One of the best incentives for me to get housework finished, is finding a Book Depository parcel at the front door. It makes me hurry around finishing everything I had already started. Just before I get the last thing done, the kettle is turned on, a cuppa is put on to brew and I look around for the nicest/quietest spot to open the package. With cuppa in hand and a sunny spot located, the envelope is opened.
Late last week I went through this ritual and was so happy that Homemade Pantry was inside. This is a fabulous book put together by the creator of Eating from the Ground Up. This is one of those books that wins you over before you even open the first page. The cover is gorgeous and felt wonderful in my hands.
In between sips, the pages were turned to tell a new story and share a new recipe.
One that really excited me was mustard. This is something I had never thought to make but couldn't believe how simple the recipe sounded.
At the moment I have half a cup of yellow mustard seeds soaking ready to be made into the condiment tomorrow.
In the morning I will drain these and add them to 1/3 cup red wine vinegar, 2 cloves of crushed garlic, 2 teaspoons salt and 3 tablespoons honey. With 1/4 cup water, this will all be processed together.
I'll let you know how it goes.