Dried nettles are a wonderful source of the real summer dirt. If you’re like me and you know its going to be a least 5 months before you get to see the bare earth again, despair not! Throw a handful of nettles into a mason jar, top up with hot water. cap it – when the jar is cooled just enough to pick up with your bare hands : DRINK UP.
Here’s a nettle pudding recipe as described by Euell Gibbons in ‘Stalking the Healthful Herbs”
Wrap the following ingredients in a rinsed+ rung cheesecloth
– 2c cooked nettles
– 1c chopped cabbage or brocoli
– 1c raw rice
– 1c ground protein (meat, beans…)
– 1/2c chopped suet (or equivalent)
salt, pepper, your favourite seasonings
drop the bundle in boiling water for 1 hour or hang+steam for 3 hours.
serve like pudding or ‘meatloaf’
i have yet to try this, but when fresh nettles start again, i will report back when i do!
Until then, keep on skiing ❤