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Re: Recipe Book Tweaking and Reviews!
« Reply #45 on: March 18, 2009, 07:20:34 am »
Just thought that I would add that I must confess that I am probably the worst person for not following recipes, but flying by the extensive seat of my pants, so have made very, very few recipes from the books.  Hence they can't be bl;amed for my failures.

I always intend to test the recipes as per the book, but then get side-tracked and start tweaking.  So. I really do appreciate those who have  followed the recipes and commented, favourably or otherwise.

I really, truly believe that Tenina (who has been in the US and NZ flying the TMX flag) is listening and NOTING what we say.

Keep up the great work team - it is very satisfying to see so much new information and ideas in English. 
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Re: Recipe Book Tweaking and Reviews!
« Reply #46 on: March 18, 2009, 08:47:16 am »

  However, with the cost of the machine, I do feel we deserved better right from the word go and it shouldn't have been left up to us to sort recipe problems out for the 'professionals'. They are, after all, getting paid and we are not.


VERY TRUE - HERE, HERE .  I am amazed how few people know about the Thermomix still in Oz,  think it must be worse in UK as there are almost no blogs or resources relating to TMX that I have found in UK.  Haven't hear from fannyadams lately, but from here posts http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=487.msg1689#msg1689 I think that is so.

After sales service for me has been almost non-existent, but then my consultant knows that I am happily using the machine.

It would be good to get more "news" and ideas from HQ - Tenina is starting that now. 

The machine only sells thru referrals and so it really is sad  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( to see the lack of tangible assistance.

I can't believe you were not encouraged to start this website - the better our recipes taste for our guests the more people that will want to buy one. 

LOL - I tried to start an Aussie group - but when I found this forum already set up by Master Moderator, I started referring people here.

Now, even Thermomix in Australia thinks that it is mine !!!!  No, it's OURS, although I have wasted more time than anybody fooling around here, so presence may be 9/10's of the law. 

I am not even sure that Tenina is getting that much assistance (probably shouldn't say that) as I really don't know that the TMX group realise how powerful the internet can be for TMX.  She seems to be the only one really keeping the communication channels going.  May be wrong - but if I am then somebody from TMX in Oz can abuse me via email.  Not holding my breath tho'.
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Re: Recipe Book Tweaking and Reviews!
« Reply #47 on: March 18, 2009, 09:30:30 am »
I am surprised that there are not more consultants on here to be honest and how few of them know about it when I tell them about it
Its a pity as there is a lot of very very knowledgable consultants out there who have been using and selling the machine for many years, it would be great to get more involvement from them

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Re: Recipe Book Tweaking and Reviews!
« Reply #48 on: March 18, 2009, 10:55:57 am »
So, I'm gathering the recipe book you get with the TMX isn't entirely trustworthy?
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Re: Recipe Book Tweaking and Reviews!
« Reply #49 on: March 18, 2009, 11:17:50 am »
It is a good book for basics like dips, drinks, pastries, salads etc but doesn't have many main meals in it.  You do need it though as it explains all sorts of things like how to whip cream, cook rice etc which will be handy but as a recipe book, it is a let down. I have had more success cooking recipes from the forum than the limited recipes in the book but you will find yourself referring to the everyday cookbook all the time for simple things.  I was definitely not using my TMX much after the initial sorbet fad, custards, mashed potato etc until I got interested in this site.  Just go for it, do the dishes you fancy and post comments , reviews and tweaks for us all to see.  How much longer Ayla?
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Re: Recipe Book Tweaking and Reviews!
« Reply #50 on: March 18, 2009, 11:41:03 am »
Whilst you are waiting for your TMX Ayla you can check out the contents of the Everyday cookbook.  Log onto www.thermomix.com.au - click on Recipes then click on contents of recipe book.  As you will see, there is plenty to see.  A lot of the recipes just need something added for more flavour eg the apricot chicken is very bland and my daughter adds some bacon and chilli to pep it up a bit. I made it once but was so disappointed that I haven't bothered to try again.
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Re: Recipe Book Tweaking and Reviews!
« Reply #51 on: March 18, 2009, 11:57:53 am »
Ayla, I find the recipe book great for helping you to adapt your own recipes. You can get basic ideas of time and speed from there.

I made the Capsicum and Sundried Tomato Dip this afternoon. Page 54 of the Everyday book. I used semi-sundried tomatoes and made it exactly as per the book. It's very nice. I let it sit for several hours for the flavours to develop and everyone liked it. We even used the stale Parmesan Grissini with it.  Mmmm, even better.
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Re: Recipe Book Tweaking and Reviews!
« Reply #52 on: March 18, 2009, 12:02:47 pm »
I've done and loved this one too Cookie1 - used my own roasted red capsicum which gives it even more flavour.  The dips are all good so far.
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Re: Recipe Book Tweaking and Reviews!
« Reply #53 on: March 18, 2009, 12:54:58 pm »
Thanks Judy and Cookie, and thanks for the link I'll check it out tomorrow. I phoned my distributor tonight but she was at a demo. Tomorrow night will be a week since I ordered it, I'm growing impatient *fidgets* ;)
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Re: Recipe Book Tweaking and Reviews!
« Reply #54 on: March 18, 2009, 09:31:00 pm »
I think that we should remember that this forum is amazingly young, so I suspect most people at TMX haven't properly realised it's here yet, let alone it's usefulness (IMHO).  Let's give them time. 
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Re: Recipe Book Tweaking and Reviews!
« Reply #55 on: March 18, 2009, 09:53:57 pm »
Hey I had a look at the download, it's only the Index pages of what recipes there are, not actual recipes. Is that what you meant? Or am I looking in the wrong place?
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Re: Recipe Book Tweaking and Reviews!
« Reply #56 on: March 18, 2009, 10:34:11 pm »
Tell me, (or us) who exactly is Master Moderator and where does he/she fit into the equation here. Can we get into trouble with him/her? ;D ;D ;D

MM is a 40 yr old Englishman living in Portugal - he started this based on the extremely popular Bimby forum in Portugal.

You can get in trouble with him - he removes people (especially all the idiots who post porn and rubbish).  But I am sure you'll be safe JD   ;) ;) ;) ;D ;D
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Re: Recipe Book Tweaking and Reviews!
« Reply #57 on: March 18, 2009, 10:36:42 pm »
I am surprised that there are not more consultants on here to be honest and how few of them know about it when I tell them about it
Its a pity as there is a lot of very very knowledgable consultants out there who have been using and selling the machine for many years, it would be great to get more involvement from them

Maybe they just don't get onto the internet much ??  I would be pretty sure that my consultant has not visited the forum.

I don't benefit financially, just love my machine and want others to know about them.
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Re: Recipe Book Tweaking and Reviews!
« Reply #58 on: March 18, 2009, 10:43:12 pm »
So, I'm gathering the recipe book you get with the TMX isn't entirely trustworthy?

Beware of the times given for chopping etc especially.  Many of the dishes are best given a 2 or 3 second chop - check - scrape down and assess, rather than chopping for 10 - 15 seconds and then getting a mush in the bottom of the machine.

Better to not put in huge pieces of things like onions, carrots and chop for 20 seconds as some recipes suggest - you may end with mush on the bottom with a couple of large chunks floating on top.

Sometimes chopping at slightly slower speeds - 5 to chop onions rather than 7 gives better results and more control.
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Re: Recipe Book Tweaking and Reviews!
« Reply #59 on: March 18, 2009, 10:56:38 pm »
I think that we should remember that this forum is amazingly young, so I suspect most people at TMX haven't properly realised it's here yet, let alone it's usefulness (IMHO).  Let's give them time. 

Agree that it is going to take time, but wonder why consultants wouldn't recommend it to their clients and prospects.  It is in their interest I would think??
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