Lines to a Nasturtium
flame-flower, day-torch, mauna loa,
i saw a daring bee, today, pause, and soar,
into your flaming heartAnne Spencer (1882 to 1975, Harlem Renaissance)
The zero waste in me was ecstatic that all parts of the plant are edible with a mild peppery flavor, they are incredibly delicious. I have been using the leaves and flowers in my salads and stir fry pretty regularly. Munching on them right off the plants even better.
Did you know that Nasturtiums have high levels of vitamin C and manganese, iron, flavonoids, and beta carotene. Just what we need to keep booting our immune system.
With an abundance of flowers, I decided to make a simple Nasturtium flower infused vinegar. All it takes is flowers and a good quality organic white vinegar. It is really as simple as that, use as many flowers as you like but a recommendation is below.
The flowers impart a beautiful color to the vinegar and its ready for use in a couple of weeks. You can strain and bottle it after it. I just keep a flower filled jar on my counter as I love the color it adds to my kitchen.
Nasturtium infused Vinegar