Herbal Momma's School of Domestic Arts
Herbal Momma, aka, Kristine Farley loves everything herbal, but has an infinity for all domestic and home arts.
This blog is a journal of family and domestic art activities that will be published in her forthcoming book,
Herbal Momma's School of Domestic Arts.

April 13, 2010

Nettles


Spring Nettles are so full of phyto-nutrients.  Last friday and Saturday I held Wildcrafting classes here at our home.  We had the opportunity to identify over 12 "wild" herbs and discuss their uses. What a blessing that after a long winter we have wonderfully, rich, tender greens to nourish us.
Below is the recipe for the Nettle Soup that we ate.

http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/learn/nettle_leaf.php

Nettle Soup
1 onion, chopped
4 potatoes, scrubbed and cubed
1/2 gallon or more of freshly cut nettle tops
garlic powder, salt and pepper, to taste
3 cups milk or more

 Place onion and potatoes into Dutch-oven with 2 cups of water.  Cook over medium heat until tender.  Add nettles and cook until wilted.  Puree vegetable in blender or food processor.  Add milk to desired consistancy.  Season by adding garlic powder, salt and pepper.  Serve with a dollop of sour cream.

We all love Nettle Soup at our house.  It is a spring delight.  Try it, it's delicious.

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