Until now, I never...
Made Homemade Mustard


I’ve been reading the book Zero Waste Home by Bea Johnson and it has had quite an impact on me.  I believe completely in what she is doing, which is, as a family of four, producing virtually no garbage.  One of the many many ways she does this is to make things with what she has, instead of buying every little thing in a package – like condiments.  I try to do that as much as possible, but nowhere near to the level that she does.  I’ve always made my own mayonnaise, but I’ve never even thought about making mustard.  Until today.  Sadly I didn’t have exactly the ingredients in her recipe (I didn’t have the right kind of vinegar) but I went for it anyway.  And it was super easy.  I’m not sure if I love it or not, it kind of tastes like a less spicey version of the mustard that’s on the tables at Chinese restaurants, and is a little sweet, but we’ll see how it tastes once I pair it with something.  I’d post the recipe here, but I got the book from the library and have already returned it, and the recipe she has on her blog isn’t the same one as in the book.  But here’s a link to the recipe on her blog if you’re interested.  And check out the book.  It’s really inspiring.