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  1. Tina
    July 19, 2014 @ 8:13 pm

    Oh my goodness, I’ve never seen chokos used in a tart! So much lovely produce too – the lemon meringues look amazing. I am a little envious of your thermomix too 🙂

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    • Liz Connolly
      July 20, 2014 @ 1:30 pm

      Thanks Tina…. Yes I have been envious of peoples Thermomix’s for a while… So I decide to become a consultant! So worth it! I wish I had done it 3 years ago when I first saw it! 🙂
      The Choko Tart is delicious… I have made it three times now and just as delicious every time! Thanks for stopping by! Liz xx

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  2. InTolerant Chef
    July 17, 2014 @ 4:03 pm

    So many wonderful goodies indeed Liz! I grew up eating chokoes, but only savoury- I’ll definitly have to give your recipe a try 🙂

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    • Liz Connolly
      July 17, 2014 @ 4:52 pm

      Yes… do! I had only thought of choko’s as savoury until looking through Stephanie’s book, but it tastes wonderful! Liz x

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  3. Emma
    July 15, 2014 @ 6:07 am

    I am so jealous of your home grown pumpkins. Those lemon meringue pies – wow! I am new to IMK so my post is a little late. It is up now if you would like to read it. Emma.

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    • Liz Connolly
      July 15, 2014 @ 4:08 pm

      Great thanks Emma I will, Thanks for dropping by! Liz x

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  4. JJ - 84thand3rd
    July 11, 2014 @ 3:41 pm

    Lots of fun goodies this month, thanks for sharing 🙂 I’ve never had a choko but an ancient cookbook that belonged to my husband’s nan had all sorts of cut out recipes for them, love the sound of the pie!

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    • Liz Connolly
      July 11, 2014 @ 3:48 pm

      Thanks JJ. The pie was delicious, so much so I made it again for friends, but I didn’t tell them what it was until after they had finished, They were very surprised! Thank you for dropping by and leaving a comment! Liz x

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  5. Anne
    July 11, 2014 @ 3:12 am

    All that bright colour. Everything looks fabulous but my absolute favourite are the lemon meringue pies. I’ve never heard of chockos so will have to google them.

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    • Liz Connolly
      July 11, 2014 @ 6:49 am

      Thanks Anne, Choko’s grow wild in many parts of Australia. They don’t have a lot of flavour so take on any flavour that you put with them. Thanks for stopping by! Liz x

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  6. Emily
    July 10, 2014 @ 12:00 am

    Hi Liz! Wow I’m loving the produce! Chili jam, yum! I’ve eaten Chayote all my life and never thought to put it in a tart! I’ll have to give that a go. Thanks for the peek. 🙂

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    • Liz Connolly
      July 10, 2014 @ 12:11 am

      Thanks Emily, Yes it was a new one for me with the Choko (chayote)! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting! Liz x

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  7. Lisa | withafork
    July 9, 2014 @ 11:20 am

    The chilli jam looks amazing! I have a large collection of frozen chilli (I find it much friendlier to chop that way) but I think a batch of jam is called for from my next harvest. Thanks for the inspiration.

    I’d forgotten how much I love choko until I saw your post. I think I may have to grow them now. I do love things that are easy to grow!! Thank you for sharing 🙂

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    • Liz Connolly
      July 9, 2014 @ 12:06 pm

      Thanks Lisa! Yes I still have so many chillies and there is only so much Chilli Jam a girl can eat 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting! Liz x

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  8. Joanne T Ferguson
    July 8, 2014 @ 7:04 pm

    G’day! I am THE BIGGEST chilli fan and love your tart!
    BIG, BIG Thermomix fan as the recipes to me are like the never ending journey!
    Thanks for this month’s kitchen view too!
    Cheers! Joanne

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    • Liz Connolly
      July 8, 2014 @ 9:55 pm

      Thanks Joanne, Yes I am very new to the Thermomix world and I’m loving it! The Chilli Jam is a great recipe and really easy to make! Thanks for saying hello and leaving a comment! Liz x

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  9. Jennifer from Milk and Honey
    July 6, 2014 @ 12:25 am

    Choko tart sounds amazing. Love it. My favourite marmalade is Cumquat Marmalade. (I think I need a Thermomix as well as a Nutri-Bullet now) 🙂

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    • Liz Connolly
      July 6, 2014 @ 10:01 am

      I think you may be right Jennifer 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and reading! Liz x

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  10. Johanna GGG
    July 5, 2014 @ 10:38 pm

    You certainly do have a lot of great fresh produce – we had a lovely tomato chilli relish recently that seemed a nice way to use chillis but it probably uses less than chilli jam – I’d love to have a go at chilli jam – for my partner rather than for me. And the thermomix sounds like lots of fun – gorgeous lemon curd

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    • Liz Connolly
      July 5, 2014 @ 10:47 pm

      Thanks Johanna, I love my garden, almost as much as cooking 🙂 I have been enjoying getting to know the Thermomix and all its functions and benefits for me in the kitchen 🙂 The Chilli Jam can be made as hot or as mild as you like depending on what chillies you use and how many you put in! Maybe you could make a not so hot batch for you and a chilli hot batch for your partner? Thanks for stopping by and reading! Liz x

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  11. Sandra
    July 5, 2014 @ 9:42 pm

    Love what’s happening in your kitchen. We love cumquat marmalade, I make a batch every year from my small potted tree. I’ve never made SA’s recipe, perhaps I should give it a try. Those lemon meringue pies look fabulous, i’m drooling!

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    • Liz Connolly
      July 5, 2014 @ 10:32 pm

      Thanks Sandra… I’ve only ever made SA’s recipe so I don’t know any different 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed looking at the pies… I enjoyed eating a few 🙂 Thanks for dropping by! Liz x

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  12. sherry from sherryspickings
    July 5, 2014 @ 12:20 pm

    wow that choko tart doesnt look too bad:) i have bad memories of chokoes from student days when they grew in every one’s back yard so we used to eat them often-not having much money on our student incomes. the thermomix sounds a bit intimidating but you seem to have conquered it very well. great post.

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    • Liz Connolly
      July 5, 2014 @ 2:25 pm

      Thanks Sherry, I tart was delicious… I have those same feelings about two minute noodles, I still can’t eat them because of eating so many of them as a student! 🙂 The Thermomix is so easy to use not intimidating at all 🙂 Thanks for stopping by! Liz x

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  13. celia
    July 5, 2014 @ 9:48 am

    Liz, I remember you saying you only had a little kitchen, but you’d never know it with all the goodies that you produce in it! Your garden sounds super prductive! I’ve never been a huge fan of chokos, but LOVE the look of your lemon meringue pies! xx

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    • Liz Connolly
      July 5, 2014 @ 9:58 am

      Thanks Celia, yes it is small, but I do a lot of cooking especially because I don’t like to waste food 🙂 Thanks for stopping by! Liz x

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  14. Tandy | Lavender and Lime
    July 4, 2014 @ 11:22 pm

    Enjoy your thermomix and the abundance of produce from your garden. 🙂

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    • Liz Connolly
      July 5, 2014 @ 2:26 pm

      Thanks Tandy 🙂 I am and thanks for stopping by! Liz x

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  15. Veganopoulous
    July 4, 2014 @ 8:55 pm

    Great recipe for the chokos, my mum has had some in her fruit bowl for a while now and she has no idea what to do with them!

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    • Liz Connolly
      July 4, 2014 @ 9:54 pm

      I love Chokos especially roasted, but they are great sweet as well! I hope you enjoy! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and reading! Liz x

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  16. Stephanie - The Dessert Spoon
    July 4, 2014 @ 8:17 am

    I love the Cook’s Companion! I was given a copy for my birthday this year and I don’t know how I got by without it!

    The choko tart looks really interesting. I’ve been wanting to try them for a while and think this is the perfect recipe to start with. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Liz Connolly
      July 4, 2014 @ 8:43 am

      I have had it for years now and I can’t imagine my kitchen without The Cook’s Companion, make sure you try the cabbage soup this winter… its delicious and too easy! The Choko tart is so surprisingly delicious do try 🙂 In the Cooks Companion, it is a Pie, so the topping was a just a little something different by me 🙂 Thanks for reading! Liz x

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  17. Kim | a little lunch
    July 4, 2014 @ 1:54 am

    Liz, what a fascinating peek into your kitchen! I’ve never heard of chockos, but your tart looks fantastic! (And if they pass for apple… yes, don’t tell ’em!) I also love your chilli stash… don’t have much for suggestions other than make salsa – or eggs for breakfast (or lunch or dinner.) Chillis on anything are just fine with me!

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    • Liz Connolly
      July 4, 2014 @ 8:40 am

      Thanks Kim… I will try Chilli’s for breakfast, I’m just in a bit of overload at the moment! Choko’s are a really old fashioned vegetable and they are easy to grow… if you have a garden, just pop one in! Thanks for reading! Liz x

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  18. Fiona @TIFFINbitesized
    July 3, 2014 @ 2:44 pm

    Congrats on your Thermomix. I don’t have one but know many who do. It will make your jam and curd making a lot simpler I think. I love this post Liz as it is a reflection of the season and it’s bounty. Citrus, pumpkin, good old fasioned chokos and chilli. So many chillis… I know what you mean! Thanks for the tasty tour.

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    • Liz Connolly
      July 3, 2014 @ 9:55 pm

      The Thermomix is a funny thing… I honestly though I didn’t need one, but now I have it I can’t imagine my kitchen without it! Yes I love my garden, I just wish I had more time to spend in it, but it still produces for me! I think I’m on a winner with the Choko Tart… I have made it twice trying to use up the chokos 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by! Liz x

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  19. Kylie
    July 2, 2014 @ 9:10 pm

    Congrats on your new purchase- how exciting! I would love a thermomix. Its on my wish list! Your lemon meringues and curd look perfect! And soup very hearty and comforting! Looks like you are set for the winter and won’t have to venture out at all xxx

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    • Liz Connolly
      July 2, 2014 @ 9:18 pm

      Thanks Kylie! Yes my Thermomix is fantastic! I loved it so much I became a consultant… So now I’m teaching people about food as well! I’m in heaven! Thanks for dropping by! Liz x

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  20. Misky
    July 2, 2014 @ 8:56 pm

    I love the photo of your cumquats. Lovely!!

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  21. Francesca
    July 2, 2014 @ 8:01 pm

    Lemon tarts and meringue pies to die for!!

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    • Liz Connolly
      July 2, 2014 @ 8:08 pm

      I know… I don’t make them too often because I just eat them… I like them because they have a great balance of sweetness and tartness to them! Thanks for stopping by! Liz x

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  22. nancy@jamjnr
    July 2, 2014 @ 6:52 pm

    My friend has just bought a Thermomix and she raves on about it – so much so she’s now doing demos and cooking classes. Sounds like your Thermomix disaster turned out in the end 🙂
    I’ve never heard of chokos before but I think I recognise them in my wet market which just sounds wrong to me. I’ll have to buy them and find out.

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    • Liz Connolly
      July 2, 2014 @ 6:59 pm

      Yes do Nancy… they are a wonderful vegetable/fruit that have many functions! I too am demonstrating and will be holding cooking classes soon, its a bit like that with the Thermomix, they are wonderful! Thanks so much for reading! Liz x

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  23. Mandy - The Complete Book
    July 2, 2014 @ 6:47 pm

    You definitely have the tastiest IMK post this month Liz and I will have to investigate a Thermomix now. I haven’t made chilli sauce for the longest while and I have loads of peppadews taking up space in the freezer so thank you for the reminder.
    Have a super day.
    🙂 Mandy xo

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    • Liz Connolly
      July 2, 2014 @ 6:51 pm

      Thanks Mandy 🙂 If you have a good hot chilli sauce recipe, I would love it! Oh and The Thermomix is amazing.. I am biased as I have become a consultant! But I’m a big foodie and it sold me! Thanks so much for reading! Liz x

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  24. Hotly Spiced
    July 2, 2014 @ 2:52 pm

    Wonderful Liz. So much going on and I just love what you do with the cumquats and the chillies and the lemons. Your lemon meringue pies look so professional. I’ve not used a Thermomix but am thinking of going to a presentation when we return to Sydney xx

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    • Liz Connolly
      July 2, 2014 @ 4:30 pm

      Thanks Charlie! Once you have seen the Thermomix in action, you will want one! You will go away thinking about all the things you will make! The gluten free bread is amazing and it mills everything from scratch in under 10 seconds! Make sure that before the demonstration you tell the consultant that a family member has issues with gluten and they will make the bread before the demo for you to try! Thanks for reading 🙂 Liz x

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