Category Archives: Nasturtium

Ever thought of pickling Nasturtium seeds?

Nasturtium ~Tropaeolum
Cool season edible flower plant, nice & peppery.  Seeds from Spring, if left on soil will re-sprout in Fall ~ the way Mother Nature intended. Those that have fallen I leave alone, those that are visible and still green, on their stalks, I harvest to  pickle ~ I call my pickle  Nonya’s Capers, because I use them like capers.

Nasturtium seeds ~ brown for sowing & green for pickling.

Nasturtium seeds ~ brown for sowing & green for pickling.

And today, I am using my last bottle of Nonya’s Capers from last Spring.

Nonya's Capers ~ my style of pickling

Nonya’s Capers ~ my style of pickling using garlic, salt, rosemary & red wine vinegar.

I crush some to use in salad dressing, pizza sauce, pesto for pasta … just to add that little kick like mustard and horseradish.

As for the plant itself, I use the leaves and flowers in salads and sometimes even as a garnish for dry curry dishes.

Nasturtium Leaves ~ nice and green ~ yummy.

Nasturtium Leaves ~ nice and green ~ yummy.

 

 

 

 

Nice garnish to salads.

Nice garnish to salads.

 

More for the salad bowl.

More for the salad bowl.

Some of the different color Nasturtium as my Bee feeder.

Some of the different color Nasturtium as my Bee feeder.

Nasturtiums are not only visually beautiful they are superb ground and trellis covers and are good companions to bean & gourd vines, adding color & bringing the bees to help with pollination