Monday, 3 November 2014
Harvest Monday: November 3, 2014 - Fresh Horseradish and Aged Cheddar Dip
Here is my weekly harvest report for Daphne's Dandelions Harvest Monday. It is a great way to learn from other gardeners and see what they have going on in their gardens each week.
I've been away from home quite a bit lately so not much time around the garden (or in the kitchen). But I suppose it was good timing as there hasn't been much to harvest anyway.
The brassicas are still on their way .. brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower. Hopefully the weather will hold out long enough to get something worthy of a meal (well, just a side dish would be nice!) although it was already below zero a few nights recently.
In the meantime, this week's harvest consists of a few horseradish roots (also a brassica) that I pulled out of the pot I grow it in. I grow it to keep around potatoes as it is supposed to keep the bugs away. But because it can be invasive, I grow only a small amount in a pot - its effectiveness as a deterrent for potato beetles is questionable to begin with and I suspect the small amount I have is not much use, but I have had no potato bugs the past couple of years.
After peeling the skinny little roots, it was grated then made into a veggie dip / cracker spread. Delicious!
1/2 cup cream cheese
3 Tbsp aged cheddar spread (I used Balderson 3 year aged spreadable cheddar)
1 1/2 tsp freshly grated horseradish
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp hot smoked paprika
Whip the cheese together then stir in remaining ingredients. Refrigerate a couple of hours then serve with veggies or crackers.