Nasturtiums are a lovely edible flower that adds a spicy punch to any recipe. Nasturtium’s are a member of the watercress family. According to wikipedia, the word nasturtium derives from the Latin, “nasus tortus,” meaning twisted nose, so named for its peppery taste and sinus clearing capability.
Nasturtiums are fast and easy to grow from seeds. They are hardy and can tolerate neglect and make a nice companion plant for your garden. The flowers add an attractive edible bloom to any recipe and the leaves, best harvested when young make a spicy addition to a fresh, summer salad.
This summer, I was perusing the recipes on Karen Grieves site, Larder Love http://larderlove.com/, one of my favorite food blogs and found a recipe for Nasturtium Hot Sauce. Well, as you can imagine, I was all over that and thought I would share this incredibly easy and nifty recipe with you.
Nasturtium Hot Sauce
A decorative bottle with a stopper makes a great gift.
So, spice up your recipes with this versatile flower. Its easy and fun!
Enjoy and have a Bee-rific Day!