Zesty Nasturtiums

Published in Healthy Options Magazine July 2009 Tucked away in my memory lies a happy scene which we probably all share: a patch of bright yellow and orange nasturtium flowers surrounded by their round dollar leaves. Squatting down you reach out and pick the long funnel off the back end of the flower and suck out the nectar, “Ummmm yummy,”…

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Living Nasturtium Capers

This recipe is adapted from Sandor Ellix Katz book Wild Fermentation.

  • 1 ½ c small (pick them when they are young and green) nasturtium seed pods
  • 2T sea salt
  • 1T whey drained from homemade yogurt
  • Spices such as black peppercorns, fennel, coriander, garlic or cloves.
  • Method
    Dissolve the salt in about 1 cup water. Fill a half liter jar with the seedpods and your choice of spices. Pour the brine over the nasturtiums and make sure it completely covers all the seedpods. Add the whey.

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Porch Corn 2008 III

Balcony garden bar overlooking Vancouver, BC. Coriander, tomatoes, chilli, calendula, passionflower, nasturtiums, basil, sage, green-beans and corn. This is the first year with the garden in this location, and the corn didn't do very well--not enough dirt for their roots, they did a good job, considering, but I didn't get much corn. Next time I will have to try miniature…

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Porch Corn 2008 II

Balcony garden bar overlooking Vancouver, BC. Coriander, tomatoes, chilli, calendula, passionflower, nasturtiums, basil, sage, green-beans and corn. This is the first year with the garden in this location. I have lot to learn about balcony gardening, so thank god for the Internet.

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