Mar 10, 2010 Foraging For Nettles This weekend I slipped on some gardening gloves, grabbed a pair of scissors and went foraging for nettles. Not sure about the legality of taking a bag of nettles out of a Seattle park, but they sure tasted good and the price was right. 😉 Post meta AuthorMAS PostedMar 10, 2010 — 5:52 pm CategoriesNutrition Tagsforaging, nettles Next The Minimal Effort Approach Previous Saying Goodbye to Beer
Mar 11, 2010 — 5:20 am
That’s cool! I had no idea you could eat those things or that you would want to. Your reference page says they are high in a lot of great vitamins.
How do they taste?
Mar 11, 2010 — 8:25 am
Like a cross between spinach and seaweed. Add salt.
Mar 11, 2010 — 8:27 am
Nettles do have stingers, so it is pretty labor intensive to pick, clean and blanch. It won’t be a diet staple, but something to have a few times a year.
Mar 11, 2010 — 10:35 am
Oh, I’ve been stung by the damn things many times. So, eating them could be construed as some sort of revenge?
Mar 11, 2010 — 11:21 am
Absolutely. When nature rubs you the wrong way, grab your fork. 😉
Mar 11, 2010 — 12:46 pm
Has someone been listening to Splendid Table? That was a topic discussed last weekend.
Mar 11, 2010 — 12:49 pm
Actually I never heard of the show. I may be the only person in Seattle that doesn’t listen to public radio, but now that I canceled my XM that may change.
Mar 21, 2010 — 8:53 pm
As to the nettles….make sure you eat the roots too. That’s where the beneficial plant sterols that help with BPH live. “Phytomedicine 2007 Aug; 14 (7-8) 568-79”