My girls did the EXACT same thing last Friday. They love it!
OH - We don't have milkweed, it looks like lots of fun though! :) I thought to share this with you, in the book I am currently reading 'wild fermentation', the author talks about making capers out of milkweed pods! We currently have some fermenting with the nasturtium flower pods! The link to the book preview is here; http://books.google.com.au/books?id=qCMmXAp237cC&printsec=frontcover&dq=wild+fermentation&hl=en&ei=htviTKzBJZGevgOxs-zpDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCcQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=falseThe milkweed caper recipe is page 53-54. Page 53 is not available on the google books preview, but the recipe is on page 54 which you can see. If you are into fermenting, I would highly recommend this book, it is AMAZING! The author is so inspiring and has such a warmth and humor in the way he writes. He says that the seedpods you would want are collected in the height of summer following the falling of the big flowers. Smaller pods are the best for this use. Love to all :) xxx
Omigoodness, I didn't know that recipe was in there! (Although, the Nasturtium buds sound even tastier to me!) There is a big biodynamic farm a couple of hours away from us where they are always holding workshops and gatherings...Sandor Katz (author of Wild Fermentation) was just there in October! I'd love to know how your nasturtium capers turn out :)
Will let you know. Daddy tasted one last night and said they were quite garlicy but still not 'ripe' :)