Old World Wood-Fired Goodness

For more years than I care to count, I've had fantasies of a gorgeous stone oven, as the centerpiece of my future European-style outdoor kitchen. You know, those big brick jobs that make your house pale in comparison? Well, I started pricing out a "real people" version many  years ago, and knew that even  that [...]

Old World Wood-Fired Goodness2017-12-13T09:43:50-06:00

The Thermomix Has Landed! First: Read the Directions

What Pisto should look like  You know the jokes about men not reading directions and putting a bookcase together -- only it comes out looking like a Rubik's cube?  Well, I guess it's time to break the myth that it's only men. Guilty. The Thermomix arrived on Tuesday (instead of the anticipated Wednesday) [...]

The Thermomix Has Landed! First: Read the Directions2017-06-29T18:54:41-06:00

The Thermomix is Coming, The Thermomix is Coming!

I feel like a kid at Christmas.  At the same time I'm a little  (OK,  a LOT) embarrassed at the indulgence of buying a stupid-expensive kitchen appliance. The first time I saw the Thermomix, I was fairly rational.  "I have a food processor.  I have a mixer.  I have an oven. I don't need to [...]

The Thermomix is Coming, The Thermomix is Coming!2017-01-23T17:01:41-06:00

French Onion Soup – Thermomix Spanish Style – Part 2

Here's the finishing touches to make a wonderful French Onion Soup, Spanish Style - in the Thermomix.  Teresa is an incredible cook and this is a great example of the usefulness of the Thermomix.  This soup is something she threw together on the spur of the moment, with ingredients she happened to have on hand.  [...]

French Onion Soup – Thermomix Spanish Style – Part 22017-01-24T13:52:48-06:00

The Queen of Kitchen Gadgets – Thermomix!

I'm a kitchen stuff  junkie.  It has nothing to do with believing that kitchen gadgets will improve my cooking. (hmmm... maybe that's a subconscious message... )  Anyway, I just love kitchen stuff of all kinds.  When our kids were growing up, the standard holiday or gift question was "Mom, what do you want for [...]

The Queen of Kitchen Gadgets – Thermomix!2017-06-08T17:47:24-06:00