Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Honey Dew and Horseradish

ABC Wednesday
September 3rd, 2014

The letter is H
and the subject is Honey Dew and Horseradish

Such a contrast in taste - the honey dew so smooth, so sweet, so delicious -
 and the horseradish (to me, anyway) so challenging, so sharp, 
so satisfying to those who love it as the perfect condiment to roast beef!

Tewkesbury mustard, - favoured in the United Kingdom; a mixture of grated horseradish root and mustard.

In the United States Horseradish is combined with mayonaise, or with sour cream
 and served au jus with roast beef.

Common as well in Bloody Mary cocktails!!!!

In Japan Wasabi is now often made with Horseradish due to the scarcity of the Wasabi plant.

I find that there are 'Horseradish People' who love it with a passion,
 and 'Non-Horseradish people' who would just as soon pass it by and enjoy their roast beef
without its accompanying sharpness.  
The passionate people, however,  have a medical advantage as the Horseradish root 
contains great quantities of Vitamin C.......

On the other hand - who could not love the Honey Dew!!
The sweetest of all melons, 
with a hint of the taste of honey.  
Perfect as a dessert, sliced, or diced in a fruit salad.

 Or even in a Smoothie

1 1/2 cups of Honeydew
1 cup coconut milk
1 banana
1 tsp lemon juice
1 cup of ice

Blend until smooth and enjoy!

For more takes on the letter H visit here at ABC Wednesday, 
with thanks to Roger, Denise and all helpers.


Trubes said...

I love melon with grated fresh ginger on it and maybe a splash of Port at Christmas time, lovely light starter!
Horseradish with Roast Beef and English Mustard and big fat Yorkshire Puddings.... Yummy,

love Di..xx

ellen b. said...

A great contrast for the letter H, Hildred! We enjoy horseradish here. I'll have to check out that Tewkesbury mustard the next time I'm in England. Sounds real good.
Have a great week!

Reader Wil said...

All those dishes are very tempting, Hildred. You certainly know how to prepare delicious meals.
Have a lovely week.
Wil, ABCW Team.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I am one of those who love horseradish with my beef Hildred. I can't have one without the other - like I enjoy a bit of cheese with my apple pie. As we say over here - Apple pie without the cheese is like a kiss without a squeeze.

Roger Owen Green said...

Looks tasty, all.


orange said...

Your recipe sounds delish - will try it in the next heat wave!

Susan Moore said...

Honeydew horseradish - that would be yummy! Horseradish mixed with a little salsa is great with shrimp - next time I'll add some honeydew too and see what that tastes like.
You've made me very hungry and I'll dash off to get some dinner now :)

Lmkazmierczak said...

What two very opposite food items..loved how you tied them together♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/hole-on-hold/

Joy said...

I don't think you could have come up with two more contrasting flavours. Love melons but despite enjoying all things spicy the horseradish is the one thing I'm not keen on.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

I'm a fan of both Hildred. And I like the sound of your smoothie recipe!

Gattina said...

Your pictures are beautiful. Horseradish is not so my thing !

Cristina Pop said...

This sounds like an interesting combinations of ingredints!