I like mayo- no sense in lying, but I like one particular brand. Since they are sponsoring me, I am not gonna name names. If you haven’t noticed mayonnaise is getting expensive. Hmmmm… now that I have learned how easy it is to make and how much better it tastes- I will never buy it again. Homemade mayonnaise done using the traditional French method is a long and tiring process. You need strong forearms for this, but do not be discouraged. Be sure to read all the directions before you start. Enjoy – The Homesteader’s Wife


  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp of table non-iodized salt
  • ½ tsp of dry mustard
  • 2 pinches of sugar
  • 2 tsp. of lemon juice
  • 1 Tbls. Of vinegar- (I like white wine vinegar)
  • 1 c. vegetable oil

In a large bowl, whisk egg, salt, dry mustard, and sugar until frothy and smooth. Add lemon juice and vinegar whisk well. Slowly begin adding oil in a slow stream while continuously whisking.  Now that you know how to do it the French way, Put everything in the blender (or your Kitchen Aid with the whisk attachment) except the oil and pulse a few times, remove the center lid and while the blender is on high, slowly add the oil. Keep blending until it looks like mayo. For variations add dill, fresh parsley, garlic, or your favorite herbs!