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No nettles, no soup

It’s summer at last and lots of things are flourishing in our garden, so we’re enjoying raspberries, beans, potatoes, beetroot… but this year for no reason there are no nettles! 250 more words


Nettle Soup

I have never had nettle soup, but it is a recipe that you often find in traditional Irish cookery books.  During the Famine in the 1840’s, apparently many people collected nettles and made this soup to survive.   40 more words


Nettle Soup Minus the Sting

When I first attempted this recipe I stung myself twice. Once while picking and once while decorating. Note to everyone: NEVER use nettles to decorate a a plate, not matter how pretty and rustic they look. 690 more words


The Relaxed Forager

I’ve been on holiday. I went to the Wildheart Gathering, a very lovely little festival with lots of interesting workshops, wonderful food stalls, amazing bands and the hugely entertaining… 401 more words

Nettle Preservation Society

Tall nettles cover up, as they have done
These many springs, the rusty harrow, the plough
Long worn out, and the roller made of stone: 406 more words


Nettle soup

The weather to us humans doesn’t seem that summery, but despite the gale-force wind and torrential rain, here seems enough sunshine for plants to be flourishing and all looks very healthy, and very green… including these nettles! 334 more words



Yesterday I made nettle soup. Young nettle tops, a potato, onion, clove of garlic, some stock. Boil then simmer till cooked and whizz in the blender. 70 more words

Natural Dyeing