Tuesday, June 23, 2009

a simple local meal

There was a break in the rain around lunch time today, so we decided to grill some kielbasa that we got last week from Popper's Sausage Kitchen, and we paired it with a nice simple salad made from what was left of our CSA share. Very tasty - and all local except for the horseradish, (which is from Michigan). I'd love to grow our own horseradish next year - any thoughts from folks who've tried growing your own would be much appreciated!

4 comments:

Kristin said...

Mmmm...fresh Kielbasa, makes you wonder how Hillshire Farms stays in business! I've never grown horseradish, but it grew in the garden we had when I was little. From what I remember it is more like a weed, so it is not hard to grow at all, but the flavor is incredibly intense! Maybe a small seed company like Fedco or High Mowing might carry a growing kit?

livinginalocalzone said...

I've never grown horseradish, but then I've never really eaten it either (blush). What does it taste like/ When it is so fresh, as yours was, the simplest meal is amazing.

Colleen said...

Kristin - Definitely a world apart from the kielbasa available in the stores, that's for sure! And thanks - I'll check High Mowing and Fedco, and see what they have. I know my great-grandfather grew horseradish - my grandmother always told stories about grinding it by hand, and how it made onions look like nothing! But that's as far as she ever said - nothing about the actual growing of it. Will be fun to figure it out!

livinginalocalzone - Horseradish is spicy and fabulous (grin) - other than that, it's hard for me to describe... I definitely know it's great on kielbasa, and I've even put it on burgers, to give them some "zing" - I remember that you're a vegetarian, and I imagine it could be great to add some spice to lots of different non-meat dishes too!

livinginalocalzone said...

Thanks for the info - I will be on the lookout - spicy is definitely a good thing :-)