Saturday, January 9, 2016
Nettle Soup and Homemade Bread
When it is cold outside, the wind is blowing and the thought of venturing out chills you to the bone we can take comfort in the form of a delicious nutritious soup served with homemade bread. What makes this soup even better is the main ingredient is free, frozen but free. In the Spring we have an abundance of nettles growing all around the place and considering these stingy plants are higher in iron than spinach it would seem rather silly to let them go to waste. In Spring it is on with the rubber gloves and a picking we go. We use them fresh or blanch and freeze for Winter use. Combined with some homemade chicken stock, a few potatoes to thicken, a good few cloves of garlic, an onion, a knob of butter, and milk and seasoning a tasty, body warming soup can be made. Served with warm homemade bread ( Recipe to come) a most delightful low cost nourishing meal can be had.