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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


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