I couldn’t think of a better way to say goodbye to 2020 than with Bruny Island Oysters & when I saw they had a special pack with all their condiments too I was all in!!
Well what can we say about the year that was 2020? It was crazy, unbelievable & for so many of us so very challenging. I think I went through each an every emotion at some stage through the year. However I choose to focus on the positives. So many amazing, unique experiences & memories were made in 2020. I actually enjoyed staying at home, it made me just stop & appreciate everyone & everything I have in my world. I thank you all!! I loved travelling the world virtually with Chef Charlie Carrington‘s Atlas Masterclass, making his 3 recipes from a different country every week has been lots of delicious fun!! Being able to have some of my favourite restaurant meals at home was a fun novelty too. It was fun being able to do some online classes & live cooking with Chefs that would normally too busy for these sorts of things. I loved Ben Shewry & Hamish Blakes live cook a longs on Instagram & Jock Zonfrillo had a great cook-a-long too.
I thought I would not be earning an income because we couldn’t do face to face Thermomix demonstrations but because most people were at home cooking more they were ready to buy themselves a Thermomix!! I am so very grateful to my wonderful customers who referred me to their friends. I think I enjoyed cooking, eating & drinking a little bit too much & yes I need to be a bit more healthy this year to get rid of my covid kilos/food baby!!
Cheers to you all, wishing you a happy & healthy new year!! Happy Thermomixing everyone!!
Oh WOW I really love all of Eloise Emmetts cookbooks & recipes but I think this new one is my favourite!! Nothing to do with the fact I am a hand model in the book but also on the front cover!! Yes that is my hand holding the glass of Bream Creek Pinot Noir, it’s a tough job but someone has to do it!! I’ve also cooked some recipes from her Seafood Everyday cookbook too!! And recipes from the first Tasmania Pantry Cookbook as well.
Step 2: When it arrives – Veggie Stock Paste is the recommended recipe to make when you receive your new Thermomix. I will spend an hour with you teaching you how to use your Thermomix & we will cook this amazing recipe together as part of your training – either in person or virtually. I have Thermomix customers all over Australia, so we can do this via facetime or zoom if you are not living in Tasmania.
You will also need to pre register on cookidoo here to activate your 30 day free trial on this online recipe platform. Your Thermomix comes with a 6 month subscription and then you can choose to continue the subscription for $69 a year. You will still have the Basic Cookbook recipes on your Thermomix if you decide not to continue or you have no access to wifi. All the recipes on cookidoo are tested by Thermomix and new recipe collections and cook books are being added every month. Start browsing recipes and creating your own favourite recipe lists. I will teach you how to use cookidoo while your veggie stock paste is cooking and answer any of your questions.
Make sure you have your wifi password handy too because you will need it to log into your new Thermomix.
This veggie stock paste is a good base for a lot of savoury recipes – 1 tablespoon is equivalent to 1 stock cube.
Please have all your ingredients ready as per the picture shown – the best bit is you don’t need to cut things up too much now that you own a Thermomix!! This recipe is really adaptable, if you are missing a couple of the ingredients it won’t matter. You may also like to add leek or mushrooms to the recipe.
Have some containers or jars ready to store your veggie stock paste it will make about 1 litre & because of the salt content it will keep for up to 6 months in the fridge. (You will use it up before then I promise) You can also store it in the freezer but it won’t actually freeze if you use the full amount of salt.
200g celery, chopped into thirds - keep light coloured leaves on
2 carrots, chopped into rough pieces
1 onion, peeled halved
1 tomato, halved
1 l large zucchini, chopped roughly into pieces
2 cloves garlic, peeled
1 bay leaf
1 bunch parsley, fresh
few leaves basil,fresh
few leaves sage, fresh
1 sprig rosemary
150 grams rock salt
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
We will follow the guided recipe to cook this recipe - Instructions are in the Basic Cook Book.
Here is a delivery video for you to refer back to if you forget anything – please select English Australia when choosing the language and please note the measuring cup actually weighs 82 – 83g.
You may wish to join my Arwen’s Thermo Pics Customers facebook group, it’s a great place to ask questions share food pictures and recipe ideas. And to the right of this post you should be able to sign up to my monthly customer newsletter
Here are some things that may help get you started
It’s no surprise to me or anyone else that I love the Dani Valent website. It is a subscription site for amazing Thermomix recipes and videos, you get approx 1 free recipe a month for the free subscription or for a yearly membership you get 1 recipe a week & you start with all the current recipes when you join. It’s great value & features home cooking recipes by Dani & also amazing Chef’s recipes too. What’s not to love? Being inspired to try & taste new recipes, learning new skills & ideas for your Thermomix cooking plus I love seeing how Chefs use the Thermomix for their dishes. Sign up here.
I have now currently made ALL of the recipes from this website & some of them I have made a few times because they are so delicious 🙂 It has taken me a few years to complete all the recipes and I will be attempting to keep up and cook each new recipe every week and update this post with the photos of the recipe. I hope you will be inspired to cook along too. Happy Thermomixing!!
Here is one of the free videos with Jo Whitton from Quirky Cooking making Coconut Pancakes with Blueberry Syrup.