My family truly enjoys our homemade mustard. It’s very easy to make – I loosely follow the recipe below that I found several years back in Sunset Magazine. Rather than cognac, though, I use whiskey – we are Montana people! This is a basic recipe and easy to add your own touches. The recipe only makes only a cup and a half so I usually make four times the amount per batch.
"Not a day goes by that I don't still need to remind myself that my life is not just what's handed to me, nor is it my list of obligations, my accomplishments or failures, or what my family is up to, but rather it is what I choose, day in and day out, to make of it all. When I am able simply to be with things as they are, able to accept the day's challenges without judging, reaching, or wishing for something else, I feel as if I am receiving the privilege, coming a step closer to being myself. It's when I get lost in the day's details, or so caught up in worries about what might be, that I miss the beauty of what is."
- Katrina Kenison, The Gift of an Ordinary Day
Another 'kitchen hobby' of mine is homemade mustards.
Hands down favorite to make and dine with is a grainy, three seed mustard with whiskey.
I like to use my husband's small batch artisian 'Four Roses' whiskey out of Austin for its deeper oaky notes.
Stop by and we'll break bread, slather it with home-made mustard and have a great visit! Cheers!
I first explored recipes from an article in Sunset Magazine a few years back. It was a great introduction to this fun kitchen craft!
As a working artist/retired art educator, I've always lived the artful life. Let's share!