Becoming self-sufficient goes far beyond living off the grid. There is the hope that by choosing more traditional, less modern methods we will be doing what is best for the environment and our own health.
So something small, such as a homemade condiment, carries benefits far beyond the superior flavor and knowledge of experience.
This weekend, I was excited to find a few sections of horseradish at the local supermarket. This popular American root carries many overlooked health benefits such as anti-inflammatory properties, a high fiber content, detoxification properties, and many anti-oxidants. How could I not bring some home to prepare some home-spun horseradish?!
The process is easy and the uses are plenty. Prepared horseradish can be used to make a creamier horseradish sauce, add some kick to your favorite cuts of meat, or to spice up your favorite winter stew.
- 1- 8 inch section horseradish root, peeled and cut into 2 inch chunks
- 1 t salt
- 2 T White Vinegar
- 1 T White Wine Vinegar
- 1 t water
- Combine the first two ingredients in a food processor.
- Process until finely shredded.
- Pack into a small canning jar.
- Combine the remaining 3 ingredients.
- Pour over the packed horseradish in the jar.
It seems to be common that people either love or hate horseradish. If you’re a lover of this condiment with a kick, what are your favorite ways to use horseradish?