Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
Dandelions. Homeowners despise them and although I’m not quite yet a homeowner I do believe I’ve found the solution that will raise the lovely dandie from green lawn perfectionist’s arch nemesis to a tasty value added condiment. Dandelion Capers!
DIY Capers! after the flowers have bloomed on the nasturtium plant the seeds (while still green) can be harvested and pickled for a quick and easy caper.
Salt curing my own capers and preparing caper leafs to be pickled
I made tea and capers from the hollyhock flower.
Nasturtiums taking over the garden? Brine and pickle the seed pods for some homemade "capers." Photo by Scott Davis; recipe at NPR's The Splendid Table.