This year, my herbal journey will be experimenting with mustard (s). I'm looking into different ones for greens as well as one for the seeds (there isn't one plant that is good for both, that I have found yet). In the past I have baked a honey mustard pretzel in the oven (store bought pretzel's with a mustard sauce baked on them).
This past Christmas,
our 19 year-old gifted Hubby with a basket full of goodies - nuts, crackers, mustards, etc. One mustard was a raspberry honey mustard. It was delicious. Of course this challenged me to make some myself.
I had to purchase organic raspberry jam, as I have zero here. I have wild black raspberry, but wanted red raspberry for this recipe.
The recipe uses 1/3 cup organic honey, 1/3 cup organic raspberry jam, 1/2 cup spicy brown mustard, 1 Tbsp. organic mustard seeds, and 1/2 teaspoon of homemade onion powder. This entire recipe is challenging me to move onto making something else from scratch (more on that later). Mix, and refrigerate. It made 1/2 pint and a little bit more.
I kept mine in the refrigerator, and my family loved it! I purchase a non-gmo pretzel at our local grocer (organic section) that works well with this dip. This would make a nice gift for next Christmas. As I tasted this, it would be amazing on a chicken wrap with a homemade tortilla, or salad too.
My "spring" cleaning, or otherwise known as "extreme" clean has resumed. My kids used my bedroom as the grand central for Christmas wrapping, so that has been cleaned up. Dust is everywhere, due to burning wood. Hubby swears it doesn't come from there, but with windows shut tight, I beg to differ. A box is already getting filled by the kids to donate to the thrift as well.
In between it all, I am trying desperately to restock my items (one color at a time) for Farmer's Market. I'm still iffy on if I will participate, but have zero stock for it.
Last night, our 16 year-old was inducted into the National Honor Society. Over the past years, they did this ceremony at a breakfast, but most parents could not attend. This year, it was at night, without a meal. I'm guessing so more parents could attend, but oddly it appeared less people there. Either way, she's the third kiddo to be a member. Gosh they are growing up.
The pups have been my alarm clock lately. It forces me to get busy and dump the ash pan, and put a log of the fire early. They go right back to sleep most mornings. Their shots are all complete now.