Cook Out Days: DIY Mustard and Mayo

DIY picnicHomemade condimentsAnnouncement: I built a fire pit in my backyard last night (with a lot of help from my boyfriend and my dad—thanks guys!). For me, this marks the beginning of summer cook out nights! I know it's still April, but can we at least start dreaming about grilled (veggie) burgers and s'mores? An excellent addition to any cook out night is fancy condiments. Here's a few quick recipes for making your own pesto mayo, mustard and spicy ketchup.MayoPesto Mayo, makes about 2 cups.

Needed: 3 egg yolks, 1 1/3 cup oil (I used some olive oil and some peanut oil), 1 tabelspoon white wine vinegar, a pinch of salt and 2 tablespoons pesto (store bought or your own).

Place two egg yolks in your mixer bowl and begin beating on low speed. Drizzle in oil slowly (this will take 8-12 minutes). I use a squeeze bottle to do this step. Whisk the remaining egg in a seperate bowl and then add to your (still going) mixer one spoonful at a time. It's quite a process, I know, but you need the mayo to emulsify as you blend. Once your mayo is thick stir in the vinegar, salt and pesto. Keep in a closed container in your refrigerator or up to 2 weeks. 

P.S. I tried a method using a food processor to make mayo this time, and it didn't work for me. But if you have a method you prefer go with it. This is just what I've found to work well for me—fool proof. 🙂MustardHomemade Mustard, makes about 1 cup. Recipe adapted from here

Needed: 6 tablespoons mustard seeds, 1/2 cup water, 1/3 cup white wine vinegar, spices (I used a generous pinch of garlic salt, pepper, cumin and sea salt), 1 tablespoon honey (optional).

Soak the seeds in a bowl with the water and vinegar overnight, covered in the refrigerator. Pour seeds and juices in a food processor, add spices and blend. Stir in honey. I left mine on th coarse side, you could keep blending if you prefer a smoother mustard.Spicy ketchupThis is not homemade ketchup but I'm excited to try out this recipe sometime soon. For this spicy ketchup I simply mixed together 1 cup of ketchup to 1 tablespoon sriracha. You can use any hot sauce you prefer and adjust to make this as spicy or mild as you and your loved ones like.How to make your own condimentsWhatever you are planning to cook up this summer enjoy this season with those you love! xo. emma

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  • first I can’t wait to try and make homemade mustard, that sounds so yummy. and I can’t believe you built your own firepit, that’s amazing! I’d love to see some pics of it

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  • This will definitely be happening this weekend! I love the idea of making your own special brand of ketchup and mayo! Thank you for sharing!

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  • Those look so good! I cannot wait for summer (or spring for that matter..). I live in Finland and it has been still snowing (which is not usual at this time of the year). Perhaps I have to make the burgers inside.

  • You guys don’t even need to buy anything anymore 😉 Just DIY everything!

  • yum!really looked good I’m a fan of sandwich… I might try this one at home!

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  • How did you build the firepit?? I have lots of bricks in my back garden, and would like to do something useful with them!!

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  • Les grandes lignes du meuble, l’imprimerie lourde, qui se révèle être conçu par Phoebe Philo, Polo Ralph lauren, série 2012 début des vacances de printemps. Lorsque l’industrie de l . a . function tout entier se révèle être rattrapage Polo Ralph lauren le variety de type minimaliste plaine, Phoebe Philo, mais tourner l . a . roue vers l’autre sens, elle en forme de fleurs imprimées l’élan d’une fille great. L . a . boucle de ceinture en métal à partir des “Trois Mousquetaires” et le tissu de couleurs mixtes, not paquet hôpital psychiatrique de program, l . a . couche de cellules gliales, pantalons à jambes larges en cuir, ceinture chaîne en métal… rafraîchissante.

    En outre, il convient de mentionner que, Polo Ralph lauren, any déclenché une circumstance de poignée de principal d’embrayage sac tendance cette saison semble annoncer not nouveau sac à dos tendance se révèle être diagonale! Tendance jamais Polo Ralph lauren.

  • Considering i was called ‘the mustard queen’ in grade school, i will def try this mustard!

  • Yummy! Great idea for some summer cookouts 🙂
    xo Heather
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  • Nom nom nom. That is all I have to say.Rx

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  • yum they sound so good, roll on British summer so we can try them 🙂

    Zoe
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  • This is so cute! They look yummy, I will be using veggie burgers for sure!

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    xo

  • Makes me wan’t to barbeque! 🙂

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  • This is the wrong blog post to look at when you’re at work, and starving, and can’t go for lunch for a while! 😉

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  • Oooooh the spicy ketchup sounds tempting. I’ll have to try that =)

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  • AH. Gourmet is all in the detail… and you, my dear, are helping us keep it fancy up in here! (Or out there by the pit.) :)!

  • mmm, these sound good, especially that mustard recipe. Oh how I wish we were allowed fire pits where I live! But at least we can bbq .. can’t wait.

    loulou

  • ooo awesome! i’ve had homemade ketchup before at a couple of local diners and its AMAZING! i can’t wait to make my own!

  • Looks delicious! It’s quite cold here in Madrid, but I’m already looking forward to BBQ!!!

    Best regards,
    Tania

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