Today I didn’t get any crafts done 😕. I was way too busy in the kitchen, that and my current project is time consuming. I will try to update on that tomorrow!
Today I made a batch of “Never Again Blocked Sinuses ” Horse Radish! Boy was it potent smelling! 😭
Yesterday, a friend sent home some fresh horse radish with Chris and a little bouquet of flowers for me. Thank you Wanda!
Here are my flowers! Aren’t they beautiful!
Chris helped me plant one of the horse radish plants and I saved the rest to can.
I have to say that this horse radish was very pungent. I swear that I went through a half box of Kleenex and that my sinuses will never be blocked again lol. But I did it.
I ended up making 9 125ml jars of horse radish for our Christmas preserve baskets!
Below I will give you the steps I used if you too would like never again blocked sinuses lol!
Here is what the horse radish looked like after I chopped the leaves off.
I then washed;, peeled and washed them again. I was starting to feel the effects of how strong it is at this point.
Next I brought out my food processor and started to grate the horse radish. This is when my eyes started to burn and water and I had to keep taking breaks 😕. I ended up with just shy of 7 cups.
I put 1 3/4 cups of vinegar, 1 cup of sugar and 1 Tbsp. Salt in a big pot. I also started to boil the water in my big canning pot.
I brought the vinegar mixture to a full boil, making sure that the salt and sugar were fully disolved and then added the horse radish. ( I forgot to take a picture of the mixture in the pot. By that time my eyes were so red and runny and my head was pounding, I just wanted it done lol).
I brought the mixture back to a full boil and then ladled it into my little jars.
I processed them in the hot “bath” for 10 minutes and pulled them out to cool.
And now I have some nice sinus clearing horse radish for our baskets!
Horse Radish – Canned/Pickled
Preparation time : 30 minutes Cook Time : 20 minutes Servings : 9 – 125ml jars
- Fresh Horse Radish – the equivalent to 7 cups grated
- 1 3/4 Cups Vinegar
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 1 Tbsp. Salt
- Clean, sterilized 125ml canning jars
- Clean and peel horse radish.
- Grate prepared horse radish in food processor, or with cheese grater (I do not recommend )
- In a large pot, add vinegar, sugar and salt.
- Start boiling the water for the hot water bath.
- Cook over medium high heat until boiling.
- Once it’s come to a full boil, add the grated horse radish.
- Bring this mixture back to a full boil, stirring constantly.
- Remove from heat and start lading into your clean jars.
- Process in hot water bath for 10 minutes.
- Cool, wipe jars and label.