Once it gets to this time of year it's time to dig up a few horseradish roots and prepare them for winter storage in the refrigerator. Here's the starting point:
and here's the end result:
In between you neet to scrub, trim and peel the roots and then blitz them in a blender or food processor. Tip the resulting granules into a jar, add a teaspoon of salt and then cover with vinegar. Keeps it the fridge for months.
When blitzing the root make sure you don't get overcome by the pungent fumes. They are guaranteed to produce tears. The essential oils are release through the grinding action (maceration). Don't be tempted to take a sniff. You have been warned!!!