Sometimes we run out of some of our popular mustards. When that happens, they go “out of stock” on our web site. But do not despair. We strive to get them back as soon as possible. Here are a few that were recently “out of stock” but are now back in good supply:
We now have 5,916 different mustards from all over the world. Our extensive collection of antique mustard tins – more than 400 – continues to grow as the Curator cannot resist buying them when he finds new ones. Here is the latest, a fine piece from the Van Ogden Company of Chicago.
We know little about the company except that it was in business as late as 1945 when the Illinois Supreme Court found against it in an unemployment compensation case. Van Ogden, Inc. v Murphy, 390 Ill. 133, 60 N.E.2d 877 (1945). According to the court’s opinion, Van Ogden was in the business of selling cosmetics, extracts, spices, and more. However, Van Ogden didn’t think its salesmen were employees subject to the Illinois UC Law. Alas, no one escapes the reach of the Illinois UC Law.
Will you help the Museum in its quest to acquire all things mustard? Your generous donation makes this all possible.
True mustard lovers know that February 18, is even more special than that other February holiday with all the red hearts. Of course, it’s ELM FARM OLLIE DAY, celebrating the first flight in an airplane by a cow on that date in 1930.
Did you know that NASA honored Elm Farm Ollie’s historic flight in 2010, the seventieth anniversary, by putting a Guernsey, a Holstein, and a Jersey in a rocket ship and sending it into orbit? Yes, it was the “Herd Shot ‘Round the World.”
To celebrate, send your best bud a Bovine Beauties Gift Box (BVN33) featuring three mustards to honor three famous cows (Ollie, Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow, and the Cow That Jumped Over the Moon). Includes a cow spreader, an Elm Farm Ollie greeting card, and a CD recording of Madame Butterfat, the musical story of Elm Farm Ollie.
You won’t find this anywhere else. Not that we haven’t tried.
This Friday (December 30) is the Curator’s birthday and he is NOT 22 years old. But ever since seeing the movie “Casablanca”, 22 is his lucky number. He can never forget the roulette wheel scene in which Rick tells the poor Bulgarian lad to bet on the number 22 -– TWICE –- and he wins enough money for exit visas for him and his fiancée (watch the scene below).
There’s still time! Your Ace in the hole is a Mustard-of-the-Month membership. Three delicious mustards are expertly selected by yours truly. Of course, monthly is ideal, but if you’d prefer not quite so many mustards, choose our every-other-month or quarterly options. You can’t go wrong!
Also keep in mind, this is the perfect last-minute gift. It shows your impeccable taste in gifts for that special foodie in your life, and it is delivered via email — no worries about shipping and will-it or won’t-it arrive on time. Your other last-minute option is just as smart: a Mustard Museum Gift Card. These are redeemable online, sent via email (or mail), and they are good for two years from date of purchase. Perfect.
We’re open late every Thursday until Christmas! Our regular hours of 10am-5pm daily are extended to 7pm every Thursday to help you get those gourmet gift ideas from the Mustard Museum Gift Shop. Stop in when you can for the unique holiday gifts that will satisfy those foodlovers in your life. The best part? You can “Try Before You Buy” at our Tasting Bar… see you soon and Happy Holidays!
It’s not quite Thanksgiving yet, but it’s definitely a good idea to think ahead. Things get busy quickly, so get the mustards below in advance and keep this post in mind when you’re relaxing Friday afternoon. If you’re like us, you’ll have a fridge full of delicious leftovers. While you can just reheat and attempt to relive your Thanksgiving feast, you might want to instead try to reinvent those yummy leftovers.
Here are recipes for two great ways to turn turkey and other Thanksgiving staples into awesome reimagined post-turkey day meals…