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?
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.
I love maximizing the produce from my garden, so I was thrilled to learn I could use not only nasturtium blossoms but the pods as well. Includes DIY instructions for pickling nasturtium pods---also known as 'California capers.'
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.