Today is my in the kitchen day. I have started the mustard, brewing some homebrew (that is a gift to Bill and me - not for others :) ) and I'm trying out my new sourdough starter than my cousin gave me yesterday. I love homemade gifts! I killed my last starter (note to self: use and feed it weekly!). I vow to not kill this one.
My brew is a Vienna Lager. I am a novice brewer so I mostly use kits - I was surprised to see that this kit contained corn sugar. I've only tried one non-kit and it was pretty hop-py. It was good. I've been brewing for about two years - it is enjoyable, tasty and more reasonable to purchasing good microbrews.
In this photo, you can see my wooden bread bowl on the right, the homebrew boiling on the stove.
My supervisors. Gracie (black) and Georgie (white tabby also female).
Mustard! I've never tried this, but I'm making two kinds: Apple Cider and Dijon. The one on the left is Dijon.
Here is the Apple Cider Mustard recipe: (I'll post the dijon in a day or so).
Apple Cider Mustard
2/3 C Yellow mustard seeds
1/2 C Brown mustard seeds
1 C apple cider vinegar
1/2 C hard apple cider (or apple cider)
2 t brown sugar
2 t salt
Combine seeds, vinegar and cider in a glass jar. Seed out at room temperature for 48 hours. Add remaining ingredients, pour into a food processor and blend and mix until creamy, about 5 mins. Add more liquid (2 vinegar: 1 cider) if needed. Requires 2 -4 weeks aging.
Good on pork, sandwiches or with pretzels.
How easy is that?!? I get my bulk spices (mustard seeds, etc.) from my food coop via Frontier. Even if you have to pay their retail prices - it is worth it because they are a great company and they have really fresh products.