Saturday, October 17, 2020

Poor mans capers

For ages I’ve wanted to try nasturtium capers 
Or as they are sometimes known as poor mans capers 
I found the smallest bottle I had 
And went out to pick me some nasturtium seeds 

I’ve only grown nasturtiums this year so I don’t have a huge amount of plants 
I kinda need them to self seed for next year so I only filled the jar half full 

Plus it hurts bending lol 

So I’ve made the vinegar recipe as per google search 
Very easy 
White whine vinegar 
Peppercorns slightly crushed 

Clean your seeds and pat dry 
Add the vinegar mix to a pan and bring to boil 

Add to jar of seeds 
Seal and leave for three months 

I filled it right up to the top
Added some baking paper to to help it seal and keep those seeds under the liquid 
And placed the lid as tight as I could 

It’s now in the fridge in the laundry 
And I’ll try to remember it in three months 

I’ll let you know how they taste 
I love trying new things 
Have you made poor mans capers?
If so. How did it go? 

We have only had one new corona case overnight 
Hopefully we will get a few more freedoms now 
We have been in lockdown for more than 100 days 
Apparently longer than anyone else
It feels longer than this year! 

Stay safe and well 
See ya 


  1. I toss nasturtiums in a salad, that's about it.

  2. My mum was obsessed with growing nasturtiums, but I never saw her eat them.

    I hope your lockdown ends soon.

  3. I'm like Poppy's mum lol. I love my nasturtiums. I'm watering the ground already where they come up so they take over a bit more of the garden this year before the clover tries to do the same. I think about pickling the seeds every year but have never done so. It will be interesting to see what they taste like... so please let us know!