Wednesday, March 26, 2014


Mustard is basic condiment made from the whole seed spice, which can be purchased online or at any Indian Grocery. The Romans made prepared mustard condiment and introduced to England (and to America.) The French added other ingredients. Mustard adds turmeric added for yellow color (especially brown mustard) and flavor.

Basic ratio 1:1:1 mustard:vinegar:water.
Makes 1 cup, here half a small mason jar.

1/3 cup mustard seeds (yellow or brown, or both; brown is hotter)
1/3 cup white wine vinegar (cider vinegar)
1/3 cup dry white wine (or water)
1 tbsp maple syrup (sweet)
1 tsp turmeric (alot)
1/8 salt (try 1/8 tsp)

Combine in glass mason jar or stainless bowl, let stand overnight or 2-3 days.
Blend until smooth. Food processor makes coarser. Blender makes smoother.
Allow to continue to age 2-3 days after blending.
Keeps in refrigerator 2 weeks -  6 months.