Making mustard at home is not as hard as you think — in fact, with less than a half hour of actual work, you can have your own personally designed mustard. A�The hardest part is the waiting as you can’t dig in right away!
“All of us here in the OCTA office have dabbled in the fine art of mustard making at least once. A�There’s something therapeutic about embarking on trying to make something so ubiquitous from scratch. A�Sure, you could just buy a jar of mustard for 3 bucks — but it just snowed for the umpteenth time this winter and you need something fun to fill your Sunday morning. A�Besides, this is not about cost saving. A�It’s about feeding your sun starved soul. A�Take that old man winter!”
Recipe: Homemade Maple Mustard
No sweet tooth? Sub-in tarragon, rosemary or grated horseradish for the maple and you’ve got yourself a tangy treat ready for baseball season.
- 1/6 cup Canadian brown mustard seeds
- 1/6 cup Canadian yellow mustard seeds
- 1/3 cup Ontario apple cider vinegar
- 1/3 cup dry white Ontario wine (or beer!)
- 1 tablespoon Ontario maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
optional: for those who like their mustard ballpark yellow, you can add 1 teaspoon of ground turmeric to the mix.
- Crush the brown mustard seeds in a mortal and pestle.
- Combine all other ingredients, in a food processor and blend until smooth.
- Mix crushed mustard seeds with blended mixture. Add 2 to 4 tablespoons of water if the mustard is too thick.
- Jar and let stand for 2-3 days before using.Tip: Like a smooth mustard? Skip step one and pulse it all!
Storage: The mustard will keep for up to 6 months refrigerated, although it�s best if used within one month.
Preparation time: 10 minute(s)
Cooking time: 2-3 days
Number of servings (yield): 1 cup
About Taste Tested
From the farm to the table, it�s easy to be inspired by Ontario�s endless parade of edibles. WithA�?Taste Tested?, OCTA�s staff are sharing their freshest finds and dishing outA�their favourites of the season. A�Come discover what�s on our table � literally!