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Turkey with Horseradish Sauce; the Weekly Menu; be careful how you shop — 10 Comments

  1. You should plant your own horseradish patch – I gather it’s easy enough to grow and then you could have the sinus-cleaning strength whenever you want.

  2. Did I say this recipe looks delicious? lol Got to try that.
    Horseraddish is indeed sinus-cleaning!
    Thanks Katie!

  3. MC, glad you like it….
    Zoomie, I wonder if rabbits like horseradish?
    Hazel, dual purpose foods….
    Val, I was buying powder from Penzeys and bring it back – if you can picture traveling on planes with bags of white powder….
    Gattina, expats learn to embrace the substitution!

  4. Zoomie’s right!! Grow your own horseradish. It grows like a weed. And I don’t think that the rabbits ever nibbled at our horseradish when we were growing it here (not enough sun in our garden now that the trees have grown so tall). They were too busy eating all of our tulip greens.
    I don’t suppose there’s a Chinese market anywhere near you, is there, Katie? They usually have fresh horseradish root. You can plant a bit of it (just make sure that there is nodule on the part of the root you plant)
    I LOVE freshly grated horseradish held together with the tiniest bit of mayonnaise – to go with a grilled chop. And fresh horseradish grated into mashed potatoes is also really wonderful. Remind me to look in the vegetable stands for horseradish.

  5. Elizabeth, I’ve never seen it here raw, either. Chinese market? Near me? I don’t even have such outrageous things as health food or whole food markets near me. I can buy raw foods from the farmers though… But not horseradish. I wonder if I can grow it from seeds…
    I’m going in search of ‘anti-lapin’ something today. They have it for everything else but I suppose they want to eat the rabbits, not chase them away. We tried to talk the neighbor farmer into coming over and hunting them – he has enough of his own. I need a fox, that’s what I need.

  6. Gernot Katzer ) says that the French for horseradish is “Raifort, Cranson de Bretagne, Cran”. That “de Bretagne” looks promising. Perhaps there is a market in Bordeaux (you’re vaguely close to Bordeaux, I think?) that might sell food-like objects of Bretagne?
    I adore French cuisine; I do. But I do think it’s just a little strange that they absolutely refuse to embrace any other cuisine (except maybe a little North African and a little Vietnamese…).
    As for the rabbits ravaging your garden, do you think they know how to read? Maybe you could threaten them with signs indicating that you are in search of rabbits to go into your cooking pots. Maybe post a couple of recipes.
    I’m a bit surprised that they aren’t scared off by your dogs. I wonder if the chili powder on the ground whereever the rabbits are digging might work. This was our method for dealing with the feral cats in our neighbourhood. It worked pretty well. The other thing that worked for me was sticking twigs upright into the garden. But that wouldn’t be at all practical for you. Your garden is giant. On second thoughts, the chili powder method isn’t really practical for you either, is it? It has to be replaced every time it rains.
    Chickenwire… maybe chicken wire laid horizontally over the garden?

  7. Elizabeth, I’ve often thought intelligent critters would be nice. I could explain to spiders that if they stayed out of sight they could continue to live. Catnip is, supposedly, a deterrent and I went to the big garden store and found rabbit repellent, so between the two, and the dogs, I hope I’ll be okay. Once plants are above 6″ the bunnies leave them alone.

  8. Heh, you’re right about the sinus cleaning! The flavor of horseradish provides a good kick and cleaning to the taste buds. Breathing through the nose feels pretty fun once you get used to that spicy chill…