Friday, July 30, 2010
On our last holiday I tried cooking with stinging nettles. Using rubber gloves I picked and then cooked a delicious tomato and nettle pasta sauce to go along with the fresh pasta I cooked with the kids. The heat gets rid of the stinging power. After doing some research on the internet I discovered that nettles have lots of different uses and are incredibly healthy.
I asked my dad to get me some more and today I cooked some nettle pesto and I'm brewing some traditional stinging nettle beer. It should be ready in a few days so I'll keep you updated.
The pesto was pretty yum but I do have tingling fingers from being stung despite wearing rubber gloves. Not your average vegetable.