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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

French Recipe ~

 Julia Child's Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe

Ingredients
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 T lemon juice (plus a bit extra set aside)
  • ½ t salt
  • ¼ t dry or prepared mustard
  • 1½ to 2¼ c of olive oil, salad oil or a mixture of each.
  • 2 T boiling water
  1. Add the egg yolks and beat with wire whisk for 1 to 2 minutes until they are thick and sticky.
  2. Add the lemon juice, salt and mustard. Beat for 30 seconds more.
  3. While putting in the eggs, drop by drop,do not stop beating until the sauce has thickened.
  4. Add the drops of oil with a teaspoon. Keep your eye on the oil rather than on the sauce. Stop pouring and continue beating every 10 seconds or so, to be sure the egg yolks are absorbing the oil.
  5. Once 1/3 to 1/2 cup of oil has been incorporated, the sauce will thicken into a heavy creme and the potential for curdling is over. You can rest a moment and then, beat in the remaining oil by 1 to 2 T drop, blending it thoroughly after each addition.
  6. When the sauce becomes too thick and stiff, beat in drops of  additional lemon juice to thin it out just a bit, then continue with the oil.
  7. Beat the boiling water into the sauce. This is will also prevent curdling. Season to taste.
  8. If the mayonnaise is not used immediately, scrape it into a storage container with cover and refrigerate.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

L'amour fait les plus grandes douceurs et les plus sensibles infortunes de la vie....
Love makes life's sweetest pleasures and worst misfortunes, from Choix de pensées de l'amour by Madeleine de Scudery
Heart Rock Series #1 photo by Denise Dion-Sullivan

Saturday, October 2, 2010

My French Find

Love this shop on Etsy ~Hybrid Handmade Jewelry by Cari-Jane Hakes. Cari is located on the West coast of France. According to her profile, it was when she was in training as an architect that she became inspired by the many architectural design elements which led her to design jewelry. Her lovely and unique handmade sterling silver jewelry can be viewed by clicking on the photo above!