Tuesday, April 03, 2012

A prickly affair

Sunday's forest walk yielded three big bags of fresh springtime nettles. Yep, those same little darlin's that sting like hell if you brush up against them.

Turns out once they're tamed by a bit of steam, they're stingless and amazingly tasty. Kind of like a very strong spinach, probably something Popeye would have enjoyed.

I made up twelve bags of this super springtime tonic for the freezer, though I'll probably use two of them tomorrow, as I'm hungry for some spanakopita -- or, should that be nettle-kopita.

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