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My grandpa, as I have mentioned before, is the [cool]est man on the [face of the earth]; or at least in my own little world. He is on the [old]er side and for as long as I can remember he has been [retired]. What does he do to fill his long [workless] days other than eat, sleep and watch [TV]? Why, he works in his garden of course. My grandfather owns a nice plot of [rich] Ohio soil, and forever my grandfather has done something [agricultural] with it, even while he worked in the [Whirlpool|local factory].

Out of the many many things my grandpa grows, he grows [horseradish]. Horseradish is one of those things that you should [only] harvest in months whose names have an "R" in them. For example, [March 16, 2003|March]. He usually uses his [who are we kidding? It's all free time|free time] in the winter to process it for the coming months, but recently the ground has been [too frozen] to dig it up. I guess he wanted us to take some home so that we could enjoy the horseradish [goodness] instead of giving us a [jar] like he normally does. Maybe he wanted [help] digging it up, but whatever the circumstance the [me, my grandpa, and my mom|three of us] found ourselves [running amok|traipsing] out there one chilly March day in search of some [good] horseradish.

How many people have [dug up] their yards? How many people have ever been [nay, proded|encouraged] to dig up the yard? While we were digging for horseradish we were pulling up some [sod] too. Interestingly I went to put all the dirt back in [neatly] so that the grass would grow back, my grandpa [stopped] me, [THAT IS SO GREAT! I DONT WANT THE GRASS TO GROW!!!!!|"No don’t put it back in like that, I don’t want the grass to grow, I want the horseradish to grow instead".] I stood there and cracked up. How many people would [admonish] someone for [not] trying to kill the grass?


Grandpa's Horseradish [Recipie]

  • 1 cup horseradish (peeled and chunked)
  • 1 cup [water]

Grind the two in a blender until smooth.

  • Add [white vinegar] to taste (about ¼ cup)
  • You can also add a teaspoon of [brown sugar], not a good idea, but you can.

That’s it. Store in the [fridge], this stuff will last FOREVER.


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