Photo: Great grandparents at their farm in Blandinsville, IL, with five of their six children .. my grandpa was yet a twinkle in grandma's eye. Stable boy and governess also pictured. Hodges farm, circa 1903-4

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Fresh Horseradish

... is so delish!  Last week I made a trade with a neighbor for some horseradish root.  The root I received was beautiful ... if a dirt encrusted root could be pretty.  The specimen was quite a nice size and had enough to snap off a good sized root with plenty to spare and get replanted.  As a young child my grandparents served the pungent beauty with most Sunday meals ... no one ever 'made' me try it ... I just decided one day to eat some and have never regretted doing so. 

After cleaning the root, I peeled it with a veggie peeler and soaked it in ice water until I figured out what to do with it. It was then grated on a micro-plane grater and a I added a 1/2 tsp. rice vinegar and 1/2 tsp water, a tiny pinch of sugar and salt.  I CAN'T WAIT for tonight's BBQ'd steaks. 

How to prepare horseradish


Mr. H. said...

Now that sounds good, and I think a horseradish avocado sandwich sounds good too, really good.:)


I really like your blog (layout and content). Thank you for the link for clothesline. It gets so hot and dry here in Bakersfield, CA that the laundry is ready before I've finished hanging it all.


Ruth Trowbridge said...

I might have to go dig up a root myself today, this sounds so deelish - I too love it on beef but the avocado sandwich also sounds yummy. Hope you are not too sore from all your hard work yesterday, peace.