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Monday, May 09, 2005

Nasturtium. Seed. Now.

What are you waiting for?

No. Seriously.

Why are you just sitting there?

Do you think those nasturtium pods will just pick themselves? Do you think they'll just "cure on the vine", waiting for your sweet little fingers to come along and pluck them?

Uh, NO!

If you don't keep the tradition of the "Poor Man's Capers" alive, who will? Martha? Oh yeah, sure, there will be a token mention, long after the part where she gripes about the wild greens harvested from the prison grounds, but then what? (By the way, my neighbor and good friend, Anita, called me tonight and read Martha's "letter" from the latest ish. Oh how we laughed and laughed!)

For the pickle, I'm going with a straight tarragon-vinegar and salt pickle, and then I'll let you know how it turned out. However, there are other methods.

This could be a good sandwich ingredient...eh?



Blogger molly said...

so where are they? just pick em? can't wait to see how they turn out.

9:31 PM  
Blogger Bacon Press said...


Without giving up my location, lets just say that besides growing all over the bay area (and SF), I see them growing on hillsides, often in the northern part of the city. But nasturtiums are really a weed, and you'll see them growing in empty lots everywhere.

I'll let you know how they turn out. I'm guessing they'll have a bite, being nasturtiums and all.


10:13 PM  
Blogger molly said...

dang, did your site just go all fancy or what?


yeah, i knew that you could eat nasturtiums and that capers were from a relative of the same, but I'd never seen those berries on any of them before.

12:44 PM  
Blogger Bacon Press said...

Um, fancy?

I don't know. I'm open to anything, if that's an acceptable reply. But something about the word "fancy" just sends shivers up and down my spine.

I like "fancy".

Besides, calling this blog fancy is really making a silk purse out of a sow's ear...which recently has proven to be possible.

By the way, don't be alarmed by my sudden change in "looks". My blog could be sung about by Frankie Valle in "Beauty School Dropout". Really I'm just settling down into my digs.


11:32 PM  

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