Monday, July 23, 2012

Making Mustard

One of the best incentives for me to get housework finished, is finding a Book Depository parcel at the front door. It makes me hurry around finishing everything I had already started. Just before I get the last thing done, the kettle is turned on, a cuppa is put on to brew and I look around for the nicest/quietest spot to open the package. With cuppa in hand and a sunny spot located, the envelope is opened.

Late last week I went through this ritual and was so happy that Homemade Pantry was inside. This is a fabulous book put together by the creator of Eating from the Ground Up. This is one of those books that wins you over before you even open the first page. The cover is gorgeous and felt wonderful in my hands.

In between sips, the pages were turned to tell a new story and share a new recipe.

One that really excited me was mustard. This is something I had never thought to make but couldn't believe how simple the recipe sounded.

At the moment I have half a cup of yellow mustard seeds soaking ready to be made into the condiment tomorrow.

In the morning I will drain these and add them to 1/3 cup red wine vinegar, 2 cloves of crushed garlic, 2 teaspoons salt and 3 tablespoons honey. With 1/4 cup water, this will all be processed together.

I'll let you know how it goes.

Take care.


  1. This is a great concept for a book! I'll have to check it out. I've been making my own baking powder (and also SR flour) for a while now. It's so easy and tastes better. I love the idea of making mustard. Can't wait to hear how it tastes.

  2. I am really enjoying the book. There is a little story about Alana and her family for each recipe which is lovely.
    I haven't made my own baking powder but remember reading a recipe for it recently. I haven't bought SR flour since we got back from Berlin. As Germans don't cook with SR flour, I got into the habit of making my own as I needed. I wouldn't bother buy SR flour anymore, especially as I have the necessary ingredients in the cupboard.

  3. ohhh, sounds delicious. I'm a mustard lover so this certainly grabs my attention. Ps. I'm super impressed you manage to get through all of your housework before you rip open the package! I need some of your discipline. ;)

    1. You will notice that I only finish the jobs already started. Nothing new gets a look in until the book is perused cover-to-cover.


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