A couple of weeks ago I went to Arkansas for the wedding of my dear friend Jennifer. Jennifer is part of the group of girls from college that I get together with every other year. So Jennifer's wedding was also a great excuse for all of us girls to get together. It was fun catching up and seeing spouses and children again (and meeting some for the first time). The wedding venue was gorgeous and the weather was perfect.
a couple of weeks ago i went to arkansas for a dear friend's wedding. since i was in arkansas i simply had to go visit my alma mater and spend time with friends there i hadn't seen in a while. lots had changed in the last fourteen years ... but it was fun to be back to see all the upgrades and reflect on the memories made there.
I have been making my own condiments since I am tired of reading their labels and seeing the amount of weird ingredients that are added to preserve etc. If you do end up finding some that only include the "basic" ingredients ... then it is rather expensive. To remedy these two problems I figured how hard could it be to make it myself ... and it has proven to be super easy. My husband loves mustard and I have in the recent years come to enjoy it as well. So recently, I set out to make some Dijon mustard and it tasted GREAT and was really easy to make.
6 Tbs mustard seeds (the dark seeds are more spicy than the lighter seeds)
1/2 cup mustard powder
2 tsp salt
3 Tbs white wine vinegar (or apple cider vinegar)
1/2 cup water
With a spice grinder roughly grind the mustard seeds. Choose your combination of mustard seeds based on how spicy you like it. We like things spicy in our household so I just used brown/black mustard seeds, but you can use white/yellow or a combination to find the right level of spice you prefer.
Mix the roughly ground mustard seeds, mustard powder, and salt together.
Then add the vinegar and water and stir together.
Finally, add the mustard to a glass jar and let it sit in the fridge overnight ... and voila you have mustard!