Welcome to 2015! We’ve had a couple weeks now to recover from the holidays and we’re looking forward to a new year of possibilities. On a personal level we have goals that are probably the same as some of yours… drop a few pounds, eat healthy, spend more time with the people we love. As a company we are looking forward to adding new stores that carry our product, and to continuing to develop the friendships we’ve made online with folks like you. Thank you for your support of Boetje’s Mustard over the years! We promise to do our best to keep delivering consistently delicious mustard!
We know that you, our fans and loyal customers, have lots of creative ways to use Boetje’s mustard in your recipes. We invite you to share those recipes and pictures with us on our Facebook page, and in turn, we like to share them with all of you here.
This is an amazing fondue recipe sent to us by our Facebook friend Leslie P. She found a recipe on epicurious.com and adapted it, and we’ll share her adaption with you here.
Boetje’s Beer Cheese Fondue
1 cup/240 ml pilsner-style beer or American lager
1/2 lb Gruyère cheese, shredded
1/2 lb Emmentaler cheese, shredded (Raclette and Gouda are also good options)
1 tbsp cornstarch
2 tsp Boetje’s mustard
Dash of Worcestershire sauce
Pinch of paprika
Fine sea salt, such as fleur de sel or sel gris
Bring the beer to a boil over medium-high heat in a fondue pot or a medium heavy saucepan. Reduce the heat to medium-low so the beer is gently simmering.
Toss the cheese with the cornstarch in a medium bowl. Add the cheese mixture to the beer one large handful at a time, stirring the cheese in a figure-eight pattern until completely melted before adding more. Stir in the mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and paprika, and season with salt. Serve immediately.
Leslie also added a few personal notes & tips for using this recipe:
You can add more cornstarch if cheese is too runny. I have not had this issue. I suggest avoiding low calorie or light beers, as they may have too much water.
Serve with pretzel bread, apples, crudite, or even sausages and pickled veggies.
We love this recipe! Now it’s YOUR turn. What do you do with your Boetje’s and what is a new and creative way to bring the Old World flavor into your new world foods? Send us your recipes & tag us in your food photos on Facebook!
We have a fun new item to celebrate the authentic Quad Citian or simply a lover of our Old World stoneground mustard! Check out these adorable new ornaments perfect for your tree or as a stocking stuffer. The ornaments contain either our original recipe mustard or some genuine mustard seed. Only $5.99 for a single ornament or buy the pair for $9.99! These ornaments are only available from the store, so stop by or call today. We are usually in the office, located at 2736 12th Street in Rock Island, from 8am-4pm Monday through Friday. Reach us at 309.788.4352 or toll free 877.726.3853.
Try not to eat the Christmas ornaments, okay?
Whether your holiday feast includes multiple courses of turkey, cranberries, and stuffing, or you’re going to nod to the holiday with a turkey sandwich from a drive-thru, we wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving! We know that our company has thrived for all these years because of you, our customers and loyal fans. You buy our product, you take it to picnics, you introduce your family and friends to your favorite spicy stone ground mustard. And we are grateful to each of you for it! On this holiday dedicated to expressing thanks, we thank you!
Hard to believe that it’s already November! The holidays will be upon us faster than you can blink, so it’s time to get ready.
Stock up on Boetje’s for your Thanksgiving table and try some of the recipes from our recipe page to bring zing to your feast. If you have a true Boetje’s Believer in your bunch, consider gifting them a hat or hoodie, or one of our new long sleeved tees. If you are really adventurous (and have no small children or pets to knock down decorations,) tape some bubble wrap around a jar of Boetje’s and it will be a delicious addition to a Christmas stocking.
We know you get busy at this time of year, and so do we. So order soon to be sure you are ready for your Boetje themed holiday!
It’s harvest time and we have new gear just for you! Check out our new camouflage ball caps!
It’s tailgate party season and we have a couple great ways to spice up your menu. Try one of these delicious recipes and your friends will declare you King of the Grill!
1 cup Boetje’s Mustard
1/2 cup white balsamic vinegar
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 Tbs butter
1 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbs lemon juice
1 Tbs light molasses
1 tsp cayenne
salt & pepper to taste
Mix well and simmer over low to medium heat for 30 minutes. Brush on your chicken, burgers, or hotdogs for a delicious tangy BBQ!
Mix 2 Tbsp Boetje’s Mustard with 1 pound of ground meat. Shape into patties & get that grill going!
Every so often we get messages from our friends on Facebook, and this one we just had to share with you!
I’ve been a loyal Boetje’s fan for as long as I can remember, including having a case shipped to me for Christmas when I lived in Hawaii back in the mid 1990’s. The story goes that I was literally weaned off of my baby bottle 46 years ago with Boetje’s mustard, mixed in with my pureed carrots because my mom thought it was bland and tasteless, and she used Boetje’s with EVERYTHING…so to her it was a perfect match because she used to dip her carrot sticks in Boetje’s mustard. I must have loved it, because I refuse to eat any other kind of mustard, I even take you on vacation with me!
Thanks for sharing with us Craig! Your story gave us a great laugh and we’re proud to have been part of your family tradition!
If you haven’t tried it yet, head on over to Ichiban Sushi & Steakhouse in Davenport! Try out their seafood, steak, or hibachi grill, but whatever else you try, be sure to order their Boetje’s Sushi Roll. It’s an original creation of their own, unique and flavorful with the bite of Boetje’s wrapped into a tasty sushi roll.
Ichiban Sushi & Steakhouse is located at 3839 N Brady Street in Davenport and is open for lunch and dinner. Check out their full menu on their Facebook page here.
And thank you, Ichiban, for thinking up new and delicious ways for us all to enjoy Boetje’s!