Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Pesach fresh & local!

Mmm, mmm, mmm... maror (horseradish for the seder) from my mother's backyard! This was grown from the top of a horseradish that she stuck in a plate of water. It grew roots and then she planted it in the backyard - in a half-barrel, because horseradish can be very invasive.

She dug the whole thing up, but believes there are probably some roots left in the ground that may grow new plants (like I say, it's so vigourous I'm afraid to plant it in my garden). Otherwise, I'm attempting to root one of the tops and maybe I'll grow it in a pot. The foliage is actually gorgeous: very upright and vigourous, though something ate away at hers last summer. I guess it's not spicy like the root.

P.S. Haven't tasted it yet, so I can't say whether it's a very hot one or not.

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