Friday, March 6, 2009
Stinging Nettles: Love and Hate
The first nettles of the year are in and they're going on the menu tonight in a Cream of Parsnip and Nettle Soup. I like the mild, green, herbal, almost spinach-like flavor of nettles, which never fail to remind me of spring, but I hate the stingers. Despite double gloving yesterday, I can still feel where my thumbs got bit a couple of times. Ouch! Reminds me of close encounters of the nettle kind when I was a kid.