Friday, 31 December 2010

Out with the old!

We'll be seeing out the year with some old friends; Dark Star Hophead, Abigale Samphire and Hopdaemon Dominator. The start of 2011 should bring some offerings from Northamptonshire's Potbelly Brewery, along with Gadds', Old Dairy and Wantsum. Two things to remember about New Year's Eve:-
1 The Conqueror is only open lunchtime
2 Toots Hibbert, the Skafather, is on Jools Holland's Hootenanny tonight
Happy New Year everyone!


  1. Another mustard recipe....

    Lime Mustard with Coriander, from Mustards, Ketchups & Vinegars, by Carol W. Costenbader

    2 1/8 cups white mustard seeds, ground
    2 tbsp mustard powder
    1/2 cup water
    2/3 cup white wine vinegar
    1/4 cup honey
    1/4 cup sugar
    2 tsp salt
    2 tsp ground coriander seeds
    Grated zest (rind) of 1 lime
    2 1/4 tbsp lime juice

    In a bowl, combine the ground mustard seeds and mustard powder with the water. Allow to marinate for 3 hours. Transfer the mixture to a food processor, and gradually add the other ingredients except the lime juice when processing. Sample the mixture, adding enough of lime juice to make it smooth. Spoon into small sterilized jars. Cap the jars tightly, and label. Store in the refrigerator for several months. Yields 2 cups.

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