Saturday, June 16, 2012

A Capers Caper

It so happens that I am solo this weekend, so I took the car in to get the tires rotated and brought the bike along.  There is a narrow gauge rail trail near the tire dealership which has a lot of geocaches on it (Yes, I'm one of those people) so I thought I'd do something productive while I waited.  I have never seen so much poison ivy in my life.  But I did also see milkweed plants with buds and I remembered seeing this recipe for milkweed bud capers.  Why not?

I grabbed 3 clusters of buds, tucked them in the pannier, and biked away.

Now that I'm home, I can start the process.  The first step is to brine the buds for 3 days:
Incidentally, I did find 7 geocaches before the car was ready.  One of them took me a very long time and involved a LOT of poison ivy.  I think I might have some on my ankle....

4 comments:

  1. I have never heard of milkweed bud capers. How interesting. I wish someone would explain what geocaching is. I keep hearing about it but don't know what it is.

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  2. How are the capers doing today?

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  3. Interesting post. How does it taste and what you'll make out of it?

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  4. Haven't tasted them yet. They are in the vinegar step. We generally only use capers on bagels with lox, but I supposed I could make a piccata. There aren't very many; I should have gotten more buds!

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