Bend The Light
No longer a newbie, moving up!
- Jun 8, 2010
- Reaction score
- Barnsley, Oop-Nooerth, UK
- Can others edit my Photos
- Photos OK to edit
This caught my eye...strange, eh?
This reminds me of something that happened to me a few years back.
I had read one winter that nasturtium plants have edible flowers that can be put in salads for both adornment and flavor. They are said to taste peppery with a bit of a zing. The following spring I popped a bunch of nasturtium seeds in a flower patch in front of my house, envisioning the multi-colored flowers in a nice summer salad!
A few months had passed and I was watering the flower patch late one afternoon as my wife drove up. I had not told her that the nasturtiums were edible and thought I'd play a trick on her. As she walked up the drive, I reached down, plucked a flower and brought it up to my mouth. She was shocked when I ate it!
I, in turn, was shocked at the flavor. It was peppery to say the least - in fact - it had an unexpected crunchiness and a lot of heat. When I reached down to get another, I made a horrifying discovery. Every single nasturtium flower had an earwig (the bug in your picture) burried in the middle.
So if anyone ever asks you what a nasturtium tastes like, tell them that they're crunchy and hot.