Week 1

[Posted by Ruth]

Just a quickie tonight.  Too hot for a lot of cooking and eating.  Made a salad w/ the mountain of lettuce and croutons from the last of the Wave Hill bread and topped it w/ chicken salad made from the leftover lemon chicken w/ garlic/basil mayonnaise topped w/ salted cashews and some shaved parmesan cheese.

Garlic Basil Mayonnaise
2 cloves garlic - crushed
1/2 tsp salt
2 egg yolks
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 small bunch basil, chopped
pepper to taste.

With a spoon or mortar and pestle, blend the garlic and salt into a paste.  Whisk in the egg yolks.  Begin whisking in the olive oil - just a drop at a time at first and then in thin, steady stream, whisking constantly until all the oil is emulsified in.  Stir in the chopped basil and pepper and refrigerate for an hour if possible for flavors to blend.

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