Friday, April 30, 2010

Stinging Nettles!

Yesterday I took a walk in the woods wearing gloves and armed with a scissors and a bag. I was on a mission to harvest nettles. Why would I want to eat something that causes extreme itching and pain? Well, after a good boil, the sting is gone and I am left with a nutrient rich dinner and tea for the next day. I ate my nettles with Ghee and sea salt. So simple and so yummy!
A few bites to inspire you: Nettles are rich in calcium, iron, Vitamin C, and so much more. In fact, if you research it, it seems to be good for just about anything that might ail you, including asthma and allergy!
Caution: Never harvest anything in the wild unless you have complete confidence in your knowledge.