How to Make Homemade Mayonnaise

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Mayonnaise is a staple in many Canadian households. Whether we're slathering it  on burgers, in sandwiches, stirring it  into deviled eggs, potato salads or using it as a dip for French fries, many of us can’t imagine life without it.
 
What is mayonnaise, anyway? Unlike salad dressing, which is usually more runny and sweet, mayo is an emulsion of oil, lemon juice, vinegar and seasonings whisked with egg yolk. Whisking makes the egg yolk, lemon juice and vinegar bind together. When you add the oil and whisk it thoroughly, the lecithin in the egg yolks is a fat emulsifier and will help produce a thick, creamy spread. If you don’t whisk it enough, the oil will not incorporate. The key, I found, it to be patient and possibly distract yourself with the television or something while you are whisking like crazy and your arm begins to ache. Also, since the eggs you will be using are not going to be cooked, use the freshest ones possible to avoid salmonella.
 
Commercial mayonnaises have stabilizers and preservatives in them, but you can by pass these ingredients by making your own. Reduced fat mayonnaises can contain cellulose gel and modified food starch so it may be an idea to just eat less mayonnaise, but enjoy the real thing. Besides, it’s so simple to make and has so much more flavor that soon when you need some you’ll just pull out the bowl and a whisk!

It's a lot easier than you think to just make your own.

Bacon and Dill Deviled Eggs

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Deviled eggs are popular in many countries all around the world, with each putting their own spin on things. From France to Hungary, Russia and the USA, you'll find deviled eggs on people's plates. In Canada they are most often eaten as an appetizer, or a snack. When my teenager saw these deviled eggs in the fridge, he about jumped for joy. "I'm going to eat ALL of these NOW," he declared. This version of deviled eggs take things away from the ho-hum with a bit of fresh dill and sprinkle of bacon on top. While this batch makes just a few for a snack, you can double or triple the recipe to make enough for a crowd.

Just hide them from your teenagers, as they may eat them all in one go!

Traditional deviled eggs get a fun twist with bacon and dill.

Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Fall calls for all things pumpkin, and these cookies are just the thing! Spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg, a subtle hint of pumpkin makes them moist and packs a bit of a nutrition punch as well. These are a hit in my household every fall and a great way to use up any leftover bits of pumpkin you may have hanging around in the cupboard. You can use all chocolate chips, swap them out for dried cranberries, or even try using a bit of both!

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Moist and chewy, these cookies spiced with nutmeg, cinnamon, and pumpkin are fall treat

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Supply management is a unique marketing system whereby farmers grow enough food to match consumer demands and industry needs. Supply management controls domestic production and imports.

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