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DIY: Homemade Mustard And Marinated Olives

These two recipes would make excellent gifts for the foodie on your holiday gift list.

Make Your Own Mustard

Homemade Mustard

Photo: Chiot's Run (Flickr)

Put your personal touch on this recipe by adding herbs and spices of your choice.

Mustard

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup yellow mustard seeds
  • 1/4 cup black mustard seeds
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Cooking Directions

  1. Soak mustard seeds in the vinegar for one day. Crush seeds coarsely with mortar and pestle. Then transfer to a ceramic or glass bowl.
  2. Add honey slowly, stirring with a wooden spoon.
  3. Boil water and add to seed mixture. While hot, put water and seed mixture in sterilized jars.
  4. Let stand at room temperature for 2 weeks. It will keep in the refrigerator for 2 months.

Make Your Own Marinated Olives

jars of olives

Photo: Dan Shouse (Flickr)

Decorate the jars and they would make an excellent gift for the foodie on your holiday gift list.

Marinated Olives

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound whole green or black olives
  • 3 whole cloves garlic
  • zest of one lemon
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Cooking Directions

  1. Add all ingredients in large bowl and combine well.
  2. Pour mixture into a sterilized pint jar. Seal and decorate.

Clara Moore

Clara Moore is a chef from St. Louis finding her way in Seattle, one plate of food at a time. She lives in a cedar cabin in the woods and cooks at home a lot more now than ever before.

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