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Old 05-09-2008, 08:38 AM
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Decided to stop griping about the nettles and do something with them instead...

In case anyone else has nettles in their garden, here's the recipe:

Pastry made of
300 g flour
75 g butter
75 g coconut oil
splosh of water
Salt to taste

Rub the fat, salt and flour together, add enough water to make a stiff pastry, allow to rest for 1/2 hour.

Meanwhile pick and chop a handfull of fresh nettles (with gloves ), add some chopped cabbage, sweet corn, peas and onions, fry up in a pan with some delicious Spainish olive oil (or similar) and salt to taste, put a lid on and allow to simmer for a couple of minutes, then turn off and let cool.

Line a pie tin with the pastry, add the nettle mix and sprinkle with some grated cheese (Gruyere is best).

3 eggs
150 g cream
salt, pepper, nutmeg

Mix and pour over the pie, bake at 240 C for about 15 mins, or 200 C for about 30 mins.

Its very good eaten hot or cold.
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Old 05-09-2008, 10:01 AM
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Nettle Quiche! A fitting end for those nasty plants!
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Old 05-09-2008, 06:09 PM
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Whats a nettle?

and does it taste good?

Dandelions?
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Old 05-09-2008, 09:46 PM
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Whats a nettle?

and does it taste good?

Dandelions?
Hi Dave.............nettles are any one of a number of stinging plants that have fine hairs under the leaf and on the stem. These hairs release formic acid when touched sometimes causing a nasty rash. Believe it or not there is an annual nettle eating contest in Bridport UK.

Dandelions are another useful 'weed'. Mainly as salad greens but can be used to make wine. The UK has a soft drink called Dandelion and Burdock (a type of thistle).............

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Old 05-10-2008, 05:53 AM
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Hey, dandelion wine!! Have you got a recipe for that?
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Old 05-10-2008, 05:58 AM
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Whats a nettle?

and does it taste good?

Dandelions?
You're not being serious are you?

Nettles taste ok, bit like spinach, but I wouldn't want to eat them all on their own. Got a lot of iron in them though, and their supposed to be very good for you (how off puting is that then?)
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Old 05-17-2008, 01:22 AM
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Hey, dandelion wine!! Have you got a recipe for that?
Better than that...............I have several...............

This site is a goldmine of wine-making info.

dandelion wine

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Old 05-17-2008, 09:24 AM
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You could make barrels and barrels of dandelion wine from the weeds in my yard!
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Old 05-18-2008, 01:36 AM
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This is something I'm going to try. If nothing else it'll make me feel better about the dendelions... (picture me running round the garden shouting HA HA, take that!!)
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