Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Hip, hip, HOORAY! For Horseradish!

 It's what makes the horseradish "hot" tasting.
Horseradish is also great for treating sinus infections or when used topically in a lotion or poultice it is great for inflammation or arthritis.
Such a wonderful little potent thing!

I was excited to get my hands on a couple of pounds to put by today.
After scouring the internet I found what I was looking for. I just wanted to preserve the horseradish, that way I can add it to whatever I like. 
Here's what I did.

Take your root and peel. The tough, woody exterior is a bit hard, so a sharp knife or a sturdy vegetable peeler would be your best bet for cutting off that outer layer.

I then decided that I probably needed to just use my grater blade on my food processor.
After seeing it in such long sections, I knew it really wasn't what I needed for this job. So I added my "S" blade and tried again. 
There... That's more like it. 
I'm going to tell you... I had to walk away from this a dozen or so times. It was SO powerful and strong. My eyes ran. My nose ran... It made me break out in a sweat! No lie!
Here's the measurements:
1 cup grated horseradish
1/2 cup white vinegar
1/4 tsp sea salt

Mix together, ladle into jars and process in hot water bath canner for 10 minutes. 
What a great thing to be able to have on hand. Perfect for your health as well as to spice up your next meal! Yum!
And keep a little aside with the peeling on and let it sprout for growing. That's my plan too!

1 comment:

  1. I love horseradish, and all it's wonderful uses for our body. Great story.