Make Your Own Mustard!

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Mmmm...I'm not much into condiments, but there's nothing I enjoy more with some homemade German pretzels than some tangy, grainy mustard!

That's why I've been so excited to find a way to make my own!  Besides being another make-it-myself healthy pantry staple, I think this version is tastier and thriftier than anything I can buy in the store.  

Warning: this is not just a plain old yellow mustard like you find on stadium hot dogs, but a pungent, country-style mustard that gets better with age.

What You Need:

1/4 cup mustard seeds (yellow, brown, or a mixture) - Love these and these
1 Tablespoon dry mustard (this deal would be great to split with a friend!)
3 Tablespoons vinegar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 peeled garlic clove

What You Do:

1.  Grind the seeds and dry mustard in a spice mill (find one here) or coffee grinder.(I used this)

2.  Stir this mixture together with 1/4 cup of water in a small bowl, then cover and let sit overnight.

3.  Blend this mixture and all the other ingredients together in a Ninja (get yours here) or food processor (like this) until smooth.  Add a bit more vinegar if you'd like a creamier consistency.

4.  Store in an up-cycled glass jar in the refrigerator. 

I honestly enjoyed this stuff right off the bat, but it is strong and you might want to give it at least a week of curing in the refrigerator before you dive into your own batch.  Try it and let me know what you think!  Leave a comment here or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

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