This morning I had a lovely surprise. I got back from the school run, to find a foraging friend of mine waiting for me with a bag full of wild horseradish tubers. She knew that I had been trying to find some growing in our locality, so when she and her husband spotted some while out driving, they kindly stopped, and dug some up for me.
First I chose some bits of root that still had shoots on, and looked likely candidates to grow, and planted them on the edge of our plot - hopefully they'll take, and naturalise there. We have a footpath running along that boundary, so if they do take, some other eagle-eyed foragers may benefit too.
To the mix I added a generous handful of Ground Ivy (it's not an Ivy, despite it's name - it's a member of the mint family), which has a wonderful, savoury smell, and is meant to make a fabulous rub for meat, and simply poured the vodka over the top. It'll sit in a dark place for a month or so, then we'll try it and decided whether to take the ingredients out, or leave them a little longer. I'm hoping to produce something with a little bit of a kick!