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kano wrote

Yesterday I made 4-5 litres of pesto from nasturtium. I also helped my housemate make a script to download youtube vidoes and extract a transcript from the audio. Probably will go dumpstering tonight, I just hope it stops snowing by then.

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kano wrote

To spread on bread, and for noodles with sauce. Or whatever any of my housemates want to use it for. I froze most of it, for random times when no one wants to cook, then we can just defrost some and have easy pasta with sauce.

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kano wrote

I would just use it as the sauce I meant. I put walnuts which I toasted in a pan. I've had walnut nasturtium pesto before and I think its pretty good. I also put lots of olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper and yeast flakes.

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monday wrote

Hey, didn't know that you could eat those. We have them at our community garden growing like hell

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kano wrote (edited )

It depends, in English there are two plant genera called nasturtium. I mean this one, genus tropaeolum. You can definitely eat the stems leaves and flowers. I don't know if the species in my garden has edible roots, but some species you can also eat the roots. The stems flowers and leaves are spicy like mustard or wasabi. That being said I'm pretty sure you can eat the plants in the genus nasturtium too.

They grow very well in our garden too. We have two extremely large plants, I couldn't harvest half of it.

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