“Capparis spinosa, the caper bush, is a perennial winter-deciduous species that bears rounded, fleshy leaves and large white to pinkish-white flowers. A caper is also the pickled bud of this plant. Caper bush is present in almost all the circum-Mediterranean countries and is included in the floristic composition of most of them but whether it is indigenous to this region is uncertain. Although the flora of the Mediterranean region has considerable endemism, the caper bush could have originated in the tropics, and later been naturalized to the Mediterranean basin. The plant is best known for the edible bud and fruit (caper berry) which are usually consumed pickled. Other species of Capparis are also picked along with C. spinosa for their buds or fruits.”
I can’t believe I have lived 38 1/2 years and just now am discovering the beauty of capers. I’m sure I’ve had them before in restaurants but I never really took the time to discover what they were. Recently, my friend Judith introduced me to this tasty little pickled bud when she put them on a salad that she made for me. Capers and feta on a salad are a match made in heaven! Salads have become exciting for me again. I made a chicken, feta and caper recipe for dinner last night and it was amazingly tasty. Capers rock!!
Apparently, capers might have originated in the Mediterranean Basin. This got me thinking. I wonder if Jesus ever ate capers. And, if he did, I wonder if he liked them too?
This got me thinking again. Capers have been accessible to me all my life. But, I am just now discovering their beauty and how yummy they are. I think about my relationship with Christ. It’s been accessible to me all my life. But, there’s a part of me that is just now discovering how beautiful this relationship is.
A couple scripture concepts came to mind as I was writing this.
God tells us that He will satisfy the hungry with good things. (Psalm 107:9)
God tells us He will satisfy our desires with good things. (Psalm 103:5)
God bids us to come and taste and see for ourselves that He is good. (Psalm 34:8)
This recent caper discovery reminds me that God’s goodness runs deep. I don’t want to spend any more time in my life missing out on the beauty of this goodness!