Thursday, 12 September 2013

Introducing... Eat Your Nasturtiums the DIY Zine

A while back I hand wrote a little book about Wild Garlic so I could play with the instant book format. I toyed with the idea of typing it up and giving it to a few more people but Wild Garlic was soon out of season and I never did.
Nasturtium Leaf Pakora

The idea of using this format to focus on one ingredient stuck in my mind though and while I was pickling their seed pods I started to write this little nasturtium book.

Inside there is advice about growing nasturtiums, using them in salads, and recipes for Nasturtium Leaf Pakora and Nasturtium Flower Jelly. Small, succinct and six pages long a copy can be yours for the low, low price of free.
Nasturtium Flower Jelly

All you need to do is download the PDF, print it out and fold it up. So choose the version you want.

This PDF is for people who use A4

This PDF is for people who use Letter

Then grab some scissors and get ready to fold

Step one is to fold it in half lengthwise

Open it up again

Fold in half widthways

Take the open edge and fold back to the folded edge. Turn over and repeat on the other side. You should be able to open your book like a fan at this point.

Next make your cut. You want to cut along the fold between the middle two sections. When you are done there should be a cut between the title page and the 'preserve your harvest page' and the 'first grow your nasturtium page' and the second page of the pakora recipe.

Stand your book up like this.

Find the Title Page (it's the one that says 'eat your Nasturtiums') and make sure it's at the front. Press down extra hard on all those folds.

So there you have it. If you do make up the book please let us know. Feel free to use the comments to ask for help with the printing and folding. We'll get back to you as soon as we can.

1 comment:

  1. Love this. I've missed out on nasturtiums this year and the last, can't wait to start growing again. I loved them simply in salads, the peppery flavour.