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....


  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.

  2. How are the capers doing today?

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

  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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