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Taste of Perth Giveaway

 

I have a double pass to Taste of Perth to give away along with some tickets to enter the exclusive Rekorderlig Cider Bar.

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A winner will be selected on Wednesday, April 30 by 1pm AWST

25 Comments

25 Comments

  1. Karina W

    October 31, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    I think the chop sticks are fantastic. You can use them to eat, serve food, stir, cook – you can do anything with them! And they come in so many varieties!

    • Moni

      November 4, 2013 at 3:07 pm

      Hi Karina. I have to agree that chopsticks are fantastic not just for eating but cooking. Of course it’s used widely in Asia but if I am frying something I love getting my oversized wooden sticks out to manage the food and splatter. Thanks for visiting!

  2. cheryl edmundson

    October 31, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    big kitchen whisk I use it for many recipes

    • Moni

      November 4, 2013 at 3:08 pm

      Hi Cheryl. Thanks for visiting. I keep meaning to buy a big whisk but haven’t as yet. They’re great when you don’t want to over process a mixture like tempura batter. It’s now on the shopping list!

  3. Di.

    November 1, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    My silicone spatula, I seem to use it for everything. It’s really sturdy and only cost $5, definitely be lost without it.

    • Moni

      November 4, 2013 at 3:10 pm

      Hi Di. I totally agree that the silicone spatula is a must-have. I sometimes make fudge and other cooked sugar sweets and you need something non-stick and heatproof to handle the goods. Thanks for visiting :)

  4. jane gardam

    November 1, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    I absolutely love my spatula it is a lovely flexible one ( I think tupperware from quite awhile ago), it is so amazing how much extra you can get out of a bowl with one. I also love my hand mixer which I have also had for a long time, I use this all the time.

    • Moni

      November 4, 2013 at 3:12 pm

      Hi Jane. I must say you can’t beat Tupperware for durability. I might need to check out their utensils range and join a party some time. While I do have a Thermomix I still recommend hand mixers highly. Mine just broke preparing whipped cream while my TMX was cooking custard. Another thing to add to my shopping list! Thanks for visiting :)

  5. Heather Lowden

    November 3, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    I find it really hard getting my head around putting something like silicon in the oven! I am convinced it is going to melt.

    • Moni

      November 4, 2013 at 3:14 pm

      Hi Heather. I totally get what you mean and the first time I used silicone bakeware, I kept my eye on the oven! They are indeed heatproof though but you should only buy high quality stuff. There’s a lot of cheaper products these days but I find they lose shape after a while. I love my silicone mats but tend to stick with metal bakeware :) Thanks for visiting!

  6. Nicole White

    November 3, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    ~ My friend bought me a “Jamie Oliver Flavour Shaker” back from the UK and I must say it is wonderful! Basically it is a ceramic ball that pulverises fresh and dried herbs and spices, garlic, nuts, bay leaves, even cinnamon sticks in just a few seconds with a simple shaker action.- NO pounding away with the mortar and pestle so especially great for arthritis sufferers! Just add the ingredients to the ball, screw the two halves together and then shake for a few seconds and wallah! You have the freshest aromatic ingredients to spice up your dishes in seconds! Oh and as an added bonus…you can also add liquids like olive oil to make your own salad dressings or marinades – awesome!

    • Moni

      November 4, 2013 at 3:28 pm

      Oooh!! I know what you’re talking about. I had my eye on it for many Christmases but never ended up buying one. I figured with a Thermomix I’d have no need for it but there are simply times when you need a small amount of fresh herbs etc. and it’s a bit much getting the Thermomix going for that (or you’re already using it). I just might need to get it this year! Thanks for visiting Nicole!

  7. Sarah T

    November 7, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    I would have to say my jar opener! It sort of looks like a bottle open but its plastic and lifts the lid of jars to allow air inside which makes the jar so much easier to open. I know its cheap, but it really is the best simple kitchen invention ever!

    • Moni

      November 14, 2013 at 6:45 pm

      Thanks Sarah! I always end up using a knife to get some air up and I think it might be safer and wiser to use something purpose made for that job!

  8. megandel

    November 12, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    I also love my Zoku! which i bought when i saw you mention it 2 years ago. It came in very handy with getting rid of fruit/custard/yoghurt which was about to go off and cocktail icypoles were a massive hit, very melty though! but…
    I think my favourite gadget is the trusty microplane. I think because for years I didn’t have one thinking it was a super fancy thing, and made do with graters and zesters, its really proved me wrong for not having bought one earlier, I use it to make dressings with garlic/chili/ginger for zesting fruits, for chocolate shavings, parmesan, nutmeg, coconut.

    • Moni

      November 14, 2013 at 6:46 pm

      You know that’s the one thing I still haven’t bought myself? I keep suffering through with my mini grater which does a terrible job. That’s on the Christmas list for sure! X

  9. Kelly Azuma

    November 12, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    My favourite gadget under 50 would have to be the ?????
    http://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/product/B002QXM7JQ

    I bought it in Sapporo in May this year, and it’s the most used and least expensive gadget in my house! I have the pink one. :) It helps me keep the rice out of the sink, simple concept but great help!

    • Moni

      November 14, 2013 at 6:47 pm

      Now that looks super useful! I am so sick of scooping the rice out by hand and I’m pretty sure the Water Authority would prefer that I didn’t force the rice grains down :) Thanks Kelly!

  10. Gary Murray

    November 15, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    ha har very kool this would be kool as to try as a bloke cooking goodies I get laughed at some times but hey I am good at it :)

  11. Maria P

    November 17, 2013 at 6:21 am

    My salad spinner. We eat a lot of salads and it’s so easy to grab a handful of washed, crisp lettuce from my salad spinner, which I keep in the fridge

  12. Rachel

    November 17, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    I cannot live without my potato ricer, I love my mashed potato and tried everything under the sun to get perfect creamy mash, and had no success until I stumbled across this little beauty. Now we enjoy perfect creamy mash every time I make it, definitely worth the $10 it cost me :)

  13. sonia

    November 19, 2013 at 9:00 am

    A plastic half circle…used to slice pastry, lift pastry, even crush garlic when I’m running late..and I think it was just an offcut from somewhere.

  14. Michelle

    November 19, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Liked on Facebook. I have an egg flip that is very thin so it’s really easy to slide underneath pancakes, fried eggs etc. I thought I had lost it once and I was never been able to find another one like it. It originally cost me about $5 and I would be lost without it.

  15. Katrina Corbett

    November 20, 2013 at 7:12 am

    I love my parmesan grater. You pop the parmesan block in the gadget and wind away.

  16. Marie Prescott

    November 20, 2013 at 7:50 am

    A really good ‘ Knife Sharper ‘. My brother gave me mine about 6 yrs ago for a Christmas present, best kitchen present i ever got. I use mine all time, Nothing worse than having a blunt knife, even my husband can’t do without it.

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Gastromony literally means 'lead by the stomach' which seems pretty apt for a food blog but mostly it's a play on the word gastronomy and my nickname Moni. I like to call this blog an adventure in cooking and the Thermomix, or gastronomy by Moni :)

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