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Pickled Sow Thistle Bud Capers Healthy Fermented Foods and

Pickled Sow Thistle Bud Capers Healthy Fermented Foods and


Pickled Sow Thistle Bud "Capers". As sow thistles get a bit older, and start to flower, the leaves become tougher, more bitter and a tad fibrous.

Foraged Foodie: capers made from pickled sow thistle buds. Eat your invasive weeds!

An older sow thistle with buds

The Foraged Foodie: Pickled Sow Thistle Bud "Capers"

Each plant will yield numerous buds and spent flowers.

This plant was at the perfect stage - all buds. Use even the tiny ones at the base.

When pickled, they take on an olive green color. These are really good!

These are the fresh buds before fermentation

Prickly sow thistles in flower, with buds, too!

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Dandelion buds or the unopened flower buds are readily known as a wayside nibble. These bitter tasting and soft textured buds lend brilliant.

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Bud on the left. Spent flower on the right (discard).

The buds after fermentation

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A young sow thistle plant.

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... otherwise you will have mushy pickles. I find late morning to be the best time to get both flowers and buds that are in prime condition.

Texas Groundsel (Senecio ampullaceus) also has flower buds shaped like Sow Thistle but it's buds are yellow and its ray petals are fewer in number but wider ...

Caper buds (capers) before pickling

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This is the perfect plant for harvest, but I don't take the dark green, older leaves.

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Note how not only the shape, but also the color of the leaves change as the plant matures. It can start off a very light green but then as it matures it ...


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All of these are at a good stage for harvest.

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Note how not only the shape, but also the color of the leaves change as the plant matures. It can start off a very light green but then as it matures it ...

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When cooked, sow thistle is super versatile. I sometimes jokingly call it wild spinach, and use it in any recipe where you would use cooked spinach.

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Capers with caper flower on white, organic food background

Caper leaves in a jar before pickling.

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Here's some of them in various stages of growth, from smallest to largest.

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Foraged lacto-fermented caper leaves

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Young sow thistle plant. SowThistleSeedling


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a mason jar of dandelion jelly

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These dandelion egg noodles are easy to make and versatile. Add them to soups, casseroles, curries, or any dish that benefits from having noodles!

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Sow thistles have yellow flowers - very much like a dandelion. The one that bedevils my plot is definitely yellow flowered !

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I like them on salads, in mixed drinks, or with spreadable cheese on crackers. Basically, anyplace you might use a caper.

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We now know that coltsfoot flowers open before their leaves, giving rise to the old

Cleaned wild garlic ready for the kitchen.