Sunday, 25 April 2010

Nettle Soup – An Earth Day Recipe (better late than never)

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4 comments:

jenny said...

I love this idea - taking something that is growing naturally and using it to cook with. I don't think we have nettles here though. For any Australians reading, we have been making bottle brush cordial - the kids collect bottle brush on our walks, and then you leave them in a glass of water overnight, remove the bottle brush and voila! Bush tucker :)

Debi said...

I love this idea but don't think my 5 yo would be willing to experiment. I'll have to see how he responds to eating the (unfamiliar) veggies we just planted in the garden! :)

CreativeSTAR said...

Yes, children are quite funny about food. I thought my son and the fussy eaters in the school would never let the soup pass their lips. But I think the novelty of picking nettles that sting and then being able to eat them safely...I think curiosity got the better of them.

I'm pleased you don't have any nettles, Jenny...after all there's so many other invasive European species on your continent...I suppose you've enough other plants and animals that can prick, sting and give a nasty bites!

Sam said...

Hi! I am preparing to cook this soup on our firebowl tomorrow with our youngest class at school. Also making small bread rolls to eat at the same time. Will let you know how we get on!