free, sinks in how much in Myer,  oh way more.... Good, so a good price, and yes one freeeee.

Now he is expecting amazing food baked in the oven from these, so i better start googling.

Hally ;D :)
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 22, 2011, 03:25:37 am
tell him to keep working Hally  ;D
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Post by: maddy on August 22, 2011, 05:19:39 am
LOL Hally  :D
Yes, that can happen.  Just explain it away as you ultimately bought it for him, to help nourish and to keep cooking  him beautiful meals  ;) and also remember the sneaky shopper's rule......QUOTE 50% LESS THAN IT ACTUALLY COST!  :P
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Post by: dede on August 22, 2011, 05:25:28 am
Oh Hally your so funny. I had a good laugh reading that. So what are you going to cook?  Better make a dessert as well to sweeten him up lol.
And maddy I love how you work ( 50% cheaper) I will have to remember that one. What they don't know won't hurt them.
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Post by: leesmac78 on August 22, 2011, 05:30:06 am
It works very similarly in our house too.  Less information about prices is sometimes more.  Every month, Ed say "We have no money".  Every month I say "I never buy ANYTHING!" To go with my new Thermie, I did purchase on Saturday a wonderful non stick pizza pan with little holes cut out on its underside.  It came with German instructions which I promptly through away, as I am reading all my Thermomix ones in German!!! (Enough is enough, right?)  And the pizza was so crisp and fabulous.  No doubt you have all been using these for years but as I am new to pizza making, it seemed like a revelation!!

xxx
 ;D
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Post by: maddy on August 22, 2011, 05:36:50 am
Every month, Ed say "We have no money".  Every month I say "I never buy ANYTHING!"

LOL......we must be related Lee!   8)
 I quote 50% off any figure in an instant  ;D  you have to give your answer quickly people, or it's an obvious tale!
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Post by: Halex on August 22, 2011, 06:35:07 am
Cp yep i think DH realises that he will have to work, just feeding him healthier food so he lives longer...

Maddy, Hard to quote 50% less when its on his credit card, wondering the cc will disappear from my wallet he does move it backwards and forwards from time to time.

I was hoping to pick up boxes, cook someting and then let it slip, he never checks po box, thats my job, well used to be....

Dede, not sure  been busy in TM, he did love the chocate mouse, so maybe another one with baileys in it, but this time put it in the Le Creuset and say..... See the flavour is so much better! LOL.  ;D might work, you never know

Leesmac78, instructions, what instructions....they never come with goods in our house.

Oh dear Leesmac now you have the TM, the shopping will get worse, you see, you want, you buy.
Dont worry about the money, DH is always telling me i will send us broke, my reply is well we can always sell something...

Hally
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Post by: Bedlam on August 22, 2011, 06:59:55 am
Hally I agree, when I bought Thermie I thought It would be my gadget buying cure. Little did I know the "bad" influence on here. Now contemplating a vacumn sealer and food dehydrater. Yes lee, purchased 2 of those hokey pizza trays. Lol
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Post by: Frozzie on August 22, 2011, 08:40:25 am
Im sure every dh winges about their partners spending and blâmes them for going broke (always an exaggeration)....water off a ducks back lol!!  Dh blâmes me even when im good and dont spend so why bother being good  :D :D
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Post by: faffa_70 on August 22, 2011, 10:40:01 am
I bought my dehydrator today  ;D ;D ;D  (well it is paid for and on back order!!) and DH promptly told me when I messaged him to let him know that we now need a vacuum sealer to go with it so we can seal it all up to keep easier and also marinade his meat for jerky faster - nope not me that spends in this house  :P :P  ;D ;D gotta love him!
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Post by: Yvette on August 22, 2011, 11:24:23 am
Faffa and Bedlam if you buy a vacuum sealer let me know which one you get please or do you have any links to any?
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Post by: cookie1 on August 22, 2011, 11:31:03 am
Yvette, we have had a sunbeam for quite a few years and it is really good.  Faffa and Bedlam you can buy bags for selaers at Master Butchers in Canning Vale. If you're ever going there give me a hi. (when I get home anyway.)
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Post by: Amanda on August 22, 2011, 12:23:44 pm
Went shopping in town today as I felt like a little retail therapy - but didn't buy anything!
Just made up for that by buying a vacuum sealer on Ebay!
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Post by: Yvette on August 22, 2011, 10:35:29 pm
Thanks Cookie, let me know how your seales goes Amanda when you receive it.
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Post by: Deeau on August 23, 2011, 12:46:42 am
I have the sunbeam Vacuum sealer, I have been wanting it to die for years so I can get a different one, I use mine all the time to reseal things and it is so noisey and has to go through the whole vacuum process even if you only want to seal. My family complains all the time about the noise of the BRRRRPPPPP machine. There is a place in QLD that I have looked at that has a more commercial type machine that will vacuum and seal or just seal, not too badly priced but I can't seem to find the link right now.
Dee
PS I have something to contribute to the shopping thread, I recieved the Newwave 5 in 1 cooker yesterday, ( read about it on here), I cooked Beef Rendang from the EDC in it last night, did the sauce in the TM then transfered to the the pressure cooker. ( not sure if thats logical or not ) BUT it did cook beautifully  ( nicer then the TM cooked one ) in 35 minutes and gave me the option to make some choc-chip cupcakes then cook the rice and the vegies in the TM and Varoma, all while the Beef was cooking, the clean up was virtually no different that if I had used the Thermoserver.
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Post by: maddy on August 23, 2011, 05:14:51 am
I have cut my magazine purchases considerably! (house & decorating ones)......still a sucker for the cooking ones though  :P
So I only allow myself 2 U.S. magazines I adore.

Picked up my monthly copy of Romantic homes

(http://comejunkwithus.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Romantic-Homes-Flea-Market-Mag1.jpg)

and the quarterly copy of Romantic Country

(http://tweetyjill.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/romantic-country-fall-2011.jpg?w=538&h=728)

............now off to make a latte and drool!
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Post by: leesmac78 on August 23, 2011, 05:18:34 am
Being a former TUpperware sales "man" and having a house literally completely full of all things Tupperware, why would I need a vacuum sealer?  I have seen them but strangely never desired one. I imagine that I could do everything in Tupperware and re use and recycle the containers.   Would love to know more...

xxx

 ;D
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Post by: faffa_70 on August 23, 2011, 06:05:33 am
for us it is space... I have a pantry FULL of Tupperware (yep my sales lady loved me for years!!!) but I still run out of containers. There are 7 of us in a very small 4 bedroom house so space is at a premium here. I want it more for things I dehydrate or things I use rarely that I can seal up and store and then leave the Tupperware for other uses.

DH on the other hand wants it purely so that is meat for jerky marinades faster and better  :-)) :-))
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Post by: maddy on August 24, 2011, 12:19:02 pm
"Love my way" dvd box set.

(http://www.jbhifionline.com.au/productimages/MEDIUM/R-108611-9.jpg)

I adore Aussie series, and I really enjoyed this one!.......not for the prudish though  :P
Claudia Karvan is brilliant!
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Post by: medusa on August 24, 2011, 12:41:43 pm
Loved loved loved "love my way" so awesome.
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Post by: Frozzie on August 24, 2011, 12:58:48 pm
ah have never heard of that series...im guessing its aired in oz only..will have to check it out!  For me its just been birthday bits and pieces for DSs party in a week and a half...other than that ive been very good oh and got some things for his bedroom..rocket wall stickers etc, some nail decor bits and pieces for me  :)
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 24, 2011, 01:24:53 pm
don't worry frozzie, I have never heard of it either, but will look into it tomoz
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Post by: judydawn on August 24, 2011, 01:49:06 pm
Had a more leisurely weekly shop today and that always means I find more things in Foodland to buy.  A few books to take to bed with me, the Slow cooker will end up with DD2 and I might get around to converting some WW recipes for those watching their diet on here.
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Post by: Amanda on August 24, 2011, 01:58:44 pm
Pricey dog purchases today.
Our wolfhound is going through beds at a rapid rate - 68kg of dog flopping on anything is going to test it - so have just bought her best dog bed and mattress I could find!
thanks God she is past the chewing stage! :o
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Post by: Frozzie on August 24, 2011, 06:37:36 pm
oh i hate the chewing stage...our second pup chews everything hanging around and my DD loves leaving her shoes outside....for the moment no new shoes thank goodness but I know its going to happen :(

and CP good to know but I did give up a while ago on series and even films as friends used to say you have to see this or that and I would go looking for it only to find its not available here or for films they wouldnt be out for quite a few months yet if at all...also they like to rename films even sometimes in english so its rarely the same name than it is in oz....we see alot of films on our trips to and from oz and the films are new releases so sometimes months later in France we go to see some new film only to find we already saw it under some other name lol...can be frustrating  :-))
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Post by: maddy on August 25, 2011, 12:52:03 am
ah have never heard of that series...im guessing its aired in oz only..will have to check it out! 

It first aired on Foxtel (pay t.v. here), then was replayed on free to air.  I guess it depends if it was sold overseas?.
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Post by: dede on August 25, 2011, 06:30:54 am
I just brought my self a Bosch compact saw and stand (Nothing to do with cooking I know) Although I could cut cakes with it lol.

Oh and I also brought a Pizza stone.
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Post by: judydawn on August 25, 2011, 06:38:25 am
 :D :D :D  I can just see you using that dede - tie those saggy boobs back first though  ;) ;)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: dede on August 25, 2011, 06:42:00 am
(http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-laughing014.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)
That made me laugh Judy, My DD calls me saggy boobs because of my facbook and Forum picture. Might have to wear a boob tube to keep them under control. I was more worried about my fingers.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Halex on August 25, 2011, 07:07:30 am
Oh my goodness Dede, i wouldnt know where to start, which end chops, cuts or watever or even how to turn it on!!

Go Girl with your new machine, treat it kindly it looks aggresive.

H :D ;D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: dede on August 25, 2011, 07:14:08 am
You know what they say about men and there sheds and tools, well in this family it women and my shed and tools. I just love going to the hardware. Cant wait till my new shed is finished. It will be a workshop with a womans touch (Clean and organized)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: fundj&e on August 25, 2011, 07:54:58 am
I bought a cookie press, can you use any cookie recipe?
ciao
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Frozzie on August 25, 2011, 08:39:51 am
lmao jd....you crack me up  :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Halex on August 25, 2011, 09:15:15 am
Just poped into Kitchen Warehouse, on the Le Creset website, there is. Special for19cms pie dishes $20 usually $40, so just bought one ;D ;D happy camper

H
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: jeninwa on August 26, 2011, 11:03:50 am
I have been on a shopping spree this week not cooking related more to relax in after a hard day in the kitchen lol
2 black leather couches one of the couches  has electric recliners, a 40" TV and a new entertainment unit for the TV.
Have to wait for the lounges to be made a couple of months, brought the TV home with me and the entertainment unit will be delivered on Monday.
Not sure how to post pictures from internet sites or if you can.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Katiej on August 26, 2011, 12:56:08 pm
Popped into Dymocks today for a gift voucher for my nephews birthday, couldn't resist a couple of books for myself!

Matthew Evans, The Real Food Companion - I've been resisting buying it, but today it was half price, yay!

Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 26, 2011, 01:26:32 pm
DH and me both needed a holiday so I booked 2 tix to Bali  ;D oh joy!
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Very Happy Jan on August 26, 2011, 01:30:55 pm
DH and me both needed a holiday so I booked 2 tix to Bali  ;D oh joy!

Top notch shopping CP63.  :D :D When are you going and where are you staying?

I have booked for Phuket in July next year. Such an long time away but guess it will roll around eventually.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Halex on August 26, 2011, 11:16:02 pm
Cp, you will have a lovely time.
Try and do a cooking class.

Yay we are of to Hawaii next school holidays.

H
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: johnro on August 26, 2011, 11:24:00 pm
Hawaii is a top destination - the 1st time we visited our three girls were quite young (lower primary school and they enjoyed visiting the historical sites as much as we did.  On 3rd visit last year DH and I did the island hopping staying at 2 of the islands with only a couple of days on Oahu).  Are you going in the upcoming Sept hols, Hally?  :D  :D
Cheers - Robyn
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Halex on August 26, 2011, 11:36:36 pm
Hi Robyn,

Yes next holidays which is october for us in perth. I am dreading the flights. Here to sydney, about 4 hours, then we have about 3 hours to hang around the airport, then approx 10 hours of flying.

We are all excited. Ds is 7 nearly 8, any ideas on trips and things to do. You can pm, please :)
Thanks
Hally
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Twitterpated on August 27, 2011, 12:07:08 am
Went to Phuket early this year VHJ. Went to a great cooking school and found the best elephant rides (there are plenty but most are just around local roads). Great shopping and atmosphere. Lots I would do again and some that have advised others not to bother with. Hope you have a great time.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: judydawn on August 27, 2011, 12:10:46 am
CP, that's really taking your strike to the limits - leaving the kids home to fend for themselves completely  ;)
You will have a great time, when are you going?
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 27, 2011, 02:40:50 am
A cooking class sounds great! I will look into doing that. Going 16-26 Sept  ;D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: judydawn on August 27, 2011, 03:35:32 am
Excellent, not long to wait.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Frozzie on August 27, 2011, 07:37:34 am
hally you wont need to worry about things for DS to do...we often do the 24 hr stint from paris to oz with our two and between the hostesses checking on them and giving them activity packs and snack packs and the movies, games etc on the individual screens its all good...they are pretty occupied...the rest of the time they sleep..this is on the international legs..domestic not at all the same!!

hawaii ive heard great things from everyone who has been there..;my parents have been a couple of times...thats our next big non oz trip...there is a fantastic cheap shopping center there too...i know a local navy guy who gave me some places to go when my parents went last time!

CP have a great time in Bali  :)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Halex on August 27, 2011, 09:14:57 am
Yes sounds good Frozzie, please pm me anyrhung good.

Thanks

Hally
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: cookie1 on August 27, 2011, 11:38:15 am
I hope you all have fun on your holidays. I can highly recommend them. :D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: fundj&e on August 27, 2011, 12:41:03 pm
A cooking class sounds great! I will look into doing that. Going 16-26 Sept  ;D
Creampuff I use Putu for accommodation and tours he also does cooking tours and cooking classes
This is his facebook page. Putu Ria Agus Wirawan (Bali Holiday Organizer)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Amanda on August 28, 2011, 04:57:08 am
I'm currently trying to resist buying this
http://www.petersofkensington.com.au/Product/ProductInfo.aspx?id=1644036
Not sure how long I'll last, though.  :-))
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: maddy on August 28, 2011, 05:09:37 am
I'm currently trying to resist buying this
http://www.petersofkensington.com.au/Product/ProductInfo.aspx?id=1644036
Not sure how long I'll last, though.  :-))

 :o that's $242.00 discount....nothing to resist I think Amanda   ;)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: dede on August 28, 2011, 05:12:08 am
I agree with Maddy, Go for it Amanda. (What a bargain)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: judydawn on August 28, 2011, 05:18:44 am
Have to agree, get it whilst it is at that price Amanda - go spoil yourself  :-*
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: jeninwa on August 28, 2011, 07:57:37 am
have to agree with the others buy it.
I could be tempted to buy on too. Except I have been on one big shopping spree lately.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Frozzie on August 28, 2011, 08:28:00 am
Yes sounds good Frozzie, please pm me anyrhung good.

Thanks

Hally

done hally  :)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: leesmac78 on August 28, 2011, 08:49:21 am
I ordered the EDC!!!  That would have to be the best possible purchase other than Thermie him/herself!

xxx

 ;D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: medusa on August 28, 2011, 10:26:00 am
Hally,

Just wondering if you could let me know how you are finding the royal doulton, Blue Maze set.  I have been tossing about buying the set for so long and have found them on special here

http://www.petersofkensington.com.au/Product/ProductInfo.aspx?id=1651107

Is this a good price do you think?

Now how to work out how to get them in the house without DH noticing lol.

Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: leesmac78 on August 28, 2011, 10:43:55 am
Peters of Kensington is a wonderful store.  They post everything via Australia Post and it always arrives promptly.  Even better, if you are ever in Sydney is to go and spend the entire day wandering the floors of this most amazing store.  I purchased my two Villeroy and Boch dinnerware sets there and found it to be even cheaper than buying it here in Germany where it is made!!!  I doubt whether you would find it cheaper anywhere else.

Good luck,

xxx

 ;D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Halex on August 28, 2011, 10:47:31 am
Medusa

The prcie is fantastic, davd jones sale $123, buy 2 sets, at that price.

Can you order on onlind and get delivery?

Used it today, the plates are great for liquid meals.

I am so loving mine :)

Hally
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: medusa on August 28, 2011, 10:56:19 am
Yes, the delivery was cheapish to perth, ok will have to order now lol.  Thanks for the validation guys.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: leesmac78 on August 28, 2011, 11:31:33 am
I often wonder how David Jones and Myer ever sell anything, when Peter's of Kensington can sell it delivered to your door for such incredible savings.  Often you can buy two of whatever you want for the price of one anywhere else.  Before Thermie, I was obsessed with Scanpan Fusion 5 pots and pans, which are quite expensive in David Jones, even during Clearance times.  I was able to get two 4 setting dinnersets delivered less than the price of one at Myer.  Amazing, and always well worth a look.  They have all kinds of other kitchen gadgetry too!

xxx

 ;D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Halex on August 28, 2011, 11:34:56 am
Soooo shopping at Peters of Kensington, where are they. Dont even know but love them already.

BTW my 2 Le Creuset pots are absolutely fabulous.

H
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Frozzie on August 28, 2011, 11:37:30 am
I often wonder how David Jones and Myer ever sell anything, when Peter's of Kensington can sell it delivered to your door for such incredible savings.  Often you can buy two of whatever you want for the price of one anywhere else.  Before Thermie, I was obsessed with Scanpan Fusion 5 pots and pans, which are quite expensive in David Jones, even during Clearance times.  I was able to get two 4 setting dinnersets delivered less than the price of one at Myer.  Amazing, and always well worth a look.  They have all kinds of other kitchen gadgetry too!

xxx

 ;D

lee my parents are always shopping at david jones and myer of late as they are having constant sales with heavy discounts...pretty much all year round...not the same as years ago  :)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 28, 2011, 11:58:23 am

Creampuff I use Putu for accommodation and tours he also does cooking tours and cooking classes
This is his facebook page. Putu Ria Agus Wirawan (Bali Holiday Organizer)


I haven't researched him, but thank you so much I think this is something I will do. I have also heard you saying about vanilla pods - can I get them through this same contact?
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: fundj&e on August 28, 2011, 12:21:37 pm
Creampuff i buy my vanilla pods at any supermarket  (fixed price)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 28, 2011, 12:25:48 pm
Creampuff i buy my vanilla pods at any supermarket  (fixed price)

In Bali?? yeah, that is not a stupid request? anything else that we can bring back into oz no worries?
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: fundj&e on August 28, 2011, 12:36:09 pm
I buy all of my herbs and spices in bali .must be commercial packed, and declared at customs
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: leesmac78 on August 28, 2011, 07:21:06 pm
Peter is in Kensington, not far from Sydney city. No train there but there are buses running past the door.  I think it is Anzac Hwy.  I used to live in Sydney and would often spend a Saturday wandering the many aisles.  I even took myself there for my 28th Birthday and spoiled myself by purchasing my own birthday gifts.  What a treat to me!!!! After all, if you cannot spoil yourself.....

xxx

 ;D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Katiej on August 29, 2011, 12:30:38 am
You always get just what you want when you buy your own birthday presents!

I love Peters of Kensington too and have lost count of the number of their boxes that have arrived for me in the post.  A lot of my Christmas shopping is done at PoK!  They post promptly and they pack anything breakable really well to ensure it arrives safely.

I dragged my partner to the store for an afternoon last year when we were in Sydney for holidays.  It is a beautiful store with so much to explore.  And a couple of months ago when my partner had been away for a week on his own, he arrived off the plane carrying a pink PofK shopping bag with a present for me...I was so excited :)  (Maybe just as excited to see the pink bag as I was to see him!)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: judydawn on August 29, 2011, 12:40:36 am
We won't tell him you said that Katie  ;)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Amanda on August 29, 2011, 12:51:50 am
P of K is one place I always pay a visit to when in Sydney, although I use the online shop a lot too.
I've bought all of my Le Crueset from them and ,even with the postage, it is cheaper than I can get it here.
I've ordered that lovely red wok, but have no idea where I am going to store it - the cupboards are overflowing!
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: judydawn on August 29, 2011, 12:55:02 am
Knew you would Amanda  :D :D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: medusa on August 31, 2011, 08:00:45 am
I brought one of these (http://www.bigw.com.au/media/BIGW/Product/300x300/7627392_0_9999_med_v1_m56577569830496732.jpg)
for $12.95 at matchbox.  Half Price.  I don't love red but for the price it had to do.

It is a thermos that can go in the microwave and keeps food hot (or cold) for hours.  It has a dividable bowl inside.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: judydawn on August 31, 2011, 08:03:19 am
Is it as big as it looks medusa, how many litres does it hold?
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: medusa on August 31, 2011, 08:09:02 am
Judy, it holds 710mls so it  isn't huge but big enough for a meal.  What I like is that I can put rice on one side and curry etc on the other without it mixing. I should have brought another one for the hubby.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: maddy on August 31, 2011, 08:28:27 am
Boring today  :-\ a 15,000 km car service, and some prawns.......but I did talk my Mum into spending some of her money....I'm very good at that  ;)
I convinced her to get a gorgeous casual jacket at Myers, and shuttlecock pandora charm (1/2 gold, 1/2 silver).
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: johnro on August 31, 2011, 01:53:46 pm
Have to agree with all comments re P of K only ever bought on line on many occasions.  However both KitchenwareDirect and Everten online are equally as great especially queries and customer service.  :)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Bedlam on September 01, 2011, 06:16:03 am
I also need to give a big thumbs up to Avancer, on line. I had a problem with a couple of my double walled glasses leaking. I queried it sent photos and before you knew it I had replacements in the mail. Nice to see service like that.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: maddy on September 01, 2011, 09:38:37 am
It's my girls 14th Birthday on Fathers Day.....and finally I got an answer on what presents she would like.
My girl is certainly not a typical teenager......her only requests were books and the new sims game  :o
She has no interest in clothes, jewellery, or anything girly at all!......(the complete opposite of me  :P)
......I really am lucky though, it makes life sooooo much easier  ;)

Her love of literature is quite unbelievable (and I am such a proud Mama, as she's writing her own novel......which I really hope will interest a publisher  8)).
Anyway, I picked up her wish list

(http://www.suzannecollinsbooks.com/images/Hg--jacket-330.jpg)

(http://www.suzannecollinsbooks.com/images/Catching_fire_c-330.jpg)

(http://www.suzannecollinsbooks.com/images/Mockingjaycover-330.jpg)

She already has read and downloaded them on her kindle, but loved them so much she wanted the paperback versions

and another extension to her favourite game

(http://www.geeksailor.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/The-Sims-Medieval-Pirates-and-Nobles-Mac-_-300x421.jpg)

......will give her some cash too I think......I have no idea what else she would like  ???
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Yvette on September 01, 2011, 10:28:03 am
Hope she enjoys her presents Maddy and how great she is writing a novel, hope it gets published :)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: judydawn on September 01, 2011, 10:38:45 am
Guess she doesn't like pink either maddy  ;)  You've done well there, kids are so hard to buy for these days.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: maddy on September 01, 2011, 10:45:23 am
Guess she doesn't like pink either maddy  ;)  

LOL......Absolutely despises pink!.....which unfortunately for her, she is surrounded  by it  :P
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: cookie1 on September 01, 2011, 11:32:47 am
She sounds lovely Maddy. Many years ago my DD would have requested the same. Now it is mainly books. She's outgrown the games. She even has her own book blog now and seems to get rather a lot of free and /or pre release books to read. this is combined with working full time and studying.

We are all very proud of oour DD's no matter what. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to yours Maddy.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: CreamPuff63 on September 01, 2011, 12:31:12 pm
I think she would probably like a pony  ;)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Amanda on September 01, 2011, 12:39:55 pm
 :D :D
And a puppy!

I think she would probably like a pony  ;)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Bonsai on September 01, 2011, 12:43:10 pm
Ordered Claudia Roden's "The Food of Spain" - I love Spanish food and Claudia writes such wonderful books - a lot of background info and history as well as recipes. Recipe measurements are not metric but not a big bother.

Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: maddy on September 01, 2011, 12:45:11 pm
LOL.....we already have 5 dogs, and a big fat NO to a pony/ = money pit!
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: CreamPuff63 on September 01, 2011, 03:33:34 pm
Not even a pretty PINK pony? (need fluttering eyelashes emoticon now...)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Amanda on September 02, 2011, 01:15:22 am
I'm off to buy myself a birthday pressie today.
The Husband did a major birthday fail this year by simply stopping by the Chanel counter on the way home the day before and buying me a bottle of No. 5.   I don't like No. 5.   >:(
I've mentioned this before, when he has done this, but have loyally worn it instead of the Chanel Coco which is my favourite and has been for 20 years - something he has obviously failed to notice.
This year I have decided NOT to wear a perfume I dislike for months on end until I use it all up and instead am taking it back.  :o
I already have 3/4 of a bottle of Coco, but I'm pretty sure I will be able to find something else at the Chanel counter to spend the not insubstantial amount of money on!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: maddy on September 02, 2011, 01:24:29 am
.......and that's why I buy my own presents too Amanda  :P
 Chanel Allure is lovely!.....have you sniffed that one?
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Amanda on September 02, 2011, 01:32:28 am
Thanks to spring, my sinuses are stuffed to the gunwales today, Maddy, so probably not the best day to select a new perfume.  :(
I intend getting me some other Coco products to "layer the scent" as those ladies say - and whatever else I damn well feel like!

.......and that's why I buy my own presents too Amanda  :P
 Chanel Allure is lovely!.....have you sniffed that one?
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Cuilidh on September 02, 2011, 01:57:26 am
As they say in America ... "you go girl!!!" - or at least I THINK they say it in America - according to a trashy novel I once read they certainly said it!!!!

Hope you had / have a great birthday.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: judydawn on September 02, 2011, 02:30:13 am
Men have no idea generally what us girls like so if you don't nip it in the bud now Amanda, you will probably get another bottle next year  :D :D  DH & I long gave up giving each other presents, firstly he can't get out to get me anything (did order flowers for me for a long time but then I tired of that) unless I take him and he is the hardest person in the world to buy for.  Nowadays, if we want something we just get it and don't bother with birthdays or Christmas either. We just go out for a meal on birthdays, anniversaries or whenever we feel like it.

I have just ordered a replacement security system - ours was 19 years old and gave up the ghost last week.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: CreamPuff63 on September 02, 2011, 02:50:57 am
I don't like No. 5.   >:(

My favourite perfume is the Allure, then the Madamoiselle (in white box). I hate No. 5 as well and have feigned delight in receiving a big bottle for Christmas. So well acted in fact that I received another bottle for my birthday 6 months later... :'(
Mecca have this gorgeous perfume that I have my eye on that reacts with the chemicals in your body so on each person it smells different. I go wild in that shop  :-))
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: obbie on September 02, 2011, 03:47:57 am
Amanda, grab some body cream, body lotion, sometimes they have soaps too, so you can layer the scent on.
I love Coco too.

Robyn
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Bedlam on September 02, 2011, 04:05:33 am
Happy birthday Amanda, we all understand your frustration. I always try and appreciate a gift but it doesn't help if it is then repeated. My husbands always laughs about the year he "tried" to buy clothes for me, I can't even buy clothes for me! Needless to say they all went back...funny he hasn't tried that again.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Very Happy Jan on September 02, 2011, 05:07:37 am
Happy Birthday Amanda.

Maddy- The Hunger Games series are great books for teenagers - DS1 loved them.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Amanda on September 02, 2011, 06:12:06 am
I now have the complete ensemble of Coco products - soap, body creme and the shower gel which isn't actually released until Sunday.  You'll be able to smell me coming for blocks!  :D :D :D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Frozzie on September 02, 2011, 07:13:54 am
hope you had a nice day anyway way (belated happy bday) even though your sinuses are blocked and hubby bought you something you hate lol.. you got what you wanted in the end though so all is well that ends well!!

i have alot of different perfumes but at the moment my fav is Beauty by calvin klein..ive even had people come up to me in the shops and ask me what it is lol!  Last time i bought some face products at the perfumery, one of the samples was a PRADA perfume ad it was qutie nice too...also have bright cristal by versace, parisienne by YSL and and and lol can you tell i like to change it up!

I find most perfumes smell different on everyone...i have girlfriends that can love one of my perfumes, try it on themselves and the reaction with their skin isnt the same !

preparing for DS party tomorrow...so lots and lots of bday stuff bought from giveaway pressies to some games, frames and glue and serviettes to make spiderman frames, face paint, cardboard and pens to make a glitzy spider web for pin spidey on his web lol and so much more..oh and received my Miette book plus two other cupcake decorating books..so much to do, cooking, decorating etc ready for big day tomorrow and need to run out to go check to see if the lists are up for the new classes at the kids schools...run run run !! lol
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: andiesenji on September 02, 2011, 07:27:25 am
My all-time favorite perfume/cologne is  Ambush.  I've loved it since I was in my 20s.   I've always liked spicy, woody scents and my second choice for years was K L but it is no longer available in the form I like it (solid).  I still have some Emeraude given to me years ago and it is also one of the woodsy, oriental type scents.  
I've never really cared much for the high end perfumes and most that were given as gifts were passed on to family and friends who liked them.
The only expensive one I have now is Elixir Des Merveiles Perfume by Hermes, because it has that spicy, oriental scent I prefer.  It too was a gift from a friend who gives extravagant gifts in return for negligible favors.  Always makes me feel guilty for just giving some of my homemade goodies.  
Most of my friends have stopped giving me scents because I think they have gotten the message that I rarely wear them.  
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Cornish Cream on September 02, 2011, 08:25:37 am
After my near disaster this week cooking, I have ordered this so I can't forget what's in the oven :-))
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Polder-898-90-Clock-Timer-Stopwatch/dp/B00004S4U7/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1314948128&sr=8-3
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: achookwoman on September 02, 2011, 08:27:31 am
Happy Birthday to all.  
Maddy what a wonderful daughter.  Enjoy every minute of her.

My favorite perfume , at the moment, is almost anything from Jo Malone.  Although I did visit Penheligon while in London and bought some perfume.  Yes , I do like No 5,  and have worn it for years,  Must be the age ;D ;D ;D

Utmost luxury is soap by Jo Malone.

Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: CreamPuff63 on September 02, 2011, 09:06:49 am
Thats a great purchase, I've wanted that timer too CC but for some silly reason they won't ship to Aus  >:(
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: kezza on September 02, 2011, 11:38:07 am
I have three perfumes I like at the moment - Alberta Feretti, Prada and Dolce and Gabbana 'The One'.  I used to use Chanel No. 19 because I found No. 5 too strong for me, but have moved on to my other favourites now.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Frozzie on September 02, 2011, 12:00:13 pm
DH has dolce et gabana pour homme ( for men)...oh my goodness i love that smell on him....there are just some perfumes that smell divine on men!  :-))
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Bedlam on September 02, 2011, 03:07:06 pm
I love a man to smell lovely, my DH hates perfume....shame!
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: andiesenji on September 02, 2011, 07:51:32 pm
Thats a great purchase, I've wanted that timer too CC but for some silly reason they won't ship to Aus  >:(


Try this link for Amazon US (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004S4U7?ie=UTF8&tag=gourmetorg00-20&linkCode=AS2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00004S4U7)

I know they were shipping these to Australia two months ago because someone on another forum bought several for gifts. 

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Post by: maddy on September 03, 2011, 12:42:31 pm
Stainless steel gelato/sorbet cup & spoons

(http://www.petersofkensington.com.au/Modules/ShowImage2.aspx?classid=43&objectid=1667466&name=LargeImage&variant=0)

and an Alessi Pino Funnel

(http://www.petersofkensington.com.au/Modules/ShowImage2.aspx?classid=43&objectid=1598455&name=LargeImage&variant=0)

.......I really should un-subscribe from the P.O.K emails  :P
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Post by: judydawn on September 03, 2011, 01:26:57 pm
Love the funnel maddy, it makes you smile just looking at it.
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Post by: Meagan on September 03, 2011, 04:16:36 pm
Maddy were the gelato cups from pok?
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Post by: maddy on September 03, 2011, 11:40:20 pm
Maddy were the gelato cups from pok?

Yes it was Meagan, here's (http://www.petersofkensington.com.au/Product/ProductInfo.aspx?id=1667466) the link.  $24.00 for the set.
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Post by: johnro on September 04, 2011, 12:27:26 am
Bad, bad Maddy  ;D  ;D  - what is the use in unsubscribing from sites when a particular forum member reminds us what we are missing!!!!!!! (http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/userpics/11810/thumb_smileyvault-cute-big-smiley-animated-021.gif) (http://www.smileyvault.com/)
BTW - I was not able to press the unsubscribe on the POK email - it will be great visiting the store in a few weeks while with DD in Sydney!!!!!!!
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Post by: maddy on September 04, 2011, 01:42:29 pm
Bad, bad Maddy  ;D  ;D  - what is the use in unsubscribing from sites when a particular forum member reminds us what we are missing!!!!!!! (http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/userpics/11810/thumb_smileyvault-cute-big-smiley-animated-021.gif) (http://www.smileyvault.com/)

(http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-devil10.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php) BA-HAHAHAHA  (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-devil10.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)


After stuffing our faces with chocolate, my girl and I thought shopping would be the perfect finish to the day  8)

Bought a couple of shirts for hubby at R.M. Williams
Sunny's for me
couple books for DD
and

(http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.4986.jpg)

excuse my underwear.....I will cover up next time  :P


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Post by: Cuilidh on September 04, 2011, 09:51:39 pm
WOW, Maddy - how do you keep so slim with all those cup cakes around you!!!  Gorgeous photo, by the way, very evocative.
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Post by: Frozzie on September 05, 2011, 09:38:17 am
how do you know she is slim  :D :D :D :D
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Post by: Cuilidh on September 05, 2011, 09:51:47 am
I nearly said something about "photoshopping pictures" but decided I would stick with slim and keep my fingers crossed (sorry if it was confusing, my comment was a bit 'tongue in cheek' and referring to the image in Maddy's post)!
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Post by: leesmac78 on September 06, 2011, 05:19:21 am
Evidently, my TMX was my Father's Day present (from Teeny and Josie, the Pomeranians, DS and DD).  Interestingly, Ed got a gigantic new television on Saturday afternoon as HIS Father's Day present.  Since I like to watch a little television, I can hardly stop him from TMXing now, can I??

xxx

 ;D
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Post by: dede on September 06, 2011, 07:14:10 am
Brought myself a large solid old school art table from the secondhand shop to use as a work bench for my framing workshop.
  After a few hours pulling out staples, scrapping off paint, sanding, attaching castors (For extra hight and ease of movement) and staining I now have a very sturdy large table that looks to good to use as a work bench.  ;D
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on September 08, 2011, 01:33:10 am
well I'm a bit slow off the mark, but I bought a pizza maker yesterday from Matchbox. It was the black Multi-function one (normally $180) but down to $140. C*les has some nice wine and drinking glasses out for $15 for a set of 4 so I bought some tumblers, red wine, and champagne flutes, and a set of steak knives for $6 - bargain!

I'm thinking about the food vac and have been looking into the Sunbeam Foodsaver, and waiting to hear more feedback from those who bought the other brand. The drawback about the Sunbeam is the cost of the bags. Then I have to think about whether I am REALLY going to use this often (you girls are a very bad influence)
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Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on September 08, 2011, 04:54:58 am
Does anyone know of any good/reasonable sites for table linen?  I have been looking for a nice new tablecloth and can't find any decent sites.
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Post by: obbie on September 08, 2011, 05:18:37 am
 :)My husband just bought us a new TV for the deck. It has a wall mount bracket.

Robyn
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Post by: judydawn on September 08, 2011, 07:00:54 am
Does anyone know of any good/reasonable sites for table linen?  I have been looking for a nice new tablecloth and can't find any decent sites.

Anything here (http://shop.thehousequeen.com.au/store/living/tablecloths-table-linens/) that takes your fancy Chelsea?
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Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on September 08, 2011, 07:22:31 am
JD you are just amazing.  You have even managed to find lovely tablecloths for me (and organic ones ;)).  :-* :-*
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Post by: judydawn on September 08, 2011, 07:35:09 am
Ooh, so glad you were pleased with it Chelsea.  Hard to know what someone else likes but it wouldn't be hard for me to pick some from that site myself.
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Post by: Amanda on September 08, 2011, 09:57:40 am
A very nice handbag accidentally fell into my credit card today - just need to work out how to show you all! ;D
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Post by: Frozzie on September 08, 2011, 02:24:07 pm
 :D :D :D :D Amanda you crack me up!
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Post by: leesmac78 on September 08, 2011, 07:52:36 pm
I'm off to the UK tomorrow.  I'm sure something will accidentally fall onto my credit card too.  My EDC is waiting for me at my friend's house, so the conference shopping has already begun!

xxx

 ;D
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on September 09, 2011, 04:05:57 pm
A very nice handbag accidentally fell into my credit card today

too funnee. just love how you have an open credit card for thingees to fall into some catchment plan (its a winner obviously). some members always seem to"win competitions"... one time I won a second chance draw in Kellogs Cornflakes the  for a trip to Thailand (eons ago) but even my little DS18mo at the time remembers it with clarity.  It was wonderful.
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Post by: Halex on September 10, 2011, 12:25:47 am
Finally, my 2 books arrived from amazon. I ordered then when i was in Bali

500 pizzasa & flatbreads, nice with lots of pictures ;D

A book called Cakes, not mayny photos :(

Hally
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Post by: Amanda on September 10, 2011, 03:33:26 am
Ooh, excitement!  ;D ;D
My new Kindle arrived yesterday - still in the box waiting for me to have some peace and quiet this afternoon for a play with it.
I gave my much loved old one to my mother so that she could see if she  would be able to wrap her hear around the technology and haven't seen it since! 
I wasn't too disappointed though as it was the perfect excuse to get the later model.  ;)
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Post by: judydawn on September 10, 2011, 05:09:04 am
Mum is probably still trying to wrap her head around it Amanda if she is anything like mine  ;D ;D  It sounds like a win win situation though, you got what you wanted in the end  ;)
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Post by: Amanda on September 10, 2011, 05:11:35 am
We had a few hiccoughs, Judy, and a couple of confused phone calls, but she has read 2 books on it now and seems to be getting the hang of it.  It will be great for her as she loves to read and finds books eat into her budget too much.
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Post by: faffa_70 on September 10, 2011, 11:21:56 am
I have had my kindle for 2 weeks now and I just LOOOOOVVVVVVEEEEE it :) Books eat into our budget in a huge way as all 7 of us are very big bookworms... and for the most part, very different in what we read  :-)) :-)) I will be purchasing one for everyone eventually. I was the willing guinea pig  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Amanda on September 10, 2011, 11:41:40 am
You'll be amazed at how much money you'll save - on recreational reading anyway, Kathryn.  I bought mine when they first became available here in Oz, using the cost savings on books as an excuse.  I find that it has freed up funds to buy more cookbooks, so The Husband is still unconvinced about its economical efficacy. ;)
You may well find that you actually read more, too - I average a book per week usually, but find I am reading slightly more as the Kindle is so convenient to carry and I don't need to worry about bookmarks or heavy hardbacks fitting into my bag.
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Post by: johnro on September 10, 2011, 12:45:07 pm
I love my kindle - a chrissie pres from DH last Xmas.  I carry it everywhere and now have the portable light which attaches to the corner. Looking forward to hearing your review re the usefulness of this little gem Amanda!!!  :)  :)
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Post by: medusa on September 10, 2011, 01:10:30 pm
how much on average is a book for a kindle?  Just interested in the difference.  I am not sure if I would like one as I love nothign more then going to bed with a good book, just can't imagine it would be the same with a kindle.
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Post by: andiesenji on September 10, 2011, 05:22:32 pm
If you like old classics, literature and mysteries, you can get many free books and book collections.

Many new authors are offering books for 99 ¢ here in the U.S. and on up from there.  The new releases of established authors are not much less than the hardback price but when the paperback is released, the Kindle price drops too.

You can also get books via Internet Archive and others -  and once you have your Kindle account, you can download the software for reading Kindle books on your computer via "Kindle for Mac" and "Kindle for PC"   - I download cookbooks to my MacBook as recipes are easier to read on the large screen.  And now there are a lot of cookbooks available for Kindle. 

If you go to this page (http://www.amazon.com/b/ref=amb_link_355831402_8?ie=UTF8&node=2245146011&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=left-1&pf_rd_r=1D6RRT0S7GXSZVFN72TF&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1315815282&pf_rd_i=1286228011) it will give you an idea of what is available free.

If you are a fan of Georgette Heyer  Regency stories, most are listed at
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Post by: Cuilidh on September 10, 2011, 10:12:17 pm
I've had my kindle since Xmas and it goes everywhere with me - I love the convenience.  Early this year we did a lot of overseas travel and having the kindle on board the plane with me instead of a dozen books was great - none of the weight or bulk of the hard copy books.  My one guilty regret of the kindle is the closure of book shops - I find that sad as I still really love to browse 'the real thing'. 

Kindle book prices vary, but as Andie said, there are a lot of free or very cheap books available - mostly the great classics are very cheap (I believe because copyright has run out on them).
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Post by: andiesenji on September 10, 2011, 10:50:08 pm
Also, some authors are writing purely for the e-book market.  I came across a discussion some weeks ago in which several authors who despaired of ever getting a book published, found they could launch an e-book and get some notice. 
I'll see if I can find the link and post it.  It was very interesting.

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Post by: achookwoman on September 11, 2011, 02:05:04 am
Not as exciting as what others ore buying but might be interesting to some.  Malted wheat grain and wheat malt from the Brewing shop. Dulse flakes from Health food shop in Kyneton and the Bread book was bought in America by a person I met on the Tour of Scandinavia  and posted to me.  Nice thought and has some interesting recipes.
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Post by: Amanda on September 11, 2011, 02:29:36 am
Medusa - depends where you are.  Here in Oz we pay more for books than in the US. I find the new releases that I get vary from $9 to $12 ish, which is still loads less than a paperback here.
Australian authors on Kindle were thin on the ground a couple of years ago , but I'm finding that they are now getting on to the ebook list very quickly - especially the well known ones.
I was concerned about the reading experience on these devices initially, but often found that when I went to turn the page my hand wandered up to the top right hand corner of the Kindle.  That suggested to me that my brain was still experiencing it as a book.  Even now, after using it for some years, I still find my hand doing that instead of clicking on the button!
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Post by: judydawn on September 11, 2011, 02:38:43 am
The first 2 items obviously for your bread making Chookie.  Would love to see your collection of recipe books from all around the world  :D
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Post by: Halex on September 11, 2011, 02:40:21 am
Chookie, looking forward to hearing how some of the bread turns out from your new book. What a lovely gift.

H :)
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Post by: johnro on September 11, 2011, 03:21:46 am
Amanda is the newer model much different to your original kindle.  I know the model which I have had since last Dec is a little different to that of a friend who had purchased 12mths previously.  :)
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Post by: Amanda on September 11, 2011, 04:36:01 am
Smaller, thinner and allegedly faster, although I haven't read anything on it yet.
In the interests of marital harmony, I have bought the cover with a light in it and can't wait to try that out.
I loved my last Kindle to bits - I'm sure this one will make me just as happy.

Amanda is the newer model much different to your original kindle.  I know the model which I have had since last Dec is a little different to that of a friend who had purchased 12mths previously.  :)
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Post by: jeninwa on September 11, 2011, 12:55:26 pm

I'm thinking about the food vac and have been looking into the Sunbeam Foodsaver, and waiting to hear more feedback from those who bought the other brand. The drawback about the Sunbeam is the cost of the bags. Then I have to think about whether I am REALLY going to use this often (you girls are a very bad influence)

I had the Sunbeam one it was a lot harder to use than the one I just bought from ebay. Quite often it would take 3 -4 goes for it to vacuum seal. In the end it got put in the cupboard, the new one cant remember its name lives on the bench, and the family make fun of me vacuum sealing everything. We arnt wasting left over food, the avocado half was as fresh as if I had  just cut it open.
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Post by: Frozzie on September 12, 2011, 10:14:13 pm
a new cover for my iphone (had a bit of a disaster with the old one lol) and some supplies from the organic shop including a few packets of sprouting barley to try out making my own malt powder and or extract....and another french thermomix book...top chrono and a girlfriend is getting France Gourmand so i can check it out  :)
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on September 13, 2011, 04:41:33 am
jeninwa what about the cost of the bags, and the ease of purchasing?
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Post by: faffa_70 on September 13, 2011, 06:57:12 am
Just bought a new dishwasher - sick of the other one not washing and I DON"T do dishes except my TMX bowls  ;D ;D Even dishes from my demo's come home and go in the dishwasher  :P
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Post by: obbie on September 13, 2011, 07:12:41 am
Kathryn, sounds like me. i don't do dishes either.

When my dishwasher broke down, i just rang up and ordered a new one.


At least I use it twice a day.
Robyn
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Post by: faffa_70 on September 13, 2011, 07:19:13 am
Dear right Robyn - mine gets used at least twice a day too. DH was astounded as I told him I was going to buy one and send him a pic 20 min later of it in my car in the driveway  ;D ;D
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Post by: judydawn on September 13, 2011, 07:21:18 am
Glad you thought about it for a while Kathryn  :D :D :D 
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Post by: fundj&e on September 13, 2011, 07:38:11 am
I hate my new dishwasher (2years old) the double drawer ones. Its broken down 4 times already.  >:(
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Post by: judydawn on September 13, 2011, 07:48:50 am
Mine's 8 years old fundj, only had them out a few times but I think it is nearing the end of it's life and I don't like the chap who comes to fix it so will buy a different brand next time on the strength of that. Even DH thought he was ignorant.

Having to replace the security system tomorrow - our old one carked it a few weeks ago.

Won't mention the problems with the oven at the moment  :'( :'( >:( >:(
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Post by: fundj&e on September 13, 2011, 07:57:03 am
I still have 3 years warranty on it.  If it dies again, that’s it, to the tip it goes
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Post by: dede on September 13, 2011, 08:01:05 am
Brought myself an electric frying pan today as the only time we use the stove top these days is with the frying pan which needed replacing. So I have sat the frying pan on a choppig block that is sitting on top of my stove top.
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Post by: faffa_70 on September 13, 2011, 08:47:09 am
Glad you thought about it for a while Kathryn  :D :D :D 

Just quietly I have been doing my homework for the last couple of days - just needed the tip over the edge thing to convince DH that it did need to be replaced  ;D
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Post by: faffa_70 on September 13, 2011, 09:40:33 am
Dishwasher now installed and halfway through it's first load. Got to love it when two of the older DS's come home from work early  ;D ;D
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Post by: dede on September 13, 2011, 12:25:44 pm
When we were looking for a house to buy 6 years ago we said we have to buy one with a dishwasher or at least somewhere to put one. We found our house which had a dishwasher ( very old but worked) so we were sold straight away. We replaced the old dishwasher 3 years ago. Mine only runs once a day and I hand wash the rest. Love my dishwasher.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Amanda on September 13, 2011, 01:05:46 pm
My shopping is about to be curtailed as I funnel funds directly to my dentist.
I'm quite depressed. :'( :'(
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Post by: Frozzie on September 13, 2011, 01:11:07 pm
 :( :( oh amanda...do not like the sound of that!
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Post by: Cuilidh on September 13, 2011, 09:07:29 pm
I've been saving for my next dentist's visit for approx. six months and I still have more to go - replacement bridge required c. $6,000!  If this new one lasts as long as the original it won't be so bad (divide $6,000 by 20 years = approx. $5.00 per week!)  It doesn't hurt so much when you look at it that way.  However, I really would prefer to spend the money elsewhere - new hot water tank element ... solar panels ... refurbish the bathroom ............
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Post by: obbie on September 13, 2011, 09:36:38 pm
 :) Hubby  bought some new wine glasses for work.

He wants to celebrate the new shop.

I'll go buy the wine today.
Robyn
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Post by: passionflower on September 13, 2011, 09:38:02 pm
I recently bought another super good spatula for my thermie http://www.lakeland.co.uk/5628/Spoon-Spatula-as-used-by-Delia (http://www.lakeland.co.uk/5628/Spoon-Spatula-as-used-by-Delia)and a fabby brush set for cleaning my blades out after dough projects. http://www.lakeland.co.uk/21626/Lakeland-Home-Spout-Brushes (http://www.lakeland.co.uk/21626/Lakeland-Home-Spout-Brushes)
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Post by: fundj&e on September 13, 2011, 10:13:46 pm
I know the feeling Cuilidh, i am up for $30.000 this year and $15.000 next year.  Not happy Jan   :( :(

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Post by: katesjoy on September 14, 2011, 12:54:34 am
Dentist bills lead me to a second credit card last year  :(

Just got these in the mail today (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41e2cTe8nfL._AA115_.jpg)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41YvpSHgoBL._AA115_.jpg)
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Post by: Halex on September 14, 2011, 12:55:54 am
Dentist bills cause psin all over, physical and financial, but if we are going to cook we need our teeth!Lol
H :)
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Post by: fundj&e on September 14, 2011, 01:04:35 am
so true hally  :D
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Post by: Amanda on September 14, 2011, 04:47:27 am
Although the bills are going to be high, I am far more depressed about the actual procedures.  I'm a dreadful baby when it comes to dental work.  I had slowly improved over the years, but I'm up for some major stuff now (currently have an infection in the jaw bone under a crown & need implants) and I feel sick just thinking about it.
I just thank the heavens for drugs.  They're going to have to use all they've got on me. :o :o
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Post by: fundj&e on September 14, 2011, 04:53:22 am
Went for just  a clean last week, had numbing gel, a puffer thing and about 4 needles  :D
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Post by: Meagan on September 14, 2011, 06:07:14 am
Although the bills are going to be high, I am far more depressed about the actual procedures.  I'm a dreadful baby when it comes to dental work.  I had slowly improved over the years, but I'm up for some major stuff now (currently have an infection in the jaw bone under a crown & need implants) and I feel sick just thinking about it.
I just thank the heavens for drugs.  They're going to have to use all they've got on me. :o :o

Amanda has your jaw bone broken down? My uncle had that and was looking at using rib or another bone as a transplant. When they went in the mouth they decided he didn't need it and some of the bone has regenerated. I hope your recovery is swift. At least you have a Tm for purees etc after the procedure!
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Post by: Cuilidh on September 14, 2011, 06:13:23 am
Amanda - GET TO THE DENTIST to sort this out as soon as possible!!!  I will not relate all I know about infections spreading through your body from tooth / teeth problems - suffice to say my BIL was in hospital for the best part of two months last year and had to have major heart surgery resulting from the extraction of one tooth. 

Don't fool around with mouth infections.  Get is sorted NOW
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Post by: dede on September 14, 2011, 06:15:29 am
Oh Amanda that sounds horrible. You poor thing. I hope they give you lots of drugs. I need to go to the dentist as I have a filling that fell out and needs re doing but I keep putting it off. And that is only a minor problem. Why didn't god give us stainless steel teeth?
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Post by: Amanda on September 14, 2011, 06:25:01 am
I'm going to the dentist - I've been twice in the last week, had about 20 xrays, a whole lot of impressions and am off to the endodontist on Friday.  I don't even want to think about what he will do.
Not sure what is going on in the jaw, there is a dodgy patch under the crown and am taking antibiotics.
To be fair - I have to have 2 crowns replaced, both of them are 20 years old, so I guess they are due.  I would just prefer it if all dental work came with a lifetime guarantee.
Still, if I want to eat for rest of my life, I need to get this sorted.
Fortunately, I can always suck chocolate! ;) ;)
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Post by: Halex on September 14, 2011, 06:28:29 am
Oh Amanda, you poor love :-[

I feel your psin, i avoid the dentist like anything.

A root canal put me in a frenzy, yes drugs is the only answer

H
Big hugs
Hally
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Post by: Frozzie on September 14, 2011, 06:34:42 am
oh amanda....will be thinking of you (i hate thinking about hte dentist and my teeth are fine)..eekkk good luck xo
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Post by: judydawn on September 14, 2011, 07:44:58 am
Sorry to hear your problems Amanda, hopefully things will be sorted as soon as possible as your hectic life is going to be curtailed if things get worse.   :-* :-*
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on September 14, 2011, 11:22:09 am
Thats a great purchase, I've wanted that timer too CC but for some silly reason they won't ship to Aus  >:(


Try this link for Amazon US (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004S4U7?ie=UTF8&tag=gourmetorg00-20&linkCode=AS2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00004S4U7)

I know they were shipping these to Australia two months ago because someone on another forum bought several for gifts. 



Thanks Andie for this, I now have a couple of timers winging their way to me and a pair of gold hoop earrings so they don't get too lonely on their voyage. As I am meant to be working, I quite often get caught on the phone or computer when I have stuck something in the oven only to remember when it has gone overtime.
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Post by: maddy on September 14, 2011, 11:25:58 am
Goodluck Amanda.....you will be fine!  I actually find the dentist relaxing.....weird right?  LOL.
It's totally mind over matter....just let your mind wander away.


Well today I bought a soda stream, on a complete whim (like most my purchases!)
I was thinking how cool would it be to have peach  iced tea slushies, or a vodka & lemon lime drink in a summers evening......and before you know it, I bought a soda steam with lots of syrups  :P
NOTE TO AMANDA:......think of the alcoholic drinks I could make with my soda stream, whilst in the dentist chair  ;)

(http://www.sodastream.com.au/auretail/images/catalog/Drinksmakers/1017112441big.jpg)

.....they've certainly changed in appearance since the 70's!
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Post by: dede on September 14, 2011, 11:30:59 am
Good buy Maddy, I purchase a Soda stream several years ago. We don't use it much in the cooler months but its great in summer. We love the lemon squash and cream soda. Yours is a lot different to mine. My mum had one when we were young too which made the individually serve bottles and we used it often then.
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Post by: Frozzie on September 14, 2011, 11:37:24 am
i still have the old style soda stream somewhere with the glass coke like bottles lol...yes come a long way!!  I have nearly bought one once or twice but its usually the flavourings that put me off although is good just for the soda water plus you could always just add your own flavours lol
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Post by: jeninwa on September 14, 2011, 02:18:33 pm
jeninwa what about the cost of the bags, and the ease of purchasing?

You can use any bags in any vac sealer, when I run out I can either buy local or online which ever is cheaper.
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Post by: Halex on September 14, 2011, 02:21:39 pm
I bought a soda stream years ago and its used all through summer. We love it, soda water daily plus others

H
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Post by: jeninwa on September 14, 2011, 02:35:17 pm
i still have the old style soda stream somewhere with the glass coke like bottles lol...yes come a long way!!  I have nearly bought one once or twice but its usually the flavourings that put me off although is good just for the soda water plus you could always just add your own flavours lol

I have one of the older style in the back of the cupboard too, it must be 20+ years old, think there is only one or 2 of the glass bottles left, ewe bought a new one a couple of years ago and use it lots in summer, I was only thinking today,that I should get a replacement gas bottle for it ready for the warm weather.
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Post by: Frozzie on September 14, 2011, 05:15:51 pm
yeah mine was mums and i 'stole' it years ago when i left home lol  :)  ;)
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Post by: johnro on September 14, 2011, 10:30:10 pm
I am not looking - not looking - well just a peek with a little question Maddi did you buy it on line?  The soda stream brings back late 70's memories!!!!!!!
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Post by: JulieO on September 15, 2011, 12:03:51 am
Johnro I've seen them in Woolies, they come on special every now and again too.

We had one in the 80's too (with the glass individual bottles).  DH and I rarely drink soft drink these days, so thankfully this isn't something I'm tempted to buy.  :)
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Post by: johnro on September 15, 2011, 01:46:46 am
Thanks Julie  :)  :) it is not the soft drink but I use soda water a lot combining with juices and those other type of bevs  :D  :D
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Post by: Halex on September 15, 2011, 02:05:41 am
In the summer we get through heaps of soda water, that was why I purchased it.

H :)
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Post by: maddy on September 15, 2011, 09:55:51 am
Yep, bought it online Robyn.....because I haven't seen this model in the stores.
Apparently they are making a huge come back  8) like everything I guess.  I have noticed recently prominent displays in stores.

models available:  here (http://www.sodastream.com.au/auretail/Drinks-Makers.aspx)

DD really wanted the "penguin"

(http://www.sodastream.com.au/auretail/images/catalog/Drinksmakers/1016112610.jpg)

.....but it was too expensive!
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Post by: Cornish Cream on September 16, 2011, 06:56:12 pm
See what I made in my new Williams Sonoma Bundt Cake Pan ;D
http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/heritage-bundt-cake-pan/?pkey=ccake-pans
(http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad348/Cornish_cream/856c59b0.png)
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Post by: andiesenji on September 16, 2011, 07:22:44 pm
That is beautiful, CC.
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Post by: Cornish Cream on September 16, 2011, 07:32:48 pm
That is beautiful, CC.
Thanks Andie.
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Post by: JulieO on September 16, 2011, 09:24:52 pm
Wow, looks fantastic CC.  :D
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Post by: faffa_70 on September 16, 2011, 11:42:39 pm
Stunning CC. I love those tins, but I think I need to resort the storage in my kitchen before I look at more tins. If DH has to keep pulling stuff out of the oven to use it I might get banned from shopping in my favourite kitchen store  :o :o :o
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Post by: judydawn on September 17, 2011, 12:11:22 am
That's so impressive CC.
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Post by: Decadent Dot on September 17, 2011, 05:57:40 am
I must admit that I love my Nordic Bundt® pan. It is the quartet one that does 4 mini sized (four/5 portion cake one. It is so ideal for someone visiting because you can have a new one to bring out every time so there is always the wow factor. I did measure my oven for this pan but I forgot about my fridge. I have to tell you that if I were to use it for some kind of jelly, it is too big for my fridge. I am a bit sad about that.
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Post by: Frozzie on September 17, 2011, 07:44:59 am
Yep, bought it online Robyn.....because I haven't seen this model in the stores.
Apparently they are making a huge come back  8) like everything I guess.  I have noticed recently prominent displays in stores.

models available:  here (http://www.sodastream.com.au/auretail/Drinks-Makers.aspx)

DD really wanted the "penguin"

(http://www.sodastream.com.au/auretail/images/catalog/Drinksmakers/1016112610.jpg)

.....but it was too expensive!

it is cute but yes very overpriced just because its a penguin????? some nice models online though comapred to usually the one in the stores!
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Post by: Decadent Dot on September 17, 2011, 08:00:34 am
Just one word, Exquisite!!! CC
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Post by: Frozzie on September 17, 2011, 09:39:17 am
oh and lovely looking cake CC..it came out so perfectly moulded?? bravo!
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Post by: maddy on September 17, 2011, 09:44:53 am
Just lovely CC!
I had a bundt rose tin somewhere  ??? from memory, I had lots of trouble cleaning cake from the crevices....did you have that problem?

Yep, bought it online Robyn.....because I haven't seen this model in the stores.
Apparently they are making a huge come back  8) like everything I guess.  I have noticed recently prominent displays in stores.

models available:  here (http://www.sodastream.com.au/auretail/Drinks-Makers.aspx)

DD really wanted the "penguin"


(http://www.sodastream.com.au/auretail/images/catalog/Drinksmakers/1016112610.jpg)
.....but it was too expensive!

it is cute but yes very overpriced just because its a penguin????? some nice models online though comapred to usually the one in the stores!


Tis very cute....I think it was more expensive because this model had more stainless (instead of plastic), fits the glass carafes, and is bigger.  Online always has more choice  ;)




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Post by: JulieO on September 17, 2011, 10:56:32 am
Maddy, yours looks much better than the normal one I've seen in Woolies.  I like the glass carafes too.  ;D
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Post by: Wonder on September 17, 2011, 11:02:26 am
Maddy the soda stream looks good. This is probably a stupid question but for those who use the soda stream for soda water is it just plain tap water carbonated with the soda stream?
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Post by: Cornish Cream on September 17, 2011, 11:17:06 am
Thanks for the lovely comments on the cake everyone,I was very pleased with the result.DH and DS are enjoying it very much.

Just lovely CC!
I had a bundt rose tin somewhere  ??? from memory, I had lots of trouble cleaning cake from the crevices....did you have that problem?

Maddy I brushed the cake tin with this stuff and the cake popped out and I just washed the cake tin in hot soapy water.
http://www.lakeland.co.uk/4198/Cake-Release
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Post by: dede on September 17, 2011, 11:47:44 am
Wow CC that looks absolutely perfect. Well done, I have a similar tin that I have only used once and everything stuck and fell apart and I haven't used it since.
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Post by: dede on September 17, 2011, 01:24:52 pm
I think I need to get me some of that stuff CC, Wonder if something similar is available in Aus?
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Post by: Cornish Cream on September 17, 2011, 01:50:39 pm
I think I need to get me some of that stuff CC, Wonder if something similar is available in Aus?
Found this recipe Dede for homemade cake release. ;)
http://morganscakes.blogspot.com/2008/12/home-made-cake-releasebest-thing-ever.html
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Post by: dede on September 18, 2011, 09:25:30 am
Oh thanks CC. Will have a look at the link when I'm on the computer.
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Post by: Yvette on September 18, 2011, 09:57:48 am
Purchased a Sunbeam 4 pie maker today, $59.95 at Myer
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Post by: Halex on September 18, 2011, 09:59:06 am
I hoe they have them at gc, once i have one i will buy that book & today at IGA i sawca pie book, must be a sig.LOL
H :)
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Post by: Frozzie on September 18, 2011, 02:27:05 pm
Hally you dont need a sign lol...you will find any excuse to buy something  :D :D :D
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Post by: maddy on September 19, 2011, 02:45:26 am
I think I need to get me some of that stuff CC, Wonder if something similar is available in Aus?
Found this recipe Dede for homemade cake release. ;)
http://morganscakes.blogspot.com/2008/12/home-made-cake-releasebest-thing-ever.html

Great link CC!.....question.....solid vegetable shortening....is that sold here and what is it called?  I'm a bit clueless  :-\
I have a cake decorators spray called "sprink", great stuff, but was concerned using it on my good non stick pans, as I'm sure it would have the same damage effect like on pans.
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Post by: Yvette on September 19, 2011, 02:50:46 am
Hally hope you find one you little spender
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Post by: andiesenji on September 19, 2011, 02:54:36 am
I think I need to get me some of that stuff CC, Wonder if something similar is available in Aus?
Found this recipe Dede for homemade cake release. ;)
http://morganscakes.blogspot.com/2008/12/home-made-cake-releasebest-thing-ever.html

Great link CC!.....question.....solid vegetable shortening....is that sold here and what is it called?  I'm a bit clueless  :-\
I have a cake decorators spray called "sprink", great stuff, but was concerned using it on my good non stick pans, as I'm sure it would have the same damage effect like on pans.

Crisco is a solid vegetable shortening. 
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Post by: fundj&e on September 19, 2011, 02:59:48 am
maddy you can use copha which is vegetable shortening
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Post by: maddy on September 19, 2011, 03:03:05 am
maddy you can use copha which is vegetable shortening

but it will set hard in fridge....I guess it would be ok to heat first?
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Post by: fundj&e on September 19, 2011, 03:12:02 am
i making same now i will let you know later
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Post by: maddy on September 19, 2011, 03:13:27 am
i making same now i will let you know later


Thanks fundj  :-* would love to make it instead of buying it.
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Post by: fundj&e on September 19, 2011, 03:28:56 am
I think the oil will stop it from becoming hard. I only made ¼ batchon the stove . In the fridge now. i hope it works too. now what will i try and cook or bake to test it  :-)) ???
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Post by: Amanda on September 19, 2011, 03:33:11 am
I found a link to buy Cake Release here in Oz!
http://www.scrapdragon.com.au/p/4316688/wilton-cake-release-236ml-cakes-release-perfectly-every-time.html
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Post by: fundj&e on September 19, 2011, 05:19:05 am
maddy It did set hard ;D but easy just to scrape with knife and pop in m/wave for few sec
Or rub with paper towel   
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Post by: fundj&e on September 19, 2011, 05:28:59 am
  I did   a search.   Most recipes say can be kept out of the fridge up to 3 mouths  ;D
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Post by: maddy on September 19, 2011, 06:50:45 am
Good one fundj.....now I'm interested to see how non-stick it was  :P
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Post by: maddy on September 19, 2011, 08:17:42 am
(http://cache1.bookdepository.com/assets/images/book/large/9781/5583/9781558322721.jpg)

......because retro food is  8), plus we always have surplus bum nuts!


(http://cache1.bookdepository.com/assets/images/book/large/9781/8440/9781844009503.jpg)

......because Peggy Porschen is genius!

(http://cache1.bookdepository.com/assets/images/book/large/9781/6124/9781612430447.jpg)

......just because  :)
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Post by: Cuilidh on September 19, 2011, 08:38:34 am
I'm afraid this is my second silly question for today - Monique, what is a bum nut?  I've never heard of that, I suspect it's an egg .... but not totally convinced!
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Post by: maddy on September 19, 2011, 08:55:51 am
 ;D....yes, it's an egg.
Hubby always calls them bum nuts....sounds horrid, but it sticks in your head  :P
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Post by: judydawn on September 19, 2011, 08:57:47 am
I'd never heard of it either Marina. You were right but there was another interesting definition which had nothing to do with eggs  ??? ;D
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Post by: johnro on September 19, 2011, 09:12:46 am
Thanks for the cultural lesson Maddy - never heard that term either!!!!!  ;D  ;D
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Post by: maddy on September 19, 2011, 09:37:41 am
LOL.....bit of Aussie slang for our members  ;D
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Post by: Merrilyn on September 19, 2011, 11:39:06 am
My uncle used to call them cackle berries.  Made us laugh as kids. :D
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Post by: dede on September 19, 2011, 11:43:00 am
Yes my DH calls them bum nut, or I have heard cackle berrie and of cause googies.
My Chooks are being very good girls and laying plenty to keep me going.
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Post by: fundj&e on September 19, 2011, 12:11:23 pm
I never heard of any of these saying.............i have only be in australia 45 years lol   ;D
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Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on September 19, 2011, 12:47:46 pm
Bum nuts - you learn something new every day!!!  When my boys were younger they refused to eat eggs but quite enjoyed "googlies".  Now they refuse to eat tuna, but thanks to a clever forum member they now enjoy "chicken of the sea".  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Cornish Cream on September 19, 2011, 12:52:08 pm
Love the name of Bum Nuts,DH thought it hilarious. :D
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Post by: cookie1 on September 19, 2011, 01:15:49 pm
My DH calls them bum nuts and Mum always referred to them as cackle berries or googs. I hadn't heard of those two terms for a while.
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Post by: Meagan on September 19, 2011, 03:31:04 pm
There is a brand of eggs in WA called cackle berries ;)
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Post by: dede on September 20, 2011, 04:28:00 am
 >:( . I missed out on a fan forced oven as new condition (Grill and hot plates never used and oven only used a few times) for only $99. The add said ring after 12.30pm and silly me forgot till 12.45pm  :'( too late.
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Post by: fundj&e on September 20, 2011, 04:35:59 am
 :'( :( >:(

better luck next time dede.
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Post by: Halex on September 20, 2011, 04:38:59 am
Oh set your alarm next time :)
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Post by: katesjoy on September 22, 2011, 03:32:18 am
Just went crazy on catch of the day and bought 12 women's weekly books.
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Post by: Halex on September 22, 2011, 06:28:21 am
Did the cup cakes & they looked shabby in the school cardboard so went and bought a
A wilton tiered stand. The look much better tan in the boxes.

Hally
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Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on September 22, 2011, 07:09:25 am
Just went crazy on catch of the day and bought 12 women's weekly books.

Thanks for the heads up.  I just bought the 1000 best ever AWW recipes to put away as a Christmas pressie (perhaps for myself ;)).  :)
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Post by: cookie1 on September 22, 2011, 08:29:04 am
You can't go wrong with AWW books. I love mine.
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Post by: judydawn on September 22, 2011, 09:09:29 am
Did the cup cakes & they looked shabby in the school cardboard so went and bought a
A wilton tiered stand. The look much better tan in the boxes.

Hally

These are going to go down a treat Hally, well done.
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Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on September 22, 2011, 09:33:36 am
What a clever cookie you are Hally.  They look beautiful!
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Post by: Halex on September 22, 2011, 11:09:43 am
Thanks JD & chelsea, i hope so, i have 50 left.

H :)
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Post by: shanmac on September 22, 2011, 11:28:05 am
Hally they look great. Feel free to post any leftovers to me!!  :D
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Post by: JulieO on September 22, 2011, 12:00:08 pm
Great work Hally, so colourful  ;D
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Post by: Cornish Cream on September 22, 2011, 12:52:07 pm
Lovely cupcakes Hally. :)
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Post by: johnro on September 22, 2011, 01:25:22 pm
Hally what a mammoth effort - all look superb, well done!  :)
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Post by: Cuilidh on September 22, 2011, 09:13:43 pm
Beautiful work, Hally.  Well done, they look delectable.
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Post by: achookwoman on September 22, 2011, 10:34:59 pm
HALLY, love the bright school colours.  Good work.
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Post by: fundj&e on September 22, 2011, 11:02:36 pm
Good one fundj.....now I'm interested to see how non-stick it was  :P
Maddy I have made a cheese cake, carrot cake and bread with it and it does work . i just need to remember when i am making a gluten free cake no to use it, next time will try with cornflour. i only made a 1/4 of a batch which is plenty for my needs.
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Post by: obbie on September 23, 2011, 01:05:15 am
Hally, the cup cakes look great.

Robyn
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Post by: cookie1 on September 23, 2011, 06:29:54 am
Hally I can imagine that your cupcakes were very popular. The colours are amazing.
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Post by: Halex on September 23, 2011, 06:42:29 am
Thank yiu everyine, yes very popular and they put the price up to $1.50 :)

Plus ds came a very close 2nd (neck & neck) shoukd have been joint 1st  in his race, and some 1st, 2nd & 3rds in his team games.

A greaypt day, just home to pick up car, then back to school!

Hally :)
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Post by: Cornish Cream on September 26, 2011, 12:43:47 pm
Really wanted a Pie Maker and Vacuum Sealing Machine 8) but we have just bought a new loo,shower,washand basin,heated towel/ radiator,tiles etc etc etc :P
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Post by: fundj&e on September 26, 2011, 01:09:50 pm

i think a loo is more important than a pie maker CC  ;D
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Post by: Cuilidh on September 26, 2011, 09:29:03 pm
I agree, a loo definitely takes priority!
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Post by: maddy on September 27, 2011, 12:47:06 am
I agree, a loo definitely takes priority!

LOL.....not in my house  :P
I do not know what happens in this house, but we have managed to break our 5th toilet seat! (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-angry003.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)
We have bought mid range/expensive.....they still break off the hinges (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-angry023.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)
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Post by: judydawn on September 27, 2011, 04:33:28 am
Are your family 'floppers' maddy?  I've never had a broken toilet in my whole life  :o  You sometimes see people sit down on a chair or lounge - they seem to throw themselves at it.
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Post by: fundj&e on September 27, 2011, 04:47:44 am
Jd if maddy would have posted this, last Sunday, my reply would have been like yours
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Post by: Frozzie on September 27, 2011, 05:13:27 am
haha JD and great work hally  :)

CC know the feeling there are a few 'items' I have been wantig to get but household improvemet takes priority over yet another cooking appliance but I will get there  :P
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Post by: maddy on September 27, 2011, 05:37:31 am
Are your family 'floppers' maddy?  I've never had a broken toilet in my whole life  :o  You sometimes see people sit down on a chair or lounge - they seem to throw themselves at it.

That's it in a nutshell I think Judy!  THEY ARE FLOPPERS!


Well, DD's bedroom make-over has officially began.
We picked the paint (not my choice  :-))), and I have just bought some wall art in black - she loves that quote.

(http://www.makingstatements.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/b/e/be-yourself-400x400-1.jpg)

the one (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Wall-Quote-Wall-Decal-Vinyl-Art-Sticker-Yourself-/200613886329?pt=AU_Home_Decor&hash=item2eb584f979) I picked is more scrolly.
I have spotted the perfect side table in Dare gallery, found the perfect lamp and roof chandelier, and found a gorgeous head board/linen and reading chair........shame that the word "budget" is the downer in this process   :(
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Post by: Frozzie on September 27, 2011, 05:52:33 am
oh maddy if only we were truly FREE to shop...how freeing would it be to be able to buy even for a day whatever you wanted...heaven!!
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on September 27, 2011, 06:00:55 am
I thought I posted here that I got 500g vanilla pods from a market in Bali for 200,000 rupeah. Its cheap for here ($23), but I suspect that I made the ladie's week. They were fine to go through customs last night, so I'm really happy.
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Post by: maddy on September 27, 2011, 07:47:12 am
O.K....so the cooking mojo has left the building, but the shopping mojo is stronger than ever  :P

Just bought the "Anastasia" silver & black quilt set for DD, and found the European pillows on another site.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/471829263_o.jpg?t=1317102908)


Now these things are on the list "to get"   ;)

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/050305.jpg?t=1317104518)

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/260685.jpg?t=1317104319)

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/item-graphic-store8228-image33-1.jpg?t=1317105781)
and something similar to this for a bedside table.

DD chose a darker purple colour for the walls, so with all the silver/black/sparkle and a touch of  white.....we should be able to create the perfect teenage retreat for her. 
Sadly she does not share my love of all things pink  :(

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Post by: cookie1 on September 27, 2011, 08:12:53 am
Your daughter's bedroom will be lovely Maddy.

CP glad the vanilla pods came through customs ok.

I have finely succumbed and bought a piemaker. DH's comment was 'didn't we have one of those?' He'll enjoy the cute pies I'm sure.
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Post by: Halex on September 27, 2011, 08:33:50 am
Maddy dd bedroom will be lovely, cant wait to see the results.

What are we going to do to get your cooking mojo back.

Hally :)
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Post by: judydawn on September 27, 2011, 08:58:30 am
Welcome home CP - hope you are refreshed and rested and ready to start posting again.

Maddy, absolutely gorgeous - looks like DD has no intentions of going anywhere in the foreseeable future. 
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Post by: maddy on September 27, 2011, 09:07:49 am
Maddy, absolutely gorgeous - looks like DD has no intentions of going anywhere in the foreseeable future.  

LOL, and why would she.......she scored our 42 inch Lcd tv when we upgraded to an LED, has bursting collection of dvd's, has a better computer than me, and has the best view in the house!
......wish I was her  :P
She's a good girl, so I don't mind  8)

What are we going to do to get your cooking mojo back.


working on it  ;)
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Post by: Frozzie on September 27, 2011, 09:56:43 am
her room will look lovely maddy and even if its not pink its still very feminine/baroque so i wouldnt be bothered...
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Post by: KarenH on September 27, 2011, 11:12:43 am
I just spent a small fortune today on a new Liebherr fridge/freezer for our new kitchen.  It has a built in ice-maker and a "biofresh" storage bit for fruit and veg, so they dont need to be stored in plastic bags or containers.   Cant wait for the new kitchen to be finished so we can put all these new appliances into them!
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Post by: dede on September 27, 2011, 11:20:46 am
nice Karen, Sounds like a great appliance to have.
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Post by: Yvette on September 27, 2011, 11:31:56 am
Maddy your DD's room will look lovely
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Post by: judydawn on September 27, 2011, 11:43:30 am
Karen, nice to see the light at the end of the tunnel after all this time.  You have been very patient waiting for it all to come together.  Lovely fridge, never heard of them.  Is the LH side all freezer or some more fridge and 1 section freezer?
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Post by: KarenH on September 27, 2011, 12:04:19 pm
I had never heard of them either.  They are made in Germany in the same factory as Miele fridges.  Apparently Meile fridges are re-badged Liebherr fridges at a much elevated price.  The right hand side is all normal fridge.  The top part of the left side is the biofresh compartment (so it is quite large with several shelves and a crisper - not just the usual F&V crisper in the bottom) and the bottom left hand side is the freezer.

I just cant wait for it all to be finished now ....... once I have a real oven I can really get into bread making!  I have to consciously avoid all the bread recipes on the forum at the moment, but once I have that oven there will be no stopping me  ;D ;D

When it is all finished, I will have to have a little Adelaide Forum get-together at our place.  At least it will be close for Amanda - not so close for you though  :(
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Post by: judydawn on September 27, 2011, 12:09:17 pm
Nice to see you are still keen to have that get together.   :-*
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Post by: Amanda on September 28, 2011, 05:35:14 am
Karen, I've heard of that brand and it has an excellent reputation.
I had a girlfriend who redesigned a kitchen  around a fridge see had seen and decided she must have!
Looks very smart, I must say. Looking forward to meeting it!
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Post by: maddy on September 29, 2011, 08:13:15 am
I spent 5 1/2 hours in town today, shopping with/for my Husband!  (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-shocked001.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)  (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-shocked034.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)  (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-shocked035.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)  ........and I didn't buy a single thing for me or the house  :o

.....you see he's off to a spiffy Grand final eve function in Melbourne tomorrow......so a new suit/shirt/Geelong Cats tie/shoes & belt were needed....oh, and I convinced him he needed some new sexy Man perfume too (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-happy026.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)




oh, and don't think I have mentioned yet but.......


(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_rvM4mhnSibo/SNeKSGLWKtI/AAAAAAAADvw/CZUiiNg3BN8/s320/Go+the+cats.jpg)


(https://assets.clubsonline.com.au/assets/shopdesq/products/images/main/2011-TPoster-GEELONG-LGE.jpg)


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Post by: judydawn on September 29, 2011, 09:11:04 am
I think most of Australia will be barracking for them too maddy  ;)
Bet DH will look dapper for his special night out - how come you aren't going too?
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Post by: johnro on September 29, 2011, 09:33:05 am
Maddy for once your post does not lead me to temptation (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-shocked001.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-shocked001.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-shocked001.gif)
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Post by: Halex on September 29, 2011, 09:35:31 am
No but i have 2 cats so
GO CATS
H :)
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Post by: maddy on September 29, 2011, 10:16:10 am
Maddy for once your post does not lead me to temptation (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-shocked001.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-shocked001.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-shocked001.gif)

LOL.....glad I was considerate to your credit card Robyn  :P



Bet DH will look dapper for his special night out - how come you aren't going too?

.....he will look Super Duper dapper Judy!!!
I think the last time I saw him in a suit was at his Mother's funeral - 10 years ago!........he will be completely out of his comfort zone, and just quietly.......I think his "Man of the Land" hands will be a dead give-away, that he's not quite as "executive" as those he will be mingling with  :P


(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_rvM4mhnSibo/SNeKSGLWKtI/AAAAAAAADvw/CZUiiNg3BN8/s320/Go+the+cats.jpg)
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Post by: dede on September 29, 2011, 10:42:01 am
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-xw19C8QabCE/ToQ80wRufiI/AAAAAAAAACI/JT7oesxNHzk/s800/untitled9.jpg)

Sorry my DS (5) is a Collingwood supporter so I better back him.
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Post by: johnro on September 29, 2011, 12:45:05 pm
Great pictorial addition Dede but no emotional connection for me with either team!!!!!!!!  :)  :)
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Post by: Frozzie on September 29, 2011, 06:25:18 pm
hihi me either  :P
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Post by: Cuilidh on September 29, 2011, 07:28:04 pm
Grand Final day is the best day to go shopping in Melbourne because everyone is at home watching the game.  We live quite close to the MCG so hear the roar of the crowd - and that's about our entire involvement with the game.  Last year the local business association handed out black and white balloons, posters, etc. so that we could decorate our shop fronts, but that hasn't happened this year so the street looks pretty normal.
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Post by: johnro on September 29, 2011, 11:50:59 pm
It is impossible not to be swept away by the atmosphere in Melbourne throughout the week leading up to grand final - we had a sabbatical year in Melbourne and so enjoyed the whole experience. So Melbournians have a great day today!!!!!  :D
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Post by: judydawn on September 30, 2011, 01:33:55 am
I've been over to 3 grand finals in my lifetime and it is certainly an experience to remember.  2 successes (1 a Crows match and the other a Power final, my main team)  plus 1 dismal failure to your team 4 years ago maddy. DH came to that one, pity about the result but at least he is the only person in his family who can say they've been to the MCG and experienced the magnificent spectacle of an AFL grand final. His wheelchair spot was the best seat in the house.
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Post by: cookie1 on September 30, 2011, 06:36:04 am
I have yet to go to a grand final. Maybe one day. This house is an ABC house. (Anyone but Collingwood) Although I do have a soft spot for Malthouse.

I love reading all about everyone's shopping and was lamenting the fact that I haven't bought anything exciting. DH reminded me about Yoke's new book. Here it is.
(http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh142/birdsam/Thermomix%20recipes/P1020133.jpg)
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Post by: Halex on September 30, 2011, 07:31:14 am
NEW CMAERA

Yay for our holiday, thought i woukd buy it here and claim the duty back at the airport.

Its a Sony cybershot, goes underwater for 5m, takes videos in HD

Suppose I should read instructions.
H :)
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Post by: Frozzie on September 30, 2011, 08:32:55 am
Nice cookie  :)

Hally yes better get into reading the instructions to get the most out of it... Have a lovely holiday  :)
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Post by: johnro on September 30, 2011, 10:14:39 am
Hally did you happen to pick up a 2nd battery for your camera. I now have 2 extra after our last trip OS. Despite having the charger, videos chew into the battery so I found myself in the middle of NY with 2 flat batteries consequently the purchase of no 3 - I know that you will enjoy Hawaii, have a great holiday!!!!  :-*  :-*
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Post by: Halex on September 30, 2011, 10:56:06 am
No not abattery 32 memory & a tripod!!!

Can always go back........
H :)
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Post by: Cornish Cream on September 30, 2011, 11:05:27 am
New sink,taps and unit for the utility room.What do men say "you can have what you want Dear" then have an opinion when you chose what you would like  :-))
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Cornish Cream on September 30, 2011, 11:21:41 am
Now I need a kettle :o :o mine has just packed up >:( >:( >:(  Just out of warranty,as usual :P Does anyone have a brand they could recommend ?
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Post by: foodiepep on September 30, 2011, 11:50:26 am
Oh you've all confused me.

I have a cat and we love him...but magpies are protected by law.  :-\

Oh stick the law, magpies attach little children and cats are cuddly  ;D ;D ;D


So, Go Cats!
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Post by: maddy on September 30, 2011, 01:08:34 pm
Well......today my 14 year old girl proved to me that we are more alike, than she would like to admit  ;)
Went shopping to pick out a new bed & base for her, only with those intentions in mind.......well......we were happy enough to purchase a large padded headboard we spotted on the net, but when we stumbled upon this fabulous glam gem.....we looked at each other and went......
OH.MY.GOD!......insert *Oooh's & Ahhhs*!

It is padded, and wait for it.......studded with Swarovski Crystals  :o 8) ;D

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/Satelliteblobcolurldatablobkeyidblo.jpg?t=1317382560)

We ordered it in black, with a Diamond design......will look very ooh-la-la me thinks  :P  when the light shines on it......it just sparkles!
........so much for that budget  :D
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Post by: judydawn on September 30, 2011, 01:14:43 pm
That will look amazing maddy, great taste girls  8)  You can do my shopping anytime you like :D
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Post by: Frozzie on September 30, 2011, 02:02:50 pm
lucky that she has such a great mum maddy  :)
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Post by: fundj&e on September 30, 2011, 02:04:22 pm
i hate shopping  :(
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Post by: Frozzie on September 30, 2011, 02:09:30 pm
any particular reason why fundj?  I love shopping but prefer shopping alone!
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Post by: fundj&e on September 30, 2011, 02:22:57 pm
its the only way to shop alone . i really donot know why. my 4 sister have stop asking me to go shopping with them.

i did have the money 4 weeks ago, dentist bill will be $26.000.00
i have the time
 i think i will take maddy with me to bali  ;D



 
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Post by: nazar on September 30, 2011, 02:24:08 pm
l prefer to shop without kids or husband  its less hassle
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Post by: Frozzie on September 30, 2011, 02:47:21 pm
wow i am so glad i dont have dental problems....thats a big bill for teeth!  DH has alot of problems with his teeth too and gets very annoyed on my very rare visit to the dentist where I get told nothing is wrong...must have good teeth genes... ;D
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Post by: judydawn on September 30, 2011, 02:52:23 pm
I like shopping alone too. DD is just the same, a chip off the old block.
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Post by: Very Happy Jan on September 30, 2011, 04:23:42 pm
I feel your pain Fundj. I envisage medical and dentist bills to top $20000.00 over the next 2 months.  DS1 needs his wisdom teeth out under GA, DS2 will get his braces next month, I have some big dental work being done and DS is having surgery soon. Wish my prolific producing lemon tree would magiclly turn into a money tree.  :D
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Post by: Frozzie on September 30, 2011, 04:36:42 pm
nice thought VHJ  :)
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Post by: johnro on September 30, 2011, 10:50:33 pm
I also love to shop alone - despite my 3 DD's thinking that shopping with Mum is like Xmas (and it probably is for them!!!!!!)  :)  :)
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Post by: Yvette on September 30, 2011, 10:59:13 pm
Nice picture Robyn :)
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Post by: Halex on October 01, 2011, 12:23:45 am
DH is hime, yay, no more cakes, made 3 this week and 2 were doubles.

Anyway back to shopping, not sure how to let DH knw about new camera. Think I will just open up the packages and ask him to help me. Spent $600 with all the bits and pieces..ooppsss.

H :)
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Post by: Twitterpated on October 01, 2011, 12:33:32 am
I bought the WW Complete Book of Modern Classics. Has around 450 pages of recipes. Having a look at what I can convert for this week.
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Post by: Yvette on October 01, 2011, 01:04:59 am
Received my vacuum sealer today yay only ordered it thursday night
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Post by: johnro on October 01, 2011, 01:51:55 am
I can feel a pie maker coming on  :o  :o looked at them yesterday decided against........... read thread on said machine .........reread.......looked at online cost.........not worth ordering, online anyrate.........Harvey Norman and Goodguys 3 mins away..............will she or won't she?............oh dear............
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Post by: faffa_70 on October 01, 2011, 03:07:10 am
good on you for getting a pie maker Robyn lol - you'll love it!!  :D :D :D

(I figured by the time you got back here you will have bought it  :P :P)
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Post by: Frozzie on October 01, 2011, 06:27:35 am
lol!!
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Post by: Yvette on October 01, 2011, 08:21:04 am
Did you buy it Robyn?
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Post by: leesmac78 on October 01, 2011, 04:21:01 pm
I got an iPad for my anniversary.  Now I will never be away from the forum again...

Makes life so easy to check my emails. I run around work with it under my arm looking important and full of agenda.  Much better than carrying around a pile of folders to look busy.  And an iPad is much lighter too....

Xxx
 ;D
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Post by: Frozzie on October 01, 2011, 08:35:43 pm
not much of late but these little bits and pieces...

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Post by: obbie on October 02, 2011, 03:04:43 am
 :D A new top just fell into my lap yesterday when I went shopping. My husband says this morning, I like your new top that fell into the wardrobe.

 ;D ;D ;D

Robyn
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Post by: maddy on October 04, 2011, 01:22:00 pm
i think i will take maddy with me to bali  ;D

LOL.....that would be fun.....if I can past my stupid phobia of being kidnapped, and my organs harvested for the black market  :-X.........I know, ridiculous right?


I am seriously contemplating getting this desk and side table for DD's room

(http://daregallery.com.au/Handler.image?entityType=Product&entityId=b897552c-b4f6-47ce-8053-9dfa0109d5d3&imageId=532937f0-23d0-4101-8e78-9e9900ea839b&lastModified=634345460300000000)

need to see if it's practical to sit at with her laptop

(http://daregallery.com.au/Handler.image?entityType=Product&entityId=179de643-4763-4078-b23f-9dfa01086621&imageId=040ac5bb-3295-4011-a1a0-9e0d00f5099a&lastModified=634224523290000000)

love the high gloss black.
It's so hard to find something different...it's the same stuff in every shop. 
Usually I paint 2nd hand/vintage pieces, but I want her to finally have some new items.




 
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Post by: judydawn on October 04, 2011, 01:25:05 pm
Lovely pieces maddy. Will she be dusting her own room, black is a dreadful dust catcher but apart from that aspect, it will fit in with the rest of the things you have chosen beautifully..
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Post by: fundj&e on October 04, 2011, 01:35:48 pm
JD remember all of that black back in the 80 s all of my friends had everything black, not me i will stick with timber then and now
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Post by: maddy on October 04, 2011, 01:37:01 pm
Will she be dusting her own room, black is a dreadful dust catcher but apart from that aspect, it will fit in with the rest of the things you have chosen beautifully..

Ah, I now remember it is a dust magnet!  I had black furniture as teen (and would it surprise you that I had hot pink walls, and black/white checkerboard floor)  :P
She wants it....she will dust it!   She had initially wanted those mirrored tables  :o but seeing all those fingerprints would drive me even more bonkers!
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on October 04, 2011, 03:16:07 pm
:D A new top just fell into my lap yesterday when I went shopping. My husband says this morning, I like your new top that fell into the wardrobe.

 ;D ;D ;D

Robyn

way better than me obbie, I had a 12 pack of toilet paper fall into mine!
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Post by: andiesenji on October 04, 2011, 04:11:49 pm
Will she be dusting her own room, black is a dreadful dust catcher but apart from that aspect, it will fit in with the rest of the things you have chosen beautifully..

Ah, I now remember it is a dust magnet!  I had black furniture as teen (and would it surprise you that I had hot pink walls, and black/white checkerboard floor)  :P
She wants it....she will dust it!   She had initially wanted those mirrored tables  :o but seeing all those fingerprints would drive me even more bonkers!

French polished furniture takes and shows fingerprints with very little effort.  It's the same surface that is put on pianos and think how they seem to attract dust fingerprints with a will.

I have a dining table that has the French polish finish and it lives permanently under a pad and table cloths, that finish is just to difficult to maintain.
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Post by: maddy on October 04, 2011, 11:16:25 pm
Very wise words Andie......so why is it, that my brain won't process these comments, and still have these pieces in my sights?  :-\
Cosmetically I think they will look fabulous, but the common sense side of my brain seems to be switching off!   :P
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Post by: andiesenji on October 05, 2011, 12:58:05 am
I should add that one drop of cola or similar soft drinks will put a white stain on the surface almost immediately.  Wiping it away will leave a "foggy" mark and from personal experience, I can tell you that it is not inexpensive to have moisture rings and such removed - the entire surface has to be refinished or there will be "ripples" showing. 
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Post by: maddy on October 05, 2011, 01:11:25 am
 :o  Oh Andie.....you are positively scaring me now! LOL.

Can I ask maybe a stupid question.....but is proper french polish finish different to a basic high gloss varnish?
I need to find out if these pieces are a 2 pack type of material (like the high gloss kitchen cupboards), or varnished. 
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Post by: KarenH on October 05, 2011, 01:26:13 am
ROFL CP  :D :D :D

I am like you - it is usually toilet paper, nappies and cat food that drops into my trolley.  I long for the day when the boys are finally out of nappies!
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Post by: andiesenji on October 05, 2011, 03:03:41 am
:o  Oh Andie.....you are positively scaring me now! LOL.

Can I ask maybe a stupid question.....but is proper french polish finish different to a basic high gloss varnish?
I need to find out if these pieces are a 2 pack type of material (like the high gloss kitchen cupboards), or varnished. 

It is different and originally was done with many layers of shellac both clear and colored.  Now it is done with a nitrocellulose lacquer laid down in a few layers with sanding and polishing between.  The newer materials are not as fragile as the original but are still not as easy to maintain as wood that has been varnished with "marine" varnish that repels water and many chemicals. 

The problem with furniture that is finished with colored or black high-gloss enamel, is that it chips, especially on edges, corners and as the under layers are usually white or gray, it is very obvious. 


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Post by: cookie1 on October 05, 2011, 07:51:05 am
I went to the Kitchen Warehouse this morning and bought some silver sparkle to put on icing, a digital thermometer and 3 crumpet things-like egg rings with a handle. Photo to follow.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on October 05, 2011, 08:58:33 am
There are a couple of crumpet recipes on here that I have been looking at cookie and I was wondering about where KW would have the rings - are they the same size as "bought" crumpets?
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Post by: cookie1 on October 05, 2011, 09:04:50 am
I'd say there a slightly smaller. I ended up having to ask for them. They were near the silicon egg rings. $4.99 each.
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Post by: kezza on October 05, 2011, 11:26:11 am
So Cookie, are you going to have a go at sourdough crumpets from Yoke's book?  Let me know how you go if you do.  I tried her croissant recipe today, what a hoot.  My DD couldn't stop laughing at me.  They don't look fantastic, but they taste okay :-))
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Post by: maddy on October 05, 2011, 11:56:57 am
(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/KGrHqFhME5oimoybpBOg4cOc6gQ60_58.jpg?t=1317808392)

I have every issue since 2008.....I just can't bear to part with them.

(http://www.donnahay.com.au/images/magazine/issue59/DH59_current_cover.jpg)

2 babydoll tops and ballerina flats for DD, 36 ping pong balls for DS and..............



....Andie.....cover your eyes please!..... :P :P



(http://daregallery.com.au/Handler.image?entityType=Product&entityId=b897552c-b4f6-47ce-8053-9dfa0109d5d3&imageId=532937f0-23d0-4101-8e78-9e9900ea839b&lastModified=634345460300000000)
(http://daregallery.com.au/Handler.image?entityType=Product&entityId=179de643-4763-4078-b23f-9dfa01086621&imageId=040ac5bb-3295-4011-a1a0-9e0d00f5099a&lastModified=634224523290000000)

We checked it out, is the same type of coating as the high gloss kitchen cabinets, and was really fingerprint friendly  8)
.....don't worry, we checked it out thoroughly!
DD is over the moon  :)  of course she will have to take good care of it, as I will say "Andie told you so!"  LOL
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Post by: Meagan on October 05, 2011, 04:11:59 pm
There are a couple of crumpet recipes on here that I have been looking at cookie and I was wondering about where KW would have the rings - are they the same size as "bought" crumpets?
CP all about bread on sell crumpet rings with handles the shop bought size and I am sure rising in the yeast out Melville way probably do too.
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Post by: andiesenji on October 05, 2011, 05:19:57 pm

....Andie.....cover your eyes please!..... :P :P

We checked it out, is the same type of coating as the high gloss kitchen cabinets, and was really fingerprint friendly  8)
.....don't worry, we checked it out thoroughly!
DD is over the moon  :)  of course she will have to take good care of it, as I will say "Andie told you so!"  LOL

:D
Then it should be perfect.  
Back in the late '60s, early '70s my daughter wanted her bedroom in what I can only describe as "psychedelic" colors - bright blue with lime green with orange and yellow accents.  I had to practically wear my shades when I went in and my cleaner thought we were nuts.  Ah, the "hippy" years..... 8 :-))   But she earned the money to decorate it herself by doing yard work, washing cars and baby sitting so we couldn't say no.  
I still have one of the drapes folded away in the linen closet - will take a photo later to give you an idea.  

Found it and have taken a photo.  The fabric is slightly faded but should give you an idea.  One wall had a "breaking wave" design, blue on the bottom and green at the top with a white dividing line.  Two other walls were divided with the colors the same way but with just a gentle wavy line and there were round "balloons" with the colors in this drape in the top half.  The wall with the windows was white with more balloons. 
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h129/Basenjibabe91/Lizscurtain.jpg)


P.S. She never did get a tatoo - by the time she was old enough to get one on her own, she had outgrown the desire. ;D
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Post by: judydawn on October 05, 2011, 11:28:40 pm
Bet you were relieved about that andi  ;D
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Post by: maddy on October 05, 2011, 11:30:55 pm
Wow Andie!  that fabric is gold!  8)
I can only imagine how bright her room would have been  :D
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Post by: cookie1 on October 06, 2011, 02:12:03 am
Yes kezza we are going to try Yoke's crumpet recipe. Will also do the TMX recipe as we've had success with that.

The croissants are 'fun' to make. Mine didn't look very pretty either but did taste good. For my next croissant attempt I want to make the almond ones in her new book. I tried them at the book launch and they were ever so nice.
I'm off to do a gluten free class with her this morning. We're ok with gluten but I just love learning all the different breads and then we eat whatever I feel like making. The tasting at her classes is pretty good too. Jeninwa will be there today.
I'll report back.
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Post by: Cuilidh on October 06, 2011, 03:05:39 am
I was in a "Lets Cook & ..." shop in Melbourne this morning and it had laods of things in there, just the right colours, for your kitchen, Maddy.  It was all very tempting, so I don't think you should go there!
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Post by: kezza on October 06, 2011, 10:49:47 am
Cookie, please do report back on the gluten free class.  I have actually booked in for her beginner class on Sat 15th Oct and enquired about Dec11th class, but she hasn't decided what she is going to teach on that day. She is going to let me know.
A couple of days ago I ordered from Kitchenware Direct a Kitchenaid wok and lid, S & P  creme brulee pots and torch and large bread tin. All were on special and arrived today. Felt like Xmas :)
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on October 06, 2011, 12:25:10 pm
thats the best thing about online shopping, it does feel like you are getting a present  ;D
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Post by: jeninwa on October 06, 2011, 01:27:36 pm
I have been on a spending spree this week, King size doona, our wool one is just to hot for us now its started to warm up, a steam mop from Danoz direct. We needed a new tap for our water filter ended up buying a whole new unit. Bette filters I hope. Went to  Yoke sourdough class and bought her book along with some other things. Then I picked up my new found drink love this stuff. You can buy it online http://www.criobru.com.au
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on October 06, 2011, 02:19:15 pm
hey let us know how the steam mop goes. i saw one in the WW supermarket yesterday, maybe should buy it if its still there...
Our doona is wool too and its supposed to breathe and be comfortable for the Aussie climate but whew its off and its on, and my leg hangs out and then I cover myself up, and move the cat over cos I can't flip it and flop it (note: think I am pre-menopausal). Summer here probaby suits a nice cotton blanket but they have no fashion style/colours unless I dye mine black.
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Post by: jeninwa on October 06, 2011, 02:50:13 pm
CP the doona I am replacing was a MiniJumbuk, and suppose to be for all seasons, I bought it  when it was on special, still paid an arm and a leg for it. lol The new one I bought in Kmart.
My daughter and I went halves in a steam mop when she lived next door, she moved last year and so did the mop, funny thing she never offer me my half back. I wanted one that did more than just floors, and have been seeing this one on the TV for awhile. They had free postage and a free vacuum (that one of the kids will get.)
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on October 06, 2011, 03:40:20 pm
ha ha yeah those rug rats are never equallly compromising. We have the jumbuk and its not living up to what I thought it was. Hence my cotton blanket over the summer months which is really nice, but it still looks like a hospital blanket.
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Post by: andiesenji on October 06, 2011, 07:04:01 pm
I have to ask, what is a doona?

I have down-filled comforters of various weights that range from very light weight to super heavyweight (60 ounces of white goose down in a queen-size.

I also have an eiderdown that is supposed to be lightweight but is extremely warm and is too small for my bed so I use it for a throw - I have it in a duvet cover that is washable.  Having eiderdown duvets cleaned is extremely expensive, I think they charge by the square inch! ;D

The last time I had the eiderdown cleaned they charged $125.00!  They charge $75.00 to clean the king-size goose down one I have on one guest room bed and charge $50.00 for the smaller ones. 
Which reminds me I have to have one cleaned since Aston sneaked into that room and chewed a rawhide treat on it and it left some stains.   :( >:(
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Post by: Cuilidh on October 06, 2011, 08:42:41 pm
Andie, a doona here in Australia is a (usually down or wool but now often synthetic filled) quilt (the type that is inserted into a removable outer cover).  It's a long time since I heard the term eiderdown, to my mind they are a quilt with a permanent cover.  Not as common now as they used to be.
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Post by: johnro on October 06, 2011, 08:58:02 pm
CP I found the perfect (non-hospital) cotton blanket and it matches the donna cover - was I a happy little vegemite after that purchase!!!!  :)  :)
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Post by: obbie on October 06, 2011, 09:34:35 pm
 :) I bought 2 air conditioners yesterday, and a sofa bed for work.

Now all i need is another thermomix.

Robyn ;D
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on October 07, 2011, 01:41:51 am
that is a nice one johnro
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Post by: judydawn on October 07, 2011, 01:54:36 am
:) I bought 2 air conditioners yesterday, and a sofa bed for work.

Now all i need is another thermomix.

Robyn ;D
Sounds as if you intend moving in there Robyn  ;)
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Post by: obbie on October 07, 2011, 02:19:51 am
 ;D Judy, i'm at work now 5 days a week, full time, and some saturday mornings.

Now we can go out for dinner and stay at the shop, instead of not going out at all.

Robyn
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Post by: judydawn on October 07, 2011, 11:11:34 am
 I seemed to be shopping most of the day today - bought myself this jag handbag with money given to me for my birthday, 2 tablecloths & 2 outfits for DH.
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Post by: Cornish Cream on October 07, 2011, 12:38:21 pm
Nice bag Judy 8)
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Post by: judydawn on October 08, 2011, 12:05:32 am
Thanks CC, also bought the sweets for you  ;)
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Post by: cookie1 on October 09, 2011, 04:54:57 am
Lovely bag Judy.
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Post by: Amanda on October 09, 2011, 06:05:33 am
Love the bag, Judy!
I've had a happy morning at the Adelaide Showground Farmers Market and then the Good Food and Wine Show.
Brought home some gorgeous purple carrots, organic spinach, fig & fennel bread, fresh capsicums and basil.
Oh, and a huge bottle of St. Germein - http://www.stgermain.fr/index2.php (http://www.stgermain.fr/index2.php)   :-)) ;D
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Post by: cookie1 on October 09, 2011, 06:38:49 am
I'll be interested to hear what you think of the purple carrots Amanda.

Yesterday I bought a Marble Icecream Set. I saw one in Alice Springs and then tried Darwin and here to get one. Then yesterday we saw one and bought it. We rather like mixing 'stuff' into our vanilla icecream.
(http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh142/birdsam/Thermomix%20recipes/P1020145.jpg)
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Post by: Frozzie on October 09, 2011, 06:46:56 am
ok cookie what is a marble icecream set?? I have never heard of it and what is its purpose?? just to eat off??
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Post by: maddy on October 09, 2011, 07:08:50 am
Frozzie, you keep the marble in the fridge/freezer, and you mix in nuts/lollies/etc with the spades, without the ice cream melting......I bought one a while back, but it's still in the box  :P
Cold Rock ice-creameries use them for all the mixing......mind you, it's WAY cheaper to do it yourself.....they charge like a wounded bull  :-))

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Post by: Frozzie on October 09, 2011, 07:14:14 am
oh ok..dont think it would be useful in our climate over here..probably more an aussie thing which is why I havent heard of it...

speaking of climate brrrrr its cooling down ALOT over here now...nearly back to warm fire season and not long now and the snow will be back ...boo hooo really not a winter person...  :'(
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Post by: johnro on October 09, 2011, 07:23:24 am
Well lovely Frozzie it is well and truly warming up here in Rockhampton - in fact almost thought about jumping in the pool but water still feels too cold for sooks!!!!  :)  :)
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Post by: Frozzie on October 09, 2011, 07:29:35 am
haha yes well as it goes...time for staying indoors and dark days and freezing outside, winds, ice oh what fun !!  However Paris is gorgeous in winter...i do love all the fairy lights and deco they put around the place..not christmassy at all just pretty without going OTT

will be very jealous of the aussies and your warm weather and hope you have a better summer than we did....our summer was quite cool even for european standards..
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Post by: johnro on October 09, 2011, 07:33:40 am
Do agree with you about the beauty of Paris - we were there in November - very special!!!!  :)  :)
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Post by: Frozzie on October 09, 2011, 07:41:19 am
other than the fact that its freezing its my favourite time of year to go to Paris..i absolutely love it  :)  The big departments stores like Galerie Lafayette are gorgeous too  :)  Ever since 2000 the sparkling Tour Eiffel is always lovely to watch  :)  I remember one of the first times I saw that we were drinking in the back of then hubbys clio with teh boot up (was a commercial version) lol at Le Sacre Coeur watching all over paris..loved it!  so many wonderful memories living here  :)
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Post by: jeninwa on October 09, 2011, 11:56:06 am
Brought home some gorgeous purple carrots, organic spinach, fig & fennel bread, fresh capsicums and basil.
Oh, and a huge bottle of St. Germein - http://www.stgermain.fr/index2.php (http://www.stgermain.fr/index2.php)   :-)) ;D

Love purple carrots, we eat more of them than the orange ones, word of warning  don't steam them in the veroma while cooking rice.  :o
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Post by: maddy on October 09, 2011, 12:02:57 pm
Brought home some gorgeous purple carrots, organic spinach, fig & fennel bread, fresh capsicums and basil.
Oh, and a huge bottle of St. Germein - http://www.stgermain.fr/index2.php (http://www.stgermain.fr/index2.php)   :-)) ;D

Love purple carrots, we eat more of them than the orange ones, word of warning  don't steam them in the veroma while cooking rice.  :o

.......and don't make them into felafel patties either

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_5049.jpg?t=1305090764)

......kids wont touch them because they look weird!, as well as they turn a good shade of black when cooked  :o LOL
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Post by: nazar on October 09, 2011, 12:48:34 pm
l have never seen or tasted purple carrots. do they taste like orange ones
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Post by: Amanda on October 09, 2011, 12:52:02 pm
I'll be very interested to see how these purple carrots taste!  :)
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Post by: Frozzie on October 09, 2011, 01:12:22 pm
we have them here along with lots of other 'old' time veggies...topinambour has become quite common here too lately..lots of chefs are growing htem in the gardens of chateaux as well etc etc..some of them i have trouble remembering their names (not commonly available for public sale) ...others are becoming more available as seeds for us public folk to grow in our veggie gardens ...i love them...big change from standard veggies and much tastier i have found  :)
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Post by: maddy on October 10, 2011, 07:25:33 am
do they taste like orange ones

I think they do, apparently they have more vitamins.



I bought a card shuffler for the 9 year old.......now he can shuffle his own whilst I'm trying to get dinner ready

(http://www.wepll.com/data/product_img/20090406194830626.jpg)

(http://www.discountkitchenwarehouse.com.au/adm/thumb3.aspx?Source=/prodImg/107/7238-1.jpg&Width=240&Height=180&Scale=true)

another domed cake plate.....looks like glass, but it's acrylic  ;)

(http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0001/7526/files/SouthernLadyCover_medium.jpg?101775)

.......and a bag full of goodies that I  bought from the craft shop.......I will "baking" some custom Christmas tree ornaments for my tree this year  8).....it all works in my head.....so now I have some time up my sleeve to create them!


Oh, and returned a morphy richards kettle and replaced it with a Breville quiet boil one

(http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/public/ghBOYkXs4m8otbFf3ofWljMi_1LZvYHzvOr83bJY44JXJwlZwHYZyhqKM_lH5QV7RtDiEQzDwQy07cjYUpat4gqHmtTbZJHycz2b37emsP31Fvy_zJl3JlbN5aWXlqzKkZjQt_kxwHg1cHwNqFOm-7DABn9wNeqiS2JpYKo6Drr8sPdZRCl0qG9DNpEwF011PWI7fpAMIg1cCuh791VZCA)

.....and it really is quiet!......also has the cutest bell sound when it's boiled  8)
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Post by: dede on October 10, 2011, 08:28:18 am
I like that kettle Maddy, I really need a new one, And preferably one that's quiet.
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Post by: judydawn on October 10, 2011, 09:07:32 am
Postie made 2 deliveries today - my pasta maker & foam hand soap pump
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Post by: fundj&e on October 10, 2011, 09:12:34 am
I wonder who is going to make pasta tomorrow :-))..............or maybe tonight 
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Post by: cookie1 on October 10, 2011, 09:12:50 am
Great card shuffler Maddy. I bought one for an elderly friend who has trouble with her hands and plays a lot of cards.
Judy now you can make lots of pasta and wash your hands before and after. :P
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on October 10, 2011, 09:17:51 am
he he good luck JD. can I suggest you only make half the EDC recipe and don't try and handle too much at once... next thing you will need a pasta rack to make drying the pasta easier  :o this Lamb Sauce (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=1092.0) is really scrumptious with home made pasta.
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Post by: Frozzie on October 10, 2011, 09:22:21 am
yay JD ...homemade pasta coming up  ;D
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Post by: judydawn on October 10, 2011, 10:14:57 am
I mainly bought it for rolling savoury biscuits but my oven is still waiting to be fixed so that's on hold for the moment.  Will eventually give pasta making a go so thanks for the tips girls.  I could just use my clothes airer couldn't I? 
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Post by: Yvette on October 10, 2011, 10:20:29 am
Good luck with the pasta making Judy, I have never made pasta before it will be interesting to see what you think
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Post by: fundj&e on October 10, 2011, 10:25:05 am
You could depending on the thickness of the pasta
I just have a long broom  type of wood   resting on 2 chairs
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Post by: KarenH on October 10, 2011, 10:48:09 am
DH and I paid a visit to the Miele showroom this afternoon - the latest addition to the appliance list for the new kitchen:  built-in coffee machine. 
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Post by: KarenH on October 10, 2011, 10:50:35 am
By the way - great new photos johnro and frozzie!
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Post by: judydawn on October 10, 2011, 10:54:05 am
It's certainly different to normal coffee machines Karen - is it easy to clean?  You might as well go the whole hog and finish your kitchen with everything that opens and shuts - you've waited so long for it you deserve the works.
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Post by: KarenH on October 10, 2011, 11:00:21 am
It is very easy to clean JD - that was one of the first things I got them to show me in the store!  Apart from us both getting free coffees made for us, and the kids getting free bikkies and dropping crumbs all over the showroom floor and leaving fingerprints on the shiny appliances ;)

It is built in to the wall, above the oven, so saves bench space.
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Post by: johnro on October 10, 2011, 11:00:44 am
Thanks Karen - I have been pleased with our miele appliances - do not have the coffee machine though  :)  :)
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Post by: maddy on October 11, 2011, 05:20:50 am
The Ezibuy online Christmas catalogue was too much temptation, for a weak willed girl such as myself  :P

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/LARGE5C78319.jpg?t=1318302231)

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/LARGE5C78315.jpg?t=1318302157)

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/LARGE5C78302.jpg?t=1318302319)

and 3 sets each of these for the Christmas tree

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/LARGE5C78421.jpg?t=1318301820)

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/LARGE5C78416.jpg?t=1318301984)

and a fitted quilt valance in Lilac for DD (only $20!)

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/LARGE5C71216.jpg?t=1318304185)

oh, and 2 personalized prints for Hubby & son for under the tree.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/LARGE5C81202.jpg?t=1318303989)

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/LARGE5C81200.jpg?t=1318303969)

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Post by: maddy on October 11, 2011, 06:14:25 am
THIS PURCHASE IS ALL JUDY'S FAULT!!!!!!

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/--soRlLSxwvI/TmofjZaKN_I/AAAAAAAAAZs/2B4Fwm1flkc/s400/fizz.JPG)

Highlights

    * Limited edition Pink Fizz SodaStream machine
    * SodaStream and Groupon will donate $5 from every purchase
      to the National Breast
      Cancer Foundation
    * Comes with Fizz Chip™ digital screen to indicate fizziness
      and gas level
    * 60L gas cylinder
    * Twin pack 1L bottles
    * Twin pack Pink 500mL bottles
    * 6 Natural Goodness syrups
    * Nationwide delivery
    * Delivery voucher for next SodaStream product purchase
    * Brand-new product not yet released to the public
    * Modern, artistic style to complement kitchens

.......I will gift my 3 week old one to my parents (for Dads tonic water), and replace it with this one for me  ;D


....... :-* Thank you Judy for letting me know about it.......YOUR A STAR!  :-*

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Post by: cookie1 on October 11, 2011, 06:24:38 am
Maddy you are a shocker. :D :D :D I love all your purchases.
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Post by: Wonder on October 11, 2011, 06:36:43 am
Maddie was the Sodastream on Groupon? I bought one not long ago but this one look great.
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Post by: andiesenji on October 11, 2011, 06:37:04 am
Maddy, I wish you lived closer.  
I have a pink cake and pie carrier that would fit nicely in your kitchen.

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h129/Basenjibabe91/Kitchen%20stuff%20old%20and%20new/Canisters%20and%20accessories/piecarrier.jpg)

It will hold two pies and one fairly tall cake.
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h129/Basenjibabe91/Kitchen%20stuff%20old%20and%20new/Canisters%20and%20accessories/piecarrier2.jpg)
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Post by: maddy on October 11, 2011, 06:56:42 am
Maddy you are a shocker. :D :D :D I love all your purchases.

LOL.....oh I know  :P

Maddie was the Sodastream on Groupon? I bought one not long ago but this one look great.

It was.....Judy kindly made me aware of it  8) Bless her cotton socks  ;D

Maddy, I wish you lived closer. 
I have a pink cake and pie carrier that would fit nicely in your kitchen.


Oh that is a pink vintage gem Andie!  8).....wish I lived closer too.....would love to play hide and seek in that attic of yours  :P
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Post by: faffa_70 on October 11, 2011, 08:39:11 am
We have had this coffee machine for 18 months and the pump died on it today  :o :o :o :o :o
(http://www.breville.com.au/media/catalog/product/cache/11/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/8/0/800es_01_product_110329.jpg)

DH rang Breville today and bless them told us to return it for exchange. Gold old Good Guys allowed us to pay the extra and upgrade to this one  ;D ;D ;D
(http://www.breville.com.au/media/catalog/product/cache/11/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/b/e/bes860_02_product_110329.jpg)

fair to say we were impressed with Breville's customer service today  ;)
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Post by: Frozzie on October 11, 2011, 08:53:23 am
faffa excellent customer service...wish they were like that here  :)

maddy you are utterly and totally hopeless.....there is no hope for you lol  :P
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Post by: judydawn on October 11, 2011, 09:06:02 am
Good for you Maddy - how could I not let you know about that offer.  It had your name written all over it  :-*
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Post by: maddy on October 11, 2011, 09:54:38 am
maddy you are utterly and totally hopeless.....there is no hope for you lol  :P

ABSOLUTELY NONE I TELL YOU! ;D

That's one coooool coffee machine Faffs!  8)  Very noice
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Post by: faffa_70 on October 11, 2011, 10:19:28 am
yes we are a bit partial to our coffee lol and the jolly TMX always appears to be in use when we want one so decided that a coffee machine wasn't one that we would be parting with. Have toyed for ages about getting a fully automatic one but neither DH or I really like the coffee they produce so this one was the winner today  :D
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Post by: tarasis on October 11, 2011, 10:40:41 am
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/--soRlLSxwvI/TmofjZaKN_I/AAAAAAAAAZs/2B4Fwm1flkc/s400/fizz.JPG)

Highlights

    * Limited edition Pink Fizz SodaStream machine
    * SodaStream and Groupon will donate $5 from every purchase
      to the National Breast
      Cancer Foundation
    * Comes with Fizz Chip™ digital screen to indicate fizziness
      and gas level
    * 60L gas cylinder
    * Twin pack 1L bottles
    * Twin pack Pink 500mL bottles
    * 6 Natural Goodness syrups
    * Nationwide delivery
    * Delivery voucher for next SodaStream product purchase
    * Brand-new product not yet released to the public
    * Modern, artistic style to complement kitchens

I was just thinking about buying a soda stream (addicted to Coca Cola, out of the can, which gets expensive when its €.49 per can + €.25 deposit, compared to a 1.5l or 2l bottle (though I hate flat cola, so if I use a bottle I drink more and tend to drink a Pint glasses worth at a time!)
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Post by: fundj&e on October 11, 2011, 10:42:39 am
€.25 deposit, please explain 
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Post by: maddy on October 11, 2011, 10:45:06 am
I don't drink cola, but hubby said the soda stream one tastes like the no name branded ones.
I LOVE the ginger beer, and want to try the lemon & peach tea ones.
We don't buy soft drink often, but when hubby has been sweating all day on the tractor, he can a have a fizzie when he feels like one.  I guess it gives him a sugar boost  ???
I'm also thinking some cool flavoured ice cream spiders or slushies for summertime  8)
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Post by: fundj&e on October 11, 2011, 10:51:21 am
Tarasis Sorry i was not trying to be rude with the please explain bit
A few years ago we had politician that when a journalist would ask her a question she would reply, please explain
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Post by: tarasis on October 11, 2011, 11:04:07 am
Tarasis Sorry i was not trying to be rude with the please explain bit
A few years ago we had politician that when a journalist would ask her a question she would reply, please explain

€.25 deposit, please explain 

Don't worry, I didn't take it as rude at all. On cans, glass bottles and some plastic bottles we pay a refundable deposit when we buy the drink to encourage people & companies to recycle the bottles/cans rather than simply dump them in the bin. It works well and there is a secondary "benefit" of bin hokers searching for cans/bottles to return for money. Some of the bottles used (particularly the 500ml & 1L bottles used by the Coca Cola Company) are made of a harder plastic which can be pressure cleaned and re-used. Most people tend to buy crates of 10 1L bottles and pay a deposit on the crate and the bottles (but also crates of Fruit Juice, Fizzy Water, Beer and what not) and forward the refunded deposit into the next crate.

There used to be a similar thing in Northern Ireland a long ole time ago on class bottles but they stopped when I was a kid (late 80's, poss very early 90's).

One thing with Germany, compare to the UK, is they really aren't that big of shopping deals or BOGOF offers (Buy One Get One Free) so were in the UK you'd often get CC at reasonable prices in Cans you don't here. (Think like £1.99 for 12 cans, with BOGOF, compared to  €3.00 for 6 cans + deposit)
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Post by: fundj&e on October 11, 2011, 11:13:16 am
€.75 for a can of coke :o  on sale here we pay 0.50 cents per can
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Post by: jeninwa on October 11, 2011, 12:57:51 pm
Love everyone's recent buys, do you need a licence to drive that coffee machine faffa?
Love the soda stream and all your other shopping Maddy. i would never have thought of using my pasta machine for anything other than pasta JD, I learn something every time I visit this fantastic group.


My little buy today

(http://images.theage.com.au/2011/10/03/2665501/art-353-inthemix_20111003122603135539-200x0.jpg)
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Post by: tarasis on October 11, 2011, 01:36:50 pm
I was surprised to win a copy of that book the other day in competition on Thermovixens (http://thermovixens.com/) blog (no rule saying you had to be in Australia so I figured what the hey it was worth a shot). Looking forward to trying some of the recipes in there.

Most of the stuff I tend to buy are CD's (nearly all are film scores from the past rather than current movies) though there are a few kitchen bits I keep meaning to get (meat thermometer, pasta machine, a non shaped rubber spatula for use in the thermomix as a left hander I find using the default spatula thing awkward, a large rubber pastry mat and a few other bits)
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Post by: leesmac78 on October 11, 2011, 01:58:53 pm
We are Nespresso lovers. We have two machines, one in the kitchen and one for traveling. They are quite costly in Australia so every trip i make back, I take one for a friend,  just bought one for my mom for €49.  They cost $299 in aus.  So that and a thermomix will make for some heavy hand luggage.

Xxx

 ;D

Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: tarasis on October 11, 2011, 02:05:42 pm
€.75 for a can of coke :o  on sale here we pay 0.50 cents per can

Well its still 0.50 cents (euro cents, current exchange rates mean Aus $0.69) per can, you do get the deposit back as long as you don't throw it away. 500ml bottles tend to run between 0.99-1.50+ deposit, 1L bottles 0.89 - 1.99 + deposit. 330ml glass bottles (in crates from Drinks places) tend to by 0.59 + deposit.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Meagan on October 11, 2011, 05:03:16 pm
We are Nespresso lovers. We have two machines, one in the kitchen and one for traveling. They are quite costly in Australia so every trip i make back, I take one for a friend,  just bought one for my mom for €49.  They cost $299 in aus.  So that and a thermomix will make for some heavy hand luggage.

Xxx

 ;D



Make sure you put your blades in your suitcase Lee ;)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: leesmac78 on October 11, 2011, 05:10:45 pm
Absolutely, we have already had that discussion, thanks

Xxx

 ;D

Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: judydawn on October 12, 2011, 09:36:36 am
You wouldn't believe how hard it was to find biscuit/cake tins in my area - finally found some today.  Not exactly my colour but they will be kept in the pantry anyway so a bit of pink will remind me of maddy every time I open them  ;)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Katya on October 12, 2011, 09:49:45 am
I was just looking at those tins JD and immediately thought of Maddy ....  :D :D
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Post by: judydawn on October 12, 2011, 09:53:50 am
 :D :D Yes Katya, see pink - think maddy these days.
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Post by: fundj&e on October 12, 2011, 10:40:26 am
When i see spinach i think of hally ,T towels its cookie1, anything pink maddy, shopping is not the same any more, i talk to myself now thats just nuts :-))   
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Frozzie on October 12, 2011, 10:48:21 am
we have these types of biscuit tins from brittany (bretagne) and they are fantastic as they have a humidity element in the lid that keeps biccies fresh for alot longer than in any other type of container..
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: leesmac78 on October 12, 2011, 05:10:31 pm
To celebrate Thermie's new found wellness, I bought him a little present.  Wunderbares Backen.  This is obviously a baking book, all in German.  Just made bagels to celebrate.

xxx

 ;D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: andiesenji on October 12, 2011, 08:12:25 pm
I've got some vintage cracker/cookie "keepers" with a removable hollow knob on the lid that contains a dessicant to keep the contents dry.
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h129/Basenjibabe91/Kitchen%20stuff%20old%20and%20new/Canisters%20and%20accessories/HPIM4338.jpg)

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h129/Basenjibabe91/Kitchen%20stuff%20old%20and%20new/Canisters%20and%20accessories/HPIM4339.jpg)

The knobs can be "baked" in the oven to remove the moisture the crystals have absorbed and the specific instructions are on the inside of each lid.  I just put the knobs in the oven and will post another photo when they are "done."
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h129/Basenjibabe91/Kitchen%20stuff%20old%20and%20new/Canisters%20and%20accessories/HPIM4340.jpg)
These are made in U.S.A. but there were similar ones made in England and I have seen one bread box like this.

A close up of the "Blue Magic crystals" in the knobs after "baking" in the oven.
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h129/Basenjibabe91/Kitchen%20stuff%20old%20and%20new/Canisters%20and%20accessories/HPIM4341.jpg)

I did a search on eBay and found a bunch - seen here (http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p4522.m570.l1313&_nkw=vintage+blue+magic+krispy+kan&_sacat=See-All-Categories).

P.S.  one is in Australia.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: tarasis on October 12, 2011, 09:23:48 pm
To celebrate Thermie's new found wellness, I bought him a little present.  Wunderbares Backen.  This is obviously a baking book, all in German.  Just made bagels to celebrate.

xxx

 ;D

Hmm that might be a book to get for the missus, she does like her cakes and what not. Is the bagel recipe in there Lee?
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: CreamPuff63 on October 13, 2011, 01:46:37 am
tarasis we have a gorgeous bagel recipe here (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=3217.0). Now you'l have to think of another excuse to buy the book  ;)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Bedlam on October 13, 2011, 01:52:14 am
Those canisters are lovely Andie, do they work well,crackers stay fresher for longer?
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: judydawn on October 13, 2011, 01:54:47 am
Yikes, they want $67.50 for the one in Australia andie.  Great idea but that is rather expensive for a bikkie tin.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Wonder on October 13, 2011, 02:12:30 am
I've inlcuded this on another thread but this morning I made a snap decision to purchase a Kindle and Kindle cover with light. Can't wait for delivery from the US which is meant to be next Tuesday.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: andiesenji on October 13, 2011, 02:17:39 am
Yikes, they want $67.50 for the one in Australia andie.  Great idea but that is rather expensive for a bikkie tin.

That's because not only is it "vintage" - it is "imported"   ;)

I bought one of mine new many years ago and found the red one at a Salvation Army store. 

You can buy the food grade silica gel crystals and put some in the "fill them yourself" teabags - the kind you iron an edge to seal.

They really do keep the crackers and cookies, etc., crisp.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: maddy on October 13, 2011, 06:04:54 am
Just added to the appliance and cook book arsenal!  :P

(http://cdn.dealsdirect.net/m/products/427/44427/23/product1_44427_600x600.jpg?filename=Eurolab+Mini+Cup+Cake+Maker)

Good for savoury mini muffins too.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51B8BSEBkBL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: cookie1 on October 13, 2011, 06:17:11 am
I love the cookie/cake tins. I have a 3 tiered set that I bought when we first married and despite having been dropped a couple of times they are good. Don't keep biscuits fresh though so I use a different container.
Maddy I saw the cupcake makers and didn't dare even think about it. They look fantastic. Do you have a secret place to put all your gadgets?
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: leesmac78 on October 13, 2011, 06:43:22 am
Yes Rob.  Not a bad book. Just need to deceipher all the German.  But I did it!

Xxx

 ;D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: judydawn on October 13, 2011, 07:05:31 am
Now, why doesn't that surprise me maddy - is it pink?
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: maddy on October 13, 2011, 07:15:22 am
Now, why doesn't that surprise me maddy - is it pink?

....well no it's not  :(  but neither is thermie....so I will cope  :P  Actually, the TM is quite a boring colour really  :-\ maybe time to glammy it up like Frozzie's!


Do you have a secret place to put all your gadgets?

Well, a big shed + lots of clear storage boxes.......but before they vacation there, they usually stack up along side the book case  :o there's quite a stack now!  Pretty tablecloths hide their existence for the time being  8)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Frozzie on October 13, 2011, 08:33:57 am
Same with thefrench ones ....you put the whole lid in oven to dry out... They are really good and are much cheaper around 10 to 12 euros :)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: fundj&e on October 13, 2011, 11:43:15 am
I did have a bimbo moment ...................i will take a photo of my new camera now  :-[
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: tarasis on October 13, 2011, 11:55:42 am
Fundj: and apparently write Uni on it ;D (I've taken photo's of new gear before too)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Frozzie on October 13, 2011, 10:19:34 pm
bought the new kindle (should have it tomorrow)  ;D and went ikea shopping lol...quilt for DD, some doors and drawers for a piece we have in our bedroom and a mosaic miroir to go in downstairs toilet...nothing cooking related though  :-))
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: fundj&e on October 14, 2011, 12:21:24 am

I really need to find a good can opener

I have spent 100s of $ over the years, i always have my suicide (DH calls it that) one around,  and i hate it, but its the only one that works and lasts forever.  ;D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Wonder on October 14, 2011, 12:32:30 am
fundj, I find the tupperware can opener works fantastically and has lasted a lot longer than any of the cheaper ones I've had. I'm not generally a big fan of tupperware but I would happily recommend the can opener as a worthwhile investment - they aren't cheap though.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: KarenH on October 14, 2011, 12:33:47 am
Wonder - you just beat me to it!  I am also a big fan of the tupperware can opener.  I can recommend it
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: fundj&e on October 14, 2011, 12:40:26 am
My last one was $ 70.00  :o


I think my problem is that i open very large cans with it , the 3kg ones 


Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: fundj&e on October 14, 2011, 12:43:58 am
So you knew  what i meant by the  suicide one  ;D
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Post by: judydawn on October 14, 2011, 12:49:39 am
I didn't fundj?  Photo please.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: CreamPuff63 on October 14, 2011, 12:53:09 am
I have a Magi-can opener - probably about 20 years old now and still going strong...mind you I have never opened a 3kg can with it  ;D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: fundj&e on October 14, 2011, 12:59:25 am
this type JD DH gets sooooooooo >:( with me when, i use it
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Post by: Bedlam on October 14, 2011, 01:00:16 am
Yep,that's what I imagined you meant. You have to get a new one.
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Post by: fundj&e on October 14, 2011, 01:08:22 am
yes i do and its buckle broof  :)
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on October 14, 2011, 01:20:06 am
buckle broof? do you mean muscle proof?
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Post by: Nay-nay on October 14, 2011, 01:20:42 am
That's the type I use if camping or have no power and hubby does not like it either. But the electric can opener is the only one that has even worked every time without fail and have not had to replace (got it for wedding pressie).  ;)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Wonder on October 14, 2011, 01:21:15 am
that looks dangerous!
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Post by: fundj&e on October 14, 2011, 01:23:57 am
Its a killer but it works ;D
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Post by: andiesenji on October 14, 2011, 01:35:06 am
I have one of the battery operated one that rides around the top of the can on its own.  They were so cheap at the kitchen outlet store that I bought three, figuring I would just toss them when they died but so far am still using the first and the batteries last a good while.

One Touch can opener. (http://www.skyhome.com.au/one-touch.html)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: fundj&e on October 14, 2011, 01:53:54 am
If i had a the right spot in my kitchen  i would get one of these

Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: cookie1 on October 14, 2011, 06:23:40 am
My favourite can opener is the one DH was issued when he did his national service. I'm left handed so have problems with some can openers.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: judydawn on October 14, 2011, 08:06:17 am
Ah yes fundj, we all have/had one of those but they do work.  My DD has something down there that I have a devil of a job working out, I usually end up handing it to DH to figure out as I don't have patience with fandangled items.  She also has a enjo mop that I couldn't work out how to open to put the cloth on - even though it had the word open and an arrow, darn thing wouldn't open for me so I got down on my hands and knees and just used the mop attachment  :-))  Her whole house is too hi-tech for me.  The doorbell went but I didn't know how to use the security thingy whatsit which showed you who was at the front door so, not being able to tell them I was on my way down, I ran down 2 flights of stairs and caught them just as they were leaving the property.  Naturally DD thinks it's funny but give me the old fashioned ideas any day.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: CreamPuff63 on October 14, 2011, 08:22:19 am
 :D :D :D you sound abit like Granny from the Beverley Hillbillies!
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Post by: johnro on October 14, 2011, 08:24:06 am
I am completely useless when it comes to using the suicide can opener Fundj - I have the tupperware can opener and love it!!!!!  :)  :) Received In the mix about 10mins ago so have not even opened the pages!!!!  :)  :)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: judydawn on October 14, 2011, 09:22:21 am
:D :D :D you sound abit like Granny from the Beverley Hillbillies!

Probably look like her too CP  ;D ;D

Oh, DD was surprised & impressed when she found out I was buying goods online AND had my first leg waxing recently at the ripe old age of 65  ;D
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Post by: Bedlam on October 14, 2011, 11:25:06 am
Oh J D, you sound like you are doing well. Gave me a giggle too. I think she is a  Lucky DD to have you.
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Post by: Frozzie on October 14, 2011, 01:56:07 pm
oh dear JD...you gave me such a giggle with imagining you at DDs house  :D :D :D :D  im still laughing imaging you trying to figure out the mop and the interphone !!
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: CreamPuff63 on October 14, 2011, 03:39:46 pm
Oh, DD was surprised & impressed when she found out I was buying goods online

I texted my DD23 something probs along the line of ROTFLMAO  (wasn't that one but) and she said...what are you talking about mum, I said "its obvious! we all talk like this nowadays", she said "mum, never heard of it, I think you are making things up", I said "rubbish, this is how we talk on the forum". She disputed all the short talk ha ha, and turns out I was right cos we googled the abbreviation. Those crazy kids don't want to keep up with technology  ;D
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Post by: Frozzie on October 14, 2011, 06:34:03 pm
haha good on you cp...one over the kids  ;D  how could she not have heard of that...maybe even text lingo is getting old hat lol
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Post by: fundj&e on October 14, 2011, 09:54:56 pm
1 for the mums CP......................... ;D oh what a feeling         
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Post by: judydawn on October 15, 2011, 12:09:42 am
Yes, it doesn't happen very often. Grand-children are different - they think we know everything (mind you, mine are only youngsters so I guess that will change when they become teenagers and then they will probably think they know everything ;)
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Post by: Bedlam on October 15, 2011, 12:14:29 am
So true JD,  littlies think we know everything,teenagers think we know nothing but then it does turn again doesn't it,perhaps when the kids have kids they look for advise again.  My kids think it's hilarious that mums on a "forum".
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Post by: judydawn on October 15, 2011, 12:21:46 am
My DD2 still thinks it's amazing that by her introducing me to the TMX it has led to such an involvement in this forum and all the friends I have made from it.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: johnro on October 15, 2011, 12:27:51 am
Our 3 DD's are not shocked by anything Mum does or doesn't do - but I speak form the mouth of the non Grandparent experience and heavens knows when that day will come.  The girls are more shocked at some of the things I tell them as to the happenings in the lives of current adolescents - after all as a result of teaching mainly yrs 11 and 12 for eons I have been able to an observer to all that is current and believe me many times there are 'beam me up Scotty moments!!  :)  :)
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Post by: andiesenji on October 15, 2011, 01:03:56 am
I tell my grandchildren about my grandfather, who was the major "parent" in my childhood.  He and my grandmother raised me after my mom and dad divorced when I was still a toddler. 
My grandma had a lot of input but my grandpa and I had an extraordinary relationship, considering he was elderly when I was born (my mother was 16 and grandmother was only 32) but I was the only girl born in a generation, my mother being the last, and he took it upon himself to teach me to read by the time I was four and encouraged me to do things considered to be male-only activities. 
(He was far ahead of his time in many ways.)

Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: fundj&e on October 15, 2011, 01:08:02 am
With my kids its..........plssssssssssss  dnt  embarrass me  :-[
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Post by: judydawn on October 15, 2011, 01:12:25 am
I know some people who are embarrassed by their aging parents but I usually find them interesting people - different I guess when they are not your own parents. :D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: obbie on October 15, 2011, 02:00:30 am
 :) Just remember that the kids usually pick the parents nursing homes.

I just loved it a few years ago, when my parents went for a ski holiday.

Spending The Kids inheritance.

They have been on quite a few since too.

Robyn
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Post by: fundj&e on October 15, 2011, 02:02:44 am
Good on them, that’s my plan 2  ;D
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Post by: cookie1 on October 15, 2011, 04:59:59 am
Exactly what we're doing. ;) ;)

I'm going to give up looking at this thread.  It is very dangerous.
(http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh142/birdsam/Thermomix%20recipes/P1020147.jpg)

It will certainly reduce the amount of liquid soap I buy. Thanks to ever suggested it. The woman in Howards Storage asked me where I heard about it. :P
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Very Happy Jan on October 15, 2011, 06:42:37 am
I ordered 2 of the Cruisipro Foam Pumps off ebay this morning. Didn't even think of Howards Storage.  :(
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Post by: Frozzie on October 15, 2011, 08:24:01 am
im sure hte forum AND maddy is repsonsable for quite alot of purchasing here and there lol  :)
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Post by: Meagan on October 16, 2011, 12:01:48 am
I have had 2 of those dispensers for a while now, one in the kitchen and one in the bathroom. Love them. They are so great for kids as my ds2 used to squeeze out heaps of liquid soap and a lot would be wasted. the woman at upwards storage probably asked as they were featured on a tv show a while back and were sold out for a period of time.
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Post by: Cuilidh on October 16, 2011, 08:40:06 pm
I got two from Cuisipro last week.  Love them!  I initially went into Howards Storage World to buy them and the assistant there didn't have a clue what I was talking about!

I've been busy the last couple of days and am only catching up on the forum just now.  When I grew up the "suicide" can openers were the ones we had as well and I hated them.  I always promised mum that I would buy her a decent can opener with my first pay when I started working ($21.50 per week in my hand in those days!).  When I did buy the 'new fangled' one she wouldn't give up the old ones so I had to chuck them in the bin.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: fundj&e on October 16, 2011, 10:26:40 pm
Great sales in the city yesterday

75% off the already discounted price  a 3pices set pjs 1. TOP  1. BOTTOMS and what i thought was a Boob tube top+ a small
bag that you can store your pjs for only $ 8.99, unheard of brand chloe&Lola(for me). i said to DH i will get some for the girls DD and DIL, for xmas, + i got 2 set for me. Please keep in mind that  its a set of 4 and all tied together  and i am not a fan of shopping
i just unpacked the shopping from yesterday  oh boy was i wrong about the boob tube
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Very Happy Jan on October 17, 2011, 01:18:46 am
 :D :D Belly Band. Find a pregnant woman and give it to her. I hear they are fantastic and enable the girls to wear there own tops for longer. The belly band fills in the gap!. I've just given my Niece a voucher to buy some maternity gear and encouraged her to buy one of these.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on October 17, 2011, 01:21:26 am
 ;D ;D thats funny fundj. Sadly I'm not pregnant (no thats not the sad bit) but I do need one of those bands (thats sad)  :'(
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Post by: Very Happy Jan on October 17, 2011, 01:22:21 am
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Ditto CP
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: nazar on October 17, 2011, 01:23:45 am
are you wanting some grand children
well this is a big hint if you do
i that it that you do not want any more your self
so now you now why they were so cheap
oh well we all make these mistakes
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: fundj&e on October 17, 2011, 01:30:14 am
I am wearing the leggings now, very comfy  ;D
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Post by: jeninwa on October 17, 2011, 01:33:26 am
Ditto CP, are you going to wear the boob tube with the leggins? ;D
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Post by: Frozzie on October 17, 2011, 06:14:57 am
lol uni...nevermind i have on occassion picked somethign up and thought thats quite nice only to find its maternity gear lol...havent bought a tummy band by mistake as a boob tube though haha are they even still worn??? seems like an 80s item to be and probably should stay there  ;D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: tarasis on October 17, 2011, 07:07:52 am
tarasis we have a gorgeous bagel recipe here (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=3217.0). Now you'l have to think of another excuse to buy the book  ;)

Thank you CP, they were indeed gorgeous :) As to buying the book ... well Xmas is coming up ;)
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Post by: cookie1 on October 17, 2011, 07:49:37 am
Love the boob tube fundj.  :D :D
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Post by: maddy on October 19, 2011, 03:12:38 am
blinking sauce & mustard bottles.....gave me a good laugh, and they freak my girl out  ;D

(http://edgecastcdn.net/800034/www.perpetualkid.com/productimages/lg2/COND-1003.jpg)

Tala jam strainer

(http://www.scattysquirrel.co.uk/ekmps/shops/holmag12/images/tala-jam-strainer-set-2685-p.jpg)

....and too much spent on new cricket gear for the boy!
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: obbie on October 20, 2011, 01:02:08 am
I love the sauce bottles Maddy.

I wish I had more time to shop,  and shops to shop in.
Its 1 hour drive for any decent shops.

Robyn
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Post by: maddy on October 20, 2011, 01:15:29 am


(http://images.sodahead.com/polls/002004021/5552852351_tji_shocked_face2_answer_1_xlarge.jpeg)


.......an hour away from ANY store would positively drive me I.N.S.A.N.E. !
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Post by: obbie on October 20, 2011, 02:55:07 am
 ;D Saves me money though...

Robyn
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Post by: fundj&e on October 21, 2011, 02:07:39 am
 a few weeks ago i mentioned to DH about getting a slower cookie, i have been cooking/palying around with DD one 4 about 4 weeks

just got a call from DH to ask me what size i want ;D
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Post by: judydawn on October 21, 2011, 04:29:21 am
What size do you want fundj?  I have a large one but it is too large for just 2 people, wish I had a smaller one as well but I am not going to buy another one at this stage for the limited amount of times I would use it. 
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Post by: fundj&e on October 21, 2011, 05:00:20 am
i did want the small but DH said no just in case it was too small. i have osso bucco on in my DS slower cooker at the moment

6 pieces of meat and heaps of veg a its just right
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Post by: cookie1 on October 21, 2011, 07:00:15 am
He's sweet. :-*
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Post by: johnro on October 22, 2011, 01:23:35 am
Have lamb shanks on at the moment in the SC - it is my simulation to a houseboy, great arriving home at the end of a day to a cooked meal!  :)  :)
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Post by: judydawn on October 22, 2011, 01:30:48 am
Especially lamb shanks and mashed potato Robyn, yum  :)
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Post by: johnro on October 22, 2011, 01:36:35 am
So one could question why I am not leaving my houseboy  :D  :D to cook on a work day - but with with the cloudy and windy day felt like lamb shanks today!!!!  :D  :D
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Post by: johnro on October 22, 2011, 01:48:53 am
Exciting development re my need for the Cuisinart cream maker with compressor!  I often shop online with kitchenware direct where they have the instant price match available when you are searching,the model I want to purchase was listed with KD for $499,whereas Home Depot had it for $399 - I just received notification that kitchenware direct will match that price, I simply need to quote the reference number in the email - yahoo!!!!!  :D  :D
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on October 22, 2011, 04:05:22 am
had a friend over for dinner the other night, and the comment was made "gee, you like your gadgets" and whilst I knew that it was funny that someone else (especially male) should happen to notice (DH has blinkers on I reckon) I think that perhaps a lot of the forum people are pretty like minded in this respect  ;)
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Post by: foodiepep on October 22, 2011, 06:39:02 am
Yes, Creampuff we like our gadgets here.  lol

I think that if you like cooking you also like making cooking more enjoyable and gadgets help.  For example, I love making cheery pie, imagine having to pit cherries without a cherry pitter or making ice cream without the TMX and/or an ice cream maker
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Post by: cookie1 on October 22, 2011, 07:22:11 am
Gee I don't have a cherry pitter. To be honest I would like to have enough cherried so that I needed one.
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Post by: judydawn on October 22, 2011, 07:34:59 am
Robyn that is a great price for the Cuisinart ice-cream maker - have you ordered it?
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Post by: johnro on October 22, 2011, 09:23:07 am
No Judy but I took up Kathryn's sugggestion and have put a list with preferred supplier on the fridge (given that the gift giving season is approaching) + attached the email which I received yesterday re Kitchenware Direct price match.  However there will be an order sent from this house during the coming week  :)   :D  :)

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Post by: judydawn on October 22, 2011, 09:25:20 am
There will have to be Robyn or you might miss out on that price.  Have you cleared the fridge so that this note stands out and cannot be missed  ;D
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Post by: cookie1 on October 22, 2011, 09:46:13 am
Go for it Robyn. Mine is a sunbeam but it aerates the icecream beautifully. We now have all natural icecream in a variety of flavours.
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Post by: dede on October 22, 2011, 09:57:56 am
Brought myself a cupcake maker yesterday. Makes 6 cupcakes. With the problem I have with my oven I thought this was a great idea. Made some plain vanilla cupcakes last night and some whit choc chip and raspberry cup cakes today. Cooks them perfectly and all the same size.
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Post by: Bedlam on October 22, 2011, 10:00:16 am
Hope my DD doesn't see this, she wants me to get a cupcake maker, how long for a batch
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Post by: judydawn on October 22, 2011, 10:01:17 am
That was a great idea mandi - now you know they are going to turn out perfect every time.
Is an 8 hole pie maker on the list next  ;)
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Post by: foodiepep on October 22, 2011, 11:56:41 am
Gee I don't have a cherry pitter. To be honest I would like to have enough cherried so that I needed one.

Cookie it isn't like we grow cherries or anything, but when they are in season we buy extras so we can have cherry pie out of season.  Frozen cherries cost $18+ /kg so if cherries are ever on sale I buy extra for later.  Oh and it's very exciting when I sort out the freezer and find a bag of cherries.    ;D

You can also use a cherry pitter for pitting olives.
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Post by: Bedlam on October 22, 2011, 12:29:06 pm
I love my cherry pitter, it does 4 at a time and has 2 sizes. We use it for olives also.  Especially love it at Xmas time
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Post by: dede on October 22, 2011, 01:17:49 pm
Takes around 6-8 minutes to cook 6. Um and an 8 hole pie maker would be great lol.
Oh and forgot to mention that I got myself an iPad too. I'm loving the convenience of it. Got it second hand and is only a few months old. Very pleased with my purchase and saved a few $$$ too. (now lets hope the iPad doesn't have gremlins like Hally's iPad)  :D
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Post by: Bedlam on October 22, 2011, 01:33:16 pm
Mmm you have to be careful with the proof reading. I always need to go back and modify my posts. iPad seems to have a sneaky way ofl playing with our words. 
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Post by: maddy on October 23, 2011, 02:06:02 am
(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/43067_149341_extra.jpg?t=1319331203)

My Dad swears by it

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_2-Yo-ztObXE/TRvYM5FPdEI/AAAAAAAAAEQ/Ad-Ha1l3VE4/s200/marble+grinder.jpg)

(http://static.petersofkensington.com.au/images/ProductImages/937834-Large.jpg)

(http://www.proactiv.com.au/awms/Upload/Images/Proactiv/Products/4%20Piece%20Pack%20Moisture%20-%20upgradebanner.jpg)

......for the teenager

and tube of cricket balls for the boy.
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Post by: jeninwa on October 23, 2011, 02:23:09 am
Love the pink scissors Mandy, I have seen so many pink things, while shopping this week and think of you every time. Pink watering can at Bunnings, pink ice cream maker etc. 
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: jeninwa on October 23, 2011, 02:28:07 am
I bought one of these during the week, have been buying large boxes of fruit for $10.00, borrowed my friends dehydrator, (thinking of buying one) 

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Post by: fundj&e on October 23, 2011, 02:45:20 am
good for pizza and pastry 2  ;D
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Post by: fundj&e on October 23, 2011, 02:46:55 am
jeninwa, can its peel potatoes  ???
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Post by: nazar on October 23, 2011, 02:48:46 am
ok fundj    what does it do ?
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Post by: fundj&e on October 23, 2011, 02:52:05 am
meat tenderiser, have alook at maddys post below ;D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: nazar on October 23, 2011, 02:59:43 am
how do you use it for pizza and pastry
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Post by: fundj&e on October 23, 2011, 03:03:32 am
sometimes a pizza can puff up while baking this will help with that , same for the pastry instead of using a fork

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Post by: nazar on October 23, 2011, 03:07:14 am
oh ok      thanks            had not thought to use it for that
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Post by: fundj&e on October 23, 2011, 03:07:42 am
like this one
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Post by: nazar on October 23, 2011, 03:32:20 am
YEEEOOHHHHH that one looks very painful  , l would not want my kids to get hold of it     
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Post by: jeninwa on October 23, 2011, 03:54:34 am
jeninwa, can its peel potatoes  ???

If you remove the cutting blade at the front (the one that slices and cores), you can peel most of the potato, I just had to give it a try to find out. I have peeled pears ok with it. Next to try is an orange.
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Post by: fundj&e on October 23, 2011, 04:06:45 am
thanks jeninwa
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Post by: andiesenji on October 23, 2011, 04:23:02 am
I've got a rotary pastry docker.  Good for pie dough, flatbreads, etc., where you don't want bubble blowouts.  I use it to "tame" puff pastry to keep the puffing even.

Here's mine
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h129/Basenjibabe91/HPIM4369.jpg)

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h129/Basenjibabe91/HPIM4370.jpg)

It's one of my gadgets that some people think should be in a torture chamber - along with the marmalade cutter! ;D
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Post by: foodiepep on October 23, 2011, 04:38:22 am
I bought one of these during the week, have been buying large boxes of fruit for $10.00, borrowed my friends dehydrator, (thinking of buying one)  

(http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=6682.0;attach=4254;image)

This is an essential tool for making apple pies or crumbles.  It is so much quicker!!
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Post by: jeninwa on October 23, 2011, 04:48:06 am
Here is a photo, didn't have a orange so used a lemon.



(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v180/jen1956au/54463536.jpg)
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Post by: judydawn on October 23, 2011, 06:19:52 am
You can use your apple peeler to peel potatoes girls.  Just make sure the cutting disk is not in place and it will just peel it as per this photo - I missed the first bit of the potato but it did the other end OK. It peels them a darn sight thinner than I do with a knife  :-))  Here's a picture too of thicker peels that Maddy sprayed and cooked in the oven - the main reason I bought my apple peeler.
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Post by: fundj&e on October 23, 2011, 06:50:30 am
so can you adjust the thinkness of the peel jd
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Post by: judydawn on October 23, 2011, 06:55:28 am
Yes, loosen the wing nut on top of the peeler bit and the cutter will move in or out.
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Post by: Amanda on October 23, 2011, 08:37:49 am
I spent a big day in town trying to find warm clothing for my youngest who is off to Canada next week for a student exchange. Jeans, jumpers, and new bathers (?) found eventually. This time next week she'll be gone. *sob* :'(
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Post by: johnro on October 23, 2011, 08:56:12 am
Judy those potato curls look great, perhaps we should begin a thread ..............."maddy inspired purchases " - many DH's would probably find a more colourful title.  :D  :D
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Post by: cookie1 on October 23, 2011, 09:14:38 am
I never thought of using an apple peeler for potatoes. Is it a hastle to get them out and use them?
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Post by: judydawn on October 23, 2011, 09:16:30 am
Not at all Cookie, that's what I did to show the potato peeled but not sliced.  Mind you, when I first received it I used to have to get DH to work it out for me as I couldn't but once the penny drops, it is dead easy and not a problem to just rinse under the tap.
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Post by: judydawn on October 23, 2011, 09:19:55 am
I spent a big day in town trying to find warm clothing for my youngest who is off to Canada next week for a student exchange. Jeans, jumpers, and new bathers (?) found eventually. This time next week she'll be gone. *sob* :'(

I imagine it is going to be a very emotional parting for you both Amanda but she will benefit greatly from the exchange program and it is an opportunity not to be missed.  Just think of the fun you two will have when you go over to bring her back.  Your life is rather hectic at the moment with the kids - hope your DS enjoyed his 21st celebrations.
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Post by: nazar on October 23, 2011, 09:36:10 am
wow      thats amazing judy
peeling potatoes with apple peeler
would not thought it would work
were they cooked in the oven?  they look amazing
l want to go and try it now
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Post by: fundj&e on October 23, 2011, 09:58:18 am
jeninwa, can its peel potatoes  ???



So it was not a silly question after all  ;D
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Post by: fundj&e on October 23, 2011, 10:54:41 am
This is really handy to take hot pizza out of the oven
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Post by: judydawn on October 23, 2011, 11:02:12 am
The photo I posted was one of maddy's meals - at the time I asked her what that was on the left-hand side of the plate and she explained how she made the potato twirls or whatever they are called.  Yes, she did bake them in the oven and I have done the same thing.
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Post by: fundj&e on October 24, 2011, 06:01:20 am
this will be my last bread tin i buy , i really think this is the ONE. coles have a new range of bake ware this tin was only $7.00

its the perfect size for the no fuss bread dough
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Post by: judydawn on October 24, 2011, 06:05:55 am
Nice looking loaf Uni.
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Post by: fundj&e on October 24, 2011, 06:08:58 am
thanks JD
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Post by: dede on October 24, 2011, 06:23:24 am
Are you sure its your last tin fundj?  :D
Great loking loaf by the way.
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Post by: obbie on October 24, 2011, 07:36:46 am
I have 2 apple slinkly machines, I'll try the potato on them tonight.

thanks for the idea.

Robyn
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Post by: JulieO on October 24, 2011, 08:14:33 am
Ooh, nice loaf Fundj.  I must have a look in Coles, was in there today but didn't go down that aisle  :-\
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Post by: maddy on October 25, 2011, 03:15:21 am
I just won a matching set on ebay......a Lady Carlyle tennis set (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-dance011.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/468067_100513175217_10_349.jpg)
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Post by: Bedlam on October 25, 2011, 03:18:11 am
That's so cute and so you Maddy.
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Post by: Wonder on October 25, 2011, 03:30:34 am
georgous Maddie
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Post by: fundj&e on October 25, 2011, 03:43:17 am
DH gives me a  ;) when i say, love i just WON on ebay agian  ;D
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Post by: JulieO on October 25, 2011, 06:11:43 am
Last week I bought a great cake tin that holds 6 of these sized cakes.  Today I used it to see how it behaved, hoping that they wouldn't stick to the tin; they came out beautifully.

Could try different ways to serve these, a few thoughts of mine would be to melt some white chocolate and once cooled a bit, put it in the heart indent on top and let it set, with some fresh cream and fresh raspberries served at the side.  Or maybe I could do the same thing with raspberry jelly, once cooled before it's set, could pour it in the same place.  Another thought is runny icing so once you cut into the cake with your spoon, the icing would run down over the cake, or fresh cream with fresh chopped fruit......  :D
Anyway I'm happy with my purchase.  ;D

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/New%20Sweet/IMG_0782-2.jpg)
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Post by: maddy on October 25, 2011, 06:17:08 am
That is soooooo pretty Julie!  :-*
Were these tins in Target by any chance?.....I picked them up a couple of weeks ago......questioned myslelf if I really needed them.......now kicking myself after seeing your gorgeous cakes.......OF COURSE I NEED THAT TIN NOW !!!!   :P
Melted chocolate in the centres would be divine!
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Post by: JulieO on October 25, 2011, 06:22:42 am
Maddy, yes it was from Target.  I was a bit surprised actually as I haven't seen anything like that in there before.  It's a nice and sturdy tin too so it won't go out of shape or dent.  :D
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Post by: cookie1 on October 25, 2011, 06:29:36 am
Off to Target next shopping day to check out these tins. Lovely looking cake JulieO and Maddy I love the Lady Carlyle.
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Post by: maddy on October 25, 2011, 06:35:37 am
Off to Target next shopping day to check out these tins. Lovely looking cake JulieO and Maddy I love the Lady Carlyle.

......thanks, and the Lady Carlyle would look lovelier with a heart shaped cake on it too  ;)
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Post by: judydawn on October 25, 2011, 06:38:10 am
You're right there maddy, a perfect match.

What a gorgeous cake JulieO - so dinner partyish  ;)
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Post by: Wonder on October 25, 2011, 06:54:58 am
Julie, that looks fantastic. What cake recipe have you used for the trial?
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Post by: johnro on October 25, 2011, 09:08:34 am
Julie those look so great I actually bought a tin like that a couple of months ago from Target together with heart shaped silicone muffin cases - needless to say it is the same category as so many forum recipes still to be tried!!!! - after seeing the results that time may be sooner rather than later. (http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/emoticons/mood/mood-emoticon-0062.gif) (http://www.smileyvault.com/) (http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/emoticons/mood/mood-emoticon-0062.gif) (http://www.smileyvault.com/)
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Post by: Yvette on October 25, 2011, 09:12:22 am
Congrats Maddy haha and lovely Julie looks yummo
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Post by: JulieO on October 25, 2011, 10:35:32 am
Thankyou girls!  :D

Maddy, I agree you have to get the tin to make the cakes to go on that lovely tea set.  ;D

Wonder here is the recipe that I used, it's very simple but makes the nicest cakes. I can't see why it couldn't be done in the TM.

SCOUT'S CUPCAKES
2 large eggs
Thickened cream
Vanilla extract, splash
160g caster sugar
150g sifted SR flour
Fresh strawberries
Whipped cream to decorate
Icing sugar to dust

Preheat oven 180C.
Crack the eggs into a 250ml measuring cup, and fill to the top with thickened cream.  

Tip into a mixer bowl and beat for 1 min then add vanilla extract and caster sugar.  
Beat for 3 mins on a gentle speed.
Add flour and fold in on speed 1 (KA)  until smooth.  

Place in 10 - 12 small muffin cases or less if using larger cases.  Bake until light and golden and cakes spring back when lightly touched in the centre, approx 15 mins. (depends of what size you are making). Like I said earlier, I only got 4 of the size I made.  

Decorate how you like.  
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Post by: judydawn on October 26, 2011, 12:52:30 am
Well Hally is back and will soon be posting again.  Here are the pictures of her shopping in Hawaii.
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Post by: Wonder on October 26, 2011, 02:42:58 am
Thanks Julie, I used to use Scout's recipe all the time but had forgotten it for quick and easy cupcakes.

Hally, your shopping looks good, I love Williams Sonoma.
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Post by: obbie on October 26, 2011, 02:53:08 am
I love the cake Julio O, i need to but that tin too.
Shopping this weekend.

Robyn
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Post by: maddy on October 26, 2011, 08:12:08 am
Seriously, I only went to Target to get the cake tin (Thanks to Julie  8)).....

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/2105-5012_m.jpg?t=1319611845)

.......but other things managed to find their way into my arms  :P

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/bpi280_01_product_101125_1.jpg?t=1319611579)

Breville pie creations (Thanks to Andie  8))

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/38211603-2952-thickbox.jpg?t=1319611477)

shortbread mould

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_7126.jpg)

old fashioned confectionery book

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_7125.jpg)

Robert Gordon milk jars.....bargain at $2.50 each

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_7129.jpg)

x 6 cupcake Christmas decorations

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_7128.jpg)

and a rack of jumbo sprinkles in stand......which I will spray paint pistachio green  ;)
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Post by: cookie1 on October 26, 2011, 08:17:27 am
Maddy I would love to go shopping with you, it would be such fun. I love your purchases.

JulieO Scout's cupcake recipe is a winner. This (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=4426.0) recipe seems to be based on it.
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Post by: Halex on October 26, 2011, 08:22:27 am
Williams Sonoma is a fantastic shop, so much to buy, just could have spent hundreds there. Just as well there is a baggage allowance or i would be coming home DIVORCED. Lol, no DH woudnt do That, he loves my cooking too much.

The variety is amazing,  the things they had for halloween was unreal. The starwars tin has 2 sandwich cutters in, have used them on  bread dough and the shapes came out perfectly our of the oven, great for lunch boxes. The french bread rack is great too, used that for making rolls and the bottoms were nice and crunchy.

The great news, they are talking about opening in OZ, yay tat would e great.


Maddy is  fhe bfeville for party pies?
H :)
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Post by: maddy on October 26, 2011, 08:45:10 am

Maddy is  the Breville for party pies?
H :)

Yep, any mini pies with or without the pastry lid, cupcakes, muffins, cheescakes etc.
I bought this (http://www.bookdepository.com/175-Best-Babycakes-Cupcake-Maker-Recipes-Kathy-Moore/9780778802839) cookbook which is designed for the size of these.  The book is fantastic......so will be experimenting lots  ;)

Oh.....I would LOVE to go to Williams Sonoma!!  Green with envy I tell you!  ;D
Did you see the cookie cake pan there Hally?  It's the only place you can get it apparently.
oh.......and I would risk divorce for excess baggage  :P

Maddy I would love to go shopping with you, it would be such fun. I love your purchases.


LOL......you'd need some runners on Cookie  ;) it's like a whirlwind marathon  ;D
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Post by: Halex on October 26, 2011, 09:32:58 am
Yes i did see the cookie pan, it was a decision between that and the tiered cup cake tin. I did eeny meany miny mo, could not decide. The tiered cup cake tin is pretty heavy.

The store is amazing, you would need to take suitcases with you.

Now how do i justufy a mini pie maker, woud love one. Cant wait to see your experiments.

H :)
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Post by: judydawn on October 26, 2011, 09:44:32 am
The City of Geelong would go broke if you ever left it maddy  ;D

Love the Christmas tree decoration - so you, I can see why you had to have them.  Mmm, wonder how you are going to get some pink onto them  ;)
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Post by: Cornish Cream on October 26, 2011, 11:32:30 am
  Mmm, wonder how you are going to get some pink onto them  ;)
I thought Maddy could tie them on the tree with pink glittery ribbon Judy ;) ;) ;)  :D  They are rather nice Maddy. :)
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Post by: maddy on October 26, 2011, 11:49:47 am
  Mmm, wonder how you are going to get some pink onto them  ;)
I thought Maddy could tie them on the tree with pink glittery ribbon Judy ;) ;) ;)  :D  They are rather nice Maddy. :)


Good thinking Denise  8)
They might end up on my silver table tree, with pink baubles......lots of possibilities.
I actually bought some special "icing" to whip up my own cupcake decorations.....question is, will I get them done for this year or next  ???,
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Post by: Bedlam on October 26, 2011, 12:06:17 pm
Did you find all of that in Target? I'm off there tomorrow. You are a good shopper maddy.
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Post by: andiesenji on October 26, 2011, 07:24:24 pm
When I met up with a friend from the UK in Arizona in '09, I took her to Sur La Table, which is similar to Williams Sonoma (also went there) and she bought a bunch of stuff impossible to find in her town in Cumbria and more expensive in the cities.
Right down the street was the UPS store, which PACKS as well as ships stuff so we hauled her purchases there and had them shipped to her home (using my name and listing them as gifts). 
She left a week later and two days after arriving home, her goodies were delivered.  She said her neighbors were stunned at her bargains.  She said that the things she could have purchased in Manchester or Leeds would have cost her much more just because of travel expenses alone. 

Again I feel that I have been a bad influence, especially on Maddy! :'(
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Post by: JulieO on October 26, 2011, 09:52:00 pm
JulieO Scout's cupcake recipe is a winner. This (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=4426.0) recipe seems to be based on it.

Thanks Cookie, hadn't seen that thread.  :)

Good buys Maddy.  :D
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Post by: Halex on October 26, 2011, 10:33:29 pm
Andiesenji

Do sur le table ship overseas?

The variety and the price is increible, here again in perth we get ripped off.

Thanks

Hally :)
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Post by: Deeau on October 26, 2011, 11:10:07 pm
I came back from the USA about 2 weeks ago, and Sur la Table was a great store! I too bought home a heap of things I could not get in Australia, I had things stuffed in shoes etc.
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Post by: andiesenji on October 26, 2011, 11:14:55 pm
Andiesenji

Do sur le table ship overseas?

The variety and the price is increible, here again in perth we get ripped off.

Thanks

Hally :)


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Post by: maddy on October 26, 2011, 11:40:11 pm
Did you find all of that in Target? I'm off there tomorrow. You are a good shopper maddy.

Only the cake tin and sprinkles stand.
Pie maker in Harris Scarf, and rest in 2  kitchenware stores.

I did notice that Target are stocking lots of Jamie Oliver stuff......cookware, plates, utensils etc.  Lots of 50's green that I love, and creamy colours......I'm not going to look at them any more though  :P
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Post by: Halex on October 26, 2011, 11:41:41 pm
Thans Andiesenji

Maddy and I am not going to cook anymore!LOL ;D
Hally :)
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Post by: Bedlam on October 26, 2011, 11:49:09 pm
Oh was off to Target. I really love the Mini pie maker,especially how versatile making cupcakes. Love the shortbread mould also. probably for the best.
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Post by: judydawn on October 26, 2011, 11:57:31 pm
I think I need one of those too.  I never seem to have success with cup cakes.  Made half a batch yesterday in paper patty cases which didn't seem strong enough to hold the mixture.  It mostly ended up spilling out and onto the tray.
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Post by: maddy on October 27, 2011, 12:10:37 am
Could be a combination of factors Judy.  I do find the cheaper papers don't adhere to the cupcakes too well, don't fill more than 3/4 full, maybe temp needs to be a little higher or cooked longer in your oven.  Have you checked the temperature recently?
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Post by: JulieO on October 27, 2011, 01:16:57 am
I think I need one of those too.  I never seem to have success with cup cakes.  Made half a batch yesterday in paper patty cases which they didn't seem strong enough to hold the mixture.  It mostly ended up spilling out and onto the tray.

Judy do you sit your filled cases inside the individual openings of a  muffin tin?  That's what I do, whether making the smaller ones or larger ones I sit them in the corresponding sized tins.  They help them to sit right and they just fall out of the tin once baked.  :)
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Post by: Wonder on October 27, 2011, 02:30:27 am
I've never been able to get mine to rise evenly, they always seem to rise more in the middle or over to one side or just all over the place. I use silicon cup cake holders which are quite firm and hold up well.
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Post by: maddy on October 27, 2011, 03:18:38 am
Do you use the fan on your oven wonder?
I never do for cupcakes or cakes either.  If you want more level cupcakes, usually baking at 160-170c achieves this.  I do find baking them at 180c makes them peak too much for my liking.
Ovens can be temperamental too unfortunately.  You really have to test cook things to get to know what works.  I know that I can't place cakes in the middle racks of mine, as they burn there, cupcakes are fine.
I also find that items brown more on one side than the other  :-)) wish it was as simple as setting the temp.  :P
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Post by: fundj&e on October 27, 2011, 03:49:52 am
Wonder i followed hallys tip for a flat top  ;D

 3/4 full and cover with alfoil
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Post by: Wonder on October 27, 2011, 04:05:51 am
thanks Maddie and fundj. I have a large smeg and find the fan is way too small to evenly distribute the heat which I think contribues to them rising and leaning to one side. If I turn the fan off the cooking temp seems far too low :-\. I would so love a new oven, my smeg is only about 5 years old and it's the worst decision i ever made ???
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Post by: andiesenji on October 27, 2011, 04:18:48 am
When I was catering I had to bake a lot of cupcakes and muffins and people don't seem to line the domed tops, except in certain "flavors" - chocolate can be domed and no problem, white or other flavors should be flatter.

I bake cupcakes at 300° F. which is close to 150° C.  The baking time is a bit longer and I test two or three with a probe thermometer to be sure they are done.  Obviously heavier batters take longer to bake.  

For making a dozen or so, I measure the batter into the cupcake tins, bang them on the bench to disrupt any big bubbles and then take a soup spoon, dip it in water and with a twisting motion make a depression in the center of each cupcake.
This way when the oven heat makes the batter begin to puff, it rises in the middle first and evens out .  It will still be domed, but not as much.

If I am making a large batch, several dozen cupcakes, it is easier to fill the cups with a pastry bag, making a swirl around the outside of the cup and ending with a small dollop in the center - this takes some practice but once you learn how, it will be faster than the "normal" way.
This is the way many professional bakers do it and the way I learned in baking school way back in '56.  
Again, after the cups are filled, bang the tins flat on the bench and then straight into the oven.  The batter will spread and fill on its own.  

Regular pastry bags are really too small but you should have no difficulty finding the large ones and you don't need a fancy tip, just a plain round tip or one of the large fluted tips works just fine.  

You can see the type of pastry bags I mean here (http://fantes.com/pastry-bags.html).  I've got the plastic-coated fabric bags in 12", 16", 21" and 24" and I'm sure you can find them in other countries.  
However you can also use a large Zip-Lock bag and just cut a corner off.  Not as easy to hold (for me) but it will work.

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Post by: cookie1 on October 27, 2011, 08:01:53 am
I'm like Maddy, I never use the fan for cakes or biscuits.
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Post by: judydawn on October 27, 2011, 08:26:56 am
Thanks for all the tips girls.  My Miele doesn't seem to have any setting that doesn't use the fan  >:(  I will check the temperature Maddy but I don't have a problem with anything else I cook in there.  I probably slightly overfilled the cases but will buy some better quality cases next time and will place them inside a muffin tin too.

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Post by: maddy on October 27, 2011, 08:51:21 am
  My Miele doesn't seem to have any setting that doesn't use the fan  >:( 

 :-\ I don't understand why manufacturers make them that way.  You should have the choice of using fan or not.
I only use the fan for making cheese and bacon rolls.   It's just too noisy to use!....plus like I said, never use it for baking.....I don't like the results as much.
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Post by: Deeau on October 27, 2011, 09:00:27 am
I have a few size cookie scoops and depending on if its muffins or cup cakes I use the different size scoops to fill the paper cases ( in muffin tin ) then I know I have the same amount of mixture in each one, they also make it really easy to get the batter from the TM.
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Post by: Frozzie on October 27, 2011, 09:27:32 am
for cupcakes to make them stand i just use my muffin tin and put the cupcake cases in them...the bases for regular muffin tins are the same size roughly and i find they sit nicely in them..not talking abuot the larger muffin tins or hte texan ones just normal muffin tins..works well for me.  I just pop the cases in the tin holes and 3/4 fill with cupcake batter and cook..

I have alot of trouble cooking with my oven for cakes etc as its gas and i find the heat isnt constant and just gets too hot and doesnt cook evenly...although i have no trouble when i use electrique at friends houses etc....my oven came with the house..i now understand why she left the oven...first full gas oven and never again...like it for stove top but not for hte oven...really hard to work with!
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Post by: maddy on October 27, 2011, 09:30:17 am
Same thoughts here Frozzie.
My last oven was gas, and we're on bottle too......results were just inconsistent.
Took me a while to get used to electric....but it is more dependable I find.
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Post by: Frozzie on October 27, 2011, 09:50:26 am
yes we are bottle here too as only half our street is on city gas lines...but not our half  :-))

it is handy however when there are  power cuts..you can still cook, heat water etc..have to look at the positives  ;D  However the plan is to convince DH to change our oven to an electrique in the new year although he tinks for the moment that he is getting good food so im managing with this one ...grrrrr lol!
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Post by: judydawn on October 28, 2011, 07:01:20 am
We had our first trip to Ikea today looking for something in which to store my spices, get them out of the pantry and free up some space in there.  Ended up buying something different than we set out for but this should do the job nicely - once we put it together  :-))  Of course, whilst there I did buy a few other odds and ends - 3 platters, 2 packets of muffin/patty cases, 4 oven pads and a pizza cutter.  We had the obligatory Swedish meat balls for lunch - enjoyed them very much.
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Post by: cookie1 on October 28, 2011, 07:04:11 am
Great purchases Judy. I hadn't been to Ikea until late last year, when some friends insisted we go with them. They have so much stuff.
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Post by: judydawn on October 28, 2011, 07:14:22 am
It was a lovely day out Cookie and some nice customer put the heavy box into the back of the car for me.
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Post by: fundj&e on October 28, 2011, 07:25:52 am
JD what are oven pads ?
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Post by: judydawn on October 28, 2011, 07:30:18 am
The things you remove hot trays from the oven with Uni - pot holder is the official name.
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Post by: Cornish Cream on October 28, 2011, 08:30:15 am
We had our first trip to Ikea today looking for something in which to store my spices, get them out of the pantry and free up some space in there.  Ended up buying something different than we set out for but this should do the job nicely - once we put it together  :-))  Of course, whilst there I did buy a few other odds and ends - 3 platters, 2 packets of muffin/patty cases, 4 oven pads and a pizza cutter.  We had the obligatory Swedish meat balls for lunch - enjoyed them very much.
I bought those muffin cases when I went to IKEA Judy.They are rather cute.Bought the same size muffin tins as well :-)) :-))
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Post by: judydawn on October 28, 2011, 08:51:45 am
Guess their stock is the same, no matter where in the world you live CC.
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Post by: Halex on October 28, 2011, 09:03:25 am
Great shopping JD

H :)
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Post by: Cuilidh on October 28, 2011, 09:08:25 am
JD, if it's not too much of a hassle, are you able to tell me the Ikea stock number for the drawer set?  It looks precisely like something I have been looking for for a while and if I have the stock number I should be able to track it down to exactly the correct item on the web site.

Many thanks.
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Post by: johnro on October 28, 2011, 09:24:01 am
This is waiting at AAE for me - but can't pick it up until tomorrow given I was not here to accept delivery today.  DH actually had his ears attuned to his conscious thoughts at some stage (either that or he popped onto the forum!!!!!) - anyrate no more commerical brand icecream here -

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Post by: fundj&e on October 28, 2011, 09:40:55 am
how many liters does it make robyn ?
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Post by: johnro on October 28, 2011, 09:47:45 am
1.5L - great for a "Darby and Joan" household - I hope!!!!!!
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Post by: judydawn on October 28, 2011, 10:03:54 am
Marina it is called the Alex Drawer Set Article No. 301-928-23.  It cost $229.
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Post by: cookie1 on October 28, 2011, 12:54:10 pm
Robyn that is wonderful.
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Post by: Cornish Cream on October 28, 2011, 12:59:51 pm
What's going to be the inaugural ice cream recipe in your new machine Robyn ;)
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Post by: Frozzie on October 28, 2011, 02:16:04 pm
this is how i organise my spices...very easy to grab and i like the look of it...tins bought at ikea and the board at an office shop...i have three like this but you can get magnetic boards in silver at ikea also just they werent what i was looking for..

at the moment the cooking books are overtaking spice space but they will soon be in another bookcase lol
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Post by: Cuilidh on October 28, 2011, 08:24:56 pm
That spice rack looks, great Frozzie.  I might try to organise something like that; it's so easy to see at a glance what you've got and the quantities, it looks like one those obvious and brilliant solutions that you wonder why no one thought of it before!  Did the board come ready drilled with the holes cut to size?

Judy, thanks for the Ikea part number.
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Post by: andiesenji on October 28, 2011, 09:01:54 pm
If it's like the ones sold here it is just a flat board.  The containers have magnets on the bottom to stick to the board.

They were originally developed for office use - hung on cubicle partitions and the "cans" held color-coded pushpins, paper clips of various sizes and other little things that so easily get lost in desk drawers.

Mag boards (http://www.etsy.com/shop/halfmoonoriginals?section_id=6386686) are available in many sizes and finishes and can even be covered with thin decorative fabric and still work.

There are numerous types of application (http://www.google.com/products/catalog?client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=s&hl=en&biw=1163&bih=1202&q=mag+board+spice+containers&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=82409376353588108&sa=X&ei=HgirTr_qBazKiQKM1MiTCw&ved=0CGcQ8wIwAQ) - hanging "screens" of flat metal strips, rotating panels on a base that sits on a counter and so on.
More here. (http://www.nextag.com/stainless-steel-magnetic-spice-containers/stores-html)

The magnetic tins (http://www.curbly.com/myaimistrue/posts/768-diy-magnetic-spice-rack) are sold separately and do come in different sizes.

Also available in square tins (http://www.custommagneticspicerack.com/).
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Post by: Yvette on October 28, 2011, 09:07:27 pm
Have fun with your ice cream maker Robyn (thanks for the ginger answer)

Frozzie what a great idea for the spices they look great

Judy hope you enjoy your purchases at Ikea look great
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Post by: Cuilidh on October 28, 2011, 09:12:24 pm
Thanks for those references Andie, I think I could quite easily get caught up in some of the ideas from your links.  Got some good ideas to get on with now so I'll have to see what I can source here in Australia and see what happens.
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Post by: johnro on October 28, 2011, 09:55:02 pm
Denise (http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/merv/crystalball.gif) (http://www.smileyvault.com/) I think this one (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=648.0) but will definitely let you know!!  (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-happy026.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)
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Post by: Bedlam on October 28, 2011, 11:05:27 pm
Robyn, I opened your link hoping it was that one. Best choice, you will love it.
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Post by: johnro on October 29, 2011, 01:32:39 am
The disappointment of the day has to be collecting my much awaited icecream maker form Kitchenware Direct only to find a much smaller box - contents (http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/userpics/12962/what.png) (http://www.smileyvault.com/) purchases from strawberry net.  I am a frequent flyer with SN and NEVER have I had to collect from AAE, always collect at PO, so naturally thought that the icecream maker was waiting to be claimed, now all I can do is (http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/userpics/12962/waiting.gif) (http://www.smileyvault.com/)
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Post by: dede on October 29, 2011, 01:44:36 am
Got my self a mini loaf pan from Spot light , only $15 and makes 8 mini loafs. Now what to make?
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Post by: judydawn on October 29, 2011, 05:13:04 am
Spent over 3 hours assembling my Ikea drawers this morning - no real hassles just a very slow process. I have now removed all the spices from the pantry and am about to start filling up my drawers. This is the pile I have to work with.
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Post by: Cuilidh on October 29, 2011, 05:53:01 am
It looks like you are going to need another set of drawers, Judy.
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Post by: Halex on October 29, 2011, 05:56:50 am
They sure add up dont hey?!?! JD you are going to be busy

I hsve 2 spice drawers and 2 ice cream containers full of brown paper bags, i do use all f them over the year. Ibdian and other asian foods need a lot.

H :)
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Post by: judydawn on October 29, 2011, 07:11:47 am
All done and everything fitted in nicely with room to move and see everything at a glance.  Most things are in alphabetical order except for all the spices starting with C, they are all in the first of the deeper drawers.  Amazing how many spices start with C.
I used another of the deeper drawers for anything to do with baking cakes and the bottom drawer has lots of chocolate items in it.  I am very pleased with myself, now to tackle the pantry and see if I can make that more user friendly.
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Post by: Frozzie on October 29, 2011, 09:06:06 am
cuilidh yes it is just a magnetic board and often people use a large metalic steel board sort of like a extra long splash back to put them in the kitchen but i just got some office type boards that were magnetic  and andie is right the pots have magnets on the bottom of them...you buy them that way and the clear lids are screw top.... they are very easy to see spices and if you have wall space they are a great space saver in the cupboards...i did that system as i got sick of not finding spices i wanted and buying a new one only to find that i already had it etc ...i love this system plus i find it pleasing to look at...most of our friends and neighbours that have come to the house and see it then go and do the szame thing at their place...you could use any type of magnetic surface really ...whatever you find that is fairly flat and magnetic you can use as a board....

i first saw the idea on a deco show but back then they were containers meant for stationary like andie mentioned but now they make all sorts of jars etc with magnetic bases...you could even get different pots and with a strong glue stick magnets on the bottom of them...ideas are endless really but i found it cheaper and easier and i liked the look of the ones at ikea..here they are sold in boxes of 4 containers...over here to buy from a company who makes specifically that will sert you back quite a few hundred euros....this way it cost me around a hundred with all the spice containers, boards etc so a whole lot cheaper for the same result..and im sure in oz it would be even cheaper still  ;D
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Post by: judydawn on October 29, 2011, 09:55:39 am
They do look great Frozzie.
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Post by: Frozzie on October 29, 2011, 10:04:19 am
thanks JD  ;D
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Post by: johnro on October 29, 2011, 10:12:21 am
They are fabulous Frozzie - now the question bears asking - how would I fit such a handy piece (no not you Frozzie!!!!!!!!  ;D  ;D) in my setup!!!!
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Post by: Frozzie on October 29, 2011, 10:50:07 am
 :D :D :D  I would be too big anyway lol

for the magnetic spice rack im sure you can find a side of a cupboard or a wall space somewhere in yiour kitchen!!  Could even work on the inside of a pantry or cupboard door if there was enough space ??  A girlfriend of mine put up boards on small spaces..she also got a smaller board as she has less spices ...the great thing about this is whatever magnetic board or base you find to fit the space you can use...as you know my kitchen is small and i put them up above a bookcase next to teh double doors and another one in a small wall space between the kitchen outer doors and the laundry...whatever works!  ;D
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Post by: maddy on October 30, 2011, 11:50:24 pm
2 shakers.....one for flour, one for drinking chocolate

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Post by: dede on October 31, 2011, 12:34:07 am
Oh and pretty pick ones too. Love them Maddy
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Post by: nazar on October 31, 2011, 10:32:51 am
love the spice storage  frozzie
l have never seen them before , they look good and looks very useful
l need to work out my pantry to see what to do

judy you have done well to sort out your pantry
 it looks great and your white draws looks like part of the lounge room
  you would never guess that food was stored in there . l would think that dvd would be in there

do you want to come and sort out my pantry , l need a kick up the bum  as l am bit of a procrastinator
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Post by: fundj&e on October 31, 2011, 10:39:09 am
i use a draw, the materfoods mustard jar are a good size.
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Post by: judydawn on October 31, 2011, 10:50:39 am
Thanks nazar - I appreciate your comments.  Resorting the pantry just seems to happen on the spur of the moment, you will find yourself doing yours when you least expect it.

Had to laugh at DH, he thought I was going to put the drawers in the pantry - how he thought it was going to fit in there I will never know.  ;D
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Post by: obbie on October 31, 2011, 08:38:05 pm
Do i buy a vacuum sealer for food.

I am tempted. any brand to buy, or stay away from.

thanks,

Robyn
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Post by: johnro on October 31, 2011, 09:42:53 pm
I have used mine frequently since being convinced by the lovelies on here Obbie  :)  :)
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Post by: judydawn on October 31, 2011, 11:30:14 pm
It is a must for any kitchen Robyn, you won't regret buying one.  This (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NEW-2011-Vacuum-Food-Saver-Sealer-BIGLAND-FREE-BAGS-/290486836661) is the one Amanda bought then several of us followed once she had tested it and given it the thumbs up. ;)  Haven't heard any complaints from those who bought it and I love mine.
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Post by: jeninwa on November 01, 2011, 02:17:24 am
It is a must for any kitchen Robyn, you won't regret buying one.  This (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NEW-2011-Vacuum-Food-Saver-Sealer-BIGLAND-FREE-BAGS-/290486836661) is the one Amanda bought then several of us followed once she had tested it and given it the thumbs up. ;)  Haven't heard any complaints from those who bought it and I love mine.

What JD said. :D
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Post by: cookie1 on November 01, 2011, 03:09:46 am
Definitely. We've had ours for over 2 years. It is perfect to store casseroles and other left overs. I freeze them first and then vacuum seal them.
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Post by: Bedlam on November 01, 2011, 05:53:24 am
yes,pleased with mine also.
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Post by: obbie on November 01, 2011, 05:56:56 am
Thanks, i must get one soon,

Robyn
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Post by: Wonder on November 01, 2011, 07:03:42 am
I remember reading on this thread that someone had bought an ice cream mixing board to make cold rock style ice cream at home, does anyone know where I can purchase one?
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Post by: maddy on November 01, 2011, 07:13:19 am
I remember reading on this thread that someone had bought an ice cream mixing board to make cold rock style ice cream at home, does anyone know where I can purchase one?


Got mine at Kmart Wonder, $12-15 I think it was.

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Post by: Wonder on November 01, 2011, 07:14:12 am
Gee Maddie that was quick. Thanks.
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Post by: cookie1 on November 01, 2011, 07:57:29 am
I got  mine at Kmart too. Not all Kmarts seem to have them so you may have to try a couple-I did.
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Post by: dede on November 01, 2011, 08:55:00 am
Ordered a second spatula today as I quiet often find that with 2 bowls that 1 spatula is just not enough. And I much prefer even numbers lol. Although I'm not getting a second TM.
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Post by: fundj&e on November 01, 2011, 08:58:56 am
dede do you like the spatula ? i think i have used mine twice
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Post by: dede on November 01, 2011, 09:08:30 am
I use it all the time fundj,  what do you use?
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Post by: fundj&e on November 01, 2011, 09:14:18 am
just a normal everyday one and i love using my rice  paddle it has a little cruved end.
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Post by: dede on November 01, 2011, 09:17:59 am
I have never tried using anything else in the TM except the spatulas that come with it. I guess it wouldn't hurt to try what I have
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Post by: fundj&e on November 01, 2011, 09:19:49 am
i really do hate the TM spatula :o
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Post by: dede on November 01, 2011, 09:22:51 am
I must admit that I don't like it much either lol. But I still have never used anything else in the TM. Although I would never try using anything else throught the hole in the lid when the blades are running.
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Post by: jeninwa on November 01, 2011, 09:28:44 am
I dislike the TM spatula as well, at first I thought it was because I am left handed, now I use a Tupperware one that i had for awhile and not a nick on it, I bought a new TM one and it had cuts in it the first time I used it.
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Post by: fundj&e on November 01, 2011, 09:32:03 am
I must admit that I don't like it much either lol. But I still have never used anything else in the TM. Although I would never try using anything else throught the hole in the lid when the blades are running.


same, I would  never use a normal through the hole
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Post by: faffa_70 on November 01, 2011, 09:42:04 am
I dislike the TM spatula as well, at first I thought it was because I am left handed, now I use a Tupperware one that i had for awhile and not a nick on it, I bought a new TM one and it had cuts in it the first time I used it.

If you are making sorbets etc the ice will also nick your spatula.

It is ok to use a soft silicone like one for scraping out the bowls etc but like you all say only the TMX one for use when blades are in use  :)
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Post by: judydawn on November 01, 2011, 09:43:52 am
I only use the TMX spatula for stirring through the hole.  I don't even use it to remove the steaming basket, I just use a knife or the prongs of a fork - I find it quicker.  
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: jeninwa on November 01, 2011, 09:49:57 am
I use the TM spatula for stirring when the blades are in use, but that's all I use it for, i am the same as you JD knife or what ever is at hand is quicker for the steaming basket.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: judydawn on November 01, 2011, 09:51:59 am
Glad to hear I am not the only one Jen   :P
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Post by: JulieO on November 01, 2011, 11:55:38 am
I only use it to lift the steamer basket out when it's full of rice.  ;D
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on November 01, 2011, 01:51:28 pm
when I first got the TM i was happy with the spatula, but now I only use it for a rigid food or lifting out the basket. funny how I have a little cheapie that I now use instead (but I am still not dropping through the MC hole if food needs a little coaxing as I am very well trained)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Bedlam on November 02, 2011, 12:13:22 am
same as most others, only use the TMX spatula for using through the lid and lifting the basket. The softer silicon one remove the food so much easier.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: andiesenji on November 02, 2011, 03:00:39 am
I only use my TM spatula when I need to use my probe thermometer to check the temp of whatever is in the bowl.  For some things temp is critical and my TMX temp control is not accurate.

I drilled a hole in the flange of the spatula to hold the probe.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Wonder on November 02, 2011, 03:28:45 am
Thanks to this forum I bought a ice cream stone and paddles to replicate cold rock ice cream which is ridiculously expensive and one the small heart shaped cake tins from target. Still looking for some nice banana split dishes.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: maddy on November 02, 2011, 09:05:42 am
Wonder, k.W. direct have glass ones  (http://www.kitchenwaredirect.com.au/Tabletop/Ice-Cream-Dessert-Dish/Anchor-Hocking-Banana-Split-Dish)for $5.95
I was lucky enough to pick up 6 vintage pastel coloured glass ones at the market for $10.00  8)



today

(http://www.taste.com.au/images/mag-banners/DEL/home/427-banner.jpg?72957)

(http://webapp3.itechne.com/PacMagsMediaKit1/Uploads/Images/31895007-df82-4454-b940-41745a3a40ba/0d84103a-3f88-43cd-8da3-61db9c097859_w170.jpg)
This issue is great, lots of fab recipes and the TM is advertised, and a competition to win one  ;)



3 Girly tops, an even girlier cardi, pair of jeans.............and dropped off "Rizzo", the pink lady mixer at the doctors  :(.........she is going haywire at the moment, and to top it off, she fell over in the boot on the way there (I slammed on brakes to avoid hitting a magpie  :-))), and I opened the boot to find she was leaking grease with the fall !  :o :o
I am told she will most likely need a new circuit board, but if anything bigger needs fixing......he will ring me  (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-scared003.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)

Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Halex on November 02, 2011, 09:18:12 am
Maddy, the yummy chicken dish you had the other night for dinner, was it from the latest  delicious magazine?

Tanks
Hally
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Wonder on November 02, 2011, 11:04:28 am
Thanks Maddie, we were hoping for something a little fancier - I'll keep looking I'm sure something will come out around Christmas.
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Post by: judydawn on November 02, 2011, 11:15:27 am
I hope Rizzo can be fixed maddy.
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Post by: Frozzie on November 02, 2011, 11:50:26 am
oh i miss the christmas foodie type mags...they have ones here but theyt are always the same..fois gras and seafood of which i am not a fan...hopefully i can get all the mags with the ipad at christmas!
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: maddy on November 02, 2011, 11:32:17 pm
Maddy, the yummy chicken dish you had the other night for dinner, was it from the latest  delicious magazine?

Tanks
Hally

Was in the Delicious "simply the best" cook book, it's not in latest mag, but I know it was in one of them, which, not sure.
Can type it up if you like?

I hope Rizzo can be fixed maddy.

She is fixable, but at what cost....I'm not sure  :-\.....still, it would have to be cheaper than replacing her....one hopes anyway  :P

Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Halex on November 02, 2011, 11:36:37 pm
Would love it maddy, thank yiu very very much.
 
Hally ;D
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on November 03, 2011, 04:38:19 am
I bought a cupcake carrier from C*les supermarket today. It will carry 24 cupcakes, and there is even a baking tray to cook them in. Not too large for a carrier. $15 well spent. They come in pink & blue, and I got the blue one.
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Post by: cookie1 on November 03, 2011, 05:19:50 am
I hope Rizzo is able to be fixed Maddy.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: tarasis on November 03, 2011, 08:29:55 am
Another one here that doesn't get on with the TMX spatula. I put it partly down to being left handed, I tend to nick it slightly and just fid it hard to use near the blades. Keep meaning to try and pick up a silicon spatula but havent got there yet (nor a brush for easy cleaning under the blades)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Frozzie on November 03, 2011, 09:08:21 am
i use more my tupperware spatulas than the thx one..i dont likeit either and there has been chatter about this before..if only they would make the same spatula but one wxith a silicon end (spatula bit that is flexible like the tupp ones) and as for cleaning the blades I use the good old baby bottle brushes...i keep two on my sink but a sink or dish brush with long bristles would also work...i got one at ikea that also works well  :)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: foodiepep on November 03, 2011, 10:25:17 am
Yes I also hate the TMX spatula only use it to remove the insert basket and when making sorbet. 

I bought a set of 3 spatulas from www.chefstoolbox.com for $35.00

(http://austnz.chefstoolbox.com/Portals/0/ProductImg/6108_3Spatula_120x120.jpg)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: maddy on November 03, 2011, 11:30:22 am
Would love it maddy, thank yiu very very much.
 
Hally ;D

Have PM'd it to you Hally.
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Post by: andiesenji on November 03, 2011, 04:32:48 pm
I've got silicone spatulas in every shape and size - just can't resist when something "new" appears. 
The ones I use most are the Rubbermaid high-temp ones that have strong, rigid handles and come in several sizes, from very large to medium small.  The upper part of the "blade" is fairly rigid and the end part is more flexible so it curves to fit the contour of a bowl or pot. 
I don't know if they are available in Australia. - A dog-breeder friend visiting here from Ireland last year bought a bunch to take home as she said the ones where she lived were not as versatile and were not as heat resistant.  She bought several of the extra large ones to use in cooking and mixing dog food after giving mine a try. 
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Cuilidh on November 03, 2011, 06:48:07 pm
I'm another silicone spatula fan as well, although I do use the TMX one on occasion - usually when my silicone ones are waiting to be washed!
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Deeau on November 03, 2011, 10:06:33 pm
I have a utensils container full of them beside the TM I they are all shapes and sizes, I tend to grab the one the suits what I am stirring or getting out the best, some are very flexible some not so. At the end of a big cooking session the container is usually empty. I do only use my TM one down the hole or for getting out the basket like most people.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Halex on November 03, 2011, 10:35:56 pm
Thans Maddy, that is my type of meal :)
H :)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Wonder on November 04, 2011, 01:42:02 am
I use silicon spatulas from Aldi which came in a set of three sizes, I find the small one fantastic but the large one was too big so I ditched it. The TMX spatula I just use to remove rice and if I need to stir something while the blades are moving.

Maddie - are you able to PM me the recipe as well?
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: JulieO on November 04, 2011, 01:54:17 am
Me too please Maddy  ;D
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Post by: maddy on November 04, 2011, 02:38:58 am
Done  :)
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Post by: JulieO on November 04, 2011, 02:39:48 am
Just got mine, thanks Maddy  :-*
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Post by: JulieO on November 04, 2011, 03:42:23 am
(http://www.dreamrideronline.com.au/sue/sunfood/main.jpg)


10  tray   ;D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Wonder on November 04, 2011, 05:02:39 am
Thanks Maddie
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: nazar on November 04, 2011, 05:41:47 am
 now thats and impressive dryer  looks like it will dry lots and lots of stuff

have lots and lots of fun   happy drying 
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Post by: judydawn on November 04, 2011, 06:14:34 am
Not surprised you are getting one JulieO - after you did the tomatoes in the oven the other day, it was a sure bet  ;)
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Post by: JulieO on November 04, 2011, 07:26:30 am
 :D  Judy.  I was so sure I didn't want one until like you say I made my own semi dried toms.  :o  What a difference to store bought ones, so much nicer.  Today I made a tomato tapanade using them which is absolutely delicious.

The Easy Cook worked well but if I'm having the oven on for 4+ hours, I may as well have the space to dry more than what I was able to fit in the little oven.  :P

Looking forward to it arriving now.  ;D
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Post by: foodiepep on November 04, 2011, 07:48:17 am
I think we might need a link and price for that one JulieO

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Post by: JulieO on November 04, 2011, 08:08:43 am
Peps, it was from ebay, a link from Andi.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NEW-10-TRAY-FOOD-DEHYDRATOR-Commercial-Quality-Dryer-/250829643609?pt=AU_SmallKitchenAppliances&hash=item3a669c9f59
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: foodiepep on November 04, 2011, 10:20:29 am
Thanks julieO!

That is very cheap for such an item.  Please let me know how you go.
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Post by: maddy on November 04, 2011, 10:58:19 am
WoW Julie.....that is impressive  8)


Well......

Just checked my emails, and blow me down......this was advertised from "your home depot"

(http://www.yourhomedepot.com.au/getimage.php?src=images/product/4643_1.jpg)

Now how could I not buy it, I ask you?
About time Kitchen aid made these things available in Australia.....in pink particularly  :P........so my hope that one day they bring the food processor here in pink......then my harassing emails will be worth while  ;D  I'm getting sick of typing them!
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Frozzie on November 04, 2011, 11:06:11 am
lol maddy  ;D
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Post by: judydawn on November 04, 2011, 11:08:36 am
Go maddy.  :D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: maddy on November 04, 2011, 10:34:30 pm
 ;D......my level of excitement was quite sad really.....over a hand mixer!
Can't tell you how long I've waited.
I am sending another email to "Your Home Depot"......thanking them, and beg them to get the processor here too  :P
Can't hurt right?
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Halex on November 04, 2011, 10:37:28 pm
More shopping Maddy, love it, but you must be out of storage room by now surely!!!!!!!

H ;D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: maddy on November 04, 2011, 10:46:19 pm
Have big shed  ;)
Although, my Mum does alright out of it.  She gets my newish cast off's when I find pink replacements.
She will be getting the newish soda stream when my replacement arrives, and I had not long ago bought a new handmixer, but this K.A. one had my name stamped on it  :P
She has agreed to play along with the story that she is buying them off me  ;D Not fibbing, just protecting hubby from the truth LOL......his wife has a problem!  ;)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: JulieO on November 05, 2011, 12:34:56 am
LOL  :D

Maddy, just curious, why would you need the processor, is it to slice or just so you have the set (in pink).  :)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: maddy on November 05, 2011, 03:11:12 am
LOL  :D

Maddy, just curious, why would you need the processor, is it to slice or just so you have the set (in pink).  :)

I'm so transparent! LOL  :D

Seems crazy I know, particularly having a TM, but I do use my processor quite a bit.
I much prefer the grating disks, love the quick slicing for bakes/salads etc, and I would love a processor that can fit a julienne & french fry disk.  My Breville one doesn't have those options.  Washing the bowls doesn't faze me.  I have a borner V slicer....but even with the safety hat, I'm not very careful......those things can slice good amounts of finger!  :o
Love thermie to bits, but he can't do everything  ;)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: JulieO on November 05, 2011, 03:24:08 am
No, not crazy at all.  I understand where you're coming from, especially about the v-slicer.  Must admit I won't get rid of my Magimix, just in case I need to do a lot of slicing.  The only time I've had a bit of trouble grinding in the TM is when it's very small amounts (spices), or whole cinnamon sticks,  then I use a spice grinder.  ;D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Frozzie on November 05, 2011, 08:01:21 am
maddy there is a pink one here (http://www.kitchenwaredirect.com.au/Brands/KitchenAid-Stand-Mixers/KitchenAid-Artisan-Mixer-KSM150-Pink)

or are you after the deluxe model..this is the artisan one???
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Post by: tarasis on November 05, 2011, 10:00:48 am
No, not crazy at all.  I understand where you're coming from, especially about the v-slicer.  Must admit I won't get rid of my Magimix, just in case I need to do a lot of slicing.  The only time I've had a bit of trouble grinding in the TM is when it's very small amounts (spices), or whole cinnamon sticks,  then I use a spice grinder.  ;D

See now I'm thinking we should have kept our Magimix instead of giving it to my wifes sister. Would be useful for grating carrot, parmesan and the like. (Though as we hadn't used it much for the last few years it was better going to a home where it would get used)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: foodiepep on November 05, 2011, 11:21:27 am
maddy there is a pink one here (http://www.kitchenwaredirect.com.au/Brands/KitchenAid-Stand-Mixers/KitchenAid-Artisan-Mixer-KSM150-Pink)

or are you after the deluxe model..this is the artisan one???

Maddy is after the Artisan kitchenaid food processor, she already has the artisan kitchenaid mixer.
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Post by: andiesenji on November 05, 2011, 06:11:42 pm
I had three of the old style Cuisinart processors.  Gave the 11 cup to a neighbor when her's broke but still have the 14 cup and the big 20 cup which I use a lot for slicing cucumbers for pickles as it is faster than using a mandolin. 
For many years I used a Bron mandolin, buying new blades every five years or so but two or three years ago I replaced it with a deBuyer mandolin that is much easier on my shoulder and elbow - the action is different.
I slice a lot of ginger for candying and for me it is easier than using the Cuisinart.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: maddy on November 05, 2011, 10:41:40 pm
maddy there is a pink one here (http://www.kitchenwaredirect.com.au/Brands/KitchenAid-Stand-Mixers/KitchenAid-Artisan-Mixer-KSM150-Pink)

or are you after the deluxe model..this is the artisan one???

Yep, have the mixer  Frozzie, that is what I refer to as "Rizzo" (the pink lady)  :P.....and this is the mixer that is getting fixed at the moment  :(  Repair man was ringing me Friday with an update.....haven't heard from him yet.
The processor available O.S., but not here yet.
This is her....*sighs*

(http://ii.alatest.com/product/full/f/7/KitchenAid-Pink-Food-Processor-0.jpg)


Well boys out fishing on the bay, so what else is a girl to  do.....Look on ebay of course!  (and just ignore the jobs surrounding me)  :P

Found some nice bread baskets there, so I thought these would look prettier that a tea towel wrapped bowl.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/image001-2.jpg)

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/image001-1.jpg)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: andiesenji on November 05, 2011, 11:00:04 pm
I like the bread baskets, Maddy.   I'm always looking for ways to keep rolls warm.  I have one with a base "plate" that heats in the microwave but to me it smells funny so I only use it outdoors during the summer when things stay warm anyway. 

I also use a couple of cloth-lined oval basket sand cover them with giant tea cozies I had a woman make for my two 12-cup tea pots.
   
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Post by: judydawn on November 05, 2011, 11:07:14 pm
They are nice maddy and easy to make if you are that way inclined.  Who has time for sewing these days though when, at the click of a mouse, we can have them delivered to our door  :-)) 
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Post by: Halex on November 05, 2011, 11:21:36 pm
Love the breadbaskets, i have been looking for soething nice to "display" my home made rols when we have guests, link please.

Love the way you "sell" everything to your mum, that is too funny.

I have a v slicer too, cut myself too many times.
I do need to buy something that juliennes and slicers perfectly, any suggestions.

H :)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: maddy on November 05, 2011, 11:25:02 pm
Love the breadbaskets, i have been looking for soething nice to "display" my home made rols when we have guests, link please.


bread baskets (http://www.ebay.com.au/sch/country.living.penrith/m.html?_nkw=bread+baskets&_sacat=0&_odkw=&_osacat=0&_trksid=p3911.c0.m270.l1313) on ebay
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: nazar on November 06, 2011, 12:18:01 am
l like to sew its one of my many hobbies
and l get a great thrill that l have made it myself  and also l like it when people comment on what l made
and l proundly tell them l made it myself
but l am careful who l give my handmade stuff too as some people dont like handmade stuff [ they think l took the cheap way out  only if they knew , half the time it cost more than if you were to buy it ]
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: judydawn on November 06, 2011, 01:59:14 am
You are dead right there nazar, craft work is quite expensive but rewarding if you are not looking to make money out of it.
If you tackle these, please share a photo with us.  I used to do stuff when I was younger but not anymore.
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Post by: andiesenji on November 06, 2011, 01:59:54 am
l like to sew its one of my many hobbies
and l get a great thrill that l have made it myself  and also l like it when people comment on what l made
and l proundly tell them l made it myself
but l am careful who l give my handmade stuff too as some people dont like handmade stuff [ they think l took the cheap way out  only if they knew , half the time it cost more than if you were to buy it ]

People who don't appreciate handmade gifts are a mystery to me.  Most of my friends and family prefer handmade gifts, whether crafts or food.  One year when I was ill I wasn't able to do my usual holiday baskets and some people let me know that while they certainly understood, they were disappointed.  That made me feel good about my efforts.
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Post by: judydawn on November 06, 2011, 02:33:16 am
Can't you sleep andie  ;)
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Post by: cookie1 on November 06, 2011, 07:18:05 am
VHJ had a lovely cloth 'basket' she brought the scrolls to morning tea Friday.
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Post by: nazar on November 06, 2011, 08:27:20 am
yes judy if l make one l will take a photo but cant see me doing it any time soon

atm l am trying to finish my 12 year old sons l spy quilt that l started before he was born  but had to
 change it a few times because he is growing up before l had a chance to finish it
 he has chosen the fabrics over the years and last winter 2010 we started it  he has sewn up some squares himself .
 we dont have a pattern we just sewn up the materials in to different size squares  and will join together to make a big quilt
we are about half way but l cant see me doing again until after christmas and  school hoildays 
 then by 2 son will want one so  hopefully he will get one before he turns 10
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Post by: cookie1 on November 06, 2011, 08:41:55 am
I love it nazar. That is just the sort of thing I would be doing. I have a couple of embroidery things on the go and my plan is to give them to DD when she builds her house. She has had the block for 18 months now and is saving for the house but I've done very little on them. (I'm too busy on here or cooking :P)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: jeninwa on November 06, 2011, 08:45:54 am
I have about 3 quilts  and one wool embroidery blanket all waiting for me to get back to them. maybe when I retire. ;D one I started for DS 26 when he was 12.  :o

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Post by: judydawn on November 06, 2011, 10:10:12 am
Sounds like you have all been sidetracked by something - mmm, wonder what that could be  ;)
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Post by: nazar on November 06, 2011, 12:45:50 pm
l have many many projects on the go l call them UFO [unfinished objects ]
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Post by: Very Happy Jan on November 06, 2011, 12:49:56 pm
l have many many projects on the go l call them UFO [unfinished objects ]
:D :D :D love that.
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Post by: johnro on November 06, 2011, 09:16:14 pm
Finally arrived - I have it permanently in the top garage, was able to find the perfect spot with right sized everything - thought keeping it in the box would prevent any dust etc each time garage is opened.  Now for the icecream - yum!!!!
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: JulieO on November 07, 2011, 04:56:35 am
two or three years ago I replaced it with a deBuyer mandolin that is much easier on my shoulder and elbow - the action is different.
I slice a lot of ginger for candying and for me it is easier than using the Cuisinart.

Andi, I'm looking into the De Buyer Professional mandolin at the moment.  Have read so many good reviews.  The pusher looks a lot more 'safe' than the Borner V-slicer I use at the moment, though I think buying a mesh glove might be a good idea too.  :D
The optional long pusher looks like a good idea for carrot sticks etc.  ;D

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Post by: Halex on November 07, 2011, 05:31:10 am
Popped into Target and bought 4 heart shape spring form tins :)
Also bought a larger loaf tin, so will make a load today.
Looked at lts and lots of chrissy china and held back, but for how long..........

H :)
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Post by: JulieO on November 07, 2011, 05:57:12 am
Forgot to mention, this arrived today, (getting ready for the dehydrator).  Works just like in the video.   :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ABgddRt4Bg
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: cookie1 on November 07, 2011, 06:10:06 am
That certainly makes the job easier JulieO.
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Post by: nazar on November 07, 2011, 07:13:40 am
 l have a potato peeler from zyliss  and it works really well .
mind you it should as it cost me $10 plus postage  
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Post by: cookie1 on November 07, 2011, 07:52:57 am
Robyn have you made any icecream yet?
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Post by: nazar on November 07, 2011, 08:24:55 am
johnro whats your first flavour going to be
there so many to choose from
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Post by: johnro on November 07, 2011, 08:44:29 am
No Cookie and it will be the salted maple icecream I think, Nazar!!!!!  But it is a week at work that is so demanding - teaching and learning audit going on across the whole school (http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/CBSA/smileyvault-cute-big-smiley-animated-003.gif) (http://www.smileyvault.com/) (mind you I really think some big wig office jock needs to justify their existence so what surfaces - a teaching and learning audit!!!!! - grrrr....... Not Happy Jan (sorry no pun intended VHJ)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: nazar on November 07, 2011, 08:50:06 am
dont you hate the bigwigs that sit in there aircon room making decisions about a job they dont even know or do
l get that a lot. l work for the wa  health department
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Post by: kezza on November 07, 2011, 09:02:14 am
Robyn, I was looking at that icecream makerat the shops today.  I love my little Breville one, but I think I want to be able to make a few batches at once, instead of waiing 24 hrs to make another batch.  Let me know what you think of it.  I was also  looking at bread makers since reading the lightbulb moment a lot of you have spoken about. Sounds like it would be a good idea in Summer to use for baking.  I wonder how much electricity I use when I fire up my oven to bake a couple of loaves.  Everyone in WA knows how much more expensive our electricity bills have become.  I nearly had a fit when I got my first bill after using our new aircon last year.  However, having said that, when it is stinking hot, I don't care, the aircon is going on - especially at night.
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Post by: Very Happy Jan on November 07, 2011, 10:12:11 am
- a teaching and learning audit!!!!! - grrrr....... Not Happy Jan (sorry no pun intended VHJ)
:D :D :D :D Made me chuckle Robyn
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Post by: andiesenji on November 07, 2011, 04:05:43 pm
two or three years ago I replaced it with a deBuyer mandolin that is much easier on my shoulder and elbow - the action is different.
I slice a lot of ginger for candying and for me it is easier than using the Cuisinart.

Andi, I'm looking into the De Buyer Professional mandolin at the moment.  Have read so many good reviews.  The pusher looks a lot more 'safe' than the Borner V-slicer I use at the moment, though I think buying a mesh glove might be a good idea too.  :D
The optional long pusher looks like a good idea for carrot sticks etc.  ;D


Yes, I have the long pusher as well as the regular one.  I often slice large eggplant to use as a wrap around various meat and veg fillings and the long pusher works well and I've also learned to use it for slicing two fairly large cucumbers lengthwise, ditto carrots. 
I could never do that with the Bron and the way the pushers are constructed, every bit of the item gets sliced. 
The blades are incredibly sharp.
I got mine when it was first introduced in the US and paid full price, they are now much, much less expensive but I'm still glad I got it when I did, I have gotten a lot of use out of it.
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h129/Basenjibabe91/Kitchen%20Essentials/deBuyer.jpg)

I especially like the fitted case in which it comes and it is bigger than it looks in photos.  The case is 23 inches long and is exceptionally sturdy.  Unfortunately the long pusher does not fit in the case but i keep them together in one of the jumbo Zip-Lock storage bags and hang it in the pantry where it is always handy and dust free.
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Post by: Halex on November 07, 2011, 08:55:45 pm
Teninas book  Dinner Spinners, just logged on to purchase, its sold out!!!

H ???
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Post by: JulieO on November 07, 2011, 09:04:51 pm
Thanks Andi.  I thought about getting one sent from the US as they are cheaper there ($270 + $50 for the long pusher),  but the shipping was $75 so would have worked out dearer than buying it from here.  The cheapest I can find it here is $315 and the long pusher a further $56, so not much change from $400 once postage is added.  

I never rush into buying anything expensive like this, like to make sure it's what I want first, but after days of researching on-line  I keep coming back to this brand and model.  :)


ETA:  After a bit more on-line checking OS, I found a place in the US where I've been able to get it and the long pusher delivered for $300, $100 less than buying it here.  Should be here by end of next week.  :)
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Post by: johnro on November 07, 2011, 09:45:15 pm
I emailed Tenina yesterday and she advised that Dinner Spinners is not being released until I thought she said 17th Nov, while the 2nd book is mid Dec - I will recheck the reply as I have obviously got it mixed (I emailed from school)  :)  :)
PS - The following is from Tenina's email - The Dinner Spinner which is my small project is available only online or at cooking classes. (My ones obviously!!)
hahah…so the Dinner Spinner will be available after November 22nd and the For Foods Sake will be available mid December I think
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Post by: maddy on November 08, 2011, 02:48:33 am
(http://www.randomhouse.com.au/content/titles/9781742451039.jpg)

With a cover that gorgeous, how could it not be on display.
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Post by: Halex on November 08, 2011, 02:55:15 am
Thanks johnro
H :)
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Post by: JulieO on November 08, 2011, 03:22:06 am
Maddy, that's so you!  :D
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Post by: johnro on November 08, 2011, 03:50:58 am
Maddy I also pruchased that book last week when I picked up the 2nd heart tin at a bargaib price - actually you came to mind as soon as I had it in my hand  :)  :) It has been my bedtime story ever since  :)  :) :)
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Post by: judydawn on November 08, 2011, 03:53:51 am
Have yet to see that book girls but will try to - even if it is just to hold it & flick through it.
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Post by: johnro on November 08, 2011, 03:59:02 am
I only paid $29 Judy which was as much of a shock as the $24 for my 2nd tin  :)  :)
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Post by: maddy on November 08, 2011, 04:14:09 am
Maddy I also pruchased that book last week when I picked up the 2nd heart tin at a bargaib price - actually you came to mind as soon as I had it in my hand  :)  :) It has been my bedtime story ever since  :)  :) :)

 :D :D
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Post by: obbie on November 08, 2011, 05:19:34 am
 ;D Maddy, you have influenced so many of us with your shopping.
I must look for that book too,

thanks,
Robyn
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Post by: cookie1 on November 08, 2011, 07:04:45 am
The book is lovely Maddy. But I think I have most of the recipes. :D :D
I thought of you when I was in some kitchen shops this morning. I saw an electric whoopee pie maker in pink. :D
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Post by: cookie1 on November 08, 2011, 07:26:48 am
I also noticed a macaron kit in the kitchen shop. All you had to do was add water. $39.95. I'll stick to making my own.
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Post by: tarasis on November 08, 2011, 07:30:41 am
You guys and the TMX have broke me (or further domesticated me). I am searching Amazon (de) for something for keeping hot food hot / cold food cold. Not to mention a bread bin, silicon spatula, knife block for Bob! Hello Kitty cake tin for a friend and a couple of other bits (like storage jars). (Though as noted elsewhere I'd spring for a Thermoserver if they sold them here)
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Post by: jeninwa on November 08, 2011, 09:41:20 am
I got a copy of the Tenina's Dinner Spinner today as a thank you for helping in the kitchen (at the sink) at her photo shot. Great size book and will fit nicely in my handbag to take shopping with me. It is hinges on the bottom left hand corner. High gloss, should just wipe clean from spills. Also has serving sizes. The Feta Tart looks interesting it has vodka in the batter. Will let you know when I have cooked something out of it.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on November 08, 2011, 11:17:55 am
Do you know if her class is at Counter Top, 428 Scarborough Bch Road, Osborne Park on the 29th Nov at 7pm...yes? I have a ticket but the details on the website are miniscule.
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Post by: jeninwa on November 08, 2011, 11:48:24 am
Yes it there, never heard of it before. I thought you were coming to the class on the 22nd?

Do you know if her class is at Counter Top, 428 Scarborough Bch Road, Osborne Park on the 29th Nov at 7pm...yes? I have a ticket but the details on the website are miniscule.
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Post by: Very Happy Jan on November 08, 2011, 11:50:42 am
Yes it there, never heard of it before. I thought you were coming to the class on the 22nd?

Do you know if her class is at Counter Top, 428 Scarborough Bch Road, Osborne Park on the 29th Nov at 7pm...yes? I have a ticket but the details on the website are miniscule.
I thought you were coming on the 22nd as well CP.  :( :(
How did you find out where is is to be held Jeninwa?
My credit card has been debited but I haven't received any tickets or details
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on November 08, 2011, 01:33:21 pm
you know what...I actually don't know what class I'm booked into...I just bought the ticket without taking note and haven't received any details. For some reason I put the 11 November in my iPhone (I think I had better PM Tenina)
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Post by: andiesenji on November 08, 2011, 04:18:15 pm
You guys and the TMX have broke me (or further domesticated me). I am searching Amazon (de) for something for keeping hot food hot / cold food cold. Not to mention a bread bin, silicon spatula, knife block for Bob! Hello Kitty cake tin for a friend and a couple of other bits (like storage jars). (Though as noted elsewhere I'd spring for a Thermoserver if they sold them here)

If you can find a restaurant supply store that sells to the public, look for one of the insulated service bowls.   I have several of the Vollrath bowls (http://www.buffetequipmentworld.com/vollrath-servingbowls.html), different sizes, which keep foods at serving temps for extended periods.
Used in combination with stretchy silicone bowl lids, that do not transfer heat or cold, they hold foods either hot or cold with no additional heat/cold source for a few hours.  Placed inside an insulated carrier - such as a styrofoam ice chest, the time is extended.  

I also have a smaller one that I purchased a while back made by ThermaWare.  I think you can contact the company to see if their products are sold near your.  G & S Metal Products (http://www.gsmetal.com/display_page.asp?page_id=255)
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Post by: judydawn on November 08, 2011, 09:00:00 pm
Some nice looking bowls there andie.
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Post by: andiesenji on November 08, 2011, 09:28:12 pm
Some nice looking bowls there andie.

Most are too big for my everyday use - I used them when I was catering.  I have sold a few - I originally had about twenty - but have hung on to some as they are good for potluck parties and such.
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Post by: maddy on November 09, 2011, 12:38:48 am
(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/il_570xN-1.jpg?t=1320798198)

I have an apron for every occasion  :P
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Post by: cookie1 on November 09, 2011, 01:14:22 am
CP and jeninwa I have my receipt saying I've paid but nothing more. It's not even a ticket like last time. I guess we'll hear it's still a while away. CP I thought you were coming on 22nd too.
The book sounds good jeninwa.

Maddy that apron will truly be able to be worn everywhere.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on November 09, 2011, 01:51:03 am
Yes, thats all I've got too. The website however has the 29th on it so that is why I was assuming that was the date. I have PM'd Tenina but if I don't hear from her I will just turn up on the 22nd anyway.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on November 09, 2011, 02:09:06 am
Yep, its the 22nd!  ;D Tickets are apparently going out within the next few days.
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Post by: cookie1 on November 09, 2011, 03:51:02 am
Thanks. I did message Mandy to ask for the address.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on November 09, 2011, 03:54:44 am
thats the one cookie that I posted up a few posts. Hey you have made ricotta...I have just posted something here  (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=6564.0)if you can help???
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Post by: Deeau on November 09, 2011, 04:12:24 am
Do I need one of these ?  ???Tefal Fresh Express
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rL_ODFOkRA
I have been quite taken for a while with the idea of a Mandoline but to be honest they frighten the crap out of me and good ones cost a bomb, do you think this suppliments the TM or do they do too many things the same? Or should I just get better at using a knife....like the idea that this all goes in the dishwasher. I only ever used my food processer for grating and slicing but it was a pain to get out and a pain to wash so it got flicked when the TM came.
I swear I am sure I have bought MORE appliances since the TM than before ...lol
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Post by: cookie1 on November 09, 2011, 06:45:53 am
CP I have replied on the site where you asked the question. :-*
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Post by: Cuilidh on November 09, 2011, 07:15:03 am
Maddy - I absolutely LOVE your apron - it almost inspires me to drag out my sewing machine and have a go at making one.
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Post by: maddy on November 09, 2011, 07:41:41 am
Maddy - I absolutely LOVE your apron - it almost inspires me to drag out my sewing machine and have a go at making one.

You should do that  8)  I would give anything to have the talent to sew  :-))  Aprons are a big weakness for me.  I love vintage inspired ones more than anything!  I am very handy at using glue and iron on "no sew tape" lol
Do you have anyone that would love them as Christmas presents?.........sew in your own label, and there is a Marina original  ;)
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Post by: nazar on November 09, 2011, 10:24:30 am
maddy do you have a apron that says thermomix queen or somthing like that

l brought the heart shape pan from target today   l cant wait to try it out l have to work so will try it out next week

has anyone baked bread in the silcone ones l have a bug and a star one from k mart or big w
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Post by: andiesenji on November 09, 2011, 03:55:29 pm
Maddy - I absolutely LOVE your apron - it almost inspires me to drag out my sewing machine and have a go at making one.

You should do that  8)  I would give anything to have the talent to sew  :-))  Aprons are a big weakness for me.  I love vintage inspired ones more than anything!  I am very handy at using glue and iron on "no sew tape" lol
Do you have anyone that would love them as Christmas presents?.........sew in your own label, and there is a Marina original  ;)

With the newer sewing machines one doesn't need a lot of talent for sewing.  If you can operate a pair of scissors (or a rolling cutter, which works great for people like me with arthritic hands)  you can sew just about anything.  One of the ladies in my book club retired from teaching after 47 years! and got one of the programmable sewing machines that also does embroidery.  After just a few months she is turning out some beautiful things that look so professional they surprise her. 
She said her mother tried to teach her to sew when she was a young woman but it was a disaster.  Then she had no time for much of anything besides teaching for decades. 
She is making some frilly holiday aprons with matching kitchen towels and some appliance covers for gifts for friends at the retirement community in which she lives.   She got the copyright-free artwork off the internet.   
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Post by: Cuilidh on November 09, 2011, 07:27:03 pm
I got a new, fairly low-middle range Bernina sewing machine not long before I got my TMX (guess which machine has been neglected?), and was really amused to see that it is referred to as a "sewing computer" now, not a sewing machine.

The big, fancy machines are really amazing.  I have a friend in Adelaide who does quilting and she has a couple of different machines which she uses depending upon what she is doing.  I will have to manage with just the one!

I used to do a lot of hand cross stitch on towels which I gave away as gifts, but haven't done one of those for years now (my TMX, the weeds in our garden and our business soaks up all my spare time).
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Post by: Deeau on November 09, 2011, 09:55:45 pm
I have one of those "big fancy " machines  ;D ( actually it is my 4th embroidery machine ) I also have a few other machines as well. They are truly amazing and have come along way seeing when I first got mine we did baby things on towels now they can create works of art! I must admit my machine must feel quite neglected as it has been almost ignored for the last couple of years since my Thermomix arrived and an obsession with cooking started!
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Post by: maddy on November 11, 2011, 03:14:37 am
(https://www.ezibuy.com.au/productimages/v2/large/1/24207_197185_46504.jpg)

(https://www.ezibuy.com.au/productimages/v2/large/1/18728_146724_16520.jpg)
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Post by: judydawn on November 11, 2011, 03:20:13 am
Couldn't resist some freebies this morning.  Buy BBC Australian Good Food get a free sample bag, buy 3 Philly products get the free cookbook Simply Heaven and  SBS Feast is a new magazine so I had to have that too.  I have been so good with not buying too many magazines too  :-)) :-))
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Post by: maddy on November 11, 2011, 03:24:52 am
I find it's so hard not to buy any magazines, that has a hint of "Christmas" mentioned on the cover  :-))......it's like there will be 1 special thing/recipe I will miss out on, so I buy them all just in case  :P
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Post by: cookie1 on November 11, 2011, 06:05:15 am
I'm glad I'm not the only one. On Tuesday I came home with: The Women's Day, (I usually buy this, not sure why), Australian Good Food, BBC Good Food, Super Food Ideas and Feast. This morning I was looking at the WW Christmas magazine. I managed to not buy it.
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Post by: Amanda on November 11, 2011, 12:01:51 pm
Spot of retail therapy in the kitchenware store today.
Some new pastry brushes, a nice new silicone spatula and some stripey teatowels!
Oh, and some shiny red shoes yesterday! :o
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Post by: andiesenji on November 11, 2011, 04:29:18 pm
I'm glad I'm not the only one. On Tuesday I came home with: The Women's Day, (I usually buy this, not sure why), Australian Good Food, BBC Good Food, Super Food Ideas and Feast. This morning I was looking at the WW Christmas magazine. I managed to not buy it.

Not the only one for sure.  I used to buy them too but haven't for the past few years, since I retired.  When I was still working (and driving 140 miles a day, round trip) there was a newsstand in the hospital lobby next door to my office building and as we lunched at the hospital a couple of days each week, I had to walk right past and would pick up one or two. 
Now I avoid the magazine aisle in the local stores because I tend to buy things I never  bother to read.
I also have saved all the holiday magazines from years gone by and I have a tall stack of holiday cookbooks. 
The only exceptions are the little holiday cookbooks from Pillsbury or Betty Crocker which are sold next to the check-out counter and I manage to pick up while standing in line. 
I think I've actually found more good ideas in those little creations than in any of the big fancy cookbooks.  I just don't use their mixes or products and substitute for something I have on hand. 

I'm very good at "winging it" with recipe modifications. . .  ;D
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Post by: Cornish Cream on November 11, 2011, 05:57:53 pm
I went shopping with my SIL's today and we visited a Lakeland where I bought this
http://www.lakeland.co.uk/14489/3D-Christmas-Cookie-Cutter-Set and this
http://www.lakeland.co.uk/15555/Kransekake-Pan these
http://www.lakeland.co.uk/15577/24-Tulip-Muffin-Cases  ;D ;D
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Post by: andiesenji on November 11, 2011, 07:00:09 pm
I used to be a total sucker for cookie cutters and amassed a pile of them, not just for Christmas or holidays but some funny ones (howling coyote, saguaro cactus, turtles, pinwheels and etc.) but finally reached the tipping point and said "No More!"

However strange things happen and for some reason (possibly because of seeing all the ones I have and use) people began giving me cookie cutters.  Oy!  I absolutely do not "collect" them and only have them because I used to do a lot more baking and had a use for them.  Does this convince my friends - No.  I still get the occasional cookie cutter when someone comes across an odd one.
And there are some real oddities out there. 

Consider these:  an alligator and a palm tree (from Florida), an odd lumpy amoeba shape that is supposed to be decorated like one of the dancing raisins (did that fad reach OZ?),  a Harley-Davidson motorcycle where one is supposed to carefully fill in the lettering of the "proprietary" name (from the HD shop here in town), and lastly and most oddly, a chastity belt cookie cutter, complete with key!
I have given all of the odd ones away, hopefully to never again see the light of day.  Thank goodness no one ever thought to give me any of the "naughty parts" cookie cutters.   :o
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Post by: cookie1 on November 12, 2011, 06:06:46 am
I'm glad that store isn't too near to me CC.
I used the tulip muffin cases to make [urlhttp://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=5183.0=]panettone[/url] last year.

Sorry I can't get the link to work.
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Post by: Cuilidh on November 12, 2011, 06:10:55 am
Andie, we got a violin shaped cookie cutter when we were in Cremona, Italy a couple of years ago - I gave it to one of my colleagues in the hope that she would be inspired to make some cookies, but I'm still waiting!

I love some of your oddities - you wonder who actually sits and thinks "...I think I'll make a [shape] cookie cutter today".
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Post by: tarasis on November 12, 2011, 06:51:32 am
I'm glad that store isn't too near to me CC.
I used the tulip muffin cases to make [urlhttp://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=5183.0=]panettone[/url] last year.

Sorry I can't get the link to work.

Here you go Cookie, just needed a = between the l and the h of urlhttp and remove the = from the end of 5183.0

panettone (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=5183.0)
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Post by: Halex on November 12, 2011, 07:45:36 am
Maddy i saw the ww retro cookbook today in DJ's 30% off, so tempted to buy but have a very expensive december coming up.

Did you buy it?
hally :)
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Post by: achookwoman on November 12, 2011, 08:10:16 am
Dan Lepard's Short and Sweet has just been released.  I ordered it from Book Depository,  $34.,  no postage charge.  I bought it for the bread recipes but the cake recipes are inspiring.  He explains, in very simple terms the chemistry of bread making.
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Post by: foodiepep on November 12, 2011, 08:31:15 am
Today I bought the pasta roller attachment for my Kitchenaid for $79.99  am so happy about that.  (They are usually $150.00)

It will be so good to be able to roll out pasta without needing a third hand.  ;D
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Post by: cookie1 on November 12, 2011, 08:32:38 am
Thanks Rob. I don't usually have any trouble but today it wasn't playing. :'(
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Post by: kezza on November 12, 2011, 10:37:58 am
Today I bought a Panasonic breadmaker after reading posts about using them just for baking.  Still getting my head around reading instructions, as I have never used or seen one used before. Also started my Christmas shopping in earnest.  Does anyone in WA know where I can buy jars for mustards, jams etc. either online or local?  I used to buy mine from a shop in Subiaco markets, which of course is now no longer there. I am after small to medium size.
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Post by: achookwoman on November 12, 2011, 11:29:22 am
Kezza,  re Panasonic bread maker,  if you want any help just ask.    Best to make a basic loaf to get started.
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Post by: johnro on November 12, 2011, 12:04:00 pm
What a shame that I am not nearer Kezza you could have had mine as I no longer use it.  CC really like the look and the thought of using the Kransekake Pan - how interesting!! I love the Christmas season (http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/emoticons/mood/mood-emoticon-0126.gif) (http://www.smileyvault.com/) and Maddy I am with you re mags and a mention of Christmas   :)  :)
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Post by: Vivaroo on November 12, 2011, 12:15:36 pm
Aren't these Ninjabread Men Cookie Cutters (http://www.petersofkensington.com.au/Public/Fred-Ninjabread-Men-Cookie-Cutters.aspx) awesome?  I'm getting them for DS karate sensais (hope they don't have 50 sets already!)
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Post by: Very Happy Jan on November 12, 2011, 01:32:07 pm
Does anyone in WA know where I can buy jars for mustards, jams etc. either online or local?  I used to buy mine from a shop in Subiaco markets, which of course is now no longer there. I am after small to medium size.
Silverlock Packaging in Canning Vale sell to the public but you have to buy minimum quantities and I don't remember what those quantities are.  :( :( sorry. Give them a ring- they were very helpful when I bought from them. I think Faffa mentioned another place in a post somewhere.
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Post by: Meagan on November 12, 2011, 03:14:00 pm
The other place is www.cospak.com.au they also have a minimum but I use jars all the time so just buy a box of 20/30 depending on the size. They are in welshpool. I am pretty sure the min spend at silver lock is $50
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Post by: faffa_70 on November 12, 2011, 10:36:57 pm
the other place in CaningVale is Plasdene's - sorry on my phone but they will come up with google  ;)
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Post by: Halex on November 12, 2011, 11:06:57 pm
Vivaroo, what great cookiecutters for sensai and also for any boy, i am tempted.....
Hally :)
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Post by: maddy on November 13, 2011, 04:50:01 am
Black sheers with scarf for DD's room makeover......which I am seriously needing a good shove to start.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/image001-3.gif)

Buying the stuff that's going into the room is the easy bit  :-\ I already had to delay the bed delivery, as it was meant to be Friday just gone.......and I haven't painted it yet  :-))
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Post by: johnro on November 14, 2011, 02:43:10 am
Oh Maddy the one thing I hate making are curtains -despite the wonder of a finished curtain when hung - the wole process I find quite boring!!!!  Give me costumes for a stage show or adding bling to dance costumes any time, painting is in the same basket as curtains for moi!!! Good luck  :)  :)
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Post by: cookie1 on November 14, 2011, 05:37:21 am
I went into the city this morning a bought some of the just released Nespresso Christmas capsules. I also had a spend up on Lush bath bombs for Christmas gifts. I also shouted myself a new cleanser and primer at MAC. I need all the help I can get.

I saw Meagan too, on her way to hopefully make a sale.
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Post by: johnro on November 14, 2011, 06:53:27 am
I love Lush I am able to smell it from afar when in a shopping centre with the said outlet - our closest Lush store is the Sunshine Coast.  :(  :(
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Post by: cookie1 on November 14, 2011, 07:52:31 am
We first saw it in Brisbane many years ago. DH can smell it from about 100 metres or so. We have just got one in the city recently, before the only one here was at a local shopping centre.
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Post by: kezza on November 14, 2011, 08:39:46 am
Kezza,  re Panasonic bread maker,  if you want any help just ask.    Best to make a basic loaf to get started.
Thank you chookie. I made a sourdough loaf in it yesterday (bake only) and it was great.  Have now got a  a basic loaf in using the recipe in book using the rapid bake just to see what it is like. I will go back over your posts and re read your recipes and tips.
What a shame that I am not nearer Kezza you could have had mine as I no longer use it.  CC really like the look and the thought of using the Kransekake Pan - how interesting!! I love the Christmas season (http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/emoticons/mood/mood-emoticon-0126.gif) (http://www.smileyvault.com/) and Maddy I am with you re mags and a mention of Christmas   :)  :)
Johnro, how sweet. I was given a gift card at work, so thought I would now get one.

And a BIG thank you to all who gave me tips on the jars  :)
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Post by: obbie on November 21, 2011, 02:41:07 am
 :) Saturday I bought pyrex dishes for me, set of 7.
Then i went home to cook and fill them.

Curtains for the kids rooms.
Roasting tin for sausage rolls with holes for so they don't get soggy.

Robyn
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Post by: Nay-nay on November 21, 2011, 03:16:46 am
Finally got a ceramic shortbread mould - not brown bag brand but from England and good postage to Australia.  ;)Ebay (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/250789227878?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649)
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Post by: Frozzie on November 21, 2011, 04:00:38 am
(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/il_570xN-1.jpg?t=1320798198)

I have an apron for every occasion  :P


now why doesnt that surprise me!! love the apron  ;D
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Post by: maddy on November 21, 2011, 11:37:57 pm

now why doesnt that surprise me!! love the apron  ;D

LOL  :P


Well you probably saw this buy in the Christmas tree thread

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/KGrHqJhwE7DdMo6jBOISphqwg60_1.jpg?t=1321705430)

well now the snowman house has some company for the mantle

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/image001-4.jpg)

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/image001-5.jpg)

couple more buildings to find, and the Christmas village will be complete   :)
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Post by: Halex on November 21, 2011, 11:42:57 pm
Maddy you will have to post your christmas decorations once you hsve done yiur house, cant wait to see.

Shopping, i bought a christmas ham, love christmas ham. LOL does that count as shopping ;D

H :)
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Post by: maddy on November 22, 2011, 12:08:08 am
Ham is shopping  :)
We've been eating ham & turkey since it started appearing......think we might be over it by Christmas.
My Dad requested roast lamb for Christmas day  :-\ what?.......does anyone else have lamb on Christmas?....or is he just strange? LOL  :P
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Post by: cookie1 on November 22, 2011, 01:03:03 am
No Maddy he isn't strange. We had a lovely beef roast, cold, last year and a terrine. We can't eat a whole turkey and find that the breasts etc you buy are far too salty. This year I'm trying to get a turkey breast I can season and cook myself. There will only be the 3 of us and crazy (but loved) ma -in law for one meal. Plus anyone else we find nearer the day who will be by themselves. DD often finds single people at work who join us.
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Post by: maddy on November 22, 2011, 01:58:35 am
The book arrived today

(http://www.randomhouse.com.au/content/titles/9781742451039.jpg)

oh...it's so gorgeous!!!
I love how they have styled, the layout, and the old advertisements and pictures throughout the book.....just a pleasure to look at.
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Post by: maddy on November 22, 2011, 02:28:37 am
O.K.......final purchase for the week!........probably not, but telling myself so  :P

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/image001-7.png)
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Post by: cookie1 on November 22, 2011, 02:54:40 am
O.K.......final purchase for the week!........probably not, but telling myself so  :P

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/image001-7.png)
It's only Tuesday Maddy. Do you live near the shops?
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Post by: maddy on November 22, 2011, 03:01:10 am
 :P who am I kidding right?  Yes I do Cookie.....but I have more fun on the internet!

I shouldn't be here right now......DD's bed and frame come Thursday (after I delayed the first delivery), still haven't painted, put new carpet in....or ordered the carpet for that matter  :-))
  PLEASE tell me to go away if you see me here again before Thursday!
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Post by: judydawn on November 22, 2011, 03:09:44 am
There's no stopping you maddy, your purchases are delightful but please pull the plug on your computer and get moving on DD's bedroom or her new furniture will end up with nowhere to go ;D  I expect to see a picture of her new room by the time I get home on Saturday. ;)
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Post by: Frozzie on November 22, 2011, 10:02:54 am
hahaha hopeless maddy i think im going to christen you  :P that kids song comes to mind go go go away come back another day  ;D

re chirstmas dinner my grandparents used to do 3 meats and sometimes lamb made it in..usually turkey, pork with crackling, and either beef or lamb..ive done a butterflied marinated leg of lamb with other meats...depends on what your used to I guess..first year in france i had deer so nothing surprses me lol

and JD where are you that you wont be home until thursday..too many posts so i have no idea where you got to  :)
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Post by: judydawn on November 22, 2011, 11:09:58 am
I'm not anywhere yet frozzie, we are leaving mid morning tomorrow to spend 3 nights in Tanunda in the South Australian Barossa Valley - I'm sure you have heard of that spot  ;)  Be home Saturday afternoon sometime.
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Post by: Frozzie on November 22, 2011, 11:21:33 am
well have a lovely time away JD...you deservfe a nice break and enjoy that lovely part of the world!  ;D
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Post by: johnro on November 22, 2011, 12:04:59 pm
Will be sending you special thoughts for an enjoyable break Judy - the Barossa is certainly lovely  :)  :)
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Post by: andiesenji on November 22, 2011, 04:28:19 pm
I have to go to the market this morning and to the farmer's market this afternoon but after that I will not be out and about until next week.
This Thursday is Thanksgiving Day in the US and shopping tomorrow will be ghastly and the day after TD is known as "Black Friday" as the stores are full of people taking advantage of all the big sales.
(Black Friday because it should put retailers "in the black" for the year.) 

People are already camping out to be first in line when some of the major stores open at midnight Thursday night/Friday morning - because supplies of the most desirable items are limited. 
The local news stations are showing folks with tents already lined up even this far ahead of time.  The overnight lows here are in the upper 20s (Fahrenheit) and they have to be freezing. 
I wouldn't go out there if they were giving the stuff away.

Maddy, I have those cookbook from when they weren't "retro" and I dressed like that, which is hard to believe now.  I went shopping wearing a dress, heels, a hat and gloves.  Oy!  Am I glad things have changed!
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Post by: achookwoman on November 22, 2011, 07:01:50 pm
Andi, same here about the retro.  I think we are the same age.
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Post by: Cuilidh on November 22, 2011, 07:08:48 pm
Happy thanksgiving (in advance) to all our American friends.  It's a holiday we don't celebrate at all here, although we obviously hear of it.

I laughed at your comment about dressing up to go shopping, Andie - although I'm a bit younger than you, I can remember as a child that I wasn't allowed to wear trousers (or denim jeans) until I got into my teen years (I got there right at the end of the hippy era), fortunately the hats and gloves had dropped out of fashion before I was born.
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Post by: andiesenji on November 22, 2011, 08:33:57 pm
Andi, same here about the retro.  I think we are the same age.

I was born in 1939 so turned 21 in 1960.   Bebop was popular when my teens began, rock and roll when I was in high school - I went to see Elvis in Chicago in March 1957 - the tickets were a birthday present and I was one of 12,000 screaming fans - lost my voice. 

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Post by: medusa on November 23, 2011, 03:31:01 am
just got this book in the mail and it looks pretty good

(http://www.newholland.com.au/imgsize.php?w=160&img=http://www.newholland.com.au/products/images/9781742570990.jpg)
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Post by: cookie1 on November 23, 2011, 07:01:25 am
I love the colour and shape.
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Post by: maddy on November 23, 2011, 11:29:15 am
just got this book in the mail and it looks pretty good

(http://www.newholland.com.au/imgsize.php?w=160&img=http://www.newholland.com.au/products/images/9781742570990.jpg)

What a great cover!
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Post by: medusa on November 23, 2011, 10:43:33 pm
It's actually quite a nice book, I so needed inspiration for filling the freezer up, don't want to be cooking every night insummer.  So far so good.  although I do have to say, went to order it from Australia (where the author is from) and it was twice the price plus postage then it was by buying it from the US. 

If anyone wants a good book website try www.booko.com.au it shows you the cheapest place to buy a book from and it also tellls you postage too.
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Post by: chicksta44 on November 24, 2011, 02:30:03 am
I'm a fan of the Frostbite Facebook page. They have lots of great stuff on there too! :)
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Post by: obbie on November 24, 2011, 03:05:35 am
 :) I bought new shoes today, also a whole lot yesterday from groceryrun.


And a new motorbike for the kids for xmas.

Robyn
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Post by: Halex on November 24, 2011, 03:30:03 am
Just bought
The Australian WW christmas magazine

Some great recipes inside :D
H :)
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Post by: fundj&e on November 24, 2011, 03:37:52 am
how cool is this toaster just under $ 400.00
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Post by: cookie1 on November 24, 2011, 03:58:49 am
I saw that  in the paper. I love it. It'd save looking in the top to see if the toast was ready.
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Post by: maddy on November 24, 2011, 08:47:12 am
That is one cool toaster fundj!


Bought more paint  :o good lordy!.... has gone up in price since the last time I bought some!

and

(http://images-cdn.ecwid.com/images/717242/21676323.jpg)

.....thought I'd do my bit to  help Tenina's super fund  ;)

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Post by: andiesenji on November 24, 2011, 06:05:40 pm
how cool is this toaster just under $ 400.00

I've been looking at that toaster since this (http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/appliances-small/watch-the-toast-transparent-magimix-vision-toaster-113987) showed up in my email a year and a half ago.

I've been waiting for the price to come down as it was exclusively available at Williams Sonoma (http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/magimix-glass-vision-toaster/?cm_re=040810-_-hero-_-magimix_vision_toaster_image&cm_src=hphero).

They have recently reduced the price to $249.95 but I'm going to wait a while longer - once it is no longer a W-S exclusive item, the prices tend to drop significantly.  

I want it to add to my collection - I don't collect many new toasters but this one is so different as to make it interesting.
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Post by: fundj&e on November 24, 2011, 06:14:55 pm
i would love to get one andi, but  to expensive for me at the moment
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Post by: Frozzie on November 24, 2011, 08:26:19 pm
I hardly use my current toaster so definatley couldnt justify that price tag for one but like how its different..however just having clear sides doesnt justify the hike in price compared to a standard toaster in my eyes  :-))
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Post by: johnro on November 24, 2011, 08:31:27 pm
Wow Maddy I love your Christmas purchases - I bought another tree (305 off at Target yesterday) so that we could have a tree in rumpus room  :)  :)
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Post by: Frozzie on November 24, 2011, 08:42:01 pm
how many trees do you put up???
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Post by: andiesenji on November 24, 2011, 09:20:06 pm
I hardly use my current toaster so definatley couldnt justify that price tag for one but like how its different..however just having clear sides doesnt justify the hike in price compared to a standard toaster in my eyes  :-))


The regular Dualit toasters cost more than that and I have had bad luck with the ones I bought.  I think they were designed to work on the higher voltage in the UK and the ones designed for the US simply did not have enough power.  I think I spent over $350.00 on the first one I bought and it never worked as well as my (then) 40-year-old Sunbeam T20.   
I bought a Russell Hobbs automatic tea kettle from the UK and used it with a transformer for years before they were engineered for the US.  It boiled water much faster than the newer one I got.  Some things simply don't "translate" well when crossing the pond.
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Post by: maddy on November 24, 2011, 11:18:06 pm
I hardly use my current toaster so definatley couldnt justify that price tag for one but like how its different..however just having clear sides doesnt justify the hike in price compared to a standard toaster in my eyes  :-))


The regular Dualit toasters cost more than that and I have had bad luck with the ones I bought.  I think they were designed to work on the higher voltage in the UK and the ones designed for the US simply did not have enough power.  I think I spent over $350.00 on the first one I bought and it never worked as well as my (then) 40-year-old Sunbeam T20.   


(http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-happy119.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)
.....to this day, hubby does not know how much I paid for our dualit......and it will never cross my lips either  :P
Love it.....we do use it frequently, so that was enough justification for me.....oh and maybe because of it's colour helped sway the decision slightly  ;D

(http://cn1.kaboodle.com/img/c/0/0/155/0/AAAADC359UoAAAAAAVUDUA/dualit-classic-4-slice-toaster--petal-pink.jpg?v=1305236433000)

Had it for years and hasn't skipped a beat.  If the elements ever pack up, you can purchase replacements and fit them yourself.


If it ever goes to god.....will replace it with this one

(http://www.partmaster.co.uk/cgi-bin/image.pl?b=5045175476651&s=480&t=z&i=0)
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Post by: andiesenji on November 25, 2011, 02:48:20 am
Maddy, I had the one in which you could toast sandwiches as well as make toast.  It came with two sandwich "cages" for use in two of the 4 slots.

It worked okay for a while but then began to toast unevenly - the toast look like it had bars on it. 

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Post by: kezza on November 25, 2011, 10:22:29 am
Bought a Breville (quiet) kettle, as my current one sprung a leak, a gas Weber bbq (was going to build a woodfired pizza oven, but went for practicality instead), two mattresses and more 'everyday' wine glasses, as my DH has a habit of breaking them!  He broke (pardon the pun) his own record last week, by breaking two in the same week.
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Post by: fundj&e on November 26, 2011, 12:19:47 am
we got one  ;Dwell 2 1 for us and 1 for DS

the milk frother is fantastic DD said its better than nespresso

a big mug does fits nicely
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Post by: judydawn on November 26, 2011, 03:06:56 am
Here's my shopping from our getaway in the Barossa Valley.  Not shown are the fresh fruit and vegetables from the Angaston Farmers market bought on the way home. The 4 pack wine (Rizza) was from Kaesler Winery.
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Post by: andiesenji on November 26, 2011, 05:27:28 pm
In this morning's email there was another discount code from Williams-Sonoma for all electrics as well as a Free Shipping code, also for electrics.
I also found a W-S gift card that was buried under some junk on my desk (should clean more often) and which I had been "saving" for something special. 

Therefore I ordered the Magimix Vision toaster.   With the discount and the free shipping (still had to pay the sales tax) it brought my out-of-pocket cost down to 129.44...

Not bad.   As soon as it is in my hot little hands I will be taking photos of the toaster in action to see if it conforms to the hype.
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Post by: Cornish Cream on November 26, 2011, 05:46:47 pm
In this morning's email there was another discount code from Williams-Sonoma for all electrics as well as a Free Shipping code, also for electrics.
I also found a W-S gift card that was buried under some junk on my desk (should clean more often) and which I had been "saving" for something special. 

Therefore I ordered the Magimix Vision toaster.   With the discount and the free shipping (still had to pay the sales tax) it brought my out-of-pocket cost down to 129.44...

Not bad.   As soon as it is in my hot little hands I will be taking photos of the toaster in action to see if it conforms to the hype.

Wow Andie just too good an offer to ignore ;) I love toast ;D
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Post by: Yvette on November 26, 2011, 08:28:59 pm
They look great Judy what was Maggies shop like? I would love to go there one day.
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Post by: judydawn on November 26, 2011, 09:46:43 pm
Maggie's farm shop was a real buzz Yvette.  Tastings everywhere but lacking bread or crackers. Her produce makes you realise just how much we can do ourselves though so in that regard, thermomix visitors would probably not be her best customers ;) I love anything beetroot so couldn't pass up her beetroot jam. The Barossa Bark reminded me of Chookies Savoury Flat Bread (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=7336.0) - if only I could remember the price of Maggies for just a few pieces of 'bark' per packet. DD2 is up there at the moment so I have asked her to check out the price for me - I know it is going to make me feel so good that Chookie's recipe makes heaps for practically nothing. There is a lake out the back which has turtles hanging aimlessly around in it and I saw a peacock in the car park.  It was almost lunch time when we were there so the place was buzzing with people.  The menu is based around 'picnic fare baskets'  (http://www.maggiebeer.com.au/farmshop/fare/) - a casual, light lunch relaxing overlooking the lake. Here (http://www.urbanspoon.com/u/photo_list/1350332?photo_id=552749) are some photos of the different choices. Not all reviews were positive but then you get that anywhere you go, some people you just can't please.  Cooking demonstration at 2pm (not Maggie) but we weren't there then.  I'll swear one of the women behind the counter must be Maggie's sister - I heard her voice, spun around expecting to see Maggie but no, someone very similar in appearance instead.  This place is a must for any foodie visiting the Barossa Valley.
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Post by: Yvette on November 27, 2011, 08:57:40 am
Thanks Judy, yes I agree we probably could make a lot of her produce but it is nice seeing what others make and she seems like a lovely lady. Glad you are home safe and had a good trip  :)
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Post by: judydawn on November 27, 2011, 09:32:52 am
DD rang from Maggie's this morning - Barossa Bark has 4 pieces in the pack and costs $9.95 so thanks Chookie for your Savoury Flat Bread recipe. :-*
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Post by: Halex on November 27, 2011, 09:37:37 am
OMG, how much, bank loan needed to feed a party,   I defrosted the rest of chookies flat bread yesterday and put them in the oven, still lovely.

How can she charge so much!!!!!!


Thans chookie :)

Gotta dash DS is putting on a magic show, this will crack us up, he is sooo excited....

H :)
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on November 27, 2011, 12:52:07 pm
my sister went to Maggies and remembers fondly being bussed in and passing someone bending over in the garden with a big botty. Turns out it was Maggie. I love her. Such a gorgeous face with a big cheerful smile, how can you not smile when she is so good and passionate about what she does. I'm going to go to her place sometime in the next coupla years hopefully.
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Post by: obbie on November 28, 2011, 06:22:25 am
 :) I bought a new car today, another ute. does that count.

Robyn ;D
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Post by: judydawn on November 28, 2011, 07:26:34 am
Yes it sure does.  We took delivery of our new 55" TV today - DH very happy.
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Post by: Cornish Cream on November 28, 2011, 08:44:32 am
Yes it sure does.  We took delivery of our new 55" TV today - DH very happy.
OMG Judy that's big :o We have a 42" TV  ;)
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Post by: jeninwa on November 28, 2011, 09:00:32 am
That's a big tv JD
My black leather lounges arrived on Saturday, one has electric recliners. Very happy with them
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Post by: Halex on November 28, 2011, 09:33:06 am
We have a 50" which we thought was  big, & 100" screen in our home theatre room.

Shopping today for party, treasure chest pinatta, lollies galore!!!! All wrapped for lolly bags & pinatta, i dont like unwrapped lollies.
2 x 12 muffin/cup cake carriers.

Maddy if your on here, i saw brownie silicone pop moulds & stix to purchase as well, very tempted but was worried how to display and woukd the stix hold the brownie, advice pleeeeeeaaaaassssseeee.

H :)
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Post by: judydawn on November 28, 2011, 09:47:33 am
I find big TV's seem to shrink after you've got used to them  ;) 
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Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on November 28, 2011, 10:25:02 am
We bought a snazzy little VW golf.  Sure beats my big 4WD. It's nice not having to fit a pram in the boot anymore. ;D
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Post by: judydawn on November 28, 2011, 10:31:04 am
Wow, the big guns are coming out now  ;D ;D  Nice buy Chelsea.
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Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on November 28, 2011, 10:51:18 am
It won't happen again for a LONG, LONG time JD.  ;) :)
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Post by: Frozzie on November 28, 2011, 11:25:47 am
I bought a jellybag and stand from the uk and a bunch of board/society games for the kids seeing as though they are a bit older and a bit over baby games and we are in for a long winter so ALOT of times indoors lol! Im trying to be very good  ;D
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Post by: Halex on November 28, 2011, 11:26:03 am
I am on my 2 nd VW Golf, last one was  7 years old, bought a new ine last year. Love my golf.

You will  love it too.

H :)
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Post by: maddy on November 29, 2011, 07:31:19 am


Maddy if your on here, i saw brownie silicone pop moulds & stix to purchase as well, very tempted but was worried how to display and woukd the stix hold the brownie, advice pleeeeeeaaaaassssseeee.

H :)

The wilton ones Hally?

(http://www.surlatable.com/images/customers/c1079/PRO-636183/generated/PRO-636183_Default_1_430x430.jpg)

They are in my cupboard, but haven't used them yet  :P
Once you cook them, let them cool in moulds, pop them out, then chill well before popping the stick in (melt chocolate, then dip stick in, then push into brownie).....should work fine.
I have a wilton book dedicated to Brownie pops

(http://www.kaboodle.com/hi/img/c/0/0/38/e/AAAADIhSh94AAAAAADjjGQ.jpg)

......as for the stands.....the ones I bought from etsy.com  (http://www.etsy.com/listing/78156805/popztee-cake-pop-stand?ref=sr_gallery_5&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=cake+pop+stand&ga_order=most_relevant&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=)  are easy to use and clean.  I thought they were reasonably priced, as they get used regularly.

(http://img0.etsystatic.com/il_570xN.258303940.jpg)

Check out other stand ideas from etsy (http://www.etsy.com/search?search_submit=&q=cake+pop+stand&order=most_relevant&ship_to=ZZ&view_type=gallery).....by the way......it's my new favourite place to shop  8)
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Post by: johnro on November 29, 2011, 08:39:28 am
Check out other stand ideas from etsy (http://www.etsy.com/search?search_submit=&q=cake+pop+stand&order=most_relevant&ship_to=ZZ&view_type=gallery).....by the way......it's my new favourite place to shop  8)

(http://cdn7.fotosearch.com/bthumb/CSP/CSP508/k5085985.jpg) NOT LOOKING!!!!  :)  :)
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Post by: Halex on November 29, 2011, 08:47:26 am
Maddy yes they are the ones. Too late to get the stand now, need it for sunday.

Going to the cake shop tomorrow that i did the course at,  maybe they might  have some.

H :)

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Post by: snappy on November 29, 2011, 11:30:32 am
(http://www.surlatable.com/images/customers/c1079/PRO-636183/generated/PRO-636183_Default_1_430x430.jpg)

(http://www.kaboodle.com/hi/img/c/0/0/38/e/AAAADIhSh94AAAAAADjjGQ.jpg)

......as for the stands.....the ones I bought from etsy.com  (http://www.etsy.com/listing/78156805/popztee-cake-pop-stand?ref=sr_gallery_5&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=cake+pop+stand&ga_order=most_relevant&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=)  are easy to use and clean.  I thought they were reasonably priced, as they get used regularly.

(http://img0.etsystatic.com/il_570xN.258303940.jpg)


Ooohh I haven't seen these molds before!  I've always just done it the Bakerella way but the molds look much easier (and less messy).

As for stands I just use a foam florist block, wrap it in co-ordinating tissue paper for whatever event I'm running and just stick the sticks into it.  I've been using the same foam block for about 18 months now so it's been great value.
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Post by: Halex on November 29, 2011, 12:15:09 pm
Wow Snappy what a great idea. I have some scooby doo wrapping paper left over I can use that. Scooby party.

Buying moulds tomrrow.

Oh dear, more work, but yes i love it.

H :)
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Post by: Wonder on November 29, 2011, 08:08:55 pm
I just used some polystyrene packing that we cut into large squares and I decorate with coordinating ribbon. I haven't made any lately but the blocks are still in the cupboard ready to go. A very cheap alternative.
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Post by: Halex on November 30, 2011, 05:35:17 am
Well i bought 2 florist blocks havent bought the moulds yet, my concern is transporting them, plus 100 other things without them being damaged.

H :)
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Post by: Wonder on November 30, 2011, 05:40:37 am
I find the transporting the hardest part. If I don't have a spare pair of hands in the car I place them in a box which fits on the floor behind the front seats in the car, this way they are contained within a box and are less likely to move around when the car moves.
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Post by: Halex on November 30, 2011, 05:45:12 am
The other issue i have its going to be 32 degrees at this stage, so everythung needs to be packed in eskys, so they woukd have to lie in their side in tupperware & the chocolate  might get cracked off.

H :)
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Post by: Frozzie on November 30, 2011, 06:15:15 am
DH and I did the kids chrissy shopping last night...our usual we all go together..;the kids scan the isles and let us know what they would like if they are really really good then DH disappears while i go grocery shopping with them, gets their presents they 'selected' and puts them in the boot of the car (thank goodness its a big boot) all un beknown to them  ;D ;D
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Post by: johnro on November 30, 2011, 08:29:17 am
Egg cartons work well for transporting  :)  :)
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Post by: Halex on November 30, 2011, 09:19:08 am
Robyn, excellent idea, buying the moulds tomorrow ;D

H :)
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Post by: fundj&e on November 30, 2011, 08:00:10 pm
I have had some shellacking done ;) , so far i love it.  ;D

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Post by: Frozzie on November 30, 2011, 09:50:55 pm
bought a 2m real christmas tree to be delivered in around 10 days, some new deco for the tree too and the kids dont stop asking me how many days until christmas every 5 mins...its going to be a long few weeks!
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Post by: Wonder on December 01, 2011, 12:39:03 am
fundj - is the shellacking on furniture or your nails? If nails I got both my fingers and toes done at the moment and love it - hate when it's time for it to come off though.
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Post by: fundj&e on December 01, 2011, 12:41:32 am
nails, does it really last for 2 weeks wonder ?
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Post by: Yvette on December 01, 2011, 04:26:27 am
Yes it does last for 2 weeks have had it done many times. You have to be careful which brand you get done cause they can wreck your nails
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Post by: cookie1 on December 01, 2011, 05:44:16 am
Hally and Chelsea both my brothers have Golf cars. One is a diesel one, they both love them. I guess while we tow the caravan round and launch the boat we'll have 4 wheel drives.

I've packed my shopping away from Melbourne. Another book on icecream, 2 pairs of shoes, 1 blouse, lots of gifts from Body Shop in Bridge Road, some kitchen shears (scanpan) from a DFO kitchen shop for DH to cut the wings off the fish, goodies from the Lindt cafe, goodies from Haigh's choclates and a couple of books from Dymocks. Oh and a Dan Lepard bread book from Readings in Carlton. I think that's all.
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Post by: Halex on December 01, 2011, 06:13:51 am
Good shop up cookie

Sounds like fun

H :)
Yes love my vw golf, my mum had them in the uk too :)
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Post by: Wonder on December 01, 2011, 06:40:17 am
fundj, I love it although I've only had it a few times. It definitely lasts and the last lot on my hands was still fine at three weeks although my nails had grown quite a lot and looked a bit trashy, on my toes I find it lasts even longer because they don't grow as quickly. As yvette says some places can damage your nails but I find it's when they are removing rather than in the application - that's if its true shellac as opposed to gel. One salon I went to started to apply gel when i asked for shellac and when I complained and asked them to stop got very irate and said I didn't know what I was talking about and that they were the experts - I got up and left and will never go back! When having it removed try and find a place that wraps each finger individually rather than gets you to leave your fingers sitting in acetone.
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Post by: johnro on December 01, 2011, 07:16:26 am
I have just had shellac removed after having it for most of this year - I figured that my nails needed some fresh air.  The biggest disappointment for me though is not being able to have a thermie chat once a fortnight as the nail technician was one of the people who bought a thermie sight unseen as a result of my raving each time I was in the salon - the same applied to the beauty therapist.  Perhaps I should take that as a sign I talk (rave) way too much  :)  :)
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Post by: Twitterpated on December 01, 2011, 08:10:02 am
I think I must tend to rave a bit as well. I have been asked to help others make the most of their TMX by holding a demonstration of sorts. As a qualified trainer I don't have a problem doing it but questioned whether it should be done by a consultant. The answer that came back was that this particular group of mums wanted someone who was like them and could show them the hints/tips etc but as they already own TMX's they didn't want the same old spiel. Unfortunately I am unable to attend on the set date but really besides the basics I was going to introduce them to this forum - it's where I went when I had my training wheels on.  ;D
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Post by: achookwoman on December 01, 2011, 08:50:18 am
Did my once a year shop in a wonderful Italian Supermarket in Melb.  Bought a large bag of dried porcini mushrooms, several trays of fresh lasagna noodles. several bottles of very Italian Grog.  4 large blocks of the best parmasan cheese, which I will wrap in foil and freeze.  Lots of packets of Loacker wafer biscuits.  As many different pasta shapes and colors as I could find.Many other things,  however the highlight of the trip was morning tea.  great coffee with a slice of Pannatone.  It was filled with a cream flavored with Bergamot.  I am going to make some of this,  even if it kills me!!!!!!   The shop people were interested to know what I thought,  was it moist enough, how sweet was the filling?   And the real prize was a small parcel of licorice root.  I have never seen this before but remember quite a discussion on the Forum when I first joined. 
This possibly is not REAL shopping, but for me great.
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Post by: cookie1 on December 01, 2011, 08:57:47 am
Chookie, not only is it real shopping it's interesting shopping. I could spend hours in shops that sell those sorts of things.
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Post by: Frozzie on December 01, 2011, 10:07:33 am
i agree yes its real shopping...sounds divine  :)
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Post by: Meagan on December 01, 2011, 03:23:52 pm
I have had some shellacking done ;) , so far i love it.  ;D



I have had it on my toes for three plus weeks and it looks like new. Love it!!
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Post by: Frozzie on December 01, 2011, 06:44:23 pm
never heard of shelllacking here but have french gel on my fingers and toes and it lasts for weeks and wont damage your nails!  Some months i do it in colour, sometimes the korean print (forget what its called) sometimes just gel and some funky stickers, strass etc...i love it !
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Post by: andiesenji on December 01, 2011, 06:51:25 pm
Here it is referred to as "acrylics" and can do considerable damage to the nail bed, causing deformation that can last for years.

I tried it several years ago but apparently am very allergic to at least one of the ingredients as after a couple of applications, all around my nail the skin blistered. 
Some of the compounds contained formaldehyde but there have been some changes because of lawsuits. 
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Post by: Wonder on December 01, 2011, 07:41:04 pm
Hi Andie, shellac is quite different to acrylics. I've had acrylics and gel in the best and both have damaged my nails the first time around and i would nevere try them again, but I find the shellac has been fine the few times I've had it done. Apparently the shellac allows air to the nail which is one of the biggest problems. It's also best to continue using a cuticle oil while wearing the shellac which I wasn't advised to do with either of the other methods. I've always had terrible nails which are very dry and ridged so it's great to have them looking great every once in a while.
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Post by: Halex on December 01, 2011, 10:34:13 pm
Chookie, where is this shop in melbourne, i must go there on my next visit in december. It sounds fantastic

Thanks
H :)
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Post by: achookwoman on December 02, 2011, 03:55:11 am
Hally, Mediterranean Wholesalers,  482 Sydney Rd. Melb.  Let me know when you are coming,  and if free will show you around.  Bring an extra case.
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Post by: Wonder on December 02, 2011, 04:34:17 am
that's a fantastic shop achookwoman. I haven't been there in years. I used to love buying fresh rolls and a few slices of ham and eating while browsing.
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Post by: Frozzie on December 02, 2011, 06:24:46 am
the type of gel i have on my nails does not affect them or damage them at all but in a salon or institute they will easily knock you back 90 odd euros just for your hands as it isnt the same type as the chinese type places.  Here they warn you about going to the cheaper or asian type nail places or large chains that here anyway always use products that will damage your nails permanently...like anything i guess you get what you pay for and no its not about cost but finding out what products are being used..one of my neighbours was a nail technician and she put me onto someone I could trust whose products are safe...I have had breaks now and then of no gel with my nails and they are just as healthy and strong as when I didnt have this gel on them...
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Post by: obbie on December 03, 2011, 12:25:49 am
 ;D I bought 2 new computers yesterday for the kids.

Robyn
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Post by: maddy on December 03, 2011, 04:57:37 am
Lucky kids Robyn! Christmas pressies?
I desperately need to update mine.....it's making very scary noises, so I must remember to back up EVERYTHING pronto!

Have been good  ;D no shopping to report.....but in saying that, I will be collecting the expressi machine at Aldi that's on hold  :D
I figure I can return it if I'm not happy, and the cost of their capsules is a 1/3rd of what I'm currently paying for the pods!.....plus....I have to pay expensive postage, plus I have to wait for them to arrive from Italy, then NSW.......fingers crossed it will be a comparative substitute.
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Post by: djinni373 on December 03, 2011, 01:00:23 pm
Saw this book at a preserving class that I went to a few weeks ago. Ordered it from the Book Depository and it arrived today. Beautiful book full of pics, recipes & useful stuff including natural storage and preservatives, freezing, drying and info on different methods of preservation such as bottling, preserving in oil, salting, curing, smoking and (ooohhh can't wait to try this) beer & wine making  ;D.
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Post by: cookie1 on December 04, 2011, 07:25:40 am
I went to another sourdough class today. It was Christmas baking and I bought yet another bread tin. A small one with high sides this time.
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Post by: obbie on December 05, 2011, 02:29:02 am
 :) Hally, i gave them to the kids early.

I got a bargain, so i bought 2 computers instead of 1.

Robyn

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Post by: DizzyGirl on December 05, 2011, 04:24:11 am
I don't get time to shop as I work full time and all the decent shops are 60kms from home. So today I bought the new Donna Hay mag...... So many nice things I want to try. And on the last page was a full ad on Thermomix. My next shopping adventure will ber online at an organics store. Not sure what I need to buy as yet, apart from Rapadura and Spelt Flour. Any ideas????
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Post by: andiesenji on December 05, 2011, 04:31:37 pm
I had planned on going out to do some shopping for gifts today but the present temp is 17° F (-8.3C.) and the wind is blowing enough to make the wind chill too uncomfortable for the places I want to shop (not in the mall).   And this cold snap is supposed to continue for a few more days, the "highs" not reached until about 2:00 p.m. and then immediately cooling again.
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h129/Basenjibabe91/Screenshot2011-12-05at82156AM.png)

So I am going back to online shopping and my nearest and dearest are going to get Amazon gift cards (which they like anyway) other than the gifts I had already purchased some time ago. 

My new toaster is due to arrive today and I will post a photo after I have given it a test run.

Last week a friend got a Nook ereader, had it in her purse yesterday at church and when she got home it was gone.  She thinks someone nicked it during their "coffee gathering" after the service as that was the only time her purse was not on her arm.  She had her wallet in her hand as she was giving a cash donation for "Toys for Tots" at the time. 
Can you imagine, someone stealing at a church. 
She immediately contacted the hot line and had the Nook disables so it won't be of any use to the thief.  And as she paid for the insurance, she is getting a new one immediately. 


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Post by: Cornish Cream on December 05, 2011, 06:33:18 pm
Blimey Andie that is cold.A good idea doing your shopping on line and keeping youself inside keeping warm.
Sorry to hear about the thief in the church.Thank goodness your friend had insurance.
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Post by: Cuilidh on December 05, 2011, 06:47:43 pm
It is so cold over there, Andie, I don't envy you at all, and the wind chill will make it so much worse.  I guess you can look on the bright side - at least it's not raining as well!

I was planning on getting gift vouchers for friends and family for Xmas and hadn't thought of Amazon!!!  Thanks for mentioning it.

I can't believe that someone stole something at church, that is so low, I hope the culprit gets caught.
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Post by: andiesenji on December 05, 2011, 10:05:54 pm
It's almost 2 p.m. and it has "warmed up" to 51° F.  Sweater weather for sure and with the wind, a good wind barrier coat for outside.

The toaster arrives and has had its first test.

It's pretty.
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h129/Basenjibabe91/Kitchen%20stuff%20old%20and%20new/Elegant%20electrics/Toasters/Magimix2.jpg)
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h129/Basenjibabe91/Kitchen%20stuff%20old%20and%20new/Elegant%20electrics/Toasters/Magimix4.jpg)

I toasted a couple of slices of stollen in it, probably not a good test because of the sugar in the bread.  Somewhat uneven.
First in:
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h129/Basenjibabe91/Kitchen%20stuff%20old%20and%20new/Elegant%20electrics/Toasters/Magimix3.jpg)

nearly done
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h129/Basenjibabe91/Kitchen%20stuff%20old%20and%20new/Elegant%20electrics/Toasters/Magimix6.jpg)

Second piece set at higher setting (longer toasting).
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h129/Basenjibabe91/Kitchen%20stuff%20old%20and%20new/Elegant%20electrics/Toasters/Magimix10.jpg)

Later tests will be with English muffins, regular white bread, long slice of sourdough bread and etc.

The sides and ends get HOT.  This is not a good toaster for people with small children who will be near the toaster.

I'm so used to my Breville, that has cool sides and ends, that when I put my hand on the end where the lowering button is located, I was unpleasantly surprised to find it was too hot to leave my hand on it for long. 
I plan on writing a review and mentioning this fact, which I think really lowers the satisfaction score of this toaster.
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Post by: Cuilidh on December 05, 2011, 10:21:47 pm
Andie, that toaster actually sounds dangerous!  It's a bit of a worry and may be an idea to query the safety guidlines with your appropriate authorities.
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Post by: Gertbysea on December 05, 2011, 11:24:13 pm
Andie, that toaster actually sounds dangerous!  It's a bit of a worry and may be an idea to query the safety guidlines with your appropriate authorities.

I have had this toaster for some time and is is absolutely wonderful. I also toasts just one side at a time if you like and the sides fall forward to clean. It is absolutely the best toaster I have ever owned so I also bought another for a Christmas gift for my daughter. Hope she doesn't read this!

I am sure Andi meant the weather had warmed to 51 degrees Fahrenheit not  Celsius  and not  the toaster!  ;D ;D
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Post by: AmandaN on December 06, 2011, 03:11:37 am
I am no good at putting up photos, up links I can do!

My boys are quite into the Lego Ninjago.  (For those that don't know - think Lego Ninja style):
http://uglyduck-bricklink.blogspot.com/2010/12/lego-ninjago-minifigure-shots.html (http://uglyduck-bricklink.blogspot.com/2010/12/lego-ninjago-minifigure-shots.html)

Today I popped into a new Robin's Kitchen store, and got these:

Ninjabread cookie Cutters:
http://store.robinskitchen.com.au/fred-ninjabread-men.html (http://store.robinskitchen.com.au/fred-ninjabread-men.html)

Gingerdead Men
http://store.robinskitchen.com.au/free-gingerdead-men.html (http://store.robinskitchen.com.au/free-gingerdead-men.html)


Looks like I am going to be baking cookies all school holidays!


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Post by: andiesenji on December 06, 2011, 05:09:49 am
Andie, that toaster actually sounds dangerous!  It's a bit of a worry and may be an idea to query the safety guidlines with your appropriate authorities.

The next time I toast something, I'm going to check the external temperature with my infrared thermometer to see the true surface temp. 
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Post by: cookie1 on December 06, 2011, 05:23:41 am
Andie I do like your toaster, but not the fact that it gets so hot.

Amanda I really like the lego Ninjas. They are so cute.  Last year DD had a friend come round who was feeling very down. They went off into DD's side of the house (she has her room, bathroom and a sitting room as one side of the house). A few hours later I heard loud laughter. Later DD told us her friend had seen her old lego in a corner of her walk in robe and they had sat down and built things. At 30 years of age.  :D  Obviously the magic of lego ever wears off. While they were 'building' her girlfriend had talked lots and said she felt so much better for it.
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Post by: Gertbysea on December 06, 2011, 05:43:44 am
Andie, that toaster actually sounds dangerous!  It's a bit of a worry and may be an idea to query the safety guidlines with your appropriate authorities.

The next time I toast something, I'm going to check the external temperature with my infrared thermometer to see the true surface temp. 

Well if it is getting that hot then something is wrong. I have had mine for some time and it makes perfect toast and it is still cool to touch.
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Post by: JulieO on December 06, 2011, 05:49:20 am
What a lovely story Cookie.  :D

Nice toaster Andi.  You'd think they would take the heat into consideration, but I guess you can't really shield glass too well from heat can you.  I've had a sunbeam for years that works quite okay, not as sexy as some but I don't leave mine out, it's gets put away in the cupboard after use.  I think if I had a nice looking one like the Magimix I would want to leave it out on show.  :D
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Post by: Gertbysea on December 06, 2011, 05:51:42 am
What a lovely story Cookie.  :D

Nice toaster Andi.  You'd think they would take the heat into consideration, but I guess you can't really shield glass too well from heat can you.  I've had a sunbeam for years that works quite okay, not as sexy as some but I don't leave mine out, it's gets put away in the cupboard after use.  I think if I had a nice looking one like the Magimix I would want to leave it out on show.  :D

I think it is not right JulieO as I can touch the glass on mine  and it is not hot.
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Post by: JulieO on December 06, 2011, 05:54:08 am
Oh it doesn't sound right then.  Andi maybe you should contact where you bought it from and tell them so you can get an exchange.  I do like the look of it.  :)
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Post by: maddy on December 06, 2011, 06:36:37 am
What a lovely story Cookie.  :D


....it is  :) and just proves how timeless lego is.


(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h129/Basenjibabe91/Kitchen%20stuff%20old%20and%20new/Elegant%20electrics/Toasters/Magimix4.jpg)

.....now that is one sexy toaster!  :D


Just bought the new Delicious mag and that's all..........so still being a good girl  :P
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Post by: andiesenji on December 06, 2011, 05:33:33 pm
As promised, I have given the Magimix Vision a few more tasks, toasting frozen bread, toasting English muffins and it does a credible job on all of these.

However, the external surfaces do get hot.

In this photo, taken 4+ minutes after I toasted an English muffin, I am aiming the infrared thermometer at the metal housing just above the front glass.
I have it set to read in Fahrenheit so you can see the little "F" in the window.
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h129/Basenjibabe91/HPIM4431.jpg) 
176.8 F., (80.44 C.) is hot enough to burn. 
I used tongs to pick the muffin halves out of the toaster to avoid any chance of coming in contact with the edges of the toasting slot which was certainly hotter than the outer front edge.

In my opinion, unless I have gotten a unit that is not working correctly, this is not as safe to use at the "cool-side" toasters. 
Granted, my vintage toasters do get this hot, or hotter, but I expect that.  For a generation of children who have grown up with modern cool-side toasters, and who don't have any idea that they can get burned on one of these, I think it is not good engineering.
If an inexpensive Black & Decker Cool Touch toaster can be produced and sold for less than $50.00 then I think an expensive toaster like this should also have the "cool touch" advantage. 
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Post by: Gertbysea on December 06, 2011, 08:53:06 pm
I definitely think you have a lemon andiesenji. I just now toasted some rye bread on five and I was still able to put my hand flat on the glass side where it was warm but not hot. When the toast finished I could still touch the metal at the top without burning. Yes it was hot  but it seemed not hot enough to burn my hand . The toast however gets very hot and I usually use tongs to lift it out. Not a bad thing.

This toaster sells for between  $350-499  in Australia and I would be royally peeved if it generated that kind of heat.

Gretchen
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Post by: maddy on December 07, 2011, 06:36:48 am
Early Christmas present for the teenager

(http://snpi.dell.com/snp/images/products/large/320-9334r4.jpg)

24 inch widescreen led pc monitor.....her other monitor was making sizzling sounds  :o  so the bigger upgrade was most appreciated  ;).......which now gives me blackmail material! (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-devil12.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)

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Post by: fundj&e on December 07, 2011, 08:39:31 am
i am buying  new upper teeth tomorrow does that count ;D . i really do need a bit of laughter at the moment
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Post by: Gertbysea on December 07, 2011, 09:34:22 am
Teeth  trump a monitor .  Well maybe not with a teenager!  And food luck too.

Gert
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Post by: Gertbysea on December 07, 2011, 09:35:45 am
Teeth  trump a monitor .  Well maybe not with a teenager!  And food luck too.

Gert

I hate it's when my iPad changes my words.  Good
Luck to you.

Gert
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Post by: nazar on December 07, 2011, 12:42:14 pm
 l went to buy a laptop today , one my husband had chosen allready
as our computer keeps on crashing and we not shore why 
and was told they had a new one out back when my husband rang 
l saw it liked it . l choose a bag and mouse and saw 2 remote cars too l which looked pretty cool l had travell l hour to get to shop
for them to tell me, one hour after waiting  sorry we cant find it . l was polite but not happy and told that no thanks and walk out
l felt like l just wasted all that time
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Post by: cookie1 on December 08, 2011, 05:42:56 am
Poor you.

I bought a book called "Wobble" yesterday. It is a jelly book. I thought as I make the icecream I may as well start making the jelly too.
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Post by: DizzyGirl on December 08, 2011, 07:01:16 am
Today I went grocery shopping but managed to put a new tart and quiche dish into the trolley LOL
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Post by: maddy on December 08, 2011, 10:50:42 am
i am buying  new upper teeth tomorrow does that count ;D . i really do need a bit of laughter at the moment

Hope all is well Uni.


My tree told me it needed some lollipops

(http://www.larkmade.com.au/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/420x420/b6c53eefddb148171814c2f11aa0d200/h/e/heartpink.jpg)

and a little treat for me

(http://www.larkmade.com.au/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/420x420/b6c53eefddb148171814c2f11aa0d200/f/i/file_24_35.jpg)
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Post by: Cuilidh on December 08, 2011, 06:37:29 pm
Fundj, I'm in the middle of my big dentristy 'upgrade' just now as well.  I don't think mine is quite as expensive as yours, but still stings at around $10,000!!!!  Good luck with yours.
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Post by: fundj&e on December 08, 2011, 07:08:58 pm
$10,000 is still a lot of money Cuilidh, i did pay it off in 2 months  ;D, now i will be saving for the lower teeth  :'(

i went shopping the other day and for the 1st time in a very long time i had to think can i afford this, so i put it back  :'(

i will have 2 ask DS for extra shifts  :D
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Post by: achookwoman on December 08, 2011, 08:03:21 pm
Fundj, sounds like you do lots of 'extra' shifts , upstairs with your cooking.
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Post by: Cuilidh on December 08, 2011, 10:08:25 pm
The thought just occurred to me, Fundj, with all that money going to the dentists we could buy a couple more TMXs, a car or two, a whole new wardrobe .... gosh, lots of other things.  However, i guess teeth are important so perhaps I'll just stick with my dentist's bills.
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Post by: obbie on December 09, 2011, 06:04:53 am
 ;D Maddy love the lolli pop and roller.


Robyn
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Post by: Halex on December 09, 2011, 10:57:25 pm
Yesterday we bought ds 8 an applemac air laptop. We bought from the apple store & for an extra $129 we get 1 yrs tutorial & he can go in and spend 2 hours at a Time with The staff helping him with his projects to get the best out of his applemac.

He will be hyper on Xmas day when he opens it. Soooo excited.

His school is on the laptop programm so in yr 4 they need their own. We bought it a year early so he would  be familiar with it and not struggle (advice from another parent). I have no idea about macs so i will benefit from the lessons. We can have 1 hour everyday for a year, plus there are tutorials on the computer too.

H :)
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Post by: judydawn on December 09, 2011, 11:09:23 pm
It won't be long then Hally and DS will be able to help you out with any problems you have on the computer/iPad. Love to see a photo of his face on Christmas morning as he opens his surprise.
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Post by: Very Happy Jan on December 09, 2011, 11:18:32 pm
Hally - does your DS school support Apple Macs? I am a mac convert and love them. I use Parallels to run the couple of Windows programs that I need to transfer data between work"s and my computers.
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Post by: Halex on December 10, 2011, 12:11:41 am
Yes we are an apple mac school. Yr 4 all kids must have their own applemacs.

Whats parallels?, so far downloaded notes & keystrokes (i think).

People say once you have used a mac you wont go back.

I am very excited too, they synchedmy ipad with it, and we both have icloud, dont understand any of it, but will one day.

H :)

Yes JD shoud be able to do my own photos too, download to his laptop & do it myself. Really looking forward to the on to one lessons.
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Post by: maddy on December 10, 2011, 12:36:35 am


His school is on the laptop programm so in yr 4 they need their own. We bought it a year early so he would  be familiar with it and not struggle (advice from another parent). I have no idea about macs so i will benefit from the lessons. We can have 1 hour everyday for a year, plus there are tutorials on the computer too.

H :)

 :o Wow....grade 4!  I know DD last year only had the cheap lenovo small netbooks in grade 6, and she was more than ecstatic to upgrade to her own mac in Year 7 (discounted through the school)......they certainly get you forking out the cash early  :o
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Post by: andiesenji on December 10, 2011, 04:21:42 am
I certainly wouldn't have anything except a Mac.
I've had Macs since the very beginning - in fact, I still have the precursor to the Mac, the "Lisa" which was the first computer with a mouse and I had the Apples prior to that.
In my office my boss initially got Apples and we moved up to the Mac - another doctor who shared the office, when my boss cut back on his practice, had PCs and was constantly having crashes and ongoing problems.  Eventually he switched over to Macs and his employees were thrilled. 
Apple offered and continues to offer many great discounts and support to schools, which is why so many use them and the learning curve is not as steep and there are far fewer crashes. 
One my neighbors got a PC laptop for their son and it was forever crashing which was so upsetting to him.  He has a learning disability and the computer was to help him.   For Christmas he is getting an iPad.  Hopefully that will make up for some of his frustration with the other one. 
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Post by: Frozzie on December 10, 2011, 07:10:22 am
no laptops in schools here or not that i have heard of!!  Have seen docs on uk schools who do and one or two tet schools here but its not here yet and honestly Im not sure parents would roll with it...they would want it for free or with a veyr heavy reduction and then I can only impagine the number of thefts there would be with them...

no shopping here of late except for some toys online and some books too..DD has been sick all week but better today ..oufff!
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Post by: maddy on December 10, 2011, 11:08:01 am
full size baroque mirror for DD's room......that was fun getting it in the car  :-))

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/image001-9.jpg)

(http://www.belindajanes.com/product_images/v/401/1019442__68445_thumb.jpg)

PETE EVANS BBQ Silder Press

Surf thongs, cap, lockable money box for the boy and restocked the fridge  :o ouchy!
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Post by: Very Happy Jan on December 10, 2011, 12:03:43 pm
Yes we are an apple mac school. Yr 4 all kids must have their own applemacs.

Whats parallels?, so far downloaded notes & keystrokes (i think).

People say once you have used a mac you wont go back.

I am very excited too, they synchedmy ipad with it, and we both have icloud, dont understand any of it, but will one day.

H :)

Parallels is a program on the Mac that allows you to run Windows based programs. Since your son's school is Mac friendly you won't need it.
Yes JD shoud be able to do my own photos too, download to his laptop & do it myself. Really looking forward to the on to one lessons.
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Post by: Twitterpated on December 11, 2011, 09:38:35 pm
Does parallels allow you to run all Windows programs or just the main ones like Microsoft Office VHJ?

I too am a Mac lover but have been forced over to the dark side over the years due to the type of programs that I have needed to use. I used to work at a newpaper and when we first changed over from the 'old ways' to computers we had the computers installed on a weekend and each person received about 1 hour of tutorial time and we still had the 2 days to get the paper out. Don't think it would have been possible if it wasn't a Mac. I know that many schools use them for the same reason. I would love to return to my Macs but a lot of the programs I use are privately written and therefore not available for Macs.

Hally your son will have no problems working it all out and the tutorials will help no end. Those of us who have used Macs from way back have always known how great they are and the simplicity of using them is one of their greatest assets. Something that Windows has never seemed to replicate
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Post by: Halex on December 11, 2011, 10:54:12 pm
Well DS at. Sleepover, so have the laptop on, but stuck already!!!!!

I want to download some games for him, i cant even get on to our internet, she said  she has set it all up to run from our wifi, but the only connections i get are......... Pants on ground!?! ??? & FBI surveillance van!?!? ??? ??? ???

Will have to contact apple, oh the tears if we cant work it.

H :)
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Post by: Twitterpated on December 11, 2011, 11:25:45 pm
My DH and I went shopping on the weekend and he 'decided' to buy me a pizza oven, stand and accessories for Christmas.
I'll be baking, smoking, making bread and of course pizzas in it. All outside and not heating up the kitchen.

Also saw Johnro's vacuum sealer on the weekend so am looking into that as a little pressie from Santa under the tree for me.
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Post by: johnro on December 11, 2011, 11:27:37 pm
You go girl!!!!!!! order for delivery please!!!!!   :D  :D
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Post by: Twitterpated on December 11, 2011, 11:32:15 pm
DH doesn't really like to shop (or spend money for that matter) but you managed to sell him on the Dinner Spinners and the vacuum sealer. Next time I want something I'll let you know and you can sell him on the idea. He takes it so much better from someone else.
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Post by: cookie1 on December 12, 2011, 01:19:48 am
Don't they all. ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Bonsai on December 15, 2011, 12:04:02 pm
My team at work have decided that a "kris kringle" or "secret santa" is something we don't need, so we all put in to buy something that we're all happy with.....

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Post by: RosieB on December 15, 2011, 01:34:57 pm
One class at my DGS school organised a free dress day / pay a gold coin donation.
They raised enough to buy a cow, a goat, a pig, ducks, chickens, seeds.  It was a great effort and a really good idea.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on December 15, 2011, 01:57:22 pm
I love this idea. Too many people being bought presents they do not need (or want) = waste of money. Such a nice thought to think that someone so much worse off can improve their health and education instead with the money. I also suggest perhaps thinking of donating the money locally to the disadvantaged like the Salvation Army, the Big Issue, a foodbank etc.
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Post by: johnro on December 15, 2011, 02:18:04 pm
Last year DD3 purchased a goat, bought some chooks for a family and donated to the Smith family for DH - gift buying is such a strain and quite difficult when all of us have way more than we need and in this family all get what they want as required!!!!  :)  :)
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Post by: JulieO on December 16, 2011, 04:17:14 am
Today I ordered one of these after seeing Nigella use one for a cheesecake in her current series showing on TV. 

It comes with a ceramic base so no having to remove it from the base to serve.  Isn't supposed to leak either even when filling with thin liquids like in the video.  Only time will tell of course, but I like the look of it enough to give it a try.  :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DG5QLClg_yk
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Post by: Meagan on December 16, 2011, 05:10:00 am
Today I ordered one of these after seeing Nigella use one for a cheesecake in her current series showing on TV.  

It comes with a ceramic base so no having to remove it from the base to serve.  Isn't supposed to leak either even when filling with thin liquids like in the video.  Only time will tell of course, but I like the look of it enough to give it a try.  :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DG5QLClg_yk

Wow that looks awesome!
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Post by: fundj&e on December 16, 2011, 05:11:43 am
i like it, let us know if it works please julie.
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Post by: JulieO on December 16, 2011, 05:28:40 am
I will do fundj.  They've already posted it to me so should get middle of next week.

Here's a video of Nigella using it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlyFkauPQKI
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Post by: flavourofthemonth on December 16, 2011, 06:13:05 am
Today I ordered one of these after seeing Nigella use one for a cheesecake in her current series showing on TV. 

It comes with a ceramic base so no having to remove it from the base to serve.  Isn't supposed to leak either even when filling with thin liquids like in the video.  Only time will tell of course, but I like the look of it enough to give it a try.  :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DG5QLClg_yk

That looks great. Where did you find it? What's it called please?

I really want to make that cheesecake now. ;)
http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/CHOCOLATE-PEANUT-BUTTER-CHEESECAKE-5309 (http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/CHOCOLATE-PEANUT-BUTTER-CHEESECAKE-5309)
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Post by: JulieO on December 16, 2011, 06:35:52 am
flavourofthemonth, I'm presuming you are in Australia?  This is where I got it from.  :)

I know the cheesecake is sinful but I've got to try it once.     ;D

http://inplaceonline.com.au/kitchen-accessories/silicone/lekue-red-silicone-springform-with-removable-ceramic-plate-2-5l/
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Post by: judydawn on December 16, 2011, 06:37:06 am
I was hoping someone would convert and post that recipe - thanks Julie, look forward to it.  ;D 
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Post by: JulieO on December 16, 2011, 09:01:25 am
 ;D
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Post by: johnro on December 17, 2011, 12:38:31 am
That looks like a great product Julie with your creation and pics on a winner there! (http://www.messentools.com/images/emoticones/navidad/www.MessenTools.com-Christmas-big-08.gif) (http://"http://www.messentools.com/en/msn-emoticon-details-and-download/id/484/")
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Post by: dede on December 17, 2011, 02:20:29 am
Just been to town, it is so crazy in there, people everywhere. I gave each of my kids $20 each and there mission was to buy each person in the family (6 presents) a gift each to wrap up and put under the tree. They all done a great job and are now enjoying wrapping the things they brought. Little things like deodorant, makeup, DVD's, chocolates etc. it's amazing what you can buy for around $3 -$4 each. And the kids love it. But I am glad that's over.
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Post by: judydawn on December 17, 2011, 03:36:36 am
That's a great idea Mandi and I can imagine how much they would enjoy it.
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Post by: cookie1 on December 17, 2011, 04:43:03 am
As I hang my head, I admit to buying another cookbook this morning. Dymocks have Italian Food Safari  for $19.99. I made the excuse that it will be under the Chritdsmas Tree. Santa is bringing me a few this year.
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Post by: Frozzie on December 17, 2011, 09:23:12 am
dont apologise cookie...assume your addiction  ;D  I do!!  However we are slowly running out of bookshelf space lol..im up to 3 bookshelves for cookbooks alone  :o
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Post by: cookie1 on December 17, 2011, 10:41:15 am
I have books everywhere. When DD builds her house I will have a bit more space.
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Post by: fundj&e on December 17, 2011, 01:15:31 pm
My DH * goes to swap meet on a Saturday morning and buys really nice and expense cook books for $1 .00, i don’t  have the heart to say stop ****** buying cook books i am over them i have so many it’s not fun anymore . My DS has bagsed all of my books when i go to the big kitchen in the sky
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Post by: DizzyGirl on December 17, 2011, 09:09:40 pm
OMG lucky you, but I understand that you can only have so many cookbooks  ;)

Lets hope you don't go to that big kitcchen too soon hun
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Post by: maddy on December 17, 2011, 10:45:37 pm
I had not bought 1 single Christmas present  :P hard to believe I know LOL
So I started bum shopping yesterday, had completely forgotten to order this earlier for DD

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/image001-10.jpg)

A leather bed stool for the foot of her bed.....love the hidden storage too!  Have grave fears it won't be delivered by Christmas, but will just make it a present from us.

.......and some mokingjay pendant, apparently symbolic in the hunger games series.....which DD is nuts over

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41thwrGkq5L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

....I have no clue really.  She only just informed me yesterday that the pendant is the only thing she wants from her list  :-)) .....and of course it was from U.S.  :-))  paid a fortune for express postage......and what's the bet it won't be here in time anyway!

DS is easy though......all his list is from a sports store......so I will join the throngs of last minute maniac shoppers, who thought leaving their shopping to the last week, was a good plan  :P
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Post by: johnro on December 17, 2011, 11:55:04 pm
I have only 2 Christmas gifts left to buy - 2 Secret Santa  gifts - we use this method of gift giving for DH family, I did the draw this year so know all the secrets!!!!  (http://www.messengerfreak.com/animated_display_pictures/messenger_freak_adp1%20(41).gif)
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Post by: judydawn on December 18, 2011, 12:03:53 am
Uni, it is nice to give our kids some of our treasures before we leave this earth so why not sneak a few of your recipe books down to him from time to time.  DH would never know.  How lovely of him to keep buying you things he thinks you really want though - bless him.  It would be cruel to stop him, he is enjoying it so let him go.
Maddy, I love the bed stool/storage box - you can never have enough storage in any room.
Robyn, I hate Christmas shopping - it is not the actual giving but what to buy that irks me.  My DD unfortunately gets stuck with having to do all the shopping for the kids, not only for me but 3 others as well.  You can imagine how much pressure that puts her under but she has once again done it and will even wrap up all the pressies for everyone. I have a couple of things here to add to them and always give them money for their banks accounts so it is the easy way out for me. I can't remember when I lost interest in Christmas shopping - I hate the crowds, the line-ups, the parking.  Miserable b.....r aren't I :-))
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Post by: DizzyGirl on December 18, 2011, 12:09:09 am
My christmas shopping is all done.  YAY

Mum got a new summer dressing gown, dad new salt and pepper grinders.

Santa is bringing DS an ipod touch and little goodies and underwear for santa sack.
New camp bed for DS from us.

Hubby is getting stuff from Dick Johnson Racing

Father in law a drizabone coat and mother in law got a Body Shop tin, some port and chocolates.

Nephews (all in high school) got pocket knives and itune cards.

Now I wonder what I will get  :D
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Post by: obbie on December 18, 2011, 04:20:50 am
 :) All shopping is done.
i picked up the kids stuff on friday.
Just got back from grocery shopping now.
Only need to buy salads, fruit, veges, milk for the next 3 weeks.

I'll do that from our little local supermarket.
my 3 big chest freezers are full.

We have so much fruit on our trees. 2 weeks ago it was plums, now lychees and mangos.

Robyn ;D
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Post by: cookie1 on December 18, 2011, 07:32:07 am
All completed here too. I buy for DD from about October on. When she says I'd like to read that book etc, I sneak back and get them. She has books, and smell nice stuff. Dh has a painting/cartoon about a Model A ford, A cap with the same written on it and some kitchen shears to cut the 'wings' off the fish he catches. He also just bought himself a MIG welder.
I have shoes, and cookbooks.
Brothers etc get vouchers, uually from Dymocks or Dan Murphy.
Ma in law has a zhu zhu toy, a shopping bag with her name on, a fan and a silk scarf.
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Post by: Halex on December 18, 2011, 10:19:22 am
All my shopping s done too
Crown Prince apple laptop, santa sack, loads of pool toys, lego, skylander figurines, craft for boys, catapolts, nerf bullets, the list ges on. Oh yes bought  him a wicked dr who t shirt of the tardis from the abc shop.

Dh books & dvds & a night with me!!!LOL   Like an indecent proposal... Ho ho ho...Lucky duck... No we are of to melb so we have lots of family to babysit :)

Friends books, vouchers & restaurant vouchers, all done

MIL yet fo cook for and lunch out with us in Melb.

H :)
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on December 18, 2011, 01:24:30 pm
Not so long ago my mum bought a Miele food processor. I was astounded and told her she should have bought a TM (even tho the food processor cost I dunno $600). A couple of days ago she drops in and says she just bought a KitchenAid! I shook my head and said she should have bought a TM! Every time I have told her that she needs a TM she says no no no she only cooks now for her and dad and it would be a waste...and she doesn't want to learn all this new technology... I think she is just so stubborn and all I could do was just shake my head  :-X parents!
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Post by: achookwoman on December 18, 2011, 07:39:24 pm
CP, know how you feel.  I have the same problem with my kids.
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Post by: maddy on December 20, 2011, 05:16:28 am
I had my 6 hour shopping marathon yesterday  :P All Christmas presents in 1 day!
Had a blast and I needed to make two trips to the car park to off load, 1 loo stop, and 1 smoothie  :P 



Just pre-ordered this book.....it's the next big thing to hit here

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/9781423625315.jpg?t=1324357443)

Cakes, desserts, frozen goodies......watch them become huge!

then I picked up the acrylic stand and tubes....yay.....it's an Aussie supplier

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/CON001-2.jpg?t=1324357328)

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/DIS003-2.jpg?t=1324357293)
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Post by: obbie on December 20, 2011, 05:46:16 am
Maddy, they look great.
i'll have to check it out.

Robyn
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Post by: Halex on December 20, 2011, 06:08:39 am
They look amazing

You are certainly the cake fashionista :D

Can you order both on line?

H :)
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Post by: cookie1 on December 20, 2011, 06:48:39 am
I remember push up icecreams. They were fun.
My shopping today was lots of alcohol at Dan Murphy's. Some for gifts and some for home. I bought some amaretto to use in my marzipan. It smells so nice.
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Post by: Twitterpated on December 20, 2011, 07:50:26 am
I bought some amaretto to use in my marzipan. It smells so nice.

Tastes even better Cookie.  ;D ;D
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Post by: Frozzie on December 20, 2011, 09:26:32 am
haha what will they come up with next to market...just looks like a new form of verrine that you push the base up on..hrmmm not sold personallly
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Post by: Halex on December 20, 2011, 11:52:03 pm
Last night we went on a canal xmas lights cruise of the most amazing house all lit up for xmas,  so.........ds & I have decided that next year we will do some kind of xmas lights at the front of our house.

Johnro, maddy, do you know where to buy these lights at the best prices on line. Its outdoor lights I want and in particular an outside tree full of lights, we saw an amazing variety here but have never seen them in the shops. We have a balcony at the front and we all agreed that a tree would be lovely.

Thanks
Hally :)
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Post by: faffa_70 on December 21, 2011, 12:47:19 am
Ohhhhh Hally I can just imagine a tree on your balcony and lights on your house!! I might have to make a drive with the kids next year  :)
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Post by: cookie1 on December 21, 2011, 12:49:37 am
Let us know when they are up and I'll meet you out the front.
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Post by: Halex on December 21, 2011, 12:50:29 am
Yess Faffa I thinkit woukd look pretty good, just got to try & find where to buy after xmas to get them at a reduced price, plus just talked ds into his next party being a SMALL party 10 kids not 23, having it at home & having a christmas theme. He is keen on that. Clever yummy mummy. LOL

H :)
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Post by: Halex on December 21, 2011, 12:51:40 am
Well if your all going to meet out the front, you might as well pop in for a drink too :D

H :)
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Post by: faffa_70 on December 21, 2011, 12:58:17 am
Well I just might do that Hally!!

I don't know where you get the lights cheap after Christmas as many have sold out. We have our house lit (I'm a sucker for Xmas and DH bah humbugs it but does it because he loves me ;D) I have noticed that many retailers have already sold out of lights so I wondered if they must be getting smaller amounts in stock to start with.

I will gladly keep reading this thread if there are going to be some great light places added - though DH might ban me lol  :D
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Post by: Halex on December 21, 2011, 01:02:07 am
I have done some on line searches, some places have reduced lights maybe shoukd start now. ;D

Hubby at work, so he wont know......
H :)
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Post by: faffa_70 on December 21, 2011, 01:20:50 am
PM them to me Hally!!!  :-* :-* :-* My DH is at work too  :D
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Post by: obbie on December 21, 2011, 02:03:44 am
Hally, try a electrical wholesaler for christmas lights, cheaper and better quality.

My whole back deck is full of lights and rope lights.

Nelson (brand) make some great rope lights, you just attach the transformer for outside use.

Robyn :)
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Post by: Wonder on December 21, 2011, 03:07:19 am
Hally I've had some success in past years at the speciality christmas shops that only open over the christmas period. In Melbourne there a few of them around - try googling.
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Post by: cookie1 on December 21, 2011, 05:28:18 am
There is a speciality Christmas shop in Myaree or somewhere close. I've seen the ads in the paper.
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Post by: Very Happy Jan on December 21, 2011, 05:29:28 am
There is a speciality Christmas shop in Myaree or somewhere close. I've seen the ads in the paper.
I think it's in McCoy Street
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Post by: cookie1 on December 21, 2011, 05:32:47 am
 :-*
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Post by: Halex on December 21, 2011, 05:35:39 am
Thanks everyone, yes its called christmas prescence and expensive

H :)
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Post by: Frozzie on December 21, 2011, 06:49:12 am
Love chrissy lights on houses when done tastefully!  We have stalactite style lights all along the guttering of the front of our house plus all the front Windows have animated curtain lights across them... Looks even more pretty in the snow  :). Some people put fairy light in their trees too but our dogs would destroy the wiring lol
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Post by: Tasty on December 22, 2011, 06:49:15 am
Went to the coventry square markets today and OMG everything is soooo cheap.

Eg bananas 99c/kg
Cos lettuce 50c each

Much cheaper than my local fruit and veg and good quality too!
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Post by: cookie1 on December 22, 2011, 07:11:39 am
I've noticed that it has just opened Tasty. I may have to make a trip out there after the rush is over. What other stores are there?
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Post by: Tasty on December 22, 2011, 08:49:35 am
Cookie - the quality of the fruit and veg shop i have been to twice is very good and quite busy. Not too much so though but crazy on the weekend.

Only about half the shops have opened but there seems to be a variety. They have clothes/shoe shops, indian grocers, those cheap shops like red dot type, massage, homewares, etc. There seems to be a shop opening every day.

I think i will go there regularly for fruit and veg though as it costs me toomuch from where i shop as i don't like the quality from woollies
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Post by: Wonder on December 22, 2011, 11:23:52 pm
After reading of another poster who had recently purchased the Gasmark pizza oven it got me back to desperately wanting a woodfired pizza oven. I've been researching them for years and would love for DH to build one into our backyard pool area but that is never going to happen and I've given up waiting so after a little frantic researching on preconstructed ones I could get before christmas and I would be able to play with it on the few days off after christmas we settled on this one. if anyone has any suggestions they would be appreciated. We are all very excited to give it a go but unfortunately I'm working today, out tonight and tomorrow so it looks like our first pizzas may need to wait until boxing day. While not the clay wood fired oven I've always dreamed of, we are all very excited by the possibilities  so hopefully it lives up to our expectations.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: fundj&e on December 22, 2011, 11:41:33 pm
woodfired pizza oven are a lot of work

1    have wood handy at all times
2    start the fire
3    spread the wood to the sides
4    clean the area where the wood was 
5    cool down if to hot with a mop
6    if temp goes down add more wood

 we are thinking of getting a gas one  :)


 


Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Wonder on December 22, 2011, 11:50:36 pm
fundj this one has the wood in a seperate compartment underneath the cooking chamber so thinking it will be a little less work than the traditional ones. You can also purchase a gas converter which puts a gas jet in the compartment where you would normally put the wood which will look at down the track if the wood is too much work.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: fundj&e on December 23, 2011, 12:02:03 am
thanks wonder i should look in to it if my oven could get converter  ;D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Twitterpated on December 23, 2011, 07:21:03 am
Did a lot of research too and found that it was really hard to control the temperature on the wood ones. If I was getting a wood one it would be a permanent one and as I am looking to move I didn't want to have to leave it behind.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: maddy on December 23, 2011, 08:47:11 am
um......too much to mention, but I did pick up some gorgeous jars with sweets at target, and cute cupcake decorations for my table tree at Myers

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_7649.jpg)

......and.....I know my beloved bought me an ipad for Christmas *happy dance*.....my darling daughter talked him into it!   :D......quite unbelievable really.....he would still have his first dollar, if he hadn't met me  :P
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Frozzie on December 23, 2011, 09:09:27 am
lol maddy...he obviously likes to see you happy  ;D  Lovely decorations..I have no idea what Im putting on the table this year except I have fund christmas balls made for name place holders..they are everywhere thisyear and I have asilver tablecloth but toher than that  ???

My DH gets a kick out of getting me something I want although tells me constantly I have expensive taste and that my parents ruined me lol  Tells people that if you put me in a store with no price tags, hands down I would pick the most expensive item in the shop lol.....also too many purchases to mention on this post from cookbooks to a whole lot of pressies to bits and pieces here and there and have my sights set on quite a few larger items in the new year!!  My brother wanted something typically French for christmas but legit and not some tourizst knock off so got him THE french beret which is wool felt, black and leather lined and waterproof and from Basque country...see if he likes it..cant get more french than that without going gourmet!  And threw in a french brand Tshirt SVP Merci..the kids games and DH and I decided to be good this year and not do presents for each other...I dont know why just something we decided together and Im surprising very ok with that!  I get more of a kick out of the kids faces with all of their presents than opening mine on christmas morning.  However I am getting presents from others lol
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: nazar on December 24, 2011, 12:00:20 am
to tasty/ cookie 
 where abouts in perth is coventry square markets ?
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Tasty on December 24, 2011, 12:58:59 am
Nazar - they've just opened in morley near the galleria.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: cookie1 on December 24, 2011, 03:59:36 am
I was just looking at their ad in todays paper. Definitely going out there after the New Year rush. I'll go to Galleria as well.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: maddy on December 25, 2011, 11:23:08 pm
I am loving this iPad I tell you!........I just had to make sure I could still shop online .....and yes it works.  lol
My favorite online store is having a big sale, so I grabbed some cath kidston items I've been coveting

8 dinner plates, dessert plates and espresso sets, her lovely tablecloth and sandwich containers.
 
(http://www.larkmade.com.au/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/5e06319eda06f020e43594a9c230972d/i/m/image-101.jpeg)

(http://www.larkmade.com.au/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/5e06319eda06f020e43594a9c230972d/e/s/espresso1.jpg)

(http://www.larkmade.com.au/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/5e06319eda06f020e43594a9c230972d/i/m/image_2.jpeg)

(http://www.larkmade.com.au/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/5e06319eda06f020e43594a9c230972d/i/m/image-96_1.jpeg)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: judydawn on December 26, 2011, 12:09:19 am
Maddy, it would have been disastrous if you couldn't have used the iPad for online shopping ;D
Gorgeous items you've ordered.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: cookie1 on December 26, 2011, 02:50:03 am
It's the perfect gift then Maddy. :D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Frozzie on December 26, 2011, 03:31:57 am
Me too lové it love it !!  Thé mags are fab too.. Live the animation...still discovering... All good!

Maddy lovely items... Not at all my style but so you  :)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: nazar on December 26, 2011, 06:41:21 am
thanks for that tasty

when l come to perth next [ not shore when that will be ]
it sounds like a interesting place to visit
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: maddy on December 27, 2011, 01:52:35 pm

Maddy lovely items... Not at all my style but so you  :)

LOL.....I seem to hear that often  :P

I did buy my first cath kidston bag as well yesterday, only because there was $40 off it

(http://www.larkmade.com.au/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/5e06319eda06f020e43594a9c230972d/i/m/image-40_2.jpeg)

And tonight I purchased my first 2 iPad apps.... My recipe box (love it) and robogourmet.

Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Frozzie on December 27, 2011, 06:22:37 pm
Hihi. ... I have been buying a whole lot of mags and apps on my iPad too... Absolutely love it and I've hardly scratched the surface...
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: maddy on December 27, 2011, 10:00:02 pm
I just started a thread on apps, it might make the searching easier.
I personally would rather feedback from our members, before purchase   :)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: judydawn on December 27, 2011, 10:35:28 pm
Great idea maddy.
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Post by: cookie1 on December 28, 2011, 01:38:54 am
Helpful too Maddy. Thanks.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: obbie on December 28, 2011, 04:47:17 am
 ;D i just bought a cake icing / decorating kit.   I thought of Maddy....

also heaps of spices bulk in 1 kilo bags.

off to start cooking.

Robyn :-*
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: fundj&e on December 28, 2011, 05:46:14 am


peters of kensington is having an online sale starting on the 8th jan. i hope the tips at work will be like last weeks over $200.00 ;D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Montoya on December 28, 2011, 05:56:38 am
I just bought 12 clear glass jam-type bottles at Crazy Clarks for $8. 30% off sale. I didn't have many empty ones but need them for when I start making my jams, mayo, veggie stock and unami paste. Any other uses for them?
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: judydawn on December 28, 2011, 06:09:00 am
Sweet chilli sauce  (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=2309.0)

Lemon butter (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=2578.0)

Hazelnut spread from the EDC

Store opened packets of nuts and seeds in the fridge in them

Homemade milo (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=3078.0) - you may need to use 2 of them for this recipe.

I would freeze the umami paste in ice-cube trays then pack in zip lock bags Montoya - it will keep much longer that way.
I also freeze my veg stock concentrate, it doesn't go hard and can easily be spooned out of a zip lock bag when needed. It can be kept in the fridge but if it is frozen you don't have to worry about a use-by date.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Montoya on December 28, 2011, 07:26:27 am
Oh wow thanks Judy! Would never have thought of that. I'll check out the other things as well.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Montoya on December 28, 2011, 07:30:45 am
Judy, the lemon butter link sent me to the sweet chilli link. I'll look up in condiments section.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: cookie1 on December 28, 2011, 07:34:02 am
Lemon butter. (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=2578.0)

Here it is.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: judydawn on December 28, 2011, 08:54:38 am
Thanks Cookie, sorry about that.  Have corrected my post too.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: maddy on December 28, 2011, 10:00:03 am
;D i just bought a cake icing / decorating kit.   I thought of Maddy....

 :D ......what set was it Robyn?


I braved the hoards of shoppers, and took the kids out shopping to use their gift cards for Christmas.
I managed to pick up up the pink apple cover for the iPad, and the chefs stand from dick smiths....30% off.
The boy spent his money on a ball return net from rebel, and teenager only bought a DVD....she's very conservative with her money.....completely not her Mother's daughter  :-[
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: judydawn on December 28, 2011, 10:39:53 am
Oh I wish you lived next door maddy.  I received some different cupcake molds for Christmas so have 25 of the little beggars sitting in the fridge all ready to be dipped in chocolate tomorrow and decorated.  My artistic skills are zilch so I think they are probably looking better at the moment than they will be when I have finished with them.  No matter what the outcome, I will post a picture - it might be in Oops.. though.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: DizzyGirl on December 28, 2011, 07:33:48 pm
I am going shopping today. Looking for new work shoes, dough scraper and bread temperature stick,  and pillow cases plus whatever bargains I find.
DS is buying an itunes card with his chrisstmas money.
Yesterday mum asked if I would use a pie maker and of course I said yes, so she is giving me her unused one. Pies galore being made here on the weekend  :)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: obbie on December 28, 2011, 09:37:47 pm
 :) Maddy this had 4 bottles, (squeezy,) and tips down to $2 from $10.

Robyn
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: meganjane on December 29, 2011, 01:34:42 am
Maddy, I can just see you in this dress from Naughty Shorts. It's so 1950's and they're all the rage!

I bought myself a Global Knife, a large chopper. Unfortunately, the blade is getting rust spots on it, so I'm hoping to return it. I bought it from kitchenwaredirect.com.au and they're excellent, so shouldn't be a problem.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: JulieO on December 29, 2011, 03:55:45 am
I must admit the Ipad wasn't something I really looked into as I have a Macbook Pro and an Iphone, both of which I love and couldn't see the need for one, until I started to see the foodie mags etc that can be downloaded at a much cheaper rate than buying them and also reading on the forum here just how happy you all are with them.  Also like the portability for when we go away and want to keep in touch with our emails etc, sooo.........

Yesterday I ordered from Apple (and should be delivered tomorrow) the Ipad 2 in white (wifi & 3G) with the smokey dark grey smart cover.

To protect the back, I also ordered a Wallee case (white) which then gives us the option of fitting it to the wall if ever we wanted to, plus the Wallee glove for protection when carrying around.   :)

(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2011/03/11x0302v444ipad2.jpg)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: cookie1 on December 29, 2011, 04:43:34 am
Good on you JulieO. I can't get over how clear everything is.
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Post by: jeninwa on December 29, 2011, 04:59:12 am
Having shopping withdrawals, but enjoying reading what you have all been buying. We are on a houseboat in Walpole since before Xmas back to Perth tomorrow.
I have been looking into getting either an iPad or the amizon fire, can't decide which to get. All ready have a kindle and an iPhone.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: judydawn on December 29, 2011, 05:36:06 am
Was it cheaper ordering it direct from Apple Julie?
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: JulieO on December 29, 2011, 05:48:28 am
No Judy, same price, but free delivery by courier.  There's only 1 place here that are allowed to sell them and they are closed until next Tuesday, didn't want to wait that long once I'd made my mind up.  It was also quite possible that they didn't have any left in stock anyway and would have had to wait for a new delivery.  :-))  ;D

Yes looking forward to seeing what it's all about Cookie.  :D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Wonder on December 29, 2011, 07:27:26 am
You will love it Julie, I use mine so often I am always battling a flat battery and ow not enough storage space.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: maddy on December 29, 2011, 07:33:13 am
 8) Julie......I've hardly put mine down   :P  you'll love it!
The chef stand wasn't necessary, but has been handy whilst cooking, and keeping screen clean and scrolling with the pen.
(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/027c0511.jpg)

Just downloaded Martha Stewart's cookies  :P
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: JulieO on December 29, 2011, 10:05:50 am
Oh my, I'm starting to get excited now.   :D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Frozzie on December 29, 2011, 10:09:00 am
they are addictive..mine is also white however for the covers my brother who works with their products ALOT suggested the belkin flip folio covers ..i found one in purple I got as the apple ones are very flimsy and light and dont protect the ipad much and with the screen apparently the slightest drop and the screen will break...and you can also fold part of the cover to prop it up if your watching a movie or dont want to always hold it in your hand...i got a purple one like the photo...

loving the mag apps alot lol...its been so long since i have been able to get some aussie mags..oh and love hte kids stories too...download a few of the stories in english for a change and the kids loved them...narrated or not and animated etc..fab  ;D
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Post by: cookie1 on December 29, 2011, 11:14:41 am
That's the cover DD has Frozzie. It's good.
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Post by: Frozzie on December 29, 2011, 12:06:24 pm
8) Julie......I've hardly put mine down   :P  you'll love it!
The chef stand wasn't necessary, but has been handy whilst cooking, and keeping screen clean and scrolling with the pen.
(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/027c0511.jpg)

Just downloaded Martha Stewart's cookies  :P


OOOO ME LIKEY  ;D
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Post by: meganjane on December 29, 2011, 02:19:02 pm
Oh wow Julie, that looks so gorgeous! I also have a MacBook and an iPhone and, like you, thought I didn't need an iPad. But, now I see that I would use it so much. I love reading and have thought about buying a Kindle.
I'll have to sell my Macbook so I can afford to buy one. It cost me over $2000 and I've spent a fair bit since on various programmes for it.

Anyone want to buy a MacBook?? :-\
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Frozzie on December 29, 2011, 02:22:55 pm
mj love the new avatar...nice  ;D
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Post by: Meagan on December 29, 2011, 03:11:54 pm
Maddy I liken the belkin and JO I like the wallee concept. I would love one in the kitchen connected to a VESA pivot arm !!
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: JulieO on December 29, 2011, 08:54:39 pm
JO I like the wallee concept. I would love one in the kitchen connected to a VESA pivot arm !!

Yes, how good does it look under the bench.  Alas I don't have the right set up for that in my kitchen.  :(

I like the Wallee concept too, even though I don't plan on attaching it to the wall, I didn't want to write that off either as things can change.  They also make a stand that it slots into that takes up very little bench space.  The glove i like as a protector for when putting into my handbag.  ;D

Maddy I like that stand too.  I noticed a few products in Dick Smith's yesterday when having a look.  :)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: JulieO on December 29, 2011, 09:11:32 pm
MJ, I wouldn't get rid of the laptop until you've had an iPad for a little while and could then gauge whether you need it or not. Apparently the iPad can't do everything that a computer can and isn't meant to take the place of. 

For me I can't imagine the touch screen keyboard ever replacing my normal keyboard for all the typing I do. I love my Macbook pro and think they both have their place.  I'll be able to comment further once I've had the iPad for a little while.  :)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: andiesenji on December 29, 2011, 10:12:20 pm
I agree with JulieO.  Hold on to your MacBook. 

I don't "yet" have an iPad but I do have the 27" iMac and the 17" MacBook pro, usually hooked up to a 24" monitor next to the iMac and use both, shifting back and forth with large graphic and photo files which might take some time to upload.  I've had a trial with an iPad and can't begin to see that it would sub for my MacBook.  I constantly use Photoshop on both and need the full app, not the "Express" version which won't allow for "migration" from one monitor to the other. 
I can see having the iPad as an auxiliary unit. 
The other problem I have is with the keyboard.  I don't do well with the virtual keyboard - I would have to have the external one, which is one more thing to fool with.  I do have an extended external keyboard for the MacBook when I'm using it with the monitor. 
My typing speed is very rapid and it is the response of the keys that facilitates this, with no key "rebound" I often get two letters instead of one on the virtual keyboard.  (My typing speed on a recent online test was 106 wpm, a bit slower than my best a year or so ago.  I fear that with the virtual keyboard it would be much slower.)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: maddy on December 29, 2011, 10:35:00 pm
Oh I love that dress MJ!   8).....perfect match for killer stilettos, and greeting my husband with a lavish hot meal as soon as he gets in the door, whilst passing him his slippers & a martini......  :P......yeah right....LOL.

Julie, I find typing on the pad landscape way, really easy.  The keys are big and I find it just as easy as touch typing...see how you go.
You can also buy a plug/cord thing, to transfer photos to the iPad with your own camera.  I think I will get one as the pads camera isn't too flash.  I can then still upload photos to photobucket, and store them that way.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: judydawn on December 29, 2011, 10:39:10 pm
You really had me there for a while maddy - I was thinking what a great old fashioned wife you are until I got to the end of the sentence and burst out laughing.   :D :D
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Post by: Meagan on December 29, 2011, 10:41:00 pm
Maddy I have that little adapter. Love it! It means I can just plug my SD card into the iPad plug in and can transfer photos to the iPad and photobucket from there. Makes things really easy and quick. I had it at my friends sons birthday and at the end plugged it into her iPad and transferred all the party photos from my DSLR before I left  ;)
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Post by: Twitterpated on December 29, 2011, 10:43:14 pm
You really had me there for a while maddy - I was thinking what a great old fashioned wife you are until I got to the end of the sentence and burst out laughing.   :D :D

Me too JD. She had me going for a while.  ;D ;D
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Post by: maddy on December 29, 2011, 11:00:34 pm
Maddy I have that little adapter. Love it! It means I can just plug my SD card into the iPad plug in and can transfer photos to the iPad and photobucket from there. Makes things really easy and quick. I had it at my friends sons birthday and at the end plugged it into her iPad and transferred all the party photos from my DSLR before I left  ;)

Fantastic Meagan....I'm sold on it now!  That sounds even easier than I anticipated :)

You really had me there for a while maddy - I was thinking what a great old fashioned wife you are until I got to the end of the sentence and burst out laughing.   :D :D

Do these women still exist?    :P  I would think not...I shudder when I see it in the movies  ;D
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Post by: judydawn on December 29, 2011, 11:05:20 pm
DH sometimes watches classic movies on Foxtel - oh how times have changed  ;)
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Post by: cookie1 on December 30, 2011, 01:10:36 am
Maddy I love typing on the ipad. I use landscape way too and it is so touch sensitive. I love how it predicts what you are typing too. All in all fantastic.
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Post by: Wonder on December 30, 2011, 01:23:24 am
I wouldn't get rid of the MacBook, I get very frustrated that flash isn't available on the iPad and even though I couldn't last long without the iPad there are still quite a few things I need the Mac desktop for. I've got the camera connector into which you just slot the camera card and it's brilliant - although we have managed to loose two of them so watch where you put them!
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on December 30, 2011, 02:08:48 am
my perfume arrived from the uk yesterday. got it off Beauty Cult, free shipping. In a shop here in Perth it costs $175, online and delivered $100  :o
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Post by: achookwoman on December 30, 2011, 02:23:28 am
I also have one of those camera transfer things. $20 great, strongly recommended.   My iPad slips into my travel handbag, in it's slim protector case.    I have a macBook and it works well with the iPad. I often have both going together.  In the morning, when I wake very early, I surf the cooking web sites and as my iPad is first edition and doesn't print of take photos,  I email any recipes that I want to print to the MacBook.  If I am not sure I really like the recipe I just bookmark it and check it out later.  I learn something new every day although with the more complicated processes , I am a bit like a monkey that is taught a process and can just repeat it,  without really understanding why it happens.
If we are having visitors,  I decide on the menu and then bookmark all of the recipes.  I then work from the iPad by just clicking on the bookmarked recipe.  Very easy and saves searching for each recipe.

I am sitting watching the Yachts coming in at Hobart,  and typing this on my iPad. DH is using his iPad to see which yacht will be next.  I am waiting to cheer young Jessica Watson and her crew as they come in.  At night I read the books that I have bought for about 1/3 of the cost of printed ones.  sorry this is a bit long winded.
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Post by: JulieO on December 30, 2011, 02:34:17 am
Not long winded at all Chookie, when I'm buying something new it's good to get other peoples perspective and also hear what they are doing with it.  I wish Mr. Courier would hurry up!  :-\
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Post by: JulieO on December 30, 2011, 02:56:21 am
ooo  OOO OOOOO  It's arrived!!!! Off to play.  ;D
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Post by: cookie1 on December 30, 2011, 04:56:03 am
Oh JulieO how exciting for you. Have fun.

Not long winded at all Chookie I love reading it. I have to learn more about evernote and heaps of other things.
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Post by: faffa_70 on December 30, 2011, 05:18:46 am
lol that was a short wait Julie  :D

You girls are doing nothing for my won't power. I keep telling myself I don't need an iPad  :-))
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: cookie1 on December 30, 2011, 05:46:32 am
I only have a third share at the moment Kathryn. I am saving hard and will try for my birthday which is a while away yet.
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Post by: JulieO on December 30, 2011, 07:19:09 am
Yes, I can't wait to settle down soon to have a more in depth play, just have to clean up from dinner. 

Because I have an iPhone already, the set up was really quick and easy as the settings are just like my Phone but of course a  bigger screen.  Impressed with the quickness and clarity of the screen so far.  Have downloaded the free app from Donna Hay, can't believe how good the photos of the food look.  I also paid for the latest Good Food uk mag but haven't had chance to open it yet. 

I have synced my contacts from my phone so will be abe to send text messages I believe.  My DH said "Does that mean you can use it like a phone?"  I cracked up laughing imagining him holding the iPad to his ear making a call.  :D  ;D
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Post by: cookie1 on December 30, 2011, 08:42:50 am
My DH asked exactly that question JulieO. We saw some tourists taking photos with their ipad and it looked so funny.
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Post by: maddy on December 30, 2011, 08:56:36 am
Yay for fast couriers Julie! Have fun  :D
I was excited to find my fave mag "romantic homes" app for $2.99....and I pay $8.99 for the paper version.......which come to think about it.....I will still buy anyway....love them so much, and have been collecting them since 2007  :P .....I could never get rid of them....they're my bibles!

Today was a mild shop 


(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/8c77ed3a.jpg)

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/82c216ce.jpg)


(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/bc26ef5e.jpg)
The ipad camera connection kit
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: DizzyGirl on December 30, 2011, 09:40:51 pm
Maddy where do u get all these gorgeous items?
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Post by: cookie1 on December 31, 2011, 08:54:48 am
I can remember having 'spiders' in the glasses.
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Post by: jeninwa on December 31, 2011, 09:15:29 am
I can remember having 'spiders' in the glasses.

So can I, we use to go to Cole's cafeteria after school for a spider.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: cookie1 on December 31, 2011, 11:27:25 am
We used to get them in our little country town bakery when Mum came in to do the shopping. The were 1/-, frappes were 9d and 10d with extra malt. Lucky Mum only came in once a week as we all sat in the bakery with our spiders or frappes.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: djinni373 on December 31, 2011, 01:41:27 pm
Good grief :o. I have only been away for a couple of weeks and I have missed nearly 10 pages of shopping. (Maddy you are a bad, bad, bad influence ;D ;D ;D)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: obbie on January 01, 2012, 07:46:17 am
 ;D I went shopping today for the whole day.

I bought a new dinner set, pasta bowls (set of 5), lots of new clothes for me, clothes for kids, belt for DH, DVD's, toys for kids with gift cards.
Hand towels,tea towels,   tablecloth, new pillows,  it was great fun.

Lucky we don't go shopping too much.

Robyn
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: maddy on January 02, 2012, 10:40:37 pm
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Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Halex on January 02, 2012, 10:50:58 pm
Ipads are fantastic, but do not replace a computer, sometimes i need to log on to our old computer, but am taking ds laptop & ds to the apple genius bar to synch all, i am even thinking of asking for a laptop for my birthday.

Shop shop is a good shooping app i use all the time

H :)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: JulieO on January 03, 2012, 03:32:55 am
Hally I have both. Enjoying the iPad for browsing etc in fact writing this on it now, but use my Macbook Pro for the most part though.  Love the iPads simplicity and viewing the foodie mags is wonderful, I hope more go along the same way as the BBC Good Food UK. The way their recipes are set out is great, love it.

My DH received a $500 bonus from work at xmas so he's put it towards his own iPad (ordered today from Apple) a black one and without 3G..  He can then personalise it to his hearts content.  Something a bit different from the roses I have on my home page.  :D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: johnro on January 03, 2012, 05:46:09 am
Kitchenware direct (http://www.kitchenwaredirect.com.au/2012-Stocktake-Sale/Cuisinart-Appliances-On-Sale/Cuisinart-Icecream-Maker-with-Compressor-1-5L) have icecream maker with compressor for $379 in stheir sale which began today.(http://www.kitchenwaredirect.com.au/core/media/media.nl?id=24852&c=732990&h=77fa003f109e27c0ab6b&resizeid=-1&resizeh=125&resizew=125)
I am in the midst of a huge online shopping spree  :D  :D

Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Meagan on January 03, 2012, 05:48:36 am
Kitchenware direct (http://www.kitchenwaredirect.com.au/2012-Stocktake-Sale/Cuisinart-Appliances-On-Sale/Cuisinart-Icecream-Maker-with-Compressor-1-5L) have icecream maker with compressor for $379 in stheir sale which began today.(http://www.kitchenwaredirect.com.au/core/media/media.nl?id=24852&c=732990&h=77fa003f109e27c0ab6b&resizeid=-1&resizeh=125&resizew=125)
I am in the midst of a huge online shopping spree  :D  :D



Omg!!!! :0!! I don't know if I can resist it at this price argghhhhhhhh..........
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: cookie1 on January 03, 2012, 05:56:56 am
JulieO I think I'm going to have to get the BBC Good Food. I buy the magazine each month but it is $9.95 and then a month late as well.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: johnro on January 03, 2012, 06:04:01 am
Indeed a great price, Meagan given I thought I had a great deal when Kitchenware direct did a $399 price match with Victoria's Basement after I used their instant price match service back in October  :)  :)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: JulieO on January 03, 2012, 06:13:29 am
Kitchenware direct (http://www.kitchenwaredirect.com.au/2012-Stocktake-Sale/Cuisinart-Appliances-On-Sale/Cuisinart-Icecream-Maker-with-Compressor-1-5L) have icecream maker with compressor for $379 in stheir sale which began today.(http://www.kitchenwaredirect.com.au/core/media/media.nl?id=24852&c=732990&h=77fa003f109e27c0ab6b&resizeid=-1&resizeh=125&resizew=125)
I am in the midst of a huge online shopping spree  :D  :D



That is a good price.  I paid $100 more than that when I bought mine in Aug 2010.

Cookie, buy one of their mags and see what I mean about the recipes. I only paid I think $5.50 for it too.  The only thing is that I can't get a couple of the ingredients listed with it being the UK, though I haven't gone into it too much yet; I'm sure I could find an alternative.   :)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Meagan on January 03, 2012, 06:32:10 am
How much does it take in one go? Have any of you out a double batch of the edc icecream in it. I always do double batches ;)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: cookie1 on January 03, 2012, 06:43:10 am
I've just bought an induction hotplate for the van from Deals Direct. We plan to use it in the caravan. That and the TMX will make life a dream.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: JulieO on January 03, 2012, 06:50:08 am
Meagan, I haven't made the EDC ice cream so unsure how much that makes.  
I think the machine can make 1.5 litres at a time so if you wanted to make more you could churn one batch, remove, then do another batch straight after.  
If you had the freezer bowl model you would have to re-freeze the bowl for 24 hours between batches.  
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Meagan on January 03, 2012, 09:58:24 am
Is that making a total of 1.5lt or putting in 1.5lt of liquid? Doesn't it increase in size when it churns??
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Cornish Cream on January 03, 2012, 11:01:49 am
Kitchenware direct (http://www.kitchenwaredirect.com.au/2012-Stocktake-Sale/Cuisinart-Appliances-On-Sale/Cuisinart-Icecream-Maker-with-Compressor-1-5L) have icecream maker with compressor for $379 in stheir sale which began today.(http://www.kitchenwaredirect.com.au/core/media/media.nl?id=24852&c=732990&h=77fa003f109e27c0ab6b&resizeid=-1&resizeh=125&resizew=125)
I am in the midst of a huge online shopping spree  :D  :D



That is a good price.  I paid $100 more than that when I bought mine in Aug 2010.

Cookie, buy one of their mags and see what I mean about the recipes. I only paid I think $5.50 for it too.  The only thing is that I can't get a couple of the ingredients listed with it being the UK, though I haven't gone into it too much yet; I'm sure I could find an alternative.   :)
Julie if there is any ingredient that I can send to you just let me know. ;D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: JulieO on January 03, 2012, 11:55:41 am
Aww thank you Cornish, lovely of you to offer  :D

Meagan I just measured the bowl and it holds 1.5 litres to the brim but you wouldn't fill it totally of course.  :)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Meagan on January 03, 2012, 12:58:21 pm
Aww thank you Cornish, lovely of you to offer  :D

Meagan I just measured the bowl and it holds 1.5 litres to the brim but you wouldn't fill it totally of course.  :)

Thank JO I think it would work as the tupperware container I store the double batch in is 1.3 litres.


Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: JulieO on January 03, 2012, 10:03:00 pm
Yes I think you would be fine.  :)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Halex on January 03, 2012, 10:43:54 pm
Oh dear oh dear, wasnt interested before as i make ice cream in tm, but just read it makes ice cream in 25 mins, is this right?

I make & buy ice cream as ds & dh eat it daily.

Is it worth the money & where do you get all your recipes from? Can you make the TM recies in here.
H :)

Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Meagan on January 03, 2012, 11:29:30 pm
 8) oh dear just caved and placed an order  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: johnro on January 03, 2012, 11:41:45 pm
Hally it is the result of my involvement in this forum that I now have this icecream maker and love it.  Initially I was guided by the hints, tips and advice of all the wonders on here who own one.  I have mainly used the recipe suggestions from here and the various TMX sites.   I needed the compressor variety as I don't have the freezer space bowl storage. As mentioned above Kitchenware direct did a price match for me back in October at $399  :)  :)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Halex on January 04, 2012, 12:20:11 am
Between you robyn & JD you have nearly talked me into it ;D

I can  just hear DH now, where do you think your going to keep THAT !!!!  Oh oh have to move more things upstairs to the spate room, its already packed with 1 cupboard full of appliances rarely used. ;D

H :)

There sings my TM
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: JulieO on January 04, 2012, 12:22:00 am
Hally I make the ice cream custards partly with KA + the TM. The custards do need to chill before churning so I generally make them up in the arvo and let them chill overnight then churn the next morning. Yes it takes about 25 mins or so of churning to a soft serve consistency. You then scrape into a container and place in the freezer to freeze or 'ripen'  As there's no additives in it you will need to remove from freezer a good 10 - 15 mins before eating for it to soften.   You will find lots of recipes on line and an excellent book I bought is called The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz.
I don't use mine as much as I would if I had kids at home but it does get used. I especially like making vanilla bean flavour as it's perfect to serve with desserts.  :)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: judydawn on January 04, 2012, 12:34:35 am
I also have done the dirty deed and ordered - told you I was heading in that direction Hally :-))
Had to ring their toll free number as I was having trouble on line but it wasn't just me, apparently those using Internet Explorer were having problems. I ended up with 3 in my cart before I got to the check-out LOL so it was easier to ring them and sort it out before going any further.  Now to work out where I am going to put it, not exactly something to keep on the bench - not that I have room for that either.  I don't know, I think I am going to have to stop reading the Shopping Thread  ;D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: maddy on January 04, 2012, 12:51:47 am
I'm sure you won't regret it one bit Meagan!......I is very envious of the space you girls have to store it  :P

I picked up

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/9e97b14b.jpg)

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/610fdea6.jpg)

...and on the look out now for a good digital candy thermometer.....those clip on tube ones are a p.i.t.a.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: cookie1 on January 04, 2012, 01:00:42 am
None of you will regret it. I love my icecream machine. Mine is a Sunbeam and I love it. I use recipes from here and the book JulieO suggested which is really good. We prefer the custard type of icecream too and it makes it all so easy and healthy - well no chemicals in it. I often fold through a little alcohol and that makes it easier to get out of the container.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: johnro on January 04, 2012, 01:59:55 am
I think I am going to frame the last few posts so that DH realises that I am not the only person on the planet who is influenced  by the professional  ;D  ;D advice from the wonders of the forum - Cookie your name has surfaced regularly when devouring many a batch of icecream  :D  :D  BTW my icecream maker live in our top garage beside the fridge luckily I had the perfect sized desk/table w'out having to buy one  :D  :D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: cookie1 on January 04, 2012, 04:02:11 am
Glad you like them Robyn. My mob's favourite is the peanut butter one but I won't let them have it all the time. ;)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: JulieO on January 04, 2012, 04:02:57 am
Just thought I'd pass this on.  I just rang our local Telstra shop enquiring about the mini sim cards for the iPad.  He told me they are free with a 5gb download limit which of course expires after 30 days then it's up to you to recharge.  

My plan is to trial it for the free month and then if happy with it (I'm sure I will be) then pay for 12 months ($150 for 12 gb), then I won't have to worry if some months it hardly gets used.

If you all know about this, then disregard my post, but for anyone who didn't know this (like me), I'm astounded that I can actually get something for nothing.  :o
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: cookie1 on January 04, 2012, 05:33:33 am
Wow. I must ask DD if she had to pay for hers the other day. We're very happy with the idea of it and it seems to work well.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: jeninwa on January 04, 2012, 06:32:11 am
I caved in an bought myself an iPad. And of course this is the first place I came.

 
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: natmum on January 04, 2012, 08:04:13 am
I caved in an bought myself an iPad. And of course this is the first place I came.

 
Thinking of buying 1 this week with my xmas bonus from work!
Just thought I'd pass this on.  I just rang our local Telstra shop enquiring about the mini sim cards for the iPad.  He told me they are free with a 5gb download limit which of course expires after 30 days then it's up to you to recharge. 

My plan is to trial it for the free month and then if happy with it (I'm sure I will be) then pay for 12 months ($150 for 12 gb), then I won't have to worry if some months it hardly gets used.

If you all know about this, then disregard my post, but for anyone who didn't know this (like me), I'm astounded that I can actually get something for nothing.  :o

Thanks for letting us know we were just discussing the need for a sim last night! Great to know!
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Halex on January 04, 2012, 08:48:26 am
Still thinking about ice cream maker, storage s a big issue
Jen, you will love your ipad.

H :)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Meagan on January 04, 2012, 10:44:03 am
I think I am going to frame the last few posts so that DH realises that I am not the only person on the planet who is influenced  by the professional  ;D  ;D advice from the wonders of the forum - Cookie your name has surfaced regularly when devouring many a batch of icecream  :D  :D  BTW my icecream maker live in our top garage beside the fridge luckily I had the perfect sized desk/table w'out having to buy one  :D  :D

Aha! So you had an ulterior motive in telling us about the special then Robyn lol....
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Frozzie on January 04, 2012, 10:45:59 am
We will be waiting a couple of months for ice cream maker but looking at getting the magimix compressor one I think as its more popular over here ... Cuisinart very ard to find a compressor one ....but it's def not on the priority list.  However would come in handy as I can't have a lot of dairy so would be handy making my own alternatives
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: fundj&e on January 04, 2012, 11:21:13 am
a couple of days ago i bought new shoes for work tried  them on took a few steps ,ok i will take them price tag  $199.00
went to conuter to pay they were only 49.99  ;D
 i worked tonight with them and my legs were killing me, i said **** I need to take them back, while i was   searching for the  receipt in the box i found a dvd about the shoes, i said WTH

1 burn more calories
2 tone muscles
3 improve posture
4 improve circulation
5 reduce joint stress
6 frim calf muscles
and the list goes on


i love these shoes now, pain what pain  :-))

 
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Halex on January 04, 2012, 11:45:04 am
Was the brand sketchers.

H :)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: fundj&e on January 04, 2012, 11:52:04 am
yes hally  ;D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Halex on January 04, 2012, 12:18:24 pm
I bought a pair in hawaii, they are great when you get used to them,  20 mins a day to start with

 :)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: johnro on January 04, 2012, 12:56:09 pm
.....simply passing on handy information Meagan  :D  :D  :D  :D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: cookie1 on January 05, 2012, 03:13:13 am
I've got a couple of pairs of Sketchers from Singapore. I love them. I'm still getting used to the Flipflops I bought there though.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: RoxyS on January 05, 2012, 08:34:23 am
My DH tells me that this thread is leading me up the garden path. Can't say I mind though as I have now purchased the Dinner Spinner app for his iPad and today bought The Recipe Box app so now have my own folder on his iPad and have started loading my recipes.
While in NZ recently I bought a cookbook - The Tin Goose Cookbook from the cafe of the same name in Cromwell. Have tried one of the salad recipes and am looking forward to trying so many more of the recipes. Just wish my teenagers were less fussy.
Am needing to buy a new pressure cooker sometime before winter as my 50 yr old one (I ended up with my M-I-L's one somehow), finally gave up the ghost the other day. Does anyone have any suggestions? Haven't seen any pink ones Maddy.


 
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: CreamPuff63 on January 05, 2012, 09:04:57 am
Roxy last year I bought a Kuhn Rikon (Swiss) and its a beauty. It is extremely quiet, and the valve pops up and shows on a guage whether low or high pressure has been reached. Love it. Also the Womens Weekly Pressure Cooker book has some delicious recipes and I use that a lot as well, while other pc books sit a bit idle.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: RoxyS on January 05, 2012, 09:22:52 am
Thanks for that CP, I do plan to buy a cookbook too, so will look for the one you've suggested.

Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Deeau on January 05, 2012, 10:08:31 am
For christmas I ot a pressure cooker cook book it is called Miss Vicki's Pressure Cooker ( Recipe book ) it is a great book and she has a web site with lots of info on it. I borrowed the book from my Local Library but decided I needed to own the book.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: meganjane on January 05, 2012, 12:17:56 pm
Lurve my pressure cooker. Can't remember the brand, but it's a bit fiddly to get the lid on correctly, so I won't recommend it.

I'm still in a dither about an iPad. I have an iPhone and I reckon an iPad is just a big iPhone that you can't use as a phone!

I'm really wanting it as an e-reader more than anything else. I'm looking at Kindle 3G and noted that in the US, the internet connection for Kindle is free! It's paid by Amazon. Can't believe how much the internet is free in the US, yet we have to pay through the nose here.

For those who have a Kindle, can I connect it to my Windows computer to download things? If not, is it worth getting the 3G model?

Julie, did you mean it was $150 for the whole 12 months with 12Gb download allowed each month? If so, that's excellent! Unfortunately, we only have Telstra in the bush, so I doubt I could get a deal like that.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Meagan on January 05, 2012, 02:08:53 pm
Lurve my pressure cooker. Can't remember the brand, but it's a bit fiddly to get the lid on correctly, so I won't recommend it.

I'm still in a dither about an iPad. I have an iPhone and I reckon an iPad is just a big iPhone that you can't use as a phone!

I'm really wanting it as an e-reader more than anything else. I'm looking at Kindle 3G and noted that in the US, the internet connection for Kindle is free! It's paid by Amazon. Can't believe how much the internet is free in the US, yet we have to pay through the nose here.

For those who have a Kindle, can I connect it to my Windows computer to download things? If not, is it worth getting the 3G model?

Julie, did you mean it was $150 for the whole 12 months with 12Gb download allowed each month? If so, that's excellent! Unfortunately, we only have Telstra in the bush, so I doubt I could get a deal like that.

The kindle coverage is worldwide Megan
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Moo2 on January 05, 2012, 03:25:06 pm
Meganjane, I have the 3G kindle and as Megan said, it is free to download anywhere in the world. This is really handy if you are traveling and run out of books.  It's only an extra $40/$50 in the purchase price and the free 3G is for the life of the kindle not per month or year. We camp a lot and it fantastic to be able to purchase and download a new book in the middle of nowhere!
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: andiesenji on January 05, 2012, 05:13:37 pm
There are strong rumors coming out of Cupertino, the home of Apple, that there will be a new iPad coming out in just a few months.
Hang on and wait, at least till the end of January, the usual time Apple announces new technology.
One persistent rumor is that the new iPad will be able to be used as a phone and will be able to send and receive videos from other smart phones.  

This could all be ether-talk but even the local news stations are talking about it, not just the geek squad...

Here's one link (http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/network-wifi/3327867/ipad-3-rumor-rollup-for-week-ending-jan-3/).
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Wonder on January 05, 2012, 08:33:41 pm
Meganjane, the 12gb is $120 once you have the starter kit and lasts for twelve months or whenever the 12gb is used up - whichever is sooner. I've been on this plan since the iPad 2 came out and because of a mix up with Telstra where they deleted my entire 12gb in the first month and weren't able to get it back on I've had free Internet since July last year! I ring Telstra about it every month or so but they don't seem to be able to figure out what has happened to my account. They don't have my credit card details so can't charge me and there is a long record of me calling to check so they can't decide to bill me down the track. If you have wii at home it's surprising how little of the 3G you actually use up. After trying a few different carriers on my iPad1 I would go with Telstra ever time for coverage reliability for the price.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Halex on January 05, 2012, 09:36:26 pm
Our home internet is still not working. I have  a telstra 3g in my ipad at the moment, it works well. I take my ipad shopping with me & it was great yesterday when I needed to check a recipe for ingredients. For some reason it doesnt  work in our living area which is by the kitchen but works perfectly next to TM.

I am thinking of buying the 12g and down sizing our home package, its great to have it whereever you are.

Anyone know whether it works overseas?

H :)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Halex on January 05, 2012, 10:56:33 pm
Just bought ice cream maker, yay, didnt tell dh the price, got the grunt to go ahead, yay. Promised him i woukd never buy ice cream again, so will need loads of recipes.

Could i store it on our outisde kitchen bench, the area has 2 sides open, 2 sides house.

Very excited

H :)

Now to go to the good guys & buy the vacum sealer for my meat order.

See if i can get the boys out, might have to wait until wednesday

Yay happy dance :D
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Wonder on January 06, 2012, 01:50:12 am
Hally it will only work overseas if you have the roaming activated through Telstra, but be careful as any usage is charged at extremely high rates and in lieu of you being able to charge you it appears that they reduce the equivalent amount in GB - Telstra think this is how my entire 12GB was used so quickly. I travel internationally a lot for work and am normally able to get wifi access in most areas - either free or paid through the hotel (ridiculous rates but sometimes necessary).

If you are going to spend a lot of time in a particular place overseas you can also look at purchasing a local micro sim - Europe is much easier to do than the US with this method.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Gertbysea on January 06, 2012, 02:06:24 am
I took my iPad for a trip down the Mekong and I was able to use wi fi for free everywhere. Don't even think about using the 3G overseas unless you have unlimited funds. My daughter took hers to Europe last year and same thing. FREE wi fi EVERYWHERE. Australians are royally ripped off in their own country.

Gretch
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: goldfish on January 06, 2012, 03:42:28 am
KITCHENWARE DIRECT has Cuisinart Ice Cream, Yoghurt & Sorbet Maker Stainless Brushed 2 litres $119 (saving 25% it says)  and it also comes in red for the same price (but a saving of 30% - obviously red is a more expensive colour!! ???)

Also I think someone has already mentioned the compressor model Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker with Compressor 1.5L
Price: $379.00
  down from $540

Free shipping!  This is part of their sale so take a quick look

http://www.kitchenwaredirect.com.au/2012-Stocktake-Sale/Cuisinart-Appliances-On-Sale
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: cookie1 on January 06, 2012, 04:59:40 am
My shopping was boring. Medication for all the sick people in the family and 2 pair of cheap, $19.95 house 3/4 trousers.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Very Happy Jan on January 06, 2012, 05:05:36 am
Just come home from Kambos. 50% off housewares  :D 2 x Scanpan chopping boards ( the thin lightweight ones), a silicone spoon/spatula, ice cream scoop and olive oil sprayer. Happy Jan  ;) ;)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Halex on January 06, 2012, 05:08:06 am
Ooh Jan sounds like you got yourselves some bargains ;D

Kambos, havent heard of them
H :)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Halex on January 06, 2012, 05:08:57 am
Wonder, thanks for the info

H :)
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: cookie1 on January 06, 2012, 05:49:32 am
Ooh they are just down the road. Hee Hee.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: meganjane on January 06, 2012, 06:43:12 am
Thanks so much for all the help guys.

Yes, Andie I had heard a rumour of the iPad3. I would love it if it was a phone, but not sure I'd want to carry such a large phone around!

I'm thinking Kindle, especially if I can download books for free in Oz. The only issue is that Amazon don't have the Australian magazines etc that you can get through the iPad. But, then again, the Kindle is 1 third of the price!

You'll love your ice-cream maker Hally. I have the ice cream bowl for my Kitchen Aide and I love making ice cream now. Make the custard in the TMX, of course. I have Rum and Raisin in the freezer ATM and can't wait to dig in to it!

Hope everyone in the family is feeling better soon cookie.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Wonder on January 06, 2012, 06:53:53 am
Gertbysea, surprisingly the best places for free wifi that we have found have been Vietnam and Mongolia! London and Australia are hopeless and depending on where you are in the US it's a bit hit and miss. For convince while travelling around the US I'm going to get a micro sim to use while I'm there this time, a little bit of a fuss but happy for this trip.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: courton on January 06, 2012, 07:04:23 am
To all the TMX forum friends in Sydney, what is a good (preferably warehouse or discount) kitchenware shop where I can buy bits and pieces for the kitchen (eg bakeware etc)?
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Post by: Very Happy Jan on January 06, 2012, 08:28:33 am
I don't live in Sydney courton but I know Victorias Basement carry a large range of kitchen ware.
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Post by: Yvette on January 06, 2012, 10:16:15 am
Hi Courton where abouts in Sydney are you? I am in Castle Hill. Victorias Basment is good
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Post by: courton on January 06, 2012, 11:45:41 am
I also live on the north shore ... I was really thinking of specialist kitchenware shops that has a bigger range than Victoria basement.
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Post by: fundj&e on January 06, 2012, 12:49:02 pm
in greenacre its huge i will look for the receipt 2morrow for the address
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Post by: Tasty on January 06, 2012, 01:06:41 pm
I have just purchased a few smaller items such as dipping swirl, onion bag and potato bag which keeps these things from sprouting due to bkack lining and has other good features. I'm a little excited which is sad when ou think about it hehe.

Oh and i'm about to purchase rose silicon cupcake moulds.
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Post by: courton on January 06, 2012, 01:26:01 pm
Thanks uni!
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Post by: andiesenji on January 06, 2012, 06:05:02 pm
Gertbysea, surprisingly the best places for free wifi that we have found have been Vietnam and Mongolia! London and Australia are hopeless and depending on where you are in the US it's a bit hit and miss. For convince while travelling around the US I'm going to get a micro sim to use while I'm there this time, a little bit of a fuss but happy for this trip.

I have found that is small towns and villages, especially in fairly remote areas, I get a good WiFi signal when parked near a police or fire station or if they have one, a public library. 

The following is copied from Wikipedia on U.S. travel page.  Some will not occur to most folks.
By Internet
Most Americans have Internet access, mostly in their homes and offices. Internet cafes, therefore, are not common outside of major metropolitan, tourist and resort areas. However, you do have some options, except perhaps in the most rural of areas.

If you bring your own computer:

    Most public libraries have free wi-fi available even without a library card. In some instances, the wi-fi remains on 24/7, so even if the library is closed, you may be able to sit outside and access the internet in the early morning or Sunday.
    Chain hotels usually provide in-room Internet connections, sometimes wireless, either included with the price of the room or at an additional charge. Local establishments like bed-and-breakfasts and roadside motels are less likely to have Internet access.
    Many coffee shops, bookstores, and some fast food restaurants provide free wireless Internet access, though you may need to make a purchase first. The list includes major national chains like McDonald's, Burger King, Starbucks, and Barnes & Noble.
    Some cities have free WiFi access that spans a central business district (several square miles) or even citywide.
    Many colleges and universities offer free WiFi in their libraries and student centers, but non-students may have trouble accessing the network, or even the buildings. Ask around.
    Airports, even smaller regional ones, usually provide WiFi within passenger terminals, usually for a nominal charge.
    There are some paid WiFi chains, where you can receive access to numerous hotspots for a small charge, such as Boingo.
    If driving, in a pinch you can always park in a chain hotel parking lot, on a crowded suburban/urban residential street, or by a commercial strip by coffeeshops or libraries, and grab WiFi access from your car. Unlike Europe, most WiFi signals are not password protected and can be easily accessed. Some local municipalities are outlawing this practice, but enforcement is nearly non-existent.
    You can also purchase a mobile broadband modem which can be attached to your laptop via a USB drive and subscribe to a prepaid plan. Service providers include Verizon Wireless and Virgin Mobile (Sprint). "
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Post by: fundj&e on January 06, 2012, 11:55:55 pm
i found it  ;D

AGC Catering Equipment
13-15 Hume Highway
Greenacre NSW 2190
97425411
I think they reopen on the 16th January
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Post by: Gertbysea on January 07, 2012, 12:00:34 am
Great advice  andi.

Gert
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Post by: courton on January 07, 2012, 12:11:05 am
Thanks uni!
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Post by: courton on January 07, 2012, 01:23:27 am


Meganjane, I got an iPad for Xmas and am finding my way across all the different plans. Have wifi at home and have not installed sim as yet. The Telstra $15o deal that wonder was talking about seems to be the best deal ( although Optus is $20 cheaper) . However, the best deal seems to be if you tether your iPhone 4 to your iPad...depending on your plan it will use the gigubits from your iPhone when you are out and about...and take the gb from your home computer wifi  plan when you are at home... This is what I have been told by the young computer geeks in the various shops!
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Post by: Gertbysea on January 07, 2012, 02:16:36 am
Courton this is true. You have no need for a sim card for your iPad if you have an iPhone. Just pop it next to your iPad.

Gert
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Post by: cookie1 on January 07, 2012, 06:15:19 am
It all sounds very technical.
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Post by: Tasty on January 07, 2012, 12:14:49 pm
They were selling ostrich eggs at the coventry square markets today  :o
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on January 07, 2012, 01:00:33 pm

However, the best deal seems to be if you tether your iPhone 4 to your iPad...depending on your plan it will use the gigubits from your iPhone when you are out and about...and take the gb from your home computer wifi  plan when you are at home... This is what I have been told by the young computer geeks in the various shops!


someyoung people are so switched on, and I just wanted to highlight this again for our forum members.  (even though I don't have iAnything now it just sometimes needs to posted a couple of times for people to see it).
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Post by: Wonder on January 07, 2012, 09:28:29 pm
Tethering is definitely the way to go if you also have an iphone and as long as your data plan on the phone is a good one.  No iPhones in this house so have to go with the Telstra. Also before you buy check for any specials deals by doing a google search. I managed to get a $30 cash back by purchasing mine through my PayPal account. A great forum to find out things about the iPad is the Whirlpool forums - there are some fantastic hints and tips there.
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Post by: DizzyGirl on January 07, 2012, 10:41:28 pm
Is it OK to use wooden spoons in the TMX or am I better off trying to buy some sturdy silicone ones?
What spoons do you use and where did you get them from?
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Post by: Halex on January 07, 2012, 10:50:45 pm
DG what are you using the wooden spoon for?

I use my TM spatula for a cooking aid, but for removing food I use my tupperware spatula, its fantastic removes  all the food easily & leaves the jug quite clean :D

H :)
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Post by: DizzyGirl on January 07, 2012, 10:58:12 pm
I like to use a spoon to make cookies. I usually spoon it out and roll the up and then pop onto cooking tray. When making cokkies non tmx I use a metal dessert spoon, but I believe metal is no good for tmx.
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Post by: Halex on January 07, 2012, 11:04:45 pm
I always empty mixture into a bowl as I like to see how much there is.

H :)
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Post by: fundj&e on January 07, 2012, 11:10:42 pm
DG i treat my bowl like any of my other pots and pans, wood or plastic  is fine 
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Post by: judydawn on January 07, 2012, 11:36:21 pm
I do what Hally does, especially for biscuit mixture or muffins - far easier to work from a plastic/ceramic bowl than the TMX bowl.
Cakes are different, I just pour the mixture in.  Casserole type meals I tip into the thermosaver or a casserole dish and serve from there. Soup, I serve/pour from the TMX bowl.
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Post by: DizzyGirl on January 07, 2012, 11:51:49 pm
Thanks for your advice girls. I may have to start tipping the mixture into my mixing bowl, even if it means more washing up  :D
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Post by: cookie1 on January 08, 2012, 05:55:47 am
DG I use a metal spoon to get my biscuits out of the bowl. I just place the bowl on the bench near the tray and scoop it out.

Tasty did you buy an ostrich egg?
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Post by: Frozzie on January 08, 2012, 11:33:31 pm
Cant speak for thé rest of europe but the Only password protected wifi in france are private residences And hotels business etc which i find normal but there Is alot of free wifi in restaurants mots public areas schools Town halls shopping centers etc etc however prepaid cards here dont get priority signal. 
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Post by: maddy on January 09, 2012, 12:40:56 am


Digital thermometer

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/a925338a.jpg)
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Post by: jeninwa on January 09, 2012, 12:55:07 am
Maddy where did you get the Digital thermometer from? that looks just what I need.
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Post by: fundj&e on January 09, 2012, 01:01:51 am
i just received my Chia seeds i paid $29 for 990grams, anyone know if that is a good price ?
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Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on January 09, 2012, 04:09:13 am
I don't think that's too bad.  I pay $38.65 for 2 kg through Biodistributors online. :)
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Post by: judydawn on January 09, 2012, 06:25:24 am
Just received my Cuisinart Ice-cream maker - no, not rushing to make anything just yet.  Have to find a nice home for it now.
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Post by: JulieO on January 09, 2012, 07:56:23 am
I've just read back to see which ice cream maker you bought Judy.  Have fun.  ;D
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Post by: maddy on January 09, 2012, 08:44:13 am
Maddy where did you get the Digital thermometer from? that looks just what I need.

http://www.thermoworks.com/products/handheld/therma_k.html#Specifications

It was recommended to me by a chef for a good all rounder thermometer.
I also bought 2 PHOO1 clips ($4.00) each
With postage from U.S cost around $132
The brand apparently is very accurate.
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Post by: judydawn on January 09, 2012, 08:49:38 am
I've just read back to see which ice cream maker you bought Judy.  Have fun.  ;D
I am really disappointed with the poor excuse for a recipe book though Julie - for this price I would expect a proper hard cover book with tons of recipes in it. I know there are heaps on the forum and I will make a list, yes another list :-)) to make them easier to find - I was going to do it for myself but have decided I may as well share it with everyone.
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Post by: JulieO on January 09, 2012, 09:29:32 am
Understand Judy. That's why I bought that book.  There are lots of recipes on line though if you don't want to go down that road.  :)
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Post by: judydawn on January 09, 2012, 09:35:43 am
Yes, what would we do without the internet.  I was on there very late last night looking for recipes for leftover corned beef, found some nice, simple ones then didn't even get around to making anything today.  Some days just get away from you and you just have to grab anything that's going.
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Post by: mcmich on January 09, 2012, 09:42:55 am
So true Judy - some days do slip away.
As long as we remember the most important thing we wear is are expression then no day is a waste.
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Post by: EmeraldSue on January 09, 2012, 11:47:45 am
My local kitchenware shop was having a 25% off sale, and i just couldn't resist. I bought a long silicone spatula for scraping out my jug, 2 new professional circulon non stick frypans, a silicon measuring jug ,but the best thing of all was a pancake batter dispenser. Yesterday, I made pancakes with my daughter for brunch, and we made so much less mess!
We mixed up the batter in our Thermo Chef. We followed the recipe for Rara's pancakes (although I halved the sugar and replaced half the flour with wholemeal ) and then poured the batter into our new dispenser. The jug of the Thermo Chef was too heavy for my daughter to use to pour directly into the hot pan. She was able to control the size of the pancakes, and not leave trails of pancake batter all over the cooktop. She likes to make "baby" pancakes as well as large ones. We made double decker stacks with strawberry and apple jam (made in the Thermo Chef) & fresh strawberries, topped with another pancake with banana, maple syrup & cream. Yum Yum.

I'm looking forward to trying this out when making patty cakes with the kids.
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Post by: judydawn on January 09, 2012, 11:58:25 am
Sounded like fun for you and DD EmeraldSue and they look very inviting.
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Post by: fundj&e on January 09, 2012, 12:02:12 pm
Ok ladies i dont want to sound like i am up myself but i really do make the best pancakes in world, ok would u believe in aus, ok then in sydney ,how about concord  ;D

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Post by: judydawn on January 09, 2012, 12:11:10 pm
 :D :D :D  Yes, I believe you Uni - you don't blow your bags very often.
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Post by: Halex on January 09, 2012, 12:11:57 pm
All over to Unis, she has no calories in her food!LOL

H :)
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Post by: fundj&e on January 09, 2012, 12:36:16 pm
i am ready with opened arms  :-*
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Post by: Halex on January 09, 2012, 12:42:23 pm
Funny you shoukd  say that ,...... We have a cruise booked out of sydney in march,retruning  on the day before good friday......

H :)
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Post by: fundj&e on January 09, 2012, 12:48:23 pm
i will be in bali until the 25th of march, any time after that we can meet up for dinner at my place ;D
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Post by: Halex on January 09, 2012, 12:55:06 pm
Our cruise leaves 24th march, overseas passenger terminal. Arrives back thurs 5th April.

Would love to meet up, will look like a bloated snowball!!! Sooo much food on cruise.

H :)
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Post by: fundj&e on January 09, 2012, 12:57:53 pm
 how long will u be in syd 4 ?
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Post by: Halex on January 09, 2012, 01:00:30 pm
Not sure yet,  will et you know :)

hey dont u ever go to bed, it mst be ate, its 9pm here

H
X
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Post by: fundj&e on January 09, 2012, 01:05:47 pm
12.01 here. when i work it takes me a little while to wind down  :D

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Post by: Halex on January 09, 2012, 01:06:50 pm
3 hours ahead,

Maybe a few sit  ups would  help ;)

H :)
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Post by: fundj&e on January 09, 2012, 01:09:15 pm
shut the hell up hally  ;D
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Post by: Halex on January 09, 2012, 01:10:57 pm
Oohh you are tooo funny,
Dh giving me a funny look as I crack up laughing
 ;D ;D :D
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Post by: fundj&e on January 09, 2012, 01:14:00 pm
 ;D
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Post by: Halex on January 09, 2012, 01:17:39 pm
Actualy as we are on the shopping thread...
There is a piece of equipment you coukd purcahse to secure under your door to make sit ups easier ;D
Would you like me to google iit for you ;D ;D ;D

Tears running down my face with Laughter.

X
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Post by: fundj&e on January 09, 2012, 01:22:02 pm
one more time for the dummies, shut the hell  **** ***** ***** ***** **n**** :-* good night bella talk soon  :-*
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Post by: Halex on January 09, 2012, 01:25:12 pm
Off to sleep  now
Ciao bella
Did I get that right

Ps, have the google page for you tomorrow ;D ;D ;D

Hxx

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Post by: Frozzie on January 09, 2012, 03:08:57 pm
Haha you girls are up late.... Well my ny résolution like thousands of others...get to à gym....so joined our local club and gong three mornings a week..all i can say Is ouch lol and still managed to go with ds sick with gastro and dh off for two weeks with a ciatique....proud of me lol !!!
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Post by: Halex on January 09, 2012, 11:46:15 pm
Well done Frozzie, good on you.

H :)
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Post by: cookie1 on January 10, 2012, 03:16:54 am
Our induction hotplate arrived this morning. For once I applaud Australia Post.
(http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh142/birdsam/Thermomix%20recipes/P1020278.jpg)
I'll try it out and heat some soup up at lunch time and then it's off into the van.
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Post by: faffa_70 on January 10, 2012, 03:21:11 am
PHEW !!! I saw this link had grown by a couple of pages and my first thought was you naughty NAUGHTY girls what are you going to get me to buy now ... only to find it was Hally and Uni giving me a very large laugh  :D :D :D Thanks girls  :-* :-*
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Post by: cookie1 on January 10, 2012, 03:33:06 am
Lucky they are either side of the country. ;) ;)
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Post by: judydawn on January 10, 2012, 10:20:07 am
A new day dawns and you never know what is going to happen  :-))  This morning I was telling my SIL about my Cuisinart arriving this week and saying how I wished I had somewhere to put a big freezer.  She suggested my laundry - now why didn't I think of that :P  I had to get the car serviced this afternoon so I always spend the 2 hours browsing Harvey Norman and Bunnings which are opposite the car dealership but not in a shopping centre.  I ended up buying a 180 litre vertical freezer - I can't believe how quickly it happened ;D  Have to take out the cupboard in the laundry and haven't worked out if anything else will fit back in there for all my laundry needs but to me, a freezer is more important and I will handle the other problem once the freezer is in - one day this week I daresay. I am not going to know myself - room to move at last.
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Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on January 10, 2012, 10:31:44 am
Fantastic JD.  You will love having a big freezer.  It makes life a lot easier.  ;D
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Post by: fundj&e on January 10, 2012, 10:33:20 am
what do u have now JD ?
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Post by: judydawn on January 10, 2012, 10:37:50 am
I have a fridge with 2 drawers at the bottom as the freezer and a little freezer about the size of a decent sized bar fridge which is virtually useless Uni.  I can hardly move in either of them - both chockers. I will get rid of the little freezer, no point running 3 and I'm sure I won't need it once the new one arrives.
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Post by: JulieO on January 10, 2012, 10:55:49 am
I'm sure I won't need it once the new one arrives.

Famous last words  :D   Maybe you should put it in your shed for a little while just to make sure you don't need it. It could be very handy for all those little things that can get lost in a bigger freezer.  ;D
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Post by: fundj&e on January 10, 2012, 11:16:33 am
you are lying to yourself JD, no way you will get rid of the other freezer.
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Post by: judydawn on January 10, 2012, 12:13:41 pm
I have to defrost it every 4 weeks so it will be easy to get rid of girls.  It fits into a space the kitchen people left for it with a small gap around the edges but I don't think it is enough - I'm sure it never used to freeze over so quickly before I had the new kitchen put in.  Plus I'm thinking of the electricity bill  >:(
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Post by: Halex on January 10, 2012, 12:17:06 pm
Oh JD, that was soo quick, jealous woud love another freezer, but woud of course fill it and then I woud want another...
H :)
Enjoy filling ;D ;D
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Post by: fundj&e on January 10, 2012, 12:18:03 pm
electricity bills are a killer JD, not to bad for us now that all of the kids have moved out. about $350 a 1/4 
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Post by: judydawn on January 10, 2012, 12:20:30 pm
I've been waiting for you to see this thread Hally - thought you would be surprised.  I am very much a spur of the moment person and once I discovered a place to put it, I wanted it. 
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Post by: Halex on January 10, 2012, 12:21:47 pm
Jd, you naughty naughty  girl LOL

Xx
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Post by: Frozzie on January 10, 2012, 01:35:04 pm
 ;D hally

Jd Well talk about impulsive....but it Is handy having a big freezer...you will lové it  :)
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Post by: andiesenji on January 10, 2012, 04:24:14 pm
I have to defrost it every 4 weeks so it will be easy to get rid of girls.  It fits into a space the kitchen people left for it with a small gap around the edges but I don't think it is enough - I'm sure it never used to freeze over so quickly before I had the new kitchen put in.  Plus I'm thinking of the electricity bill  >:(

Is the space big enough for a small wine cooler?  Or an ice maker?   My kitchen originally had a trash compactor in the space where I now have an ice maker.  When the trash collection company changed to reclaiming all the recyclable trash and said they didn't want it put through a trash compactor, I had that removed and the ice maker installed.  I manage to use a lot of ice, more than is produced by the icemaker in my fridge and unlike the fridge, when I am going to be away I can just turn it off and turn off the water supply, hang a bag of the drying crystals inside and prop the door ajar to prevent mildew or mold. 
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Post by: judydawn on January 10, 2012, 10:10:37 pm
Thanks andie but with the amount of wine that gets consumed in this house, I wouldn't need a wine cooler - I'm sure I can find something at Ikea to fill the spot, never enough drawers in my house.
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Post by: cookie1 on January 11, 2012, 12:51:25 am
Good on you Judy.
Our power bills are great at the moment. Thanks to the solar electricity we had put in last June our bill is now $622 in credit. ;D ;D
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Post by: judydawn on January 11, 2012, 12:54:06 am
That's great Cookie - I've not heard from anyone with them here as to how much they are saving.  You may never have to pay another electricity bill  ;D
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Post by: faffa_70 on January 11, 2012, 12:55:18 am
Good on you Judy.
Our power bills are great at the moment. Thanks to the solar electricity we had put in last June our bill is now $622 in credit. ;D ;D

Gee Cookie I wish I lived next door to you I would be running and extension lead over the fence  ;) :D
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Post by: fundj&e on January 11, 2012, 12:56:20 am
are you serious in CREDIT  , I have never heard  of such a thing  ;)lol
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Post by: jeninwa on January 11, 2012, 01:04:13 am
That's great new Cookie,  got my power bill yesterday, want to swap  :D :D :D
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Post by: faffa_70 on January 11, 2012, 01:10:52 am
I got my power bill the other day and was dancing for joy as it is nearly halved since we bought the new dishwasher. Let me just say that the half power bill is still 2/3 of your credit Cookie  :'( :'(
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Post by: goldfish on January 11, 2012, 03:44:26 am
Just wanted to thank all who brought the book Short and Sweet to my attention!  It arrived this morning and I'm having trouble putting it down!!!  Thank you!!! :) :) :)
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Post by: Halex on January 11, 2012, 05:21:57 am
Ice cream maker arrived yesterday, but picked it up from post office today. Very quick service.

Ds & I opened it up in excitement to use now, but as we turned it on its side we cant use it fr 24 hours, >:(

So looking forward to trying it.

H
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Post by: Meagan on January 11, 2012, 08:53:34 am
Ice cream maker arrived yesterday, but picked it up from post office today. Very quick service.

Ds & I opened it up in excitement to use now, but as we turned it on its side we cant use it fr 24 hours, >:(

So looking forward to trying it.

H

What do you mean Hally?
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Post by: Halex on January 11, 2012, 09:06:35 am
The instructios  at the front of the booklet say, , if turned on side do not use for 24 hours, so I am not, dont want to break it

H :)
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Post by: faffa_70 on January 11, 2012, 09:07:45 am
That would be to do with the refrigerant gases. Same as when you move your fridge and freezer - though 24hours is a long time!
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Post by: Halex on January 11, 2012, 09:14:06 am
I can wait 24 hours, having something blow up in our house woukd not look good for dh, he s a chemical engineer.

Naturally he woukd blame me ??? ??? ???

H :)
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Post by: faffa_70 on January 11, 2012, 09:16:21 am
LMAO if it is anything like this house ... it is always my fault anyway  :o :o
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Post by: Halex on January 11, 2012, 09:17:38 am
NEVER MY FAULT ;D ;D

H :)
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Post by: judydawn on January 11, 2012, 09:21:14 am
It probably pays to wait the 24 hours regardless - how do you know the courier didn't turn it upside down at some stage???
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Post by: Frozzie on January 11, 2012, 12:39:27 pm
M'y parents just got solar power...seems to be à good décision

And lol yes hally please dont blog anything up  :D
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Post by: Halex on January 11, 2012, 12:50:14 pm
Frozzie, try g realy hard mot too :D
H :)
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Post by: Frozzie on January 11, 2012, 02:39:35 pm
Damn iPad autocorrect Is à pain lol
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Post by: JulieO on January 11, 2012, 02:58:17 pm
Why don't you turn the auto correct off Frozzie, I did.  :)
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Post by: Frozzie on January 11, 2012, 03:08:01 pm
Thanks julieo...just did it but didnt look before as i thought it would be too complicated...that will teach me :)

Do you know if you can attach files on the ipad ie via email or facebook etc as i havent been able to??  Also is there any form of word or excel avail for ipad??
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Post by: JulieO on January 11, 2012, 03:16:15 pm
That I can't help you with, haven't needed to do that sort of thing. I'm just using it for browsing etc, not actual working (use my laptop for that).    I think you can get a 'Pages' app which apparently is like Word docs.  :)
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Post by: Frozzie on January 11, 2012, 03:19:01 pm
I normally dont either but other day was wanting to put some info in an excel doc and got stuck...have my laptop too but justed wanted to see if poss to do on ipad...will have to research it further ...
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Post by: andiesenji on January 11, 2012, 05:09:35 pm
I got this "baggy rack"  (http://www.amazon.com/Jokari-16930-Storage-Opener-Holder/dp/B0040LU3Y8) and have been having lots of fun trying it out with various types of things, both dry and wet, using a canning funnel for the wet stuff and materials that tend to spill readily.

There are, of course, other ways to keep a baggie upright while filling and I think I have tried them all.  This works really well for me and as I love gadgets, it is just about perfect.  
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h129/Basenjibabe91/Kitchen%20Essentials/New%20Gadgets%20Practical%20or%20Odd/bagholder4.jpg)

The next two photos show how the "arms" extend to fit the different sized bags - the first is a quart bag, the second a gallon bag.
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h129/Basenjibabe91/Kitchen%20Essentials/New%20Gadgets%20Practical%20or%20Odd/bagholder2.jpg)
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h129/Basenjibabe91/Kitchen%20Essentials/New%20Gadgets%20Practical%20or%20Odd/bagholder3.jpg)

The arms fold down flat for storage.  The base has a rubber ring around the perimeter so it doesn't slip.  
Very handy
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Post by: Cuilidh on January 11, 2012, 06:34:47 pm
That looks like a good idea, Andie.  Those bags can be such a hassle to close if anything gets into the closing area.  I assume that the arms can be pushed together for sealing and expelling excess air?
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Post by: andiesenji on January 11, 2012, 06:56:07 pm
That looks like a good idea, Andie.  Those bags can be such a hassle to close if anything gets into the closing area.  I assume that the arms can be pushed together for sealing and expelling excess air?

No, you have to do the squeezing and zipping yourself but I have used this with a canning funnel for liquids and semi-liquids and fine powders and have had no problems in releasing the bag tops from the "arms" and zipping it closed. 

I haven't tried it with regular baggies without the zip - I don't have any on hand.  But I don't see why it wouldn't work just as well.
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Post by: goldfish on January 12, 2012, 08:58:47 am
Apparently there are some really competitive online grocery sites being launched . . . .

Have a look at these!  saveonbrands boasts nothing over a dollar!!  Not sure how they do it . . but that's what they say . . .

www.saveonbrands.com.au

www.offyourtrolley.com.au

www.groceryrun.com.au     I think I remember someone trying this not too long ago and save a heck of a lot! - sorry . . memory not good!
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Post by: goldfish on January 12, 2012, 10:04:13 am
 For fresh fruit and vegetables try http://www.organicdelivered.com.au/   (delivers only in Sydney though)

 and for organic fair trade flour, sugar, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, muesli (pretty much everything else)
http://www.goodness.com.au/store/   delivers Australia wide up to 20kg for $6.
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Post by: judydawn on January 12, 2012, 10:49:57 am
I picked up 2 x 100g packets of sliced smoked salmon for 99 cents each today - use by date 5 days down the track so a great buy for the freezer.  Also 300 ml containers of cream for 49 cents - handy seeing as I just received my ice-cream maker.  See cheap cream now and think ice-cream not butter ;D
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Post by: fundj&e on January 12, 2012, 11:01:37 am
i got cream for 22 cents yesterday ;D without realising  it was lite  :(
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Post by: faffa_70 on January 12, 2012, 11:13:50 am
i got cream for 22 cents yesterday ;D without realising  it was lite  :(

even lighter on the pocket lol  :D :D
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Post by: Frozzie on January 12, 2012, 01:35:25 pm
Wow that is cheap jd...great find...here 100g of smoked salmon will set you back at least 2.50 to 3 euros and if close to ubd ie only a day or two o go you might get 30 percent off but thats it... Lucky you  :)
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Post by: Gertbysea on January 12, 2012, 08:35:54 pm
I normally dont either but other day was wanting to put some info in an excel doc and got stuck...have my laptop too but justed wanted to see if poss to do on ipad...will have to research it further ...

Hane you got Dropbox Frozzie? I have Quick Office  as well but have not used it yet. Just google what you need and you will get lots of help for specifics. Also there is sure to be someone on You Yube showing you "how to".

It is certainly possible to edit Excel on your  iPad with the right app. There will be an expert ou there to help.

Gretch

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Post by: Wonder on January 12, 2012, 08:58:26 pm
Frozzie, both pages and numbers have apps which you can purchase. I have both but unless I'm really stuck I still prefer the laptop over the iPad for that sort of thing. The other app I use a lot is docs to go which allows you to read and edit all types of documents.
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Post by: Frozzie on January 12, 2012, 09:30:01 pm
Thx girls...will check it out tomorrow  :)
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Post by: cookie1 on January 13, 2012, 05:53:20 am
I managed to get to the new Kitchen Warehouse today. I bought 8 small jelly moulds, 2 larger ones and a lovely big glass basin to make my sourdoughs in without it going everywhere. Now I must make some jellies from the book 'Wobblie' I bought before Christmas.
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Post by: judydawn on January 13, 2012, 08:26:42 am
Had delivery of my freezer today so went to Gawler River Meat Co here in Adelaide and bought 3 x 2 packs of large chickens @ $6.99 a pack (1.2kg chickens), 4 x 500g free range chicken mince @ $2 each, lamb's fry 50 cents.  Have ordered a beef pack through a daily inbox special elsewhere but these prices are amazing and I will certainly be going back there.
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Post by: Moo2 on January 13, 2012, 08:29:10 am
With those prices you will pay off your freezer in no time Judy.
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Post by: Cornish Cream on January 13, 2012, 08:33:11 am
Had delivery of my freezer today so went to Gawler River Meat Co here in Adelaide and bought 3 x 2 packs of large chickens @ $6.99 a pack (1.2kg chickens), 4 x 500g free range chicken mince @ $2 each, lamb's fry 50 cents.  Have ordered a beef pack through a daily inbox special elsewhere but these prices are amazing and I will certainly be going back there.
Amazing value Judy and agree with Moo2 it will pay for itself in no time. ;)
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Post by: Gertbysea on January 13, 2012, 08:33:58 am
BWAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

Gert
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Post by: keiramax on January 14, 2012, 04:28:51 pm
I didn't buy it but no less exciting, Mum picked me up a cornishware pie funnel on her travels.  Thanks Mum, this has just reignited my need to collect again. ;D
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Post by: Halex on January 14, 2012, 10:21:21 pm
Judy, fantastic value on the meat. Well done

H :)
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Post by: judydawn on January 14, 2012, 10:49:03 pm
I thought of you Hally when I saw their prices of chicken fillets - $6.99 kg.
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Post by: Halex on January 14, 2012, 10:51:11 pm
Was that free range? If so tat s so cheap, mt barker $13 a kilo cheapest I can buy.

Chicken is my fav meat.

H :)
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Post by: meganjane on January 14, 2012, 11:51:20 pm
Wow, JD, that's so cheap!

Frozzie, I wonder if Office for Mac will work on an iPad. I have it on my MacBook and it has Excel, Power Point and Outlook as well.
I'm off to Google to find out.

Just checked on the Apple site and no, you have to use Pages.
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Post by: meganjane on January 15, 2012, 02:18:33 am
Woohoo! Just bought an iPad!!
(http://www.thedishforum.com/smilies/happy-clapping/bliss.gif)
Now, have to explain to DH and have to organise sale of MacBook....
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Post by: judydawn on January 15, 2012, 02:29:52 am
Was that free range? If so that's so cheap, mt barker $13 a kilo cheapest I can buy.
H :)

I don't think the breasts were free-range but the mince certainly was @ $2 for 500g. I didn't spend that much time looking where the breasts and thighs were but will check it out more thoroughly next time.
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Post by: dede on January 15, 2012, 04:02:17 am
Woohoo! Just bought an iPad!!
(http://www.thedishforum.com/smilies/happy-clapping/bliss.gif)
Now, have to explain to DH and have to organise sale of MacBook....

Yay well done MJ, I brought myself a secondhand iPad ( first version) in October last year and I use it all the time. I also brought a wireless printer so I can print from my iPad or iPhone as well as my laptop and the kids computers. Saves having lots of printers in the house. Anyway I use the iPad more than the computer now.
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Post by: Moo2 on January 15, 2012, 04:09:41 am
Love, love, love my iPad. I also use it more than the pc. You will have so much fun with it MJ.
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Post by: Frozzie on January 15, 2012, 07:20:55 am
Yay mj you will love it  :)
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Post by: courton on January 15, 2012, 07:32:03 am
I love it too, ...what a toy!
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Post by: Meagan on January 15, 2012, 08:57:49 am

Yay well done MJ, I brought myself a secondhand iPad ( first version) in October last year and I use it all the time. I also brought a wireless printer so I can print from my iPad or iPhone as well as my laptop and the kids computers. Saves having lots of printers in the house. Anyway I use the iPad more than the computer now.

What sort of printer do you have mandi and how do you print from your iPad.
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Post by: dede on January 15, 2012, 09:20:47 am
Meagan It's a HP photosmart 6510 printer, and it was only around $130 from Harvey Norman but its really good. I can be out in my framing workshop and print invoices with my iPad. Works on our wireless Internet. The printer is also a memory card reader and can scan, copy and print. I even print from my iPhone.

These new printers are set up now to work with iPads / iPhones / mobile devices. I think they call them air printers.
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Post by: mcmich on January 15, 2012, 09:22:04 am
Now I feel really out of date. I'm getting rid of my mobile phone ( a really old one) and hope friends will ring me on the home line.
Only work calls me on the mobile and that's for extra shifts  I don't want.
I'm going to hand write lots of letters and send them to everyone I know. I hope they enjoy mail that isn't a bill etc.
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Post by: dede on January 15, 2012, 09:24:37 am
Gee mcmich, I can't remember the last time I received a hand written letter. It's sad really.
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Post by: nazar on January 15, 2012, 09:32:21 am
l love to get mail and make and effort every christmas to send out card, family yearly letter and photos of the kids to all my reletives around australia . about 60 go out
  it does annoy that no one sends me a letter, just a card . saying merry christmas davis family love from  ect
 as l dont see these people during the year it would be nice for them to tell me what been happening with them during the year  even if its a few lines
l know people are busy, tired ,sick un able to , but l do hope they enjoy the letters l send
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Post by: pumpkin pie on January 15, 2012, 09:33:51 am
nothing to do with shopping spread but saw the entry re writing letters. I gave my grandaughter Skye (who moved to port campbell, vic. just after xmas with her family) and a friends daughter that  she plays with when she comes to stay with me, a princess writting compendium each  for xmas with stamps and each others addresses inside to encourage them to write letters to each other, and explained to skye about pen friends. Skyes mum told me the other day, that she had just taken skye down to the post box to post a letter to her friend, so it's good that mum is encouraging it.
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Post by: mcmich on January 15, 2012, 09:38:29 am
Me either Dede, I get email invitations to my nieces and nephews naming ceremonies etc..
I just got a subscription to a book collection to send to my nephew. Hope he gets a kick out of looking for in his mail box.
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Post by: pumpkin pie on January 15, 2012, 09:42:10 am
l love to get mail and make and effort every christmas to send out card, family yearly letter and photos of the kids to all my reletives around australia . about 60 go out
  it does annoy that no one sends me a letter, just a card . saying merry christmas davis family love from  ect
 as l dont see these people during the year it would be nice for them to tell me what been happening with them during the year  even if its a few lines
l know people are busy, tired ,sick un able to , but l do hope they enjoy the letters l send

Nazar, I have a friend who sends me a family yearly letter with her xmas card, including family photos and significant events that have happened,  and it really is lovely to receive this. I have thought often that I should do that for the few friends we have living interstate, but never seem to get around to it. Most of our friends live within South Australia and we catch up during the year, but I am sure your friends do enjoy the letter etc they receive from you
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Post by: mcmich on January 15, 2012, 09:45:42 am
Pumpkin Pie, That is lovely. I don't think we should save this for Christmas.
You have all inspired me to send hand written letters to everyone I can think of.
I want my family and friends to know I'm thinking of them.
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Post by: pumpkin pie on January 15, 2012, 10:28:07 am
You know I also feel the same about texting, I would rather pick up the phone and talk to the person, ( which I have done many times, trying to reply to a text and getting frustrated) you can express yourself so much better, I think person to person, but it is all getting lost in technology.
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Post by: cookie1 on January 16, 2012, 05:29:45 am
I still do the Christmas card/letter bit. Now both my parents are gone I send to all the Aunties etc and to friends. It helps make Christmas special. I honestly don't know when I received a hand written letter. My brother sends me postcards when he travels so that's a mini letter. We always send DD post cards when we travel from most places we stop at.
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Post by: Meagan on January 16, 2012, 05:33:09 am
I received a hand written letter last week from an elderly lady that used to be our neighbor when I was a teenager. She is so lovely :)
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Post by: meganjane on January 16, 2012, 05:50:51 am
My sister and I used to write to each other. We then moved on to computer written letters and now tend to email. We still phone each other regularly though.
I keep up with a lot of people via Facebook.
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Post by: keiramax on January 16, 2012, 10:40:02 pm
Today is my first online supermarket shop.  Woolies now delivers to my area. Yay. 

It took me forever to go through and find everything, but I figured the first time would be the worst and once the lists are saved it would get easier. 

But with 2 little ones, it takes nearly 25 mins to get them into the car and drive to the nearest supermarket, then unload them, find a trolley which is semi-clean, race up and down the aisle (hoping that one or the other doesn't start crying), stop miss grabby fingers trying to get everything, then load the shopping and kids back into the car, drive home, unpack everything and everyone.  I reckon for the $5.00 delivery fee it's well worth it. (I managed to get the del. fee down by just going over their next price bracket, with things I needed anyway, plus selected the delivery time that they had a $2.00 discount on.)

Does anyone have any tips for online grocery shopping?
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Post by: Halex on January 16, 2012, 10:50:57 pm
Do you have
Aussie Farmers Direct in your area, i use them for dairy & fruit & vegs. Jusypt googe to see if they deliver to tour area ring them 1300 MILKMAN

Hally :)
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Post by: keiramax on January 17, 2012, 02:42:41 am
Thanks Hally - Unfortunately Aussie Farmers Direct don't delivery to my area.  That's why I was surprised that Woolies did. 

Mainly using it for the basic items.  We have our own lamb in the freezer, had 5 lambs butchered last year.  Still working through that.  In the past we have butchered our own beef.  Last time we butchered a cow I had to buy a new freezer as we had 380kg of meat.  No need for eggs as the chickens are laying.  We have 10 chickens hatch and so the roosters will go into the cooking pot when big enough

The veggie garden is producing at the moment, so no need to buy much in the veggie department.

Now with TMX making my own yoghurt, butter and bread, also giving the cleaning products a good.
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Post by: fundj&e on January 17, 2012, 02:49:54 am
 :o keiramax  what esle would you need, i know some vino  :-))
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Post by: keiramax on January 17, 2012, 03:31:02 am
I haven't had a drink for the last 2 1/2 years.  I've been either pregnant or breastfeeding.  For a while there I was both pregnant and breastfeeding.  And I don't see me drinking in a while, the little man is only 10 weeks old.
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Post by: RoxyS on January 18, 2012, 06:09:50 am
Wow, that produce sounds fantastic, would love to have all that food on hand.

Today I downloaded Kindle for my Mac from Amazon and then checked out all their free ebooks and downloaded one called Smart School Time Recipes which looks like a very interesting book with heaps of useful links to blogs and website loaded with healthy recipes. I was attracted to this recipe book because it has heaps of dairy-free recipes which I need for my 7 yr old DD. Hopefully I'll be able to try some soon and convert them for the TMX and post them on the forum. I also downloaded a number of other cookbooks which I haven't had a chance to look at yet.
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Post by: Gertbysea on January 18, 2012, 06:52:38 am
http://www.ereaderiq.com/. A very useful web site for Kindle owners.

Gert
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Post by: cookie1 on January 18, 2012, 08:22:22 am
I've been bad but loved it. This morning I had a makeover at a cosmetic counter. DD persuaded me as they were demonstrating their new...............collection. I loved it so much I bought a new 4 shade eyeshadow, eyeliner to match and lipstick to match and the blush for DD. I loved every minute of it and after all DH did give me money for Christmas. :D
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Post by: judydawn on January 18, 2012, 09:28:43 am
Cookie how did you look when they finished you, what did DH think or didn't he notice like most men  :D :D  I have always wanted to stop and let them try to do wonders on me but thought they wouldn't want an old codger like me sitting in the chair.
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Post by: Gertbysea on January 18, 2012, 09:31:51 am
Any old codger will do so long as they spend spend spend!

Gert
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Post by: judydawn on January 18, 2012, 09:32:59 am
Those companies would soon go broke it everyone spent as much money on make-up as I do Gretchen  ;D
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Post by: Gertbysea on January 18, 2012, 10:03:29 am
You and me both. No point in spending money up here on makeup as it only slips off with the humidity.

Gert
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Post by: djinni373 on January 18, 2012, 10:38:16 am
Ha ha Gert so true!. I recently spend a few weeks in Rockhampton and decided that putting on makeup, blowdrying hair and ironing clothes were all an absolute waste of time. The makeup slid off, the hair went frizzy and the clothes were crushed and/or drenched in minutes. According to the locals I'm now officially a "Southerner"  ;D ;D
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Post by: faffa_70 on January 18, 2012, 11:31:46 am
http://www.ereaderiq.com/. A very useful web site for Kindle owners.

Gert

This is a brilliant site Gert, I have downloaded so many books from it since you posted it on fb the other day  :-* :-*
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Post by: Gertbysea on January 18, 2012, 11:40:43 am
Yup it is a good one and I like how you can filter out the stuff you don't want to see otherwise it would take you ages.  Not a lot of great books but good reading none the less  for those. Who inhale books. I read a bit of crapola  then a good book. In any case it is whatever  tickles your fancy.

Gert
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Post by: Twitterpated on January 18, 2012, 11:42:21 am
Ha ha Gert so true!. I recently spend a few weeks in Rockhampton and decided that putting on makeup, blowdrying hair and ironing clothes were all an absolute waste of time. The makeup slid off, the hair went frizzy and the clothes were crushed and/or drenched in minutes. According to the locals I'm now officially a "Southerner"  ;D ;D

Welcome to our world!!!
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Post by: pumpkin pie on January 18, 2012, 11:51:27 am
Hi gertbythesea  ? filtering out what you don't want. please explain how you do this for me the not so easy comp user?
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Post by: Gertbysea on January 18, 2012, 11:59:51 am
When you go to the ereaderiq web site you will read how to do it about 1/2 way down the page. Just keep clicking the icon. It is slow so wait until the open book stops flipping pages then go on to the next icon to delete. Don't forget to save you preferences. Took me a few times befor I realised I could do that.

Gretch
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Post by: DizzyGirl on January 18, 2012, 09:51:15 pm
Had to take my dad to Coffs Harbour for a bone marrow test yesterday and whilst I was waiting DS and I hit the shops. DS bought himself his first Surf Wallet. OMG we were there for half an hour whilst he decided which one he wanted. Then we headed to Prouds where I spent some of my Christmas Bonus ($300 Prouds voucher). I got myslef a lovely new white gold pendant to hang from the white gold chain I got with last years bonus.
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Post by: Halex on January 18, 2012, 09:53:03 pm
DG, bless ds, how old is he?

H :)
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Post by: Wonder on January 18, 2012, 10:25:52 pm
For those with Kindles or the Kindle iPad app Amazon has two cook books that look ok for free at the moment, they are Smart School Time Recipes and Savory Pie Recipes. I've downloaded them while they are free but haven't had a look at them yet.
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Post by: DizzyGirl on January 18, 2012, 10:30:53 pm
hally, DS is 7 and told me that his old wallet was for babies and he wanted one like his cousins (who are 10,12 and 14).  ;D
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Post by: johnro on January 18, 2012, 10:34:51 pm
Thank you for the wonderful link Gretch - BUT another great procrastination tool is something I don't need now that the 2012 school year has begun!!!!!! Wish a mum could just put such temptations out of reach or perhaps I need to develop will power - no chance on this forum though!!!!  :D  :D
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Post by: Meagan on January 18, 2012, 11:03:33 pm
For those with Kindles or the Kindle iPad app Amazon has two cook books that look ok for free at the moment, they are Smart School Time Recipes and Savory Pie Recipes. I've downloaded them while they are free but haven't had a look at them yet.
Thanks Wonder,

I have just downloaded the smart book :)
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Post by: jeninwa on January 18, 2012, 11:19:18 pm
Thanks Woder, I just downloaded both books and also one called Amazing cakes for free.
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Post by: Gertbysea on January 18, 2012, 11:42:10 pm
How is it that growns ups like us get sucked in?

Gert
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Post by: cookie1 on January 19, 2012, 01:08:37 am
...............'cos we can. :D :D
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Post by: maddy on January 22, 2012, 04:58:36 am
(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/b30cf1e3.jpg)
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Post by: cookie1 on January 22, 2012, 05:31:15 am
Maddy I have this book and it is fantastic. I've done the lychee jelly and the rhubarb and apple jelly. They take a little time but are well worth it. The lychee one didn't make as much as I thought it would. I'm hoping to do the peach and raspberry one after I buy some more raspberries this week.
As you can see I've also bought a couple of jelly moulds.
(http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh142/birdsam/Thermomix%20recipes/P1020286.jpg)
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Post by: maddy on January 22, 2012, 05:54:13 am
That's great to know cookie  :)
.....it's something different to make....old is new right?  ;)
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Post by: cookie1 on January 22, 2012, 06:07:43 am
Sure is. ;)
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Post by: obbie on January 22, 2012, 06:33:51 am
Looks good Maddy.


Robyn :)
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Post by: judydawn on January 24, 2012, 07:02:44 am
Bought myself a picture for my bedroom today, may need to change the coloured scatter cushion but it does tone in better in real life than it does in the picture.
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Post by: RosieB on January 24, 2012, 07:15:18 am
http://www.ereaderiq.com/. A very useful web site for Kindle owners.

Gert

Wow..  Love this link.  I had not worked out how to down load books myself
DH has been getting books for me that he thinks I should read   ???  How to dig drains... :-\  How to set up dams... :(

Now I can get my own.  Found 5 Minute Recipes  and Smart school time recipes, and some nice fantasy novels.  Much more relaxing :D
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Post by: Wonder on January 24, 2012, 08:05:41 am
Be careful RosieB once you start downloading you wont't be able to stop!
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Post by: dede on January 24, 2012, 09:35:50 am
Nice picture Judy, amazing how a nice frame on a wall can refresh a room.
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Post by: judydawn on January 24, 2012, 09:58:17 am
DH & I both had a laugh when we remembered my Dad's comments about a similar frame on a picture I bought for the kitchen many years ago.  Not knowing about shabby chic or distressed anything, he thought I must have picked the picture up in a second-hand store and commented that it would look good once I painted the frame  ;D
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Post by: fundj&e on January 24, 2012, 10:21:19 am
i love old and distressed furniture

the table and the  buffet where given to me a while ago, both where made from an very old cottage, the panels on the buffet are tin which originally was the ceiling



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Post by: judydawn on January 24, 2012, 10:47:01 am
Nice to see things recycled like that Uni.  I remember the tin ceilings, what a great idea.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on January 24, 2012, 01:52:27 pm
trying to work out how many marks you have on the table (last pic) -- usually people put them on their bed post   ;)
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Post by: Cornish Cream on January 24, 2012, 04:33:27 pm
trying to work out how many marks you have on the table (last pic) -- usually people put them on their bed post   ;)
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Post by: goldfish on January 24, 2012, 07:58:00 pm
I adore that kind of furniture, too, fundj. These are just simply gorgeous - absolute treasures - says she, looking through hugely green eyes!!
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Post by: dede on January 24, 2012, 08:24:41 pm
Look what I brought yesterday(http://img.tapatalk.com/3aa95064-134a-3554.jpg)

Not a great photo cause he was scared and hiding when we first brought him home. The kids have called him Tyson.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Cornish Cream on January 24, 2012, 08:29:40 pm
What a cute kitten Dede.Did you have a kitten on your shopping list,I usually have boring grocery items on mine :D :D :D
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Post by: dede on January 24, 2012, 08:38:01 pm
No I didn't CC, it was one of those impulsive buy items. I just couldn't walk past lol. My 14 year old cat is not over impressed though.
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Post by: keiramax on January 24, 2012, 10:21:46 pm
Very cute.  Reminds me of when I got my first cat.  Went to get lunch at work, came back with a kitten and no lunch.  That was 18 years ago and he's still going strong.
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Post by: fundj&e on January 24, 2012, 10:49:23 pm
trying to work out how many marks you have on the table (last pic) -- usually people put them on their bed post   ;)

you whould be in  :o if you knew what is in my bedroom CP  ;)
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Post by: dede on January 24, 2012, 11:31:34 pm
Lol. Well I have 5 kids so I leave the rest up to your imagination.
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Post by: fundj&e on January 24, 2012, 11:51:44 pm
cheeky girl ,dede  ;D
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on January 25, 2012, 12:21:18 am
What a little cutie, I have a soft spot for Tabby's.  I think its so lovely when people have pets because it gives them something to love and receive affection from. Apart from the vet bills, no amount of money can compare to the good times they give. That was a very good investment dede.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: dede on January 25, 2012, 12:32:20 am
I do love my pets, I now have 2 dogs (1 is my DH's working dog) 2 cats, 10 fish, 3 cockatiels, 4 hens and 1 rabbit. In the past I have had 2 blue tongue lizards, skinks and dragon lizards, a wombat, lambs, a horse, 2 ducks, kangaroos and wallabies, pigs and sheep and a cow.
I was brought up with lots of pets and still have a real passion for them, I think it is sad when children don't have pets of their own to love and learn to care for.
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Post by: fundj&e on January 25, 2012, 12:40:19 am
no comment  :-X dede
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Post by: cookie1 on January 25, 2012, 01:29:00 am
ROFL.

There is no marking furniture in this house as we have all jarrah stuff. From bedheads to cupboards and tables. I love jarrah.
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Post by: Gertbysea on January 25, 2012, 01:31:06 am
Oh you girls. Now when I go visiting I will be checking out every one's dining room tables. LOL!

Gert
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Post by: meganjane on January 25, 2012, 02:13:24 am
Love the furniture and the kitten. I won't be buying anything for a while as I'm getting a new roof on the house in February. No more water running down the walls and into my pantry when we get hail or heavy rain!
Where do you find the regular emoticons when in tapatalk? Does anyone know?
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Post by: dede on January 25, 2012, 04:16:32 am
MJ I have no idea. Not sure if they are available as yet. Maybe in the future as they update.
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Post by: dede on January 25, 2012, 04:36:42 am
Just brought myself a 23cm bread tin. Guess what I am about to attempt. Fingers crossed that this loaf is the successful loaf I have been trying to achieve for 12 months. Will keep you posted.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: dede on January 25, 2012, 04:40:39 am
😃😜😍😁😥😠😲😭😢

MJ just testing if this works
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: dede on January 25, 2012, 04:42:30 am
Ok cool if you can see the smiley faces MJ then you need to download Emoji app and follow the instruction once you have downloaded it to go to your settings on your iPad to add a Emoji keyboard.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: judydawn on January 25, 2012, 04:52:24 am
No smiley faces though Mandi, just little squares
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: dede on January 25, 2012, 04:58:12 am
Oh bugger. Well that was a waste of time lol. Although it will probably be viewable to those using Tapatalk app. I don't know
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Post by: hools003 on January 25, 2012, 05:04:20 am
No Dede, I'm using tapatalk and all I see are squares too! You must be able to as I did it by mistake but have absolutely no idea what I did!!!
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: faffa_70 on January 25, 2012, 05:04:48 am
Hmm I can see the smiley faces on my phone dede and I could see them on my computer on the app thread you started. I think I have that app about to check 😜😜seems I do!
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Post by: dede on January 25, 2012, 05:12:34 am
Ok well obviously you need the app to be able to view the smiley faces 😊 well that's something then I guess. Those with the app could start some kind of secret code lol that others can't see like
That's a bunch of 🐮💩 lol.
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Post by: faffa_70 on January 25, 2012, 06:24:22 am
Ok well obviously you need the app to be able to view the smiley faces 😊 well that's something then I guess. Those with the app could start some kind of secret code lol that others can't see like
That's a bunch of 🐮💩 lol.

 :D :D :D
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Post by: Gertbysea on January 25, 2012, 06:34:51 am
👜💄💍💎☕🍵🍺🍻🍸🍶🍴
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Post by: Moo2 on January 25, 2012, 06:41:55 am
Dede I can see the smiley faces on my iPad with no app installed, just using safari.
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Post by: Moo2 on January 25, 2012, 06:45:15 am
I love little Tyson. Hopefully he will grow into his name!
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Post by: dede on January 25, 2012, 06:56:39 am
😃 yay I am glad that some people can see the emoticons fine.

And Tyson 🐱 is settling in well doing what most cats do well,  sleep 💤, eat🍜 and poo💩.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Gertbysea on January 25, 2012, 07:37:13 am
When I use the iPad to access the forum using Safari I can see  at the moment , where my pic should be 5 pictures of one member and two single pic of two others and they change all the time. Too funny. No problem on my laptop nor when I use Aromic Web as the browser.

Gretchen
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Post by: courton on January 25, 2012, 07:40:31 am
When I access through my iPad I now have a family pic of three people against half of the forum member's names!!!
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Post by: Gertbysea on January 25, 2012, 07:43:39 am
Makes life interesting courton

Gert
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Post by: cookie1 on January 25, 2012, 08:04:34 am
This hapens with my ipad too. Judy pops up everyone and as everyone's avatar. She's just popping in to remind us of all she does for us. :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Post by: judydawn on January 25, 2012, 09:02:44 am
I'm sorry you have to put up with my face all the time - I have nothing to do with it I promise  :D
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Post by: deedub on January 25, 2012, 09:05:58 am
Bought an interesting item today - canned crickets! Wonder if there's a TMX recipe for that  :D.
Seriously though, we rescued a gecko from the cat and now we have another pet.....
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: dede on January 25, 2012, 09:07:38 am
Lol. Yum crickets. 😝
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Post by: Cornish Cream on January 25, 2012, 09:09:44 am
Bought an interesting item today - canned crickets! Wonder if there's a TMX recipe for that  :D.
Seriously though, we rescued a gecko from the cat and now we have another pet.....
:D :D :D :D :D You girls certainly have an interesting time shopping.First Dede with her new kitten and now  deebub with your canned crickets :D :D :D :D
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Post by: Gertbysea on January 25, 2012, 09:54:40 am
Well here in Cairns we would be looking for recipes for geckos as they are a real pain in the butt. Try getting gecko sperm off your windows.

Gretch
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Post by: Katiej on January 25, 2012, 10:23:35 am
Dede the kitten is so cute!  I want one (don't think our greyhound would approve though)

Well here in Cairns we would be looking for recipes for geckos as they are a real pain in the butt. Try getting gecko sperm off your windows.

Gretch
  :o :o :o  God I hope that's a problem I never have to deal with!
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Post by: dede on January 25, 2012, 10:26:38 am
Well here in Cairns we would be looking for recipes for geckos as they are a real pain in the butt. Try getting gecko sperm off your windows.

Gretch

OMG what?? 😨 did you say sperm? Yuck
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Post by: judydawn on January 25, 2012, 10:27:05 am
Doesn't pure alcohol work Gretchen  :D :D
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Post by: Gertbysea on January 25, 2012, 10:49:15 am
You want me to use my Vodka!!!!!! I usually use a razor blade and turps.

Gert
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Post by: judydawn on January 25, 2012, 11:33:18 am
I didn't think you'd use your alcohol Gretchen, glad you've found something that works though.
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Post by: Aussie Brenda on January 25, 2012, 11:35:30 am
Turps and a razorblade, you won't see males of any description........LOL
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: dede on January 25, 2012, 11:49:48 am
How does lizard swimmers get on your windows? Do they find their own reflection attractive ?
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Post by: Meagan on January 25, 2012, 01:58:50 pm
I have bought a back pack for DS 3 which he loves ;D so cute he wanted to leave it on in the car seat!
I am dreaming of a benriner and a soda stream but have yet to buy them ;)
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Post by: DizzyGirl on January 25, 2012, 09:31:26 pm
I was going to get a Soda Stream until my parents told me to read this article. Appartantly it was on TV (can't remember what program).
http://www.australiansforpalestine.net/56910

Very interesting

DG  :-*
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Post by: maddy on January 25, 2012, 10:51:04 pm
I was going to get a Soda Stream until my parents told me to read this article. Appartantly it was on TV (can't remember what program).
http://www.australiansforpalestine.net/56910

Very interesting

DG  :-*


Mmm........why is there a link to donate money, if you liked the article written? 
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Post by: DizzyGirl on January 25, 2012, 11:18:22 pm
not quite sure Maddy, I just found the article interesting. I think it was on foreign correspondant as well.
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Post by: Gertbysea on January 26, 2012, 12:31:12 am
Well here in Cairns we would be looking for recipes for geckos as they are a real pain in the butt. Try getting gecko sperm off your windows.

Gretch

OMG what?? 😨 did you say sperm? Yuck

And then comes the eggs all over the patio and in the cracks no less. Little white splatts and very sticky. Nasty noisy little critters.

Gert
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Post by: judydawn on January 26, 2012, 01:22:07 am
It's funny Gretchen but when I lived in Darwin in 1970/71, geckos were the only creature I could stand being in the house. I don't remember them making a noise but then that was a  l o n g  time ago for anyone's memory. What amazed me was the size of the cockroaches and white ants  :o
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Post by: cookie1 on January 26, 2012, 02:51:51 am
My DH hates crickets. He will chase and spray them at all hours of the night.

Gretchen those geckoes are out to get you. I must admit when we lived in Broome I loved them. But we didn't have windows as such as all the openings were just flywire with shutters. The geckoes could chase the moths.

The cockroaches are yuk. I kept all food in the fridge, crockery had to be washed again before use and cutlery was in a container. The electric kettle was put in the fridge etc. The house had been built in 1904 and the cockroaches had occupied it that long as well. We used to spend a fortune on surface spray. Even the legs of our bed were in tins of water so they couldn't run up the legs and get on me. All furniture etc was supplied to us. Lots of funny memories go with them as well.

We tried to get the termites to eat it by putting pieces of pine etc from the ground up to the floor of the house. (the house was up off the ground about a metre). It never worked. :'(
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Post by: Gertbysea on January 26, 2012, 03:05:40 am
Nothing much has changed in that respect cookie 1. I have 4 refrigerators to cope with EVERYTHING that has to be kept in the fridge. I should start putting the toilet paper there as well as I discovered the  cockroaches were eating it  in the bathroom cupboard.

Wanna talk about the maggots??????? Bloody  cockroaches won't eat them and neither will the geckos. I used to freak out but now it is just part of living in the tropics.

Gretch
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Post by: Gertbysea on January 26, 2012, 03:15:16 am
And....... The geckos ate the circuit board in an air conditioner,$800. Then they demolished the innards of our Bang & Olufsen  outside speaker, $3,000. Needless to say we no longer have a speaker outside and I misss it so much as we live outside. Bought the cheapest of TV's for outside  so we can watch the cricket from the pool to keep cool. Life ain't so bad I guess.

I do have to remember to check inside the TMX before I use it as I like to leave the lid on loosely . If you don't you are likely to be picking the cockroach legs out of your teeth after making a lemon sorbet.

The air is about 32 and the pool is 30. Better jump in to cool off!!!!!!!

Gertbypool
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Post by: dede on January 26, 2012, 03:55:39 am
Gee Tassie is pretty good, no problems with critters around here where I live. I complain about 1 or 2 little flys inside and the occasional ants. No big creepy crawlies to worry about as such. And never had to worry about sperm on my windows lol that is just crazy.
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Post by: DizzyGirl on January 26, 2012, 04:20:54 am
No sperm on windows here either. We have the occasional field mouse inside and few flies but not much else. Only have to worry about snakes in summer but the dogs keep them away. I did have a lovely big brown at the back door nearly 2 years ago though.

Our biggest problem is rabbits. Rabbit holes everywhere but the dogs get them too.

Couldn't live in the tropics. Im too much a scaredy cat for that  ;D
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Post by: Cuilidh on January 26, 2012, 05:34:24 am
I've just caught up on this thread after being off if for a week or so and followed through on the free Kindle book web site - it's just about the best thing since I bought the Kindle itself!

As for creepy crawlies - earwigs are our big problem, how they get into half the places they get in to I simply don't know ... then there are the huntsmen spiders UGH.  I was driving in Melbourne the other day and one crawled past on my side window (fortunately for everyone in the vicinity it was on the outside).  It must have been in our car for about a week before it showed itself - had it been on the inside there would have been big trouble!
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Post by: judydawn on January 26, 2012, 05:41:04 am
That is my greatest fear Marina - there would be an accident for sure.
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Post by: Gertbysea on January 26, 2012, 05:53:05 am
Wimps! I get a lot of field mice when the cane is cut down the road. Cheeky things are very brave and just sit there when you tell them to bugger off. Snakes, Oh yes lots but mainly harmless. Had one in the  bedroom once when I let the dog out and I was on the toilet.  Next time I got up in the dark I nearly stepped on it.  Dark green tree snake but  scary when it wiggled. Had to gently encourage it out the door. Now I never get out of bed without looking first.

Gert
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Post by: Cuilidh on January 26, 2012, 06:08:35 am
My scariest snake story was told to me when we lived in Hong Kong.  Most of the ex-pats living over there have amahs and one of my colleagues told me that their amah was cleaning in the bedroom and opened the wardrobe door ... to find a cobra lying in wait - apparently she grabbed the fly spray, sprayed the snake and ran!  personally, I wouldn't have bothered with the fly spray at all, I would have simply ran.
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Post by: cookie1 on January 26, 2012, 06:17:00 am
Me too. I am truly terrified of snakes. I'll bash anything else, or perhaps remove it to a safer site.

Gretchen you can keep your cockroaches. I saw imaginary ones running round on the floor for about 3 years after we shifted south. I found a number 11 thong (DH's) was very good at dispatching them, except outside at night near the drains where the ground was alive with them.
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Post by: Gertbysea on January 26, 2012, 06:20:26 am
I have had several encounters with snakes and have had to call the local sneaker catcher. I took myself off to the  local critter habitat to get some Info  and acquaint myself  with the locals. Feel a lot better knowing. DH not so much!!!

Gretch
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Post by: Gertbysea on January 26, 2012, 06:21:51 am
Not to mention the frogs under the toilet ledge.

Gert
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Post by: cookie1 on January 26, 2012, 06:25:07 am
Are they the green tree frogs? I love them. At first I used to get quite a fright when I sat on the toilet and they squealed then I learned to look first. When MIL came to visit we had to remove 2 tree frogs who lived in the bathroom.She refused to shower if they could see her. (our bathroom was on the back verandah and the laundry in the backyard and the toilet between the two.)
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Post by: Gertbysea on January 26, 2012, 06:53:15 am
Yup lovely free tree frogs. So beautiful.

Gert
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Post by: Twitterpated on January 26, 2012, 07:41:25 am
I would rather face a snake than a green tree frog. Cockroaches, spiders, flying insects - none of them worry me - show me a frog and all hell breaks loose.
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Post by: cookie1 on January 26, 2012, 09:43:18 am
I have a friend like that..............and her family keep giving her frog things to put around the house. :D
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Post by: Twitterpated on January 26, 2012, 09:59:43 am
I have a friend like that..............and her family keep giving her frog things to put around the house. :D

Hope mine don't start. My yard is full of frogs so I have a "I don't go outside after dark" rule. When the kids were small I never let on that I was afraid of them and as a result they love them. Helps when I find myself in a situation or if I need something from outside once dark has come.  :-\
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Post by: cookie1 on January 27, 2012, 06:32:19 am
LOL

The local House is having a big sale so this morning I bought a coloured scanpan knife to try. We have really good knives but this one felt lovely in my hand.
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Post by: Gertbysea on January 27, 2012, 06:52:39 am
I love those little scan pan knives. They are really sharp and easy to keep sharp. Cheap too.
Gert
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Post by: shan_k on January 27, 2012, 07:11:34 am
I bought about 5 different kinds of those coloured scan pan knives in the kitchenware direct sale! Haven't opened them as yet but they look nice  :)
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Post by: Gertbysea on January 27, 2012, 07:15:51 am
Be careful. They are really sharp.

Gert
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Post by: Frozzie on January 27, 2012, 09:54:11 am
Love the furniture and the kitten. I won't be buying anything for a while as I'm getting a new roof on the house in February. No more water running down the walls and into my pantry when we get hail or heavy rain!
Where do you find the regular emoticons when in tapatalk? Does anyone know?

Was going to ak the same thing mj... Loving tapatlk though but still finding my way
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Halex on January 27, 2012, 09:59:43 am
I have 6 scanpan knives, all blunt. How do you keep them sharp?

H :)
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Post by: Gertbysea on January 27, 2012, 10:17:53 am
I use a sharpening stone with a bit of water on it not oil. In between major sharpening I use a German made knife sharpener  or my steel. When I am fed up with doing all that I take all my knives to a professional sharpener. My good knives were expensive so I look after them and I really hate dull crap knives.

The scan pan colourfull  knives are not the best by any means but they serve a purpose and  are almost disposable. If you cannot slice a ripe tomato then sharpen your knives I say.   If you can have just one good utility knife then make it last.

I keep my German made knife sharpener on the bench top and always sharpen before I put my knives on their magnetic rack. Never put them in a drawer or dishwasher and never  let the kids use them.

Gert

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Post by: Aussie Brenda on January 27, 2012, 11:01:44 am
I'm with you Gertbysea, I have a great set of German knives although  two have gone missing and I was devastated, no one knew where they went ..... ???
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: cookie1 on January 27, 2012, 11:07:41 am
DH keeps our knives sharpened beautifully as he has a stone etc to do it. In between those m ajor sharpenings I just use a steel.
I have a beautiful jarrah knife block to keep mine in.
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Post by: dede on January 27, 2012, 12:39:53 pm
My DH was a butcher and is really good at sharpening his own knives. But I could never seem to get him to sharpen mine when I needed him too so I went and brought some stay sharp knives for my self.
Always the way, like they say a mechanics car is always broken down.
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Post by: meganjane on January 27, 2012, 02:19:53 pm
Frozzie, download an app called imoji and add it as a new keyboard in settings. It has some cute emoticons that you can use on the forum and in emails.😉

Scanpan knives are okay, but I can't go past my global knife.. Also those little Victorinox serrated knives that you find at the counter of a lot of kitchen shops are amazing!

The global knife sharpener is also excellent. 😍
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: meganjane on January 27, 2012, 02:20:32 pm
Sorry, emoji, not imoji!
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Post by: Frozzie on January 27, 2012, 03:01:25 pm
Sorry, emoji, not imoji!

Ok thx 😃

I can see all the icons too dede even before i installed emoji 😊
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Post by: Aussie Brenda on January 29, 2012, 03:25:25 am
MeganJane, those little victorinox knifes are great I have 10 well did have I think there was 9 last count, I don't know who the knife appropriator, was thinking it was grandson with Aspberger's (loves fishing, but doesn't look after his gear according to his Mum), I have my Dad's big Victorinox carving knife but it is too heavy, I worked in a butcher shop for a few years in SA and bought a lovely boning knife which is a favorite.
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Post by: meganjane on January 29, 2012, 06:57:45 pm
I was given the Scanpan knife sharpener for Xmas and it's excellent. I already had a ceramic one for my Global knife, but you have to put water in it, so the Scanpan one is just quicker and easier to use.
Title: Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
Post by: Halex on January 29, 2012, 10:35:33 pm
MJ is the scanpan sharpener for all the multi colour knives.

I really need to buy some knives that stay sharp or sharpen well.

DH no good at sharpening & nor am I. Itook my mundial knives to gc to get sharpened, they lasted  about 1 month. Dont know what I am doing wrong. Yes they do go in the dishwasher but its no good to me if you cant put them in.

H :)
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Post by: Gertbysea on January 29, 2012, 10:50:20 pm
Yikes! I have had some Mundial knives for  30 years and they are still going strong. I sharpen them regularly but have never put them in the dishwasher. When they get a few chips I have them professionally sharpened. The blades get a bit smaller but they are still great knives.

I also have some regular Scanpan knives which are not wonderful steel but they sharpen easily with Zwilling A J Henckels Solingen sharpener which I keep on the bench top at ALL times. REMOVE IT AT YOUR PERIL!

The cheap colored Scanpan knives stay sharp for quite a while but are more or less disposable if you do not have a sharpener.

My advice is to never put any cooks knives in the dishwasher.

Gert
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Post by: fundj&e on January 29, 2012, 10:50:34 pm
hally not sure why, but you really shouldn't but them in the dishwasher

update  ;D

 Here a