Our little family have developed a more refined taste over the years. I asked them if they fancy a spinach soup or a sting nettle soup - its kind of a silly question because I already knew what they would answer - only the very best, when it comes to making choices!
|super green nettle soup on offer in our kitchen only in spring time|
If you haven't tried nettle soup, it's about time. Nettle are considered most dreaded weeds - they sting your skin with their hairy stems/leaves, and it hurts. But I still grow them in my garden because they taste delicious - something like spinach, only better:)
|clean organic stinging nettles in our garden for a nutricious soup ingredients|
It's a perennial plant and in spring time it's the best time to enjoy them as they start their new growth. With a few chopped up potatoes, sautee it with herbs of your choice till the potatoes cook, then add a big bunch of young nettle shoots and top up with boiling water or chicken stock. That's quick nutricious soup all done. My girls like it a bit pureed with immersion blender afterwards.
|so much tarragon and parsley growing in just this little area|
With the nettle soup, you can sprinkle some black pepper and add extra virgin olive oil. This makes it more delicious. Green soup don't stay long in our kitchen - not a drop gets left in the pan either - and nettle soup is only on offer in spring time!
There's just so much good food found in the nooks and crannies of our home garden - I love that we learned to enjoy eating weeds and you actually can't buy them from any shop/supermarket. Got to let weeds grow too! Enjoy your day.