Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Living off the Grid: Part 2

The dorkyness is taking over my body in the form of mustard making. As you may or may not recall, I begged for the D.I.Y Delicious cookbook for Christmas. Well Tyler made it happen and since then I have been dreaming of making my own ketchup, red wine vinegar, yogurt and such. I know, I know half of you think I'm weird but I bet the other half wants to come to my house for dinner!

I decided to start my journey by making mustard. Let me tell you, it's easy, cheap and oh so rewarding. But be warned, it's spicy!

Look-a-there, that's all you need.

1/2 cup alcohol (wine, beer, champagne, sherry...)
1/4 cup vinegar
1/2 mustard seeds (I used yellow, the brown is EVEN spicier!)
1 tbsp finely chopped aromatics (garlic, onion, or shallots)
1 tbsp sweetener (honey, agave nectar, maple syrup, or sugar)
1 tbsp herbs (optional)

Mix all ingredients except for the salt in a non reactive bowl (ceramic or pottery), cover and let soak in the refrigerator overnight.

In blender or food processor blend to desired consistency. Add salt to taste as you blend. Store in sealed jars in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.

If you decide to give it a go, let me know how you like it!!


  1. cool! I wish I had lots of uses for mustard because this sounds really fun. Got any ideas??

  2. oh girl! We did a mustard glazed pork tenderloin a few nights ago and it was delish! It's also great on sandwiches and with cheese and crackers.