Until then I will share a few more recipes, as I am enjoying a great deal of herb cooking right now even if the garden growth has been slowed by the chilly temps and blustery rains. Also I did update the Seasonal Recipes page (see above) with recipes for summer burgers, just in in time for Memorial Day!
On the Seasonal Recipes page I did post a couple of sauces, but I did not include mustards in that list so I thought I would share a couple simple, make-your-own mustard recipes here:
|photo by Peggy Trowbridge Filippone|
Large Batch Herbed Mustard
This is a recipe I have experimented with for several years. I no longer remember where I first found it or adapted it from so I apologize for that. But there are many variations with this and you can experiment with the flavors and tastes depending on what you have around the garden.
Mix well until no lumps remain. Let stand overnight.
Stir again and add more vinegar if needed. Pour into smaller glass containers. To keep, refrigerate or water bath can.
Notes: Dill is always good with mustard, as is parsley and chervil. I have found that a combination of basil, parsley and chives measured generously with thyme, rosemary, sage added sparingly is a great combination. A ratio of 2 1/2 Tbls. parsley, 2 Tbls. basil, 2 Tbls. chives, 1/2 Tbls. thyme, 1/2 Tbls. sage, 1/2 Tbls. rosemary will give you a nice cup of herbs to make this recipe. Another variation is to make an herbed cider vinegar, something with a thyme base or onion base like chive blossoms is a perfect flavor to use. One time I used lemon basil vinegar and was very happy with the mustard which was perfect on sausages and chicken breasts.
This recipe makes about 1 cup or so and is a bit less time consuming as you can use a food processor. It is ready to eat in an hour but will taste better if you wait overnight. This is not really yellow like a mustard it is more red like a ketchup, so you can tell people it is a spiced up ketchup if they, like my husband, avoid mustard.
1 tsp. salt
4 Tbls. red wine vinegar
4 Tbls. dry red wine
1 Tbls. Worcestershire Sauce
1 Tbls. dried Basil
4 Tbls. tomato paste