Thursday, 7 June 2007

Things Ain't Cooking in my Kitchen...

Last night I wanted some mayonnaise to go with my dinner, but the jar in the fridge was nearly empty. No problem! We have plenty of eggs, so I decided to make home made mayonnaise, as I've done dozens of times before. But, for some reason it wouldn't thicken. It looked like mayonnaise, it tasted like mayonnaise, but it had the consistency of vinaigrette.

Today, we had some olive oil/balsamic vinegar left over that had been used for dipping ciabatta into. We also had some garlic. 'I'll put them in the food processor with a spoon of mustard and blend them into vinaigrette!' I thought.

But...

It looks like vinaigrette, it tastes like vinaigrette, but it has the consistency of mayonnaise...

Anybody know what the hell is going on?

4 comments:

Faerose said...

ooo you have my sympathies - *giggles* I’ve been cooking a new recipe nearly every day (ummm a mid year resolution?) and despite being a good cook some of the results have been …. Interesting.

glad it tasted good though :)

Lesley said...

Heehee! That's very funny! But don't ask me... I have no idea!

Reya Mellicker said...

I've tried making mayonaise many times and even though I'm a pretty good cook, it's always too drippy. So I feel your pain, as we Americans say. Funny post!

Also love the post about visitors. I love the anticipation, love having them in town, but always feel relieved when they leave, too. Nice to have down time between the visits, even for a Cancerian, yes?

Annelisa said...

lol! That's funny. I've never managed to make a decent mayonaise yet! :-)