No Weeding May 3

Hi Everyone,
No weeding on May 3rd since the Renaissance Fair is at the Park.  We will resume the following week.

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Now is a good time to eat your flowers- Nasturtium jelly and vinegar!

Nasturtium flowers make a most beautiful garden, but, you can also eat them.

We just learned that the most beautiful jelly is made from Nasturtiums

Here are two recipes.  Nasturtium-jelly1  Nasturtium-jelly-recipe 2

Our Escondido Neighbors United taste testers agree, adding a little dash of hot sauce is a good idea but it is great without it too.

We’ve also learned that you can add nasturtium flowers to vinegar and make nasturtium vinegar.  Nasturtium Vinegar recipe

Nasturtium Vinegar
1 ounce nasturtium flowers
White wine or champagne vinegar to cover, about 1 cup
Clean a bottle or 1 pint mason jar in the dishwasher and thoroughly dry. Gently place the blossoms into the bottle or jar and pour the vinegar over. Seal the bottle, then leave to infuse for at least a week.
The vinegar will keep for months.

Of course, you can also just add them directly to salads too.

Some of the most beautiful food you can make and eat!