Nasturtiums are one of the prettiest edible flowers to plant. And they will grow with wild abandon if you let them. The leaves are great to use to make a pesto. But for the nasturtium butter, you will use the flowers.
A month ago on Sky News there was an article about what it would cost to go to a wedding as a guest. The amount given was around the £1000 mark with a cost breakdown which included the wedding gift. Over and above that was accommodation, child care and travel costs as well as outfits for the day. I have often said that there are a lot of hidden costs when you receive a wedding invitation. In South Africa the women are invited to the Kitchen Tea, where a gift for the new kitchen will be expected. And it has become the norm for the guests to pay for themselves. This is the same for the stag do, and both could be a weekend away. Destination weddings are all the rage but even if the venue is close to home, you don’t want to drive.
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Too far and you will have to find somewhere overnight to stay. Plus the gift which will set you back anything from R1000 upwards. The last two weddings we have been invited to would have cost us over R10 000. And that is just to get there and back. Over and above this would be car hire, something not included in the Sky list of expenses. And frankly, that is just a lot of money for us to spend for one night! The economic crisis is certainly showing its face when we make these type of decisions, and both invites were declined. I would rather spend my money on a memorable present for the couple, than pay a lot just to be there. Thankfully, South Africans are not yet at the stage of American weddings where you are expected to pay to be a guest.
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- 45 g salted butter, softened
- 5 g nasturtium petals, cleaned
- black pepper to season (if using for a savoury dish)
- Place the butter and nasturtiums into a blender and blitz until the flowers are finely chopped
- Season with black pepper to taste if using the compound butter for a savoury dish
- Tip out onto a sheet of clingfilm and roll into a sausage shape
- Place into the fridge to firm up and use as needed
View the previous posts on June 22:
- 2022: Our Italian Legacy Of Love
- 2020: Merguez Sausages
- 2018: Curried Mince
- 2016: All Sorts Of Salads
- 2015: Pea And Ham Soup
- 2012: Chocolate Cake
- 2011: Burdock
- 2010: Double Chocolate Tart