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!!