My Thermomix Play Date {Thermomix}


August 12, 2013 by Joanne T Ferguson

Soup-Tuscan-beanIt has been a very, very (and might I add very) long time since I have been on a Play Date!

Since I had been invited into The Wonderful World of Varoma Cooking, I couldn’t WAIT to learn more about the Thermomix via my friend Caterina from Thermaliscious Fun.

Would I “really” be able to understand this revolutionary machine that has taken the world by storm with all the buttons, things to do, and things to remember?

I can tell you right away, with Caterina’s guidance and demonstration, I picked up on the TTS principle (literally) right away!

“What’s the TTS principle?”, I “hear” you say?

Time, Temperature, Speed!

If you remember one thing WHEN you purchase your Thermomix, it’s Time, Temperature, Speed!

You too are now half on your way to having fun with your Thermomix too!

I can say it IS fun!
Vegetable Canned-tomatoesI provided a number of recipes to Caterina to help me make on the day.
I researched A LOT!

Good thing “for a newbie”, Caterina did not think I was C-R-A-Z-Y!! lol
Chopped-fresh-vegetables“As a newbie”, I have now learned that the veggies do not have to be chopped in small pieces as that’s what The Thermomix will do!

“What did you make?”, I “hear” you ask patiently?

Caterina suggested (in order to save time too), starting with the Walnut Bread via UK Thermomix so it can rise, then we can make the Pesto (Blend 40leaves basil, 1 clove garlic, 40g parmesan and olive oil – Speed 7/6 until becomes a creamy liquid adding more oil as needed) and Olive Tapenade for the Thermomix Puff Pastry Pinwheels Recipe I found via Thermomix Recipes.
Butter-cubed-jpg Whipped-butter Fresh-basil For those who have not seen or experienced The Thermomix:
Have YOU remembered “Time, Temperature, Speed?”

One of the other GREAT features, (which I quickly took on board) was the built-in scales!

What a BONUS this was for me!

Set the scales, add additional “weighed” ingredients; don’t forget to set the scales! lol

The timer was also child….um, I mean adult friendly-free!

A VERY helpful hint from Caterina…If only need a few seconds, no need to set the timer as the timer also counts upwards too!
Soup“What did you do with the chopped veggies?”, I “hear” you ask?

Seeing the weather has been very cold this winter in Adelaide, I thought a warm and comforting Tuscan Bean Soup via The Official Thermomix Community Online (topped with our pesto that we made) would be perfect to accompany our Walnut Bread!
Bean-soup Soup-bean Braided-bread Can you smell the bread from here?

Might I mention, it was VERY yummy!

With lunch “devoured with love”, onto finishing the Puff Pastry Pinwheels.

I have never made pinwheels of any kind before and thought these would not only be fun to make, but appeal to children of all ages!
Pesto-scrolls-Thermomix-whatsonthelist Scrools-olive-Thermomix-appetzier-whatsonthelist Scrolls-olive-Thermomix-whatsonthelist Pre-baked

Then Voila!

Okay, I S-Q-U-E-A-L-E-D when in 10 minutes baking, the timer went off!
Lucky for me, Caterina KNOWS my fun-filled food personality!

These too were “devoured with love”, but seeing kalamata olives are naturally salty, next time I make these, I will omit the extra salt called for in the recipe; personal taste for me!

Seeing we were WAY ahead on our schedule, Caterina suggested she could demonstrate making Creamy Garlic Prawns via The Official Thermomix Online Community as well as steaming corn, making Coconut Rice (Nasi Lemak) via ChooTheFat’s Thermomix Adventures and a Steamed Omelette; Chef Georgio (from Hello Dolly Delight) loves eggs!

WOW how Thermomix times flies!

Can someone PLEASE let me (and Caterina) know WHERE the time has gone?

I (honestly) could not believe HOW quick the Creamy Garlic Prawns, Steamed Corn and the Coconut Rice was made!
Creamy-garlic-prawnsThis was delicious!
As soon as the photo was taken, a lot more sauce was poured over, but I wanted you to get the see the prawns too! ๐Ÿ™‚

At this point, I am sure you will laugh “with me” (when you see) as Caterina’s Omelette “wecolmed” me to The Wonderful World of Varoma. (the art of cooking with steam)

Like a child of five, I ooooooooohhhhhhhhh’ed and aaaaaaaaaaaaaah’ed as it raised, it fell, it raised again and then….

We both “YELLED OUT”, “GET THE camera!!!”

But by the time I photographed, it had well and truly fallen and was cooked.
While not the “prettiest of photos” might I add it was also very yummy!
OmeletteI would like to thank Caterina via Thermalicious Fun for a My Thermomix Play Date!

I learned so much in a short period of time and can’t wait for our next Thermomix Play Date, TRUE!

In advance, I would also like to thank Monika Pawlisz, South Australian Branch Manager (North)ย for Thermomix Australia, as Monika has โ€œgraciouslyโ€ offered a Thermomix for a couple of weeks in September to see (based on my food lifestyle) what I could โ€œcreate, make and bakeโ€ with my fun-filled food enthusiasm passionately!

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I would LOVE hearing from Thermomix owners and non Thermomix owners alike with your comments or questions you might have for this “newbie.”

One of my “challenges” in making Thermomix recipes will be including Naturally Sweet Xylitol (sugarless sugar) with a tasty recipe.

No dates, figs, honey as natural sweeteners; no white potato, very limited rice; no finned fish…

For Thermomix owners:
Please feel free to suggest one your recipes that I can consider highlighting in my future posts!

Another “challenge” will be whether I can “properly” convert some recipes, but as you know by now, I am always up for a food challenge!

Look forward to future Thermomix posts…coming soon!

38 thoughts on “My Thermomix Play Date {Thermomix}

  1. You are clearly having a Ball with your Thermomix machine! I wish I had a friend to share recipes with nearby. I sell a lot of machines, but none of my friends own one or even enjoy cooking.
    Poor me. ๐Ÿ™‚
    This has been inspiring!

  2. I have not heard of Thermomix before, but the items you made look fabulous! Especially that braided bread!

  3. Gloria C-L says:

    Very interesting & enlightening – I had never heard of a Thermomix before ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I wonder if any of the better kitchen stores around here have demos, as I’d love to see one in action.

  4. Tammy says:

    Sounds you like you had a blast…and the food looks delish! Thank you for visiting and commenting on our peaches.

    Tammy (& Catherine)

  5. I would love to attend a play date like yours. All the food looks scrumptious. Thanks for sharing Joanne, hope your having a great week so far.;)

  6. Nami | Just One Cookbook says:

    Hmm you are really good at convincing me to get Thermomix! LOL. Looks so delicious and I want one… It will go into my kitchen gudget wish list. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Love your pinwheels too. So pretty!

  7. Lorraine says:

    Such a great demonstration of what you can make with this machine. It all looks so delicious!

  8. Buying thermomix is in my future plans. It is quite expensive here so I have to put aside for quite sometime to buy it. You made so many wonderful things with it!

  9. Sammie says:

    The thermomix looks like such a fun equipment to work with! Might come across as a little intimidating initially but I’m sure it’s easy to get the hang of!

  10. I went to a Thermomix Varoma class today. It’s been about a year since I went to the last one so I thought I’d check to see if there was any new tricks.

    In no time at all you’ll be converting your recipes in your head. I don’t look at the cookbook any more. Once you know how long it takes to chop, saute and steam.. that’s all you really need to know. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Thatโ€™s marvelous! You look like you had a fantastic time!

    Happy Wednesday!

  12. What a blast you had, I hope you get a machine for all your posts on it, they are $$$

  13. You look like a kid in a candy shop! I would love something with built-in scales – how handy. I must look into this thermomix business – I haven’t been to one of their courses so far xx

  14. You are truly the master in the kitchen now, Joanne! The food looks so professional and delicious and I think thermomix is making a storm in cooking!

  15. A wonderful and fun machine. So practical!



  16. That’s great! You look like you’ve had so much fun Joanne ๐Ÿ˜€

  17. caterina says:

    I had so much fun and glad you did too! I picked up lots of little hints and tips from you too which made it a wonderful learning experience for us both ๐Ÿ™‚ hugs xx

  18. trudy shearer says:

    Hi Joanne, I live 2 doors down from you (no 44) and I have had my TM for 7 years. Love it!!! Let me know if you want to borrow any of the books as I have the UK ones as well. Cheers Trudy

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