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  1. The first time I tried dragon fruit, I thought it the most boring fruit I had ever eaten; all looks and nothing much else to recommend it. Since then, I’ve come to terms with it, and eat it quite happily for its refreshing nature (I can’t say “taste” or “flavour” because it has neither). 

    It is easily and readily available when in season where I am (Sydney, Australia), I assume because of the Asian population, and their striking looks.

  2. i have a thermomix (tm31) and it's the best thing ever - it's the most used appliance in my kitchen. i use it to knead all my doughs, and find it invaluable for making all my egg based sauces and custards without the egg curdling because i have temperature control. it is also the best blender i have ever used - great control and power.

    i could go on for ages about what i use it for (soups, risottos, pasta, sorbet...), but i think it is something which should be revisited before it is judged.

  3. the only electric stove i have ever tried stir fry with is an induction hotplate. mine is just a portable number, which i use outside as fumes and smells disperse quickly. also, i much prefer this to gas, of all things because temperature control is so responsive. mine wasn't anywhere as expensive as the one mentioned earlier - it was about AUD250. if finances allow, i wouldn't mind another one.

  4. I just found out that our supermarkets sell whole dressed duck. I am tempted to cook it but only have this cook it with - a turbo broiler convection oven.

    Turbo Broiler oven

    MarketMan has written about the turbo broiler...

    Turbo Broiler

    You guys think I can roast a whole duck ala Peking Duck style?

    my only concern would be that a duck is VERY fatty and as such, i wouldn't know how well the turbo oven would cope with the grease

  5. ooohh....F & L at macquarie? i've seen it many times, but not thot to try it, but will now on your recommendation. also good to know abt the indian place - thx for the tip.

    just looking at the posts on this thread make me wonder how many fellow egulleteers may just be around the corner since we seem to have frequented some common places (eg, hunter arcade.....)

  6. Shalmanese's list is almost the same as mine for the things i like to get for my friends o/s, altho i do add "connector" pens to the list for those friends with children. i also like to get ppl twisties....i love twisties.

    isn't it ironic that the company which makes tim tams, shapes and tiny teddies (arnotts) is american, as is the company which makes vegemite (kraft) and americans have to have their friends bring over american branded items???

  7. chappie - ever had tim tams? i think the closest thing i can think of is an oreo with a chocolate filling and coated in chocolate. ppl usually eat a whole packet at a time (not i) and the true connosieurs have it with a hot coffee and the following ritual - take a small bite out of one corner and another small bite out of the corner diagonally across from the first bitten corner; hold the tim tam with one bitten corner in the hot coffee and the other bitten corner in one's mouth and suck through the bitten corner in one's mouth....the filling should melt as it is sucked into one's mouth...i have never tried this personally, but u might like it.....i'll just stick to tiger toast.

  8. i have always loved bundt cakes, however, i now have come to the realisation (very stubbornly) that not all cake recipes suit the bundt pan - some are better than others; i guess you can go by trail and error, but i'm sure if you look at the recipe, you should get some idea of how sticky it may be. i have also found that if i over bake, rather than underbake the cake, the crust becomes more golden and will release better. as to when to turn the cake out, 10-15 minutes is good, bearing in mind that you don't want the cake to become completely cool in the pan, since there will be trapped steam which will ruin the crust of the cake. i have found release sprays are far superior to butter or oil, and i tend not to flour the tin.

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