Thermomix demo by Christine

I attended a fantastic demo of the Thermomix TM5 at The Belfast Cookery School by Christine (Belfast Met) Irwin.

The Thermomix machine model TM5 is a 12 appliance in one, high tech, modern gizmo/gadget for the 21st century kitchen. It’s easy to use and maintain (even has a washing mode) and is dishwater safe. It’s big and only needs a single plug!! It weighs, mixes, chops, heats, steams……it’s amazing!!! It will tell you how to cook your chosen dish step by step. There’s a handy LCD display which guides you step by step.

Christine made 5 delicious products for us to sample. Processing time varied from 2 seconds (lemonade) to 20 plus for the soup

First up was organic lemonade (3 lemons, sugar and water). This was very refreshing and too easy to make!! Then she did a wonderful dressed broccoli, Apple and pepper salad-a real delight especially for BBQ’s. Third was a most delectable fresh pesto which we had with fresh bread. Next was a really light and creamy sorbet…..with no cream. Lastly there was an amazing soup. This was made with lentils, stock, carrot, coriander and milk. It tasted very well and was lovely and smooth.

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    There are accessories that accompany the TM5 and a couple of fantastic cook books. Lots of top chefs are using it…….I want one for Christmas!!!!

Stormont hotel upgrade

TAKING BELFAST BY STORMStormont Hotel gets a major £1.15m upgrade


Belfast’s Stormont Hotel has unveiled the results of a £1.15m series of upgrades to its conference centre, hotel bar, foyer and external work which included new gates.


Jonathan Topping, General Manager, Stormont Hotel, said: “We strive to be the best in everything we do at the Stormont Hotel so it is extremely gratifying to see the investment and hard work over the last number of months come to fruition and the results are fantastic.”


The 21st century Confex Centre now offers delegates and conference bookers a number of modern, versatile and dedicated spaces in which to hold events, explained Jonathan. “The refurbished and upgraded Confex Centre has a separate entrance for delegates and when they enter they will enjoy a bright, airy and modern area with lots of space for delegates. A manned reception desk and a dedicated staff member will be there to answer any questions which may arise during a conference.”


The Confex Centre has nine Confex Rooms, with the option of opening partitions to allow for larger events as well as ample free car parking on site.


“Each conference room is equipped with integrated data projectors and motorised screens”, said Jonathan. “They also have LCD televisions offering crisp HD audio-visual, technology sockets which are integrated with the AV equipment, storage areas that conference organisers can use and a fridge with soft drinks and mineral water. Being at ground floor level it is also excellent for trade events such as clothing shows.


“It’s our business to take care of your business and with our experienced and dedicated staff we will do just that.”


For further information on the Confex Centre contact Eoin McGrath, Business Development Manager at Stormont Hotel via email, or call, 07594 642 795.