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DIY HOMEMADE MAYONNAISE

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Homemade mayonnaise is not only delicious in its own right, for serving, hard boiled eggs, fish, warm vegetables, and chicken, it also provides an admirable vehicle using chopped fresh herbs and garlic. It can be mixed with natural yoghurt or fresh cream to make a variety of different tempting sauces. You must not use extra virgin oil for making mayonnaise for it will be rich, heavy and cloying. I personally prefer to use a light olive oil: pale, fairly thin and almost lacking in flavor. You can also try a mixture of a good but not the very best [olive oil and light sunflower or nut oil. If desired, a couple spoonfuls of extra virgin oil may be added at the end, for added flavour.

HOMEMADE MAYONNAISE INGREDIENTS *2 egg yolks

*300ml light olive oil or olive oil and sunflower oil mixed in equal parts

*2 tablespoons white wine vinegar

*2 tablespoons lemon juice

*2 tablespoons extra virgin oil [optional]

METHOD

Place a large heavy bowl with a firm base on a damp piece of cloth on a wooden surface so it will not slip. Have the oil [s] in a jug, and the vinegar and lemon juice to hand. Place the egg yolks in a bowl, add the salt and beat for a little with a wooden spoon. Now using an electric hand beater, or a balloon whisk, start to add the oil very slowly indeed, almost literally drop by drop to begin with, and beat without cease until an emulsion is formed. Continue to add the oil slowly, beating constantly until about half has been used then you may start to add it more quickly in a thin stream, stopping every now and then until it has been absorbed. If the mixture becomes too thick, thin it with half the vinegar or lemon juice. When all the oil has been used and lemon juice, add the remaining vinegar and lemon juice, also slowly then taste, adding the extra virgin oil if desired!!!

 

PLEASE NOTE

  • The mayonnaise may be stored in the refrigerator, covered with foil for 3 days and this can make 4 to 6 serving which is about 325ml.

CHEF’S TIP

* If making mayonnaise for the first time, it may be helpful to use a large spoon, holding only a little oil at the very beginning of the process, letting the oil drip at the end of the spoon into the egg yo

 

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Micasa, Han C light up Mascom Live Sessions

Tshepo Kehemile

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In what can be described as two sets of ‘electrifying’ performances, South Africa-based house music group Micasa and the local talented lad Hanceford Magapatona popularly known as Han-C put up massive performances that kept revellers on their on their feet at Botswana Craft this past Friday.

Initially, this year’s Mascom Live Sessions entailed Micasa who are actually among the favourites in the local music circles, the local musician who have been strides off late Han-C and local Deejay (DJ) Robin Chivazve affectionately known as Robbie Rob to come and entertain the crowd that graced the occasions.

Han-C kick-started the show with a couple of songs from his previous album such as Sedi laka, Changes just to mention a few and the crowd relished the epic enactments just before the introduction Micasa. The local artiste concluded by singing the adored song dubbed Tladi mothwana (Rejection) and it was just marvellous.

As the night went on, Micasa’s turn to get on stage to astound the crowd arrived, and they did not disappoint as well. The group performed a variety of songs from their previous album that had the crowd singing along with the lead vocalist J’Something who was incredible on the night, noted that the link with the audience was just unbelievable. “Impressed with the crowd, loves Botswana and always enjoys performing in Botswana. Batswana like music and this is one of the best performances we have ever had here,” he said.

DJ Robbie Rob concluded the show with impressive ‘house music mix’ on the decks. The revellers danced away and seemed disappointed when the show came to an end.

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Moonga.K drops debut album

Irene Shone

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Moonga Kapambwe who goes by the stage name Moonga.K has finally released his first album, which was launched in style this past Sunday at Gaborone Club.

The former My African Dream 2009 winner has indeed come back with a bang with that mature voice and pleasant music to the ear. He still carries that energy that leaves a lot eating from the palms of their own hands. His new album, ‘Wild Solace’ which is an Alternative Soul genre astonished the audience as they all appreciated his talent.

The endowed artiste says that he has dubbed his genre Alternative Soul because of the variety of genres that it encompasses. “The album has blended different genres of music including; Afro blues, Jazz, rock, soul, RnB and a bit of Gospel,” he said.

His album, Wild Solace is a motivational album that is aimed at enlightening people that even if one goes through pain at some point in life, they would always overcome it and regain peace once again. The courageous young artiste says that the Judge’s Choice Award that he got from My African Dream in 2009 would always humble him, as it has definitely opened doors for him in his music career through exposure. He explained that he now lives by the slogan ‘Keeping the dream alive’.

This, he explains that he has now come to conquer because he is already hosting his own concerts and events, which is something that he has always wanted. He also prides himself in the fact that he has written all his songs. “I am very proud of this album, and to be precise, the people I have worked with. The album simply describes the state of mind I was at as I wrote all the songs,” he said.

The live performance went explicitly well with the audience cheering and singing along to songs from the album. Some of Moonga.K’s title songs from the 10-track album include; Let go, Walking Emoji, Fink’s wave and Incandescent. His mother, Moono Kapambwe expressed gratitude towards the people of Botswana, saying that they have always been supportive to his son and he is humbled by the fact that Moonga.K has become such a responsible young man who is not distracted and takes his passion seriously.

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