Wednesday, September 15, 2010

It's all about Nasturtiums


This weeks photo shoot around our home has been all about Nasturtiums. They have delightfully filled one of the gardens beds out the back. We planted seeds last year and they have really naturalised this year.









The botanical name: Tropaeolum majus
Origin: South America
Uses: Medicinal, Culinary

 
The leaves are edible and add good flavour to a BLT
The flowers are edible and add wonderful colour to a tossed salad.
The green seeds can be pickled and used as a substitute for capers.


Even enough to share with the caterpillars

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