Sometimes I just want to eat mayonnaise. Not just any mayonnaise — I like regular mayo well enough, as an accompaniment to a sandwich, or a seafood cocktail — but this mayo from the Ojai Cook — called Lemonaise — is so good that I want to eat it on its own. Ok, I confess — I did eat it on its own. Tonight, in fact. Off a knife. In front of my kids. I put it out as an accompaniment to a poached salmon, but really, it was all about the Lemonaise. It’s similar to the mayo you get in France — and I think just as good as the mayo my mother-in-law, who used to run a cooking school in France (Why does that have such a nice ring to it? Better than, for instance, “…run a cooking school in Germany?”). Anyway, it’s tangy, it’s creamy, and it’s got mustard seeds in it. It’s sooo good. It’s so good that you’ll see the link I have it going to on this page has it sold out. And one of the reviewers says the only thing she doesn’t like about it is that she has to have it shipped.

One of the benefits of living in California is that I can actually find it at my local grocery store (Henry’s Marketplace — I love that place so much it makes me want to cry). I hoard it too — I always make sure I have at least two spare, because once I really wanted some and they were (gasp) out of stock.

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