Lemon Lime Aioli


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice (have more on hand to add if you want)
  • ½ tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • ½  teaspoon lemon/lime zest   (I still have the little bottles of essential oils Glenn gave me and use them very sparingly if I don’t have zest on hand – sparingly is the key word. They are potent.  Should last me years!  But I digress).
  • 2 teaspoon cold water
  • 1 teaspoon  mustard (Dijon)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • a shake or two of white pepper
  • 1 cup virgin cold pressed olive oil
  • Lots of garlic cloves, peeled and chopped


  • Blend the garlic, water and lime juice and zest to a smooth paste.
  • Remove from the blender.
  • Without cleaning the blender, add one egg and one egg yolk to the blender. Put the other egg white aside.
  • Process 30-45 seconds and with the machine still running, add the lemon juice, mustard, salt and pepper, then very slowly pour in the olive oil a drip at a time at first and increasing slightly until the mixture is the consistency of mayonnaise .
  • Add the garlic mixture and blend it in.
  • Taste and add more lemon or lime juice, mustard, or salt as necessary.

It keeps for weeks in a sealed jar.

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About Uisce úr

Though I am old with wandering Through hollow lands and hilly lands, I will find out where she has gone, And kiss her lips and take her hands; And walk among long dappled grass, And pluck till time and times are done, The silver apples of the moon, The golden apples of the sun.
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