Yep, I can vouch for Brian's rhubarb patch, man oh man, it was enormous!!! And the manures that he feeds them, well, say no more, they love to feed!!! Brian asked me if I wanted some, eeks!!! Couldn't take any, I have more than enough at my place, that to take some, well, that just didn't make any sense, hee, hee. Brian has got a whole lotta good stuff goin' on at his place, barnyard critters of all sorts; and food from the ground, yeah!!!
OK, Dan, I am going to take your advice with the processing of the horse radish, gonna go and get some today and see if I can get it really hot!!! There is nothing more yummy than the taste of the fresh horse radish. Oh eeks, 7:00 A.M. and my mouth is watering for horseradish!!!
I read in my travels, that if you peel the horseradish under running cool water that the eye burnin', nose runnin' stuff is not so bad. I peel mine under cool water and haven't yet had to use a towel to wipe my nose or eyes, hee, hee.
I think that I must have been making a mistake when processing mine. I would process with oil and vinegar to get it emulsified. I am now thinking that oil is not even necessary. The vinegar I will add after it has been mashed up.
Rick, I bet that is right too, the wintertime cold probably does increase the heat.
Now I am wondering. If the root were dug, placed in the freezer for a bit, would it make that chemical change that would make it hot...gonna have to a little experimenting here this winter.
I can't wait to make the horseradish hot. My Sister is such a "hot" gal (well, actually, she is pretty hot too), but I meant that she loves hot stuff. She just can't seem to get things hot enough, so I have tried to rock her socks, but have not yet succeeded. Maybe this type of horseradish processing may get those socks rocked off, I can't wait to get her to try my "new and improved" recipe, hee, hee. Oh yes, gonna have some fun. Have a wonderful and most awesome day, great health. Cindi