So recently (actually quite a long while ago but I’m nothing if not a procrastinator), we had a 20 mile cookalong. I had Jennifer down to sample all the delights of the locality, but whilst we had a gap in the cooking time, we decided to have a wee stroll around the gardens. It just so happened that in the garden/field beside oour veg patch had quite the patch of rather green and young looking nettles. So I donned a pair of rubber gloves and with extreme care and absolutely no stings (woohoo) I gathered a bagful. Foraging within 100metres, great fun.
I used a recipe from one of my (if not my alltime) favourite books of the moment: Forgotten skills of cooking, by Darina Allen. If you don’t own this book, for the love of food go and get it. I’ve kindly linked you to Amazon in the title there!
Without further ado, this is what you need
110g chopped onions
150g of potatoes, chopped and peeled
Salt and pepper
1litre of chicken stock
150g young nettles, which you should wash well and chop up
150mls full cream milk (we have the best milk in the north west, I swear!)
What to do:
The result is a startling green and amazingly fresh flavoured soup. I personally think a cube of feta crumbled over the top makes it rather beautiful!
In other news, at the request of people needing cute fix:
Kitteh can FLY!
‘S’ok, I haz this! Go ahead… Make mai day’