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|There's a "wild mustard" around here that's the most remarkable weed, with bright yellow flowers like that. When we first moved in, it popped up all over the disturbed soil of our yard (and in nearby fields). I learned to recognize the plants when they were very small, because in their second year they formed astonishing taproots. I've dug main roots longer and wider than my forearm! And like horseradish, if you forget a piece of root, you'll see the plant again. I have no idea if either the plant or seed are safe to eat, although I did take an experimental lick of a pungent smelling piece of broken-off root -- it's very hot!
Anyway, that's the plant that came to mind when I saw your photo.
For anybody interested in making their own mustard, Penzey's Spices has dried yellow mustard (regular and hot) and crushed brown mustard, as well as both yellow and brown mustard seeds. https://www.penzeys.com/search/#?q=mustard
The real reason I clicked on this thread is that a friend sent me a box of mustards from The Mustard Museum in Wisconsin... I need mustard recipes! How about it, Divas? I don't use much mustard, even on sandwiches or hot dogs, so I'm not sure what to pair these with. I have 5 (!!) jars:
1. creamy yellow Dijon type
2. stone ground mustard, mostly yellow with some crushed brown seeds apparent
3."Sweet & Spicy Hot Mustard"
4."Dill Pickle Mustard"
5."Smoky Chipotle Mustard
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