Thermomix baguettes

  I do love to return to basics and this classic from Fast and Easy Cooking (for the TM3) was one I cut my teeth on, so to speak, all those years ago when the Thermomix was new to me. It never fails. I made some this morning and then realised that I didn't have…

Raisin Challah- Thermomix

I have been travelling is it's nice to get into the kitchen with a new book ! Challah is always a winner and this is no exception. I have made prettier ones in my time but next time I'll pop this into a round pan to retain its shape. This bread is wonderful the next…

Rye bread

as my regular readers will know I have not reached expert status with my sourdough- this is an understatement – it is a work in progress as I haven't yet given up. Most rye breads I have come across require a sour dour starter so I was pleased that this TM recipe from Easily cook…

Granola – yet another….

Making your own granola sets you free from over sweetened, dodgy 'healthy' labels on prepackaged brands. It also allows to cater for your family's particular preferences and/or food intolerances. It has never been easier to find a huge range of sugar and grain alternatives in ordinary food stores but if you buy prepackaged 'special' mixes…

French toast

French toast conjures up memories of some the best American breakfast/brunches ever. This Thermomix variation derives from one on the Australian Thermomix community site. Of course you can simply whisk up the ingredients in a bowl but the TM gives you a perfectly fine brown sugar after 5 seconds and of course that adds a…

Thermomix Milk bread

You can ring the changes easily with this basic milk bread recipe from TM Fast and Easy Cooking just by shaping it differently. I like to be able to freeze most of a batch and just defrost a couple of rolls or a small loaf as I need them. The recipe combines 400g milk (…

Reading terminal food market

Over on my travel and photography blog, @vannilla, I have been posting about my recent visit to Philadelphia but I had to say something about their amazing Reading Terminal food market here. I have visited food markets all over the world – of course I have!- but this one has got to be pushing its…

Golden berries every way

Golden berries- Apparently these little babies can help you burn belly fat – well, my belly certainly needs shedloads of that. Anyways, not being a dedicated Dr Oz follower I only found this out while doing a google search AFTER I had picked them up in Wholefoods this week. I will report back on any…

Green start to the day

I have been an enthusiastic Thermomix owner for years and a blogger for a little over a year. However, until recently I have not played around will the green healthy breakfast idea! I am simply amazed by how easy it is turn the second shot above, which is relatively unappealing on a plate, into a…