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terrace max
Jan 18th, 2007, 11:13 AM
Nettle soup can be delicious. I think it needs some salt and plenty of garlic. Nettles are available in the UK when most other local veg is not (April/May) and it's a great source of iron. In fact, I read somewhere that you shouldn't eat nettles more than once a week for fear of an iron overdose! :eek:

Lots more about nettles here:


Jan 18th, 2007, 12:20 PM
i love wild blackberries in the summer, but only pick them from the very top of the bushes to avoid the dog-related hazards! ;)

Jan 18th, 2007, 12:32 PM
If you give the patch a sniff, and wash the nettles after you've picked them, I would have thought that would help avoid dog-pee related mishaps.

I've made nettle and potato soup a couple of years ago. The nettle flavour wasn't very strong, certainly not unpleasant. I also had some samples of leafu (http://leafcycle.co.uk/leafu.htm) made from nettles and fat hen. I'm not sure if it was coincidence or not but I had a few spots and they seemed to clear up shortly after I'd eaten it.

Jan 18th, 2007, 01:45 PM
That show was great, I love that guy. See when he moved the badger so the other badgers could bury it? Aw.

Jan 18th, 2007, 01:46 PM
Nettles are supposed to be good for hay fever too. Wow, do we need a thread all about nettles? Maybe there is one?

Jan 18th, 2007, 01:53 PM
That show was great, I love that guy. See when he moved the badger so the other badgers could bury it? Aw.

I agree, he was nicer then some people, but he would of quite happily eaten that badger if it wasn't for the fact that it was covered in flies. Also when he was preparing and cooking the first two animals, he kept licking his lips, that was quite annoying.

On a side not, I didn't know badgers got that big, I want one. I also want one of these


How adorable is that :):D

Jan 18th, 2007, 02:59 PM
I think that looks freaky!

Aug 9th, 2009, 10:38 PM
We went out picking brambles and elderberries in an old quarry that is now a nature reserve. Also scored some tiny apples, which had a lovely balance of sweet/sour and a great texture.

Cooked all that lot up together with a squeeze of lemon juice and sugar. Flavour was fantastic.

Served it cold on a warm crumpet with ice cream. Glorious.

Must get more and make jam!