The Cry of Fresh Homemade Horseradish Sauce

I love spicy food.  Wasabi, horseradish, jalapenos…the hotter the better.  If I’m cooking with peppers, onions, and garlic, no matter what I’m cooking, I usually end up throwing in a chopped up fresh jalapeno pepper…seeds and all.  I love the way hot food makes me cry…tears of joy.

Today I was in the produce section of the supermarket, and some horseradish roots caught my eye.  Now, I’m always looking for a good horseradish sauce…one without all the fructose corn syrup and other junk…just give me the real stuff any day.  So today I think, Heck, why not make my own?

I got home, got supper started, then went to work on the recipe on the little tag attached to the horseradish root.

1 lb. MELISSA’S HORSERADISH, peeled and cubed

1 cup distilled white vinegar

1 tsp. salt (I use celtic)

½ tsp. sugar (turbinado)

1 small turnip, peeled and cubed

I threw it into a small blender, but that didn’t go very well.  So I threw it into the Vitamix…breathing in the fumes and crying the whole time…and had heavenly fresh horseradish sauce in minutes.  I cried and cried.

Man, this stuff is good.

I was so intent on making the heavenly, hellacious sauce, my hubby had to set the table and put out everything we cooked…steak (yes, we’re carnivores), steamed cabbage, and baked potatoes…not the microwave kind…but the one-hour-baked-in-foil-in-the-oven kind, his white and mine sweet.  While he helped, I meticulously mixed a little of the fresh horseradish sauce into some sour cream, one tiny spoonful at a time, crying all the way.

Woo-hoo!  This stuff is good!  (Did I already say that?)

I remember the days when I couldn’t even stand the spicy, hot taste of pickled jalapenos.  Such a wimp was I!  But one winter a sinus infection changed everything.  I did a store-brand knockoff nasal spray, beyond the label warnings of three days only, and lost my sense of smell…for a year.

When you can’t smell, you can’t taste food, either.  I discovered there was a whole underworld subculture of people who had lost their sense of smell.  Web sites, blogs, forums, organizations…all with stories, but no answers…back then, anyway.

I eventually discovered a way to experience some kind of sensation while eating food.  Pain.  I started with dabbing a few pickled jalapenos on anything I ate, and worked my way up to obscene amounts of wasabi.  The more I cried, the happier I became.

After a year of smelling nothing, I gradually regained my sense of smell…and taste.  But I kept my love for spicy food…Indian, Thai…bring it on.

So now I’ve got a jar of amazing, tear-jerking fresh horseradish sauce in my fridge.  I can mix it with sour cream, mustard, ketchup, or even dare to use it straight, awash with happy tears.

I’ve got to find a way to grow this wondrous root in my garden…

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