I'm one of those uncouth people who leaves their teabag in their mug while they drink their tea. I feel like I need to leave it in there for as long as possible to get all the tea goodness out of it as it's otherwise too weak. Until my Mum introduced me to this:
Now I can drink tea like a normal person!
I saw this Sistema microwave steamer on sale at Coles the other day and I thought why not. I had actually never heard of steaming veggies in the microwave til I went over to Tom's parents' place a few years ago for dinner and they had a plate of asparagus in the microwave.
This thing is brilliant! You place some water in the bottom of the red container then pop the basket into it and the veggies in. Lock the lid on, open the steam valve and chuck it in the microwave.
The carrots I steamed took 7 mins (a complete guess; unfortunately the pamphlet doesn't give you guidance on steaming times) and were perfect. I tipped out the excess water and it was so easy to clean.
Steamed carrots are my default side to Hungarian Goulash.
My dessert after goulash was salted caramel ice cream. You better believe it was every bit as amazingly delicious as it sounds. Years ago I had heard about this ice cream at Aldi and checked the freezer every single time I visited, to no avail. I was beginning to think it never existed and the universe was playing cruel tricks on me. Then........ ta da!
It is spectacularly smooth and such a treat.