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I got real sick of sitting at my desk doing readings, and it wasn’t long before I found myself thinking about food again. Story of my life. Then, I started thinking about making mayonnaise. I was craving some egg mayo that day but didn’t have any mayo, so why not make my own?

This was so easy to do, I’m never looking back at store-bought mayo again.

  1. In a DRY bowl with a whisk, beat a single egg yolk till it’s creamy and pale yellow.
  2. Then beat in a small amount of oil (any will do: vegetable, olive, rapeseed, go crazy experimenting) until the mixture starts resembling mayonnaise.
  3. At this point, you can add oil at a steady pace till you have the desired amount.
  4. Flavour and season with lemon juice/white vinegar, mustard, salt and white pepper powder. Dilute with drops of water if necessary.
  5. Bottle it up and eat potato salad and egg mayo non-stop till there’s no more. Then, repeat from step 1.

Pizza: Asparagi alla Parmigiana

Don’t be like me and leave it in the hot oven after it’s done, thinking it would ‘keep warm’ that way. It got way overdone.

Anyway, using this pizza dough recipe, this is what goes on top:

  • Thin slices of asparagus
  • Slices of white mushrooms
  • Shaved Parmesan
  • Lemon Mayonnaise*

*This can be bought off the shelf, but I prefer making my own. Squeeze lemon juice into some mayonnaise; enough so that there is a refreshing zest of lemon goodness but not so much so it becomes a sour mess. Top the pizza with this after it’s been baked, using a squeezey bottle. If you don’t have one, use a ziplock bag, with a small corner snipped off. Have a good time making lovely patterns. Have a better time eating this pizza.