As many of you will know the kitchen and I are not the most perfect pairing. We rub along and we respect one another – kitchen appreciates that as a wife and mother, my time spent within her four walls is necessary, but at times trying (unlike the joy she must feel when Dan is masterfully maneuvering around her surfaces!). However, (what’s that phrase about a workman and his tools?) I’m thinking that with the right tools even I can be positively skillful in the kitchen – so to put that theory to the test… lets Bamix!
This handheld food processor has barely needed to change in the last 60 years and has been the choice of many professional chefs, so surely it will make a difference to my kitchen skills. The Bamix has the ability to liquidise, whisk, blend, chop and grind and when something can multitask to that level, I for one, am listening.
A sample of the Bamix Todays Special Value offer for the 5th of May was in my dressing room awaiting my return from Disneyland and as Toms 14th birthday is on the 4th May, I figured as I looked through the recipe book that I would test it out. The choice was mahoosive, but I had it on good authority from Charlie Brook that the Victoria Sponge was the way to go.
“It’s foolproof Claire” was ringing in my ears as I unpacked the Bamix at home, cleared the surfaces and found myself accompanied by two helpers, Maddie and Tom. Everyone wants to get in on the action in this house, I tell you!
Here’s our little (rather badly made) video.
I don’t think QVC’s camera operators are in any danger, I even chopped my beautiful girlies head out of shot (sorry Madds!) and here’s the end result…
Tom has four friends from school coming home with him for a birthday tea, a cinema visit and a sleep-over, so I’m thinking that it will be devoured in five minutes! So we made a cake to show you, but the other things this little baby can do are incredible, and what speed – it’s the fastest, most efficient wand mixer I’ve ever held and so as a gadget goes, it’s got a huge thumbs up.
Will it be a gadget relegated to the back of the cupboard? Oh no way! It has a stand and will be out and in use 24/7 – from food pureeing, soup blending, spice and coffee grinding, ice cream making just from skimmed milk (I kid you not), sauce making, oh and having the impressive SliceSY as part of our TSV means the Bamix becomes a food processor and can slice, grate and chop.
I’m exhausted just writing it but honestly, it’s the easiest and quickest little machine you could hope to own. So many people have owned their Bamix’s for years and years, how refreshing to be buying into something that will be in use in your kitchen for years to come.
Tom’s 14th birthday is only days away as I write, though as you read we probably will have had the celebratory weekend. He is 14 on the 4th and always has the Bank Holiday to enjoy even more birthday treats; friends for a sleepover, brunch with family, pizza with two other very special families and (sssssssh) Ollie Murs tickets for the day of his birthday! I am SO excited as he loves Ollie Murs and has his music blaring out of his room or my car at any given opportunity.
I bought them in December and haven’t let slip to Maddie and Joe as I’m worried they’ll find it too hard to keep it to themselves. We shall head to the O2 and eat together and then I am the chosen one to accompany Tom whilst Dan can see the latest Avengers movie with the other two. It’ll be a rowdy car of singing on our way home I’m guessing, that’s if Tom is still awake after all the excitement. I shall be sure to share some pictures with you in my next blog.
Now for the breakages part of this blog – my poor, poor, poor Mummy has only gone and done it again. In the words of her consultant and surgeon “You’ve made a very good job of that…” ‘That’ being her ankle which is broken in multiple places for the third time. She is being incredibly brave and is counting the days, hours, minutes until the most uncomfortably heavy, pink plaster cast is removed.
That said, it also hurts, really, really hurts and it’s after the plaster is taken off, of course, that there will be another huge challenge of recovering fully. Maddie was rather taken with Grannie’s wheelchair and spent all her visit maneuvering herself around the hall in it – if only Grannie were as adept! Mummy is being superbly looked after and loved by her wonderful man, but oh, if only she were nearer and the snake of the M25 wasn’t between us.
The chink of light at the end of her gloomy tunnel (she’s being remarkably stoic and as upbeat as she can be) is that my brother Neil is coming home from Australia for a couple of weeks and we can’t wait to see him. Now that’s a lovely thing for her to look forward to, isn’t it?
I shall be back super soon with Tom’s birthday update and progress of Mummy. I shall pass on any “get better quickly” wishes to her, though she does read my blogs too, so would see them herself.
Oh and please join in with our new Lunchtime Show – it’s just before 1pm each weekday. Dale and I loved ours last week and hopefully you will be joining me on Tuesday 5th. It’s fun, relaxed and chatty, with lovely interaction between our guests, who all get to play with and ask questions about each other’s products. There’s even a fun competition too, don’t you know? Now, I wonder which of my guests will be fighting for their turn with the Bamix? Will the Bamix make them masterful in the kitchen or will mayhem reign?
(I may just go and hang out in my kitchen – she and I have become better friends (thanks Bamix!))