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Friday 7th October

One very very exhausted M this morning. Ended up calling in to school as she really was beyond it. Stayed in PJs until after lunch! 110 more words


Nettle Soup

“He who is afraid of every nettle should not pee in the grass.”

The common Stinging Nettle, Urtica dioica, was for many generations an important traditional food in Ireland, providing a free and tasty ingredient for soups, purées and sauces in the spring.

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Stinging Nettle Soup - 18th Century Cooking Series by Jas. Townsend and Son

“How to make stinging nettle soup. Highly nutritious and historically accurate food for the reenactor in you.” -Jas. Townsend and Son.

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Nettle soup in May

Apparently eating nettles three times during the month of May purifies the blood and is good for rheumatism – good at preventing it in actual fact! 497 more words



Although April is green and lovely, for the people of the past, it was ironically the start of the ‘hungry gap’, when last winter’s stored roots were eaten and there was not much by way of fresh vegetables until June. 339 more words

Nettle Soup, April 2016

With Marlay on our doorstop, the first few weeks of April invariably involved a nettle picking trip when I was growing up. Rubber gloves would be donned, a plastic bag would be found (in my mind’s eye it was always a red and white striped bag), and we’d all troop off down to the park with my dad to watch him picking them. 281 more words