There is a park near a nature reserve nearby where I discovered what turned out to be wild garlic last year! So this year I wanted to pick some and use it in our Greek briam stew. Oooh, wild garlic, how… wild! How exciting! So off I went to forage in the woods. I was afraid I might feel greedy, picking from an already wilting … Continue reading Wild (garlic) spring
Yesterday conditions were finally perfect: lovely sunshine, no strong winds, a day off: perfect for nettle picking! Nettles are loaded with nutrients, more so than spinach, which they taste like somewhat. They contain far more fibre than spinach and are delicious in soups, quiches, smoothies etc etc. They are a godsend for people who suffer from stress, nervous exhaustion, physical or emotional stress. They are … Continue reading Nettle season is finally here!
Stinging nettles are very good for you, but they are a great herb to use in your diet if you are feeling sluggish, need some extra iron and vitamin C. According to dr. Christopher’s Herbal Legacy, ”Nettle leaf is among the most valuable herbal remedies. Because of its many nutrients, stinging nettle is traditionally used as a spring tonic. It is a slow-acting nutritive herb … Continue reading A spring dish that will give you zing without sting: nettle scrambled eggs ☺